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  • Beyond Rituals: The Ultimate Goals and Intents of Hajj – IV

    Worldly and otherworldly benefits Muslims view the material world as a bridge to the Hereafter. A Muslim needs this world and employs it to achieve his legitimate this-worldly and other-worldly goals. To that effect, a Muslim does not renounce, disdain or withdraw from this world. Rather, he partakes of it, controls and harnesses it but never allows.. More

  • Beyond Rituals: The Ultimate Goals and Intents of Hajj – III

    Submitting to Allah: Going all the Way A Muslim is, by definition, one that honors the Religion of Allah and places it before anything else. He or she never allows contradicting human's views to take precedence over Allah's Commands. A Muslim sees the Sharee'ah (Islamic Law) as infallible; accepts and submits to all of its dictations even when it is.. More

  • Beyond Rituals: The Ultimate Goals and Intents of Hajj – II

    Emigrating to Allah One may look at Hajj as a physical-spiritual journey to Allah, because in essence, a pilgrim parts with his loved ones, wealth and work and heads to the Sacred Places hoping for Allah's reward and forgiveness. Hajj is also a way of commitment in which one demonstrates his/her determination to freeing one's self from wrong and bad,.. More

  • Beyond Rituals: The Ultimate Goals and Intents of Hajj – I

    Allah Almighty Says in the Noble Quran (what means): {And proclaim to the people Hajj [the pilgrimage]; they will come to you on foot and on every lean camel; they will come from every distant pass. That they may witness benefits for themselves and mention the Name of Allah on known days over what He has provided for them of [sacrificial] animals. So.. More

  • Hijaamah (Cupping) for the fasting person

    Shaddaad ibn Aws, may Allah be pleased with him, related: “The Prophet, sallallaahu ‘alayhi wa sallam, took me by the hand and we passed by a man on whom cupping was being performed, in Al-Baqee’, on the eighteenth of Ramadan. Upon seeing that, the Messenger of Allah, sallallaahu ‘alayhi wa sallam, said, ‘The one cupping.. More

  • Kissing and foreplay for the fasting person

    ‘Aa’ishah, may Allah be pleased with her, reported, “The Prophet, sallallaahu ‘alayhi wa sallam, used to kiss and embrace [his wives] while fasting, but his ability to control his desires was greater than any of you.” Another version reads, “The Prophet, sallallaahu ‘alayhi wa sallam, would kiss [his spouses].. More

  • The ruling on vomiting by a fasting person

    Abu Hurayrah, may Allah be pleased with him, narrated that the Prophet, sallallaahu ‘alayhi wa sallam, said, “If a fasting person has a sudden attack of vomiting, he is not required to make up for that day; but, if he throws up intentionally, he must make up for it.” [Abu Daawood] Ma‘daan ibn Talhah, may Allah have mercy upon.. More

  • Al-Madeenah Al-Munawwarah - IV

    The Masjid of the Prophet, sallallaahu alayhi wa sallam The first thing a visitor of Madeenah sees upon entering it is the Mosque of the Prophet, sallallaahu alayhi wa sallam, with its ten towering minarets. It is the second most sacred Mosque in Islam, and one of only three Mosques around the world to which a Muslim may undertake a journey to visit... More

  • Al-Madeenah Al-Munawwarah - III

    Significance of Madeenah Madeenah is the land of Hijrah and home of the Muhajiroon and the Ansaar. It is the first city, capital and country of Islam, and the place from which the light of guidance spread to all corners of the world. It is the place honored by the presence of the Prophet, sallallaahu alayhi wa sallam, when he was living in it, and.. More

  • Al-Madeenah Al-Munawwarah - II

    The Beginnings According to scholars and historians, before the Hijrah (emigration from Makkah to Madeenah) of Prophet Muhammad, sallallaahu alayhi wa sallam, and his Companions, may Allaah be pleased with them, Madeenah was not much of a developed or urbanized city, that is, in the demographic, construction and business sense. It is said that the.. More

  • Al-Madeenah Al-Munawwarah - I

    Located in the Western coast of the Arabian Peninsula, in the region known as Hijaaz, about 90 miles East of the Red Sea shores, and 290 miles north of Makkah, Madeenah, the city of the Prophet Muhammad, sallallaahu alayhi wa sallam, has a very dear place in the heart of every Muslim. Al-Madeenah Al-Munawwarah, Al-Barrah, Al-Jaberah, and Taybah, are.. More

  • Being Conscious of Allah – II

    The Islamic Scholars have Divided Wara’ into Three Levels: 1) Refraining from prohibitions; and this applies to all people. 2) Refraining from doubtful matters; and this is practiced by a smaller number of people. 3) Refraining from permissible matters, by doing only those which are necessary for ones survival; and this is practiced only by.. More

  • Being Conscious of Allah – III

    The Benefits of Wara’ Piety is an outcome of being fearful of Allah, and piety in turn results in the person becoming ascetic, and there are many other benefits to being pious, such as: * Protecting oneself from the punishment of Allah and having peace of mind and tranquility. * Preventing one from indulging in prohibitions. * Keeping.. More

  • Being Conscious of Allah – I

    Islamically, Wara’, or being conscious of Allah, is to refrain from that which you suspect may be a sin, thus being on the safe side; it is also to refrain from following one’s base desires and being wary of whims. Imam Ibn Taymiyyah, may Allaah have mercy upon him, said referring to it: “It is to refrain from that which you fear the.. More

  • Sacrifice of Al-Adh-Ha

    1.Its definition: The sacrifices are the sheep, camels or cows that are slaughtered on the day of Al- Adh-Ha 'Eed and the days of At-Tashreeq, approaching Allah, The Most Exalted. 2. Its legality: The sacrifice is an obligatory tradition on the family of every Muslim house whose people are able to do it. This is due to the Saying of Allah,.. More

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Hijaamah (Cupping) for the fasting person

Shaddaad ibn Aws, may Allah be pleased with him, related: “The Prophet, sallallaahu ‘alayhi wa sallam, took me by the hand and we passed by a man on whom cupping was being performed, in Al-Baqee’,...More