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  • The Inner Dimensions of Hajj - I

    Allah The Exalted Says (what means): {Hajj is [during] well-known months, so whoever has made Hajj obligatory upon himself therein [by entering the state of Ihraam], there is [to be for him] no sexual relations and no disobedience and no disputing during Hajj.} [Quran 2: 197] In a Hadeeth (narration), it is narrated that the Prophet, sallallaahu 'alayhi.. More

  • The Inner Dimensions of Hajj - II

    The opposite of discipline is disorder, indiscipline, violation and transgression. This has dangerous effects within oneself as well as within the Muslim community. Let us reflect on this great advice from the beloved Prophet, sallallaahu ‘alayhi wa sallam, which indicates that external and internal order are firmly connected. It is a red signal.. More

  • The Essence of Islamic upbringing in the Hajj – I

    During the Hajj months, a Muslim starts his blessed journey from the the Meeqaat (place of entering the sacral state). He determines his intention and chooses one of the three types of Hajj: Tamattu‘, Ifraad or Qiraan. Likewise, when the Muslim ends the Hajj journey, he has two options, either hastening at the end of the 12th day of Thul-Hijjah.. More

  • The Essence of Islamic Upbringing in the Hajj - II

    Sixth: When a Muslim touches the Black Stone, he feels tranquility and looks for the promise of the Prophet, sallallaahu ‘alayhi wa sallam, in the Hadeeth (narration): "Wiping over them (the Black Stone and the Yamaani Corner) removes sins completely." [Ahmad] Seventh: When the caller to Allah The Almighty reflects on the Sunnah (Prophetic.. More

  • The purpose of good morals - II

    Good Morals and Faith It was narrated in a Hadeeth that the Prophet, sallallaahu 'alayhi wa sallam, said: “Faith consists of more than seventy branches, the most excellent of which is the declaration that there is none worthy of worship but Allah, and the humblest of which is the removal of what is harmful from people’s way. Bashfulness.. More

  • Self-discipline – the path to bliss

    A person in this worldly life is in an ongoing struggle against adversaries, both visible and unseen, though the latter may sometimes be more destructive than the former. Therefore, one should always be alert and cautious. In fact, a person’s own self is his or her most hostile enemy that incites him or her to satisfy every whim and obtain every.. More

  • Restraining anger

    People may wrong each other in various ways using their tongues, hands or other parts of the body. This may occur in their financial or non-financial actions. This may afflict the person himself, his honor, wealth, property or family. If a person reacts to these wrongdoings he will at first blush, and then avenge himself and his desires. As a consequence,.. More

  • Seeking Allah’s reward: The merchandise of the sincere

    Undoubtedly, whatever Allah The Almighty promises a person is the best and everlasting too, as He The Almighty Says (what means): {But what is with Allah is better and more lasting for those who have believed and upon their Lord rely.}[Quran 42:36] Not only will a person find the complete reward for the good deeds he has offered with Him, but he will.. More

  • Manners of the people of the Quran

    Memorizing the Quran is one of the greatest blessings of Allah The Almighty upon His slave. Thus, one must thank its Giver, so that He will bless it for him and make it of benefit to him. Furthermore, all those who have memorized the Quran should follow its guidance, adopt its morals and apply its manners. This was aptly represented in the personality.. More

  • The purpose of good morals - I

    Pleasing Allah The Almighty is the purpose behind our words, actions, movement, stillness, and even our refraining from vices and adopting virtue. The purpose of good morals is also to refine and purify our souls so that they would then be worthy of being called through the gates of Paradise with (what means): {Peace be upon you; you have become pure;.. More

  • Anger is an ember from Satan

    Undoubtedly, being able to restrain one’s self when stirred by anger is true heroism that no one but a person of strong faith, high caliber, and strong will can do. It is not easy for an angry person to control himself, restrain his anger and refrain from punishing the one who enraged him. Therefore, the Prophet, sallallaahu ‘alayhi wa sallam,.. More

  • Hajj: Ancient journey in modern times

    As the fifth pillar of Islam, Hajj is a must for those faithful who are physically and financially able to make the journey. Over the years, the numerical rise of the pilgrims has been phenomenal. From the hundred thousand plus who performed Hajj with the Prophet, sallallaahu alayhi wa sallam, in 10 A. H., we have some 2.5 million doing so today every.. More

  • Hajj: A message to mankind

    This is the season of the greatest of spiritual journeys, held dear in the heart of every Muslim. For five thousand years and more, Hajj has lived on as the grand meeting of man's most intense and sustained remembrance of his Lord. For more than 1400 years, since the last days of the Prophet Muhammad, sallallaahu alayhi wa sallam, each year it has.. More

  • Reminiscing Hajj

    Just a single thought about the Hajj causes me to lower my head and tears fill my eyes. I try to talk about it, but my throat chokes-up and I feel my heart soften inside my chest. I have been blessed to attend the Hajj three times now in my lifetime, but I still desire a fourth. My memories take me back there again. Allahu Akbar! I can still hear the.. More

  • Experiences from Hajj and Al-Quds

    I had many experiences during the Hajj. The first one was when I first saw the Ka’bah. It was a beautiful sight to see, shrouded in the black and gold Kiswah (drape) with the names of Allah sewn onto it. When the ‘Asr Athaan was sounded, it was most beautiful sound I have ever heard. When it had started, life came to a standstill. After.. More

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