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  • Reflections on the Hajj of the Prophet, sallallaahu ‘alayhi wa sallam

    Allah The Almighty Commanded His servants in many verses of the Quran to follow His Prophet  sallallaahu  `alayhi  wa  sallam ( may  Allaah exalt his mention ); He Says (what means): {And whatever the Messenger has given you - take; and what he has forbidden you - refrain from.} [Quran 59:7] Allah The Almighty Made compliance with His Prophet  sallallaahu  `alayhi  wa  sallam ( may  Allaah exalt his mention ) .. More

  • Labbayka La Shareeka Lak… - II

    If we wanted to describe the religion of Islam in one word, we would say that it is the religion of Tawheed (Monotheism). The basic rule of this religion is to worship Allah The Almighty Alone, direct oneself towards Him and fight all types of Shirk (associationism) so that worship would be acknowledged for Allah Alone and the earth would be purified.. More

  • 'A Pilgrimage to the House'

    Allah The Almighty Says (what means): {And [due] to Allah from the people is a pilgrimage to the House -- for whoever is able to find thereto a way. But whoever disbelieves -- then indeed, Allah is free from need of the worlds.} [Quran 3:97] Allah The Almighty started this verse and the verse before it by dealing with the virtues of the House (Ka'bah).. More

  • Etiquettes of Hajj

    There are a set of etiquettes and recommendations that a person who intends to perform Hajj must observe and adhere to in order for his rituals to be accomplished according to what is permissible under the Sharee‘ah, and for his Hajj to be accepted by Allah. The first of these is that the person intending to perform Hajj should intend, by his.. More

  • Virtues of the First Ten Days of Thul-Hijjah

    Allah The Exalted alone is the creator of this universe, and none but Him is entitled to choose how this universe should be run and ruled. Allah The Almighty says (what means):{And your Lord creates what He wills and chooses; not for them was the choice. Exalted is Allah and High above what they associate with Him.} [Quran 28-68] Allah The Exalted.. More

  • Etiquettes of visiting the Prophet's Mosque

    Visiting the Prophet's Mosque is recommended at any time of the year, whether before Hajj or after it. The Prophet, sallallaahu ‘alayhi wa sallam, said: “Do not set out on a journey [for worshipping purposes] except to three Mosques: My Mosque, the Sacred Mosque [in Makkah], and Al-Aqsa Mosque [in Jerusalem].”[Muslim] This is because.. More

  • Hajj is during Well-Known Months

    Allah The Almighty Says (what means): {Hajj is [during] well-known months, so whoever has madeHajj 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 duringHajj. And whatever good you do - Allah knows it. And take provisions, but indeed, the best provision.. More

  • Etiquettes of visiting Al-Masjid Al-Haraam (The Sacred Mosque)

    There are many etiquettes a Muslim should observe whenever he visits Al-Masjid Al-Haraam. They are the same etiquettes to be observed in any mosque, yet in the case of Al-Masjid Al-Haraam, they are even more honored due to its high position and supreme rank and sanctity. Among those etiquettes are the following: 1- To enter with the right foot.. More

  • The quest of the Pilgrim

    From the steppes of Caucasia and the lands of the Moors, from the smallest village in Xinxiang and the farthest in Brazil, from black Africa, brown Asia and white Europe, from all races and languages, millions of people, men and women, old and young, rich and poor, individually and in groups, light and heavy, and using all means of transportation, set.. More

  • The meaning and purpose of sacrifice on 'Eed

    What is AI-Ud-hiyyah? The Arabic word Ud-hiyyah' comes from the trilateral Arabic root daad • haa • alif, represented here as d • h • aa, signifying mid-morning. The linguistic meaning of al-udhiyyah is the animal that is slaughtered the day of 'Eed-Al-Ad-haa. In Sharee`ah, divinely revealed Law, Udhiyyah means the ritual sacrifice.. More

  • Overall summary and tips

    Hajj has always been referred to as the trip of a life time. I always wondered why this trip to a barren land was so spectacular and such a life altering journey. Alhamdulillaah, I now know. By the grace of Allah Almighty, I was able to visit the holy cities, Makkah and Madeenah during 2006 – 2007 with my beloved wife and was able to perform.. More

  • Helpful advice for Pilgrims

    Allah, The Most 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] 1- Consciousness of Allah The best way to please Allah.. More

  • Preparing for Hajj & ‘Umrah – I

    Every year, millions of Muslims make the journey of their lifetime. They come from all over the world for the sole purpose of fulfilling one of Allah’s greatest commandments to mankind – the Hajj. Abu Hurayrah, may Allah be pleased with him, narrated that “The Prophet, sallallaahu alayhi wa sallam, was asked, ‘Which is the best.. More

  • Preparing for Hajj & ‘Umrah – II

    After preparing oneself internally and financially for one of the most important events in the life of a Muslim, the pilgrim must plan and make actual logistic decisions regarding his/her journey. While one can always make the trip by himself or with a small group of individuals close to him, in this modern day this is not always the best choice. It.. More

  • How to make your Hajj accepted

    Many Hadeeths were narrated to show the great virtue of Hajj and its great reward. Some Hadeeths described the complete Hajj as the accepted Hajj. The Prophet, sallallaahu ‘alayhi wa sallam, said: “The accepted Hajj has no other reward but Paradise.” [Al-Bukhari] Hence, you are in need, dear pilgrim, to know the signs of the accepted.. More

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