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  • Hajj: A Means of Affirming Tawheed

    Allah The Almighty commanded His Prophet  sallallaahu  `alayhi  wa  sallam ( may  Allaah exalt his mention ) Saying (what means): {Say, "Indeed, my prayer, my rites of sacrifice, my living and my dying are for Allah, Lord of the worlds. No partner has He. And this I have been commanded, and I am the first [among you] of the Muslims.} [Quran 6:162-163] There is absolutely.. More

  • Hajj: Benefits in the World and the Hereafter

    The individual benefits of Hajj are undeniable and indisputable, for Hajj purifies souls, frees them from the factors that cause weakness and refines them by its insistence upon quitting sins and misdeeds and enabling a person to taste the pleasure of being near Allah The Almighty and privately supplicating to and praising Him at the places He Himself.. More

  • So Many Riders, but Only a Few Pilgrims!

    Among the precious words and wise sayings reported from the righteous predecessors like Ibn ‘Umar, may Allaah be pleased with him, Shurayh, may Allaah have mercy upon him, and others is their saying when they saw what the pilgrims innovated in their times, “So many riders, but only a few pilgrims!” The difference between the rider.. More

  • A Program of Da’wah During the Hajj Season

    Hajj is a profitable season for Da’wah where the callers to Allah The Almighty and reformers can give Da’wah and guide people. During this season, people are not preoccupied with the worldly life and its pleasures. The scenes and rituals of Hajj have a significant effect on the hearts of all pilgrims, who realize firsthand the dire need.. More

  • Hajj is a Reflection of the Ummah‎

    One of the advantages of a mirror is that it reflects the reality of things clearly and precisely. A person who has a mirror takes care to keep it clean and shiny so that when he looks in the mirror, if he were to see anything amiss such as dirty clothes or the like, he would know that the mirror has nothing to do with this as it is just reflects reality... More

  • 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

  • Behavioral and Educational Purposes of Hajj‎‎

    ‎‎Education is the behavior that man displays everyday. Thus, if it is said that Islamic rulings educate Muslims, it would be the truth, as all Islamic rulings aim at educating man in Divine etiquette that suits man's innate nature and acquaints him with the rights of Allah The Almighty, his duties towards himself and towards others, and the.. 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

  • The Art of Hajj - I

    All perfect praise is due to Allah, and may He exalt the mention of the final Prophet, after whom there will be no others. The season of Hajj is coming and its blessed days have approached us. They are witnesses to what people will fill them with. Some people will fill them with good deeds: great acts that draw one closer to Allah such as prayers,.. More

  • The Art of Hajj - II

    … Continued The first lesson: Hajj is for the sake of Allah, Lord of the Worlds: This is the cornerstone of this school. It is a clear declaration and the great news of devotion to the unity of Allah, the Lord of the Worlds. It is declaring Tawheed (Islamic monotheism) from the first moment of performing the rituals till the last moment when.. More

  • The Art of Hajj - III

    … Continued The third lesson: Accurate standards and criteria. Pilgrims gather in one place despite their differences in nationalities, colors and languages. They wear the same clothes, worship the same Lord, share water and bread, and neighbor one another in residence, overnight stay, and travelling in these sacred places. The western Muslim.. More

  • Lessons Drawn from Hajj - III

    … Continued 8) Hajj makes one accustomed to Du‘aa’ (supplication): Allah The Almighty is near and responds to the invocation of the supplicants. The Messenger of Allah, sallallaahu ‘alayhi wa sallam, explained that the generosity of Allah The Almighty is great and that He, The Exalted, responds to the invocations of the.. More

  • Lessons Drawn from Hajj - II

    ....Continued 5)Hajj reminds one of the Day of Resurrection: When the pilgrims march from Mina to ‘Arafat and from ‘Arafat to Muzdalifah and then to Mina, they march at the same time and towards the same direction, a scene that reminds the Muslim of the Day of Resurrection. Allah The Almighty has likened the marching of the people.. More

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