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  • The Rituals of Hajj: Symbols of Tawheed - I

    In Islam, the greatest obligation placed upon every human being is Tawheed (to have belief in the oneness of Allah The Almighty, and to act in accordance to it). Tawheed helps one attain felicity in this life and the Hereafter; without it, one’s lot will be misery and hardship. At no stage of the Prophet’s  sallallaahu  `alayhi  wa  sallam ( may  Allaah exalt his mention ) .. More

  • The Farewell Hajj: Discussing Human Rights - III

    … Continued The Prophet, sallallaahu ‘alayhi wa sallam, did not leave out women in his farewell speech; he said: “Fear Allah in your dealings with women, for they are entrusted to you.”[Muslim] This shows how Islam honoured the woman as a mother, wife and daughter, taking care of her from her birth until her death. Moreover,.. More

  • The Farewell Hajj: Discussing Human Rights - II

    … Continued Today’s civilization, more accurately the shockingly materialistic modern civilisation, propagates its own set of principles regarding human rights. It is a fact that these rights are weak, deficient and geared only towards greed, even at the expense of religion and morals. Moreover, these rights are not underpinned by faith,.. More

  • The Farewell Hajj: Discussing Human Rights – I

    On his last (farewell) Hajj, a year before his death, the Prophet, sallallaahu ‘alayhi wa sallam, delivered a beautiful, poignant Khutbah (sermon). The principles and ideals mentioned in the Khutbah were not empty slogans but the same principles that he had propagated from the dawn of Islam, when he was vulnerable, oppressed and with few followers... More

  • Hajj Timeline

    8th of Thul-Hijjah · It is recommended to take a bath and apply perfume if one is intending to perform Hajj. · It is recommended to articulate one’s intention by saying, "Labbayka Allahuma Hajjan (O Allah! In response to your call I perform Hajj).” · One should proceed to Mina, spend the night there and not.. More

  • Hajj: Lessons for Life - III

    … Continued 10. Getting used to utilizing time Time is the capital of humans and it is the greatest thing that should not be wasted or neglected. During Hajj, pilgrims do great deeds in a period of time that might not exceed four days in different places that are far from each other and crowded. This shows that humans have great.. More

  • Hajj: Lessons for Life - II

    … Continued 5. Getting used to Du‘aa’ The Hajj trip is a great opportunity for Du‘aa’ and supplicating Allah The Almighty as pilgrims have many merits that make their Du‘aa’ more likely to be answered. This is because pilgrims supplicate during honored days and at honored places. Moreover, supplicating.. More

  • Hajj: Lessons for Life - I

    There are many lessons that could be learned from Hajj and that have great benefits for individuals and the entire Ummah (Muslim nation). Dear reader, the following are some of these lessons: 1. Gaining piety (fear of Allah The Almighty) Piety is the aim of Hajj and the best of all matters as Allah The Almighty Advised the former and the latter.. More

  • The Muslim Family at Hajj

    Allah The Almighty made Hajj obligatory and one of the pillars of Islam which He approved as a religion for humankind. This rite entails great wisdom, lessons, admonition, purification, exclusive instructions, interesting benefits and amazing scenes. Hajj is the unique journey in which the Muslim travels with his heart, body and property to the Secure.. More

  • The Shining Aspects of Hajj - II

    In Chapter Al-Baqarah, Allah The Almighty 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. And whatever good you do - Allah Knows it. And take provisions, but.. More

  • The Shining Aspects of Hajj - I

    The two testimonies of faith as well as other rituals that constitute the five pillars of Islam are the basis on which all other religious obligations depend to form the edifice of Islam with a strong structure and firm foundation. One's righteous deeds are not accepted unless they are based on the five pillars of Islam. Allah The Almighty has imposed.. More

  • The Numbered Days

    Allah The Exalted Says (what means): {Andremember Allah during [specific] numbered days. Then whoever hastens [his departure] in two days – there is no sin upon him; and whoever delays [until the third] – there is no sin upon him – for him who fears Allah. And fear Allah and know that unto Him you will be gathered.} [Quran 2:203] The.. More

  • The Muslim Woman at Hajj

    The rites of Hajj include many actions that commemorate women. For example, Sa‘y between As-Safa and Al-Marwah commemorates what our mother Haajar, may Allah exalt her mention, did. Zamzam water gushed forth from the earth by the mercy of Allah The Almighty in response to her supplications to Allah The Almighty in order to quench her and her son’s.. More

  • The Blessed Days Are Approaching, Get Ready - II

    Fifth pause for reflection: The attributes of the first ten days of Thul-Hijjah: 1- Allah The Exalted swore by the first ten days of Thul-Hijjah. Allah The Exalted Says (what means): {By the dawn*And [by] ten nights…} [Quran 89:1-5] Indisputably, the fact that Allah The Exalted swore by the first ten days of Thul-Hijjah reflects their great.. More

  • The Blessed Days Are Approaching, Get Ready - I

    Blessed days are approaching, the days of Tahleel (saying La ilaaha illallaah: There is no deity worthy of worship but Allah), Takbeer (saying Allahu Akbar: Allah is The Greatest), Tasbeeh (saying: Subhaanallaah: Glory be to Allah) and Tahmeed (saying Al-Hamdulillaah: All praise is due to Allah). They are days of submission, imploring, shedding tears.. More

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