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  • Preparing for Hajj and ‘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 (The Pilgrimage to Makkah). Abu Hurayrah  may  Allaah  be  pleased  with  him narrated that “The Prophet  sallallaahu  `alayhi  wa  sallam ( may  Allaah exalt his mention ) was asked,.. More

  • The Greatest Objective of Hajj - IV

    … Continued Therefore, this is a real alteration in formatting and molding the human in every aspect relevant to thought, mind, heart, soul, words and deeds. Then, this change will be reflected upon the entire Ummah, as Allah The Almighty Says about us and as the Prophet, sallallahu ‘alayhi wa sallam, taught us that we are the Ummah of.. More

  • The Greatest Objective of Hajj - III

    … Continued The Prophet, sallaallahu ‘alayhi wa sallam, wanted to implant and establish this principle. At that time the polytheists and those new to Islam were keen to closely watch and follow the acts of the Prophet, sallaallahu ‘alayhi wa sallam. When the Prophet, sallaallahu ‘alayhi wa sallam, proceeded to Mount ‘Arafah,.. More

  • The Greatest Objective of Hajj - II

    … Continued Jaabir, may Allaah be pleased with him, narrated that, “When the Prophet, sallallaahu ‘alayhi wa sallam, assumed Ihraam (ritual consecration for Hajj), he pronounced the Talbiyyah that confirms the Oneness of Allah (saying): 'Labbayka Allahumma labbayk; labbayk la shareeka laka labbayk; inna al-Hamda wa-n-i‘mata.. More

  • The Greatest Objective of Hajj - I

    Worshipping Allah The Almighty alone, making one’s heart Allah-conscious, having tongues oft-remembering of Allah, having the body's organs preoccupied with fulfilling the rituals of Hajj and spending effort and wealth in every aspect drawing the person nearer to Allah are the greatest goals behind the great Hajj. This is a novel arrangement.. More

  • What is Hajj (Pilgrimage)?

    The word Hajj, linguistically, means heading to a place for the sake of visiting; in Islamic terminology, it implies heading to Makkah to observe the rituals of pilgrimage. Hajj is obligated by Allah upon every Muslim, male and female, who is physically and financially capable. It is obligatory only once during the lifetime of a Muslim. Allah The Almighty.. More

  • The Prophet's acts of worship during Hajj -I

    Introduction Hajj is one of the most prominent forms of worship in Islam. It is an embodiment of true following of the Prophet's, sallallaahu alayhi wa sallam, example. Unfortunately, it has recently become apparent that too much emphasis is being placed upon rulings pertaining to common mistakes committed by pilgrims during Hajj, and to what validates.. More

  • The Prophet's acts of worship during Hajj -II

    4- Heeding Allah's hudood (limits) Heeding Allah's limits is the highest degree of piety. It is an indication of true belief, and a sign of perfect submission to Allah. The Prophet, sallallaahu alayhi wa sallam, more than anyone else, was a strict observant of Allah's limits. He, sallallaahu alayhi wa sallam, was the most devout of all, and used to.. More

  • Preparing for Hajj and ‘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

  • The ‘Eed Prayer

    First: The ‘Eed Prayer consists of two Rak’ahs (units of prayer). Ibn ‘Umar, may Allaah be pleased with him, said: “The traveller's prayer consists of two Rak’ahs; the Al-Adh-ha ('Eed) prayer consists of two Rak’ahs and the Al-Fitr ('Eed) prayer consists of two Rak’ahs. They are complete prayers (in this form).. More

  • The significance of the month of Sha’ban

    All perfect praise be to Allah, The Lord of the Worlds. I testify that there is none worthy of worship except Allah, and that Muhammad, sallallaahu 'alayhi wa sallam, is His slave and Messenger. The actions of people are presented to Allah in the month of Sha’ban, so the Prophet, sallallaahu 'alayhi wa sallam, used to fast repeatedly in this.. More

  • The month of Sha’baan - I

    Sha’ban is the name of the (eighth) month, and it is so called because in this month the Arabs used to disperse (tasha’aba) in search of water, or it was said that they dispersed to carry out raids and forays. Or it was said that it is so called because it sha’aba (branches out or emerges) i.e., it appears between the months of Rajab.. More

  • The month of Sha’ban - II

    Another benefit of fasting in Sha’ban is that it is a kind of training for the Ramadan fast, in case a person finds it difficult to fast when Ramadan starts; if he fasts in Sha’ban he will have gotten used to fasting and he will feel strong and energetic when Ramadan comes. Sha’ban is like an introduction to Ramadan and it has some.. More

  • Fasting during Sha’ban

    This is the great month of Sha`ban, most of which our beloved Prophet, sallallaahu ‘alayhi wa sallam, used to fast. It is of paramount importance for us to keep alive this Sunnah and use it to get ready for the best time of the year to be a Muslim and feel like a Muslim—the month following this one, blessed Ramadan. And what can be a better.. More

  • Sha'baan: A Blessed Month that People Neglect - III

    It was narrated on the authority of ‘Ikrimah, may Allah have mercy upon him, and other scholars of Tafseer(exegesis) that the verse in which Allah The Exalted Says (what means): {On that night is made distinct every precise matter}[Quran 44:4] refers to the night of mid-Sha’baan. The correct interpretation is that it refers to the Night.. More

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