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  • The Prophet’s treatment of the people during Hajj

    The manner in which the Prophet  sallallaahu  `alayhi  wa  sallam ( may  Allaah exalt his mention ) treated his people during the Hajj is indeed astonishingly magnanimous. He  sallallaahu  `alayhi  wa  sallam ( may  Allaah exalt his mention ) educated and led the masses simultaneously. It is needless to say that his deeds always measured up to his teachings. Every thing he  sallallaahu  `alayhi  wa  sallam ( may  Allaah exalt his mention ) did was an indication.. More

  • Pilgrimage: The Fifth Pillar of Islam

    Pilgrimage was ordained in the sixth year after the migration of the Prophet, sallallaahu alayhi wa sallam. It suffices for a pilgrim to do it once in a lifetime, and performing it more than once is voluntary. A Pilgrim whose Hajj is accepted by Allah is given the good tidings that he would return with all his sins being forgiven. The Prophet, sallallaahu.. More

  • How to Perform 'Umrah'

    What is Umrah? In Arabic, the word ‘Umrah is derived from I‘timar which means a visit. However, ‘Umrah in Islamic terminology, means paying a visit to Ka’bah, performing Tawaf (circumambulation) around it, walking between Safa and Marwah seven times. A performer of ‘Umrah puts off his Ihram by having his hair shaved or.. More

  • Lessons Drawn from the Obligation of Hajj - I

    The days of Hajj passed, its rituals are over and most of the pilgrims returned home, carrying the memories of their journey to the House of Allah The Almighty. However, if the rituals of Hajj are over, its benefits and objectives are not and will never come to an end. A Christian missionary once said: Islam will remain the strong rock that will destroy.. More

  • Lessons Drawn from the Obligation of Hajj - II

    The Prophet, sallallaahu ‘alayhi wa sallam, also said: - "All of my Ummah will enter Paradise except those who refuse." It was said, "O Messenger of Allah, who are those who refuse?" He said, "Whoever obeys me will enter Paradise and whoever disobeys me has refused." - "Whoever does any action that is not.. More

  • Restrictions for a Person in the State of Ihraam - II

    Clipping nails, shaving, cutting or removing hair: This is restricted regardless of the means with which they are done, and regarding the hair, then the restriction applies whether it is from the head or any other part of the body. Allah Says (what means): {And do not shave your heads until the Hady (offering) reaches the place of sacrifice…}.. More

  • Restrictions for a Person in the State of Ihraam - I

    A person in the state of Ihraam is a person who made intention and entered into one of the two sacred rituals, Hajj or 'Umrah, accompanied by the removal of normal clothing and putting on special clothing and then reciting the Talbiyyah. There are certain restrictions that apply to the one who assumes this state. The following are the acts that.. More

  • 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. Abu Hurayrah, may Allaah be pleased with him, narrated that “The Prophet, sallallaahu alayhi wa sallam, was asked, ‘Which is the best.. 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