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Hajj notes

Hajj notes (Printable PDF)

In The Name of Allaah, The Most Merciful, The Bestower of Mercy First and foremost I thank The Almighty Allah for having granted me the beneficial knowledge, health, wealth and time and all other uncounted Mercy and Blessings, without which we can achieve nothing. Allah (Subhanahu Ta’ala) says in the Quran: “Verily, the first House (of worship) appointed for mankind was that at Bakkah (Makkah), full of blessing, and a guidance for Al-‘Alamin (the mankind and jinns). In it are manifest signs (for example), the Maqam (place) of Ibrahim (Abraham); whosoever enters it, he attains security. And Hajj (pilgrimage to Makkah) to the House (Ka’bah) Read more ...
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Hajj, an Obligation

Allah (Subhanahu Ta’ala) says in the Quran: "O mankind! Fear your Lord and be dutiful to Him! Verily, the earthquake of the Hour (of Judgement) is a terrible thing. The Day you shall see it, every nursing mother will forget her nursling, and every pregnant one will drop her load, and you shall see mankind as in a drunken state, yet they will not be drunken, but severe will be the Torment of Allah. And among mankind is he who disputes concerning Allah, without knowledge, and follows every rebellious (disobedient to Allah) Shaitan (devil) (devoid of each and every kind of good)." [Surah al-Hajj, 22:1-3] These opening ayat in Surah al-Hajj are a Read more ...

The Owners of the Elephant

The Owners of the Elephant The Year of the Elephant: April 20, 571 AD “Have you (O Muhammad (Sallallahu alayhi wassallam)) not seen how your Lord dealt with the Owners of the Elephant? [The elephant army which came from Yemen under the command of Abrahah Al-Ashram intending to destroy the Ka'bah at Makkah]. Did He not make their plot go astray? And sent against them birds, in flocks, Striking them with stones of Sijjil. And made them like an empty field of stalks (of which the corn has been eaten up by cattle).” [Surah al-Fil, 105:1-5] “The Owners of the Elephant” refers to the army of Abrahah ibn Al-Ashram Al-Habashi, who became ruler of Read more ...

At Arafat, Tears Speak Louder Than Words

A white sea of faithful surged from Mina to Arafat as dawn broke on the second day of the five-day event. Waves of men in seamless white robes and veiled women in long dresses joined voices in a crescendo chanting Labbaik Allahumma Labbaik (O God, here I am answering your call). The pilgrims were completely lost to their surroundings in a fervor of religious enthusiasm. Many had tears streaming down their cheeks while others raised their faces to the sky, beseeching Allah for forgiveness and mercy. It was hot, with temperatures hovering around 40 degrees Celsius. However, the harsh sun did not dampen the spirit of the pilgrims and they remained unperturbed Read more ...

New Kindle ebook – The Journey of Faith : Reminiscence of Umrah in Ramadan

Going off topic today, for obvious reasons. Just finished work on my first Kindle ebook - "The Journey of Faith : Reminiscence of Umrah in Ramadan", and it is published on Kindle today. It is available on Promotional offer (read below) for free for next 5 days. This book is an amazing reminiscence of the Umrah journey during the month of Ramadan. It is a rare and important insight of the spiritual experience which serves as an eye opener and make realize the purpose of life. Revisit your trust and faith with a Gaze of Love. Learn from the Circling of Birds, earn Jannah with a cup of Dates or a glass of water, all for the pleasure of Allah (Glory be Read more ...

A True Hajj

The Hajj requires complete submission to Allah and taking special care to overcome all shortcomings and errors in all religious obligations by traveling abroad in the way of Allah and visiting the holy places. In effect, one should return home reborn spiritually. The way one conducts his life after the Hajj is the actual measure of whether a person has truly benefited from the blessings of Hajj or has remained devoid of them. One whose later life does not bear any impact of Hajj cannot hope to overcome his weaknesses in any other way. The pilgrim, therefore, has to consciously weigh his intention before proceeding for the Hajj, perform each rite with full Read more ...

Picture Perfect : The Majestic House of Allah

Also Read : The Journey of Faith - Umrah in Ramadan The Majestic House of Allah : The Kaaba Picture Perfect : Beautiful Mosques from around the World Read more ...

Picture Perfect : The Road to Makkah

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Prophet Muhammad (SAW) : The Farewell Pilgrimage

Prophet Muhammad (SAW) : The Farewell Pilgrimage Everything had come about as willed by Allah. The faith in One God had cleansed and illuminated the souls. The devil within had been cast away together with the vileness of the pagan past. The false deities been removed from the House of God. Once again, the believers' hearts were set on going to the holy sanctuary for it was already a very long time since they had been there. The Prophet (peace be upon him) stayed in Madinah for nine years but did not perform Hajj. Then, in the tenth year he made a public announcement to the effect that Allah's Messenger was about to perform the Hajj. The mission of Read more ...
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Prophet Muhammad (SAW) : The Last Sermon

The last sermon of the Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him) is known as Khutbatul Wada'. Date delivered: 632 AD, 9th day of Dhul al Hijjah, 10 A.H. in the 'Uranah valley of Mount Arafat. After praising, and thanking God, he said: "O People, listen well to my words, for I do not know whether, after this year, I shall ever be amongst you again. Therefore listen to what I am saying to you very carefully and TAKE THESE WORDS TO THOSE WHO COULD NOT BE PRESENT HERE TODAY. O People, just as you regard this month, this day, this city as Sacred, so regard the life and property of every Muslim as a sacred trust. Return the goods entrusted to you to their Read more ...