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Maximizing Intentions for Hajj

As we approach the final month of the lunar calendar, the sacred month of Dhul-Hijjah, millions of Muslims around the world are preparing to embark on the most important journey of their lives – Ḥajj; the major pilgrimage to the blessed land of Makkah Al-Mukarramah. As previously mentioned regarding having multiple intentions whilst reciting the Qur’ān in Ramaḍān,  our beloved …

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After 16 Years of Work, Disabled Couple Finally Realize Hajj Dream

PAHANG – Rising above obstacles, a disabled couple from Kuantan municipality in Pahang, Malaysia, has worked hard by selling tissues for 16 years to earn the chance of performing hajj to Makkah. “We feel so blessed that our earnings from selling tissues and the generous donations from concern citizens have abled us to support our expenses to Mecca and completing …

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How about a selfie-free Hajj?

While you are undertaking your lifetime journey of Hajj, you have to be spiritually prepared and your ‘Maqsad’ or motive should be only one thing: to attain the pleasure of Allah Most High. One of the most disturbing aspects of today’s Hajj is taking of selfies and videos. We sincerely appeal to our Muslim brothers and sisters to abstain from …

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Why Do Millions of Muslims Go to Hajj?

Religious pilgrimages (Hajj) usually derive their importance from their connection to the birth or death or burial of a prophet or a saint. There is indeed a general misunderstanding among people that Hajj (Muslims’ pilgrimage) gets its importance from Makkah as the birth place of Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him). However, the facts tell us a different story: The …

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Haj goes high-tech for bloodless Eid sacrifices

MINA: Thanks to computer technology and SMS messaging, pilgrims were able to make their Eid Al-Adha sacrifice without getting blood on their hands. The more than 1.8 million pilgrims from around the world had the option of computerized coupons to order a sacrifice — without even seeing the animal. Many among the world’s more than 1.5 billion Muslims themselves pick …

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Talbiyah: What does Labbaik Allahumma Labbaik mean?

Hajj is the symbol of Tawheed (the Oneness of Allah) from the first moment the pilgrim enters Ihraam. Jaabir ibn ‘Abd-Allah رضي الله عنه‎‎ said, describing the Hajj of the Prophet ﷺ: “Then he started to say the words of Tawheed, ‘“Labbayka Allahumma labbayk, labbayka laa shareeka laka labbayk. Inna al-hamd wa’l-ni’mata laka wa’l-mulk, laa shareeka lak (Here I am, …

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Importance of Arafat day and its place in Hajj

Name and location Mount Arafat lies 22 km east of Makkah in the plain of Arafat.[Rahiqul Maqtum, pp. 608, 610, 611, 612]  Mount Arafat reaches about 70 m in height and is also known among people as the mount of mercy. The ninth day of Dhul-Hijjah is called Arafat day because Hajj pilgrims spend their whole day in the plain …

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Haj climaxes today with standing in Arafat plain

MINA: Around two million Muslims from around the world and inside the Kingdom camped in the tent city of Mina on Saturday. They chanted “Labbaik Allahumma Labbaik” (Here I am, O Allah, answering Your call) and spent the night in the solidly built white tents. On Sunday, they will stand in prayer in the dry plains of Arafat, which is …

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The Truth Behind the Day of Arafah & its Name

The Messenger of Allah (salla Allahu alayhi wa sallam) said: “ الحج عرفة “ or “Hajj is Arafah“. The Arabic text implies a very important concept of the meaning of Hajj. This short statement means that the whole hajj and its validity is confined in the actual day of Arafahi.e. Hajj becomes valid only when the day of Arafah is observed and witnessed …

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Hajj Selfies: A New Trend In Da’wah?

Selfies are another way by which we have the opportunity to know one another. One of my favorite things about this time of year (the Hajj season), is the vintage photographs that circulated among Hajjis doing their rites. Amongst the best are the unforgettable ones of the year Makkah was flooded and Hajjis were swimming and wading around the Kaaba. …

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