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Muhammad Fathi

Muhammad Fathi is the managing editor of the Shari`ah page, and a former Imam and teacher at the Quran Institute of America, MI, USA.

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Guide to Hajj: How to Make `Umrah

Hajj Guide: How to Perform Umrah

As mentioned in the article “5 Questions About Hajj and Umrah“, Umrah is the lesser pilgrimage. It involves ihram, Tawaf (circumambulating the Ka`bah), Sa`i (walking between mounts of Safa and Marwah), and shaving or cutting the hair. 1. Ihram The first steps in your Umrah are to put on the clothing of ihram and to …


Visiting the City of the Beloved

Visiting Madinah, the City of the Beloved

Visiting Madinah is not a rite of Hajj or `Umrah, but the unique merits of the Prophet’s city and his mosque attract every pilgrim to visit it. Muslims’ hearts are always drawn to the city that witnessed the construction of the edifice of Islam and from which the shining rays of the message spread. Muslims …


Hajj Guide: All About Ihram

After you have made the necessary preparations – paid your debts, repented, absolved yourself of any wrongdoing toward others, etc. – you are ready to take the first step in the blessed journey: ihram. What is ihram? The word ihram is used for three meanings: 1. The two pieces of cloth worn by male pilgrims. …


Hajj: A Model for Life

Hajj: A Model for Life

The blessed days of Hajj are approaching. Muslim pilgrims are now preparing to travel to the holy sites. The memories and spirituality of Hajj are really moving. Pilgrims cannot help but have tears in their eyes while observing this magnificent gathering. Millions are heading to the house of Allah in total submission and devotion. The …


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