Hajj is a unique occasion when God is specially merciful to His servants. He answers the prayers of all those who undertake the pilgrimage with sincere faith. The pilgrims should rely wholeheartedly on God's forgiveness and mercy and pray to Him with sincerity and devotion.
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If you intend to make hajj this year or know someone who will do so – God willing – you might want to take a minute for these three tips that you may or may not have read somewhere else.
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No matter which station of life I turn to, I always find Prophetic examples motivating me to aspire for greater and greater perfection. In what follows, I shall list a few aspects of the spiritual and moral nourishment that sustains me as I face daily challenges.
Preparing for hajj we must have the right mentality, otherwise we would find it very difficult to cope. Take one thing at a time, have the intention to please God in the best way possible, and go with an open mind. Take Hajj as a journey.
Najran has the protection of God and the pledges of Muhammad, the Prophet, to protect their lives, faith, land, property, those who are absent and those who are present, and their clan and allies. They need not change anything of their past customs...
Uthman accepted Islam easily partly because of the dreamlike vision he had experienced whilst on a journey home from Syria. While trying to fall asleep Uthman had heard a voice calling out, “O sleepers arise because Ahmad has emerged in Mecca” it said.
Seeing Islam is very much a balanced religion – one that encourages the middle path in all things - it is supposed to encompass leisure and entertainment to nurture peace and tranquility, while being vigilant and discipline.
With the life that Hajar established in Makkah with her son Ishmael, a nation was born that would last until the end of time. The story of this nation begins with a woman who was willing to bear great burdens to establish it. To honor her, the efforts that she...