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10 Common Questions About Hajj

Salam Dear David, Thank you for your question and for contacting Ask About Islam. Actually you are not the first reader who writes asking us for some clarifications of the rituals of Hajj. We have already dealt with some of the misconceptions spread about Hajj in previous answers. Please refer to the links provided, where …

Allah's Guests: Are You Ready for Hajj

Allah's Guests: Are You Ready for Hajj?

Hajj is an amazing journey. It’s physically and psychologically challenging, a ritual in self-purification and a rehearsal for the Day of Judgment. Despite the challenges, upon the completion of their Hajj, many people describe feeling a sense of peace unlike any other. Unfortunately, not everyone who goes for Hajj attains this peace. Some people come …

What Is the Meaning of "Yaum Al-Hajj Al-Akbar" in Quran

What Is the Meaning of "Yaum Al-Hajj Al-Akbar" in Quran?

Salam Dear Brother, Thank you for your questions and for contacting Ask About Islam. Initially Al-Hajj Al-Akbar means the major pilgrimage, which is Hajj performed in the month of Zul-Hijjah; while the minor pilgrimage is Umrah that is performed at any other time of the year: Ibn Masood (may Allah be pleased with him) said: …


Repenting and Going to Hajj: Will Be Forgiven?

Question: As-salamu `alaykum. I have not been the best person lately and I feel a lot of shame for the sins I have committed. I wonder: if by going to Hajj with the deep desire and intention to repent, will I be forgiven by Allah? Answer: Wa `alaykum as-Salamu wa Rahmatullahi wa Barakatuh. In the …

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