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Martin Lings' Hajj - A Journey Full of Surprises

Martin Lings' 1948 Hajj - A Journey Full of Surprises

Our first taste of the Pilgrimage had been at the very end of September 1948, when we saw the Kiswah, the brocaded black hangings of the Kaaba, being carried in a festive procession through the streets of Cairo. Ever since the Middle Ages, this rich silk and cotton cloth has been specially woven in Egypt.

reason Hajj

Understanding the Why of Hajj: Is It Only For Worship?

Short Answer: Hajj is a journey of spiritual and intellectual rebirth. At Hajj, pilgrims practice the five pillars of Islam. They show Allah that they are able to relinquish all types of worldly pleasure. In addition, Muslims meet with their fellow Muslims to celebrate the sense of belonging to one nation. Hajj is a journey into history as well as …


Why Didn’t Abraham Teach Hajj to His Children Through Isaac?

Short Answer: The Hajj proclaims to the world not only the Oneness of God, but also the Oneness of humanity. The three Abrahamic religions are basically the same religion that evolved into three different forms. Isaac the second son of Abraham, and Jacob the second son of Isaac became the ancestors of the Children of Israel. God …

Hajj Offer from Suspicious Man Accepted

Hajj Offer from Suspicious Man: Accepted?

Wa `alaykum as-Salamu wa Rahmatullahi wa Barakatuh. In the Name of Allah, Most Gracious, Most Merciful. All praise and thanks are due to Allah, and peace and blessings be upon His Messenger. In this fatwa: 1- As for your query, it seems that you judged the matter according to your previous feelings towards that man. …

Cycling from Morocco to Makkah for Hajj

Cycling from Morocco to Makkah: This Muslim Sets to Realize Hajj Dream

RABAT – From Meknes to Makkah – A 58-year-old Moroccan Muslim has challenged himself to make his Hajj pilgrimage journey this year by bicycle. “After a long experience in cycling, I thought ‘Why not experience a new travel outside Morocco?’ The first thing that I thought about is travelling for Hajj; bearing in mind that …

9 Places You Should Know Before Going to Hajj

9 Places You Should Know Before Going to Hajj

You will find a lot of material on the net and books on Hajj and Umrah, but so far I couldn’t find one where it explains clearly the terms which are completely unknown to a Muslim studying about them or performing them for the first time…

4 Questions and Answers 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 has three meanings: 1. The two pieces of cloth that male pilgrims wear during Hajj. …

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