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How Do You Know That Your Hajj is Accepted?

3 Signs of an Accepted Hajj

When the pilgrims return to their home countries after the journey of Hajj, they return spiritually refreshed, forgiven of their sins, and ready to start life anew, with a clean slate…


Lessons to Learn from Hajj

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: Hajj contains many lessons that Muslims should learn. It assures the fact that all Muslims are one Ummah and inculcates …

Hajj Unify Mankind

How Would Hajj Unify Mankind?

Short Answer:  The rituals of hajj smoothly lead to experiencing practical and down-to-earth unity. The Quranic order denies them anything that would cause division or partition. Differences and disputes might rise and cause division between Muslims. That is where hajj serves best. Hajj is a compelling conference of unity that practically re-directs each pilgrim to his real identity. The …

Common Mistakes After Hajj

Common Mistakes After Hajj

After finishing the rites of Hajj, a Muslim turns over a new leaf with Allah, full of hope that Allah has accepted his Hajj and granted him the grand prize, that is, being absolved of all previous sins. So, if you are blessed with performing Hajj this year, try to keep your record of deeds …


Welcome Back Hajji - Various Cultures' Celebrations

Hajj is the fifth pillar of Islam, and it’s a very special one. The four other pillars can be practiced by Muslims wherever they are on this planet, but hajj is carried out only in one place. It’s a special journey that costs much; money, effort and time. That’s why this is the only pillar …

Stoning Pillars

Stoning Pillars During Hajj: Did Devils Turn into Stone?

Short Answer: Prophet Abraham did not yield to Satan’s temptation. He chose his love for God over his love for Ismail. So he decided to obey God’s commandment and sacrifice Ismail. The “jamarat” are not the devils. They are only symbolic representations of the Devil, one may say, dwelling within ourselves. When we throw stones at the stone …

Pilgrims Converge on Jamarat to Stone Devil

MAKKAH– Over two million pilgrims continued on Wednesday, August 22, the symbolic stoning of the devil in what has been so far a safe and smooth hajj. The first day of the three-day stoning ritual began Tuesday, August 21, the first day of `Eid Al-Adha, at Jamrat Al-Aqaba. “It is a beautiful feeling,” said Egyptian …

What is Jamarat? The Three Stone Pillars

What is Jamarat? The Three Stone Pillars

These are named so as to explain the strength with which devil tried to persuade Prophet Ibrahim from completing his sacrifice of His beloved son, Prophet Ishmael. Jamarah-al-Oola/Sughra is the place that is at a greater distance from the point of sacrifice…

What is Special About the Days of Tashreeq?

What is Special About the Days of Tashreeq?

The strongest opinion on why they are called Ayyam-ut-tashreeq or the days of Tashreeq is because prior to the invention of the refrigeration system, the pilgrims used to slice the meat they acquired from the udhiyah, season it with salt and then let it dry in the sun…

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