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Zamzam Water

Water: It Also Flows in Paradise

Allah created the heavens from its vapors (Surat Al-‘Anbya’ 21:30); yet we often devalue its healing powers. The prophet (SAW) advised us to “allow for one third food, one third water and one third air.” Science advices drinking at least 8-10 eight-ounce glasses of water a day. This including a glass ½-hour before and after every meal. …

Arafah - Meeting People Around the World in One Day

Arafah - Meeting People Around the World in One Day

People thought it was impossible to go around the world in 80 days. So what would they think about making that trip in only one day? Well, it is possible on the day of Arafah, the essence of Hajj. Taking a look around at all the pilgrims standing on the Mount of Mercy…

What's So Special About the Day of Arafah?

Standing at Arafah, Longing for Forgiveness?

Short Answer:  Allah frees far more people from Hellfire on the Day of Arafah than on any other day. Non-pilgrims are recommended to observe fasting on the Day of Arafah. It expiates the sins of the preceding year and the coming year. The recommended supplication is: “There is no deity worthy of worship but Allah alone. He has …

Stoning Satan

Stoning Satan in Hajj: Beyond Symbolism

Short Answer: Muslims learn in Hajj how to turn a deaf ear to the call of Satan who calls upon them to love worldly matters. With this in mind, Muslims give a pledge to their Creator in the Hajj season that they will remain steadfast. They commit to fighting all evil inclinations inside them, and commit that they will …

hajj spiritual healing

Why is Hajj a Journey of Spiritual and Social Healing?

Short Answer: Hajj is a very good chance for pilgrims to stop for a breather. It is a chance to think about your life and to evaluate your past. This can be during Hajj by asking Allah to forgive your sins and to plan for a straight future, free from sins. So, Hajj is a spiritual and physical purification …

Sultan

Hajj: Medical Report to the Sultan!

Medical sciences have witnessed unprecedented developments in the past decades that have resulted in better health care systems. Last decade, the World Health Organization‘s World Health Report for the year 2000 ranked the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia 26th in terms of the performance of its health care system compared to that of 190 other countries assessed …

Exhaustion

Exhaustion and Hajj Rituals

The phenomenon of exhaustion frequently takes place in the summer or in places with high temperature such as the Holy Sites. Sometimes, it attacks the person suddenly, but it mostly be caused by the body being subjected to high temperature which, in its turn, results in losing huge amounts of sweat that contains Sodium Chloride. …

Sunstroke and Hajj Rituals

It is well known that most of KSA’s area lies in one of the hottest spots in the world. When it coincides with summer, the temperature during Hajj season may range between 44-50°C. Also the rate of moisture may range between 10-15%. Accordingly, the body temperature increases as a result of control failure in the …

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Allergy and Hajj Rituals

Allergy may inflict any organ in the body; the eyes, nose, stomach, arms, legs or so on. But it has different names with each organ. This includes running nose, influenza, hay fever, summer common cold, and urtecaria. In addition to, spasmodic chest disease, spring cattar, recurrent bronchitis and brochial asthma. All these diseases are different …

Spiritual Ethics

What Are the Spiritual Ethics of Hajj?

Short Answer: According to Islam, God is the goal of the human heart. Every aspect of Hajj reflects some aspect of the Hereafter. Throughout the performance of Hajj, the pilgrim can easily observe that it is a course of spiritual enrichment. The true purpose of tawaf is the ‘circling’ of the heart in remembrance of the Lord of the House. …



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