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Hijrah - It’s More Than a Physical Journey

Hijrah - It’s More Than a Physical Journey

The first hijrah (that began the Islamic calendar) was a journey to new opportunity that we are reaping the results of to this day, as the Muslim community outside of Makkah prospered. Today the hijrah is still a journey, a migration we can all take…

You're Back From Hajj - Now What?

What does one aspire for or towards after Hajj? Do we merely return to our regular lives unaffected? Uninspired? One of the foremost thoughts a returning pilgrim has in mind is whether or not his or her hajj was accepted.

My Story Began Before My Ultimate Journey to Hajj

My Story Began Before My Ultimate Journey to Hajj

Fatima’s hajj is the ultimate journey because her journey begins before she receives the good news of the Gifted Hajj. Her journey begins with the first steps she takes towards consciously embracing the life of a Muslim.

Hajj journey within and without

Hajj - A Journey Within and Without

Hajj is primarily an inner travel, and when the pilgrims come from the most important of all the rituals of them all, the day of prayer at the Arafah plain, they come out as clean (inwardly) as newborn babies. It is a once-in-a-lifetime for most of us, when we get a chance like this, and as such, hajj is an extremely unique experience.

Malcolm X’s Strong Message from Makkah to America

Malcolm X’s Strong Message from Makkah to America

America needs to understand Islam, because this is the one religion that erases from its society the race problem. Throughout my travels in the Muslim world, I have met, talked to, and even eaten with people who in America would have been considered white…

My First Hajj - Tips and Stories

My First Hajj - Tips and Stories

This was unlike any other experience. We had read that we would all be reciting the above words, but yet the actual experience of reciting it, all of us together, created an amazing feeling of unity. This is a feeling you seldom find in the Ummah on a daily basis…

Amazed By Muslim Women's Dress 1

Amazed By Muslim Women's Dress

I was more caught up in her clothing attire. It sparked my interest more than anything. My heart immediately desired to be like the woman. Pious and modest. So this is where my search began. I immediately got online and searched “Muslim Woman Dress”

13 Tips for Acceptable Hajj

13 Tips for Acceptable Hajj

Are you performing Hajj this year? The Prophet (peace and blessings be upon him) has a great promise for you. Abu Hurairah (may Allah be pleased with him) reported that the Prophet (peace and blessings be upon him) said, “The reward for a Hajj mabroor is nothing but Paradise” (Al-Bukhari and Muslim). Here are 13 tips …

Answers to the Questions That Brought Me to Islam

The Questions That Brought Me to Islam

For me it was an accidental journey. A journey that began with a national disaster; a time of national grief and pain; a time of accusations and blame; a time of forgiveness and healing. But most of all it was a journey of great learning and opportunity for change.



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