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Hijrah - It’s More Than a Physical Journey

Hijrah - It’s More Than a Physical Journey

Migration of the heart, or a hijrah to Allah, is a much greater and more fundamental journey we must all take. As Ibn Qayyim suggests, only in this journey, this leaving the familiar, does one begin to examine his own purpose. When thinking about any…

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.

Tired of the Unanswered Questions, Searching for the Truth

Tired of the Unanswered Questions, Searching for the Truth

I traveled to many parts of the world during my quest for the truth. I became very interested in tribal religions and the spiritualist way of thinking. I found that a lot of what these religions were saying had truth in them, but I could never accept the whole religion as the truth.

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.

Glimpses From My Hajj Experience

Glimpses From My Hajj Experience

There at Hajj, I was forced to reflect. I had nothing else to do – no blinking devices, no blaring televisions, no nagging friends to distract me. I simply had nothing else to do. And the scenes around me stimulated reflection. They were drastically different from the usual scenes at home.

Reverts - Things to Know Before Going to Hajj

Reverts - Things to Know Before Going to Hajj

It can be confusing for a new revert to Islam to perform Hajj. Traveling to Saudi Arabia and, most likely, not being able to speak the Arabic language is the first stumbling block. However, don’t let this hold you back. Allah judges each soul by its intention…

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…

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 …

Martin Lings Recalling His First Pilgrimage to Makkah

Martin Lings Recalling His Pilgrimage to Makkah

I had wept several times during the Pilgrimage, and I wept once again when, going over the top of a rise in the land, we suddenly saw, lying in front of us, the City of Muhammad, a little city of palms and domes, amongst which all eyes came to rest on the green dome of the Mosque of the Prophet.

15 Spiritual Lessons From My First Hajj

15 Spiritual Lessons From My First Hajj

When I watched the intro video of the ‘Hajj: from Ritual to Spiritual’ course it reminded me of my Hajj. I never saw a course like this, focused on understanding Hajj. I only watched some ‘prep videos’ online, you know, the ones telling you what to pack and what to say when you’re there.



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