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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 …

Who is the Woman who Invented the Rites of Hajj?

The Woman Who Founded the Rites of Hajj

With the life that Hajar established in Makkah with her son Ishmael, a nation was born that would last until the end of time. The story of this nation begins with a woman who was willing to bear great burdens to establish it. To honor her, the efforts that she…

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What Lessons Should We Draw from Hajj?

Salam (Peace) Dear Kristopher, Thank you for your timely question and interest in learning about the Hajj, or pilgrimage to Makkah. What is It? Every able-bodied Muslim with the financial means must make the Hajj, commonly known as the fifth pillar of Islam, once in their lifetime. Pilgrims converge upon the Kaabah from all over the …

UK Sister Reflects on Hajj

Why Do People Find Peace in Hajj Despite the Hard Rites?

We hear so much about the rules and regulations around Hajj and of the challenges that people face, but what is it about that journey and the performance of those rituals that can bring about such peace? Why does God place the obligation on Muslims…

Hajj: A Celebration of Peace

Hajj - A Celebration of Peace

Hajj is performed because God has invited the believers to congregate together. Regardless of place of birth, nationality, ethnicity, gender, or status, all are welcome, and all are equal in the sight of God. The Muslims gather to meet one another…

What Makes Hajj a Lifetime Journey

What Makes Hajj a Lifetime Journey?

Salam Dear Brother, Thank you for your question and for contacting Ask About Islam. I appreciate your question, for many people do wonder about Hajj (pilgrimage). What exactly is it? What is the pilgrimage of Muslims, to the Ka`bah in Makkah? Is it a religious rite, a trade fair, a political gathering or… all in one? …



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