JEDDAH – Inaugurated three weeks ago, the $6.7 billion Haramain high-speed railway, which links Islam’s two holiest cities of Makkah and Madinah, is now fully operational, Ilmfeed reported. The 450-km railway is projected with an annual target of 60 million passengers. It will reduce the time required for hajj pilgrims and citizens to travel between …
MADINAH – A heartwarming photo showing a Saudi security officer carrying a child while his father performs prayer in the Prophet’s Mosque in Madinah has gone viral, garnering lots of praise on social media. “He carried the child on behalf of his father, until he concluded prayer, and this is no stranger to security men …
I would like to know what I am supposed to do during the days of Muharram.
One day in the heat of the noonday sun, Prophet Muhammad visited the home of his friend Abu Bakr. The streets of Makkah were deserted and Abu Bakr knew this visit of great importance, this time of day was reserved for rest. Prophet Muhammad asked…
What is the proper way of celebrating the Islamic New Year?
I would like to know why Madinah was chosen to be the place of Hijrah. Why not any other place?
We Muslims should not let any event go without understanding its wisdom and taking a lesson from it. The life of the Prophet (peace and blessings be upon him) was a celebration of utter morality and excellence in everything.
Is hijrah (emigration) still obligatory for Muslims after the conquest of Makkah? Are Muslim economic emigrants living in the West regarded as muhajirun?
New Muslims can learn from this lesson that there is some light at the end of the tunnel. You might be treated badly or ridiculed by your families, neighbors and friends. Therefore, do like what the early Muslims did; endure the hardships with patience. Do not lose hope.