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Tons of Surplus Hajj Food Given to Needy in Makkah

MAKKAH — Tons of Hajj surplus food have been distributed among more than quarter of a million needy in Makkah. “Our organization received excess food from a number of local Hajj companies, and this was distributed among more than 47,000 beneficiaries,” Ahmed Al-Matrafi, chairman of Ikram Welfare Society to preserve and distribute surplus food, told …

The Very First Moment of the Prophet's Hijrah

The Very First Moments of the Prophet's Hijrah

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…

Is Hijrah Still Obligatory

Is Hijrah Still Obligatory?

Is hijrah (emigration) still obligatory for Muslims after the conquest of Makkah? Are Muslim economic emigrants living in the West regarded as muhajirun?


One Day Inside Haram: A Fascinating Glimpse (Documentary)

MAKKAH – Taking advantage of recently concluded Hajj season this year, Abrar Hussain and Abdullatif Alshehri produced a documentary that proffers an access-all-areas look at the Haram, the Great Mosque of Makkah, where Hajj takes place. “Only Muslims are permitted to enter Makkah, and this look inside the mosque offers an exceptionally rare glimpse into …

Hijrah to Madinah and Naturalization Challenge

Hijrah to Madinah and Naturalization Challenge

One of the most interesting challenges that faced Muslims in Madinah under the leadership of the Prophet (peace and blessings be upon him) was the big wave of migration. The immigrants from Makkah left everything behind. They came to this new land with almost nothing but their Islam and their commitment to it. They were …

Defusing Civil War in Madinah (Story)

Madinah on the Verge of Civil War... Here Is How the Prophet Defused It

After the immigration of Muslims from Makkah to Madinah, one may imagine that Makkah can live now in peace, away from Muslims. However, the people of Makkah have another opinion; for many reasons, they see a great danger in the fact that Muslims and Islam have found a new home in Madinah: – Madinah is on …

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