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Exhaustion and Hajj Rituals

The phenomenon of exhaustion frequently takes place in the summer or in places with high temperature such as the Holy Sites. Sometimes, it attacks the person suddenly, but it mostly be caused by the body being subjected to high temperature which, in its turn, results in losing huge amounts of sweat that contains Sodium Chloride. …

Sunstroke and Hajj Rituals

It is well known that most of KSA’s area lies in one of the hottest spots in the world. When it coincides with summer, the temperature during Hajj season may range between 44-50°C. Also the rate of moisture may range between 10-15%. Accordingly, the body temperature increases as a result of control failure in the …

Common Mistake Before Ihram

Common Mistake Before Ihram

Are you performing Hajj this year? Certainly, you would like to have an acceptable Hajj and to perfect your rituals as much as possible. One of the dimensions you need to consider is to avoid common mistakes in the different stages of Hajj. In this series, we draw to your attention to some of these mistakes. …

Documentary Explores One Day in the Haram

Giving audience an insight into the Muslims’ most sacred place, a 90-minute documentary titled “One Day in the Haram,” which details what it is like in the Grand Mosque in Makkah through the eyes of workers and scholars, is slated to debut in September.

Guide to Hajj: How to Make `Umrah

Hajj Guide: How to Perform Umrah

As mentioned in the article “5 Questions About Hajj and Umrah“, Umrah is the lesser pilgrimage. It involves ihram, Tawaf (circumambulating the Ka`bah), Sa`i (walking between mounts of Safa and Marwah), and shaving or cutting the hair. 1. Ihram The first steps in your Umrah are to put on the clothing of ihram and to …

Pigeon

Killing a Pigeon in the State of Ihram: OK?

Wa` alaykum as-salamu warahmatullahi 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: You bear no sin for killing this pigeon and you are not obligated to pay any compensation. In his response to the question, Dr. `Abdul-Fattah Idrees, a professor of …



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