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Why Didn’t Abraham Teach Hajj to His Children Through Isaac?

Short Answer: The Hajj proclaims to the world not only the Oneness of God, but also the Oneness of humanity. The three Abrahamic religions are basically the same religion that evolved into three different forms. Isaac the second son of Abraham, and Jacob the second son of Isaac became the ancestors of the Children of Israel. God …

Cycling from Morocco to Makkah for Hajj

Cycling from Morocco to Makkah: This Muslim Sets to Realize Hajj Dream

RABAT – From Meknes to Makkah – A 58-year-old Moroccan Muslim has challenged himself to make his Hajj pilgrimage journey this year by bicycle. “After a long experience in cycling, I thought ‘Why not experience a new travel outside Morocco?’ The first thing that I thought about is travelling for Hajj; bearing in mind that …

4 Questions and Answers About Ihram

After you have made the necessary preparations – paid your debts, repented, absolved yourself of any wrongdoing toward others, etc. – you are ready to take the first step in the blessed journey: ihram. What is ihram? The word ihram has three meanings: 1. The two pieces of cloth that male pilgrims wear during Hajj. …

Hajj 360: Video Explores Hajj to Makkah

In this Al Jazeera video, Basma Atassi takes you on a tour to see the major landmarks that millions of Muslims visit during the period of Hajj, the annual Islamic pilgrimage.

Describe Hajj

How Can I Describe Hajj to Non-Muslims?

Short Answer: Hajj is the fifth pillar of Islam. Muslims who are physically and financially capable of doing Hajj should do it once in their lifetimes. They perform the core rituals of Hajj in Makkah, Mena and Arafah over a duration of five days. They learn unity, equality, universality, unity of purpose, togetherness, selflessness, humbleness, and sharing. The …

Prophet’s Best Friend Converted

This is How the Prophet’s Best Friend Converted to Islam

The birth of Islam meant the coming together of many different people. At this stage there were no children born into Islam everyone was a convert. Everyone experienced the same exhilaration that we feel today when we accept Islam. It is said that around that time there were less than 50 Muslims.

Do Hajj and `Umrah Expiate Major Sins?

Do Hajj and Umrah Expiate Major Sins?

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. Abu Hurayrah (may Allah be pleased with him) reports that the Prophet (peace and blessings be upon him) says: “The performance of Umrah is …

Do We Need Another Season of Hajj?

Do We Need Another Season of Hajj?

YES, we definitely need a Hajj season this year! By WE, I am referring to humanity; I am not talking about those who are going to Hajj, or even Muslims! The whole body of mankind is in need of this blessed gathering… You don’t believe me? Well let us take a look at the following …

Cycling for Hajj from Balkans to Makkah

From Balkans to Makkah: These 2 Macedonians Embark on Cycling for Hajj

TETOVA – Two Muslim Albanian men from Tetova city, the capital of the Albanian province in Slavic Macedonia (FYROM), are now filming their lifetime journey of Hajj pilgrimage to Makkah by bicycles, TRT reported on July 7. The imam, Amir Aslani, and his professional cyclist friend, Senad Idrisi, are fully aware of the difficulties they might face …

Holiest City

How Did Our Holiest City Start?

Makkah is the most sacred place on earth for Muslims. It’s a city in the Tihamah plain of western Arabian Peninsula. It lies at 70 km inland from the Red Sea in a narrow valley at a height of 277 m above sea level. According to 2012 estimates, Makkah had roughly two million people, although visitors …

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