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Indebted Pilgrim Returns from Hajj Debt-Free

Taking the decision to perform hajj this year, the new financial difficulties that befell British Muslim Asif Uddin did not hold him back from going on with his planned pilgrimage to Makkah.

Muslim Hajj Pilgrimage in Numbers

As around 2 million Muslims prepare to leave Saudi Arabia and return their homes, after the conclusion of a successful hajj season, the Saudi officials have released statistics of the hajj season.

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Honor the House, Kiss the Stone?

Salam (Peace) Dear Lara, Thank you for your question and for contacting Ask About Islam. When I read your question, I thought to myself: “Do we Muslims do that out of love or faith?” I then found the answer to my question in the following quote: Of the wondrous doings of God Most High is …

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10 Common Questions About Hajj

Salam Dear David, Thank you for your question and for contacting Ask About Islam. Actually you are not the first reader who writes asking us for some clarifications of the rituals of Hajj. We have already dealt with some of the misconceptions spread about Hajj in previous answers. Please refer to the links provided, where …

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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 …

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Pilgrim or Not, Here Is What to Do on the Day of Arafah

What to do on the Day of Arafah? Today is one of the best days in the whole year. Several texts highlight the significance of Day of Arafah and its greatness. During this day, Allah Subhanahu wa ta`ala  showers His Mercy and reward over people. Pilgrims and non-pilgrims alike are offered great opportunities of forgiveness on …

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Standing at Arafah, Longing for Forgiveness

Salam Dear Brother, Thank you for your question and for contacting Ask About Islam. It is a sunnah to leave for Arafah after the sunrise of the 9th day of Dhul-Hijjah. This is while uttering takbir (which is saying: Allahu Akbar (God is the Greatest), tahlil, (which is saying: la ilaha ila-Allah (there is no …

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Your New Hajj Companion, Haramain App

You can now listen to translated Friday prayer sermons and find your way around the Holy Sites, thanks to Haramain Recordings which has launched its new mobile app for the current Haj season. The Haramain app aims to be a guide for pilgrims and those wishing to experience the Grand Mosque in Makkah and the …


Using High-Tech Systems for Hajj Data

KSA’s General Authority for Statistics is using a comprehensive high-tech system to update the Hajj statistics program, ArabNews reported on August 30, as part of its Hajj operations for this year. About 400 statisticians at nine facilities in Makkah, in addition to three support centers in Madinah, Jeddah and Taif, use an online network to provide the …

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