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Makkah

When I Took My Way to Makkah

Read part one After spending five wonderful days in Madinah, I left for five more days in Makkah. The van took off and I started to miss my beloved Madinah. About 20 kilometers later, we stopped at “Abyar Ali” for ihram. And this part is actually why my family chose our umrah program to start by …

How to Travel the World as a New Muslim?

Traveling the World as a New Muslim?

Traveling as a Muslim is not different as compared to traveling before becoming a Muslim, as long as certain guidelines are adhered to. Tourists, Muslim or not, are required to be respectful of their place of travels, to represent themselves and their own country in a positive light.

13 Tips for Acceptable Hajj

13 Tips for Acceptable Hajj

Are you performing Hajj this year? The Prophet (peace and blessings be upon him) has a great promise for you. Abu Hurairah (may Allah be pleased with him) reported that the Prophet (peace and blessings be upon him) said, “The reward for a Hajj mabroor is nothing but Paradise” (Al-Bukhari and Muslim). Here are 13 tips …

Hijabi

A Hijabi's Guide to Packing for a Weekend Getaway!

I’ve packed a suitcase enough times that I’ve basically got it down to a science. Break your packing down into sections to help you stay organized (and sane! yes… I hate packing just like the rest of you). Here are my how-to’s and time-saving tips for every hijabi jetsetter! 1) The Essentials – I keep …

Alpujarra

The Alpujarras: Spain's Last Muslim Stronghold

From the many hillside cafes and plazas of the bustling city of Granada, snow-capped mountains are visible just a short journey away. On the slopes of these mountains are strings of tiny villages which housed the remnants of Spain’s last Muslim communities; they have their own small but distinct role in Andalucia’s history, and offer …

This Life is But a Journey

No matter how excellent any stop along the way is, or how much you enjoy the company of a new acquaintance, you will enable yourself to say goodbye. You will move on because you knew at the outset that you were never meant to stay. Your awareness of your true goal facilitates letting go.

Take a Break For a Change of Scene

If a family truly wants to enjoy a trip, they should shed their self-obligated cultural burdens first, and then plan a trip according to their budget. Keep an open mind and try to make the journey as purposeful and light as possible. You can travel somewhere even for two days…

The Comfort of Little Things

Having a simple me-time could possibly be the best vacation you’ll need, to rejuvenate and energize yourself in this extremely fast-paced and hectic world we’re living in. Sometimes you just need to pamper and catch up with yourself. To breathe and relax…

Imam Ahmad ibn Hanbal - Master of the Hadith

Imam Ahmad was chiefly interested in acquiring knowledge of Hadith and traveled extensively through Iraq, Syria, Arabia and other places in the Middle East studying religion and collecting the Hadith of the Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him). His travels occupied several years of his early life.

Airports' Nude-Body Scanners

Airports' Nude-Body Scanners: Should I Not Travel?

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. Thank you for your good question and concern about the affairs of your fellow Muslims. The full-body X-ray scanners (also called nude-body scanners …



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