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Premier League Muslim Stars Fly to Makkah for Umrah

Taking a break after the end of the Premier League season, Man Utd midfielder Paul Pogba and Chelsea defender Kurt Zouma have shared pictures and videos of a recent visit to the holy city of Makkah for Umrah, Manchester Evening News reported. On Instagram, Pogba shared the pictures of himself and friends, including Kurt Zouma, …

Holy Cities Gear Up for Ramadan Rush

Islam’s holiest sites, the Grand Mosque in Makkah and the Prophet’s Mosque in Madinah, are fully geared to welcome thousands of Muslim Umrah pilgrims during the holy fasting month of Ramadan, which’s half a week away, Saudi Gazette reported. “The Presidency for the Affairs of the Two Holy Mosques has unprecedented arrangements to welcomes the …

About 5.5 Million Pilgrims Perform Umrah This Season

As many as 5.48 Million Muslim pilgrims have arrived in the Islam’s holiest cities, Makkah and Madinah, since the start of the current Umrah season in October 2018, Ministry of Haj and Umrah in Saudi Arabia announced, Saudi Gazette reported. In its weekly cumulative indicator, the local authorities issued more than 5.9 million Umrah visas …

`Umrah in Rajab: Settling the Controversy

Is the Reward for Umrah in Rajab Greater Than Other Times?

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. In this fatwa: 1- Though performing Umrah entails great reward, it is incorrect to perform it in the month of Rajab while believing …

10 Pieces of Advice Before You Leave for Umrah

10 Pieces of Advice Before You Leave for Umrah

Umrah is  the most beautiful trip for all Muslims. No matter where they live, rich or poor, Muslims all over the world aspire to make this spiritual journey. Since we are approaching Rajab, which is a high season for Umrah,  I just wanted to give a few pieces of advice for those who will be traveling soon …

Insights into Harvard Students’ First Umrah Trip

MASSACHUSETTS – During a reflection event on Saturday evening, February 23, Muslim students at Harvard University in Massachusetts looked back on their journey — both spiritual and physical — to Saudi Arabia for inaugural Umrah trip, The Crimson reported. “The evening and dinner were meant for sharing, exploration, and reminiscence about the journey students took last month …

How Much Hair Should I Trim After `Umrah

How Much Hair Should I Trim After Umrah?

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: After performing the rituals of Umrah, you can either shave the head or have a haircut now matter how short or take a few hair …

How Do I Navigate the Holiday Season?

How Do I Navigate the Holiday Season?

If you live in the United States, you are no stranger to the holiday spirit. When late November/early December rolls around, the city I live in is lit up with Christmas decor. There are even streets that compete to see who has the best Christmas decorations! I must admit, I love seeing the bright lights …

First Umrah- Nura and Maggie Meet in Madinah and Makkah

First Umrah: Nura and Maggie Meet in Madinah and Makkah

Finally, the awaited day has arrived. The first Umrah for both Nura and Maggie. Maggie has recently reverted to Islam, but it is not clear for her what the Sunnah really means and how she should follow it. Nura is a teenage Muslim girl. She was born as a Muslim, but there is still much for her to learn.

Next Umrah Season Starts in Muharram

MAKKAH – The Ministry of Hajj and Umrah in Saudi Arabia announced on Tuesday, September 4, that the new Umrah season of the next Hijri year 1440 will start a month earlier, in the month of Muharram, the 1st Hijri month. “We expect to see the number of foreign Umrah pilgrims rising to 15 million …



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