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7 Instant Ways to Thrive Spiritually, All Year Round!

7 Instant Ways to Thrive Spiritually, All Year Round!

We are in the last days of Shawwal, and many of us feel our iman (faith) has taken a dip. Let’s discover seven beautiful, instant ways to get back on your feet, spiritually, and head towards the blessed days of Dhul Hijjah with a heart full of zeal!

First Hajj Pilgrims Due in Saudi Arabia on July 4

As millions of Muslims prepare to flock to Saudi for Hajj, the first flight is set to arrive on Thursday, July 4, carrying 301 Bangladeshis to Jeddah, Saudi Gazette. Essam Fouad, director of King Abdulaziz International Airport (KAIA), said the pilgrims would continue to arrive in the Kingdom by air, land, and sea until August …

What Is Hajj? 5 Questions About Hajj and `Umrah

5 Questions About Hajj and `Umrah

Only few weeks separate us from the annual season of Hajj, where Millions of Muslims from all corners of the globe gather in Makkah to perform the rituals of Hajj, the fifth pillar of Islam. Below are answers for basic questions on Hajj and `Umrah and their rituals. 1. What are Hajj and`Umrah?  Hajj and `Umrah …

When Is Hajj 2019?

Millions of Muslims gather every year in Saudi Arabia city of Makkah to perform the life-time journey of Hajj This holy journey includes a series of specific rituals carried out by Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him) nearly 1,400 years ago. Hajj 2019 will commence on Friday, 9th of August 2019 and will continue till …

The Historic Hajj of Mansa Musa, King of Mali

The Historic Hajj of Mansa Musa, King of Mali

King Mansa Musa is famous for his Hajj journey, during which he stopped off in Egypt and gave out so much gold that the Egyptian economy was ruined for years to come. Mansa Musa was the great-great-grandson of Sunjata, who was the founder of the empire of Mali. His 25-year reign (1312-1337 CE) is described …

Umrah in Shawwal: Is a Sacrifice Required?

Umrah in Shawwal: Is a Sacrifice Required?

Wa`alaykum as-salam 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: The majority of scholars see that a Muslim who performs Umrah during the months of Hajj, then returns to his or her family before traveling back again for …

From Nairobi to Makkah, These 4 Cyclists Embark on 45-Day Pedal Trip to Hajj

A group of four Kenyan cyclists and two support members have embarked on a lengthy trip from Nairobi to Makkah. The goal is to perform the life-time journey of hajj and raise funds to educate needy children in Kenya, Nairobi News reported. The team, led by Mohammed Zahir, is expected to take the journey in …

Airlines Launches World-First Brand for Pilgrim Flights

KUALA LUMPUR – Malaysia Airlines has launched the world’s first service dedicated for Muslim pilgrims traveling for Hajj and Umrah from countries in Southeast Asia, APEX reported. “We see big potential for the Hajj and Umrah market and we have the added advantage of having years of experience providing such a service,” said Malaysia Aviation …

Zamzam Water

Water: It Also Flows in Paradise

Allah created the heavens from its vapors (Surat Al-‘Anbya’ 21:30); yet we often devalue its healing powers. The prophet (SAW) advised us to “allow for one third food, one third water and one third air.” Science advices drinking at least 8-10 eight-ounce glasses of water a day. This including a glass ½-hour before and after every meal. …

The Miqat Mosque - One of the Most Visited Mosques in Madinah

The Miqat Mosque - One of the Most Visited Mosques in Madinah

The miqat mosque marks the station for hajj and ‘umrah pilgrims from the city of Madinah and the pilgrims passing through it. At that point, male pilgrims must wear the two pieces of white cloth called ihram – female pilgrims can wear any appropriate dress…

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