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Sunstroke and Hajj

Hajj 2019: Here's How to Protect Yourself from Sunstroke

It is well known that most of Saudi Arabia’s area lies in one of the hottest spots in the world. The temperature during Hajj season this year is expected to reach 50°C in some days, according to Arab News. Also, the rate of moisture may range between 10-15%. Accordingly, the body temperature increases as a …

How to Beat the Hajj Heat

How to Beat the Hajj Heat

Pilgrims will need to make every effort to ensure they do not suffer from heat related illnesses such as heat stroke, heat exhaustion or dehydration.

The Story of Prophet Abraham in the Bible and the Quran

The Story of Abraham in the Bible and the Quran

The Islamic Abraham is completely devoted to God. He does not question His commandments, he has two wives who have equal status, and he does not banish his eldest son. Abraham leaves Hajar and Ishmael in the sacred valley that will one day be known…


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 …

Hajj: Black or White Dots?

Hajj: Black or White Dots?

Take a look at the picture above. What do you see? Many will see the black dot, not the whole field of white dots. Despite the innumerable white dots around us – our health, wealth, youth, household, offspring, fine clothing, ceaseless sustenance, etc. – some see only the few black dots (that guy at work …


Let Me Tell You about Hajar & Baby Ismail

“What are you doing under the bed, Yasseen?” Mommy asked. “I’m looking for my time machine! I need to go back in time! It’s VERY important!” Yasseen said, popping his head out from under the bed. “We have a project for school about a woman named ‘Hajar’. I must find out exactly what happened!” “So …

How Did Hajj Look Like in the Old Days (Watch)

Watch How Hajj Looked Like in the Old Days

Today’s hajj is very different from hajj in the past. Everything has vastly changed; from how the holy cities looked like to transportation facilities. These photos of hajj date back to 1953. Many may not have been born when these pictures were taken. Enjoy watching these interesting pictures and realize how lucky we are with …

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