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Five-Day Hajj Concludes Peacefully - About Islam

Five-Day Hajj Concludes Peacefully

Nearly 2.5 million Muslim pilgrims have begun leaving the holy city of Makkah, concluding peacefully the last of the solemn rituals of the soul-searching journey of Hajj. “Nobody comes to the Hajj without things inside him that he wants to ask from God,” Saudi pilgrim Jasem Ali Haqawi told Reuters while preparing to conduct final …

Holy Ka`bah Gets New Kiswa - About Islam

Holy Ka`bah Gets New Kiswa

A new Kiswa (the black cloth covering the Holy Ka`bah) has been changed to commemorate the Day of Arafat on the eve of `Eid Al-Adha, Asharq Al-Awsat reported. A total of 160 technicians and artisans have been deployed to change the Kiswah of the Ka`bah, in a ritual which started after Fajr (dawn) prayers, early …

What is Hijr? 7 Things to Know About the Crescent Adjoining kabah

The Open Part of Kabah - 7 Things to Know About Hijr Ismail

Hijr (Hateem) is a low divider, which was a part of Kabah when Abraham built it initially. It is said that approximately 3 meters of the area adjacent to the wall of Hijr (Hateem) are considered to be a part of Kabah so tawaf must be performed outside the finish…

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 …

Story of the Kabah Key Holder and Prophet Muhammad

Story of the Kabah Key Holder and Prophet Muhammad

The key of the Kabah used to be kept by a man known as Uthman ibn Talhah. Uthman ibn Talhah was not Muslim at the time. So he locked the doors of the Kabah and he ran right up to the roof and hid there. So when the Prophet (peace be upon him) entered…

Do Muslims Worship Kabah?

Do Muslims Worship Kabah?

With the image of Kabah frequently appearing in TV shows and websites as Hajj season approaches, some non-Muslims may ask, “Do Muslims worship Kabah?” Those who are not familiar with the tenets of the Islamic faith may mistake the rituals of Hajj for Kabah worship. They might think that pilgrims are praying to the Kabah …

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