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Visiting the City of the Beloved

Visiting Madinah, the City of the Beloved

Visiting Madinah is not a rite of Hajj or `Umrah, but the unique merits of the Prophet’s city and his mosque attract pilgrims to visit it. Muslims’ hearts always yearn to the city from which the shining rays of Islam spread. Muslims are always eager to visit the city they have cherished for long and to pray in …

Hajj: A Model for Life

How Hajj Can Be a Model for Life

Hajj is now over. Millions of Muslim pilgrims have observed this great pillar of Islam. The memories and spirituality of Hajj are really moving. Pilgrims could not help but have tears in their eyes while observing this magnificent gathering. Millions were heading to the house of Allah in total submission and devotion. The pilgrims prayed …

Hajj 1440: Journey of Souls (Special Page)

Hajj 1440: Journey of Souls (Special Page)

Whether you are traveling to Makkah to join millions of pilgrims for Hajj 1440 this year or not,  this special page is for you. A lot of interesting info, tips, stories, reflections in this Hajj coverage. Enjoy an updated coverage throughout the Hajj 1440 Season. Arafah Sermon Translated into English 1440/2019 Pilgrims Ascend Arafat in …

Exhaustion

Exhaustion and Hajj Rituals

The phenomenon of exhaustion frequently takes place in the summer or in places with high temperature such as during Hajj pilgrimage. Sometimes, it attacks the person suddenly, but it mostly be caused by the body being subjected to high temperature which, in its turn, results in losing huge amounts of sweat that contains Sodium Chloride. …

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 …

Madinah

Visiting Madinah: The Inner Dimensions

Envisage the footprints of God’s Messenger as he went about the city. Be aware that his precious feet have trodden in every place where feet may tread, you must walk with dignity and caution. Recall how he used to walk about its streets, picturing to yourself his humility…

pilgrims Journeys to Makkah

These Are the Strangest Journeys to Makkah for Hajj

With all the modern means of transportation that make today’s journeys to Makkah easier and quicker, several Muslims from across the world are still choosing to visit the holy city for Hahh or umrah walking, biking or cycling. During the past few Hajj seasons, there have been reports of people who went to Hajj on foot …

A Dutch Revert's Reflections on His First Hajj

A Dutch Revert's Reflections on His First Hajj

I am in Hajj and like so many others, that doesn’t just mean I’m going to Makkah but Madinah as well. It’s possible to visit Madinah before or after the days of Hajj. For the second time, I’ve chosen to go to Madinah first. This way, I will have to pass by the miqat…

Hajj figures 2019

Almost 1 Million Pilgrims Arrive Saudi for Hajj

Coming through air, land, and seaports, almost one million hajj pilgrims have arrived in the holiest cities of Islam, Makkah and Madinah, to perform the lifetime journey of hajj according to a report by the Saudi Press Agency (SPA), Gulf Today reported. “About 881,229 pilgrims reached by air, 35,148 by land and 10,349 by the …

101-Year-Old Female Pilgrim Arrives Madinah for Hajj

After decades of yearning to Hajj, an elderly 101-year-old Indian Muslim woman has arrived Madinah to perform the life-time journey of Hajj, Saudi Gazette reported. The woman, Attaar Bibi Hussain Baamar, is the oldest in Indian pilgrims this year. Baamar had a special reception at Prince Mohammad Bin Abdul Aziz airport in Madinah where her …



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