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6 Basic Questions and Answers About Ihram

4 Questions and Answers About Ihram

After you have made the necessary preparations – paid your debts, repented, absolved yourself of any wrongdoing toward others, etc. – you are ready to take the first step in the blessed journey: ihram. What is ihram? The word ihram has three meanings: 1. The two pieces of cloth that male pilgrims wear during Hajj. …

Describe Hajj

How Can I Describe Hajj to Non-Muslims?

Short Answer: Hajj is the fifth pillar of Islam. Muslims who are physically and financially capable of doing Hajj should do it once in their lifetimes. They perform the core rituals of Hajj in Makkah, Mena and Arafah over a duration of five days. They learn unity, equality, universality, unity of purpose, togetherness, selflessness, humbleness, and sharing. The …

English cyclists heading to hajj

From London to Madinah: 8 British Muslims Cycling to Hajj Arrive in Istanbul

A group of eight British Muslim cyclists arrived in Istanbul on Saturday for a break in their long hajj trip from London to the Muslim second-most sacred city of Madinah, Anadolu Agency reported. “This journey is important in many ways. We’re all on the road for our faith. We meet great people along the road and …


Why Didn’t Abraham Teach Hajj to His Children Through Isaac?

Short Answer: The Hajj proclaims to the world not only the Oneness of God, but also the Oneness of humanity. The three Abrahamic religions are basically the same religion that evolved into three different forms. Isaac the second son of Abraham, and Jacob the second son of Isaac became the ancestors of the Children of Israel. God …

13 Tips for Acceptable Hajj

13 Tips for Acceptable Hajj

Are you performing Hajj this year? The Prophet (peace and blessings be upon him) has a great promise for you. Abu Hurairah (may Allah be pleased with him) reported that the Prophet (peace and blessings be upon him) said, “The reward for a Hajj mabroor is nothing but Paradise” (Al-Bukhari and Muslim). Here are 13 tips …

Three Types of Hajj... What Is the Difference?

3 Types of Hajj… What Differences? (+Charts)

Did you know that Hajj is not only one type that each and every pilgrim do? In fact, it is not only one or two types of Hajj available for pilgrims to choose from. If you are planning to perform Hajj, you select one of three modes: Ifrad, Tamatu` and Qiran. The 3 modes offer …

My Journey to Hajj From Madinah to Makkah

My Journey to Hajj From Madinah to Makkah

Walking through Madinah is in a way a visit to the history of Islam. We went to the hill where the battle of Uhud was fought, standing on the rocks where the archers stood who minutes later changed the outcome of that struggle. We prayed…

Quick Things to Know About Hajj

Quick Things to Know About Hajj

The rituals are simple, but the amount of walking necessary, the hot climate, and the crowds make the Hajj a rigorous exercise in faith. In Makkah, the pilgrims first circumambulate the Ka`bah 7 times in a ritual known as Tawaf…

first hajj pilgrims

First Hajj Pilgrims Arrive in Saudi Arabia

As millions of Muslims prepare to flock to Saudi for the lifetime journey of Hajj, the first Hajj pilgrims arrived Thursday, July 4 in the two holy cities of Makkah and Madinah, Asharq Al-Awsat reported. The first pilgrimage batch for this year has arrived in King Abdulaziz International Airport in Jeddah and Prince Mohammed Bin …

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