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Hajj - Sacred Places and the Power of Invocation

Hajj is a unique occasion when God is specially merciful to His servants. He answers the prayers of all those who undertake the pilgrimage with sincere faith. The pilgrims should rely wholeheartedly on God’s forgiveness and mercy and pray to Him with sincerity and devotion.

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Allah's Guests: Are You Ready for Hajj?

I remember asking myself this question as I prepared for Hajj. Unlike most trips I had taken in my life, the goal of this trip was not to attain some worldly gain or pleasure. I was going to give of my time and my energy, and to exert myself for the pleasure of Allah.

Spiritual Ethics

What Are the Spiritual Ethics of Hajj?

Short Answer: According to Islam, God is the goal of the human heart. Every aspect of Hajj reflects some aspect of the Hereafter. Throughout the performance of Hajj, the pilgrim can easily observe that it is a course of spiritual enrichment. The true purpose of tawaf is the ‘circling’ of the heart in remembrance of the Lord of the House. …

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 …

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Understanding the Why of Hajj: Is It Only For Worship?

Short Answer: Hajj is a journey of spiritual and intellectual rebirth. At Hajj, pilgrims practice the five pillars of Islam. They show Allah that they are able to relinquish all types of worldly pleasure. In addition, Muslims meet with their fellow Muslims to celebrate the sense of belonging to one nation. Hajj is a journey into history as well as …

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Can My Robot Perform Hajj For Me?

Salam Dear Sister, Thank you for your question. Dr. Shabir Ally, from Let the Quran Speak, addresses this question in the video below: Transcript: Saffiyah: “In The Islamic Monthly, Author Imran Saeed asks: ‘Can my robot perform Hajj for me?’… Now, Dr. Shabir Ally, this is an interesting question, because robots are becoming more and …

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 …

Can You Explain the Prerequisites for Hajj?

Can You Explain the Prerequisites for Hajj?

Wa`alaykum as-salamu 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 prerequisites for hajj are as follows: 1- He/she must be a Muslim. 2- H/she must be an adult. 3- He/she must be of a sound …

New Muslim – When is the Best Time to Perform Hajj?

New Muslim - When is the Best Time to Perform Hajj?

I discussed this recently with a local sister, Cath, as we have both been on pilgrimage to Makkah. She went there for Hajj with her husband two-and-a-half years after saying her Shahadah and I was able to go to perform Umrah with a group of sisters two years after mine.

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