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  • All About Udh-hiyah

    This is a Brief Account on the Udh-hiyah (sacrificial animal offered in ‘Eed Al-Adh-ha): • The Udh-hiyah refers to animals classified as Al-An‘aam (camels, cattle, sheep or goats) that are slaughtered during the days of Nahr as an act of worship, with the intention of drawing closer to Allah The Almighty. • The Udh-hiyah is.. More

  • The virtue of the Day of ‘Arafah

    It was narrated on the authority of ‘Aa’ishah, may Allaah be pleased with her, that the Prophet, sallallaahu ‘alayhi wa sallam, said: “There is no day when Allah sets free more slaves from Hell than the Day of ‘Arafah. He draws near, then boasts of them to the angels, Saying, ‘What do these [slaves] want [that I may.. More

  • The Blessed Days: Day of ‘Arafah

    The Day of ‘Arafah (the 9th day of Thul-Hijjah): This day surpasses other days in virtue and merit and therefore it is worth being discussed independently in order to clarify the aspects of its excellence and honor: Firstly: It is the day of Allah The Almighty perfected the religion and completed His favor: It was narrated that the Jews said.. More

  • Realizing the Essence and Purpose of Hajj – II

    5)Reminding of the Hereafter: Hajj clearly reminds the slave of Allah of the Last Day and the situations and terror it includes, through the following: * Leaving his country and departing from his family. This reminds him of departing his country and family after death. * Taking off form-fitting clothes and other adornments. This reminds him of.. More

  • Realizing the Essence and Purpose of Hajj - I

    When a Muslim realizes the essence of Hajj as well as the rationales and secrets behind it, this qualifies him to perform a valid and accepted Hajj. This is similar to humbleness in prayer. A person who has greater humility in prayer, his prayer is more likely to be accepted. The same applies to Hajj. The more a pilgrim is aware of the essence, spirit.. More

  • There is Neither Rafath (Sexual Relations), nor Disobedience nor Disputing During Hajj - II

    {...and no disobedience...} [Quran 2:197] Disobedience is forbidden at all times, but it is even more forbidden during Hajj. Disobedience is failing to obey Allah The Almighty, and to exceed His due limits. There is difference of opinion about what is meant by it in the Quranic Verse: The first is to call each other offensive nicknames, as confirmed.. More

  • There is Neither Rafath (Sexual Relations), nor Disobedience nor Disputing During Hajj - I

    Allah The Almighty mentioned in His Noble Book of Hajj obligations, acts of the Sunnah (Prophetic tradition), etiquettes, pillars and favorable things that indicate His care for this great act of worship and glorious rite. He clarified this matter in detail, and with perfect clarification; Allah The Almighty Says (what means): {Hajj is [during] well-known.. More

  • Hajj: An Obligation Once in a Lifetime

    Religious obligations based on time take different forms: Some obligations are yearly, like fasting the month of Ramadan; others are weekly, like the Jumu'ah prayer, while others are daily, like the five daily prayers. However, there is an obligation that is only required once in a lifetime, which is the performance of Hajj (pilgrimage). One might.. More

  • The Virtues of the Ten Days of Thul-Hijjah - I

    Praise be to Allah Who has created time and has made some times better than others, some months and days and nights better than others, when rewards are multiplied many times, as a mercy towards His slaves. This encourages them to do more righteous deeds and makes them more eager to worship Him. This season of worship brings many benefits, such as.. More

  • The virtues of the ten days of Thul-Hijjah - II

    Types of worship and deeds to be performed during the ten days: One must understand that these days are a great blessing from Allah to His slave, which is appreciated properly by the actively righteous. It is the Muslim's duty to appreciate this blessing and make the most of the opportunity, by devoting these ten days to paying more attention to striving.. More

  • Excellence of the First Ten Days of Thul-Hijjah - I

    There are many texts indicating the excellence of these days: First: Allah The Exalted Says (what means): {By the dawn, And [by] the ten nights.} [Quran 89:1-2] Many of the scholars of Tafseer (Quranic exegesis) are of the view that these ten nights are of the first ten days of Thul-Hijjah, and this is the sound view. It is not proved that the Prophet,.. More

  • Excellence of the First Ten Days of Thul-Hijjah - II

    Fourth: Intensifying righteous deeds Righteous deeds are beloved to Allah The Almighty at every time and place. This is asserted during these blessed days, and this means the excellence and great reward of righteous deeds during these days. A person who is unable to perform Hajj during these days has to fill his time with obedience through performing.. More

  • Hajj and the Muslims’ Unity

    Unity and agreement lead to strength and victory, while disunity and disagreement lead to weakness and defeat. Powerful nations only succeeded because of unity among its members and integration of its efforts. History is the best witness to this rule. Hence, we find several texts in the Quran and the Sunnah stressing this great principle and warning.. More

  • The Blessed Days: Day of Nahr and the Days of Tashreeq

    The Day of Nahr (the 10th day of Thul-Hijjah): There are multiple virtues for this day for it is the day of the major Hajj and the best day of the year. In a Hadeeth (narration), the Prophet, sallallaahu ‘alayhi wa sallam, said: "The greatest day in the sight of Allah The Almighty is the Day of Nahr and then the day of Qarr (the 11th day.. More

  • Merits of Hajj and ‘Umrah - II

    Hajj is (a type of) Jihaad Jihaad is of different kinds and ranks, including striving with the soul and property, striving with the tongue and word and striving against one’s own desires in obedience of Allah, and this latter type is very clearly manifested in Hajj, which combines the striving of the body along with the spending of wealth in.. More

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