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  • Points of Caution for Pilgrims - I

    Many people are confused about, and ask many questions regarding, the rituals of Hajj (major pilgrimage) and ‘Umrah (minor pilgrimage). They also commit many violations of the Sharee’ah (Islamic jurisprudence) while performing these rites or during their stay in Makkah. This series of articles is an attempt to answer frequently asked questions.. More

  • Rulings Regarding Sacrificial Animals - II

    6- A Sacrificial animal to be offered as a penalty for killing a game This is due on he who, during the state of Ihraam (ritual consecration), kills or helps, by beckoning or handing, or any such action, to kill a hunted animal. Here, offering a sacrificial animal equivalent to what he killed is due, to be slaughtered and distributed among the poor.. More

  • Rulings Regarding Sacrificial Animals - I

    The term ‘Sacrificial Animals’ refers to the animals to be delivered to the Ka’bah as an offering and as a means to draw close to Allah The Almighty. He Says (what means): {And the camels and cattle We have appointed for you as among the symbols of Allah; for you therein is good. So mention the name of Allah upon them when lined up.. More

  • Types of Hajj Rites

    Allah The Almighty has made matters easy for His slaves as He has legislated Hajj to be carried out in three possible ways. These three ways are known to scholars as "Types of Rites". If the pilgrim reaches the Meeqaat [designated points for beginning Ihraam (ritual consecration)] during the months of Hajj, which are Shawwaal, Thul-Qi‘dah.. More

  • Rulings of Fidyah (Expiation)

    It is out of the Mercy of Allah The Almighty bestowed upon this Ummah (nation) that He removed from its people the chains and yokes that were upon the previous nations before them: He lightened for them the burdens that were heavy on the others and made easy for them the matter of worship. He The Exalted, The Almighty Says (what means): * {And Allah.. More

  • Rulings and Etiquettes of ‘Eed

    ‘Eed in Islam is an example of delight with the Mercy and Favor of Allah The Almighty and a great opportunity for purity of souls, unanimity of opinion, and rejuvenation of life itself. At the same time, it should never mean laxity in obligations and dissolution from manners and etiquettes; on the contrary, it is necessary on ‘Eed to be.. More

  • The Established Practices of Thul-Hijjah

    Thul-Hijjah is the twelfth and last month of the Hijri calendar. It is one of the Sacred Months mentioned in the Quran [Quran 9:36]. These months are specifically: Rajab (7th), Thul-Qa’dah (11th), Thul-Hijjah (12th), and Muharram (1st). Such is the way of Allah in His creation. Of all places, He Almighty chose Makkah and preferred it over others... More

  • Restrictions for a Person in the State of Ihraam - II

    Clipping Nails, Shaving, Cutting or Removing hair: This is restricted regardless of the means with which they are done, and regarding the hair, then the restriction applies whether it is from the head or any other part of the body. Allah Says (what means): {…And do not shave your heads until the Hady (offering) reaches the place of sacrifice…}.. More

  • Restrictions for a Person in the State of Ihraam - I

    A person in the state of Ihraam is a person who made intention and entered into one of the two sacred rituals, Hajj or 'Umrah, accompanied by the removal of normal clothing and putting on special clothing and then reciting the Talbiyah. There are certain restrictions that apply to the one who assumes this state. The Following are the Acts that are.. More

  • How to Perform Hajj

    There are Three Types of Hajj: 1) Hajj At-Tamattu’ 2) Hajj Al-Qiraan 3) Hajj Al-Ifraad Here, we shall talk about Hajj At-Tamattu’ as it is the most recommended one. In this type of Hajj, one is to perform ‘Umrah during the Hajj months (i.e. Shawwaal, Thul-Qa’dah and the first nine days of Thul-Hijjah) and to perform the.. More

  • What is Hajj (Pilgrimage)?

    The word Hajj, linguistically, means heading to a place for the sake of visiting; in Islamic terminology, it implies heading to Makkah to observe the rituals of pilgrimage. Hajj is obligated by Allah upon every Muslim, male and female, who is physically and financially capable. It is obligatory only once during the lifetime of a Muslim. Allah Almighty.. More

  • Hajj by Proxy - I

    Hajj is one of the best kinds of worship and the greatest in reward. It was related that the Prophet, sallallaahu alayhi wa sallam, said: “(The performance of) ‘Umrah is an expiation for the sins committed (between it and the previous one). And the reward of accepted Hajj is nothing except Paradise. Whoever performs Hajj to this House (Ka'bah).. More

  • Prohibitions of Ihraam

    Upon making Ihraam for Hajj or ‘Umrah, there are certain things that are forbidden as long as one is in the state of Ihraam. They are designated by Muslim scholars as “Prohibitions of Ihraam” and they form three categories: Prohibitions for both men and women, prohibitions for men only, and prohibitions for women only. Prohibitions.. More

  • Ruling on Hajj and Conditions of its Obligation

    The obligation of Hajj is one of the best acts of worship that bring one closer to Allah The Almighty. It was Legislated by Allah to complete His religion. Allah The Almighty also Legislated ‘Umrah, which was mentioned in the Noble Quran right after the obligation of Hajj. Allah The Almighty Says (what means): {And complete the Hajj and ‘Umrah.. More

  • Hajj Concessions

    Relieving people of difficulty and keeping them from harm is one of the basic purposes of Sharee’ah and the Quran and Sunnah are teeming with proofs of this. Allah The Almighty Says (what means): {….Allah Intends for you ease and does not intend for you hardship….} [Quran 2:185] {And Allah Wants to lighten for you [your difficulties];&h.. More

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