What is Umrah?
In Arabic, the word ‘Umrah is derived from I‘timar which means a visit. However, ‘Umrah in Islamic terminology, means paying a visit to Ka’bah, performing Tawaf (circumambulation) around it, walking between Safa and Marwah seven times. A performer of ‘Umrah puts off his Ihram by having his hair shaved or.. More
Therefore, this is a real alteration in formatting and molding the human in every aspect relevant to thought, mind, heart, soul, words and deeds. Then, this change will be reflected upon the entire Ummah, as Allah The Almighty Says about us and as the Prophet, sallallahu ‘alayhi wa sallam, taught us that we are the Ummah of.. More
Worshipping Allah The Almighty alone, making one’s heart Allah-conscious, having tongues oft-remembering of Allah, having the body's organs preoccupied with fulfilling the rituals of Hajj and spending effort and wealth in every aspect drawing the person nearer to Allah are the greatest goals behind the great Hajj.
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The Prophet, sallaallahu ‘alayhi wa sallam, wanted to implant and establish this principle. At that time the polytheists and those new to Islam were keen to closely watch and follow the acts of the Prophet, sallaallahu ‘alayhi wa sallam. When the Prophet, sallaallahu ‘alayhi wa sallam, proceeded to Mount ‘Arafah,.. More
Jaabir, may Allaah be pleased with him, narrated that, “When the Prophet, sallallaahu ‘alayhi wa sallam, assumed Ihraam (ritual consecration for Hajj), he pronounced the Talbiyyah that confirms the Oneness of Allah (saying): 'Labbayka Allahumma labbayk; labbayk la shareeka laka labbayk; inna al-Hamda wa-n-i‘mata.. More
Hajj is one of the most prominent forms of worship in Islam. It is an embodiment of true following of the Prophet's, sallallaahu alayhi wa sallam, example. Unfortunately, it has recently become apparent that too much emphasis is being placed upon rulings pertaining to common mistakes committed by pilgrims during Hajj, and to what validates.. More
4- Heeding Allah's hudood (limits)
Heeding Allah's limits is the highest degree of piety. It is an indication of true belief, and a sign of perfect submission to Allah. The Prophet, sallallaahu alayhi wa sallam, more than anyone else, was a strict observant of Allah's limits. He, sallallaahu alayhi wa sallam, was the most devout of all, and used to.. More
Allah has made all living creatures out of water. People require water for almost everything; for agriculture, construction, transportation, and for cooling and heating. But not all water carries the same value and significance? Muslims refer to the water of Zamzam as something revered and unique. They crave this mysterious liquid and.. More
The days of Hajj passed, its rituals are over and most of the pilgrims returned home, carrying the memories of their journey to the House of Allah Almighty. However, if the rituals of Hajj are over, its benefits and objectives are not and will never come to an end.
A Christian missionary once said:
Islam will remain the strong rock that will destroy.. More
The Prophet, sallallaahu ‘alayhi wa sallam, also said:
• "All of my Ummah will enter Paradise except those who refuse." It was said, "O Messenger of Allah, who are those who refuse?" He said, "Whoever obeys me will enter Paradise and whoever disobeys me has refused."
• "Whoever does any action that.. More
Every year, millions of Muslims make the journey of their lifetime. They come from all over the world for the sole purpose of fulfilling one of Allah’s greatest commandments to mankind – the Hajj. Abu Hurayrah, may Allah be pleased with him, narrated that “The Prophet, sallallaahu alayhi wa sallam, was asked, ‘Which is the best.. More
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
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 Talbiyyah.
There are certain restrictions that apply to the one who assumes this state.
The following are the acts.. More
After preparing oneself internally and financially for one of the most important events in the life of a Muslim, the pilgrim must plan and make actual logistic decisions regarding his/her journey. While one can always make the trip by himself or with a small group of individuals close to him, in this modern day this is not always the best choice. It.. More
Pilgrimage was ordained in the sixth year after the migration of the Prophet, sallallaahu alayhi wa sallam. It suffices for a pilgrim to do it once in a lifetime, and performing it more than once is voluntary.
A Pilgrim whose Hajj is accepted by Allah is given the good tidings that he would return with all his sins being forgiven. The Prophet, sallallaahu.. More