Archive for the ‘Hajj’ category

Know Thy Self: Opinion on Hajj Selfies by Suhaib Webb

Question: It seems every week there is a new internet conflict. Over the last few days, people criticized me for posting my Hajj selfies. What is your opinion about this? Answer: That is a sad question, and I find it strange that people have the time to look at other people’s pictures and criticize them. […]

The Best Days of this World

Originally Posted in November 2009 By Zahra The Virtues of the first 10 days of Dhul Hijjah1 : 1. Ahadith (narrations) of the Prophet ﷺ (peace be upon him): قال النبي –صلى الله عليه وسلم-( مامن أيام العمل الصالح فيها أحب إلى الله من هذه الأيام قالوا يا رسول الله : ولا الجهاد في سبيل الله […]

Al-Rihlah: Reviving the Hajj Experience

By Imran Ghani Link to Website: http://alrihlah.org/ Link to LaunchGood: https://www.launchgood.com/projects/project_detail/al-rihlah.html Link to Video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u1dPP2uDgn0 Our Story Me: Omar, now that you’ve graduated from college and are working now, what do you want to do? Omar: I think it’s time we perform Hajj, bro. But let’s do it a little differently. Me: What do you have […]

Hajj in the Bible

A cursory analysis into the word “Hajj” as found in the Old Testament. When many Jews and Christians view Islam from the outside, they find parallels to their own faiths that usually inspire a great deal of curiosity. These parallels are often doctrinal, sometimes regarding the biographies of Prophets shared between the three Abrahamic faiths […]

It’s Never Too Early For a Second Chance

By Aber Kawas We can all remember the feeling we had this Ramadan. That intense determination we felt as we tried our best to come out of it changed people. The pressure that was on us and the weight of each moment was so immense. Time felt heavy as each hour, minute, and second held […]

Cutting Nails and Hair in Dhul Hijjah

Am I allowed to cut my nails and hair during the first ten days of the month of Dhul Ḥijjah? I begin in the name of Allah, the most kind and merciful: Summarized Answer Scholars, past and present, have differed over this issue, so it should not be turned into a matter of dispute. It […]

Hajj: A Submission to God

By Noha Alshugairi I still remember myself as a young child of 6 moving from Nigeria to Saudi Arabia, struggling with a new country, language, and school. My first spoken language was the English of Nigeria; a mix of British English with an accent of the local dialect. My Arabic at the time was limited […]

The Other Hajj Tips

By Noha Alshugairi Many people have written about Hajj: what to expect, how to prepare, what to take, and how to perform the rituals, etc. I am not offering any of these tips. As a therapist, I see how my clients’ perceptions and attitudes impact the way they experience life; and since Hajj is a […]

A Few Things Every Prospective Hajji Should Know

By Hajja Saira Hajji [‘haj-jee] (col.) noun  1. someone who performs the act of Hajj (Pilgrimage). 2. a title given to someone who survived Hajj Introduction Welcome, prospective Hajji, to a unique journey. This journey is an invitation from your Lord to visit His House and engage in one of the most illustrious acts of worship. […]

A Most Blessed Rooftop

By Yacoob Manjoo This piece was inspired by my time in Madinah, on the rooftop of the Prophet Muhammad’s (peace be upon him) mosque, a few weeks prior to Hajj 2011. I like rooftops because they are freedom. As I write this, I’m seated on one. No ordinary one, mind you; but one in a […]

Hajj: A Golden Dream

By Ishrat Ali A Short Story Once in a small town lived a beautiful Muslimah named Aisha. Her beauty was the imaan (faith) in her heart that completed her character. Her hijab was her crown, her excellent manners her garment; Aisha’s gracefulness and compassion were such that they were like diamonds that shimmered inside of […]

Synced: Hajj 2011

In late September, my life began to smear. A horrid pace began to take its toll. Ramadan had just concluded and I was off to Malaysia to film 26 episodes of Reflections for T.V. al-Hijrah (to be done in 5 days), my wife’s visa status still hung in the balance, my financial situation was “code […]

The Wells of Zamzam Nourish the Pilgrim’s Soul

by Wadud Hassan [Wadud Hassan is the Secondary School and Special Programs Manager at Furqaan Academy Collin County. He can be reached at whassan[at]furqaan.org] By the mercy of Allah subhanahu wa ta`ala (exalted is He), my family and I were very fortunate to perform Hajj (the pilgrimage to Makkah) last year. We had a very […]

The Most Valuable Days

by Ammar M. Ali  In order to draw our attention to the importance and grandeur of certain things, and increase our appreciation of them, Allah subhanahu wa ta`ala (exalted is He) honors objects of His creation by swearing by them in the Qur’an. Amongst these objects are the moon, the stars, the sun, the night, […]

Welcoming the Blessed Guest: Dhul-Hijjah

Friday (October 28th) is the first day of the month known as Dhul-Hijjah. Our hearts and prayers are with those undertaking the difficult pilgrimage during these days. For those of us who are not performing the Hajj, there are still many ways to make the most of this blessed time! Virtues of the first 10 […]

Going to Hajj or Donating to East Africa?

The Question: Brother Suhaib, I was planning to go to Hajj this year, but I have a feeling that feeding the starving children in Somalia could be more rewarding at this moment. What is your opinion on this? JazakAllahu khayr. The Answer: Imam al-Haramayn said, “There are times when establishing a community obligation is better […]

Your 10 Days of Dhul Hijjah

Lecture by Khalid Latif | in collaboration with ICNYU

The Hajj Workout Plan

By Rehan Jalali EXERCISE Hajj is cardio intensive so you must be in good physical shape. Continue to weight train as normal but for cardio I recommend: Take a brisk walk 4-5 days a week for 35-45 minutes wearing sandals a few times (preferably in the morning). Drink plenty of water and a cup of […]

Seven Reasons to Perform Hajj While Young

by Ibn Shaima “The feet of man will not slip on the Day of Resurrection until he is asked of five things: of his life as to how he spent it, his youth as to how he used it, his wealth as to where he got it and how he spent it, and of his knowledge […]

Trials & Blessings of the Greatest Journey

It’s an unparalleled experience that can never be captured through words; it rises with your soul to its origin in the heavens and humbles your body towards its earthly origin; it gives you glimpses of the Hereafter and reminds you of your ultimate purpose of existence; it’s none other than the greatest journey of Hajj. […]