The opportunity that comes with the First ten days of Dhul-Hijjah is so vital and can be compared to earning the "bonus marks" offered to us.
The first ten days of Dhul-Hijjah have been singled out especially for great merits and excellences like no other days in the Islamic calendar
Here is the list of some mistakes in form of innovation (Bida'h) which some pilgrims make during the standing on Arafah.
There is no day better than the Day of `Arafah. On this day, Allah descends to the nearest heaven.
This article discusses matters relating to women and Hajj. It is in question and answer form.
Muslims must make greater efforts to understand tawheed - worshipping Almighty Allah alone.
The meaning of (an accepted hajj), its conditions and the evidences that show the virtues of hajj in Islam.
`Eid Al-Adha falls on the 10th day of the 12th month (Dhul Hijjah) of the Islamic calendar. This is the day when the pilgrims gather in Makkah by the millions come, after having completed many of the essential rites of Hajj, out of ihram and out of the restrictions that go with ihram (e.g. the
Report for the year 2000 ranked the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia 26th.
Pilgrimage is an allegory of human life on earth. It's a way man tries to connect to the Ultimate Reality.
Repentance, once accomplished, will undoubtedly wipe out sins, and guarantee a clean record.
All the rituals of hajj are actually related to the life and example of Prophet Abraham and his family. Muslims in Hajj work to emulate this family.
The Day of Arafah is an excellent time to repent. While Eid Al-Adha combines two great acts of worship, salah and sacrifice.
Here is the reflection of the writer on his Journey to Makkah for Hajj. He shows how Hajj is a time for Sabr (patience).
Details on the practical way of slaughtering animals in Islam and the objective behind it.
The term "halal meat" is in danger of becoming a term for commercial profit.
There are means in Islam that strengthen a person's connection with God, one of which is Hajj.
The first ten days of Dhul-Hijjah is a season of worship that brings many benefits and opportunities.
Repentance (Tawbah ) means that one feels regret and filled with remorse for his or her sins.
This article is about the benefits of the first ten days of Dhul-Hijjah.
Muslims are bound together, in heart and in spirit. This unity is the means of our strength.
The article explains what is to be done with our sacrificial animal after slaughtering.
The article covers several versions of the story of Ibrahim and how he arrived in Makkah and how he raised the foundations of the Ka`bah.
It is a sunnah to leave for Arafah after the sunrise of the 9th day of Dhul-Hijjah. This is while uttering takbir, which is saying: Allahu Akbar (God is the Greatest), tahlil, which is saying: la ilaha ila-Allah (there is no God but Allah) and talbiyah, which is saying: labbayka Allahumma labbayk. The importance of
Indeed, these days are the most excellent of all the days with Allah, the first ten days of Dhul-Hijjah.
Sacrifice is testing the sincerity of our faith; We will not be left alone after we say that we are believers.
`Eid is an expression of the testimony of faith. if you truly desire Paradise, all that is required of you is obedience
True `Eid requires us to be cheerful. We should congratulate one another on its comings and put sorrows away.
`Eid, in Islam, is a day of joy, thanksgiving, worship, brotherhood, solidarity, and morality. A Muslim should take the advantage of this day to bring himself nearer to Allah, Most High. The Prophet (peace and blessings be upon him) said: “Every nation has its festival, and this is your festival.” Here, he referred to the
One should know that this place was always trodden by Allah’s Prophets, peace and blessing be upon them all, who used to adorn and worship Allah there. This act of worship was inherited by all Muslims all over the world in a way to follow the Sunnah of Allah’s Prophets, peace and blessing be upon
Ar-Ramal is the ritual where male pilgrims are required to walk briskly with their chests thrust forward and with their shoulders rolling slightly during the first three circuits of Tawaf ul-Qudum (Arrival Tawaf). Ladies are not required to practice Ramal. Ar-Ramal was prescribed for Muslims as when they carry out this ritual they look like
Hajj (Pilgrimage) intention and rites can be observed through the three ways of Ihram. These ways are available to ease the rites on the pilgrims
You cannot gather the full and real blessings and treasures of the Qur'an unless you devote yourself to understanding its meaning.
Tips on the best ways to explore the virtues of Dhul-Hijjah and benefit from the special favors Allah bestowed in this month.
People thought it was impossible to go around the world in 80 days. So what would they think about making that trip in only one day? Well, it is possible on the day of Arafah, the essence of Hajj. Taking a look around at all the pilgrims standing on the Mount of Mercy on the
Eid Al-Adha has unique meanings that implant in the Muslim's heart the spirit of sharing and caring.
In Eid, social manners should be highly respected in a way that pleases others and does not hurt anyone.
How do you plan to spend your Eid Day? Here are some tips on its celebration and sharing.
In Islam, sacrifice carries many shades of meanings. These meanings represent the heart of Islamic faith on this earth.
During the blessed month of Dhul-Hijjah, a Muslim witnesses two events, Eid Al-Adha and Hajj.
These ten days are among Allah’s graces granted to His servants as Allah created in the souls of the believers the longing to see the Holy Mosque in Makkah and no one can see it every year, He obligated Hajj on those who have the ability to perform it only once in their lifetime and
Fatwas and questions addressing matters newly introduced into Hajj and juristic rules pertaining to important rituals.
Some useful tips on how to avoid pilgrims' accidents due to the huge crowd during the performance of Hajj rites
For any deed to be accepted from an Islamic perspective, it has to meet certain criteria: it should be both righteous and sincere. Allah the Almighty says in His Ever-Glorious Qur’an: [whoever expects to meet his Lord, let him work righteousness, and, in the worship of his Lord, admit no one as partner] (Al-Kahf 18:110).
Hajj is considered a healing program because it touches the human self.
In every worship there is wisdom; it just needs some reflection and meditation to explore the secrets.
The fifth Pillar of Islam is the pilgrimage to Makkah and its surroundings known as Hajj. All Muslims are obligated to make Hajj once in their lifetimes if they can afford it and are otherwise able to do so. The Hajj is made from the eighth to the twelfth of the Islamic month of Dhul-Hijjah.Muslims
Islam is a religion of relatively few symbols because it is an open, rational and practical faith. Where symbols do occur, their nature conforms with and confirms the nature of the faith. The central and foremost symbol of Islam is the Kabah and the rituals associated with it. In the Qur’an, God calls the Kabah
By Dalia Salah El Deen Devoted believers of different religions isolate themselves from people in order to purify their hearts. In the quest for intimacy with the divine, they retreat to mountain caves, monasteries, or hermitages and prefer solitude to the company of others.God has favored Islam – as the last Testament – with Hajj
The article shows the importance of the month of Dhul-Hijjah and its virtues. It explains the way a Muslim can utilize the value of this month.
Are all of life’s hardships worth enduring? The answer depends on what our goal is in living. In fact, understanding life’s purpose is a slow and absorbing process. We sense its mystery while reflecting upon our existence and humanity. Therefore, our concept of life evolves gradually throughout our lives. The purpose of our creation is
The meaning of the verse and its lessons while explaining the context of Uhud battle, the experience of Muslims in this battle and its scenes.
The article explains the stance of classical jurists of Islam in considering the element of time and place
Sacrifice in Islam is both general and specific. The act itself is symbolic in order to realize the will of Allah on earth.
Among the lessons of Hajj is making sacrifice in the way of Allah, for the cause of Islam. As Islam is itself a religion of sacrifice, its different pillars also contain the same features and characteristics. Prophet Ibrahim (peace and blessings be upon him) sacrificed his most loved ones for the sake of Allah. He
Allah commands His servants to say "Allaah is the Greatest". Though soft on the tongue, it's heavy on the scale of reward.
The article covers the essence of five daily obligatory prayers in the life of Human being and its objectives.
Tips on many ways to nurture and sustain marital love in Islam reading it from the Quran and its commentary.
The article provides the ways to reflect on the story of Prophet Ibrahim and how he was willing to sacrifice his child Isma`il (Pbuh).
The drape or covering of the Kabah, known as the kiswah, has an interesting history through different eras. Some scholars argue that the first kiswah was made by the Prophet Ismail (peace and blessings be upon him). It is mentioned by others that the first kiswah was made by Adnan ibn Ad, a great- great-grandfather
After arriving in Madinah the Prophet (Pbuh) turned his attention to cementing the ties of mutual brotherhood among the Muslims
The objective of rituals of Hajj and the animal sacrifice in Islam for shaping the Muslim behaviors and daily activities.
Tips to read and reflect on the verses of Qur'an that explained the animal ritual sacrifice offered during the Eid celebration of Adha
The article addresses the most important ethics the pilgrims should acquire during the rituals of hajj as characterized in the Sunnah
The moral and religious lessons from the eventful story of Ibrahim and Ismail and their struggles in protecting and guarding their faith
Muslims commemorate the Prophet Ibrahim's willingness to sacrifice his first-born son at the command of God, and how Allah spared his son and made him a Prophet
Avarice and greed are blameworthy flaws that the Prophet (Pbuh) forbade, stressing that no one will get anything except what Allah willed.
Ihsan is one of those words that can't be translated into just one English word, but has a rather broad and deep meaning.
The story of Lady Hajar and her desperate search for water for her infant Isma`il when they were left in the desert by Prophet Ibrahim
Thanksgiving in Islam is known as Shukr. It is mentioned in the Qur’an many times. It is the quality of human beings and it is also the quality of Allah
The basic principles required from the person who intends sacrificing Udhiyah to mark Eid al Adha festival.
Inspired by the verses of the Qur’an and the traditions and practices of the Prophet and his Companions, the giving of Sadaqah (charity) to individuals or institutions has remained widespread among the Muslims. The Prophet was the most generous of men. He used to give with his own hand. When asked for anything, he never
The conviction of Muslims about Islam and the ethics of Muslims in establishing the truth of Islam explained through this article.
Surat Yusuf is a single, complete unit with a clear Makkan character reflected in its subject matter, message, and ambience.
The model of sacrifice that can be learnt from the story of Prophet Ibrahim and his son Isma'il who was himself a prophet of Allah.
The Qur’an was being revealed to the Prophet (May the peace and blessing of Allah be upon him) in a piecemeal, i.e., piece by piece over a period of twenty-three (23) years. This is for certain wisdom mentioned in the Qur’an by Allah, the Most High, “And (it is) a Qur’an which We have divided
Of the matters that are frequently inquired about every year, during the holy month of Ramadan, is the question pertaining to the ruling of offering Zakat [obligatory charity] before its due time. Muslim communities have established a habit of expediting the payment of Zakat and opting to pay it during Ramadan due to the virtue
Every event that happens to the Muslim has one sort or another of goodness in it. Allah states that even events that seem to be unfavorable..
Here is the list of the five things that the Noble Qur'an demands from every Muslim. They forms the obligations that Muslims owe the Qur'an.
Anger is a flame of fire, and when man is angry he has some relation to the accursed Satan who said, as the Qur’an tells, [… Thou didst create Me from fire, and him from clay.] (Al-A`raf: 12) Anger is condemned in Islam because it produces malevolence and envy. Once a man said to the
Determination is the most significant attribute of a believer. Believers never lose their enthusiasm and their devotion. Believers engage in their struggles only to earn the pleasure of God, which is why no difficulty proves to be a hindrance to their endeavors. The only goal of believers is to deserve the favor of their Lord,
Certain basic states and attitudes of the heart and mind are necessary prerequisites to any fruitful relationship with the Qur’an. Develop them as much as you can. Make them part of your consciousness, keep them ever-alive and active. Integrate them in your actions. Let them penetrate the depth of your being. Without the help of
One of the objectives of Qur'anic stories is to infuse Muslims with a spirit of endurance and to raise their morale.
Ubayy bin Ka’b was one of the chosen few companions of the Prophet (Pbuh) who transcribed the Qur'anic revelations and had his own Mus-haf.
Learn about the Islamic view on self-admiration, its destructive nature and the remedy prescription from the Prophet (Pbuh) tradition
The meanings and etiquettes of Dhikr (Allah's remembrance) and Du'aa (Supplication) are described through this article.
The spirit of salah is intention, devotion, and contemplation. Without contemplation, invocation is of no avail since this will be futile utterance.
Sadaqah (optional charity) refers to helping others in any way, by giving them in charity, by spending some time with them, listening to them attentively, directing them to the right path, feeling for them, smiling to them, removing whatever may harm them in streets, etc. All these are instances of sadaqah in its comprehensive sense.
Tips on how Muslims can utilize the lesson learnt from Ramadan in increasing the good deeds and devotion throughout the year.
True believers are those who maintain a clear level of faith throughout the worldly fluctuations. This article explains some benefits of hardship in Muslim's life
Learn how Islam require from the followers, after having Iman (faith) in Allah, to persevere after Ramadan and be steadfast
With Ramadan about to come to an end, an important question is raised: Will Muslims continue to worship Almighty Allah with the same enthusiasm they have been doing in Ramadan? In fact, many of the Muslims who are used to worshipping Almighty Allah during Ramadan by offering Tahajjud (late night Prayer), remembering Almighty Allah, and
Highlights of the means that can help continue doing good deed even after Ramadan, as the lord of Ramadan is the Lord of the entire year.
Whenever we are in any difficulty, the above verse inspires us to patiently persevere in our efforts and place our full hope and trust in Allah
Believers’ notion of forgiveness is very different to that of those who do not live by the morals of the Qur’an.
The Muslim individual is required to pay zakah as an expression of obedience to Allah. It goes hand in hand with salah (ritual Prayers)
The giving of Zakah (obligatory charity) is the third pillar of Islam. It has two types: zakat al-mal (charity paid on one’s wealth) and zakat al-fitr.
Charity is of two types in Islam. One that is compulsory called Zakat, and voluntary charity which is referred to as (Sadaqah).