Hajj and Umrah

A brief explanation to the best way of performing ‘Umrah in Islam

Hajj and `Umrah are the pilgrimages of Islam. Hajj is usually referred to as the major pilgrimage, and `Umrah as the lesser one

The rites of Hajj are spread over only a few days, as symbolic guidelines, they stand people in good stead for the rest of their lives.

The ruling of sheria regarding the entering the Ihram state for the pilgrims

How Hajj is a journey of the soul and heart. The importance of Hajj in Islam. 

the pilgrimage to Makkah, is the fourth basic act of worship (`ibadah). It is obligatory once in a lifetime

The article highlights the importance of proper preparation and provisions for the prospective pilgrims.

Sheikh Mustafa Al-Zarqa, may Allah have mercy on him, said: Hajj is one of the obligations of the religion and one of the principles of Islam. The foundation of performing these obligations is sincerity, so that they are accepted by Allah, pleasing to Him, and worthy of their immense reward. An accepted Hajj means a

What are the objectives of Hajj in Islam? How is the present day hajj is connected to the path of Ibrahim (AS), the first caller to Hajj.

The sins that are related to the rights of the servants are not absolved of the servant except by returning the rights to their people. As for the rights of Allah, they are forgiven by repentance.

The kiswah is traditionally made of black material with a three-foot-wide band of inscription covering on all four sides of the Ka`bah

There are journeys mentioned in the Qur’an by the wisdom of Allah, and others that the Qur’an did not mention, but the revelation, told by the truthful was revealed to inform the nation. The Holy Qur’an mentioned the journey of our father Ibrahim, peace be upon him, to the Holy Land when he left his

The Prophet (peace and blessings be upon him) delivered this sermon on the 9 Dhul-Hijjah 10 A.H. in the valley of Mount `Arafat, during his final Hajj, known as the Farewell Hajj

The Ka`bah is nearly square in shape, built with hard dark bluish-grey stones. It now rises to sixteen meters; but was much lower at the time of the Prophet, peace and blessing be upon him.

Circumambulating the Ka`bah is a symbolic act of worship, whose wisdom may be hidden from some. It indicates the believers’ utter submission to Almighty Allah alone

This topic shows how the Companions behaved throughout their lives—setting sublime examples of adherence to the Sunnah.

Some historical facts about the well of Zamzam and its virtues in Islam