When I got to Makkah, I was totally overwhelmed in a way which I had never experienced anywhere before To go for hajj is certainly one of the most remarkable experiences a believing Muslim can have. It can be compared to nothing else, and is absolutely unique in every way. When we say our daily
Three tips for Muslim pilgrims on the best way to embark on hajj rites with full strength and correct understanding.
At every step and every action, a pilgrim remembers God and makes supplication to Him. Therefore, mentioning God’s name is the ultimate goal of Hajj. Muslims believe that Hajj (pilgrimage to Makkah) is one of the five pillars of Islam. Hajj has been made obligatory on those who are physically and financially able to perform
The pilgrim spends the whole day walking towards Mina. In order for him to have some rest and to relieve himself, the Divine Legislator (Allah the Almighty) prescribed for him spend the night in Muzdalifah as a sign of mercy and pity for his labor all day long. It is a fact that Islam is
Al-Mash`ar Al-Haram is the Valley between Muzdalifah and Mina, where pilgrims should make a Du`a’ after they have slept in Muzdalifah while they are going to Makkah to throw Jamrat Al-`Aqabah on the morning of the 10th of Dhul-Hijjah. The rationale behind this is that the Arabs during the Pre-Islamic period used to gather together
Visiting Madinah is not a rite of Hajj or `Umrah, but the unique merits of the Prophet’s city and his mosque attract every pilgrim to visit it. Muslims’ hearts are always drawn to the city that witnessed the construction of the edifice of Islam and from which the shining rays of the message spread. Muslims
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.
Here is the reflection of the writer on his Journey to Makkah for Hajj. He shows how Hajj is a time for Sabr (patience).
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
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