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The Internal Dimensions of Hajj

The ultimate destination You are the luckiest person in the world. Allah has invited you personally to His House. What is Hajj? Hajj in the Arabic language means aim, destination or purpose (qasd). The reason is clear: Hajj is the ultimate journey of loving submission (‘ubudiyah) and conscious surrender (riq) to Allah. Its ultimate destination [...]

Spiritual Advice for Hajj

Allah سبحانه وتعالى says in the Holy Qur’an: الْحَجُّ أَشْهُرٌ مَّعْلُومَاتٌ فَمَن فَرَضَ فِيهِنَّ الْحَجَّ فَلاَ  رَفَثَ وَلاَ فُسُوقَ وَلاَ جِدَالَ فِي الْحَجِّ وَمَا تَفْعَلُواْ مِنْ  خَيْرٍ يَعْلَمْهُ اللّهُ وَتَزَوَّدُواْ فَإِنَّ خَيْرَ الزَّادِ التَّقْوَى  وَاتَّقُونِ يَا أُوْلِي الأَلْبَابِ   The season of Pilgrimage is the months known; wherefore whosoever ordaineth unto himself the pilgrimage therein, [...]

Correcting Our Outlook

The lifestyle that we have become accustomed to has spoiled us and we except a limousine to be waiting at the airport to whisk us away and drop us right outside the Haram. There is a system to everything that we must realize and we must be prepared to allow it to run its own [...]

Health Guidelines For Hajj And Umrah

The more physically fit you are, the easier it would become to perform the many rituals associated with Hajj and Umrah. If you have decided to perform a walking Hajj, then it would be very important for you to be as fit as possible. This will require walking as much as possible, starting about 6 [...]

Hajj Checklist

Ihram/s Musalla Gym bag – useful to carry your musalla in, and once inside haram footwear also safety pins Money belt Flip flops Sandals Sleeping bag Light jacket for Muzdalifa Small bag for pebbles Toiletries Toothbrush Toothpaste Soap Shampoo Razor Wet wipes Mobile phone Spare glasses/ contact lenses Small Quran Hajj guide/ Du’a kitabs Small [...]

A Guide For Intending Pilgrims

NIYYAH 1. The person who intends to perform Hajj must do so with the express niyyah of attaining Allah’s Pleasure, and to fulfil one’s fardh, and also to diligently carry out the Commands of Allah and His Rasool sallallahu alayhi wasallam. The rewards for deeds depend greatly on the niyyah that is formed. Sincerity is [...]