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Leaving Off Hajj despite Capability

The Prophet salAllahu ‘alayhi wa sallam said, “Whoever possesses sufficient provisions and means of the journey to perform Hajj and yet does not do so, let him die as a Jew or a Christian.” Hajj is obligatory for whoever is capable, as stated by Allah subhanahu wa ta'ala and the Prophet salAllahu ‘alayhi wa sallam. It is obligatory once… Continue reading Leaving Off Hajj despite Capability

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Hajj on Behalf of Others [Part 2]

Part 1 Hajj is a physical devotion that a servant is requested to fulfill in person, though a small part of it pertains to money, such as the offering of a sacrifice. However, the Prophet’s Sunnah clarified that proxy is permissible in Hajj, in case one is unable to perform it on his own due… Continue reading Hajj on Behalf of Others [Part 2]

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Hajj on Behalf of Others [Part 1]

The Islamic Shari’ah is a straightforward and easy system of laws in which there are no complications. It calls for moderation in all matters. The Shari’ah brought to humanity what would perfectly maintain their affairs in this life and in the Hereafter without excess or negligence, and without extremism or fanaticism; rather, all its rulings are entirely characterized… Continue reading Hajj on Behalf of Others [Part 1]

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The Debtor’s Pilgrimage

The rulings of this blessed Shari’ah are very simple, and one of its characteristics is that it removes the difficulty, as Allah subhanahu wa ta’ala says (what means): “And [He] has not placed upon you in the religion any difficulty.” [Al-Hajj 22:78] The Messenger of Allah salAllahu ‘alayhi wa sallam said, “Religion is very easy, and none overburdens himself… Continue reading The Debtor’s Pilgrimage

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A Muslim Child’s Hajj

The Hajj performed by a child is valid whether that child is discerning or not. Ibn ‘Abbas radhiAllahu ‘anhu said, “A woman lifted up her young boy and said, ‘O Messenger of Allah, would this child be credited for performing Hajj?’ He answered: ‘Yes, and there would be a reward for you.’” [Muslim] However, this Hajj does not exempt the child… Continue reading A Muslim Child’s Hajj

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The Muslim Woman’s Hajj

Allah subhanahu wa ta’ala sent His Messenger, salAllahu ‘alayhi wa sallam, to all mankind. The Islamic obligations, rewards and punishment apply to men and women alike. Allah subhanahu wa ta’ala says (what means): “Whoever does righteousness, whether male or female, while he is a believer - We will surely cause him to live a good life,… Continue reading The Muslim Woman’s Hajj

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How Women can cover their Faces on Hajj – Some Ideas

The Difference between Burka, Jilbab/’Abaya and Hijab - How to Cover Your Face in Hajj if you observe Niqaab There seems to be some confusion about the different kinds of headgear that Muslim women wear. So we have decided to do a separate post on this topic. Burka or burqa is a one piece enveloping… Continue reading How Women can cover their Faces on Hajj – Some Ideas

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Discovering the Bounties of Hajj

Allah subhanahu wa ta’ala says (what means): “Indeed, the first House [of worship] established for mankind was that at Makkah - blessed and a guidance for the worlds. In it are clear signs [such as] the standing place of Ibraheem [Abraham]. And whoever enters it shall be safe. And [due] to Allah from the people… Continue reading Discovering the Bounties of Hajj

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The Greatest Objective of Hajj [Part 2]

Part 1 The Prophet salAllahu ‘alayhi wa sallam did not only abolish all the acts and deeds relevant to polytheism and customs, but he also abolished racism and boasting over one another because all people are equal slaves before Allah. This great meaning was expressed by the best and noblest human when he said, “I am among you… Continue reading The Greatest Objective of Hajj [Part 2]

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The Greatest Objective of Hajj [Part 1]

Jabir radhiAllahu ‘anhu narrated that, “When the Prophet salAllahu ‘alayhi wa sallam assumed Ihraam [ritual consecration for Hajj], he pronounced the Talbiyyah that confirms the Oneness of Allah (saying): 'Labbayka Allahumma labbayk; labbayk la shareeka laka labbayk; inna al-Hamda wa-n-i‘mata laka wal-mulk; la shareeka lak (Here I am at Your service, O Allah! You have no partner. Here I am at… Continue reading The Greatest Objective of Hajj [Part 1]