Dhul Hijjah · Hajj · Islamic Months

Making Du’as on the Day of ‘Arafah

It was narrated that ‘Aa’ishah radhiAllahu 'anha said: The Messenger of Allah salAllahu 'alayhi wa sallam said, “There is no day on which Allah ransoms more of His slaves from the Fire than the Day of ‘Arafah. He draws close then He boasts about them before the angels and says, ‘What do these people want?’” [Muslim]  It… Continue reading Making Du’as on the Day of ‘Arafah

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Hajj · Islamic Months

Labbayk Allahumma Labbayk – What Does it Mean?

Praise be to Allah Hajj is the symbol of Tawheed [the Oneness of Allah] from the first moment the pilgrim enters ihraam. Jabir ibn ‘Abdullah radhiAllahu 'anhu said, describing the Hajj of the Prophet salAllahu 'alayhi wa sallam, “Then he started to say the words of Tawheed, 'Labbayk Allahumma labbayk, labbayka laa shareeka laka labbayk. Inna al-hamd… Continue reading Labbayk Allahumma Labbayk – What Does it Mean?

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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