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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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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Description of Hajj [Part 3]

Part 1 | Part 2  Saa’i between Safa and Marwah After completing the tawaaf around the Ka’abah the muhrim should go out to the Mas’aa (place for saa’i) and when he comes near to Safa’ he should recite: إِنَّ الصَّفَا وَالْمَرْوَةَ مِن شَعَائِرِ اللَّهِ “Verily, Safa and Marwah are of the Symbols of Allah,” [al-Baqarah… Continue reading Description of Hajj [Part 3]

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The Sacred Months

Allah subhanahu wa ta`ala says in Surah at-Tawbah Ayah 36, إِنَّ عِدَّةَ الشُّهُورِ عِندَ اللَّهِ اثْنَا عَشَرَ شَهْراً فِي كِتَـبِ اللَّهِ يَوْمَ خَلَقَ السَّمَوَت وَالاٌّرْضَ مِنْهَآ أَرْبَعَةٌ حُرُمٌ ذلِكَ الدِّينُ الْقَيِّمُ فَلاَ تَظْلِمُواْ فِيهِنَّ أَنفُسَكُمْ وَقَاتِلُواْ الْمُشْرِكِينَ كَآفَّةً كَمَا يُقَـتِلُونَكُمْ كَآفَّةً وَاعْلَمُواْ أَنَّ اللَّهَ مَعَ الْمُتَّقِينَ "Verily, the number of months with Allah is twelve… Continue reading The Sacred Months

Islamic Months · Muharram

Muharram – The First Month of the Islamic Calendar

The literal meaning of Muharram is “forbidden, sacred and worthy of reverence”. It is one of the four months about which Allah subhanahu wa ta’ala  states: “Indeed, the number of months with Allah is twelve [lunar] months in the register of Allah [from] the day He created the heavens and the earth; of these, four are sacred… Continue reading Muharram – The First Month of the Islamic Calendar