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
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?
Tafseer Surah Aal-Imran Ayaat 96-97 [Part 2] “And [due] to Allah from the people is a pilgrimage to the House – for whoever is able to find thereto a way.” This ayah established the obligation of performing Hajj. There are many ahadeeth that mention it as one of the pillars and fundamentals of… Continue reading The Necessity of Performing Hajj
Tafseer Surah Aal-Imran Ayaat 96-97 [Part 1] Ka’abah was the first house of worship to be built on the earth for all the people. People go around the House doing Tawaf, pray in its vicinity and remain in its area for aitekaaf. This House was re-built by Ibraheem ‘alayhi salaam whose religion the Jews… Continue reading The Ka’abah is the First House of Worship On Earth
In the Name of Allah, the Most Gracious, the Most Merciful Tafseer Al-Baqarah Ayah 203 In this ayah emphasis has been given on remembering Allah subhanahu wa ta’ala in Mina. The word ta’ajjal [تَعَجَّلَ] is from the root ayn-jeem-laam and it means to hasten, speed up or accelerate. The word tuh’sharoon [تُحْشَرُون] is from the… Continue reading Remembering Allah subhanahu wa ta’ala in Mina
In the Name of Allah, the Most Gracious, the Most Merciful Tafseer Al-Baqarah Ayaat 200 – 202 (Part 2) Part 1 Allah subhanahu wa ta’ala corrects the error of those who only seek dunya and teaches them the right manner of making du’a. The believers should say: This is a du’a that is praised… Continue reading Asking Allah for the Good of this World and the Next
In the Name of Allah, the Most Gracious, the Most Merciful Tafseer Al-Baqarah Ayaat 200 – 202 (Part 1) In these ayaat, some customs of the days of ignorance have been corrected. One of these was that the pre-Islamic Arabs, after finishing their Hajj rites would hold gatherings to recite poetry and eulogize the achievements… Continue reading Talk about Allah more than You Talk about Yourself or Your Loved Ones
In the Name of Allah, the Most Gracious, the Most Merciful Tafseer Al-Baqarah Ayaat 198 – 199 (Part 2) Part 1 Allah subhanahu wa ta’ala says, “And remember Him as He has guided you, and verily, you were, before, of those who were astray.” It is said that one should remember Allah subhanahu wa ta’ala… Continue reading And Remember Him As He Has Guided You