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  • 34. Qurbaani

    All praise is due to Allâh The Sustainer, and Protective Guardian of humanity. May His choicest blessings be upon our Master Sayyidina Muhammad and upon his illustrious galaxy of Companions. We once again commemorate the heroic submission of Ibrahim (alayhis salaam) and the valiant compliance of Ismail (alayhis salaam) on this day of Eidul Adha. The life of Ibrahim (alayhis salaam) serves as an epitome of faith, courage, and compassion. His conduct, conviction, and submission are ...

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  • 33. Hajj

    The fact that Haj has been granted the status of being the fifth pillar of Islam is itself an indication of its importance in Deen. Indeed, such stress has been laid on the performance of Haj that no person upon whom Haj has become compulsory should ever delay in fulfilling this obligation. Rasulullah (sallallahu alaihi wasallam) is reported to have said: "The one who was not prevented from Haj by a definite need, or a ...

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  • 32. Virtues of Hajj

    by Shaykhul Hadeeth Muhammad Zakariyya Abu Hurayrah radhiyallahu anhu reports that Rasoolullah sallallahu alayhi wasallam said “Whoever performs Hajj for the sake of pleasing Allah and therein utters no word of evil, nor commits any evil deed, shall return from it as free from sin as the day on which his mother gave birth to him.” When a child is ushered into this world, it enters this life without any blemish and is free from any form ...

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  • 31. Blessed places where Duas are accepted

    While writing a letter to the people of Makkah, Imaam Hasan Al-Basri (RA)  advised them of the following  15 places in Makkah where duas  are accepted: Inside the Baitullah At Multazam In Arafat In Muzdalifah In Mina While performing Tawaf While performing Sa’ee At the hill of Safa At the hill of Marwa At the well of Zam Zam At Maqam of Ibraheem Under the Meezaab or aqueduct of the Ka’bah. Near the big Shaytan Near the middle Shaytan Near the small Shaytan   In some other narrations places and instances such ...

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  • 30. Hajj – The Fifth Pillar of Islam

    It is obligatory for every sane, matured Muslim who has the financial means to perform Hajj once in a lifetime unless there is some physical disability. Women need to be accompanied by a Mehram. Hajj is a Commandment of Allah Ta’ala . Allah Ta’ala has said, "And pilgrimage to the House is incumbent upon men for the sake of Allah, upon everyone who is able to undertake the journey to it"– (3:96 Quran) "And complete Hajj and 'Umrah in ...

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  • 29. Oh Travellers to the Haram

    Oh guests of the Most Merciful! Oh fortunate ones! Oh travellers to the Haram! Congratulations on being invited by the Lord of the worlds! Be glad that He has invited you to His House! Not only that, but He has given you the provisions for travel and lodging. And not only that, but He has also filled your hearts with such love of Him and His House that today you leave your homes, your cities, ...

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  • 28. Virtues of Madinah

    Narrated Anas(radhiyallahu anhu): The Prophet (sallallahu alaiyhi wassallam) said, “Madinah is a sanctuary from that place to that. Its trees should not be cut and no heresy should be innovated nor any sin should be committed in it, and whoever innovates in it an heresy or commits sins (bad deeds), then he will incur the curse of Allah, the angels, and all the people.” (Bukhari) Narrated Anas(radhiyallahu anhu): The Prophet (sallallahu alaiyhi wassallam) came to Madinah ...

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  • 27. Virtues of Makkah

    While departing from Makkah, Rasullullah(sallallahu alaiyhi wassallam) halted on a plateau, faced the Qibla and said: “By Allah! You are the most beloved portion of Allah’s earth to me, and verily you are the most beloved portion of the earth to Allah too. Verily you are the best, spot on the face of the earth. And the most beloved to Allah. If your people did not expel me, I would not have departed from you.” ...

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  • 26. Ihram

    Ihram literally means to make something haram upon oneself. By adopting ihram (donning the two sheets, making niyat and reciting the talbiya, certain things which were halal (allowed) now become haram (not allowed) upon that person. Thus, we can say that ihram is a state (condition) which a person has subjected himself to and he can reverse this state only if particular rites are performed. Furthermore, the two sheets a Haji or Mu’tamir wears is also ...

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  • 25. Zul Hijjah, Eidul-Adha, Hajj, Sacrifice

      By Mufti Taqi Usmani   Zulhijjah is the last month of the Islamic calendar. Literally, it means "hajj." Obviously, this name of the month indicates that the great annual worship of "hajj" is performed in this month, which gives it special significance. Some specific merits and rules relevant to this month are mentioned below:   First Ten Days The first ten days of Zulhijjah are among the most magnificent days in Islamic calendar. The Holy Prophet, Sall-Allahu alayhi wa sallam, ...

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