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The Reward of Haj

Being free from sin through Hajj

By: Shaykhul Hadeeth Muhammad Zakariyya Source: Sharia Program 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 of sin. Now, when the Hajj has been performed with utmost sincerity for Allah’s sake, the pilgrim returns to that sinless state. When we speak of forgiveness of sins as in the Hadeeth mentioned above, we actually refer to minor sins....

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Zulhijjah, and the meaning of sacrifice

By: Mufti Taqi Usmani Source: Zulhijjah is the last month of the Islamic calendar. Literally, it means ” the possessor of 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, has said, “One fast during these days is equal to the fasting of one complete year, and the worship of one night during this period is...

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Non-Muslim neighbors and the basis of coexistence

  By: Dr. Mohammed Yasir ‘al-Qadmani Source: Naseem al Sham Much has been written on this critical issue by contemporary writers, ranging from long-winded works to brief renderings. Recently, however, I chanced upon a related speech that was highly enlightening and sufficiently comprehensive. It seemed to encapsulate relevant essentials found elsewhere, but was more insightful and specifically elaborative as far as the Qur‘an and Sunnah were concerned. It seemed appropriate that I transcribed and condensed the speech to make it more accessible and conveyable, especially at a time when many of the Islamic precepts and prescriptions are being portrayed so negatively. This speech of the...

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