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All Hajj

Aug25

Fasting on the days of Arafah and Ashura

By: Moulana Mohammed Tosir Miah Source: Darul Ifta Birmingham Our master Abu Qatadah (Allah be pleased with him) reports that the Prophet of Allah (ﷺ) was asked about the observance of fasting on the Day of Arafah. He said, “It is an expiation for the sins of the preceding year and the current year.”  (Sahih Muslim p.367 v.1) Our master Ibn Abbas (Allah be pleased with him) narrates that, “The Prophet of Allah (ﷺ) observed fasting on the Day of Ashura (10th Muharram) and commanded us to fast on this day.”  (Sahih Bukhari p.268 v.1) Our master Abu Qatadah (Allah be pleased with him) narrates that the Prophet of Allah (ﷺ) was asked about the observance of fasting on the Day of Ashura and he...

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Aug21

Zulhijjah, and the meaning of sacrifice

By: Mufti Taqi Usmani Source: http://www.albalagh.net MV Editor’s Note: The first of Zulhijjah may occur on or around the 2nd or 3rd (or 3rd and 4th) of September 2016 depending on the sighting/start method. Therefore the first of the three days of Eid should be either the 11th or 12th (or 12th or 13th) of September. May Allah, Most High, accept from the Ummah. These dates are a rough projection please check with a local authority to be certain. 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...

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Aug10

How about a selfie-free Hajj?

By: Haqqseeker Source: ‘Al -Ihsan’ – Madrasah Darul Qur’aan Newsletter While you are undertaking your lifetime journey of Hajj, you have to be spiritually prepared and your ‘Maqsad’ or motive should be only one thing: to attain the pleasure of Allah Most High. One of the most disturbing aspects of today’s Hajj is taking of selfies and videos. We sincerely appeal to our Muslim brothers and sisters to abstain from this practice during the Hajj when they are in the sacred places like Makkah Mukarramah (especially in front of the Kaabah while performing the Tawaf), in Safa and Marwah while doing the Sa’i, in Madinah Munawarrah (in front of the Rawdha Mubarak where our...

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