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The inner meanings and power of Hajj

By: Shaykh Mokhtar Maghraoui Source: Originally from The ultimate destination You are the luckiest person in the world. Allah has invited you personally to His House. What is Hajj? Hajj in the Arabic language means aim, destination or purpose (qasd). The reason is clear: Hajj is the ultimate journey of loving submission (‘ubudiyah) and conscious surrender (riq) to Allah. Its ultimate destination is your encounter with the House of Allah (Bayt al-Allah) – the Ka`bah – with both your physical body and, more importantly, your heart (qalb). Ibn al-Jawzi (rahimahullah) relates a story of an old, blind woman who was journeying to Hajj years ago with a caravan. Throughout the journey,...

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The blessed places of Hajj

By: Haqqseeker Source: Hajj and Umrah Guide Ka’bah (Baitullah): This is a somewhat cubic structure, which was built by Prophet Abrahim and Ismael by Divine Command. Since then it has become the source of peace and blessings and guidance for all mankind and the pilgrims circle around it with utmost enthusiasm and devotion. The mosque in which Ka’bah is situated is called Masjid al-Haraam. Different corners of the Ka’bah: Rukn Yamaani is the south west corner towards the direction of Yaman and is highly sacred. The Holy Prophet (peace be upon him) is reported to have said: “The one who touches Rukn Yamaani and Hajar-al-Aswad, has his sins and errors removed.” (Al-Targhib)...

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The spiritual requirements for a blessed Hajj and ‘Umrah

By: Osman Nuri Topbaş Source: Osman Nuri Topbaş Here are the main guidelines that need to be followed for a mabrur or accepted and praised Hajj or Umrah: To make a sincere intention for Hajj or Umrah and abandon contrary intentions and behaviors: In order to attain the pleasure of Allah the Almighty and benefit from the Divine blessings, we should sincerely intend to perform our pilgrimage and we should also be able to promise to Allah the Almighty that we will purify our souls and abandon our selfish desires. In those sacred places, we should especially forget our beings and not focus on our inner selves. Those who perform their pilgrimage in such a state of mind will be able to attain...

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