Zul hajja

Eid-Ul-Adha, Festival of Sacrifice

Eid-Ul-Adha, Festival of Sacrifice Eid ul-Adha or Festival of Sacrifice is in commemoration of the sacrifices of Abraham and his family. All the other Muslims in the world join the hajjis (pilgrims) in Mecca, in celebrating the Eid ul Adha (Festival of Sacrifice), marking the end of the pilgrimage. On the 10th of Dhul-Hijjah, Muslims around the world wear their …

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History of The Holy Mosque In Mecca

Mecca (Arabic Makkah, ancient Macoraba) city in western Saudi Arabia, capital of Al-Hijaz in Hijaz province near Jiddah. The Muslims called the city “Umm al-Qora”, meaning “Mother of Cities” deriving its sanctity from having been the birthplace of Muhammad (SAW). Mecca is situated in a narrow, sandy valley, enclosed by barren-hills.   No city in the history of mankind has received …

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Supplication or Dua Arafa

The Spiritual Life: Prayer and Supplication For the Muslim, the necessary personal concomitant of professing God”s Unity is devotion to Him. The outward dimension of this devotion is shaped by the Shari”ite injunctions concerning worship: the canonical prayer, whether mandatory or recommended, fasting, pilgrimage, almsgiving, etc. But the inward dimension of Muslim devotions is much more difficult to grasp. Unlike …

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What is ZamZam?

What’s cooled, refreshing and will quench your thirst in the hot, Arabian desert? If you answered (fill in the name of the latest fad soft drink), you’re wrong. Zamzam is the name of the well that provides the water to billions of people, have thirstily drunk from throughout history, especially during the Hajj pilgrimage. It is linked to some of …

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A Hajj Experience: Hajj as a shift against racism

Malcolm X is one Muslim who saw the light of true Islam through his Hajj in April 1964. As a former member and speaker for the Nation of Islam, a black spiritual and nationalist movement, he believed that the white man was the devil and the black man superior.  After leaving the Nation of Islam in March 1964, he made …

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Hajj The Spiritual Migration

Hajj occurs during the highly respected month of Zul-Hijjah’. The land of Makkah (Mecca) is tranquil and peaceful. Instead of fear, hatred, and war, the desert is characterized by security and peace. An atmosphere for worship where people are free to face Almighty God is prevalent. “And call upon the people for Hajj. They will come to you on their …

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Objectives Of Hajj

In Quran it says:  “And pilgrimage to the House is incumbent upon men for the sake of Allah, (upon) every one who is able to undertake the journey to it. “(Qur’an, 3:97)  Hajj to get Closer to Allah(S.W.T) Hajj is an act of worship which the Almighty God has made an obligation for all those who have the capability of …

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The Exalted Sacrifices Of Imam Hossein(A.S) And Hazart Abraham

The sun was shinning in the middle of the sky and had spread its brilliant rays over vast lands. On that day, history witnessed a fateful trip. Prophet Abraham (peace upon him) along with his second wife Hajar and Ishmael, his firstborn son, was setting out for another land. Abraham left the cities and towns and entered the barren Arabian …

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Hajj Terminology: Meaning of words with Pictures

Upon arrival in Mecca, the pilgrim (now known as a Hajji), performs a series of ritual acts symbolic of the lives of Hazart Abraham (Ibrahim) and Hazart Hajar. The acts also symbolize the solidarity with Muslims worldwide. The greater Hajj (al-hajj al-akbar) begins on the eighth day of the lunar month of Dhu al-Hijjah. If they are not already wearing …

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