Common Health Problems during Hajj

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  RESPIRATORY TRACT INFECTION People from all over the world bring with them all kinds of infections, and the unavoidable closeness of the hundreds of thousands of Hujjaj facilitates easy spread of those illnesses. Fatigue, and lack of sleep from the physically demanding regimen of Hajj rites as well as the over-enthusiastic exertions in salah and devotions, lower one's immunity and resistance, thereby making one more vulnerable … [Read more...]

Talking of Madinah

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  Talking of Medinah Friends have invited me to give a talk on Madinah, describing what I saw there, and I have readily agreed. As a Persian poet has said: "To talk of the beloved is no less pleasant than to meet him." I do not know when I first heard of Makkah and Madinah. Like all Muslim children, … [Read more...]

Talking of Madinah

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  Talking of Medinah Friends have invited me to give a talk on Madinah, describing what I saw there, and I have readily agreed. As a Persian poet has said: "To talk of the beloved is no less pleasant than to meet him." I do not know when I first heard of Makkah and Madinah. Like all Muslim children, … [Read more...]

Significance of Hajj and its meaningful Benefits (extract from Fadhaail-e-Hajj)

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In the real and true state of haj there is as a matter of fact a pattern of two scenes, and in each and every act of haj there are two implied realities. In every one of Allah's commands there are manifold benefits and much wisdom, of which the significances and deeper meanings are mostly of such depth that our minds cannot even conceive them. But many of the inner meanings on the other hand are such that everyone's mind can comprehend. Haj is … [Read more...]

How to Perform Hajj

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  ONE - IHRAM Ihram is the intention of the person willing to perform all rites of Umrah, Hajj or both when he arrives at the Miqat. Each direction coming into Makkah has its own Miqat. It is recommended that one makes Ghusl, wear perfumes if he chooses on his body, but not the garments, and puts on a two piece garment with no headgear. The garments should be of seamless pieces of cloth. One piece to cover the upper part of the body, … [Read more...]

Sound Hajj Leads to Paradise

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Allah, subhanahu wa ta'ala, says, "For Hajj are the months well-known. If anyone has undertaken that duty their-in, let there be no obscenity nor wrangling in the Hajj." [2:197] Like all of Ibadaat, Hajj can be acceptable to Allah only when the following two conditions are satisfied: * Ikhlass or Purifying one's intention. That is to do Hajj with sincerity to Allah … [Read more...]