Category: Hajj & Umrah

Future Heat Stress During Muslim Pilgrimage (Hajj) Projected to Exceed “Extreme Danger” Levels

image…Millions of Muslims participate in the Hajj each year, and those who are in good health and can afford it are obligated to participate in it at least once in their lifetime. The followers of Islam represent nearly one quarter of the world’s human population, and most of them aspire to perform Hajj as an important part of their faith, with their desire to participate becoming more urgent as their age advances (Gatrad & Sheikh, 2005). As a result, among the two to three million pilgrims participating in Hajj every year for 2 to 3 weeks, a disproportionate fraction is elderly coming from Muslim communities around the world and visits the holy sites…more:agubuos

The Farewell Hajj: Discussing Human Rights – I

On his last (farewell) Hajj, a year before his death, the Prophet, sallallaahu ‘alayhi wa sallam delivered a beautiful, poignantKhutbah (sermon). The principles and ideals mentioned in the Khutbah were not empty slogans but the same principles that he had…

What Is the Significance of Eid Al-Adha?

The day of Eid al-Adha is known all over the world as “Al-Eid Al-Kabir“, or the Major Feast. It is distinguished from “Al-Eid Al-Saghir“, which is the Minor Feast, known also as Eid al-Fitr. This is actually celebrated by Muslims…

Hajj: A Journey of Love

The journey of Hajj is dotted with incredible experiences of selfless brotherhood for most pilgrims. For someone who has never gone forHajj, I do not think any amount of literary research, academic classes, or wistful anticipation can prepare them enough…