Category: Hajj & Umrah

Hajj (Pilgrimage) and its Excellence

The Obligation of Hajj (Pilgrimage) and its Excellence Allah, the Exalted, says: “And Hajj (pilgrimage to Makkah) to the House (Ka`bah) is a duty that mankind owes to Allah, those who can afford the expenses (for one’s conveyance, provision and…

Simon Collis becomes first UK ambassador to perform Haj

Manama: Simon Collis has become the first British Ambassador to Saudi Arabia to perform Haj while still on duty in the kingdom.

Pictures of Collis with his wife Huda Mujarkech with the white Haj clothes were posted on a Twitter account of Fawziah Al Bakr with the comment in Arabic “The first British ambassador to the Kingdom performing Haj after converting to Islam: Simon Collis with his wife Huda in Makkah.”…more:  gulfnews.com

NYTIMES: What Muslims Do on Hajj, and Why

What Muslims Do on Hajj, and Why?

Our correspondent, who is in Saudi Arabia for the annual pilgrimage, explains why Muslims, dressed in white, throw stones, kiss a large black rock and have a goat sacrificed…..MORE: NYTIMES.COM

What Is the Significance of Eid Al-Adha?

he 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 two months and ten days before the Major Feast.

The word “Eid” means a recurring festival. The name of Eid al-Adha means the Feast of Sacrifice. It is celebrated on the tenth day of the lunar month of Dhul-Hijjah.
On the ninth day of Dhul-Hijjah, pilgrims proceed to the plains of the Mount of `Arafah, outside Makkah ….more onislam