Category: Hajj & Umrah

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

Perform Hajj – How to Read & Understand Surat Al-Hajj


1- There is no other chapter throughout the Qur’ān that combines between the Meccan revelation and the Medinan revelation, revelation during the day and night, revelation during travel and residence, revelation during war and peacetime, revelation of passages that are precise and those that are not specific, revelation in the wintertime and summertime, and revelation that was abrogated and abrogates except in this chapter. ” read more  Hajj PDF

Performing Actions Equal to Hajj in Reward

here are so many like myself could not go to Hajj this year, but even when we are physically far away from Mecca, our  hearts with the Hujjaj (pilgrims), thinking about what they are doing, praying for them and hoping to be like them soon. One of the things that I thought could help us to catch up with them is to do the actions that equal to Hajj in reward! Yes, equal to Hajj as our prophet Muhammad informed us….The Prophet  , replied: “Has Allāh not rendered for you the ‘Isha’ prayer in congregation equal to Hajj, and the Fajr prayer in congregation equal to ‘Umrah?”  ….more:  dailyhadith. – muslimmatters.

Explain Hajj to Your Children (video)

Invite your children to explain or act out how a person may return from a Hajj. Every year Muslims around the world get prepared for Hajj season, and those who intend to perform this holy ritual head to Makkah in…