Category: Hajj & Umrah

Mecca soon to host the world’s largest hotel

As the site of the hotel is only about a mile from the Masjid al-Ḥarām, the largest mosque in the world, which surrounds the Kaaba, no doubt the hotel will host many of the millions who comeAbraj Kudai, rendering by Dar Al-Handasah on hajj each year. However, guests may need a robust bank account to book a room, as the towers aim clearly for the high end, with four-star luxury in 10 towers, and five-star in 2.

As for the architecture, the Abraj Kudai looks like a semi-futuristic, sand-colored, desert version of a 1930s Manhattan high-rise. Inside, London-based design practice Areen Hospitality has been given the task of decorating …more:  usatoday

Child Hajj

As-Sai’b bin Yazid (May Allah be pleased with him) reported: I was seven years old when I was taken to perform Hajj (pilgrimage). This was during the time the Messenger of Allah (PBUH) performed the Hajjat-ul-Wada` (Farewell Pilgrimage). [Al-Bukhari]. Commentary:…

Make Hajj on Behalf Your Parents

Ibn `Abbas (May Allah be pleased with them) reported: A woman came to the Messenger of Allah and said, “Allah’s obligation upon His slaves has become obligatory on my father in his old age. My father is very old and…

The Ka’bah: The First House of Worship

Every year, more than 2.5 million Muslim pilgrims from across the world perform the rites of Hajj in Makkah where the Ka’bah is located. Literally, Ka’bah (which simply means ‘cube’) is much more than a cube-shaped building draped in black.…