Important landmarks in Makkah

Important landmarks in Makkah

During Hajj and Umrah, the pilgrims can visit many historical landmarks in the holy cities of Makkah and Madinah that are the standing monuments of precepts upon which Islam rests. The place of Prophet’s (S.A.W) birth:  Prophet’s (S.A.W) birthplace is in She’eb Banu...
Day-By-Day Hajj Process

Day-By-Day Hajj Process

The religious pilgrimage to Makkah, Hajj that lies among the five pillars Islam stands on and is obligatory for all Muslims to perform at least once during their lifetimes, given the prerequisites are met. The pilgrimage has been held annually since 630 CE, when the...
Methodology of Tawaf

Methodology of Tawaf

Tawaf is one of the sacred rites performed during Hajj and Umrah. During Tawaf, Muslims go round the Kaaba (literally cuboid in Arabic) seven times in a counterclockwise direction; however, like every rite in the Islamic tradition, Tawaf has its own methodology that...
Hajj and its Obligations

Hajj and its Obligations

Hajj in Arabic literally means “a resolve”. As a term in the light of the Islamic tradition, Hajj is a name given to the rites that are performed after entering into the state of Ihram with the Niyyah (intention) of Hajj. These acts include Fard (necessary duty),...
Locations of Meeqat

Locations of Meeqat

Miqat, an Arabic word, refers to “a stated place” or “a boundary” where it becomes obligatory for the pilgrims to wear the Ihram garments; it’s also not permissible to pass these predetermined boundaries in “the state of Ihram”. Any individual who crosses these...
Importance of Jabl Ohud

Importance of Jabl Ohud

In a tradition quoted by Abd al-Razzaq al- San’ani (R.A), the Prophet Mohammad (S.A.W) mentioned that Uhud is a “waterway from paradise and a waterway is a gate (a passage, bab).” Uhud, a barren mountain, attains the rich and high stature of a unique threshold...
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