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...
8 Tips for Umrah in Ramadan

8 Tips for Umrah in Ramadan

To perform Umrah in Ramadan is one of the most exalted acts of worship. The Prophet (S.A.W) said: “Performance of Umrah during Ramadan is like accompanying on me Hajj.” Whilst the rewards of this ritual is immeasurable, it’s important to be prepared for this...
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...
Air France & Lufthansa may resume their services to Pakistan

Air France & Lufthansa may resume their services to Pakistan

Air France, like British Airways, may resume its flight services to Pakistan after a decade’s hiatus. The news came from Petroleum Minister Ghulam Sarwar Khan on Friday. He said that after witnessing the improved security conditions and a promising business...
CEO promises to announce a five-year revival plan for PIA by March

CEO promises to announce a five-year revival plan for PIA by March

Pakistan International Airlines (PIA) is to submit a five-year ‘Strategic Business Plan 2019-2023’ to the government by March. Addressing a press conference on Tuesday, PIA CEO (Air Marshal Arshad Malik) said: “The plan, currently being developed, consists of...
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),...
Rewards of Umrah

Rewards of Umrah

Umrah is an integral part of Islamic heritage. Each year, millions flock to the Holy City of Makkah in hopes of salvation hereafter, expiation from sins, and spiritual gratification. The tradition, which began from the rituals performed by the Prophet (S.A.W), that...
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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