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Making the Best out of the 10 Blessed Days!

بسم الله والصلاة والسلام على رسول الله

In the Quran, the Al-Mighty took an oath by two aspects of His creation, both being great in their stature, both being symbols of Allah, and both being signs to reflect on:

“By the dawn, and by the ten nights” (Surah al-Fajr, verse 1)

The dawn is truly a magnificent sign of Allah. It signifies the end of darkness and passing of the night, and heralds the beginning of a new day. It is a phenomenon that mankind recognises itself as having no control over, as Allah declared in the Qur’an:  Continue reading

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August 25, 2017 Posted by | Islamic Months | , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

The Timeless Message of Hajj

Hope this article serves as a timely reminder of the timelessness of Hajj, InshaaAllah.

Islamic terms are powerfully loaded with meanings and connotations. Translating them in English is like belittling their importance and import.

Hajj, when translated as ‘pilgrimage’ dilutes the very spirit of this great Islamic practice. Pilgrimage means ‘a journey of devotion’ which Hajj does include but then goes beyond it. Continue reading

September 8, 2016 Posted by | Hajj related, Inspiration, Reflections | , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment

The Best Days of the World are HERE!

Dhul-Hijjah 1437 Diary: 

1st Day of Dhul-Hijjah: Saturday, 3rd Sept, 2016
Day of Arafah : Sunday, 11th Sept, 2016
Eid-al-Adha: Monday, 12th Sept, 2016  Continue reading

September 2, 2016 Posted by | Hajj related | , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment

A Presentation for All

By the grace of Allah I got an opportunity to address a learned audience in the blessed days of Dhul Hijjah. Thought of sharing the presentation here. Continue reading

September 29, 2015 Posted by | Hajj related, Ka'bah | , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 4 Comments

Things to Do on the Day of Arafah

 

Here are some special things that we especially need to do in addition to our normal day’s Islamic activity such as offering five time prayers, reciting the glorious Qur’an etc.

According to authentic hadeeth ‘Hajj is Arafah’. Therefore, the Day of Arafah is of great importance and significance. We need to at least take care of the following things on the Day of Arafah, Inshaa’Allah:  Continue reading

September 22, 2015 Posted by | Arafah | , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 2 Comments

Tarbiyah Programme in Dhul Hijjah

UPDATE: As per the official announcement the blessed month of Dhul Hijjah starts on 3rd Sept. Accordingly, the Day of Hajj (that is, Arafah Day) falls on Monday, the 11th Sept. and the first day of Eid al Adhaa will be Tuesday, the 12th Sept. 2016.  MABROOK and Baarakallaahu Feekum. 

Let’s proclaim the Takbeer….

“There are no days on which righteous deeds are more beloved to Allah than these ten days” 

So said Prophet Muhammad sal-lal-laahu-alaihi-wa-sallam about the first ten days of Dhul Hijjah. Continue reading

September 12, 2015 Posted by | Hajj related, Islamic Months, Personality Development | , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 3 Comments

Jumu’ah Khutbah on ARAFAH and EID AL ADHAA

Tomorrow (3rd Oct) is the Day of Arafah for Muslims living in UAE, Saudi Arabia and Gulf countries, UK, USA, Canada and many other parts of the world. (Those living in other places, please check out with your local community centers, if you are not sure of the Islamic dates)

Presenting here some download links on the Virtues of this Great and the Best Day.

Baarakallaahu Feekum.  Continue reading

October 2, 2014 Posted by | Hajj related, Islamic Months | , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Hajj Quiz

Take this Quiz on Hajj, Inshaa’Allah. Baarakallaahu Feekum. Continue reading

October 1, 2014 Posted by | Hajj related, Qur'an Quiz | , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 6 Comments

As Dhul Hijjah is round the corner…..

After Ramadhaan, the global Muslims really crave for this blessed month to come and bring sunshine in their life.

The happiness felt among Muslims to welcome the Best Ten Days of the Year knows no bounds.

As this blessed month is fast approaching us, I am making Dhul Hijjah as the Home Page so that it acts as a reminder to the visitors/subscribers of this blog, Inshaa’Allah.

Baarakallaahu Feekum.

September 19, 2014 Posted by | Hajj related, Islamic Months | , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 8 Comments

When Tears Speak Louder Than Words!

Here is some relevant news report from Mount Arafah by Arab News, Saudi Arabia’s popular newspaper:  

A white sea of faithful surged from Mina to Arafat as dawn broke on the second day of the five-day event. Waves of men in seamless white robes and veiled women in long dresses joined voices in a crescendo chanting Labbaik Allahumma Labbaik (O God, here I am answering your call).  

The pilgrims were completely lost to their surroundings in a fervor of religious enthusiasm. Many had tears streaming down their cheeks while others raised their faces to the sky, beseeching Allah for forgiveness and mercy.  Continue reading

October 15, 2013 Posted by | Hajj related | , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Be the Privileged Guest at this Banquet!

If someone very close and special to you invites you to a feast, you respond with eagerness.

You hardly miss a party hosted at star hotels wherein you are served with all mouth-watering dishes including kabab, briyani, haleem and all.

People in UAE grab the opportunity should they be invited by local Arabs because Arab dishes are amazing for any food connoisseur!

Do you know that on the Day of Arafah, Almighty Allah, the Lord of the worlds, hosts a Banquet you have never gone before!

A unique banquet wherein only unique and especially special dishes are served!  Continue reading

October 14, 2013 Posted by | Hajj related, Reflections | , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 2 Comments

The Standing of ‘Arafah for Non-Pilgrims

I found this article relevant and very appreciative. So re-posting here.

The root Waw Qaaf and Faa in Arabic, commonly refers to standing as is used in Wuqoof ‘Arafaah i.e. The Standing on Mount ‘Arafah. It also carries the meaning of stopping or pausing. Whilst the former is unattainable for all those who did not make the pilgrimage this year, the latter is an altogether more attainable concept.  Continue reading

October 14, 2013 Posted by | Hajj related | , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Today is the Day!

Arafah, the 9th Day of Dhul Hijjah is the greatest of all days of the Islamic Calendar.

Greater than even the blessed nights of Laylatul Qadr!

And today is the day. Here in UAE and Saudi Arabia.

Great things happen on this day. Wa lil-laahil Hamd!

Note: Please check with your local/regional announcement to confirm the day SO THAT you can do things according to that, and not according to Saudi Arabia’s calculation!

Please proceed to read/recall some facts about the Day of Arafah, Inshaa’Allah.  Continue reading

October 14, 2013 Posted by | Hajj related | , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Some Interesting Links between Dhul Hijjah and Ramadhaan

Ramadhaan and Dhul Hijjah are two special months in Islam. These two months are like two eyes of a Muslim.

Today let us try to have a bird’s eye view of some less talked about things connecting these two months.  Continue reading

October 12, 2013 Posted by | Islamic Months, Reflections | , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 8 Comments

New Page on Dhul Hijjah, Hajj….

Hope this Page will help all brothers and sisters, Inshaa’Allah.  Continue reading

September 20, 2013 Posted by | Hajj related | , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 2 Comments

Hajj: A Timeless Vision!

This is one of my favorites on Hajj. A timely reminder of the timelessness of hajj 🙂 Download the file in pdf, Inshaa’Allah  Continue reading

October 25, 2012 Posted by | E-books, Hajj related | , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment

Things to Do on the Day of Arafah

 

According to one authentic hadeeth ‘Hajj is Arafah’. Therefore, the Day of Arafah is of great importance and significance. We need to at least take care of the following things on the Day of Arafah, Inshaa’Allah:

Continue reading

October 24, 2012 Posted by | Arafah, Hajj related | , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 6 Comments

Jumu’ah Khutbah in UAE (3 Dhul Hijjah 1433)

The topic for tomorrow’s Jumu’ah Khutbah (Friday Sermon) in UAE masajid is “On the Virtues of Arafah”.  Read the First Sermon and download the full Khutbah, Inshaa’Allah:

Continue reading

October 18, 2012 Posted by | Friday Khutbah in UAE | , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment

Concerning Hajj and Dhul Hijjah, Part 2

The Best Days of the Year have arrived.  All Praise, Glory and Gratitude belongs to Allah who has kept us alive to reap the blessings of Dhul Hijjah, one the four sacred months in Islam, after He gave us the opportunity to perform our best possible ibadah in the glorious month of Ramadhaan. Alhamdulillah.

I wanted to share some beautiful and beneficial links to enhance our knowledge and ibadah, Inshaa’Allah.  Continue reading

October 16, 2012 Posted by | Hajj related | , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Excellence of the Day of Arafah

The ninth day of Dhul-Hijjah is the Day of ’Arafah, since it is on this Day the pilgrims gather at the mountain plain of ’Arafah, praying and supplicating to their Lord. In fact, one hadeeth says that ‘Hajj is Arafah’. This means Arafah is the sum and substance of Hajj.  Continue reading

November 4, 2011 Posted by | Hajj related | , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 5 Comments

Virtues of the First Ten Days of Dhul Hijjah

Dear Sisters and Brothers, Assalamu Alaikum.

PS: The official announcement in Saudi Arabia and UAE says that the first day of Dhul commences from Saturday, the 3rd Sept. So the Day of Arafah will fall on Sunday, the 11th Sept. and the first day of Eid al Adhaa will be on Monday, the 12th September 2016.

MABROOK to all my brothers and sisters for the blessed days of Dhul Hijjah 1436. May Allah give us the Tawfeeq and Hidayah to do His ibadah in the best possible way. Aameen.

Here are some virtues of the first ten days of Dhul Hijjah, alhamdulillah: Continue reading

October 28, 2011 Posted by | Hajj related, Islamic Months | , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment

Hajj Glossary

Dear Sisters and Brothers, Assalamu Alaikum.

How many words related to Hajj do you know?

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October 26, 2011 Posted by | Hajj related | , , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment

Farewell Address

In his Farewell Address of surgical precision, Prophet Muhammad – the Benefactor of Humanity, peace be upon him, laid down the International Charter of Human Rights while presenting Islam in a nutshell. Read on…. Inshaa’Allah…

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November 13, 2010 Posted by | Hajj related | , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 5 Comments