Category Archives: Hajj

Reminder for the one offering a sacrifice this ‘Eid

An image containing sheep reminding those willing to sacrifice of the last day for cutting hair and nails

Summerized rites of Hajj

Hajj Seminar- Powerpoint presentation

Hajj – English Powerpoint-Click here to download

The 10 Days of Dhul Hijjah and Performing Good deeds: Sunday 4th Dhul Hijjah 1435 (28th September 2014)

It is out of Allah’s mercy that He prolonged our lives to make us reach Dhul Hijjah.

It was narrated from Ibn ‘Abbaas (may Allaah be pleased with him) that the Prophet (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him) said: “There are no days on which righteous deeds are more beloved to Allaah than these ten days.” They said, “Not even jihad for the sake of Allaah?” He said, “Not even jihad for the sake of Allaah, unless a man goes out himself for jihad taking his wealth with him and does not come back with anything.”

Narrated by al-Bukhaari, 2/457 

It was also narrated from Anas (may Allaah be pleased with him) that the Prophet (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him) said: “There is no deed that is better before Allaah or more greatly rewarded than a good deed done in the (first) ten days of al-Adha.” It was said, “Not even jihad for the sake of Allaah?” He said, “Not even jihad for the sake of Allaah, unless a man goes out himself for jihad taking his wealth with him and does not come back with anything.”

Narrated by al-Daarimi, 1/357; its isnaad is hasan as stated in al-Irwa’, 3/398.

If this man died and left behind his property, you are better than he is, even if he was injured in Jihad and lost all his properties you are better than he in Allah’s Sight.

The righteous deeds done in these days are far better than the deeds performed during other days because these are the days of Hajj. Read the rest of this entry

Significance & Virtues of the Day of Arafah – Compiled from various authentic sources

Fasting on the day of Arafah is an expiation for two years. :

The ninth day of Dhul-Hijjah is the day of ’Arafah, since it is on this day that the pilgrims gather at the mountain plain of ’Arafah, praying and supplicating to their Lord. It is mustahabb (highly recommended) for those who are not pilgrims to fast on this day, since the Prophet (Salla Allaahu ‘alaihi wa sallam) was asked about fasting on the day of ’Arafah, so he said, “It expiates the sins (Minor) of the past year and the coming year.” [Muslim (no. 1162)]

Imaam at-Tirmidhee (d.275H) – rahimahullaah – said, “The People of Knowledge consider it recommended to fast on the day of ’Arafah, except for those at ’Arafah.” [Muslim (no. 1348)]

[ Source: The Month of Dhul-Hijjah – Al-Istiqaamah Magazine, Issue No.6 ]

Allah frees slaves from the fire on Arafat more than any other day

Likewise, the Prophet (Salla Allaahu ‘alaihi wa sallam) said, ‘There is no day on which Allaah frees people from the Fire more so than on the day of ’Arafah. He comes close to those (people standing on ’Arafah), and then He revels before His Angels saying, ‘What are these people seeking.” [Jaami’ut-Tirmidhee (3/377)]

[ Source: The Month of Dhul-Hijjah – Al-Istiqaamah Magazine, Issue No.6 ] Read the rest of this entry