Update on 2022 Hajj AirliftAfter 73 flights into Kingdom of Saudi Arabia from Nigeria for the 2022 Hajj, a total of 29,128 pilgrims are safely in Makkah. Similarly, 920 officials have been transported within the airlift period. Most pilgrims have been moved to Makkah in preparation for Arafat that willContinue Reading

Five Attempts to Steal the Prophet’s Body At the beginning of the fifth century Hijra, the first attempt was unable to transfer bodies of Prophet Muhammad [Sallallaahu Alayhi Wasallam] and his two companions from Madina to Egypt. The order was issued by Egyptian Fatami ruler Ba Amrullah. Abul-Fatuh, the governorContinue Reading

Hajj is the fifth pillar of Islam, a duty we owe Allah, but only for those that can avoid it including women. WOMEN MESSES & HAJJ The importance of Hajj on women can be understood in the narration of Aisha, the beloved wife of the prophet. Aisha reported: I said, “OContinue Reading

IHRAM is Not the ‘Cap’:Iḥrām is a state pilgrims enter into, putting on prescribed clothing’s but that does not mean one cannot take it off if there is need for it. And taking it off does NOT mean that you ended your Ihram. That’s why the ‘ulemā’ say we can change our iḥrām (meaning ourContinue Reading

Imam Shafi Mumunee  – In Aqidah (the Muslim’s Belief) Ihram: Do not pass the Miqat without being in the state of Ihram. Do not uncover your right shoulder until you reach the Kaaba and begin Tawaf. This is the time that the Messenger uncovered his shoulder. Do not take pictures ofContinue Reading

Abu Hurayrah, may Allah be pleased with him, narrated that the Prophet [SAW] was asked: “What is the best deed?” He replied: “To have faith in Allah and His Messenger.” The enquirer asked: “What next?” The Prophet [SAW] said: “To perform jihad for the sake of Allah.” The enquirer asked: “WhatContinue Reading

There are three types of pilgrimages and these are Qiran, Ifraad and Tamattu. The last one is the most common. Tamattu’ involves the pilgrim performing the rites of Umrah, then performs the rites of the Hajj. Pilgrims performing Tamattu’ are called Mutamatti. As this is the most common type of pilgrimage. PreparingContinue Reading

HAJJ: A Lifetime Experience Unlike the other religions where visits to the ‘’holy’’ shrines and places of worship are allowed any time, Muslim pilgrimage has a specific time and it is only once in a year. Hajj, as the pilgrimage is called, takes place in the 12th month of IslamicContinue Reading

Did you know? Visiting Medina has nothing to do with your Haj… Visiting Medina has nothing to do with your Hajj. It is something different and separate. There are about 95 gates that enter into Kabah. It is common to miss your ways in kabaah. Abdul Qader al Shaibi isContinue Reading

QURAN {And [due] to Allah from the people is a pilgrimage to the House—for whoever is able to find thereto a way. But whoever disbelieves—then indeed, Allah is free from need of the worlds.} [Quran 3: 97] Hadith “The pilgrims of the Hajj and ‘Umrah are the guests of Allah; andContinue Reading