Festival of The Sacrifice

Azra Awan Muslims from all over the world anticipate the annual three-day celebration of a historical event that took place thousands of years ago during the time of Prophet Abraham [pbuh]1. This occasion, known as Eid-ul-Adha or the Festival of Sacrifice, is a representation of two significant Islamic events: [...]

2017-12-01T00:19:57+00:00 October 6th, 2014|Uncategorized|

Universal Lessons of Hajj

Faisal Kutty Millions of pilgrims from all over the world will be converging on Mecca in the coming days. They will retrace the footsteps of millions who have made the spiritual journey to the valley of Mecca since the time of Adam. Hajj literally means, "to continuously strive to [...]

2017-12-01T00:19:57+00:00 October 5th, 2014|Uncategorized|

Hajj and the Neglected Legacy of a Great Woman

Dr. Mohammad Omar Farooq Islam teaches us to submit completely and whole-heartedly. "O you who believe! Enter into Islam completely, whole-heartedly..." (Quran 2:208) It also calls for a submission that is spontaneous and conscientious, without any hesitation or resistance against the will and guidance of God. "But no, by your [...]

2017-12-01T00:19:57+00:00 October 1st, 2014|Uncategorized|

Hajj: The Journey of a Lifetime

by Ni'mah Isma'il Nawwab The hajj, or pilgrimage to Makkah, a central duty of Islam whose origins date back to the Prophet Abraham, brings together Muslims of all races and tongues for one of life's most moving spiritual experiences. For 14 centuries, countless millions of Muslims, men and women from [...]

2017-12-01T00:19:58+00:00 September 30th, 2014|Uncategorized|

Hajj: Origin And Significance

by Syed Abul Ala Maududi Introduction Hajj, or the Pilgrimage, is the last among those acts of Worship, which Islam enjoins upon you. Like the prayer, Fasting and Almsgiving, it mounds your life and prepares you so that you may live in surrender to Allah. The word Hajj means to [...]

2017-12-01T00:19:59+00:00 September 30th, 2014|Uncategorized|

Pilgrimage (Hajj)

Hajj literally means, “to continuously strive to reach one’s goal.” The Hajj, or Pilgrimage to Mecca, is a once-in-a-lifetime obligation for those who have the physical and financial ability to undertake the journey. The Hajj is essentially a re-enactment of the rituals of the great prophets and teachers of faith. [...]

2017-12-12T01:13:55+00:00 June 24th, 2010|Uncategorized|

Hajj: One Year Later

Hesham A. Hassaballa, M.D For the rest of my life, this time of year in the Islamic calendar will always be dear to me. This is the Hajj season, and Muslim pilgrims from all over the world are descending upon the holy cities of Mecca and Medina to perform the [...]

2017-12-01T00:22:08+00:00 January 1st, 1970|Uncategorized|