These days bring the Muslims an opportunity to correct their faults and make up for shortcomings. The blessings of Hajj spill over to those who are not making the pilgrimage if they fast on Dhul-Hijja
Pilgrimage is an allegory of human life on earth. It is the exteriorization of an inner journey towards truth, or an adventure of spiritual discovery...
What is the easiest and most important good deed to do today? In further reflecting on the best of deeds, we might first, as a wise friend of mine has often said, go back to the basics...
Every year two million people from all around the world head to Makkah to the annual pilgrimage. What were some of the rituals performed during the pilgrimage? And what is their significance?
Malcolm X said: "I remember one night with nothing but the sky overhead, I lay awake amid sleeping Muslim brothers & learned that pilgrims from every land & every color all snored in the same language
The rituals are simple, but the amount of walking necessary, the hot climate, and the crowds make the Hajj a rigorous exercise in faith. In Makkah, the pilgrims first circumambulate the Ka`bah 7 times
Prayer purifies man from his filth, and from his deviated desires; it casts light in your heart by which you distinguish between right and wrong, and it is delight and happiness.
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