Hajj

The miraculous water of Zamzam

Old Zamzam Well at the Museum in Makkah. — Photo by Islamopedia EVERY Muslim is aware of the miracle of Zamzam and how it came into being. Prophet Ibrahim عليه السلام surely did not know the wisdom behind leaving his wife and his only son in a deserted valley without plants or water. Nor did Hajar, …

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Do Muslims Really Stone the Devil in Hajj?

THE simple answer is: Muslims DON’T stone the devil in Hajj every year. We stone the Jamarat, not any devil, Shaitan or Shayateen (pl. of Shaitan). The pillars of Jamarat are not devils. This is a misconception even among a few uneducated Muslims. Scholars continue to clarify this point every year during Hajj.

What is the purpose of Hajj and why is it important to Muslims

HAJJ, one of the five pillars of Islam, is obligatory on every adult Muslim once in his lifetime if he is financially and physically capable to undertake the journey. Allah (God in Arabic language) said in the Qur’an (God’s final revelation to mankind through Prophet Muhammad ﷺ): And pilgrimage to the house is duty upon …

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History of Hajj and what the pilgrimage means

HAJJ literally means ‘to set out for a place‘. Islamically however it refers to the annual pilgrimage that Muslims make to Makkah with the intention of performing certain religious rites in accordance with the method prescribed by the Prophet Muhammad ﷺ.

Hajj in 1860s: How the journey was for Indian pilgrims

Hajj pilgrims from India disembarking at Jeddah, 1940. Picture for illustration purposes only. – Royal Geographical Society/Gerald de Gaury TO perform Hajj once in a lifetime has been the dream of believers for centuries. When we look at the difficulties they went through for this journey — when there were no trains, let alone airplanes …

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Pics: Pilgrims in Makkah for Hajj 1435/2014

Hundreds of thousands of pilgrims in Masjid Al-Haram, Makkah. In a few days they will leave on the journey of their lifetime. May Allah accept it from them. Ameen.