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Du’as Made by the Hāji for Others – What is the Authenticity of this? Du’as Made by the Hāji for Others – What is the Authenticity of this?

By Mufti Abdullah Nana
It is an extremely bold statement for a person to claim that a Hadith on a particular subject does not exist.  For a person to substantiate such a claim, he/she must be …

Takbīr al-Tashrīq in Detail Takbīr al-Tashrīq in Detail

By Mawlana Nabeel Valli
Edited by IlmGate
The Meaning of the Takbīrāt of Tashrīq
Takbīr means “to proclaim the greatness of Allāh.” [1]
Tashrīq literally means “to cut and dry strips of meat in the sun.”[2] It was …

Merits & Rulings of Dhu ‘l-Hijjah: ‘Arafah, Eid, Udhiyyah, & Hajj Merits & Rulings of Dhu ‘l-Hijjah: ‘Arafah, Eid, Udhiyyah, & Hajj

By Mufti Muhammad Taqi Usmani
Edited by IlmGate
Dhu ‘l-Hijjah is the last month of the Islamic calendar. Literally, it means “hajj.” Obviously, this name of the month indicates that the great annual worship of hajj is …

The Blessed Days of Dhu ‘l-Hijjah: Its Virtues and Various Acts to Perform The Blessed Days of Dhu ‘l-Hijjah: Its Virtues and Various Acts to Perform

By Ustadha Bint Ahmad
Adapted from Ibn Rajab al-Hanbali’s Lata’if al-Ma‘arif
With the name of Allah, the All-Merciful, the Very-Merciful.
All praise belongs to Allah alone and blessings and peace be upon his beloved, Muhammad, his family, …

Concerning the Dates of Eid al-Adha and Hajj Concerning the Dates of Eid al-Adha and Hajj

By Mawlana Qari Abdullah Saleem
Concerning the different rituals of worship of Salat and fasting in Islam, one may not be made to depend on the other. Similarly, Eid-ul-Adha and Hajj are two separate rituals of …

Hajj Prep: Educating Oneself Before Embarking Hajj Prep: Educating Oneself Before Embarking

By Mawlana Abu Asim Badrul Islam
بسم الله الرحمن الرحيم
With regard to educating oneself of the significance, virtues, laws and method of hajj, hajj-goers are generally of three categories:
(1) Those who are absolutely indifferent and do …

Performing Hajj with Unlawful Wealth Performing Hajj with Unlawful Wealth

By Mufti Muhammad ibn Adam al-Kawthari
Question:
My family and I are planning to do Hajj this year, Insha’Allah – this has raised many issues. I recently left a job as an Assistant Manager in a cinema:
Point …