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“It is not their meat nor their blood, that reaches Allaah: it is your piety that reaches Him..” – (The Qur’an, Chapter 22: Verse 37)
Praise be to Allaah.
1.It is the day on which the religion was perfected and Allaah’s Favour was completed.
In Al-Saheehayn it was reported from Umar ibn al-Khattaab (may Allaah be pleased with him) that a Jewish man said to him, ‘O Ameer al-Mu’mineen, there is an aayah in your Book which you recite; if it had come to us Jews, we would have taken that day as an Eid (festival).’ Umar said, ‘Which aayah?’ He said: ‘This day I have perfected your religion for you, completed My favour upon you, and have chosen for you Islam as your religion.’ [al-Maa’idah 5:3 interpretation of the meaning].
Umar said, ‘We know on which day and in which place that was revealed to the Prophet (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him). It was when he was standing in Arafaah on a Friday.’
2.It is a day of Eid for the people who are in that place.
The Prophet (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him) said: ‘Yawm Arafaah (the day of Arafaah), Yawm al-Nahr (the Day of Sacrifice) and Ayyaam al-Tashreeq (the 3 days following Yawm al-Nahr) are Eid (festival) for us, the people of Islam. These are days of eating and drinking. This was narrated by the authors of al-Sunan.
It was reported that Umar ibn al-Khattaab said: ‘It i.e., the aayah ‘This day I have perfected’ was revealed on a Friday, the Day of Arafaah, both of which praise be to Allaah are Eids for us.’
3.It is a day by which Allaah swore an oath.
بسم اللہ الرحمن الرحیم
إِنِّي وَجَّهْتُ وَجْهِيَ لِلَّذِي فَطَرَ السَّماَوَاتِ وَالأَرْضَ مِلَّةَ إِبْرَاهِيمَ حَنِيفَاً وَمَا أَنَا مِنَ الْمُشْرِكِينَ . إِنَّ صَلاتِي وَنُسُكِي وَمَحْيَايَ وَمَمَاتِي لِلَّهِ رَبِّ العَالَمِينَ لاَ شَرِيكَ لَهُ وَبِذَلِكَ أُمِرْتُ وَأَنَا أَوَّلُ المُسْلِمِينَ ، اللَّهُمَّ مِنْكَ وَلَكَ
“Verily I have turned my face to that Being who has created the skies and the Earth in the state of the Straight Deen of Ibrahim – and I am not amongst the Mushrikeen. Definitely, my Prayer, my Worship and my living and dying is all for ALLAH, who is the Lord of the worlds, and who has no partner. I have been ordered (all that passed) I am amongst the Muslimeen (the obedient).
Prophet Muhammad (PBUH) said about the fasting on the 9th of Dhul Hijjah that: “It Expiates the Sins of the Previous year and that of the following year.” [Sahih Muslim]
بسم الله الرحمن الرحيم
Ibn ‘Abbas says about the Aayah, “Remember ALLAH during the well known days,” that it refers to the first ten days of Dhul-Hijjah. [This is related by al-Bukhari]
“There is no day upon which Allah frees His servants from the Hellfire more than the day of Arafat.”
[Sahih Muslim 1348]
مَا مِنْ يَوْمٍ أَكْثَرَ مِنْ أَنْ يُعْتِقَ اللَّهُ فِيهِ عَبْدًا مِنْ النَّارِ مِنْ يَوْمِ عَرَفَةَ
The Prophet Muhammad (pbuh) said: “Any Muslim for whom four testify that he was righteous, then Allah will enter him into Paradise.”
We said `What about three? “. He (pbuh) said “And three”. We said`And two`. He (pbuh) said: ” And two”. We did not ask him about (the testimony) of one (believing) person. (Sahih Bukhari, Jami`a Tirmidhi and An-Nasài).
There are several types of Sabr (patience), one for avoiding the prohibitions and sins, one for acts of worship and obedience. The second type carries more rewards than the first type. There is a third type of patience in the face of afflictions and hardships, which is mandatory, like repentance.
DESCRIPTION OF HAJJ (PILGRIMAGE).
Hajj is one of the best acts of worship. It is one of the pillars of Islam with which Allaah sent Muhammad and without which a person’s religious commitment is incomplete. Worship cannot bring a person closer to Allaah and cannot be accepted unless it meets two conditions:
1) Sincerity towards Allaah alone, i.e., it is done to seek the Countenance of Allaah and the Hereafter, and is not done to show off, to enhance one’s reputation or for worldly gain.
2) Following the Prophet (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him) in word and deed. Following the Prophet (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him) can only be achieving by knowing his Sunnah.
Hence the one who wants to worship Allaah by doing any act of worship – Hajj or anything else – has to learn the teachings of the Prophet (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him) concerning it, so that his actions will be in accordance with the Sunnah.
1) HAJJ IS ONE THE PILLAR OF ISLAM
2) VIRTUES OF HAJJ.
3) PURPOSE OF HAJJ.
4) The purposes of Hajj
5) The educational purposes of Hajj.
6) Hajj and its role in strengthening our faith
7) Devotion in Hajj
There are three types of Hajj: Tamattu’, Ifraad and Qiraan.
Hajj Tamattu :-
Tamattu’ means entering ihraam for ‘Umrah only during the months of Hajj (the months of Hajj are Shawwaal, Dhu’l-Qi’dah and Dhu’l-Hijjah;….
WHAT EVERY MUSLIM SHOULD PACK FOR HAJJ?
In sha’ALLAH, many of us may be leaving for Hajj over the coming days and we thought we would share with you some travel tips on what to pack for Hajj which you can share with any friends or family members who are going for Hajj this year (or in future years in sha’ALLAH).
This is not an exhaustive list, mainly the important items that one should not forget:
■ Extra Ihram Clothes (Male): It’s surprising how many men forget to bring extra Ihram clothes, thinking that they can survive with one Ihram for the entire Hajj period. I highly recommend for you to bring two or three Ihram clothes just in case they get dirty/muddy during Hajj for various reasons.
Marriage and divorce are very intricate issues in Islam. These issues should be studied thoroughly from Quran Education know and understand the technicalities involved. Marriage is an institution in Islam, which holds a great importance.We can only learn the importance of marriage through Quran learning.
The Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him) said,’ A person who posses the means to marry (i.e. he is able to work etc. to support a wife and children) and does not marry then he is not from amongst us (i.e. the believers).’
The rights in marriage fall into 3 categories:
1- Mutual rights between the two spouses.
2- Husband’s rights.
3- Wife’s rights.
These rights translate into the following duties that the husband and wife owe to each other:
Duties that are mutual:
First Duty: To forgive each other’s small mistakes.
Second Duty: To provide emotional support in both happiness and sadness
Third Duty: To offer each other wholesome advice concerning obedience to Allah.
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Question: Why is a man allowed to marry more than one wife in Islam? Or why is polygamy allowed in Islam?
1. Definition of Polygamy Polygamy means a system of marriage whereby one person has more than one spouse. Polygamy can be of two types. One is polygyny where a man marries more than one woman, and the other is polyandry, where a woman marries more than one man. In Islam, limited polygyny is permitted and polyandry is completely prohibited. Now coming to the original question, why is a man allowed to have more than one wife?
The messengers and prophets he sent were great examples of how to manifest our love for Him. When the heart is ready to give up and the soul cannot be burdened with one more pain, remembering the Source of ourselves makes it easier, doable, and the seemingly impossible, possible.
Recently, I had the honor of training a group of emerging young Muslim leaders and I thought of three points that resonated for me whenever I have the opportunity of engaging with future, current and elder leaders of my community.
What are three pieces of advice I wish I had heard when I was embarking on my activism?