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[Note: The book entitled "From the Teachings of Hajj" has been updated by the translator. The post now shows the 2nd edition. So if you have the old edition, please delete that and replace it with the new one.]
Another day, another great article by the Badr family.
This one is on the virtues of the second best place on the planet as well as the manners that its residents and its visitors must abide by.
The Virtues of Al-Madeenah and the Manners of Residence and Visiting by Shaikh Abdul Muhsin Al-Abbaad
Shaikh Abdul Muhsin, for those who are unaware, is one of the senior scholars and he is from Madinah.
Note: For those of you who love to read, here’s the translator’s (Brother Aboo Shaybah, may Allah reward him greatly) blog. It’s jam-packed with wonderful translations:
[Note: No, I haven't halted this blog until next Hajj. It'll go on. I also need to put up a "What after Hajj?" post soon, insha-Allah.]
As soon as I entered Madinah, I loved it. Unfortunately, Makkah did not have the same effect.
I’ve met many people since then who have told me that they have the same issue: they love Madinah more than they love Makkah.
Is that okay? After all, Makkah is superior to Madinah.
Shaikh Saalih As-Suhaymee, a scholar from Madinah, was asked this question and this is what he had to say:
A real eye opener, wasn’t it?
Want to read a nice book on Hajj with lots of authentic ahadeeth?
Look no further.
Shaikh Al-Albani’s (rahimahullah) ‘Manasik Al-Hajj wal-Umrah’ (The Rites of Hajj and Umrah) is the book that you’re looking for. You can read it online here.
He’s also added an appendix entitled ‘Innovations of Hajj and Umrah and Visiting Madinah’ which you can read online here.
For those who wish to have a pocket-sized summary of this book containing the duas for Hajj and Umrah, please check this post on my other blog. The pocket guide has been translated into three languages: English, French and Urdu.
Here’s an excellent website which covers just about everything you need to know about Hajj. There are fatwas, audios, articles, health tips, etc. They even have a cute flash program on how to do Hajj.
Note: I don’t necessarily agree with everything on the site.
Al-Huda TV has some great programs, masha-Allah. In the last couple of years, they’ve also produced quite a few programs on Hajj.
Those who are interested can download and view the programs from the following links:
(Please click on the title to go to the download links)
1. Hajj Step by Step by Muhammad Salah (This series is also available on YouTube.)
3. The Story of Hajj by Karim Abu Zeid
4. A Tale of Two Cities - A Canadian Muslim Group’s Journey to Hajj (from Toronto to Makkah)
5. Hajj Messages – About the 10 best days and Hajj
6. Hajj Feelings by Ali Shehata
7. Hajj Diary - Short talks from sacred places
9. The 10 Best Days by Yasir Qadhi
10. Madinah: City of the Prophet (salallahu alaihi wasallam) - Documentary about Madinah
12. A special episode of the Straight Path about the first 10 days of Dhul Hijjah and how we can benefit from them by Hassan Az-Zabadi and Muhammad Sayed.
Here’s another good website which has loads of useful information on Hajj:
It has the following stuff:
1) Practical Hajj Guide – A series of articles on Hajj. (Note: There are 32 parts in total. Choose All in Display to view all of them,)
2) Haj Orientation – A 2-part lecture.
3) Some articles on Dhul Hijjah.
Need a nice easy book on Hajj and Umrah?
Here’s a good one: How to Perform the Rituals of Hajj and Umrah by Shaikh Muhammad ibn Uthaimeen (rahimahullah).
If you’re in a hurry to learn about Hajj and you’re running out of time, I would highly advise you to listen to the following series, even if you listen to nothing else.
There are loads of practical tips here. The brother has also written the following two books:
1) Getting the Best out of Al-Hajj (It looks like this.)
2) The Ultimate Guide to Umrah (It looks like this. A bit of it is available on Google Books.)
Both of them can be purchased from Dasrussalam.
If you’re going for Hajj, you NEED to get this book. If you are unable to find it, then at least try to get your hands on the Umrah book.
What if you can’t get your hands on either of them? Well then, just try to stick to the seminar below. (You might need to watch it more than once.)