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Can one love Madinah more than Makkah?

بسم الله الرحمن الرحيم

Assalamu Alaikum.

Ah, Madinah.

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?

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Video: Official Hajj Safety Guide

بسم الله الرحمن الرحيم

Assalamu Alaikum.

I just found this extremely useful video on Hajj safety, alhamdulillah. It was produced by the Ministry of Hajj, may Allah reward them for the efforts they put into making the Hajj go smoothly for millions of Muslims.

It’s only 15 minutes long but it’s jam-packed with information. A must watch for all wannabe Hajjies.

Official Hajj Safety Guide

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Documentary: A Practical Guide to Performing Hajj

بسم الله الرحمن الرحيم

Assalamu Alaikum.

Here’s another nice documentary on how to perform Hajj. It was produced by the Saudi Ministry of Hajj quite a few years ago.

Yes, some things are a bit different now (e.g. the size of the jamraat in Mina) but I think that it should still be a good guide for newbies, insha-Allah.

A Practical Guide to Performing Hajj

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Smoking whilst in Ihram??

بسم الله الرحمن الرحيم

Assalamu Alaikum.

I still remember when I was at Dhul Hulaifah (the miqaat for the people of Madinah). I came out of the masjid and saw two chimneys.

These two chimneys looked suspiciously like they were two men in ihram clothes. Judging by the amount of smoke that was coming out of them, one would think that they were trying to squeeze in as much puffing as possible before they assumed their ihram.

Unfortunately, this chimney scene is quite common.

So, what’s the deal on Brother Chimney?

Here’s a clip, from Ask Huda with Brother Muhammad Salah, that discusses this issue:

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Hajj Videos from Al-Huda TV

بسم الله الرحمن الرحيم

Assalamu Alaikum.

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 Stepby Muhammad Salah (This series is also available on YouTube.)

2. Hajj in the Quran by Ibrahim Zidan (Here’s one episode from You Tube.)

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

8. The Rituals of Hajj – A Documentary about Hajj (You can view it on YouTube here).

9. The 10 Best Days by Yasir Qadhi

10. Madinah: City of the Prophet (salallahu alaihi wasallam) – Documentary about Madinah

11. Various Hajj and Umrah Related Episodes of Ask Huda – You can find them here, here, here, here, here, and here.

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.

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Lecture Series: Getting the Best out of Hajj

Assalamu Alaikum.

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.)

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Hajj Coach

Assalamu Alaikum.

Here’s a nice little series that prepares you for Hajj:

[Note: As the Hajj coach site is no longer available, I’ve put up all the required information here. All the information in green is from the original Hajj coach site. I don’t necessarily agree with everything that’s there.]

Hajj Coach by Muhammad Al-Shareef

Session 1: Everything you need to know

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