Articles and Books, Makkah

Article: Makkah – The Most Beloved Land to Allah and His Messenger (sallallahu alaihi wasallam)

بسم الله الرحمن الرحيم

Assalamu Alaikum.

With Hajj season upon us, here’s a short and sweet article on Makkah and some of its virtues:

Makkah – The Most Beloved Land to Allah and His Messenger by Shaikh Wasiullah Abbas [Article source: http://qaryah.wordpress.com/]

[Shaikh Wasiullah is a scholar who resides in Makkah.]

PS. Here’s a short post about Makkah with a nice picture that I posted on my Daily Dose blog.

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Article: The Virtues of Madinah

بسم الله الرحمن الرحيم

Assalamu Alaikum.

[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:

http://qaryah.wordpress.com/

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Arafah

بسم الله الرحمن الرحيم

Assalamu Alaikum.

The khutbah (lecture) on the Day of Arafah is given from this masjid, by the Grand Mufti of Saudi Arabia.

4. 8th-13th of Dhul Hijjah, Arafah, Images

A look at Masjid Namira (in Arafah)…

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بسم الله الرحمن الرحيم

Assalamu Alaikum.

This is actually a place called “Rawdhatul Jannah” which means a garden of Paradise. That’s what the Prophet (salallahu alaihi wasallam) called it.

It’s between his minbar (prayer pulpit) and his house*.

[His house is now included in the masjid.]

6. Visiting Madinah, Images, Madinah

Inside Masjid An-Nabawi…

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بسم الله الرحمن الرحيم

Assalamu Alaikum.

Times really have changed, haven’t they? [Building-wise and camera-wise.]

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An old picture of Masjid An-Nabawi…

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بسم الله الرحمن الرحيم

Assalamu Alaikum.

Looks nice but too many lights perhaps?

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Another view of Masjid An-Nabawi in the evening…

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Articles and Books, History and Future of Hajj, Makkah

Article: 40 Hadeeth about Makkah

بسم الله الرحمن الرحيم

Assalamu Alaikum.

Crave to know more about Makkah? Well, here’s a nice compilation of ahadeeth related to Makkah and the important things in it (Masjid Al-Haram, Zam-Zam, Black stone, etc):

[Note: The compiler has mentioned the authenticity of all the ahadeeth but for some of them, he has used scholars like Imam Ibn Hibban (rahimahullah), for example, who was known to be very lenient in grading ahadeeth.]

40 Hadeeth about Makkah by Dr. Talaal ibn Muhammad Abu An-Noor

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