6. Visiting Madinah, Aqeedah (Creed), Articles and Books, Madinah, Websites

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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Book: From the Teachings of Hajj

بسم الله الرحمن الرحيم

Assalamu Alaikum.

If you’re like me and you:

1) Love learning about aqeedah (creed).

2) Love all these “lessons derived from…” sort of books.

3) Love learning about Hajj.

4) Love anything that is written by the Al-Badr family.

Then you’ll love this book.

Really.

Which book, you ask?

It’s called “From the teachings of Hajj” and it’s by Shaikh Abdur Razzaq Al-Abbad.

It’s divided into three sections:

a) Lessons in Aqeedah learned from Hajj

b) Hajj and Refining the Soul

c) Sermons and Admonitions from the Farewell Hajj

Each section contains thirteen lessons.

Here’s the book:

From the teachings of Hajj (2nd Edition) by Shaikh Abdur Razzaq Al-Abbad.

[Update June 2012: For those of you who may have downloaded this book earlier, please note that this is a NEW edition of the book.]

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Article: The Hajj – A Poem

بسم الله الرحمن الرحيم

Assalamu Alaikum.

Most of the planet seems rather fond of poems (not me though), so I thought I would post this Hajj poem I came across.

It’s by none other than Imam Ibn Al-Qayyim Al-Jawziyyah (rahimahullah).

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http://www.islaam.net/main/display.php?id=613&category=127

The Hajj – A Poem

by Ibn Qayyim al-Jawziyyah

The Hajj – The Journey

By Him whose House the loving pilgrims visit,
Responding with ihram at the appointed limit,
Uncovering their heads in total humility
Before One to Whom faces bow in servility.
They exclaim in the valleys, “We have responded to You –
All Praise is Yours, and Kingdom too!”
He invited and they answered, with love and pleasure;
When they called upon Him, nearer came the Divine treasure.
You see them on their mounts, hair dusty and dishevelled,
Yet never more content, never happier have they felt;
Leaving homelands and families due to holy yearning,
Unmoved are they by temptations of returning.
Through plains and valleys, from near and far,
Walking and riding, in submission to Allah.

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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.]

6. Visiting Madinah, Images, Madinah

An old picture of Masjid An-Nabawi…

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بسم الله الرحمن الرحيم

Assalamu Alaikum.

Looks nice but too many lights perhaps?

6. Visiting Madinah, Images, Madinah

Another view of Masjid An-Nabawi in the evening…

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