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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Lecture: The Call of Ibrahim (alaihissalam)

بسم الله الرحمن الرحيم

Assalamu Alaikum.

When we think of Ibrahim (alaihissalam), we think of Hajj. When we think of Hajj, we think of Ibrahim (alaihissalam).

The two are inseparable.

Why? Because Allah ordered him to proclaim the Hajj, and many of the rituals of Hajj trace back to his time.

Here’s a lecture that talks more about his call:

The Call of Ibrahim by Muhammad Alshareef (Download)

For those of you who prefer reading, you can find a transcript (sort of) here. It’s also been translated into French, German, Bosnian and Spanish.

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Article: The History of Hajj

بسم الله الرحمن الرحيم

Assalamu Alaikum.

Everyone loves a good history lesson (assuming, of course, that it is not a history lesson, complete with class, books and boring teacher rattling of a whole lot of dates), especially if it’s about that epic journey that we all yearn to make: Hajj.

So, what is the history of Hajj?

Here’s an article which gives us a (brief, too brief) look at it:

[For those of you who are in Saudia Arabia (and hence cannot access Islam QA), I’ve pasted the article that is mentioned at the end about the History of Makkah right after this one.]

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Article: Hajj – Its Virtues and Benefits

بسم الله الرحمن الرحيم

Assalamu Alaikum.

Still struggling to get pumped up for Hajj?

Here’s an iman-boosting article that may help, insha-Allah:

Hajj: Its Virtues and Benefitsby Shaikh Muhammad Salih Al-Munajjid

If you wish to read it online, you can do so here.

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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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Article: “Enjoy this House”

بسم الله الرحمن الرحيم

Assalamu Alaikum.

Going for Umrah or Hajj? Well then, enjoy the sight of the Kabah while you can.

“While you can”, you ask?

Yep.

This short article will help you understand what I mean:

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http://iskandrani.wordpress.com/2009/09/30/enjoy-this-house/

“Enjoy this House”

With Hajj season coming up, I thought it appropriate to present these narrations regarding the Ka’bah from Hamud at-Tuwayjri’s ‘Ithaf al-Jama’ah’ (3/214):

Ibn ‘Umar narrated that the Messenger of Allah (صلى الله عليه و سلم) said: “Enjoy and take advantage of this House, as it has been destroyed twice and will be raised up on the third.”

[Reported by Ibn Hibban in his ‘Sahih’ and the ‘Mustadrak’ of al-Hakim, and adh-Dhahabi agreed on its authentication in his ‘Talkhis’]

Ma’mar said: “It has reached me from some that the Ka’bah will be destroyed three times, and will be raised up on the third or fourth time. So, enjoy and take advantage of it.”

[Reported in the ‘Musannaf’ of ‘Abd ar-Razzaq]

Ka’b said regarding the Ka’bah: “You will destroy it three times, O people. It will then be raised up on the fourth time. So, enjoy and take advantage of it.”

[Reported in the ‘Musannaf’ of ‘Abd ar-Razzaq with a chain that is authentic according to the conditions of al-Bukhari and Muslim]

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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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