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Book: Manasik Al-Hajj wal-Umrah (The Rites of Hajj and Umrah)

بسم الله الرحمن الرحيم

Assalamu Alaikum.

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.

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Free Online Hajj Course by KIU

بسم الله الرحمن الرحيم

Assalamu Alaikum.

Here’s a great offer:

Study a famous (and easy to read) book on Hajj under a real scholar* in English.

[Yes, real scholars are few and far between. Not every “shaikh” is a scholar.]

Oh and it’s free.

The book being taught is Manhaj As-Saalikeen by Imam As-Saadi (rahimahullah). The explanation is by Shaikh Saad Ash-Shetry, one of the senior scholars in Saudia Arabia.

The course will be translated into English by Brother Sajid Umar.

It’s being offered live from Oct 28th-31st. There’s an exam as well (for those who wish to take it).

You may read more about the course here.

This is a really great opportunity for those who:

1) Are going for Hajj this year

2) Plan to go for Hajj next year

3) Are students of knowledge

Please pass on this information to others as well, insha-Allah.

Jazakumullahu kheira.

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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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Website: Islam Web

بسم الله الرحمن الرحيم

Assalamu Alaikum.

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.

http://www.islamweb.net/ehajj/index.php

Note: I don’t necessarily agree with everything on the site.

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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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