Articles and Books, History and Future of Hajj

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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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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بسم الله الرحمن الرحيم

Assalamu Alaikum.

Cute…

History and Future of Hajj, Images, Mina

Mina in 1950…

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بسم الله الرحمن الرحيم

Assalamu Alaikum.

I think that the tents were for the imam of each madh-hab. [Yes, they actually had four different congregations in the past – one for each madh-hab! Alhamdulillah that the tents are now gone and we have one congregation.]

History and Future of Hajj, Images, Makkah

An old picture of the Kaabah…

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بسم الله الرحمن الرحيم

Assalamu Alaikum.

Quite fascinating…

History and Future of Hajj, Images, Makkah

The Kaabah throughout the ages…

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