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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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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aerial-view-of-makkah

بسم الله الرحمن الرحيم

Assalamu Alaikum.

Absolutely beautiful, maasha-Allah.

Images, Makkah

Absolutely exquisite picture of Makkah and Masjid Al-Haram…

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Can one love Madinah more than Makkah?

بسم الله الرحمن الرحيم

Assalamu Alaikum.

Ah, Madinah.

As soon as I entered Madinah, I loved it. Unfortunately, Makkah did not have the same effect.

I’ve met many people since then who have told me that they have the same issue: they love Madinah more than they love Makkah.

Is that okay? After all, Makkah is superior to Madinah.

Shaikh Saalih As-Suhaymee, a scholar from Madinah, was asked this question and this is what he had to say:

A real eye opener, wasn’t it?

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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.]

Keep Reading

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بسم الله الرحمن الرحيم

Assalamu Alaikum.

There’s a calmness to this place, isn’t there?

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A peek inside Masjid Al-Haram…

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بسم الله الرحمن الرحيم

Assalamu Alaikum.

I have a vague memory of reading about Abdullah ibn Zubair (radiallahu anhuma) doing this. And it seems that it was done in the past century as well.

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Doing tawaf whilst swimming?

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