Posts Tagged ‘hajj’

The Start of Thul-Hijjah

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The Start of Thul-Hijjah

“By the dawn * And by the ten nights…” [89:1-2] The ten nights that Allah swears by in Surat al-Fajr are the first ten days of Thul-Hijjah… days, which the Prophet salla Allahu alayhi wasallam teaches us, are the best days of the world. Remember your excitement during the last ten nights of Ramadan? Remember your levels of worship and your commitment to qiyaam and du’aa and reciting Qur’an? It’s time to revive those same sentiments for the season of Thul-Hijjah. Read up below on how to make the most of these days, even if you’re not going for Hajj…

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Like a Shattered Snow Globe

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Like a Shattered Snow Globe

While growing up, my brother and I were taught salah, Arabic, and recitation of the Qur’an. Each Ramadan, my parents would observe adamantly and devoutly the fasts and taraweeh prayers. Eid was always a delightful experience, observing prayers at the mosque or local community center or school. My religion was a part of my daily routine. Each prayer was observed obligatorily, without question or much understanding. My parents never forced or thrust any requirements to wear hijab or our traditional dress. Yet in me, there was a missing piece – as if my heart and soul knew that there was something a bit more to my faith than routine observation.

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Eid Mubarak :)

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Eid Mubarak :)

Eid Mubarak to all our readers and to the Muslims everywhere! We ask Allah to make your Eid a blessed and joyous occasion. Ameen.

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The Best Day

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The Best Day

A reminder to fast Yawm Arafah, make lots of thikr and du’aa, and increase your worship on that day (Thursday, Nov. 26th of 2009). Don’t forget the Ummah, and our imprisoned and our oppressed brothers and sisters in your du’aa. Please share this reminder about the Day of Arafah with others!

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The Best Days of the World

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The Best Days of the World

They’re here! Wednesday, November 18, 2009 corresponds with the 1st of Thul-Hijjah, 1430. The best 10 days start today – don’t miss out, because the blessings are not only for those who go for Hajj. Read about the virtue of these days, along with suggestions on how to maximize the benefits.

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