In the name of Allah
1 . At first I should say that Tavaf does not mean the worshiping idol. if respecting to something means the idolatry so the ones who respect each other , are the idolater . Moreover this is an order from Allah and thus it has especial philosophy for itself.
Tavaf (I mean circling the Kaaba ) is for receiving mercy and forgiveness ...
حَدَّثَنَا مُحَمَّدُ بْنُ الْمُثَنَّى، حَدَّثَنِي عَبْدُ الصَّمَدِ،
حَدَّثَنَا هَمَّامٌ، حَدَّثَنَا قَتَادَةُ، قَالَ سَأَلْتُ أَنَسًا كَمْ
حَجَّ رَسُولُ اللَّهِ صلى الله عليه وسلم قَالَ حَجَّةً وَاحِدَةً
وَاعْتَمَرَ أَرْبَعَ عُمَرٍ . ثُمَّ ذَكَرَ بِمِثْلِ حَدِيثِ هَدَّابٍ
I asked Anas (Allah be pleased with him) as to how many Pilgrimages
If we look only at the time the prophet Muhammad (PBUH) was selected by God, it seems that Hajj was some ceremony of pagan (Mushrik) worship, but if we look back in the history we will find Hajj to be rooted in worship of the unique God, Allah.
Most of the Hajj comes from what Ibrahim (PBUH) - one of the greatest prophets of Allah - and his family did. ...
The fundamental wisdom that can resolve all such questions (i.e. charges of shirk in cases when certain objects are involved in worship) is that it is in essence impossible to worship Allah without these means and intermediaries.
But these means and intermediaries are very very diverse, from words, actions and gestures that you use to pray to Allah (chants,...
Conditions which when met, make Hajj fardh for you:
Being of sound mind
Being an adult
Being able to do Hajj
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You can't do Hajj at ANYTIME except its specified due time in the 12th month of Dhu al-Hijjah.
Umrah, on the other hand, is open ended; you can do it absolutely anytime. The best time for Umrah (the time when the Prophet (PBUH) did all of his 4 Umrahs) is the 11th Arabic month of Dhu al-Qa'dah.
Which is the priority: Performing Hajj or getting married?
If someone has enough money to do both, then he should do both. In such a case, he may perform hajj, return to his homeland and get married or get married first and then perform hajj. But if he doesn't have enough money to do both or he fears that if he does one, he won't have enough money to do the ...
Non-muslims are not allowed in the sanctuary of the Sacred Mosque in Mecca based on the following verse:
Quran 9:28 O you who have believed, indeed the polytheists are unclean, so let them not approach al-Masjid al-Haram after this, their
[final] year. And if you fear privation, Allah will enrich you from
His bounty if He wills. Indeed, Allah is ...
Hajj(the greater Pilgrimage) can only be performed in the month of Dhul'Hijjah, specifically at the prescribed dates. A lesser pilgrimage, called Umrah, can be performed at any time of the year ... though its rites are slightly different, its virtue is lesser and it is not a substitute for Hajj.
Since the Umrah is not a substitute for Hajj, and the two ...
'Umrah/'Omrah العمرة has no special time in the year you can do it whenever you want to.
You even can perform or combine hajj and 'Omrah at the same time, however the period of hajj is limited and fixed by the qur'an (Why Quran use 'Months' for period of Hajj?)... of course if a person wants to perform 'Omrah during the period of hajj it is highly ...
According to Shia, with respect to the Holy Qur'an (Ale-Emran : 97) (as a view of Shiism), the purpose of the Isteta'a (الاستطاعه) (affording to do it) is related to the following items:
1: having the financial ability,
2: having the health and sufficient power of body
3: having the safe path (besides the way be open)
4: having sufficient ...
No, the husband of your younger sister couldn't be Mahram to you even if he is your father's sister's son. (Even if you travel along with them. (as far as I know). Then you ought to observe your Islamic code in front of him.
It could be beneficial for you to read the verse below (in regard to the persons who are Mahram to women):
وَقُل لِّلْمُؤْمِنَاتِ ...
No brother it's not Bid'ah and not Sunnah. It's a title given to travelers for Hajj, so if you are going to Hajj and I meet you in your way to Hajj I can call you Hajji also you can use it as a title before your name if you has successfully completed the Hajj to Mecca like you said.
But it's not bid'ah because it's just a recipe Arab people used to use it ...
All perfect praise be to Allah
I will try be as short as possible.
An-Nawawi may Allaah have mercy upon him said: 'If a person in a
state of Ihraam (either for Hajj or 'Umrah) needs to cover his head,
or wear any limb-fitting clothes for a sound reason like heat, cold or
treatment, then it is permissible for him to cover but he is obliged
First, if someone is financially incapable of performing hajj, it's not considered an obligation:
In it are clear signs [such as] the standing place of Abraham. And whoever enters it shall be safe. And [due] to Allah from the people is a pilgrimage to the House - for whoever is able to find thereto a way. But whoever disbelieves - then indeed, Allah is ...
Cutting hair on the head is an obligatory ritual of Hajj:
ولا تحلقوا رءوسكم حتى يبلغ الهدي محله
And do not shave your heads until the sacrificial animal has
reached its place of slaughter.
— Quran 2:196
لتدخلن المسجد الحرام ان شاء الله امنين محلقين رءوسكم ومقصرين
You will surely enter al-Masjid al-Haram, if Allah wills, ...
In Islam children are neither asked nor ordered to perform hajj nor to perform any worship until they reache puberty as their actions won't be recorded as stated in the known hadith:
There are three whose actions are not recorded: a lunatic whose mind is deranged till he is restored to consciousness, a sleeper till he awakes, and a boy till he reaches ...
There are three types =
Hajj Mofrad is when one enters into the state of Ihram for Hajj only and no Umrah is performed before Hajj.
Hajj Tamattu is when the pilgrim removes Ihram for Umrah on the 8th of Thul-Hijjah and re-enters into the state of Ihram again for Hajj. Umrah is done before Hajj.
Hajj Qiran is when a pilgrim enters into the state of Ihram ...
It has been recorded that the Messenger of Allah (saws) performed a total of four Umrahs and one Hajj pilgrimage.
Umrah 1: 6th Hijri, after the Treaty of Hudaibiya. Although he was not allowed to visit the Kaaba by the polytheists of Makkah to perform Umrah, it is still counted as an Umrah. He came out of the Ehram, shaved his head, and sacrificed his hadi (...
**Abu Musa narrated that the Prophet (s.a.w.s.) said, “Every Muslim has to give in sadaqah (charity).” The people asked, “O Allah’s Messenger (s.a.w.s.)! If someone has nothing to give, what will he do?” He said, “He should work with his hands and benefit himself and also give in charity (from what he earns).” The people further asked, “If he cannot do even ...
why does the first 3 have to be at a faster pace?
The reasoning behind doing this is to show strength and endurance, and the reason it lives on until today is to commemorate the event behind this as well as to remember the blessings Allah has given us.
Allah's Messenger (ﷺ) and his Companions came to Mecca and the fever
in Medina had weakened them. ...
Unfortunately as you mentioned, nowadays it could be seen that perhaps some parts (Hajj tour operators) are doing it, but in regard to your matter, I can mention some related points, such as:
Nevertheless we should pay attention that doing Haj is considered as
a Wajib (mandatory) practice for Muslims, consequently we should do
it anyhow (according to its ...
Anything you would do with good intentions and in the way prescribed in Quran and Sunnah, either it is from the rights of Allah (Huqooq-ullah) or from the rights of his servants (Huqooq-al-Ibad), Allah(S.W.T) will be pleased with you.
But remember, no matter how much good you do or the whole creation together does, it will not add anything to Him(S.W.T). ...
The Prophet is reported to have said =
"Plague was a means of torture sent on a group of Israelites. So if
you hear of its spread in a land, don't approach it, and if a plague
should appear in a land where you are present, then don't leave that
land in order to run away from it."
So from this narration, we can say that it's not ...
The Hajj is not mandatory for a person who does not have the Health, Wealth and means to go to Hajj...
Actually in some cases, scholars say it is highly un-recommended for one to do Hajj, if it endangers his own life or the life of others.
I am not a scholar, but from my understanding; this would be that case where Hajj is even forbidden or highly un-...
Well the Mufassirin say: That the Months of Hajj are: Shawwal, dhul-Qi'da and (at least) the first ten days of dhul-Hijja because if you put on ihram in one of those months you are considered to have put on ihram for Hajj and anything which is prohibited for a Hajj is prohibited for you from that moment!
This Ayah indicates that Ihram for Hajj only occurs ...
If you mean the takbir after the fard prayers then one can start with it after the fajr prayer of the day of 'arafah (9th dhil Hijja) end it ends with the sunset of the last day of tashreeq (13th dhil hijja) for a person not wearing ihram (doing hajj) for the one who wears ihram it beginns after dohr prayer of the day of 'id al adha (10th dhil hijja).
Do the three pillars have any religious significance other than structural support for the roof?
Well to be honest my answer will be partly opinion based: As i could exclude a religious significance for the 3 pillars (as AFAIK no body exactly knows if the 3 of them were there at first or have been built in later, as ahadith only mention the two which are in ...