Hajj

The Hajj (Arabic: حج‎ Ḥaǧǧ “pilgrimage”, also spelled haj and hadj) is the pilgrimage to Mecca, Saudi Arabia. It is one of the largest pilgrimages in the world, and is the fifth pillar of Islam, a religious duty that must be carried out at least once in their lifetime by every able-bodied Muslim … view more




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The material centre — the site of the Temple of the Ka‘bah as centre of the terrestrial world and of the geocentric universe of the Spheres—by virt…

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Consider the cubic form of the Temple, which totalizes and interconnects spiritual and material realities, as a unique Emanation proceeding from th…

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Ablution is the ceremonial act of washing oneself in preparation for prayer, and symbolically represents cleansing the soul of sin and impurity.

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“Because of that, We decreed upon the Children of Israel that whoever kills a soul unless for a soul or for corruption [done] in the land – it is a…

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Wow, that may have been true in 1966, but there are millions of Islamic Americans today.  This is the trend in all other countries and faiths.  Les…

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Speaking the truth, that Islam, Judaism, and Christianity all believe in one creator God of the universe.  Yet, they each believe that the name the…

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The motive in which we have in going on a trip, pilgrimage or even vacation determines the value of the experience we have.  The more raw and unreh…

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Any kind of pilgrimage or vision quest is not only going to have a life changing impact on the pilgrim, but on everyone in the pilgrims life. The w…

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03/08/2015

“The Quran, as a holy and revealed scripture, repeatedly reminds Muslims that what they are hearing is not a new message but the “confirmation of p…

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“A WONDERFUL STORY is told about the conversion of the Caliph Umar to Islam. Umar’s fierce pride in his pagan ancestry and his tribal heritage init…

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“O people! Behold, we have created you from a male and a female and have made you into nations and tribes so that you might come to know one anothe…

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Even before the Prophet Muhammad: “The Ka‘ba transformed the entire surrounding area into sacred ground,
making the city of Mecca a neutral zone wh…

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02/05/2015

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Speaking about religions in general and conversions between religions, it is first important to talk about the significance and point of religion. …

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This is a very important verse in the Quran. Of course, it is obvious that the creation will return to the creator; however, different Islamic move…