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Why Muslims Love the Lunar Hijri Calendar

Three pillars of Islam are based on the lunar (not solar) calendar: zakat, fasting, and Hajj. (The five daily prayers depend on the motion...

Pilgrims ascend Mount Arafat in high point of this year’s Hajj

Just 60,000 people, all citizens or residents of Saudi Arabia, have been selected to take part in this year's Hajj, with foreign pilgrims again...

Hajar the Wife of Abraham: An Example for All

The Hajj is the annual pilgrimage to Makkah which is an obligation upon every financially and physically able adult Muslim to perform at least...

The Final Sermon of Prophet Muhammad (ﷺ) – A message of all times for all people

Nearly 1500 years ago today, was the day (9th dhul hijjah) on mount Arafat where our beloved Prophet (sallallahu alayhi wasallam) gave his final...

Indonesia to move this year’s haj pilgrims to front of line for COVID-19 vaccination

JAKARTA– Indonesia’s government is working on a COVID-19 vaccination program for this year’s prospective haj pilgrims.This follows a report in Saudi newspaper Okaz on...

Malcom X in Mecca

When the Nation of Islam Leader Embraced True Islam and Abandoned SeparatismOn April 13, 1964, Malcolm X left the United States on a personal and spiritual...

Crowded hajj also an intense personal experience

Like most Muslims, I had been preparing my entire life to one day embark on the hajj, the pilgrimage to Mecca, that is one...