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Pooling Funds for Hajj

Ustadh Tabraze Azam is asked about the legality of polling funds for Hajj. In our culture, we have a system of informal savings whereby people come together in groups and decide on an amount of money to deposit in a savings (locally, a wooden–metal box that is entrusted to a group member). They also decide […]

Can a Woman Go to Hajj With Her Sister and Her Borther in Law?

Answered by Ustadh Salman Younas Question: A sister in Bangladesh is wanting to go to hajj and claims that her husband is in no mental state to take her. Her three sons cannot return back to Bangladesh to accompany their mother. The mother is now asking whether she would be able to go along with […]

Days Of Gratitude And Love – The Two Spiritual Meanings of Hajj, by Shaykh Faraz Rabbani

In this inspiring reminder, Shaykh Faraz Rabbani explains the two key practical spiritual meanings of Hajj: gratitude (shukr) that causes one to turn to Allah, as expressed by journeying to the Kaaba; and love (mahabba) that causes one to always yearn for Him and make one’s life revolve around love of the One Beloved, as […]

Hajj: So Much More Than Just A Gathering, by Ustadh Salim Mauladdawila

The Hajj brings millions of Muslims together on a horizontal plane each year but it is so much more than just an enormous gathering. Ustadh Salim Mauladdawila brings us back to a core message of the Prophet Muhammad ﷺ – the call to and importance of unity amongst Muslims and what there is to gain from it. Nearly 1384 years […]

Is It Permissible to Stitch the Lower Garment in the Middle During the Pilgrimage?

Answered by Ustadh Tabraze Azam Question: Assalam alaykum, Is it permissible during Ihram to stitch the lower garment in the middle with the intention to cover the private parts? Answer: Wa alaikum assalam wa rahmatullah, Generally, tying the lower garment (izar) when in a state of pilgrim sanctity (ihram) would be deemed improper and disliked […]

Is It Permissible to Recite Supplications From a Book Moving Between Safa and Marwa? [Shafi’i]

Answered by Shaykh Shuaib Ally Question: Assalam alaykum, Is it permissible to read duas from a book whilst performing Sa’i (moving between Safa and Marwa)? Is it preferable to recite in Arabic or can you make dua in your mother tongue? Answer: Assalāmu ʿalaykum, I pray that you are well. It is permissible to recite […]

Is It Permissible to Perform the Sacred Pilgrimage for a Deceased Person?

Answered by Ustadh Tabraze Azam Question: As salam alaykum, Is it permissible to perform the sacred pilgrimage for a deceased person if they did not leave money and instructions to do so? And if they did is it still a valid Hajj for the deceased? Answer: Assalamu alaikum wa rahmatullah, I pray that this message […]

Can I Perform an Obligatory Hajj Without a Mahram? (Shafi’i)

Answered by Shaykh Shuaib Ally Question: Assalam alaykum, I am an educated female, never married, teaching in a university. Can I perform hajj with a female colleague going with her mahram? My parents have given permission to proceed to the holy journey. Answer: Wa alaikum assalam wa rahmatullah, It is permissible for a woman to […]

Is It Permissible to Perform Hajj With a Group That Has Tents in the Extension of the Mina Area? (Shafi’i)

Answered by Shaykh Shuaib Ally Question: Assalam alaykum, Is it permissible to perform hajj with a group that has tents in the extension of the Mina area? Answer: Wa alaikum assalam wa rahmatullah, It is permissible to perform hajj with a group that has tents in the extension of the Mina area, at least part […]

Cutting One's Own Hair to Release Oneself from the State of Ihram

Answered by Shaykh Omar Qureshi Question: According to the Shafii madhab can someone cut their own hair to come out of Ihram after performing Umrah? Answer: Assalamu ‘alaikum, In the name of Allah, Most Merciful and Compassionate. The answer is yes. In the Shafi’i school it is permissible for one to cut one’s own hair. […]