Tahallul: The end of the Ihram ban

After finishing the sa’i we were back to the hotel via Marwah Gate. Reyhan whined because his stomach ached but every time he was invited to the toilet; the small hero just insistent to return to the hotel quickly. “I prefer to do it in the room.” “And where you going to? ” Asked Mr….

Arafah; A Truly Melting Pot Theory

Crowded. Only that word can describe the atmosphere of Mecca before the implementation of wuquf (international gathering of hajj’s pilgrim from around the world). The airports were closed a week before wuquf and all pilgrims who were still in Medina were on their way to Mecca. A large caravan of bus t transports people from…

Thawaf: Walking Around the Ka’ba

Thousands of people moves into the same direction, against the clockwise direction, The Kaaba is on the left. Mostly wearing ihram clothes while others are casual. The Malays, Pakistanis, Indians, Arabs, Turks, Americans, Latins, Europeans, Chinese, Japanese, and other nations all come together to fulfill God’s call. They all come by driving or walking, some…

La Umra

Masjidil Haram está justo en frente de nosotros. Este es el lugar una vez que sólo podemos imaginar. Gracias a Dios por invitarnos a su hogar glorioso. Como lo ejemplifica el Profeta, antes de entrar en la mezquita oramos, بسم الله والصلاة والسلام على رسول الله, اللهم افتح لي أبواب رحمتك (Bismillah wa shollatu assalaam…

What is prohibited when you performing hajj and umra

Hajj and umra have some rules which we cannot ignored. This do and donts effect after we change our clothing into two pieces of ihrom in the specific place (miqot). The do’s part or rukun consist of niat, thawaf, sa’i, and haliq (i will describe it more in the next article, in sya’ Allah). And…