‎”Only a true believer fears hypocrisy whereas the hypocrite himself feels safe from it.” – Hasan al-Basri (may Allah have mercy upon him)

Eid Mubarak to all my friends and family and the Muslim Ummah around the world

 

 

 

~~~ Hajj Mubarik Everyone ~~~

Hajj 2008

Hajj 2008 (Photo credit: Al Jazeera English)

To all the hajjuj may your Hajj be accepted. Ameen

English: Kaaba at the heart of Mecca. As the n...

English: Kaaba at the heart of Mecca. As the night goes on pilgrims visiting the Holy House. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

The Messenger of Allah (sallAllaahu ‘alayhi wa sallam) said:

“The pilgrims performing Hajj and ‘Umrah are the guests of Allah; if they call upon Him He will answer them, and if they ask Him for forgiveness He will forgive them.”

Qurbani

Prophet Muhammad (saws) said, “There is nothing dearer to Allah during the days of Qurbani than the sacrificing of animals. The sacrificed animal shall come on the Day of Judgement with its horns, hair, and hooves (to be weighed). The sacrifice is accepted by Allah before the blood reaches the ground. Therefore sacrifice with an open and happy heart.
( Hadith: Tirmidi, Ibn Majah )

Eid-al-Adha Facts

English: A picture of people performing (circu...

English: A picture of people performing (circumambulating) the . This picture taken from the gate of Abdul Aziz seems to divide the Kaaba and the minarets into mirror images of one another. Français : Pélerins en train de réaliser la Circumambulation (ou Tawaf) autour de la Ka’ba. Photo prise depuis la porte Ibn Saud, d’où la vue présente une symétrie en miroir presque parfaite. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

What is Eid-al-Adha?

Eid-al-Adha  عيد الأضحى means the “feast of sacrifice” commerrating the obedience of prophet Abraham in his willingness to sacrifice his own son.

When is it celebrated?

Eid-al-Adha marks the completion of Hajj (holy pilgrimage). It begins on the 10th day of Dhu’l-Hijia (the last month of the islamic calender) and lasts for 3 days.

How is it celebrated?

Muslims all around the world begin Eid with going to the mosque for morning congregational prayers. This is followed by a festive meals and social gatherings. In addition, like the pilgrims in Makkah (Mecca), the Muslims, who can afford to do so, offer domestic animals, usually sheep, as a symbol of Ibrahim’s sacrifice.

Why is it celebrated?

Eid al-Adha  commemorates the prophet Abraham’s willingness to obey Allah (SWT) by sacrificing his son Ishmael. According to the Qu’ran, just before Abraham sacrificed his son, Allah replaced Ishmael with a lamb, thus sparing his life.

Six ways to earn reward after death

1) Donate for the building/renovation of a Masjid. When muslims pray within the premises you will earn reward.

2) Give a copy of the Qu’ran. . Whenever that person reads the Qu’ran you will earn reward. Also try and contribute in the printing and distribution of islamic material.

3) Plant a tree. Whenever a person or an animal sits under it’s shade you will earn reward.

4) Knowledge that you share with a righteous child. For when this child puts into practice what you have taught them you will earn reward.

5) A stream that you run. A but hard to achieve in modern times so a simple task of placing a water cooler will may earn you this reward. For when people drink you shall be rewarded.

6) Build a house for two wayfarers. For when they shelter within the built house you shall earn reward.