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Wednesday, November 2, 2011


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Spiritually transport yourself to the daily activities of Hajj and experience the journey of a life time that millions of Muslims from all over the world take every year.

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              Watch: Discovery Channel - The Hajj Revealed




Hajj: The Largest Annual Convention of Faith   
The Hajj is that largest annual convention of faith where millions of Muslims gather in the holy land, merging as streams of devotees from every corner of the earth to become part of the sea of Believers spiritually swirling in human waves around the Ka'bah in tawaaf. Each individual pilgrim is like a drop in that ocean; a drop that always yearns to be part of that ocean. An ocean that knows no barrier of race, nor language, nor color, nor gender, nor age, nor time. 

The Hajj ..

  • demonstrates universal Islamic fraternity 
  • acquaints pilgrims with historical and spiritual environment of Prophet Ibrahim, Haajar, Prophets Isma'il and Muhammad
  • re-enacts fundamental aspects of our history
  • reminds us of the 'Grand Assembly' on the Day of Judgment

The performance of prescribed rites (manaasik), at specified times, at particular places in a recommended manner is aimed at reflecting a wholesome demonstration of Muslim brotherhood and sisterhood. It familiarizes the pilgrim with the historic, spiritual and physical environment of Adam and Eve, Ibrahim, Isma'il, Haajar and of Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon all of them).

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Reaching beyond the Kaaba during Hajj  

In the center of Masjid al-Haram you see the Kaaba. A simple cube like structure made of dark rough stones with white chalk filling the fissures. At the first sight a shiver runs through you and you wonder in amazement ... This plain and empty structure is the center of our faith, prayers, love, life and death? 

You question in admiration; Where have I come? What is this place?

What you see is the antithesis of your visual imaginations of the Kaaba. Some might perceive a sacred place to be an architectural splendor whose ceilings are covered in silent beauty or it could be a sacred tomb housing the grave of an important person - a hero, a leader or prophet! But No! - instead it is an empty room. It reflects no architectural skill, beauty, art, inscription or quality; and no graves are found here. There is nothing specific that captures your attention or feelings except a yearning pulling you towards the Kaaba. 

You will realize that there is nothing here to disturb your thoughts and feelings about God. The Kaaba, which you want to embrace is a gateway for your feelings to ascend to the heavens and connect with your creator. This is something you were unable to achieve in your world filled with distractions and fragmentation. Before you could only theorize, but now you can see the "absolute", the one who has no direction - Allah! He is every where. 

How fortunate it is to that the Kaaba empty! It reminds you that you are at the Kaaba to start a pilgrimage. It is not your destination. Moreover, it is a guide to show you the destination. 

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The Kaba. Faux Canvas Frame. 
Miniature painting of Mecca and Medina. Reproduction of an antique painting from Ottoman Turkey.
View of Jerusalem near the valley of Jehoshaphat, 1825. 

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Discovery Channel - The Hajj Revealed  
Through special access granted to Discovery Channel, viewers will go behind the scenes as preparations are made for the influx of pilgrims. See the proceedings from a pilgrimís point of view through the eyes of Australian Matthew Nelson as he embarks on his first Hajj.



The Doubt of Abraham:

The Prophet said, We have more right to doubt than Abraham did when he said, 'Lord, show me how You give life to the dead.' God said, "Do you not believe?' Abraham replied, 'Oh yes! But it would reassure my heart'

Related by Muhammad Ibn Ismail Ibn Ibrahim Ibn al-Mughirah Ibn Bardizbah al-Bukhari. Also known as Al-Bukhari or Imam Bukhari, (194 AH / 810 CE -256 AH / 870 CE). A famous Islamic scholar, born in Bukhara, in what is today Uzbekistan. Best known for authoring the hadith collection named Sahih Bukhari


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