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  • Hajj pilgrimage season begins for Muslims worldwide
    Hajj pilgrimage season begins for Muslims worldwide
    The month of Dhu'l-Hijjah, is upon us, having commenced yesterday evening after maghrib, the dusk prayer, on September 24th, 2014. Dhul Hijjah signifies the beginning of hajj season where pilgrims visit the holiest sites in Islamic history,...
  • The Five Pillars of Islam: Hajj
    The Five Pillars of Islam: Hajj
    Every world religion has a core belief or collection of core beliefs that provide structure and guidance to the believers of each faith. Islam is built upon the five basic pillars of Shahadah, Salaat, Zakat, Sawm and Hajj. These five principals...
  • Dead jihadis
    Smiling dead jihadis are Syrian rebels’ latest recruiting tool
    What do the two men pictured have in common? Yes, both are smiling and wear the same dreamy, faraway expression. Their eyes are glazed over as well, but that is because they are dead.The pictures, which might be captioned “So that’s...
  • Baitul Aman House of Peace Mosque & Community Center
    American Muslims Celebrate Eid of Sacrifice
    Annual Muslim holiday commemorates Abrahamic sacrifice and marks the completion of Holy Pilgrimage to Mecca.American Muslims join Muslims worldwide to celebrate Islam’s most important holiday, Eid-ul-Adhia. Eid-ul-Adhia marks Prophet Abraham...
  • Muslim pilgrims gather at the Kaaba in Mecca
    MERS may threaten Mecca
    While the next few weeks are a holy time for followers of Islam, for the nation of Saudi Arabia and the World Health Organization, they present a cause for alarm. The killer respiratory coronavirus named MERS (Middle East Respiratory Syndrome),...
  • Tax Slave
    Hajj 2012: Purified by the Black Market
    For Americans the pilgrimage is more of a financial difficulty than a physical difficulty. The era of spending months crossing the desert by caravan is over, at least for us. Our greatest difficulties are navigating the bureaucracy, getting the...
  • Prophet's Mosque
    Hajj 2012: Activists, Advocates and Quietists
    I recently returned home from Hajj, the Islamic pilgrimage to Mecca, and I've beenthinking a lot about this Prophetic saying. It is very common and well know among those pursuing social or political change. It is reported that Prophet Muhammad...
  • Seven Stones
    Hajj 2012: The Greatest Jihad
    Earlier this month I returned home from Hajj, the Islamic pilgrimage to Mecca. They say the sign of a successful pilgrimage is that your life changes. Well, I got that in spades, as I’ll explain. But the strangest thing about being back is...
  • Political rhetoric shrouds hajj: Let these words convince you
    Political rhetoric shrouds hajj: Let these words convince you
    If anyone has ever questioned the intentions of Iranian and Islamic religious-politics, then question no more. The Ayatollah Seyed Ali Khamenei sent this message to all hajj pilgrims from around the world to reflect upon, not just Iran. Khamenei...
  • Hajj begins and reminds pilgrims and the world of past sins
    Hajj begins and reminds pilgrims and the world of past sins
    With hajj just beginning, it marks the hope of erasing past sins for pilgrims but in doing so it also reminds them and the world of these past sins. There is one past sin that is not so easily forgotten nor is it easy to get past: it is the age...
  • Bosnian man succeeds in pilgrimage to Mecca on foot
    Bosnian man succeeds in pilgrimage to Mecca on foot
    Last December, Senad Hadzic, a Muslim man from Bosnia, set out to reach Saudi Arabia for the Hajj pilgrimage -- by foot.Hadzic, 47, reported to the AFP Monday that he has in fact reached Mecca, stating he traveled through seven countries to do so....
  • Columbus Muslims Celebrate Eid Ul-Adha (Feast of Sacrifice)
    Eid-ul-Adha Prayer and Celebrations at Ahlul Bayt Islamic Center in Columbus, OH
    AHLUL BAYT ISLAMIC CENTER (Ahlul Bayt Society - Columbus)2580 W. Dublin-Granville Road, Columbus, OH 43234Eid-ul-AdhaPrayer and CelebrationsDate: Sunday, Nov 6, 2011Time : 11:00 AMProgram Details11:00 AM: Eid Prayer12:16 PM: Dhuhr PrayerEid...
  • Pioneer High School
    Hajj season begins, Eid Prayer set
    Thursday marked the beginning of the Hajj season for Muslim pilgrims all over the world. Similar to Ramadan, Muslims believe there is exponential reward in fasting during the early days of the month.More on that here.Hajj season means Eid Al Adha...
  • Performance of Hajj in Mecca
    Hajj brings people together
    "There were tens of thousands of pilgrims, from all over the world. They were of all colors, from blue-eyed blondes to black-skinned Africans."In 1964, Malcolm X said those words in a letter from Mecca where he performed Hajj—a...
  • High marks for Saudi Arabia and the hajj
    High marks for Saudi Arabia and the Hajj
    As pilgrims rush to finish the rituals for the Hajj, Saudi Arabia gets high marks for effort. Since the 90s, several tragedies have killed many of those making their way to Mecca, including stampedes and bridge collapses.Hajj is the final of five...