Dr. Rania Awaad speaks about the inner and outward dimensions and process that a Muslim takes when going to the Hajj, a utopian state of humans on earth when all pilgrims are equalized through their unified goal to attain God’s mercy.
Sh. Omar Suleiman reflects on his experience at Hajj this year, including rain at Arafah, and ties it in with what makes someone a friend of Allah, the stations of friendship, and how to know if we got there.
The special journey to the House of the Beloved which millions have made arrangements for, there are countless others who find themselves not being able to go. As consolation for these hearts Mufti Abdur-Rahman makes mentions of 6 notable deeds as mentioned in Prophetic narrations. If one were to carry them out the reward of a Hajj/Umrah awaits them.
Shaykh Tamara Gray discusses the life of Hajar, may Allah bless her, who’s life was a living example of our beliefs. This video is from the 55th Annual ISNA Convention (August 31 – September 3, 2018) in Houston, Texas.
A unique look at how the Islamic tradition articulates itself, irrespective of how it has been practiced by its people. In a strategic and tactful manner, Hamza Yusuf makes clear the whole concept of “islam” by analyzing the profound meaning of the word as it is explained in the Holy Qur’an. He then moves into a descriptive examination of the Islamic teaching by thoroughly explaining the fundamental practices of Islam: prayer, zakat (obligatory alms-giving), fasting, and hajj (the pilgrimage to Mecca). These series of lectures have been immensely popular due, in large part, to the atmosphere created by the classroom-style format and the interaction and engagement by the speaker with the non-Muslim audience. (Recorded at the Dar al Islam Teachers’ Institute seminar). Other topics discussed: the meanings of “surah” and “ayat”, submitting when death comes, religion as self-deception, development and discipline of children, the four seasons as a metaphor for the cosmology of life, determining the prayer times using the sun, women in the mosque, women in the home, wudu (ablution), why pork is forbidden, want vs. need, envy, obeying the laws of the land in which you live, revolution in Islam, symbols in Islam, and going to extremes in practice.
This Khutbah was delivered by Imam Khalid Latif on November 5th 2010 at the Islamic Center at NYU. In it he speaks about the importance of the first 10 days of Dhul-Hijjah, fasting on the day of ‘Arafah, and how one can take advantage of both.