Hajj Workshop 2016

Dear Brothers and Sisters, can you believe it – the year has flown past (mashAllah) and the month of Dhul Hijjah (& Hajj) are nearly upon us. I have been wanting to release a dedicated Hajj (& Umrah) Notebook and Pocketbook for a while now, and Alhamdulillah this year I am very excited to share this new project with you. Dedicated pages for the Notebook and Pocketbook will be out soon (inshAllah), but in the meantime all the Hajj Workshop resources (including these new books) can be found on the Hajj Workshop 2016 page.

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The Hajj Workshop (2016) Page can be found [here]

Supplication for Entering a City

Invocation for Entering a Town or City

Context

Unfortuantely I wasn’t able to find the actual hadith this Supplication is quoted from in the references available to me. But ref [1] cites the following,

  • Al-Hakim who graded it authentic and Ath-Thahabi agreed 2/100, and Ibn As-Sunni (no. 524). Al-Hafidh graded it good in his checking of Al-‘Athkar 5/154. Ibn Baz said in Tuhfatul- ‘Akhyar p. 37, that An-Nasa’i recorded it with a good chain of narration.

Ref

  1. “Fortress of the Muslim, Invocations from the Qur’an and Sunnah”. Compiled by Said bin Wahf Al-Qahtani. Darussalam. 7th Edition July, 2006. pg 200. [10003]

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Kabah

Anatomy of the Kabah and it’s immediate surroundings

As Muslims, we face the Kabah for all our prayers. If you haven’t had a chance to visit, have you ever thought what the Kabah looks like close up? Well, you are in luck (mashAllah) – because in today’s post let me take you all the way to the Masjid Al Haram in Makkah for a close up look at the Kabah and it’s immediate surroundings.

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A Hajrul Aswad The Black Stone implanted in the corner of the Kabah
B Door The door of the Kabah
C Maqaam Ibraheem The station where Prophet Ibraheem (pbuh) stood while building the Kabah. (It was moved from it’s original place, which was next to the Kabah)
D Rukn Yamani South corner of the Kabah (which faces Yemen)
E Al-Hijr It is part of the Kabah

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F Multazam This refers to the area from the Hajrul Aswad up to the door of the Kabah. It is reported that the Companions (r) of the Prophet (pbuh) used to make Dua here
G Water spout This is located on the roof of the Kabah in the middle of the Hijr. It’s purpose is to allow any water on the roof to drain down. It is a new addition to the Kabah and did not exist in the time of the Prophet (pbuh)

Ref

  1. “Getting the Best out of Al-Hajj (Pilgrimage)”, By Abu Muneer Ismail Davids, Published by Darussalam, Second Edition – August, 2006, Pg. 216 [10004]

Supplication for the End of a Journey

Invocation for Traveling (End of a Journey – Upon Returning)

You may have noticed that this supplication is virtually identical to the Supplication for the Start of a Journey, except with the addition of the last line. So to help in memorization, following is audio of just the last line,

Context

Following is the hadith (a version of) that this supplication is taken from,
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Ref

  1. Sahih Muslim.Volume 3, Hadith #3275, pg 494. [10007]
  2. “Fortress of the Muslim, Invocations from the Qur’an and Sunnah”. Compiled by Said bin Wahf Al-Qahtani. Darussalam. 7th Edition July, 2006. pg 200. [10003]
  3. Sahih Muslim. The Book of Pilgrimage. [Link]

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Supplication for the Start of a Journey

Invocation for Traveling (Start of a Journey)

Context

Following is the hadith (a version of) that this supplication is taken from,
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Ref

  1. Sahih Muslim.Volume 3, Hadith #3275, pg 493. [10007]
  2. “Fortress of the Muslim, Invocations from the Qur’an and Sunnah”. Compiled by Said bin Wahf Al-Qahtani. Darussalam. 7th Edition July, 2006. pg 198. [10003]
  3. Sahih Muslim. The Book of Pilgrimage. [Link]

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Hajj 2015

Dates for Hajj in 2015 (1436)
The actual dates for Hajj in 2015 (1436) have been confirmed as follows,

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Note: This year the actual dates for Hajj did not match with many popular calculations as presented on websites such as IslamicFinder. But the dates in this post have been confirmed per the references below and are based on official announcements by the Saudi Authorities.

Prayer Times
If you are performing Hajj this year, to help you plan it is important to have an idea of Prayer (Salah) times during the Hajj days. The table below presents calculated Prayer times for Makkah,

Hajj Day 2015 (Sept.) 1436 (D-H) Fajr Sunrise Dhuhr Asr Maghrib Isha
1 22 (Tue) 8 4:54 6:09 12:14 3:39 6:18 7:48
2 23 (Wed) 9 4:54 6:09 12:14 3:39 6:18 7:48
3 24 (Thu) 10 4:55 6:09 12:13 3:38 6:16 7:46
4 25 (Fri) 11 4:55 6:10 12:13 3:38 6:15 7:45
5 26 (Sat) 12 4:55 6:10 12:13 3:37 6:14 7:44
6 27 (Sun) 13 4:55 6:10 12:12 3:37 6:13 7:43
  • Note:
    • D-H = Dhul-Hijjah
    • City = Makkah
    • Latitude = 21.42
    • Longitude = 39.83
    • Time zone = GMT+3.00
    • Altitude = 1017 feet (310 meters) above sea level.
    • Juristic Method = Standard
    • Calculation Method = Umm Al-Qura

Ref

  1. Islamic Society of North America (ISNA), “Fiqh Council of North America’s Announcement of Eid al Adha 1436/2015” – [link]
  2. Arab News, “Pilgrims retrace the steps of the Prophet” (pbuh) – [link]
  3. IslamicFinder, “Makkah, Saudi Arabia Prayer Times” – [link]