As we received so much positive feedback for our Ramadan Reader, please find below an assortment of resources that centre on the days of the Hajj and the festival of Eid-ul-Adha.
Talks and Lectures
Hajj: The Inward Spiral – A sermon exploring the deep significance of the Hajj, with its rites echoing in distant pre-eternity when all souls past present and future stood in witnessing before God.
The Purification of Hajj – A striking khutba discussing the transformative qualities of yearly festival and ritual, moving beyond mere pageantry to times when our selves can be cleansed and elevated.
Sacrifice and Submission – An Eid-ul-Adha khutba drawing the parallel between the sacrifice that Abraham was commanded to make and the ones we have to make when clearing our lives of those obstacles in our lives barring us from the Divine.
Fathers and Sons and Hud and her Sisters – A pair of sermons that both centre on the House of Abraham, which of course feature so strongly and prominently in the origins and the significance of the Hajj.
Ten Good Manners for Hajj – A translation by the Sheikh from Imam Ghazali’s magisterial Ihya ulum ad-Din.
From Drury Lane to Makka – A moving account of the first recorded visit English Muslim to the Holy Sanctuary
Hajj: an inward journey – An article published in Emel magazine, exploring the idea that Hajj is a journey on different planes, the effects of which transcend space and even time.