Hajj and Umra

February 18, 2021 1 min

What Can I Do During the Crowded Tawaf?

Question: What can I do during the crowded tawaf? Answer: Dear questioner, Thank you for your important question. May Allah, Most High reward you for your desire to increase in knowledge. Undoubtedly, The Masjid al-Haram in Mecca is quite crowded during the Hajj season. The area around the Ka’ba where the majority of Muslims desire […]
January 15, 2021 1 min

When Does Hajj Become Obligatory On a Person?

Question: When does Hajj become obligatory on a person? Answer: In the Name of Allah, the Most Merciful and Compassionate, Allah Most High says, “Pilgrimage to this House is an obligation by Allah upon whoever is able among the people…” [Qur’an; 3:97] Hajj is obligatory on every person that fulfills the following conditions: (1) Muslim […]
November 17, 2020 3 mins

Is It True That the Black Stone Was Originally an Angel?

Question: Is it true that the black stone was originally an angel? Answer: Wa alaykum assalam wa rahmatullahi wa barakatuh, Dear questioner, Thank you for your important question. No, it doesn’t seem to be the case that the black stone was originally an angel since nothing sound has reached us stating that. Even if it was […]
November 7, 2020 2 mins

Can I File My Nails During the Ten Days of Dhul Hijjah?

Question: Can I file my nails during the ten days? Answer: Assalamu alaikum wa rahmatullah, Cutting one’s nails whilst one is in a state of major ritual impurity (janaba), or during a menstrual period or lochia, is improper and sub-optimal. The same ruling would appear to be applicable to filing one’s nails. The wisdom in avoiding […]