Is the Replacement of the Pillars at the Mount of Mercy With a Wall Problematic?

Answered by Ustadh Tabraze Azam Question: Assalam alaikum 1. Why a symbol of satan (which is a white pillar) is on the Mount of Mercy? 2. Why was it changed to wall? Answer: Wa alaikum assalam wa rahmatullah, The pillars are markers indicating (a) the Mount of Mercy (jabal al-rahma) and (b) the place where the […]

Should I Avoid to Fast on the Day of Arafat to Avoid to Make Guests Feel Uncomfortable?

Answered by Ustadh Tabraze Azam Question: Assalam alaikum My family has invited guests over on the day of Arafat and so my parents have told me that none of us can fast as it will make the guests feel uncomfortable. However I feel guilty and was wondering whether it would still be better to fast as […]

How Long Must One Stay at Arafat During Hajj?

Answered by Shaykh Faraz A. Khan Question: I read that on Hajj a pilgrim should also be sure that he has spent any part of the night –even a few minutes-within ‘Arafaat. I need a little clarification. What does ‘a part of the night ‘refer to? Does it mean a time period after sunset or […]

The Day of “Am I Not Your Lord?”

Answered by Ustadh Tabraze Azam Question: Would you please tell me what is ‘ruz-e-alast’? Answer: Assalamu alaikum wa rahmatullahi wa barakatuh, I pray that you are well, insha’Allah. The day of “Am I not your Lord?” (Alastu bi Rabbikum) is the day when all of the children of our father Adam were made to acknowledge […]