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When Should I Shorten My Prayers?

Answered by Shaykh Faraz Rabbani Question: Assalamu alaykum If I go to umrah for fifteen days and stay five days in Makkah then six days in Madinah and then four days in Makkah will I have to shorten my prayers? Answer:  Walaikum assalam, I hope you’re doing well, insha’Allah. In such a case, your would […]

"We tell you the stories of the Messengers so we may make firm your heart" – Ustadh Salim Mauladdawila

The stories told by and of the Messengers of Allah are not for mere entertainment and neither are the rituals Muslims perform as part of their religious practice. Each one is pregnant with meaning as Ustadh Salim Mauladdawila explains. Of the recorded events in the lives of the prophets, one of the most historically significant is […]

Days Of Gratitude And Love – The Two Spiritual Meanings of Hajj, by Shaykh Faraz Rabbani

In this inspiring reminder, Shaykh Faraz Rabbani explains the two key practical spiritual meanings of Hajj: gratitude (shukr) that causes one to turn to Allah, as expressed by journeying to the Kaaba; and love (mahabba) that causes one to always yearn for Him and make one’s life revolve around love of the One Beloved, as […]

What Is The Significance of the Day of Arafah? Ustadh Amjad Tarsin

This Friday sermon by Ustadh Amjad Tarsin focuses on the significance of the most sacred day of the year: the Day of Arafah. Ustadh Amjad also recommends three things to do on the Day of Arafah, to reap the benefits and rewards of this special day. Support the Muslim Chaplaincy of the University of Toronto today […]

Join The Fadhkuruni Campaign This Dhul Hijjah With A Simple Invocation

With the advent of the first ten days of Dhul Hijjah which are the best days in this life, Habib Muhammad Abdur Rahman al-Saqqaf has initiated a tremendous project and invites you all to participate in the campaign. The Fadhkuruni Campaign aims to revive the sunnah of remembrance of Allah, by abundantly reciting this invocation […]

Hajj: So Much More Than Just A Gathering, by Ustadh Salim Mauladdawila

The Hajj brings millions of Muslims together on a horizontal plane each year but it is so much more than just an enormous gathering. Ustadh Salim Mauladdawila brings us back to a core message of the Prophet Muhammad ﷺ – the call to and importance of unity amongst Muslims and what there is to gain from it. Nearly 1384 years […]

Can I Wipe Myself With a Towel While in a State of Pilgrim Sanctity?

Answered by Ustadh Tabraze Azam Question: Assalam alaykum, Is it permissible for males and females in a state of pilgrim sanctity to wipe the head and face with a towel after wudu or taking a bath? Answer: Assalamu alaikum wa rahmatullah, Drying your limbs with a towel is not problematic whilst in a state of […]

Dr. Ramon Harvey’s “The Secrets of Hajj” Now Online

Dr. Ramon Harvey’s exposition of Imam Ghazali’s Book 7 of the Ihya Ulum al-Din, The Secrets of Hajj, is now online, thanks to Travelling Light. The Hajj is very much the final frontier for the Muslim; the only pillar of Islam that requires a single execution. Yet the journey to the House of Allah symbolizes man’s true […]

Does Performing Hajj Remove the Duty to Make up Prayers?

Answered by Ustadh Tabraze Azam Question: Assalam alaikum, Does performing Hajj remove the duty to make up prayers or fasts because it is forgiven? Answer: Wa alaikum assalam wa rahmatullah, No, generally such traditions (hadith) are referring to minor sins (sagha’ir). Major sins still need to be compensated for by repentance, and unfulfilled duties need […]

Is It Permissible to Recite Supplications From a Book Moving Between Safa and Marwa? [Shafi’i]

Answered by Shaykh Shuaib Ally Question: Assalam alaykum, Is it permissible to read duas from a book whilst performing Sa’i (moving between Safa and Marwa)? Is it preferable to recite in Arabic or can you make dua in your mother tongue? Answer: Assalāmu ʿalaykum, I pray that you are well. It is permissible to recite […]