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All you need to know as a Pilgrim of Arbaeen

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SHAFAQNA- Imam Hussain: When a Shia knows Imam Husain right over the people and leaves his house for Imam's ziarat in this condition, without any pride and conceit, then a 1,000 angels accompany him from the right, with another 1,000 angels…

Two Health Scares tied to haj pilgrims at US airports

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SHAFAQNA-A pair of airline health scares at U.S. airports involving inbound flights were linked to pilgrims returning from the Hajj, Saudi Arabia, U.S. health officials said Friday. On Wednesday, an emergency response team with mobile diagnostic…

Muslims at haj criticized Arab disunity for relocation of US embassy to Jerusalem

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SHAFAQNA- The Muslims at the Annual hajj blamed Arab disunity for failing to block President Donald Trump’s decision to relocation of U.S. embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem. In December 2017, Trump called Jerusalem the capital of Israel…

It Takes 581 Years to Get All the World’s Muslims to Hajj

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SHAFAQNA - This year for the hajj, the annual five-day pilgrimage that Muslims from around the world make to follow in the footsteps of the Prophet Muhammad, at least 1.7 million foreign pilgrims were in Mecca, Saudi Arabia. By…

How "smart hajj" can help pilgrims?

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SHAFAQNA - over 2 million Muslim from all over the world descend on Makkah this week to take part in the Hajj. Hajj begins on the eighth day of Dhu Al Hijjah, which falls on August 19 this year. It will end on August 24. By Thursday,…

Hajj Day-by-Day

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SHAFAQNA- Day One: The 8th Day of Thul-Hijjah MinaOn the eighth day of Thul-Hijjah (Yawm-e-Tarwiyah), the pilgrim put on his Ihraam after the Salaat of Zohr & Asr and head out of Makkah to Mina. He spends the rest of the day and night…

Hajj At-Tamattu'

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SHAFAQNA- 01. Ihraam: 02. Wukuuf-e-Arafaat: or staying in Arafaat. 03. Wukuuf-e-Mash'ar (or Muzdalifa): or staying in Mash'ar (or Muzdalifa). 04. Ramy Jamrah Al-Aqabah: Stoning of Jamrah Al-Aqabah in Mina. 05. Qurbani: The slaughter…

Health during Hajj

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SHAFAQNA - Science mag | by Ziad A. Memish : Starting from 19 August, Saudi Arabia will host people from over 180 countries for 5 days for Hajj, the world's largest annual religious pilgrimage. Associated with this mass transnational movement…

Hajj, a Time for Worship and Education

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SHAFAQNA- Hajj is a great Islamic conference. It is an ideal demonstration of faith in which diverse groups of every race, class and nationality join together at a given time and in a specific place. They repeatedly recite a single call,…

Every year British Muslims fall victim to Hajj fraud

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SHAFAQNA - Britain’s Muslims have lost almost £1 million (Dh4.97m) to bogus travel agents who target families booking once-in-a-lifetime trips to perform the Hajj. Victims lost £988,743 between 2013 and 2017, anywhere between £1,000…

Holy city of Qom to host national meeting of Hajj religious scholars

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SHAFAQNA - A national meeting of the clerics set to attend this year’s Hajj to help Iranian pilgrims in performing their Hajj rituals will be held in the holy city of Qom, Iran on Thursday. According to Sheikh Ali Parvaneh, an official…

Historic Hajj Exhibition Concludes in Emirates

SHAFAQNA-Visitors had a last chance on Monday, March 19, to take a look at the historic items of ‘The Hajj: Memories of a Journey’ Exhibition, held throughout six months at Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque in Abu Dhabi to celebrate the legacy of…

Characteristics of the Ahl al-Bayt’s View of Hajj

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SHAFAQNA- By: Ayatullah Shaheed Sayyid Muhammad Baqir al-Hakim It seems proper to refer, yet briefly, to the Ahl al-Bayt’s view of the Hajj and their understanding of the role that this worship can play in the life of the Muslim nation in…

The Grand Delusion - Saudi Arabia claims to be a rampart against Terror

SHAFAQNA - If we are to believe King Salman ibn Saud, the grand Wahhabist monarch of Saudi Arabia, his kingdom has sat not only a rampart against Terror, but an instrument of salvation for not just Muslims but Islam’s very sanctity … Speaking…

Eid-Ul-Adha, Festival of Sacrifice

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SHAFAQNA- Eid ul-Adha or Festival of Sacrifice is in commemoration of the sacrifices of Abraham and his family. All the other Muslims in the world join the hajjis (pilgrims) in Mecca, in celebrating the Eid ul Adha (Festival of Sacrifice),…

Hajj pilgrims head for Mina

SHAFAQNA - Pilgrims attending the Hajj rituals in Mecca, Saudi Arabia, on Tuesday began moving toward Mina, five kilometers east of Mecca. After preliminary rituals this week at the Grand Mosque in Mecca, the pilgrims started moving eastwards…

410,000 More Pilgrims in Hajj This Year

SHAFAQNA - The number of pilgrims attending this year’s Hajj is nearly 410,000 more than that of those taking part in the rituals last year. Saudi Arabia’s Passports Department Chief General Sulaiman bin Abdul Aziz al-Yahya made the…

A380 Hajj service could change the way pilgrims travel

SHAFAQNA - The annual Hajj pilgrimage is big business for those working in aviation, with vast numbers of Muslims from around the world flying in and out of Saudi Arabia. For tour operators, airlines and brokers, Hajj and Umrah traffic represents…

Hajj is upon us

SHAFAQNA - God said in the Holy Qur’an, “And proclaim to the people the Haj (pilgrimage); they will come to you on foot and on every lean camel; they will come from every distant pass”. Haj is on and there is no more beautiful sight…

Old Photos of Hajj Rituals in Mecca

SHAFAQNA- Beautiful, Old Photos of Hajj Rituals in Mecca

Imam Husain (A.S.) proceeding towards Iraq from Makkah

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SHAFAQNA- (Irshad) Muslim bin Aqeel (a.s.)�s uprising in Kufa occurred on the eighth of the month of Zilhajj 60 A.H., while he was martyred on the day of Arafah i.e. the ninth of Zilhajj. Imam Husain (a.s.) left for Iraq on the day of Tarwiyah…

IMPORTANCE OF HAJJ AND UMRAH IN HADITH

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SHAFAQNA- Someone asked Imam Baqir (A.S.): "Why Hajj has been named "The Hajj of God's House"? "Imam said: It means that the pilgrim has reached salvation. Imam Ali ibn Hussain Zainul Abedin (A.S.) says: Perform Hajj and Umrah rituals in…

Duas & A'amal for first 10 days of Dhil-Hajj

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SHAFAQNA- In the blessed month of Dhu’l-°ijjah, the pious companions of the Holy Prophet and their followers used to do many acts of worship . The first ten days of this month are called al-ayy¡m al-ma`l£m¡t (The Stated Days) by the…

1.4 million Muslims arrive in Saudi Arabia for Hajj: Officials

SHAFAQNA- More than 1.4 million Muslims have arrived so far in Saudi Arabia to perform the Hajj pilgrimage slated to begin next week, with this year’s rituals featuring the return of tens of thousands of Iranians. “So far 1,313,946 pilgrims…

Countries with Highest Number of Hajj Pilgrims

SHAFAQNA- Every year hundreds of thousands of Muslims from around the world travel to the holy city of Mecca to perform Hajj. Hajj is a pilgrimage to Mecca that every able-bodied and financially able Muslim is obliged to undertake at least…

KSA turns Hajj pilgrims away

SHAFAQNA - Saudi Arabia’s Hajj security forces assigned to regulate the entry of pilgrims into Mecca and the holy sites, have turned away more than 95,000 people for failing to carry authorized Hajj permits. The commander of the Hajj Security…

Workshop on "Contemplating Hajj Verses" Held in Qatif

SHAFAQNA- A workshop on "contemplation on the Hajj verses of the Holy Quran" was organized at Imam Ali (AS) Husseiniyia in Qatif Province of Saudi Arabia. According to Qaaf news agency, tens of Muslim women from different parts of the…

18,000 Iranians arrived in Saudi Arabia for Hajj rituals says official

SHAFAQNA - Head of Hajj and Pilgrimage Organization Hamid Mohammadi said on Tuesday that some 18,000 Iranian pilgrims out of the total number of 86,500 have so far arrived in Saudi Arabia for the annual Hajj rituals. Speaking to IRNA, Mohammadi…