Habeeba Husain The Hajj is the annual pilgrimage to Makkah which is an obligation upon every financially and physically able adult Muslim to perform at least once in a lifetime. During the Hajj, there are a number of mandatory rites and rituals. Many of them date back to [...]
Habeeba Husain It has been one year since I departed on my journey to Hajj. I felt anxiety, fear, and self-doubt but also excitement, anticipation, and honor all at once. This trip was the most important one in my life. It fulfilled the fifth pillar of Islam, and [...]
Habeeba Husain In day to day conversations, during lectures, and even in online posts, Muslims use many different terms from the Arabic language. These can be confusing for someone looking into Islam for the first time or even for a new Muslim, and understandably. This Hajj season, WhyIslam [...]
Habeeba Husain 1. Hajj is mandatory for every sane, adult Muslim at least once in their life. The Quran states the obligation of Hajj, or the pilgrimage to Makkah: “And Hajj to the House (Kaba) is a duty that mankind owes to Allah, those who are able” [...]
Islam has two primary holidays, the first is called Eid al-Fitr (Holiday of the Feast). This holiday takes place at the end of the month of Ramadan. The second holiday is called Eid al-Adha (Holiday of Sacrifice) and is considered the holier of the two holidays. Eid al-Adha takes [...]
by Habeeba Husain Many people have heard of the Five Pillars of Islam, a simple breakdown of the main obligations for a Muslim. Open any basic book to learn about this religion, and most certainly, you will find these five pillars. After the testament of faith, prayer, fasting, and charity, [...]
Hajj literally means, “to continuously strive to reach one’s goal.” The Hajj, or Pilgrimage to Mecca, is a once-in-a-lifetime obligation for those who have the physical and financial ability to undertake the journey.