Hajj and the Neglected Legacy of a Great Woman

Dr. Mohammad Omar Farooq Islam teaches us to submit completely and whole-heartedly. "O you who believe! Enter into Islam completely, whole-heartedly..." (Quran 2:208) It also calls for a submission that is spontaneous and conscientious, without any hesitation or resistance against the will and guidance of God. "But no, by your [...]

2017-12-01T00:19:57+00:00 October 1st, 2014|Hajj, Islamic Teachings, Muslim Heritage, Pilgrimage|

Pilgrimage (Hajj)

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. The Hajj is essentially a re-enactment of the rituals of the great prophets and teachers of faith. [...]

2017-12-12T01:13:55+00:00 June 24th, 2010|Hajj, Islamic Teachings, Pilgrimage|

Hajj: One Year Later

Hesham A. Hassaballa, M.D For the rest of my life, this time of year in the Islamic calendar will always be dear to me. This is the Hajj season, and Muslim pilgrims from all over the world are descending upon the holy cities of Mecca and Medina to perform the [...]

2017-12-01T00:22:08+00:00 January 1st, 1970|Hajj, Pilgrimage|