• FREE: A Handbook of Umra & Hajj

    The process of Hajj entails sacrifice of time, sacrifice of money, sacrifice of comfort, sacrifice of several worldly relations and sacrifice of many corporeal desires and pleasures. And all this simply for the sake of Allah, with no selfish end. Let's make sure we do this journey of a lifetime the way it should be done.

    Here is one of the best online guides to Hajj and Umrah! 

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  • The inner dimensions of Hajj

    You will notice during the period of two to three months, from the time of deciding and preparing for Hajj to the time of returning home, the great effects that are produced in the heart and mind of people!

    The process entails sacrifice of time, sacrifice of money, sacrifice of comfort, sacrifice of several worldly relations and sacrifice of many corporeal desires and pleasures. And all this simply for the sake of Allah, with no selfish end.

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  • For non-Hajjis: Getting into the Hajj spirit

    For those of us not going to Hajj this year, it's easy to dismiss the journey of a lifetime. It's easy to ignore the excitement of those going.

    But we non-Hajjis can swing into the Hajj spirit too, and we should. We must always remember that one day, when our health and finances are in the right shape, we too must make this journey to the House of God. Here are a couple of ideas.

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  • Celebrating Eid-ul-Adha

    While in the US Eid-ul-Adha comes and goes without much notice, in some Muslim cultures, Eid-ul-Adha, is called Eid Kabeer or the bigger Eid, compared to Eid-ul-Fitr. Yet, the latter celebration gets more attention for many, perhaps because it follows a month of intense spiritual interaction through extra prayer and fasting, Ramadan. 

    Eid-ul-Adha, in many ways is the bigger Eid. It is a three-day long celebration, four according to some, and commemorates the struggle of Prophet Abraham, peace be upon him, and his family.

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With Canadians being periodically subjected to ill-informed, ignorant, Islamophobic and downright racist rants by invited bigots to Canada who presume to lecture us on the evils of Islam, we should look instead to those with the intelligence and the moral fortitude to critically understand the message of Islam, a message whose core is about peace with justice and human equality.  

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