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You might be Emotionally & Spiritually ready, but are you Legally ready for Hajj?

Sadly, the new Saudi lottery-style system which elects pilgrims to “win” a visa, has seen many pilgrims’ dreams of visiting God’s home, shatter. For...

What is the day of Arafat?

The Day of Arafat (Yawm Al-‘Arafah), falls on the 9th day of Dhul-Hijjah, the last month in the Islamic calendar. It is regarded as one...

The story of Ibrahim

Hajj is undeniably the greatest journey a Muslim will take in their life. A journey of sacrifice, self-discovery, and above all a journey of...

How Nature reflects Tawaf

Nature shows the reality of Tawaf and circumambulation at Hajj if you look closely enough. One of the themes of Islam is trying to know...

Why your dreams matter more than you think — and why we must pay...

From the headline, it sounds like this is going to be the usual motivational spiel about never giving up on your dreams, why your...

Two things you need on a Spiritual Journey

I was a contestant on the 6th season of the reality show I’m A Celebrity Get Me Out of Here (IACCGMOOH). It’s the show where 10...

Madina tul-Munawwara: The Blessed City

I am going on a pilgrimage – the Umrah – next week Insha-Allah. First, we will travel to Madina, the amazing city where even...

The day of Arafat and its significance

The day of Arafat is the day before the Muslim holiday Eid Al-Adha. The day has great significance and importance in the Muslim world....

Spiritual experiences and reflections on the Hajj

We are fast approaching the day of Hajj, Monday the 19th of July. It’s a day when the pilgrims gather at the plain of...

How the story of Prophet Ibrahim is the greatest lesson in Devotion & Sacrifice

The Quran speaks highly of the Prophet Ibrahim (Alayhi salam) and tells a dozen stories of his courage, devotion and care for others. He...