Hajj Fraud Advice

If you have been a victim of Hajj Fraud Please don’t suffer in silence or feel embarrassed about coming forward. The Muslim community needs to ensure that all its members are aware of Hajj...

June 01, 2017 Abu Muneer Ismail Davids

Money Information

Currency Exchange Info The Saudi Arabian monetary unit is the riyal, which is divided into 100 halalahs. Notes are in 1,5,10, 20, 50, 100, 200 and 500 riyal denominations. The coins are in 5, 10...

June 01, 2017 Abu Muneer Ismail Davids

Hajj and Umrah Dates 2017

Hajj Dates 2017 8th Dhul-Hijja (Day of Tarweya) - Wednesday 30th August 9th Dhul-Hijja (ARAFAT) - Thursday 31st August 10th Dhul-Hijja (EID DAY) - Friday 1st September 11th Dhul-Hijja (1st Day...

June 01, 2017 Ali Sajaad

Telephones and Internet

Telephones The telephone system is fully automatic and you can dial almost all long-distance calls without operator assistance. Mobile (cell) phones are now widely used. If you wish to bring...

June 01, 2017 Abu Muneer Ismail Davids

Meeqat

The meqaat boundaries were defined by the Prophet (Peace Be Upon Him), and anybody (with the intention of performing Umrah or Hajj) who passes through them without Ihraam is liable for an...

June 01, 2017 Abu Muneer Ismail Davids

Makkah - The Ka'bah

In relation to the following diagram: Tawaaf: The direction for tawaaf is anti-clockwise, starting and finishing at the Hajr-al-Aswad. Brown Line: There is no need to stop on this line. The...

June 01, 2017 Abu Muneer Ismail Davids

Makkah - Salah

Timings The gold clocks inside the Haram and the outside clock towers have digital displays of all the salah times. The time between adhaan and iqaama varies for the different salawaat. The...

June 01, 2017 Abu Muneer Ismail Davids

Sa'ee

There is no sa'ee after a nafl tawaaf or after Tawaaf-al-Wadaa. The sa'ee comprises seven laps. The distance between Safaa and Marwah is about 450 meters (492 yards). Starting at Safaa one...

June 01, 2017 Abu Muneer Ismail Davids

Tawaaf

General guidelines Tawaaf is the best Ibadah to perform other than the fardh salah in the Haram. Tawaaf is superior to nafl salah in the Haram and there is no fixed time for tawaaf. If you plan...

June 01, 2017 Abu Muneer Ismail Davids

Ihraam

General Guidelines: The rites of Umrah and Hajj begin by entering into the state of Ihraam. For men it is very apparent as they have a specific garment to wear. It is two clean preferably white...

June 01, 2017 Abu Muneer Ismail Davids

Essential Items

Essential Items for Hajj and Umrah On the whole, the majority of these items will be required for both Hajj and Umrah though less will be required if you are just going for Umrah. Items mentioned...

June 01, 2017 Abu Muneer Ismail Davids

Key Considerations

Like any other trip be it business or vacation, Hajj and Umrah requires lots of planning and preparation; tickets, visas, money, accommodation, etc. Let us begin with a reminder of the best...

June 01, 2017 Abu Muneer Ismail Davids

Study Tips

Apply the golden rule to every aspect of Umrah and Hajj: "What did the Prophet (Peace Be Upon Him) say, do or didn't do?" Needless to say, you should understand all the rites of Umrah and...

June 01, 2017 Abu Muneer Ismail Davids