By Maryam Hedayat | islam.ru | 03 Oct 2014
The historical background of Eid al-Adha is that the Prophet Ibrahim (may Allah be pleased with him) had a dream in which he was sacrificing his young son, Ismail (peace and blessings of Allah be upon him). Prophet Ibrahim, a great believer in Allah, took his dream literally and wanted to sacrifice his son. But, according to the tradition, Allah the Almighty sent his angels and asked him to sacrifice an animal instead of his son.
Source : ilmgate / 01 Oct 2014
In the name of Allah, Most Compassionate, Most Merciful,
‘Udhiya’ is an Arabic term which means “sacrificing an animal”, and ‘Qurbani’ is an Urdu and Persian word derived from the Arabic word ‘Qurban’ which literally means an act performed to seek Allah’s pleasure. It is technically used for the sacrifice of an animal slaughtered for the sake of Allah.
Source : Central-mosque.com / 27 Sep 2014
Allah (SWT) takes an Oath by the Ten Nights of Dhul-Hijja1h:
I swear by the dawn, [89:1] and by the Ten Nights, [89:2]
Source : IslamWeb / 23 Sep 2014
Many Hadeeths were narrated to show the great virtue of Hajj and its great reward. Some Hadeeths described the complete Hajj as the accepted Hajj. The Prophet sallallaahu `alayhi wa sallam ( may Allaah exalt his mention ) said: “The accepted Hajj has no other reward but Paradise.” [Al-Bukhaari]
By Farrukh Paasha / ProductiveMuslim / 23 Sep 2014
Allah the Most High & Exalted says: “By the Dawn; By the ten nights” [Surah Al-Fajr:1-2]
This oath substantiates the greatness and sacredness of these ten nights in the eyes of Allah. This is an extraordinary oath; it is very reliable and significant and the wise men can understand that by this oath, Allah too attaches great importance and value to the ten nights of Dhul Hijjah.
Source : IslamWeb / 22 Sep 2014
Hajj is the fifth pillar of Islam and it was enjoined by Allaah on the Muslims to be performed once during one's lifetime. This pillar is observed during the month of Thul-Hijjah.
Building and Purifying the Ka`bah:
Source : IslamicKnowledge / 18 Sep 2014
All praise is due to Allaah, the Lord of the worlds. May Allaah raise the rank of Prophet Muhammad and all the Prophets before him and protect his nation from that which he fears for them.
Source : Productive Muslim / 17 Sep 2014
1. ‘Taqwa’ is the most important thing to bring on your trip
If there is one thing you can bank on during your trip, it is that you will be tested, over and over. It doesn’t matter if you have a 5-star package and access to amenities that most others don’t, you cannot escape the tests that Allah subḥānahu wa ta'āla (glorified and exalted be He) will place before you.
Source : Ilmgate.org / 13 Sep 2014
The belief that everything which happened, is happening and will happen is according to the knowledge, will and command of Allah Ta’ala is called Taqdeer. Belief in Taqdeer is compulsory.
Source : ProductiveMuslim / 09 Sep 2014
Most people who have been to Hajj can attest to the fact that it is one of the most memorable experiences of a lifetime! And provided that they have the means to perform Hajj again, they would undoubtedly do so.