Every year, our AlMaghrib Instructors lead Hajj groups from their respective countries – see some photos of them below!
Let us take this opportunity to ask Allah to make the Hajj go easy for all our students and teams this year, and that it is accepted them from perfectly and that they return home safe and sound, ameen!
- By Sh Yasir Qadhi: The peace and serenity that I feel being in the Prophet’s (salla Allahu alayhi wa sallam) masjid and city simply cannot be described in words.
The Companions would regularly say, “Fidaka abi wa ummi ya Rasul Allah!” And we too say the same.
- By Sh Muhammad AlShareef: Imagine walking back from Isha Salah like this. #hajj2014
- By Sh Yasir Qadhi: The mountain of Uhud is the most famous mountain of Islam. It is of the mountains of Paradise; it defined the boundaries of the city of Madinah; it loves the believers and the believers love it; it is where the famous Battle of Uhud took place…and other particulars mentioned in the hadiths.
Uhud is not just one mountain, but an entire range of mountains. To the left is most of this range; on the right you see the Mound of the Archers where the fifty archers were stationed (and ten were martyred) during the Battle.
- As Madinah emptied, only three of our instructors were left there. Here’s Sh Yasir Qadhi, ShMohammed Faqih and Dr Reda Bedeir just before they prepared to leave for Makkah with the words “Labbayk Allahumma Labbayk!”
- Sh Yasir Qadhi: I typically don’t mention personal matters on Facebook but I believe this will benefit others, and ask Allah for humility and sincerity as I say this, fully aware of my sinful nature.
I was blessed to pray in the mihrab of the Prophet salla Allah alayhi sallam. One of the Muadhins of the Haram arranged a private time for me to go there (long story – and may Allah reward him for that). As I put my forehead down where the blessed feet used to stand in prayer, I could not help but break down sobbing. This was the exact location that our beloved Prophet salla Allah alayhi wa sallam stood for hours in salat, in the middle of the night, praying until his feet cracked, begging and pleading Allah for his Ummah to be forgiven.
I felt ashamed at my state, and at the state of the Ummah. How far was I, and so many of us, from the ideals that he taught us. What would he say, how would he feel, if he could see us now and the state we are in?
By Allah, it is only through Allah’s mercy and blessings, and then the shafa’a of our Prophet salla Allahu alayhi wa sallam, that there is any hope for us in the next life.
I leave Madinah now with a heavy heart, but with renewed love for al-Habib al-Mustafa.
May Allah grant me and all of you the shafa’a of the one who was sent as a Mercy to all mankind.
آمين يا أرحم الراحمين!!
- Sh Muhammad AlShareef: Almost there, just around the corner, Hajj starts this Thursday! #Hajj2014