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What is Umrah

Umrah The Umrah or (Arabic: عمرة ) is a pilgrimage to Mecca performed by Muslims that can be undertaken at any time of the year. It is sometimes called the 'minor pilgrimage' or 'lesser pilgrimage', the Hajj being the 'major' pilgrimage and which is compulsory for every able-bodied Muslim who can afford it. According to some schools of Islamic thought, the Umrah is not compulsory but highly recommended. Umrah rituals The pilgrim (mu'tamir), sometimes referred to as a 'Hajji', performs a series of ritual acts symbolic of the lives of the prophet Abraham (Ibrahim) and his wife Hagar (Hajarah), and of solidarity with Muslims worldwide. These acts of faith are: Wear ihram which consists of two piece of white clothing for men Perform a tawaf, which consists of circling the Kaaba four times at a hurried pace, followed by three times, more closely, at a leisurely pace, in a counter-clockwise direction. Perform a sa'y, which means rapidly walking seven t

Going for Umrah

Finally all plans are going forward for the visit to Mecca. It wasn't until this weekend that it really sink'ed in that it's a holy trip and it's not something one just visit as a vacation trip or something. I hope and pray that my trip is blessed and my sins are forgiven by Allah.

Can you really tell a persons race or religion by looking at there face

I have hard time in social gathering especially when it's a birthday party of first years or second years... I tend to go for Hello accept the other person says AsSalaamAlaikum and it makes me feel awkward because they know I am Muslim but I wasn't able to figure out if they are Muslim or not and it's bothers me... it bothers me because I have hard time figuring out if the person is Muslim or not and once or twice I made the wrong choice to greet the person's with AsSalaam alaikum only to be told "I am not Muslim" or later told by someone else that "that buddy is not a Muslim" not that it's bad but ppl seems to get offended sometimes and that's why i feel I should be smart enough to figure out by face but it's not so easy... well i just came to this though yesterday at my coworkers child's first birthday... especially what bothered me was I though of this brother as non Muslim until he joined in for magrib prayers.... i just felt bad

what a day can make a difference

I have got lot of emails before regarding what a year, month, day, hour or second can make but only now i know for sure what really it can :) good or bad life brings so many situations infront of you and it's all matter of how you deal with it.. i don't know if I am blessed to handle the situations correctly or I am blessed to be able to clear the mess i created by choosing wrong words but what ever it is i feel i am blessed. life is a roller coaster and i love ridding this roller coaster love S. i am very much happy today