Category: Hajj Series

The Day of ‘Arafah

The Prophet (SAW) said: The best invocation is that of the Day of Arafat, and the best that anyone can say is what I and the Prophets before me have said:   لا إله إلا الله وحده لا شريك له ، له الملك ، وله الحمد ، وهو على كل شيء قدير Laa ‘ilaha ‘illallahu wahdahu la sharika lahu, lahul-mulku wa lahul-hamdu wa Huwa ‘ala kulli shay’in Qadir. None has the right to be worshipped but Allah alone, Who has no partner. His is the dominion and His is the praise, and He is Able to do all things....

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Hajj Series: Things to Pack

Here are some tips on what you should pack Women’s Clothing Pack 2-3 Plain, lightweight abayas. emphasis on plain. You dont want to wear anything flashy to attract unwanted attention. Slip on Pants and Tshirts or vest tops Well-fitting, comfortable takkies (great for hajj itself in crowds and walking long distances) A small burkah for when in ihraam, it will stay on Scarf Niqab Optional (Saudi women wear niqab; do as they do to avoid unwanted attention, it is easier to fit in) Things to pack: carry a spraybottle, sunglasses if you wear specs, get the string to keep...

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Hajj Series: The 5 days of hajj.

Again like the previous post, a run through of what’s required on the days of hajj.  Some hujaaj stay  in Azizya, so check the necessary itinerary with your Hajj tour operator. I was based in Azizya. For the 5days of hajj, depending on whether you’ve opted for transport facilitated hajj or walking hajj, that will dictate the route you will embark on. Padestrians have a walkway or bridge therefore the route is different to that of the bus.  It is very organised so you don’t have to worry about being run over and other concerns of the like. Day...

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Hajj Series: Immigration, Madina, Makkah, Ziyarah

Unfortunately these are brief summarized posts to give our readers some indication of what to expect and what to pack for their trips. Should you feel the need to engage with us email us on hasina[at]muslimahlifestyle[dot]com Leaving home: Its safe to assume that you have consolidated your affairs and are on route to your point of departure. It is not necessary for you to exchange your money in South Africa, when you reach Makkah/Madina the money exchange is readily available to change your currency. Adhere to the airline requirements of liquids. They allow you medication in your hand luggage as...

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Hajj series: Useful Arabic Words/Phrases for Hajj

The idea of being in a foreign country can be daunting, more so if you don’t speak or understand the language. If you know arabic, alhumdulillah, you should have little or no problem. If you speak Urdu or other indian languages you will be able to get by as well. To ease the worry, I’ve decided to share some pointers to help you along on  your trip. Know how to count to 10 in arabic, it helps alot when shopping 1 – Wahad 2 – Ithnaan 3 -Thalaatha 4 – Arba’a 5 – Khamsa 6 – Sitta 7 –...

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