Places to Visit in Makkah – The House of Arqam (RA)


The House of Arqam (RA)

“O Prophet, Allah is sufficient for you, and the believers who followed you.” [Qur’an 8:64]

Approximate location of the House of Arqam. Photo copyright lakhani.karachi
Approximate location of the House of Arqam. Photo copyright lakhani.karachi

 

This is the approximate site where the house of Arqam (RA) used to be located. It was near the gate of mount Safa.

Arqam ibn Abi Arqam was one of the early converts to Islam. Arqam’s house was chosen as a meeting point as it was behind the Safa hill and therefore obscure to the pagans and chieftains around the Ka’bah and it was also easily accessible from the house of Khadija (RA) where the Prophet (peace be upon him) lived. Continue reading Places to Visit in Makkah – The House of Arqam (RA)

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The Young Explorer’s Adventures Makkah


The Young Explorers’ Adventures in Makkah

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Title: The Young Explorers’ Adventures in MakkahCover JA

Author: Abu Zaynah

Editor: Uthman Ibrahim-Morrison

Forward: Shaykh Ahmed Saad Al-Azhari


So … I have decided to write a book, insha Allah. It is on the topic of the Sacred / Historical Sites in Makkah and Madina. The book is aimed at young readers and will be told as a story of 3 young people on an epic Journey through the holy lands of Makkah and Madina.

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Copyright @ayeina_official

The first book is currently called “The Young Explorers’ Adventures in Makkah”. You can find some excerpts from the first draft below:

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Muharram 1437H Announcement


Muharram 1437H Announcement:

‘On Monday, 13th October 2015 (29 Dhul Hijjah 1436 AH) many people from throughout UK have attempted to sight the crescent moon (Hilal) of Muharram after sunset.

Wifaqul Ulama announces that the Moon was not sighted anywhere in UK, South Africa or Morocco, therefore the start of Muharram 1437 is from Thursday, the 15th of October. Ashura (10th of Muharram) will correspond to Saturday the 24th of October, 2015)’ – Taken from the Wifaqul Ulama wesbsite.

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Wednesday Circle | 15 Second Reminders | 03: The Qualities of the Hypocrites


Wednesday Circle | 15 Second Reminders | 03: The Qualities of the Hypocrites

Yesterday at the Circle we concluded the brief explanation of verses 1-20 of Surah Al-Baqarah.

The first 5 verses of Surah Al Baqarah deal with the Believers (Muttaqun), the next 2 verses deal with the Disbelievers (Kafiroun), and the next 13 verses deal with the Hypocrites (Munafiqun) and these are the worst of people.

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