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Dhul Hijjah Videoathalon Part II


#DhulHijjahVideoathalon Part II. 

Share your thoughts, memories, and stories of Hajj, Makkah, and Madina during the first 10 days of Dhul Hijjah and bring the spirit of Hajj to those not able to go this year due to Covid-19. 

All you have to do is share your photos, videos, journals etc and hashtag #DhulHijjahVideoathalon with a tag to @islamopedia. 

It’s as simple as that. 

Looking forward to your contributions insha Allah. 

Was Salam 

Umrah – Places to Visit in Makkah and Madinah

Photo of the two Harams
Photo of the two Harams – Photo Copyright Islamopedia

Assalamu ‘Alaikum,

Following our recent Umrah trip, I shall be compiling a list of places to visit in the holy lands based on some of the places that we visited, and others not visited but noted in the History Books.

The posts will form a photo of the place (if available) with a brief description of what it is and it’s virtues.

This will by no means form an exhaustive list or a detailed history, but will provide a brief snippet of the various historic sites. The main sources used are as follows:

A Guide to Visiting Makka and Madina by Shaykh Abdul Aziz Ahmed

History of Makkah by Darussalam Publishers

History of Madinah by Darussalam Publishers

Almiskeenah’s Blog

I hope this is of benefit to those of you looking to visit the blessed lands of Makkah and Madninah.

Once all the posts have been uploaded, a single post with all the places and links will be published insha Allah.

was Salam

Abu Zaynah

01 Rabi’ Al Awwal 1433 | Hadith of the Day | Description of the Prophet (SAW)

Anas (Radiallahu Anhu) reports: 

“The Prophet (Peace and blessing be upon him) was neither tall nor was he short. In complexion, he was neither very white like lime, nor very dark, nor brown which results in darkness. The hair of the Prophet (Peace and blessing be upon him) was neither very straight nor very curly. When he attained the age of forty, Allah the Almighty granted him Prophethood. He lived for ten years in Makkah and in Madinah for ten years*. At that time there were not more than twenty white hair on his blessed head and beard.”

[Shamail At-Tirmidhi]

* This is just one of the narrations on the length of time the Prophet (peace be upon him) spent in Makkah and Madinah. The stronger opinion is that, after the revelation, he lived in Makkah for 10 years and Madina for 13 years. 

Was Salam