Hajj- A Practical Guide:Presentation,Audio,Video Lectures,Maps & Flow Charts


Hajj Resources from Quran For All Blog

Flash Presentation:Practical Guide To Hajj

Video Lectures : Safr-e-Hajj Ki Tayari | Ashra-e-Dhul Hajj Ki Fazilat | Hajj-e-Mabroor | History of Hajj | Hajj ka Tariqa | Safr-e-Madina

Audio Lectures: Hajj Mubarak by Dr.Farhat Hashmi

Hajj Flow Chart – English | Urdu

Invocations -Duas for Hajj

Urdu Book: Hajj Baitullah

Helpful Maps for Hajj

Advice of Umar Farooq(r) to the Commander of Muslim Army


Muslims should write this golden advice of Khalifa Umar (r) on their hearts. His advice, his words are so badly needed for todays Ummah. The only way to get out of the pathetic state we Muslims are in is to follow his advice.

Must watch video!

The only thing that differentiates between Muslims and Kafirs is that Muslims obey Allah and Kafirs disobey Allah. There is no difference between the Muslims and the Non Muslims if Muslims themselves are disobedient to Allah and thus we can never be victorious and regain our glory, might and power unless we stop sinning and first change our own selves.

Is God Biased Towards The Females?


By Javeria

Affected by the false propaganda of the feminists, many Muslim women have started thinking that Islam is good for the men and that the rules and regulations of Islam are unfair to the women and that Islam is nothing but subjugation of women. This mentality has led to many women turning away from Islam and keeping this negative feeling that Allah is biased towards the females.

Regarding this issue I previously wrote an article: Why God created Two Genders.

This is the second article in which I want to clarify that Allah is not biased or unfair towards the women. Yes he created man and woman different therefore both have some specific rules which they have to follow. But the end result, the reward for both of them is equal….

Male and Female were both created for a specific role and purpose in this world. But to Allah, gender does not matter and Heaven is for both men and women.

Allah says:

“The men and women of the believers are friends of one another. They command what is right and forbid what is wrong, and establish prayer and pay alms, and obey Allah and His Messenger. They are the people on whom Allah will have mercy. Allah is Almighty, All Wise.” (Qur’an, 9:71)

Allah emphasizes that believers will be rewarded in the same manner according to their deeds, regardless of their gender.

“Their Lord responds to them: ‘I will not let the deeds of any doer among you go to waste, male or female – you are both the same in that respect…” (Qur’an, 3:195)

“Anyone who acts rightly, male or female, being a believer, We will give them a good life and We will recompense them according to the best of what they did.” (Qur’an, 16:97)

“Men and women who are Muslims, men and women who are believers, men and women who are obedient, men and women who are truthful, men and women who are steadfast, men and women who are humble, men and women who give alms, men and women who fast, men and women who guard their private parts, men and women who remember Allah much: Allah has prepared forgiveness for them and an immense reward.” (Qur’an, 33:35)

Before Islam, women were treated as property having no rights and no say. Islam liberated the women and gave them rights and a respectful status. Allah Tala revealed a whole chapter in the Quran called An-Nisa ( Women) dealing with rights and issues of women. He did not reveal a surah called Rijaal (Men). Islam gave so much respect and rights to women that some non Muslims after reading the Quran thought that it was written by a woman. That is why many women are converting to Islam.

NBC News video reveals that 20,000 Americans reported converted to Islam last year, with women exceeding men at a ratio of 4 to 1.

In Europe as well, more women are being drawn to Islam and converting. (See : Csmonitor)

One famous example is of Yvonne Ridley:

“Yvonne Ridley was the journalist captured by the Taliban while reporting undercover in Afghanistan, soon after 9/11. Held on spying charges, she feared she would be stoned. Instead, she was treated with respect. She promised her captors that, after her release, she would study Islam. She read the Koran looking for an explanation of the Taliban’s treatment of women, only to find there wasn’t any. “It’s a magna carta (charter of rights) for women!” she said. (Source : BBC)

What does Ridley feel about the place of women in Islam?

“There are oppressed women in Muslim countries, but I can take you up the side streets of Tyneside and show you oppressed women there.”

“Oppression is cultural, it is not Islamic. The Koran makes it crystal clear that women are equal.”

And her new Muslim dress is empowering, she says.

“How liberating is it to be judged for your mind and not the size of your bust or length of your legs.”(Source : BBC interview)

In Islam there is no such thing as a “man’s world” or a “woman’s world”; it is for both where both have been sent to help each other and provide companionship to each to other. Both have been sent in this world as a test and they will both be rewarded or punished in the hereafter according to their deeds and actions in this world.

Global Economic Terrorism Part 1- By Zaid Hamid


Episode 3 of Zaid Hamid Sahib’s program as seen on TV One. A real eye opener!

Zaid Hamid is the founder of “BrassTacks” Advanced Threat Analysis and security Management Consultants.

Mr. Zaid Hamid is regularly coming on Pakistani channel News One in a Program with the same name to inform the general public of the security issues and how the zionists are controlling the economy and he is also warning the Pakistanis of a severe food famine lingering ahead. He has an amazing knowledge Mashallah of global security issues, history, zionist movements and the internal world politics as well as  Islam. He has gained a huge fan following and TV viewship.. even housewives are addicted to his views and opinions! His program is a must watch and is indeed a great eye opener.

His Profile from the BrassTacks website is as follows:

“Mr. Zaid Zaman Hamid is an eminent security professional having extensive practical experience and exposure in the fields of security management, strategic and tactical planning, threat analysis, irregular warfare, electronic security solutions and training of security personal.

His expertise is largely through exposure and is most unique and diversified. He has witnessed war at close range, experiencing the finest guerilla operations in modern times.

He has been the area head of Electronic Security Alarm System Division of Brinks Pakistan and has attended many international exhibitions on security services and products, including world-renowned international Fire and safety exhibition, IFSEC, UK and American society for industrial security, ASIS, USA.

Mr. Hamid is the author of over twenty published articles and handbooks on various defense and security related issues.”

God’s Warriors : Battle Cry against the pop culture


 The Global Pop culture is eating up the youth in each and every country around the globe.It is taking over the moral values and the cultures of those countries.As Imam Anwar Awlaki describes it in “Life of Muhammad saw – The Meccan Period  CD 1

“There is a global culture that is being forced down the throats of everyone on the face of the earth. This global culture is protected and promoted…we are not really dealing with a global culture that is benign or compassionate. This is a culture that gives you no choice… It is a very intolerant culture, that can not co exist with anything else. It uproots every other culture on the face of the earth. Just cuts the roots of it. And you have a quote here by Alexander Sofzen. He is a famous Russian Historian writer. He says To destroy a people, you must sever their roots. So its really a destruction of the people of the earth because every other culture is being demolished. So this is not a global culture that will co exist with others, it will replace others.”

This pop culture has attacked the roots of the human moral system promoting vulgar dressing, encouraging free open  lifestyle, popularizing pornography, music, drinking etc…

Muslims are usually called extremists, fundamentalists, terrorists, conservative and intolerant  if they stand up against this culture and refuse to adapt it as it goes against the commandments of Allah (God) , Quran and the Sunnah.

I had a chance to see  the third part of a documentary called God’s Warriors on CNN.I was quite surprised and happy to see  that there are sane Americans out there who also have rejected this culture calling it immoral and have stood up to speak against it. What was even more surprising is that majority of these “warriors” were youngsters and teenagers…

Following is a brief Introduction to the documentary with a brief intro to the “Battle Cry Campaign” followed by a small clip from this documentary.  A Must Watch!

God’s Warriors was a three-part CNN documentary produced by Christiane Amanpour in which she compares the rise of religious fundamentalism as a political force in the world. The documentary was filmed in the United States, Europe and Middle East. It focuses on the three major monotheistic religions of the world, Judaism, Christianity, and Islam.

The three chapters were titled God’s Jewish Warriors, God’s Muslim Warriors, and God’s Christian Warriors. The first describes the Jewish settlement movement in Israel and the fund-raising in the United States that supports it, while the second presents issues of radical Islam and Sharia law. The final segment focused on the United States and the political influence of Christian religious leaders. ( Source Wikipedia)

 The following Video Clip from God’s Christian Warriors take you to a BattleCry Campaign.

The Battle Cry Campaign is an organizing initiative of a parachurch organization known as Teen Mania Ministries. This initiative, started in 2005 and headed by Teen Mania founder Ron Luce, has an evangelical Christian orientation.

The Campaign maintains that “for the first time ever,” “sexualized culture,” “point and click pornography,” and young people being “saturated with media influence” spell doom for Christianity in America.

“A stealthy enemy has infiltrated our country and is preying upon the hearts and minds of 33 million American teens. Corporations, media conglomerates and purveyors of popular culture have spent billions to seduce and enslave our youth.”

This is what these Christians are saying! Shame on us Muslims – Shame on our youth! We are blindly following the Western Culture! We are busy in parties, clubbing, music and movies! We are busy watching MTV  or trying to be on MTV… we are just too busy trying to copy their dresses, way of walking talking speaking and even sleeping!

Miracle of Unity – Battle of Kruger


A Must watch Video displaying the miracle Unity can achieve…now matter how strong and powerful the enemy!

“This is undoubtedly absolutely amazing. So much to be learnt. Watching the lions waiting in ambush to attack reminded me of shaitan lying in wait for each one of us. It reminded me of how cautious one needs to be, to be in a group and united. To stray away and be alone is so dangerous but one does not realize it till its too late. Then later when the entire herd came to save the calf it was absolutely amazing!! This is how we as muslims should be – just as much alert and concerned about our fellow beings – striving to save them from the clutches of shaitan, pulling them back from the brink of hell. Also this is how we should all be at work, united, alert and caring for each other, preventing one another from slipping.

It also reminded me of an ayah in surah an-Naba’:

إِنَّ جَهَنَّمَ كَانَتۡ مِرۡصَادً۬ا (٢١

‘inna jahannama kanath mirsada’

Lo! hell lurketh in ambush”

Not only shaitan, but jahannam (hell) also waits in ambush for us. May Allah SWT protect us from the fitnah of this duniyah and guide us with istiqamat to the sirat e mustaqeem. May He SWT open our hearts with love and concern for others just as much as we have for ourselves and our families. Ameen.” – Fwed in an Email

dEsCRipTiOn oF PaRaDiSe


My  following post regarding the description of paradise was picked up by an Anti Islam site which termed Islam as a perverted religion.

Their objection was to the description of the Women of Paradise stating it perverted.

Sadly these ppl like to make fun out of everything and dont understand the concept of Paradise at all. They refused to mention the 100s of other good things in Paradise. concentrating on only this one aspect.

Lets face it: What do men want in life? What is their ultimate wish? (Since im a woman i will have to take help from the media!)

Men want to be filthy rich.. live on a dream island, drive beautiful expensive cars, drink wine  and have a gorgeous wife – thats reality, thats what they all want in life.

Paradise is a place where all the desires will be fulfilled. desires of all men and women will be fulfilled. So whats the harm if men get the woman they cud only dream of for a wife there in Paradise?  why they ask is that if Islam teaches modesty and chastity then why is this description of women given? 

 You see, this life is a test, an exam- so its a test to be pateint and to be content with what ever you have here in this world. If your poor, live in rags, have not much to eat, drink, if your wife is not pretty or if ur husband is not what youd have liked.. be patient and live a happy contended life, coz this life is just temporary, youl get WHATEVER you cud only dream of IF you live according to commands of Allah in this world.

So whats the reward? ANYTHING  you want.. be it a beautiful wife a man desires, riches, drink and beautiful clothes, palaces, tents made of pearls, women will get the most beautiful dresses, they will have 70 dresses at their disposal at one time and they can swap dresses whenever they want, their jewellery will be diamnods, pearls and gems… yes the will  get the husband of their choice too!

All of this has been described so that when Muslims know what awaits them in paradise, when they know the reward, they will obey Allah in this world. Paradise is the prize….. dont u see ads like

” participate in the lucky draw for a trip to hawaii” etc?? isnt the prize described and mentioned…. same is the case with Paradise.. so whats wrong with it.. If you dont know what the reward is… why wud you strive for it?

Yes and in this world all the disgusting things which are a part of life .. salive…sweat etc …. will not be there in Paradise. Everyone will be free from such things.. arent these things what everone hates ??? and wud love to be  free from such things??

They have also criticized that women wud only desire the attention of thier husbands- What can be more beautiful than loyalty and sincerety? whats perverted in this? Isnt it a wish of every man to have a beautful sincere loyal and a chaste women as their wife…

 Have they not seen the American Comedies.?!! THATS what i call perverted…have they not seen their reality shows where men are put to shame coz of the antics of their unfaithful wives? thats perverted! How can chaste and loyal and sincere  women of paradise be perverted??

A farmer, whose passion is farming will want a farm there in Paradise and Allah will grant him that wish…

so paradise is not just about beautiful palaces, sincere wives and husband, its about ALL that you cud possibly want.. your every wish will be granted. But only the pious, chaste and modest will be granted paradise who obeyed Allah. rest will all be burning in hell.

Some people whom i know just want to cook in Paradise, coz thats their passion.. some want to teach… and some want to be students in paradise…taught by none other than Prophet Muhammad (saw) and his Sahaba! How beautiful wud it be to be their students in Paradise?? some wud like to see creation.. as it occured.. it wud be like watching a Movie of how  this world came into being.. i would like to fly around the universe and space… see everything in it without a telescope.. wudnt that be beautiful….?

Paradise is just a form of reward for obeying Allah in this world. However the best reward for the people of Pradise will a meeting with Allah and seeing His face. The Anti Islam website completely missed THAT point…I would like to highlight this best reward:

“When they are comfortable where they are sitting and are secure in their places, and the caller calls: ‘O People of Paradise! You have an appointment with Allaah in which He wishes to reward you!’ So they will say: ‘And what is that reward? Has He not already made our faces bright, made our scales heavy, entered us into Paradise, and pushed us away from the Fire?’

And when they are like that, all of a sudden a light shines that encompasses all of Paradise. So, they raise their heads, and, behold: the Compeller – Exalted is He, and Holy are His Names – has come to them from above them and majestified them”

May Allah guide us all and make us among the people of Paradise, May Allah also have mercy on those and guide those who malign Islam and say perverted things against Islam. Ameen.

by Javeria

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DESCRIPTION OF PARADISE by ibn Al Qayyim

The follwoing description of Pradise is a form of poetry written by a Muslim Scholar. its not the exact word from Quran. Since its written from a male perspective…it doesnt have what women will get in Paradise….

In the Name of Allâh, the Most Beneficent, the Most Merciful

 by Imaam Ibn al-Qayyim, Rahimahullaah

Ibn al-Qayyim said, in regards to the description of the Paradise and the delights that it contains:

“And if you ask about its ground and its soil, then it is of musk and saffron.

And if you ask about its roof, then it is the Throne of the Most Merciful.

And if you ask about its rocks, then they are pearls and jewels.

And if you ask about its buildings, then they are made of bricks of gold and silver.

And if you ask about its trees, then it does not contain a single tree except that its trunk is made of gold and silver.

And if you ask about its fruits, then they are softer than butter and sweeter than honey.

And if you ask about its leaves, then they are softer than the softest cloth.

And if you ask about its rivers, then there are rivers of milk who’s taste does not change, and rivers of wine that is delicious to those who drink it, and rivers of honey that is pure, and rivers of water that is fresh.

And if you ask about their food, then it is fruits from whatever they will choose, and the meat of whatever birds they desire.

And if you ask about their drink, then it is Tasneem, ginger, and Kaafoor.

And if you ask about their drinking cups, then they are crystal-clear and made of gold and silver.

And if you ask about its shade, then a fast rider would ride in the shade of one of its trees for a hundred years and not escape it.

And if you ask about its vastness, then the lowest of its people would have within his kingdom and walls and palaces and gardens the distance that would be travelled in a thousand years.

And if you ask about its tents and encampments, then one tent is like a concealed pearl that is sixty miles long.

And if you ask about its towers, then they are rooms above rooms in buildings that have rivers running underneath them.

And if you ask about how far it reaches into the sky, then look at the shining star that is visible, as well as those that are far in the heavens that the eyesight cannot possibly reach.

And if you ask about the clothing of its inhabitants, then they are of silk and gold.

And if you ask about its beds, then its blankets are of the finest silk laid out in the highest of its levels.

And if you ask about the faces of its inhabitants and their beauty, then they are like the image of the Moon.

And if you ask about their age, then they are young ones of 33 years in the image of Adam, the father of humanity.

And if you ask about what they will be hearing, then it is the singing of their wives from among the Hoor al-‘Ayn, and better than that are the voices of the Angels and the Prophets, and better than that is the Speech of the Lord of the Worlds.

And if you ask about their servants, then they are young boys of everlasting youth who resemble scattered pearls.

And if you ask about their brides and wives, then they are young and full-breasted and have had the liquid of youth flow through their limbs; the Sun runs along the beauty of her face if she shows it, light shines from between her teeth if she smiles; if you meet her love, then say whatever you want regarding the joining of two lights; he sees his face in the roundness of her cheek as if he is looking into a polished mirror, and he sees the brightness from behind her muscles and bones; if she were to be unleashed upon the World, she would fill what is between the Heavens and the Earth with a beautiful wind, and the mouths of the creation would glorifiy, praise, and exclaim greatness, and everything between the East and the West would be adorned for her, and every eye would be shut from everthing but her, and the light of the Sun would be outshone just as the light of the Sun outshines the light of the stars, and everyone on the face of the Earth would believe in the Ever-Living, the One who Sustains and Protects all the exists.

And the covering on her head is better than the World and all that is in it, and she does not increase with age except in beauty; free from an umbilical cord, childbirth and menses, and pure of mucous, saliva, urine and other filthy things; her youth never fades, her clothing is never worn out, no garment can be created that matches her beauty, and no one who is with her can ever become bored; her attention is restricted to her husband, so she desires none but him, just as his attention is restricted to her so she is the sole object of his desire, and he is with her in utmost safety and security, as none has touched her before of either humans or Jinn.

And if you ask about the Day of Increase (in reward) and the visit of the all-Mighty, all-Wise, and the sight of His Face – free from any resemblance or likeness to anything – as you see the Sun in the middle of the day and the full Moon on a cloudless night, then listen on the day that the caller will call: ‘O People of Paradise! Your Lord – Blessed and Exalted – requests you to visit Him, so come to visit Him!’ So they will say: ‘We hear and obey!’

Until, when they finally reach the wide valley where they will all meet – and none of them will turn down the request of the caller – the Lord – Blessed and Exalted – will order His Chair to be brought there. Then, pulpits of light will emerge, as well as pulpits of pearls, gemstone, gold, and silver. The lowest of them in rank will sit on sheets of musk, and will not see what those who are on the chairs above them are given. When they are comfortable where they are sitting and are secure in their places, and the caller calls: ‘O People of Paradise! You have an appointment with Allaah in which He wishes to reward you!’ So they will say: ‘And what is that reward? Has He not already made our faces bright, made our scales heavy, entered us into Paradise, and pushed us away from the Fire?’

And when they are like that, all of a sudden a light shines that encompasses all of Paradise. So, they raise their heads, and, behold: the Compeller – Exalted is He, and Holy are His Names – has come to them from above them and majestified them and said: ‘O People of Paradise! Peace be upon you!’ So, this greeting will not be responded to with anything better than: ‘O Allaah! You are Peace, and from You is Peace! Blessed are You, O possessor of Majesty and Honor!’ So the Lord – Blessed and Exalted – will laugh to them and say: ‘O People of Paradise! Where are those who used to obey Me without having ever seen Me? This is the Day of Increase!’

So, they will all give the same response: ‘We are pleased, so be pleased with us!’ So, He will say: ‘O People of Paradise! If I were not pleased with you, I would not have made you inhabitants of My Paradise! So, ask of Me!’ So, they will all give the same response: ‘Show us your Face so that we may look at it!’ So, the Lord – Mighty and Majestic – will remove his covering and will majestify them and will cover them with His Light, which, if Allaah – the Exalted – had not Willed not to burn them, would have burned them.

And there will not remain a single person in this gathering except that his Lord – the Exalted – will speak to him and say: ‘Do you remember the day that you did this and that?’ and He will remind him of some of his bad deeds in the Worldy life, so he will say: ‘O Lord! Will you not forgive me?’ So, He will say: ‘Of course! You have not reached this position of yours (in Paradise) except by my forgiveness.’

So, how sweet is this speech to the ears, and how cooled are the righteous eyes by the glance at His Noble Face in the Afterlife…

{Some faces that Day will be shining and radiant, l ooking at their Lord…} (al-Qiyaamah:22-3)

[from the amazing and beautiful book Haadi al-Arwaah ilaa Bilaad il-Afraah by Ibn al-Qayyim, pg. 193] [Kalamullah.com]

To see a beautiful powerful video of this- click here

30 Days aS a mUSLim !


A Christian American Living as a MusLim for 30 Days

David Stacy, a 33-year-old Christian man from West Virginia, agrees to make a drastic life change for 30 days when he moves to the largely Muslim community of Dearborn, Michigan. David struggles with his feelings and previous prejudices against a religion that does not believe in Christ and in the minds of many Americans is associated with the September 11 terror attacks, as he befriends his new host family and adopts their customs.

Watch all five parts at YouTube