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January 11, 2006
'Eid ul Adha 1426

by Talal Sarwani

Assalaamu alaikum wa rahmatullaahi wa barakatuhu

'Eid Mubarak!
'Eid Mubarak!
'Eid Mubarak!

Kull 'aam wantum bi khayr!
Kull 'aam wantum tayyibeen!

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gillette said

Jubayr ibn Nufayr said: “At the time of the Prophet (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him), when people met one another on the day of Eid, they would say, ‘Taqabbal Allaahu minnaa wa minka (May Allaah accept from us and from you).’” (Ibn Hajar. Its isnaad is hasan. Fath, 2/446).

on January 12, 2006 9:34 AM
Bint Abdul Khaliq said

May we sacrifice our pleasures for the pleasure of our magnificent ALLAH and HIS beloved Rasool (sallallahu Alayhi Wasalllam)


on January 12, 2006 2:36 PM
gillette said

Abu Hurayrah, radhiallahu `anhu said, "If anyone has five things then he will not be deprived of five others.

1. He who is enabled to show gratitude will never be deprived of increase of blessings.

"If you give thanks, certainly I will give you more." (14:7)

2. He who is guided to persevere will not be deprived of reward.

"Truly the persevering will be paid their reward in full without reckoning." (39:10)

3. One who is inspired to repent will not be deprived of its acceptance:

"And He is (Allah) Who accepts repentance from His servants." (42:25)

4. One who is enabled to seek forgiveness will not be deprived of receiving pardon.

"Seek forgiveness of your Lord; surely He is Ever-Forgiving." (71:10)

5. He who is spurred to make supplication is not deprived of an answer.

"Call upon Me, and I shall answer you." (40:60)

Someone else added a sixth proposition that one who is encouraged to spend will not be deprived of reward thereof.

"And whatsoever you expend (for good) He shall replace it." (34:39

on January 12, 2006 3:59 PM
asef said


I am hoping you guys are having wonderful Eid...insha'Allah.

So, what did you guys do for fun on Eid, especially that its not on weekend?

- Go out and crash some eid party in the community?
- Attend the Eid party following the prayers at a Islamic Center (if arranged)?
- Do a one-dish party same day of eid or on a later day?
- take the day off and do sky diving or sking?
- Go out and eat at a very classy restaurant?
- Or just stay home and frag players online?


on January 12, 2006 4:03 PM
asef said


Another stampede in Hajj...Subhan'Allah!

May Allah make all those who passed away, during this incident, a resident of Jannah...Ameen.

If an incident repeats itself, again and again, then its not coincidence or an anomaly, its a pattern. If its a pattern, then it can be decoded. If it can be decoded then it can be tweaked. If it can be tweaked, it can be fixed!

I have not been to Hajj before, but I cant imagine these occurance can't be avoided the way they are occuring in our days, year after year.

La Hawla Wala Quw-wata Illa Billah Hil Ali-yil Azeem


on January 12, 2006 5:49 PM
Nisa said

Assalaamu 'alaikum

Taken from: propheticguidance.co.uk

It was only a few days back when I was asked by a friend to list the scariest moments of my life ever.

After thinking for a few minutes, I realised that I didn't really have any...until I remembered the Hajj.

In fact, for me, 'scariest moments' has to equate to 'I am definitely going to die now' and all 3 instances have occured somewhere throughout the rites of Hajj. Only once was it during the stoning of the Jamarāt, the others were on route to and from Mina by foot in the massive crowds.

So unfortunately it comes to me as no surprise the horrific number of casualties during the most recent stampede in Mina. As usual, people who know very little about the realities of Hajj have been offering ill-informed opinion on why it happened and how to avoid it in the future etc etc, most of which is woefully off the mark.

It's not an issue of telling people not to panic when people start pushing (because ALL of us panic, even those who have the most experience), or blaming the authorities for being incompetent (although naturally, they could still do more to try and control things better) - rather the solution lies with the mentality of the pilgrims themselves.

Even though it is acceptable to leave after two nights in Mina, everyone knows very well that it is Sunnah and better to stay another night. Everyone also knows that immediately after Dhuhr is the most busiest time. What on Earth is it with Muslims and trying to short-cut their rites? What is it with Muslims and the mentality of 'lets get it over and done with as soon as' when it comes to everything to do with worship.

This corrupt disease, a lack of patience when it comes to our Deen, has cost us dearly in the past and will continue to do so in the future. Couple this with the ridiculous sight of Hujjaj carrying huge bags and suitcases on their backs (so that they save an extra few hours in going back to their camps and pick up their bags) even though they are clearly warned not to do so.

Add that to the fact that when the thousands of Saudi police block the roads leading to the pillars in order to regulate the flow, the Hujjaj turn back and then attempt sneaking through the cordon. A group that does this will nearly always be successful as the police will not risk rushing towards them and then leave a gap for the main crowd in front of them to go through. As someone who is usually responsible for a group of Hujjaj when we go, I am sick to death of beating this message into the minds of the Hujjaj time after time after time.

This happens every year, 'Pak mentality' I call it whether fairly or unfairly, which leads to our baistee in all walks of life. The insistence of self-interest above all others starts from the person who can't be bothered to walk that extra 5 minutes for 'Eed prayer by parking his car a few extra roads down but rather will leave it blocking the road and pavement just so that he is as close to the mosque as he usually is. The same mentality prevails throughout all his actions, its natural end being the tragedy witnessed today and nearly 3500 deaths over the last 18 years during the Hajj, and that's just the official figures; what about all those who die in local pushing and other senseless episodes of madness?!

When will we ever learn our lesson?

My anger shouldn't prevent me from being objective but it is very very difficult for me to blame anyone but the pilgrims. Many brothers making Hajj have told me today by phone that it was squarely down to the pilgrims and that they were advised in no unclear terms what they were required to do at such busy times. I didn't need a single phone call to tell me that - this sad fact is all to well known to me from previous years.

May Allah accept all the dead as Shuhada. May Allah bring comfort to the families of those who have suffered, and may He heal those wounded with His Grace, Ameen.

It seems that there is at least one British brother missing according to my contacts with the British Hajj Association so we hope that he is found soon safely insha'Allah. All of the brothers and sisters from our local circles in Manchester have been accounted for and are safe alhamdulillah.

Update (9pm):

It seems, and Allah knows best, that one of the brothers who went with the al-Hidayah group (who was reported missing above) has been killed in the stampede, along with his parents. He was from the Birmingham area and his wife who was with the group, survived with a broken leg. Unfortunately, she lost her unborn child (she was 5 months pregnant) in this awful event.

Inna lillahi wa inna ilayhi raji'oon.

on January 12, 2006 7:07 PM
Rami said

Asalaam Aleikum Warahmatullah Wabarakatu,

Taqabbal Allaahu minnaa wa minkum

Eid Muabarak!!!

on January 12, 2006 9:00 PM
amatullah said

AS salaamu alaikum


What is the email address for review of a possible submission to HidayaOnline? The info@hidayaonline.com box is full...

Was salaam

on January 13, 2006 2:48 PM
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