Daripada ‘Abdullah bin ‘Amru RA, daripada Nabi SAW bersabda: “Tidaklah seseorang itu digelar al-Wasil (penyambung silaturrahim) apabila dia bersifat al-Mukafi`i (orang yang menyambung silaturrahim jika saudaranya menyambungnya dan akan memutuskan apabila mereka memutuskannya), akan tetapi al-Wasil itu ialah seseorang yang apabila terputus silaturrahim, beliau segera menyambungkannya.” (Hadith riwayat al-Bukhari, No: 5991, Abu Dawud, No: 1697, at-Tirmizi, No: 1908, Ahmad, No: 6496, lafaz hadith riwayat at-Tirmizi)
It has been one year since I departed on my journey to Hajj. I felt anxiety, fear, and self-doubt but also excitement, anticipation, and honor all at once. This trip was the most important one in my life. It fulfilled the fifth pillar of Islam, and I did not want to mess it up.
Leading up to the departure date, I meticulously packed and re-packed. Writing my list, checking it twice. I did not want to leave anything essential behind. I would be over 6,000 miles away from home. At the same time, I also had to pack light.
In day to day conversations, during lectures, and even in online posts, Muslims use many different terms from the Arabic language. These can be confusing for someone looking into Islam for the first time or even for a new Muslim, and understandably. This Hajj season, WhyIslam wants to help increase understanding regarding the numerous special and seasonal terms that will be used often in these blessed days.
The twelfth and final month of the lunar calendar, which is the calendar Islam follows. The 8th through 13th of this month are when the Days of Hajj occur.