Hajj is around the corner so let’s start thinking about the significance of this pivotal journey. Shaykh Husain Abdul Sattar has compiled a quick reference guide on the legal aspects of the Hajj with spiritual insights from Shaykh Zulfiqar Ahmad. Sacred Learning also offers excellent lecture recordings on Hajj for free download as well as regular lectures on Seerah, Tafsir, Tazkiya, Arabic and Hadith.
Shaykh Husain’s Hajj Handbook entitled “Perfecting the Journey” is now available for download. The Hajj Handbook is a manual intended as a quick reference guide to Hajj and Umrah.
Excerpt: Scholars have suggested a variety of duas that should be made when one first sees the Kabah. For example, some have suggested asking for the Love of Allah (Glorious and Exalted), others suggest asking for success in this life and the next, while others have suggested asking for direct entry into Jannah without account. Each of these has their place and the reality is that you should ask for everything that you can. However, technically speaking, the time of your ‘first glance’ is limited. Hence, one particularly noteworthy dua, as recommended by Imam Abu Hanifa (may the mercy of Allah be upon him), is to ask that all future duas, wherever and whenever they might be made, be accepted.