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Posted on Sun, Oct 01, 2006 10:03

Aslmkm I just discoverdd that a female cannot travel alone without a muhrim to do The Hajj - the fifth pillar of Islam. So if I am a revert, single and the only one in the family who is a muslim, does that mean I am unable to perform the Hajj until I find a husband??? Gosh, what if i am fated to remain unmarried throughout my life???


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Posted on Wed, Oct 25, 2006 16:14

salaam sister.someone with a beautiful heart as u will never remain unmarried.inshallah.if u make intension to do hajj but are unable to then u automatically become a hajji or hajjiani.everything was decreed 4 us millions of years a go.no one can change that.sister u just keep praying and doing good deeds and inshallah allah will reward u with hajj and a hubby who will acompany u.wassalaam


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Posted on Tue, Oct 24, 2006 13:42

assalamu aleykum, Bismillahirrahmanirrahim, I heard this same question was asked to an imam I know.His answer was if you apply to th safi mazhab and only if it is for the obligatory hajj(your first hajj) then you can go without a mahram.The hanafi mazhab doesnot allow it yet for stong reason one can adapt temporarily to another mazhab. And NO women cannot be mahram to eachother. like mentioned in sura annour(24:31) And say to the believing women that they should lower their gaze and guard their modesty; that they should not display their beauty and ornaments except what (must ordinarily) appear thereof; that they should draw their veils over their bosoms and not display their beauty except to their husbands, their fathers, their husband's fathers, their sons, their husbands' sons, their brothers or their brothers' sons, or their sisters' sons, or their women, or the slaves whom their right hands possess, or male servants free of physical needs, or small children who have no sense of the shame of sex; and that they should not strike their feet in order to draw attention to their hidden ornaments. And O ye Believers! turn ye all together towards Allah, that ye may attain Bliss.


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Posted on Sat, Oct 21, 2006 02:35

Jazakum Allahu Khairun bother AbouMohamed... I sincerely appreciate your tremendous effort of inputing these valuable details. Only Allah is capable of rewarding you for such kind gesture.... masalama fatima


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Posted on Fri, Oct 20, 2006 06:48

Description of the Prophet's prayer III 10- The wording of the Tashahhud 144- The wording of the Tashahhud is: "Al-tahiyyaatu Lillaahi wa'l-salaawaatu wa'l-tayyibaat. Al-salaamu 'alayka ayyuha'l-Nabiyyu wa rahmat-Allahi wa barakaatuhu. Al-salaamu 'alayna wa 'ala 'ibaad-Illaah il-saaliheen. Ash-hadu an laa ilaaha ill-Allah wa ash-hadu anna Muhammadan 'abduhu wa rasooluhu (All compliments, prayers and pure words are due to Allah. Peace be upon you, O Prophet, and the mercy and blessings of Allah. Peace be upon us and upon the righteous slaves of Allah. I bear witness that there is no god except Allah, and I bear witness that Muhammad is the slave and Messenger of Allah)." [Other versions are mentioned in Sifat Salaat al-Nabi/The Prophet's Prayer Described, but what is mentioned here is the most sound]. Sending salaams upon the Prophet (peace and blessings of Allah be upon him): this is what was prescribed after the death of the Prophet (peace and blessings of Allah be upon him), and is narrated in the Tashahhud of Ibn Mas'ood, 'Aa'ishah and Ibn al-Zubayr (may Allah be pleased with them). For more details see Sifat Salaat al-Nabi, p. 161, Maktabat al-Ma'aarif, Riyadh, edition/ The Prophet's Prayer Described, p. 67). 145- After that, he should send prayers upon the Prophet (peace and blessings of Allah be upon him), by saying: "Allahumma salli 'ala Muhammad wa 'ala aali Muhammad kama salayta 'ala Ibraaheem wa 'ala aali Ibraaheem, innaka hameedun majeed. Allahumma baarik 'ala Muhammad wa 'ala aali Muhammad kama baarakta 'ala Ibraaheem wa 'ala aali Ibraaheem, innak hameedun majeed (O Allah, send prayers upon Muhammad and upon the family of Muhammad, as You sent prayers upon Ibraaheem and upon the family of Ibraaheem; You are indeed Worthy of Praise, Full of Glory. O Allah, send blessings upon Muhammad and upon the family of Muhammad as You sent blessings upon Ibraaheem and upon the family of Ibraaheem); You are indeed Worthy of Praise, Full of Glory)." 146- If you wish you may shorten it and say: "Allahumma salli 'ala Muhammad wa 'ala aali Muhammad, wa baarik 'ala Muhammad wa 'ala aali Muhammad, kama salayta wa baarakta 'ala Ibraaheem wa 'ala aali Ibraaheem, innaka haamedun majeed (O Allah, send prayers upon Muhammad and the family of Muhammad, and send blessings upon Muhammad and the family of Muhammad, as You sent prayers and blessings upon Ibraaheem and the family of Ibraaheem; You are indeed Worthy of Praise, Full of Glory)." 147- Then in this Tashahhud he may choose any of the du'aa's that he likes of those that have been narrated, and call upon Allah using these words. The third and fourth rak'ahs 148- Then he says takbeer ? which is obligatory. The Sunnah is to say takbeer whilst still sitting. 149- He should raise his hands sometimes. 150- Then he should stand up for the third rak'ah, which is an essential part of prayer, as is the following rak'ah. 151- He should do likewise if he wants to get up for the fourth rak'ah. 152- But before he gets up, he should sit up straight, by adjusting his left leg, until every bone returns to its place. 153- Then he should get up, supporting himself on his hands, as he did when getting up for the second rak'ah. 154- Then in the third and fourth rak'ahs, he should recite al-Faatihah. This is obligatory. 155- He may add an aayah or more to that occasionally. Reciting Al-Qunoot when calamity strikes 156- It is Sunnah to recite Qunoot and pray for the Muslims when any disaster befalls them. 157- Qunoot should be recited after standing up from rukoo' and saying "Rabbunaa wa laka'l-hamd (Our Lord, to You be praise)." 158- There is no specific du'aa' to be recited regularly in Qunoot, rather one should recite whatever is appropriate when disaster strikes. 159- He should raise his hands when reciting this du'aa' 160- He should recite it aloud if he is acting an imaam. 161- Those who are praying behind him should say "Ameen" to this du'aa'. 162- When he has finished, he should say takbeer and prostrate. Qunoot al-Wit ? when it is to be recited, and what wording it should have 163- Qunoot in Witr is prescribed occasionally. 164- It should be recited before rukoo', unlike qunoot recited at times of calamity. 165- He should recite the following words: "Allahumma ihdini feeman hadayta, wa 'aafini feeman 'aafayta, wa tawallani feeman tawallayta, wa baarik li feema a'tayta, wa qini sharra ma qadayta, fa innaka taqdi wa laa yuqdaa 'alayk, wa innahu laa yadhillu man walayta, wa laa ya'izzu man 'aadayta, tabaarakta rabbana wa ta'aalayta, wa laa manjaa minka illa ilayk (O Allah, guide me amongst those whom You have guided; pardon me amongst those whom You have pardoned; turn to me in friendship amongst those to whom You have turned in friendship; bless me in what You have bestowed; save me from the evil of what You have decreed; for indeed You decree, and none can influence You; and he is not humiliated whom You have befriended; nor is he honoured whom You take as Your enemy. Blessed are You, O Lord, and exalted. There is no place of safety from You except towards You)." 166- This du'aa' was taught by the Messenger of Allah (peace and blessings of Allah be upon him), so it is permissible, because it was narrated from the Sahaabah (may Allah be pleased with them). 167- Then he should do rukoo', and the two prostrations, as before. The final Tashahhud and placing the left foot under the right leg 168- Then he should sit for the final Tashahhud. 169- He should do the same as in the first Tashahhud. 170- But he should sit mutawarikan, which means placing the left foot under his right leg. 171- He should put his right foot upright. 172- It is also permissible to lay the right foot along the ground sometimes. 173- He should cover his left knee with his left palm, leaning heavily on it. The obligation of sending prayers upon the Prophet (peace and blessings of Allah be upon him) and of seeking refuge with Allah from four things 174- It is obligatory for him in this Tashahhud to send prayers upon the Prophet (peace and blessings of Allah be upon him), some versions of which we have quoted above when discussing the first Tashahhud. 175- He should also seek refuge with Allah from four things and say: "Allahumma inni a'oodhu bika min 'adhaab Jahannam wa min 'adhaab al-qabri wa min fitnat il-mahyaa wa'l-mamaat, wa min sharri fitnat il-maseeh al-dajjaal (O Allah, I seek refuge with You from the torment of Hell, from the torment of the grave, from the trials of life and death and from the evil of the tribulation of the Dajjaal)." The trials of life means the temptations of this world and its desires which a person faces in his life. The trials of death means the torment of the grave and the questioning of the two angels. The tribulation of the Dajjaal means the extraordinary feats that will be done at his hands, by which means people will be led astray, and they will follow him and believe his claim to be divine. Du'aa' before the salaam 176- Then he may pray for himself as he sees fit, as narrated in the Qur'aan and Sunnah. There are many such good du'aa's. If he does not know any such du'aa's then he can say whatever is easy for him, for things that will benefit him in his religion and in his worldly affairs. Various kinds of tasleem (saying salaams) 177- Then he should say salaams to his right, which is an essential part of the prayer, turning his face so that the whiteness of his right cheek may be seen (from behind). 178- Then he should say salaams to his left, turning his face so that the whiteness of his left cheek may be seen, even in the funeral prayer 179- The imaam should raise his voice when saying salaam, except in the funeral prayer. 180- The salaam takes various forms: a. "Al-Salaamu 'alaykum wa rahmat-Allahu wa barakaatuhu" to the right, and "Al-salaamu 'alaaykum wa rahmat-Allah" to the left. b. The same, but without saying "wa barakaatuhu". c. "Al-Salaamu 'alaykum wa rahmat-Allahu" to the right, and "Al-salaamu 'alaaykum" to the left. d. Saying one salaam, tilting the head slightly to the right. O my Muslim brother, this is what I was able to summarize from Sifat Salaat al-Nabi (peace and blessings of Allah be upon him) [The Prophet's Prayer Described], in an attempt to make it more accessible to you, so that it would be clear to you, as if you could see it with your own eyes. If you pray in the manner described to you of how the Prophet (peace and blessings of Allah be upon him), prayed, then I hope that Allah will accept that from you, because by doing that you will have truly put into practice the words of the Prophet (peace and blessings of Allah be upon him): "Pray as you have seen me pray." Moreover you must not forget the importance of presence of mind and humility in prayer, for this is the ultimate purpose of standing before Allah in prayer. The more you can develop the attitude of humility and submission in prayer as described to you in the prayer of the Prophet (peace and blessings of Allah be upon him), the more benefits you will reap, as indicated by our Lord when He said (interpretation of the meaning): "Verily, As Salaat (the prayer) prevents from Al Fahshaa' (i.e. great sins of every kind, unlawful sexual intercourse) and Al Munkar (i.e. disbelief, polytheism, and every kind of evil wicked deed)" [al-'Ankaboot 29:45] Finally, I ask Allah to accept our prayer and all our good deeds, and to store up their reward until the Day when we meet Him: "The Day whereon neither wealth nor sons will avail, Except him who brings to Allah a clean heart [clean from Shirk (polytheism) and Nifaaq (hypocrisy)]" [al-Shu'araa' 26:88 ? interpretation of the meaning] Praise be to Allah, the Lord of the Worlds.


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Posted on Sun, Oct 08, 2006 21:30

Assalamualaikum, Sister Fatima, Yes, for singles to get visa for Hajj and Umrah not so easy. But I think compare to Hajj to get visa doing Umrah is much easier. I have a few friends who are able to do Umrah eventhough they are not married and not go with their family. I think to some Travel Agencies in Singapore (not sure of other countries) and these agencies incharge of the Umrah and Hajj, as long there are other females doing umrah, they could consider them as mahram. May be, just make friends with other Muslimahs who are using the same travel agency and doing the umrah.......and just tell the travel agency that you are all friends who would like to do the same umrah. Some muslimahs eventhough they are married, they may not go with their husbands, but just get permission from their husbands to do umrah. But the procedures for singles to do Hajj may be are more strict because the number of days are longer and there will be more people doing Hajj compare to Umrah. May be during the Hajj courses which is about one year or less, if you are able to make friends or close to any families who could make the reverts their adopted families. Who knows you all could tell that eventhough you reverts/singles have adopted familes who could look after you during Hajj or Umrah at Makkah and Madinah. Anyway to clarify about those matters you could contact the Travel Agencies incharge of Umrah and Hajj, and I think no need to go to the place, just call them. I have most of the Travel Agencies tel. numbers, if you need them....... My advise try to get Travel Agencies which are well established because they are more experience and financially stable and better management. I would suggest that reverts in Singapore to know Malay Language because majority of the Muslims in Singapore are the Malays. For reverts knowing Malay language would be an advantage to them. Most of the Muslims scholars in Singapore are Malays and they give lectures in Most mosques and Islamic Association in Malay Language. Especially the male reverts, the Friday sermons in Malay Language in mosques. Having the knowledge of Malay Language would be an advantage, the reverts have more choice when choosing the religious classes in mosques, reading Islamic books in Malays, etc. The Umrah and Hajj courses, organised by the Travel Agencies are mostly in Malay Language. Joining the religious classes in mosques which are mostly organised in Malay Language, the reverts could also make friends with more good Muslims from the mosques, etc...... Servant of Allah.


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Posted on Fri, Oct 06, 2006 05:23

Slam... I think in your particular case there should be some solution....you have to consult a Scholar about that...... I will ask my friends and if i will find some information i will post on this blog.... Best Regards......


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Posted on Thu, Oct 05, 2006 05:36

Aslkm Thank you for your reply. But if i really really wanted to do it now, is there no possible way of going about it?? I had not checked about Umrah....can single muslimahs do Umrah? Salams fatima


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Posted on Thu, Oct 05, 2006 00:51

Wassalam.... Dont you worry dear...Hajj is indeed the fifth pillar of Islam....but this event can only be fullfilled under certain conditions..... So in your particular case if you are not married throughout your life (Which will not Happen Insha Allah).... Then you will not be asked about this fifth pillar on the day of judgement....Because you were not able to fullfill the necessary conditions. Allah is great,merciful and Almighty....he knows what is in our hearts....and what are our intensions.... Best Regards....


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