By: Nur Kose, Nura F, and Safiyyah Ghori
Every year, millions of Muslims around the world gather to Mecca for Hajj. Many men and women complete the sacred rituals that Muslims have been doing for hundreds, even thousands of years. During Hajj season, people around the world watch the daily tawaafs around the ka’bah on TV and on the Internet, observing the Hajjis fulfill the pilgrimage of a lifetime. People wonder about the Hajjis’ stories, their trips, how long their journeys will be, and how they feel in such a sacred place. What many observers don’t realize or consider, however, are the stories of the children left behind at home.
Some girls have collaborated together and have compiled some stories and experiences of Hajjis’ kids on the homefront. Kids from all around the United States share what it was like for them to be at home while their parents were off at Hajj.
The Prophet (Sal Allahu alayhi wa sallam) said:“The pleasure of Allaah is from the pleasure of the parents, and the anger of Allah is from the anger of the parents.”
A special message delivered by Sheikh Ismail Menk (Mufti of Zimbabwe) to the muslim youth, especially those who are involved in da’wah works. This special program is brought to you by Al-Khaadem Youth Media (AKYMEDIA).
Mufti Ismail Menk lectures…
By: Maria Zain
Radicalization amongst the youth is a problem in nearly all communities, regardless of ethnicity, religion, or upbringing.
Effects, in itself, unfortunately, are also seen through the Muslim youth of today, who are mostly surrounded by misconceptions about Islam.