Haj quota for pilgrims restored to 27,900 this year, says Tabung Haji
The statement said the Saudi government had restored the quota after the Haj quota for foreign pilgrims was reduced in 2013.
It said Saudi Arabia’s Haj and Umrah Minister Dr Mohammad Saleh Bentan said this to Minister in the Prime Minister’s Department, Datuk Seri Jamil Khir Baharom in an annual Haj meeting in Jeddah last Wednesday.
“On behalf of the Malaysian Government, the Minister in the Prime Minister’s Department thanked the Saudi Arabian government for reinstating the haj quota which is very much welcomed by all Muslims,” it said.
The statement added that the cost for performing the Haj this year had increased to RM19,550 compared to RM18,890 last year.
“Although the cost had been increasing every year, TH had maintained the pilgrimage cost for each Muasassah pilgrim at RM9,980 since 2009.
The Haj subsidy borne by TH for the haj season this year is expected to be RM200 million,” the statement said.
Acts that are Haraam in the state of Ihram
When a pilgrim becomes Muhrim the following acts are Haraam for him/her to do and some of them have atonement. Some of the Faqihs have mentioned them as twenty-five items, but we believe that some of them are Makrooh (disliked) that its explanation will be mentioned later.
These acts are as follows:
1- Wearing sewed clothing (for men)
2- Wearing a thing which covers all top of the foot (for men)
3- Covering the head (for men)
4- Covering the face (for women)
5- Wearing ornaments
6- Applying mascara and kohl
7- Looking at the mirror
8- Using fragrance
9- Applying oils on the body
10- Cutting the nails
11- Going under the shade during travel (for men)
12- Removing hair from the body
13- Performing marriage
14- Looking at spouse with sexual desire
17- Performing sexual intercourse
19- Killing insects
20 & 21- Extracting tooth and blood from the body
22- Telling lies
24- Hunting desert animals
Haj quota for Pakistan increased
ISLAMABAD: The Haj quota for Pakistan has been increased to 179,210 applications for 2017. The quota had been reduced in 2013 due to expansion work in the Grand Mosque.
“An agreement for the year 2017 has been signed with the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia and the Haj quota has been enhanced from 143,368 to 179,210,” Minister for Religious Affairs Sardar Mohammad Yousuf said here on Thursday.
He was briefing Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif regarding arrangements for the 2017 Haj.
The prime minister was informed that the Saudi Haj ministry had been requested to increase Pakistan’s quota by at least 15,000 on the basis of the country’s current population.
Under government scheme, applicants who have performed Haj during the last seven years will not be eligible to apply in 2017
Dua not to come true of bad dreams
Upon having a nightmare, recite:
أَعُوذُ بِكَلِمَاتِ اللَّهِ التَّامَّةِ مِنْ غَضَبِهِ وَعِقَابِهِ وَشَرِّ عِبَادِهِ وَمِنْ هَمَزَاتِ الشَّيَاطِينِ وَأَنْ يَحْضُرُونَ
With the total words of Allah, I seek protection from His wrath, from His punishment and from the servants evil and from the whispers of Satan and I seek protection from (these) coming to me.
Bad dreams are those in which the sleeper sees bad things; they come from the shaytaan. It is Sunnah to seek refuge with Allaah from them and to spit to the left three times, and not to talk about them, but if a person does that it will not harm him. It is also mustahabb to turn onto one’s other side, and to pray two rak’ahs.
The Prophet (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him) told us how to rid ourselves of the influence of Shaytaan during sleep. This can be achieved by reciting verses from the Qur’aan and du’aa’s narrated from him, before going to sleep.
Iraq’s hajj quota to increase by 2,200 next year
Sheikh Taqi al-Mawla, head of the umrah and hajj commission in Iraq, said on Wednesday that Iraq’s hajj quota will increase by 2,200
Sheikh Taqi al-Mawla, head of the umrah and hajj commission in Iraq, said on Wednesday that Iraq’s hajj quota will increase by 2,200 pilgrims next year.
“We [worked] to figure out the realistic number of Iraq’s population...and Iraq has thus been granted [the approval] of adding 2,200 pilgrims to next year’s hajj,” Mawla said.
He added that there are agreements with Saudi Arabia to increase Iraq’s hajj quota to 34,000 pilgrims each year.
The umrah and hajj commission had previously announced that Saudi Arabia has specified Iraq’s quota at 32,500 pilgrims for this year.
Iran pilgrims to join this year's Hajj: Saudi Arabia
"The ministry of hajj and the Iranian organisation have completed all the necessary measures to ensure Iranian pilgrims perform Hajj 1438 according to the procedures followed by all Muslim countries," the official Saudi Press Agency said on Friday, referring to this year in the Islamic calendar.
For the first time in nearly three decades, Iran's pilgrims - which would have numbered about 60,000 - did not attend the Hajj in 2016 after the two countries failed to agree on security and logistics.
Riyadh and Tehran have no diplomatic relations, and tensions remain as Sunni-majority Saudi Arabia repeatedly accuses Iran of fuelling regional conflicts by supporting armed Shia movements in Syria, Iraq, Yemen and Bahrain.
But the Saudi Hajj ministry said on Friday that the kingdom, the birthplace of Islam, welcomes "all pilgrims from all the different nationalities and backgrounds".
Malaysia’s haj quota for this year back to 27,800, says Jamil Khir
The Saudi Arabian government has reverted the quota for Malaysian haj pilgrims this year to the original figure of 27,800, Minister in the Prime Minister's Department Datuk Seri Jamil Khir Baharom said today.
He said the move automatically revoked the 20 per cent reduced quota for haj pilgrims which was implemented in 2013.
"Malaysia thanks the Saudi Arabian government for returning the original quota for our haj pilgrims," he said after presenting donation worth more than RM36,000 to seven mosques and 47 surau which were affected by the flood at Dewan Tanjung Mas here.
Jamil said the donation was to ease the burden suffered by the mosque and the surau's management following the flood in Kelantan.
"This is not the first or the last. The federal government will continue to help the people," he said.
It was reported that Saudi Arabia had decided to reduce the number of haj pilgrims following the extension work at the Grand Mosque in Mecca.
Uzbekistan: Is Hike in Mecca Pilgrimage Quota Another Sign of Thaw?
Later this month, groups of Muslim pilgrims from Uzbekistan will begin making their way to Mecca, undertaking a religious obligation that most believers in the country can only dream about.
In recognition of overwhelming popular demand, authorities in Uzbekistan earlier this year upped the annual quota for people authorized to make the pilgrimage — to 7,200 from 5,200, the level that has been in place since the early 1990s.
That comes nowhere near the number of Uzbek believers who would like to make the pilgrimage, but it appears to be a rare concession from a government that seeks to balance the promotion of its conservative political agenda with the containment of religion’s role in public life.
30,000 Bangladeshis to miss Hajj this year due to quota restriction
Ministry officials said at a press conference on Tuesday that 101,750 people would be sent to Saudi Arabia this year for Hajj as per Bangladesh’s quota.
Of them, 10,000 will go on government packages and the rest on private arrangements.
Religious Affairs Minister Matior Rahaman requested the additional 30,000 people wishing to perform Hajj to ‘keep patience’.
He requested the agencies to give priority to these people failing to perform the ritual this year during next year’s Hajj.
Of them, nearly 10,000 have already deposited their money and the remaining 20,000 applied for Hajj registration through private agencies.
Ministry Deputy Secretary Md Faizur Rahman Faruqui said total 111,012 people had deposited money for Hajj, though only 91,908 were registered.
Among the depositors, 9,254 are being barred by quota restrictions.
Can we drink water after Fajr time began in Fasting?
The obligation of the fasting person if his fast is obligatory is that he refrains from food and drink and the other things that break the fast after verifying the entry of the time of Fajr himself. He may also verify the entry of Fajr by hearing the Athan of the caller who normally calls the Athan after Fajr comes or he may base his verification on charts that list the times of the entry of Fajr. This is due to Allah's Statement: "And eat and drink until the white thread of dawn becomes distinct to you from the black thread. Then complete the fast until night" (Al-Baqarah 2: 187).
This is also due to the Prophet's statement: “Verily, Bilal calls the Athan at night so eat and drink until Ibn Umm Maktum makes the call” (Al-Bukhari no. 617).
Pakistan urges Saudi govt to increase its Hajj quota
as the former’s new population figures following the ongoing census in the country are expected to show a dramatic increase.
Religious Affairs Minister Sardar Muhammad Yusuf met with his Saudi counterpart Mohammad Saleh bin Taher Benten in Jeddah on Tuesday.
Yusuf called for an increase in the Hajj quota from the current 179,210 to 194,210.
The minister had requested the increase last month too at a meeting with Benten in Peshawar.
Federal cabinet approves new Haj policy
The Saudi minister has expressed his willingness to accept the demand.
A Religious Affairs Ministry official, who was present at the meeting, confirmed that they had received a positive feedback from Riyadh and were hopeful that the increase in quota would soon be given the nod.
The official added that Islamabad had made the demand based on the estimated new population statistics.
SC orders action against illegal Hajj operators
Bangladesh Haj quota reduction may continue for next year
Bangladesh has urged Saudi authorities to reconsider the 20 percent cut in quota of foreign Haj pilgrims and also to implement the electronic web portal service for Haj from this year to expedite various Haj processes.
Bangladesh Religious Affairs Minister Mohammed Mutiur Rahman discussed these two vital subjects with Saudi Haj Minister Dr. Bandar Al Hajar on Sunday when he met with him at his office in Jeddah, Mohammad Nazmul Islam, Bangladesh consul general said.
“We discussed a wide range of subjects related to improvement of Haj services to pilgrims, including introduction of the electronic web portal and also the need to restore actual quota” Islam said, adding that the Haj ministry had informed that the 20 percent reduction in quota would be applicable not only this year but also next year due to the expansion project at the grand mosque.
Dua before sexual intercourse
بِسْمِ اللهِ اللَّهُمَّ جَنِّبْنَا الشَّيْطَانَ ، وَجَنِّبِ الشَّيْطَانَ مَا رَزَقْـتَنَا
In the Name of Allah. O Allah, keep the shaytaan away from us and keep the shaytaan away from what You have blessed us with.
Note: *The Messenger of Allah [May the Peace and Blessings of Allah be upon him] said: whoever says this Dua and the wife was pregnant from that night, Shaytan will never be able to harm the child. - See more at: http://duas.com/dua/332/dua-before-sexual-intercourse#sthash.My2phed6.dpuf
Does one wax while fasting?
Waxing is not Haraam while fasting, nor does it break the fast. However, if this is done for purposes of beauty in imitation of non-Muslims style, then it is not permissible whether one is fasting or not. Doing any sin while fasting is obviously a greater crime. In any case, the fast does not break.Devamını oku
Can Muslims celebrate Easter?
I would like to no if it is haram to go to the sydney royal easter show. although it is called the easter show it really has nothing to d with easter. i like to go for the craft, fruit, animal shows, they all hav nothing to do with easter.
Praise be to Allaah.
It is not permissible for a Muslim to take part in the festivals and innovated celebrations of the kuffaar, such as Easter, Christmas and so on, because taking part and attending is helping in this evil, and increasing their numbers, and imitating them, all of which is not allowed. Allaah says (interpretation of the meaning):
“Help you one another in Al‑Birr and At‑Taqwa (virtue, righteousness and piety); but do not help one another in sin and transgression. And fear Allaah. Verily, Allaah is Severe in punishment”