One of my very first posts on The Wahy Project was an eBook on the Beautiful Names Of Allah, which can be found here. Though this eBook is still one of my favorites, I have been wanting to put together a post for everyone for quick & easy online access.
Alhamdulillah here it is … the Beautiful Names Of Allah
(Also don’t forget to check out the original eBook and the links at the end of this post to download a one page summary and the complete audio files)
As you may have noticed, I release a lot of my original content in PDF. I love the PDF format – it is so functional and accessible. What you may not have noticed (or might have ) is that a lot of my PDF files have sound actually embedded within them. This is really cool as it make the PDF a fully contained document that you can download and not only read, but listen too. Examples of some embedded sounds include pronunciations and recitations.
So what do you need to be able to view (& listen) to the PDF files? Well my recommendation is:
Adobe Acrobat Reader – which you can get directly from Adobe here
Adobe Flash Player for Acrobat Reader – which allows you to play sounds embedded in the PDF files, which you can get directly from Adobe here
In the past you only needed the Adobe Acrobat Reader software (#1 in the list above). But recently Adobe decided to separate out the functionality that allows playing of sound files, so you need to install both of the software listed above for everything to work properly.
So go ahead – download and install the software (if you haven’t already) and enjoy the PDFs to the max.
I have always wanted a quick one page summary of How to perform Hajj to use as a quick reference. So a while back I put together an Overview flow chart to summarize the steps. I originally drew this in my pocket notebook, but finally have had the chance to refine and edit it into a larger document. Hope you find this useful
Though I have included the image below, the best way to view the Overview is in the pdf file which can be downloaed from the button below.
“Getting the Best out of Al-Hajj (Pilgrimage)”, By Abu Muneer Ismail Davids, Published by Darussalam, Second Edition – August, 2006, Chapter 10, Pg. 279.
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Can you believe how fast time is flying I have been meaning to post a lot more recently but just haven’t had a chance … but inshAllah will start releasing some more posts real soon.
In the meantime have added a new image in the Banner above – this is an old slide that I had taken a while back of a beautiful mosque. Hope you like it … as it is cropped above, here is the original image.
That ” fasting on the day of Arafat ” (i.e. 9th Dhul Hijjah), ” which immediately precedes the day of the Eid of Sacrifice (i.e. Eid Al-Adha), is “, ” recommended, except for those who are doing the pilgrimage “. (link, link)
Ref: “English Translation of Jāmi‘ At-Tirmidhī”. Compiled by Mohammad Ibn ‘Eisā At-Tirmidhi et al. Darussalam. Nov, 2007. Volume 2, Hadith #749 (Daif), pg 186 (please refer to Comments)
Further to my “1st of Dhul Hijjah (1433)” post the other day, according to ISNA (here) and the Fiqh Council of North America (here) “the Hajj authorities in Makkah have confirmed that the Day of Arafah will be on Thursday, October 25, 2012“. So the days for Hajj for this year (1433 / 2012) are as follows,