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Price of the Israeli Occupation of Palestine
daily aggression on the Palestinian people
and meaning of Al-Jazeerah
localities, and tourist attractions
|Umrah and Pilgrimage
Q.1. I did the Umrah in the month of the pilgrimage, not
intending to do the pilgrimage, but I was told that since I did the
Umrah at this time, I had to do the pilgrimage.
A.1. This is a very common but mistaken notion. People think that
if you do the Umrah in any of the pilgrimage months, you have to do
the pilgrimage in the same year. It is absolutely incorrect. The
Prophet did four Umrahs, and all were in the month of Dhul-Qaadah,
which is one of the pilgrimage months, but he did the pilgrimage
only once. Had this notion been true, he would have done the
pilgrimage four times, which he did not. The confusion arises from
the fact that if you do the Umrah in the pilgrimage months and then
you do the pilgrimage in the same season, your pilgrimage is deemed
to be in the tamattu’ method, even though you do not intend to be
so. But this is a totally different issue.
|Earth, a planet
hungry for peace
apartheid (security) wall around Palestinian population centers
(Ran Cohen, pmc, 5/24/03).
apartheid (security) wall around Palestinian population centers in
the West Bank (Ran Cohen, pmc, 5/24/03).