Hajj and Tawheed

If you are looking for information to put together a unit study on Hajj, you won't want to miss this Hajj and Tawheed, by Dr. Saleh as Saleh (rahimullah).
great PDF,

It includes:

  • rituals of the Hajj (day by day) 
  • invalidators of the Hajj
  • types of Hajj
  • the rewards of Hajj
  • reminders about making Hajj
  • prohibited acts within the Haram and during Ihram
  • contemplations of Hajj (things to think about while you are performing the various rituals, their implications)

Fasting on the Day of Arafat if it Falls on a Friday

Mt. Arafat
Yawm ul Arafat (the day of Arafat) is Dhul Hijjah 9. It is recommended that those not making Hajj fast on this day.

What if it falls on a Friday? The Prophet (sallAllahu alayhi wa sallam) "prohibited singling out Friday for fasting as it relates to the one performing an optional fast."

Shaykh Ibn Baz addresses this situation:

Arabic Alphabet Coloring Book and Handwriting Pages

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Correct the tongues that have deviated from the correct speech

Sheikh ul Islam Ibn Taymiyyah said:

The Salaf would admonish their children when they made Arabic grammatical mistakes. Due to this, we are ordered, whether it be an obligation or a recommendation, to preserve the Arabic (grammatical) laws, and to correct the tongues that have deviated from the correct speech. By doing so, we preserve the methodology of understanding the Quran and the Sunnah. We also preserve the following of the Arab in their manner of (correct) speech. If people were left with their grammatical mistakes, this would be considered a great deficiency and despicable mistake. (source: Majmoo' Al Fatawa 32/252)

The Status of the Arabic Language in Islam

From "The Status of the Arabic Language in Islam," Shaykh Ibn Taymiyyah:

".....the Arabic language itself is part of Islam, and knowing Arabic is an obligatory duty.
If it is a duty to understand the Qur‘an and Sunnah, and they cannot be understood without knowing Arabic, then the means that is needed to fulfil the duty is also obligatory. 
There are things which are obligatory on all individuals (fard ‘ayn), and others which are obligatory o n the community or Umma (fard kifayah, i.e., if some people fulfill them the rest are relieved of the obligation). This is the meaning of the report narrated by Abu Bakr Ibn Abi Shaybah who said: ‘Isa Ibn Yunus told us from Thawri from ‘Umar Ibn Yazid that ‘Umar wrote to Abu Musa al-Ash’ari and said: “Learn the Sunnah and learn Arabic; learn the Qur‘an in Arabic for it is Arabic.” 
According to another hadith narrated from ‘Umar, he said: “Learn Arabic for it is part of your Religion, and learn how the estate of the deceased should be divided (fara‘id) for these are part of your Religion.” This command of ‘Umar, to learn Arabic and the Shari’a combines the things that are needed, for Religion involves understanding words and actions.
Understanding Arabic is the way to understand the words of Islam, and understanding the Sunnah is the way to understand the actions of Islam…”

Courtesy THM SadaqaGroup