OnIslam Staff, Thursday, 27 August 2015
CAIRO – Preparing pilgrims for the spiritual journey, the Education Department of the Islamic Circle of North America announces free online seminar on the Muslim hajj, offering help to would-be pilgrims to fulfill the life-time journey.
“A simple but profound understanding of the ritual of Hajj without unnecessary details,” a press release announcing the webinar to be held tonight on August 27 reads.
The course will include basic information about hajj rituals and religious opinion pilgrims might need during their journey.
“Seminar will include presentation, pictures, diagrams, charts as well as Q&A. What ritual is a rukun, wajib and sunnah? What happens if you skip a certain ritual? Find out in this webinar,” the statement adds.
The seminar will be conducted by Sheikh Abdool Rahman Khan, a graduate of The Islamic University Madinah, faculty of Shari’ah, specializing in Islamic Inheritance.
Sheikh Khan is the former principal of the Guyana Islamic Institute, a position that he held for a period of eight years. He is the Imam and head of Islamic Studies at the Muslim Community Center of Greater Rockford, Illinois.
He currently serves as the principal of Al-Rahmah School in Baltimore, Maryland. He is actively involved in the field of Da’wah (Religious Dialogue) and is the current Chairman of ICNA Shari`ah Council and an executive member of the Fiqh Council of North America.
Muslims from around the world pour into Makkah every year to perform hajj, one of the five pillars of Islam.
Hajj consists of several ceremonies, which are meant to symbolize the essential concepts of the Islamic faith, and to commemorate the trials of Prophet Abraham and his family.
Every able-bodied adult Muslim who can financially afford the trip must perform hajj at least once in a lifetime.
Hajj is officially expected to fall between September 21 and 26, with the climax falling on September 22 when the faithful descend the Mount `Arafat.
Article Courtesy: OnIslam