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What is “Umrah” and How to Perform it

What is Umrah?
In Arabic, the word ‘Umrah is derived from I‘timaar which means a visit. However, ‘Umrah in Islamic terminology, means paying a visit to Ka’bah, performing Tawaaf (circumambulation) around it, walking between Safaa and Marwah seven times. A performer of ‘Umrah puts off his Ihraam by having his hair shaved or cut.

Meditation has a rich

Meditation in Islam
Meditation has a rich and very important history in Islam. Before the Prophet would receive the first revelation he would spend hours away from society on Mount Noor in meditation. He would contemplate the situation Mecca was in. The Prophet knew something in his society was amiss and used isolation and silence to understand what was happening around him.