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Importance of Dhul-Hijjah

What To Do During Dhul – Hijjah

(Dhul-Hijjah begins October 28, 2011)

For those of us who could not attend Hajj this year, it is important that we utilize the first 10 days of Dhul-Hijjah the same way we do the last 10 nights of Ramadan.

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Essential Items for Hajj

                                                          What You Should Be Packing for Your Journey

Clothes / Shoes

Ihram (3 yard length and 60 inch with in hand luggage) An extra Ihram can come in handy

2 or 3 Jilbabs (at least one in hand luggage)

2 pairs of sandals (in hand luggage)

Only a few outfits. Travel light, you can wash your clothes there

Plenty of undergarments

Ihram belt (waist pouch)

Light weight sweater or shawl that can also be used as an extra blanket during Muzdalifah



Miswaak  / toothbrush / toothpaste

Plastic squeeze bottle for the bathroom

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16 Benefits of Honey


‘And thy Lord taught the bee to build its cells in hills, on trees and in (men’s) habitations…..

there issues from within their bodies a drink of varying colors, wherein is healing for mankind.

Verily in this is a Sign for those who give thought’.
(Translation of Quran 16:68-69)

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Welcome Back Hajjis

Welcome Back Hajjis!! Inshallah may your Hajj be accepted and may you continue to receive countless blessing. Keep your soul rejuvenated.  Our staff has picked their favorite books to help those returning from Hajj continue to improve their spirituality.

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Dr. Muhammad Abdo Yamani (1938-2010)

(A Tribute from Dr. Abidullah Ghazi)

The passing of Dr. Muhammad Abdo Yamani on the 8th of November comes as a deep and personal loss for me as well as for our institution, IQRA’ International Educational Foundation (“Inna lillahi wa inna ilaihi rajiun”). I am sure that similar sentiments are felt worldwide by all those who have met and benefited from Dr. Yamani’s insight and support.

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Dr. Abidullah Al-Ansari Ghazi
Executive Director of IQRA’ International Educational Foundation

Once again we are celebrating Eid al-Adha! Rasulullah (S) said that all people have their days of celebration, and Allah has given us two such days: Eid ul-Fitr and Eid al-Adha.

Both of these days are unique as our celebrations, like our religion, have four major dimensions:

1. We believe in One God and glorify Him.

2. We follow the commandments of Allah and His messenger.

3. We constantly thank Allah for His infinite blessings and mercy in our life.

4. We share with others His favors to us with all others.

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Dr. Abidullah Ghazi
Executive Director of IQRA’ International Educational Foundation

Recently, I have been reading the Qur’anic Tafsîr by Khajah Abdullah Ansari (1006-1088 CE), the distinguished descendent of the noble Abu Ayyub al-Ansari and a prominent scholar and Sufi who wrote a voluminous Persian-language commentary entitled Kashf ul-Asrâr (Revelation of The Secrets) an spiritual reading of the sacred Word of Allah.

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