Aspiring pilgrims will be taken on the greatest trip on Earth. A voyage of discovery beginning at their doorsteps and passing through Makkah, Mina, Arafah, and Muzdalifah; culminating in the pinnacle of all visits; entering into Madinah al-Munawwarah, the sanctified city of light.
This 12-part series includes: the legal rulings pertaining to Hajj and Umrah; a breakdown of the days of Hajj; spiritual guidance that provides meaning for each ritual; du’as and invocations; places to visit; detailed maps of Hajj, the Prophet’s Masjid, the blessed Hujrah Sharif and Jannah al-Baqi; and a comprehensive list of principles that clarify the most excellent of etiquettes and mannerisms that are required when visiting the seal of all Messengers, the best of creation, the Holy Prophet Muhammad ﷺ
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Shaykh Mufti Wajid Iqbal is the founder of Essential Islam and descends from a noble family of scholars; his mother’s uncle was the honourable Shaykh Mufti Abdul Hakim, the Grand Mufti of Kashmir.
Under the traditional tutelage of Shaykh Mufti Faazal al-Bandyalvi and Shaykh Mufti Aslam al-Bandyalvi, Shaykh Mufti Wajid has completed all aspects of the highly revered ‘Dars-i-Nizami’ curriculum; culminating in being authorised in iftah/fatwa at the age of 27.
Shaykh Mufti Wajid is the Imam at the Jamiyat Tabligh-ul-Islam Victor Street Masjid; where he holds regular classes of Sacred Knowledge. He also leads a weekly dhikr gathering at Zawiyah al-Shifa.
Shaykh Muhammad Yaseen is the co-founder of the ISNAD Institute, where he is the Education Lead.
Shaykh Yaseen developed an interest in acquiring the traditional Islamic Sciences. This enthusiasm led him to Syria in 2001, where he studied Arabic at the University of Damascus.
Upon returning to England, Shaykh Yaseen enrolled onto the esteemed Dars al-Nizami taught by Shaykh Rasul Baksh Sa’idi and Mufti Yar Muhammad Khan.
Shaykh Muhammad Yaseen is currently leading the children and adult education initiative at the ISNAD Institute. He also leads a weekly dhikr gathering at the Ward-End Zawiyah.
Shaykh Adnaan Raja is the co-founder of the ISNAD Institute, where he is the Curriculum Director. He is also the Course Leader for Linguistic Studies at the Institute for Leadership, Birmingham.
Beginning his studies in 2007 - under the tutelage of Shaykh Muhammad Yaseen - Shaykh Adnaan quickly developed into a serious student of the sacred knowledge, furthering his studies with Shaykh Mufti Yar Muhammad Khan, and then with the late and great erudite scholar, Allamah Shaykh Ghulam Muhammad Tonswi.
Shaykh Adnaan has translated many notable works from Arabic into English and is currently studying MA Applied Linguistics at the University of Birmingham.
Shaykh Waseem Ahmed, originally from Sheffield, is the co-founder of both ISNAD Institute and Guidance Hub.
After spending six intensive years in Syria, where he sat at the feet of some of the foremost scholars of Damascus, Shaykh Waseem returned to the UK in 2012 and immediately began disseminating the sacred knowledge which he had acquired.
A graduate of the prestigious Dawli Institute for Arabic and Islamic Sciences, Shaykh Waseem Ahmed is a distinguished scholar, whose affable and charismatic approach has benefited scores of people from all walks of life.
Shaykh Waseem currently resides in Manchester.
Shaykha Noshin Gul, originally from Birmingham, is the founder of the Sacred Vows Introduction Service, as well as the co-founder of both ISNAD Institute.
After completing postgraduate studies in 2005, she travelled to Syria in the pursuit of authentic traditional sacred knowledge.
Spending two years in Damascus, Shaykha Noshin studied Arabic, Theology, Hadith, Legal Theory, and specialised in Tajweed, where she was granted ijaza in teaching by late Shaykh Abul Hasan Al-Kurdi, as well as Shaykh Muhammad al-Yaqoubi.
Shaykha Noshin currently lectures at the ISNAD Institute, whilst leading the education initiative at the Guidance Hub.
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