Channel: Bilal Philips
Series: Bilal Philips - My Writings
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Salam Alaikum Warahmatullahi Wabarakatuh
in the 90s include
this little book, hajj and umrah according to the Quran and the Sunnah.
Now this book has almost 200 pages. It was put together, based on Sheikh Nasir Deen al Barney's book on Hajj and Umrah according to Quran and Sunnah. It's not the translation. But it is an English explanation of that text, it was done in this small size to make it easy for people to just put it in their pockets, people going for Hajj could easily take it. And it was published by the International Islamic publishing house, they have been publishing it over the years, and distributing it for the Hajaj later on many other pocket sized versions were done. But it served the purpose of its time. And we pray that all those who benefited from it would continue to benefit.
However, I did. Write beyond this, I became a hedge guide.
And went for hedge from 2008 to about 2010
or 11. As a hedge guide,
I saw the need for another approach to hedge guides, books for people making how much
because the books generally speaking, tended to focus on the rituals, how to do the rituals, right. And that's important. But it didn't, for the most part go much beyond that. So there are very elaborate extensive detailed writings that came out some nice texts, etc. nicely illustrated and all that but all focused on the rights. Whereas I felt there was a need to focus on
what was to be gained spiritually from those rights. So I developed a series of lectures, which I gave to people who are going for Hajj from Qatar,
called the soul of hatch.
They may be on my YouTube channel.
You can watch them there. And I put them together with the intent of publishing them as a book.
Inshallah, the writings are still there. And
perhaps, as I'm getting back into writing in the latter, years, years of my life now, getting back into further writing, that it will be among the list of books that I began and needed to be completed so that others would benefit from it in the years to come. BarakAllahu li calm Salam alaykum Warahmatullahi Wabarakatuh