The Pilgrim's ProvisionZad Publishing - Riyadh
There are glad tidings for the one who intends to perform Hajj as he is under Allaah’s security and protection, expiates his sins and wards off poverty. Paradise is the reward for an accepted Hajj and the pilgrim is one of Allaah’s delegation, whom He called and they responded.
Hajj is an education concerning submission to Allaah at that period of time, within the boundaries of its location, its rituals, their form, number, location, and their order. The successful person is the one who benefits from Hajj by surrendering to the rulings of Allaah the Almighty and complying with them joyfully.
This book by Shaykh Saleh Al-Munajjid, who is the supervisor of the renowned fatwa website Islamqa, covers the virtues of Hajj, how to spiritually prepare for Hajj, its rulings and what occurs during Hajj.
Sh. Muhammad Salih Al-Munajid is an Islamic lecturer who is of Syrian descent and was born in Riyadh (Saudi Arabia) in 1960. He was raised in and currently lives in Saudi Arabia.
He graduated from King Fahd University of Petroleum and Minerals (KFUPM) in Dhahran, Saudi Arabia, with a Bachelor's degree in Industrial Management.
He studied Islamic law for 15 years under the former Grand Mufti of Saudi Arabia, 'Abd al-'Aziz ibn Baaz, who authorized him to teach and give lectures in the Eastern Province of Saudi Arabia.
He also studied under the scholars Muhammad ibn Salih al-Uthaymeen, Abdullah Ibn Jibreen, Saleh Al-Fawzan, Abd ar-Rahmaan al-Baraak, ‘Abdullah ibn Muhammad al-Ghunaymaan, Muhammad Ould Sidi al-Habeeb ash-Shanqeeti, ‘Abd al-Muhsin az-Zaamil, and ‘Abd ar-Rahmaan ibn Salih al-Mahmoud.
He is the imam and lecturer at the 'Umar ibn Abd al-'Aziz mosque in the city of Al-Khobar, where he teaches and gives lectures in Sharia and da'wah.
He was the first person to launch a website in Saudi Arabia representing Islam. The website Islamqa.com was launched in 1996 CE and presented in a QA format. He supervises the fatwas issued on the website and has continued running it until now. His website Islamqa.com has been translated into eight languages, in addition to the original Arabic: English, French, Spanish, Urdu, Indonesian, Chinese, Japanese, and Uyghur.
He has taught a number of Islamic classes, in which he taught from texts such as the following:
• Tafseer Ibn Katheer
• Sharh Saheeh al-Bukhaari (Commentary on Saheeh al-Bukhaari)
• Fataawa Shaykh al-Islam Ibn Taymiyah
• Sharh Sunan at-Tirmidhi
• Sharh Kitaab at-Tawheed li’sh-Shaykh Muhammad ibn ‘Abd al-Wahhaab
• Sharh ‘Umdat al-Ahkaam fi’l-Fiqh li’l-al-Haafiz ‘Abd al-Ghani al-Maqdisi
• Sharh Kitaab Manhaj as-Saalikeen fi’l-Fiqh li’sh-Shaykh as-Sa‘di.
He has also written a number of books, including:
1. Koonu ‘ala al-Khayr A‘waanan (Cooperate in doing good)
2. The Muslim Home - 40 Recommendations
3. 33 Ways of Developing Khushoo in prayer
4. The Prophet’s Methods for Correcting People’s Mistakes
5. 70 Matters Related to Fasting
6. Dealing with Worries and Stress
7. Disallowed Matters
8. Prohibitions that are taken too lightly
9. What you should do in the following situations
10. Weakness of Faith
11. Means of Steadfastness: Standing Firm in Islam
12. I Want to Repent, But…
13. Problems and Solutions
14. Siraa‘ ma‘a ash-Shahawaat (Fighting Whims and Desires)
He has several radio and television programs on channels in Saudi Arabia and throughout the Persian Gulf. He has contributed to TV programs and tapes on different subjects, amounting to more than 4500 audio hours over 23 years. Most of the content is in Arabic, although some of it is translated into English.
He is also the supervisor of the Islam Web Site (islam.ws) which includes eight sites. He is also the supervisor of the Zad Group, which is involved in Islamic education and da‘wah, with activities in the fields of mobile phones, telecoms, production, broadcasting, TV and publishing.