“Whoever performs Hajj for the Pleasure of Allah and therein utters no word of evil, nor commits any evil deed, shall return from it (free from sin) as the day on which his mother gave birth to him.” ( Bukhaari, Muslim)

“Verily there shall be no reward for a Mabroor Hajj except Jannah.” ( Bukhaari, Muslim)

In honor of the brothers and sisters who performed Hajj this year,
Nida-ul-Islam will be hosting a reception for the Hujjaj on Friday October 23, 2015 at 8pm, In-Shā-Allāh. Dinner will be served.

Our guest speaker will be Imam Omer Bajwa
– Coordinator of Muslim Life, Yale University –

All Muslims, nearly one quarter of humankind, share this aspiration: to complete the Holy Pilgrimage, at least once in a lifetime. The Hajj, a central duty of Islam whose origins date back to Prophet Abraham (pbuh), brings together Muslims of all races and tongues for one of life’s most moving spiritual experiences.

This unique visual presentation explains the various components, symbolisms, and meanings of Hajj; it uses digital images to illustrate the different stages of the physical/spiritual journey. It includes many insights from the speaker’s own 2006 & 2012 Hajj experiences.

Everyone is requested to attend the event with their families and friends. Please pass on the invitation to any one you know who has performed Hajj this year or please forward their name and contact information to us at and we will get in touch with them personally. JazakAllah Khair.

*About Our Visiting Scholar*

Imam Omer Bajwa is the “Coordinator of Muslim Life” in the Chaplain’s Office at Yale University. He earned his Graduate Certificate in Islamic Chaplaincy from Hartford Seminary, and has been engaged in religious services, social activism, and educational outreach for the past ten years. He received his MA in near Eastern Studies from Cornell University’s Department of Near Eastern Studies, where he also served as the Outreach Coordinator. He also earned an MS in Communication from Cornell, and a BA in English Literature and Rhetoric from Binghamton University.

His interests include Islam in the United States, interfaith activities, Islam and the global media, and transnational religious and intellectual networks. He regularly lectures about these topics and others at campuses, congregations, and communities across the country.


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