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Performing Hajj DVD
Publisher: Falah Productions
A Visual Guide to Performing Hajj on DVD with Footage from Makkah and Madinah! by Imam Tahir Anwar - About Imam Tahir
Among the rights that Allah has places upon His servants is Hajj. This pilgrimage is one of the five pillars of Islam and its obligation comprises a dynamically complex mixture of rituals, encampments, journeys and other rights that provide the pilgrim with an experience that deserves every ounce of struggle is demands.
This DVD contains a lecture detailing the rites of Hajj and explaining the practical means of fulfilling them. The lecture was delivered by Imam Tahir Anwar at the South Bay Islamic Association in San Jose, California, during the summer of 2006, and the video and photos are from the Hajj in December 2006. It includes the prerequisites, visiting Makkah and Madinah, and is a very useful and step-by-step guide to performing Hajj. It includes a slide presentation and video footage from Makkah, Madinah, and the days of Hajj: Mina, Arafat, Muzdalifah, Jamaraat, and much more. The DVD also includes a demonstration of how to wear the Ihram, which duas to say at various stages, and items to bring with you during this once-in-a-lifetime journey. A 3D tour the Kaaba provides a visual reference for important landmarks.
Exclusive footage from Mina, Muzdalifah, Mount Uhud , Masjid Qiblatain, and more.
About the DVD
A group of young American Muslims planned to perform Hajj in December 2006/1427H. They began their preparations one year in advance and held monthly meetings at their homes in order to be well prepared. They attended Imam Tahir Anwar’s annual Hajj training workshop at the South Bay Islamic Association in San Jose, California. Shafath Syed, a member of this group thought it would be beneficial for many others to have access to this workshop and information.
The workshop in this DVD was conducted in July 2006 specifically for this group. Imam Tahir Anwar traveled with the group of American Muslims and Shafath Syed videotaped and photographed the entire experience specifically for this DVD so that we could share this experience with the world and be in your prayers.
During this Hajj Imam Tahir Anwar was featured in the CNN special “Hajj: The Essential Journey”.
1. Hajj Preparation
5. Performing Hajj
8. 3D Tour of the Kaaba
Project Concept: Imam Tahir Anwar and Shafath Syed
Presenter and Religious Director: Imam Tahir Anwar
Video Production & Editing: Shafath Syed using Apple Final Cut Studio and the Adobe Creative Suite on an Apple MacBook Pro
Photos: Shafath Syed, Hisham & Safaa Ibrahim
Cover design: Susanah Ishak, MQube www.mqu.be
3D animation: Kasim Azhar
“La illaha illalahu” by Ahmad Abu Ghazaleh from the album: Ahmad Yaa Habibi. Used with the permission of Nur al-Habib Productions, UK. www.nuralhabib.com
IMAM TAHIR ANWAR was born in London, UK, and moved to the San Francisco Bay Area in 1983. His initial studies of the Qur’an and Arabic language were completed under his father, also a scholar of Shari’a. He continued on to memorize the Qur’an and study traditional Islamic sciences at Darul Uloom Falah al-Darayn in Gujarat, India. His studies specifically included tajwid (according to the Qira’a of Imam Hafs) Hadith, Tafseer, and Fiqh. He received formal authorizations from his teachers. Currently, he is serving as the Imam and Director of Religious Services at the South Bay Islamic Association in San Jose, California.
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