For many, their relationship with cultural heritage shifts and changes over time. For others, they feel a constant and strong connection to their cultural heritage. The question is, what is it about cultural heritage that draws people to it? When people feel distant, why are they drawn back?
Posted on Mon, 2013-10-14 15:23
Hajj is a special time of the year for Muslims all over the world. Whether you are fortunate enough to be able to perform Hajj this year, or will be wishing your friends and family well on their journey, the month of Zilhajj is close to our heart.
We all know the importance of Hajj and the aspects and rituals behind this fifth pillar of Islam and each year we happily come together to pray and celebrate together. From the time of Prophet Ibrahim, millions of Muslims travel to the Holy city of Mecca to perform Hajj. And those who do not go to perform Hajj still take part in amaals, re-enact the acts of pilgrimage and celebrate Eid.
Hajj allows people to unify themselves with others, absolve themselves of sins and pay tribute to Allah, where all equal in the His eyes regardless of race or status.
Many men and women living in Pakistan’s northern province of Gilgit-Baltistan wish to marry, but for economic reasons, they cannot afford to do so. In a region where incomes are low and cultural expectations call for community participation in wedding day celebrations, many families simply cannot manage to save up for a wedding.
The CoEJ Youth Desk proudly present their upcoming youth conference. The theme of the conference revolves around the life of Imam Sadiq where youth issues will be explored through lessons from his life.