Respected Brothers and Sisters, As-Salam Alaykum.
Hajj is a unique and spiritual gathering of Muslims from around the globe. It is an invitation from Your Lord to visit his house and have an opportunity to be granted forgiveness in the most blessed of places. No other assembly compares to this monumental occasion which will see millions of people, men and women, from different ages, cultural backgrounds, and nationalities altogether in a breath-taking distinctive sight.
Undoubtedly Hajj is a beautiful journey but this journey can also be a struggle in many ways. It requires one to implement lessons in physical sacrifice, patience, and most importantly, complete submission to the One Above. Prior to undertaking any journey one needs to make preparations to make the most of the experience and to equip oneself with the best strategies to deal with any challenges that may arise.
In the spirit of the Hajj season, livehajj.tv in association with ATN Bangla (SKY 827) will have a number of Hajj programmes that have been created with our viewers in mind. Our team is working tirelessly to bring you a variety of uplifting, heart rendering and educational programmes. Our live coverage of Hajj from Makkah and Madinah will be at the heart of our programming, every day for two weeks from 10.30pm till 1.00am, from Sunday 6th October till Sunday 19th October, 1 Dhul-Hijjah till 14 Dhul Hijjah, In-Sha’Allah.
My prayers are with those that are undertaking this spiritual journey of a lifetime. May Allah make it easy for you and accept your Hajj. For those of us who are not performing Hajj in 2013, there are still abundant ways to make the most of this blessed time and In-Sha’Allah, we will have the opportunity in the coming years.
Praise be to Allah, we thank Him, seek His Help and His forgiveness.
Councillor Shahed Ali.