hajj

Bismillah-hir Rahman-nir Raheem (in the Name of Allah, the Beneficent, the Merciful)

May Allah Accept the Hajj of all the Muslims

Hajj is something exceptional. It’s a once in a lifetime pilgrimage, a journey that really opens your eyes, tests your character and humbles you before our Lord. May the millions of Muslims who attend Hajj this year have their pilgrimage accepted by Allah.

 

Steps for Hajj At-Tamattu (Umrah and Hajj with a break in between)

  1. Make intention. Pay all your debts. Redress any wrongs you committed against others. Write your will.
  2. If you are a sister, ensure that you have a mahram to travel with you.
  3. Perform ghusl before setting off on your journey.
  4. When you reach the Meeqat put on your IHRAM clothes. Make intention for Hajj At-Tamattu – you will perform UMRAH first. The Rules for Ihram apply.
  5. Start to repeat the talbiyah – men must say this out loud; women say this quietly. Continue to repeat until you reach Masjid Al-Haram in Makkah.
  6. Enter Masjid Al-Haram from As-Salaam gate.
  7. Make TAWAF 7 times (Circle the Kaaba), starting from the Black Stone. Whilst making tawaf recite any dua or make dhikr. Between Rukn Yamani and the Black Stone, repeat the dua: “Our Lord! Grant us goodness in this world and goodness in the Hereafter and protect us from the torment of the Fire.”
  8. When you have finished the 7 tawaf, pray 2 rak’at behind Maqam Ibrahim.
  9. Drink Zam Zam water.
  10. Go to the Safa and Marwah area to perform Sa’ee. Praise Allah  and make Takbeer 3 times and make dua.
  11. Starting from Safa, walk towards Marwah. Mention the Name of Allah, recite Qur’an and make dua while walking. For men, walk faster between the 2 green lights. Walking from Safa to Marwah is one round – you must make 7 rounds in total.
  12. At Marwah, make dua and then walk towards Safa, to complete your second round. As before, mention the Name of Allah, recite Qur’an and make dua while walking.
  13. Keep repeating steps 11 and 12 until you complete 7 rounds. You should end up at Marwah and will have finished performing Sa’ee.
  14. For men, you should now shave or trim all the hair on your head. For women, you should cut ony a fingertip from your hair.
  15. Your Umrah is complete and your can take off your Ihram clothes. The rules for Ihram are now lifted.
  16. When the time comes, 8th Dhul-Hijjah, you will start the next steps to perform HAJJ.
  17. Put on Ihram and pray 2 rak’at.
  18. Start to repeat the talbiyah – men must say this out loud; women say this quietly. Got o Mina and continue to repeat the talbiyah until you reach Mina. You shoudl reach Mina before noon (the camps of Mina are shown below).

    TENT-CITY

  19. Pray all your prayers in MINA – you can shorten the 4 rak’at prayers to 2 rak’at but you do not combine them. Stay in Mina until the sunrise of the 9th Dhul-Hijjah.
  20. On the 9th of Dhu-Hijjah, you must leave for ‘ARAFAT, after sunrise. Keep reciting the talbiyah.
  21. You must reach the boundaries of ‘Arafat. Listen to the khutba at Masjid Nimra at noon (if possible) but remember that Masjid Nimra is outside the boundary of ‘Arafat. Pray Dhuhr and ‘Asr at ‘Arafat.

    sau_arafat2

  22. Spend the whole day within the boundaries of ‘Arafat and spend the whole day asking Allah for His Forgiveness. Make Repentance and make dua for the Muslims.
  23. After sunset, you must leave ‘Arafat and head towards Muzdalaifah. Recite the talbiyah until you reach Muzdalaifah.

    muzdalaifah

  24. On reaching Muzdalaifah, pray Maghrib and ‘Isha together (shorten the ‘Isha prayer to 2 rak’at). You must now spend the night at Muzdalaifah.
  25. It is now 10th Dhul-Hijjah (it will be Eid-Ul-Adha for everyone else who isn’t on Hajj). Pray Fajr at Muzdalaifah.
  26. Go to Mina and recite the talbiyah until you stone the Jamraat Al-‘Aqabah.

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  27. On reaching Mina, ensure that you have 7 stones for throwing at the Jamraat Al-‘Aqabah. Go to the Jamraat and throw the 7 stones (one at a time), making Takbeer with each one. There is no need to lose your temper whilst doing this – just throw calmly.
  28. After throwing the stones, this is the time for slaughtering an animal. For most people, this will have been arranged through your Hajj booking agent.

    eid-ul-adha_hajj

  29. Next, get your hair trimmed or shaved (for women, you just trim a fingertip’s length from your hair, like you did for Umrah). At this point most of the rules of Ihram are now lifted (apart from sexual intercourse, which is still prohibited). Keep on your Ihram clothes.
  30. Go to perform 7 TAWAF (TAWAF AL-IFAADAH) around the Kaaba, starting from the Black Stone.

    tawaf hajj

  31. Whilst making tawaf recite any dua or make dhikr. Between Rukn Yamani and the Black Stone, repeat the dua: “Our Lord! Grant us goodness in this world and goodness in the Hereafter and protect us from the torment of the Fire.”
  32. When you have finished the 7 tawaf, pray 2 rak’at behind Maqam Ibrahim.
  33. Drink Zam Zam water.
  34. Go to the Safa and Marwah area to perform Sa’ee. Praise Allah  and make Takbeer 3 times and make dua.
  35. Starting from Safa, walk towards Marwah. Mention the Name of Allah, recite Qur’an and make dua while walking. For men, walk faster between the 2 green lights. Walking from Safa to Marwah is one round – you must make 7 rounds in total.
  36. At Marwah, make dua and then walk towards Safa, to complete your second round. As before, mention the Name of Allah, recite Qur’an and make dua while walking.
  37. Keep repeating steps 35 and 36 until you complete 7 rounds. You should end up at Marwah and will have finished performing Sa’ee.
  38. Leave to go to Mina and spend the night in Mina. Pray in Mina, praying 2 rak’at for Isha but do not combine the prayers.
  39. It is now 11th Dhul-Hijjah. Go to the Jamraat area and, starting with the smallest jamraat (Jamraat As-Sughra), throw 7 stones (one after each other) at the jamraat – make Takbeer with each stone.

    stone_jamraat

  40. Go to the medium-sized jamraat (Jamraat Al-Wusta) and throw 7 stones (one after each other) at the jamraat – make Takbeer with each stone.
  41. Go to the largest jamraat (Jamraat Al-Kubra) and throw 7 stones (one after each other) at the jamraat – make Takbeer with each stone.
  42. Stay the night in Mina.
  43. It is now 12th Dhul-HIjjah. Go to the Jamraat area and, starting with the smallest jamraat (Jamraat As-Sughra), throw 7 stones (one after each other) at the jamraat – make Takbeer with each stone.
  44. Go to the medium-sized jamraat (Jamraat Al-Wusta) and throw 7 stones (one after each other) at the jamraat – make Takbeer with each stone.
  45. Go to the largest jamraat (Jamraat Al-Kubra) and throw 7 stones (one after each other) at the jamraat – make Takbeer with each stone.
  46. Stay the night in Mina.
  47. It is now 13th Dhul-Hijjah. Go to the Jamraat area and, starting with the smallest jamraat (Jamraat As-Sughra), throw 7 stones (one after each other) at the jamraat – make Takbeer with each stone.
  48. Go to the medium-sized jamraat (Jamraat Al-Wusta) and throw 7 stones (one after each other) at the jamraat – make Takbeer with each stone.
  49. Go to the largest jamraat (Jamraat Al-Kubra) and throw 7 stones (one after each other) at the jamraat – make Takbeer with each stone.
  50. Your Hajj is now complete and your Ihram can be taken off. All rules for Ihram are now lifted except for the prohibition of sexual intercourse.
  51. Now go to Makkah.

    tawaf

  52. You should perform the Farewell Tawaf (TAWAF Al-WIDAA) around the Kaaba. Perform 7 TAWAF around the Kaaba, starting from the Black Stone.
  53. Whilst making tawaf recite any dua or make dhikr. Between Rukn Yamani and the Black Stone, repeat the dua: “Our Lord! Grant us goodness in this world and goodness in the Hereafter and protect us from the torment of the Fire.”
  54. When you have finished the 7 tawaf, pray 2 rak’at behind Maqam Ibrahim.
  55. Drink Zam Zam water.
  56. After completing the Tawaf Al-Widaa, the rules of Ihram are now fully lifted.
  57. It is recommended to leave Makkah shortly after completing the Farewell Tawaf.

 

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