Hajj Guide

Upon arriving at the Meeqaat with umrah package, or hajj package  preferred to perform Ghusl, which is a ritual bath, perfume oneself, but not the Ahraam, and put the two-piece garment on with no headgear. The garments should not be form-fitting. One piece to cover the upper part of the body, and the second cover the lower part. The woman’s Ihraam is any decent, loose garment that covers her entire body and that fulfills all Islamic conditions of Hijaab, while exposing her face, hands and not using any perfumes. If the time comes for obligatory prayer whilst assuming Ihraam, you should perform it. If not, you can pray two voluntary Rak’ahs after ablution.

Hajj GuideSay: “Labbayka Allaahumma Hajjan” or say: “Labbayka ‘Umratan wa Hajjan”, which is the intention for the Hajj made by the pilgrim after getting in Ahraam. Then, pilgrim repeats the prayers of Hajj, called Talbiyyah, saying: “Labbayka Allaahumma labbayk. Labbayka laa shareeka laka labbayk. Innalhamda wna-n’imata laka walmulk, laa shareek lak”.

Upon arriving at the sacred mosque in Makkah, Pilgrim should enter with right foot. Before performing Tawaaf, make sure that the sheets of Ahraam are in Idh-Dhibaa’ position, this is done exclusively during Tawaaf. Start Tawaaf from the Black stone, keeping the Ka’bah to your left. Touch the black stone by your right hand if possible, otherwise just point at it with your right hand, without harming others. Then immerse yourself in the remembrance of Allaah, and ask for forgiveness. Accelerate, during the first three rounds of Tawaaf and walk during the remaining four. This fast walking is called Ramal. If it is possible, touch the Yamani Corner with your right hand whenever you pass by it. While you are passing between the two corners, it is recommended to say: “Rabbanaa Aatinaa Fid-Dunyaa Hasanatan Wa fil-Aakhirati Hasanatan Wa Qinaa ‘Athaabannaar”. Make seven rounds around the Kaaba, starting and ending on the black stone. Read Also: Umrah Guide Performing Umrah 

Hajj Guide1After Tawaaf, cover your right shoulder again, go to Maqaam Ibraaheem and perform two Rak’ahs behind it. Ascend Mount As-Safaa. Face the Ka’bah and raise your hands in supplication. Then pray for yourself. Descend from As-Safaa and head to Al-Marwah, when you reach the two green signs, increase your speed between them and run. Then return to your normal speed until you reach Al-Marwah. After Saee, pilgrim went for hair trimming and then can come out of Ahraam.

On the 8th of Dhul-Hijjah, a Pilgrim performs Hajj At-Tamatt’u should assume Ahraam again from where he is staying. Then reach to the Mina. In Minaa, the pilgrims pray Zuhr, Asr, Maghrib and ‘Ishaa’ of the 8th and Fajr of the 9th Dhul-Hiijjah. Zuhr, Asr and ‘Ishaa’ are shortened to two Rak’ahs, but are not combined. One should increase remembrance of Allaah and to pray, and repeat Talbiyyah. On the 9th of Dhul-Hijjah, you stay in ‘Arafat until sunset. It is preferable to pray Zuhr and Asr at Arafat, shortened and combined during the time of Zuhr. After sunset, on Arafah day, quietly and zealously leave for Muzdalifah in compliance with the advice of the Prophet PBUH. In Muzdalifah, the pilgrim combines Maghrib and Ishaa prayers. Spend the night in Muzdalifah to perform the Fajr prayer of the next day.

Before sunrise, head to the Minaa to throw the pebbles. Walk calmly, repeating Talbiyyah throughout the way. When you reach Jamratul-Aqabah, stop saying Talbiyyah and stone the seven pebbles, saying: “Allaah-u-Akbar” at each throw. After stoning Jamratul-Aqabah, the pilgrim goes to slaughter his sacrifice himself or he appoints somebody else to do it. The final rite on the tenth day is to shave your head or shorten it. The farewell Tawaaf is the final rite of Hajj. When you intend to go home, go to Makkah and perform the Farewell Tawaaf around the Ka’bah.