Hajj And Umrah

HAJJ In The Light Of Quran And Sunnah

Hajj In The Light Of Quran And Sunnah

There are three types of Hajj:
1. Hajj-e- Tamatt’u
2. Hajj-e- Qiraan
3. Hajj-e- Ifraad

Note: In general, Indian pilgrims usually perform Hajj-e-Tamatt’u, in this book we discussed only about the Hajj-e-Tamatt’u.

For performing Hajj-e-Tamatt’u, it is mandatory to perform Umrah, so you can perform Umrah as mentioned above and then put off your Ihram.

Following is the procedure to perform Hajj-e-Tamatt’u:

Intention for Hajj

1. Put on your Ihram in Makkah from your place on 8 th of Zil Hijjah (Yaum ut Tarwiyah).1

2. Before putting on Ihram, bath (Ghusl) and apply perfume on your body.2

Note: But after wearing Ihram, one should not apply perfume and Women should neither apply perfume on the Ihram nor on the body.

3. With the intention of Hajj say these words “Allaahumma Labbaika Hajjan” (O Allaah, Here I am, for ‘Hajj)3

1Sahih Muslim – 1184
2 Sunan At Tirmizi – 830, Sahih Muslim – 1189
3 Sahih Muslim – 1232

4. Now say the Talbiyah loudly “Labbaika Allaahumma Labbaika, labbaika laa Sharika laka Labbaika Innal Hamda wan Ne’mata laka wal Mulk Laa Shareeka lak” (Here I am, O Allaah, here I am. Here I am, You have no partner, here I am. Verily all praise and blessings are Yours, and all sovereignty, You have no partner)1

5. Read this Dua one time: “Allaahumma Hajjatun La Riya-a Feeha Wala Sum’ah” (O Allaah the intention of my Hajj is neither to show off to any one nor to gain any popularity).2


6. After reaching Mina, offer Zohar Salah and all other Salah on respective time with Qasr (Praying 4 Raka’h Salah as 2 Raka’h Salah)3


7. On the Day of Arafah after sunrise (9th Zil Hijjah), Move to Arafah after Sunrise from Mina by saying Takbeer (Allaahu Akbar), Tahleel (Laa ilaaha illAllaah ) and Talbiya.4

Virtue of Arafah: No other day other than the Day of Arafah, where a lot of slaves of Allaah will be set free from the Hell fire.5

Allah draws near, then praises them to the angels, saying: What do they want from me?6

Allaah boasts in front of the angels of the sky and says, “See my slaves have come”.7

8. It is allowed for the Pilgrims to fast on the Day of Arafah because Shaykh Albani has weakened all the hadith relating to the prohibition of fasting. 8 However, it is

1 Sahih Al Bukhari – 1550
2 Sunan Ibn Majah – 2890
3 Sahih Muslim – 1218
4 Sahih Al Muslim – 1284
5 Sahih At Targheeb – 129/2
6 Musnad Ahmad 12/42
7 Sahih Muslim – 1348
8 As Silsilah Adda’eefah 404

recommended not to fast on the day of Arafah and he has said that it will be easier for the pilgrim by not fasting on that day. Moreover, a chapter has been formed in Sahih Muslim stating that it is recommended to not fast on the Day of Arafah.1

9. If possible before entering the Arafah ground stay at “Nimrah” and then at the time of Zohar listen to the sermon (Khutaba) of Hajj by Imam and then offer Zohar and Asr Salah with one Azaan and two Iqamath in congregation with Qasar (Praying 4 Raka’h Salah as 2 Raka’h Salah).2

If it is not possible to reach and ente r the valley of Nimrah and its mosque then offer zohar and Asr Salah together with one Aazan and Two Iqamat in congregation with Qasar (Praying 4 Raka’h Salah as 2 Raka’h Salah).

10. After Zohar and Asr Salah enter the Arafah and Stand at the centre of Jabl-e – Arafah (Jabl-e-Rahmat) or (Wherever you get place).

Supplicate by Qura’nic and Prophetic Dua’s facing towards Qibla and in between say Takbeer, Tahleel and Talbiyah.3

* On this day, the following Dua’a should be read as it was read by Prophet Muhammad (صلى الله عليه وسلم ) and other Messengers of Allaah.

“Laa ilaaha illAllaahu Wahdahu Laa sharika lahu Lahul mulku wa Lahul hamdu Wahuwa ‘ala Kulli Shai-in Qadeer” (None has the right to be worshipped but Allaah alone, Who has no partner, His is the dominion and His is the praise, and He is Able to do all things).4

And this Dua’a is also proven “Innamal khairu khairul aakhirah” (All good is the good of the Hereafter)5

The people who come late to Mount Arafah, if reached Ground of Arafah before the sunrise of the 10th then one of the pillars of the hajj will be fulfilled.

If you miss the congregational Salah at the Masjid E Nimrah, it is permissible to offer the Salah either alone or in congregation.

1 Sahih Muslim – 1123
2Sahih Muslim – 1218
3Sahih Muslim – 1218, 1284
4 Sunan At Tirmizi – 3585
5 Sahih Ibn e Khuzaima – 2831

** It is not correct to think that staying at Mina in the night of 8th and 9th Zil Hijjah is Obligatory. It is rather a Sunnah. However, do not ignore it by assuming as a small act.1


11. After sunset, do not offer Magrib Salah and Start off to Muzdalifa by saying Talbiyah.2

*Before leaving Arafah, leave in the state of ablution. Moreover, if you have not reached Muzdalifah even by 12 in the night, then offer Maghrib and Isha on the way

12. After reaching Muzdalifa, offer Magrib and Isha Salah with one Azaan and Two Iqamath.3

13. Spend the night sleeping and offer the Fajar Salah of 10th Zil Hijjah a bit earlier (as soon as the Fajar time begins).4

14. After the Congregational Fajar Salah, before sunrise direct yourself towards the Qibla at Mash’arul Haram and supplicate by raising your hands. Say Takbeer, Tahleel and Repent a lot till the sun light is clearly evident.5

15. Before sunrise, patiently start off to Mina by saying Talbiyah and walk fast
through the valley of Muhassar.6 *Weak women, Old and physically challenged men can start off to Muzdalifa even after the midnight. But you can pelt the stones at devil only after the sunrise according to Shaykh Albani.7 According to another view of Shaykh Ibn Uthaymeen, pelting stones on the Jamarah is permissible even before the sun rises, based on the action of the female companion of the Prophet صلى الله عليه وسلم ,Asma (May Allah be pleased be with her.)

1 Fatawa Mashoor Al Hasan Aal Salman
2345 Sahih Muslim – 1218
6 Sunan At Tirmizi – 886
7Sahih Bukhari: 1676, Sahih Muslim: 1295

Note: In this situation, it is better to stay away from difference of opinion and the stone  should be pelted only after the sun rises. (Author)


16. On 10th Zil Hijjah go from Muzdalifa to Mina, pick up the stones while starting off from Muzdalifa. These stones can also be collected from Mina as well and stones are little bigger than the size of Peas.

Note: Washing the stones is an Innovation (Bida’ah).

A person who is unable to pelt the stones, can make someone else his agent to do it on his behalf.





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