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Sequence of the Rituals of Hajj and ‘Umrah- ISequence of the Rituals of Hajj and ‘Umrah- II Guide to Performing 'Umrah – I

On reaching the Miqaat (the location that a pilgrim should not pass without assuming Ihraam), you should take a bath and apply scent to your body, including (for men) the head and beard...

… Continued   After you perform Salah (prayer), you should face the Qiblah (direction of prayer) and pronounce Takbeer (saying "Allahu Akbar" Allah is the Greatest),..

Many texts emphasize the virtues of performing ‘Umrah (minor pilgrimage). Abu Hurayrah, may Allah be pleased with him, said that the Prophet, sallallaahu ‘alayhi wa sallam,..

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Guide to Performing 'Umrah – II

… Continued Second: It is Sunnah (Prophetic tradition) to enter the Haram mosque (or any other mosque) with the right foot first, whilst saying the following supplication, “Bismillaah, wassalaatu wassalamu ‘alaa rasoolillah. Allahumma ighfir lee waftah lee abwaaba rahmatik. (In the name of Allah, may Allah send peace upon His Messenger and exalt his mention, O Allah forgive my sins and open your gates of mercy for me).”   Third: Begin Tawaaf,.. More

Guide to Performing 'Umrah – III

… Continued Fourth: Upon finishing Tawaaf (circumambulation), men should cover their right shoulder again (from the position of Idh-Dhtibaa’) and then go behind Maqaam Ibraaheem (the place where Prophet Ibraaheem, may Allah exalt his mention, stood), if possible, and recite the verse of the Quran (which means): {Take as your place of worship the place where Ibraaheem stood}[Quran, 2: 125].Then the pilgrim should pray two Rak’ahs there. One may also pray.. More

The Rulings and Etiquettes of Visiting Madeenah-Iıııı

‎‎‎"A prayer in my mosque is better than one thousand prayers in other mosques except Al-Masjid Al-Haraam (in Makkah).”Visiting the mosque of the Prophet, sallallaahu ‘alayhi wa sallam, is an act of Sunnah (tradition) and it can be done before or after performing Hajj. It was narrated on the authority of Abu Hurayrah, may Allah be pleased with him, that ‎‎‎ ‎‎‎the Messenger of Allah, sallallaahu ‘alayhi wa sallam, said:‎&lrm.. More

The Rulings and Etiquettes of Visiting Madeenah-IIıııı

…Continued The Prophet, sallallaahu ‘alayhi wa sallam, further said to his Companions, may Allah be pleased with them:‎‎ ‎‎"Proceed )for the first row( follow me (in prayer), then those who would stand behind you should follow you. A person would keep coming late to prayer until Allah The Almighty delays him." [Muslim and Abu Daawood] ‘Aa’ishah, may Allah be pleased with her, narrated that the Prophet, sallallaahu ‘alayhi.. More

The Rulings and Etiquettes of Visiting Madeenah-IIIıııı

... Continued   Raising one's voice before the grave of the Prophet, sallallaahu ‘alayhi wa sallam, and standing there for a long time – as is done by some visitors – contradicts what is permissible. Allah The Almighty forbade the Muslims from raising their voice above the voice of the Prophet, sallallaahu ‘alayhi wa sallam, and from speaking loudly to him as they do with each other. He admonished Muslims to lower their voice before him. Allah.. More

The Rulings and Etiquettes of Visiting Madeenah-IVıııı

... Continued   Furthermore, visiting the grave of the Prophet, sallallaahu ‘alayhi wa sallam, is not obligatory and is not a condition for the validity of Hajj as some people think, but it is recommended for the one who visits the mosque of the Messenger of Allah, sallallaahu ‘alayhi wa sallam, or is near it. The person who lives far from Madeenah should not travel to visit the grave of the Prophet, sallallaahu ‘alayhi wa sallam, but it is an act.. More

Mawaaqeet (times and sites of Ihraam)

Hajj is a main pillar of Islam to which Allah The Almighty Assigned a specific time and place where it should be performed. As such, Hajj takes place during special months as referred to in (what means): {Hajj is [during] well-known months.} [Quran 2:197]. It also takes place in Holy Makkah, the Sacred City, as referred to in (what means): {Allah Has Made the Ka‘bah, the Sacred House, standing for the people.} [Quran 5:97] Moreover, Allah The Almighty Assigned certain places.. More

Hajj concessions

Relieving people of difficulty and keeping them from harm is one of the basic purposes of Sharee’ah and the Quran and Sunnah are teeming with proofs of this. Allah The Almighty Says (what means): {Allah Intends for you ease and Does not Intend for you hardship.} [Quran 2:185] {And Allah Wants to Lighten for you [your difficulties]} [Quran 4:28] {He Has Chosen you and Has not Placed upon you in the religion any difficulty.} [Quran 22:78] The Prophet, sallallaahu ‘alayhi.. More

Ruling on Hajj and conditions of its obligation

The obligation of Hajj is one of the best acts of worship that bring one closer to Allah The Almighty. It was Legislated by Allah to complete His religion. Allah The Almighty also Legislated ‘Umrah, which was mentioned in the Noble Quran right after the obligation of Hajj. Allah The Almighty Says (what means): {And complete the Hajj and ‘Umrah for Allah} [Quran 2:196] There are important rulings that pertain to these two acts of worship that should be known by the.. More

Prohibitions of Ihraam

Upon making Ihraam for Hajj or ‘Umrah, there are certain things that are forbidden as long as one is in the state of Ihraam. They are designated by Muslim scholars as “prohibitions of Ihraam” and they form three categories: prohibitions for both men and women, prohibitions for men only, and prohibitions for women only. Prohibitions for both men and women: 1.   Removing hair of the head by means of shaving or otherwise, as Allah The Almighty Says (what.. More

Hajj by proxy

Hajj is one of the best kinds of worship and the greatest in reward. It was related that the Prophet, sallallaahu alayhi wa sallam, said: “(The performance of) ‘Umrah is an expiation for the sins committed (between it and the previous one). And the reward of accepted Hajj is nothing except Paradise. Whoever performs Hajj to this House (Ka'bah) and does not approach his wife for sexual relations nor commits sins (while performing Hajj), he will come out as sinless as.. More

What is Hajj (Pilgrimage)?

The word Hajj, linguistically, means heading to a place for the sake of visiting; in Islamic terminology, it implies heading to Makkah to observe the rituals of pilgrimage. Hajj is obligated by Allah upon every Muslim, male and female, who is physically and financially capable. It is obligatory only once during the lifetime of a Muslim. Allah Almighty Says (what means): “…And [due] to Allah from the people is a pilgrimage to the House – for whoever is able.. More

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Glossary of Hajj and Umrah terms

Abtah: A place formed after flood, which is usually level and containing no pebbles or stones. The term is given to every place that becomes leveled by a water stream. It is also Al-Abtah, Al-Bat-haa... More

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