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People's Attitude in their Reception of RamadanCommon Errors in Hajj and UmrahMistakes in spending the night at Muzdalifah

In their reception of Ramadan people are divided into two categories: The first category: Those who are happy with this month and feel quite pleased with its coming for the following..

First: Errors Related to Ihram: Some pilgrims bypass the designated Station of ihram on their route without either being in Ihram or entering into ihram there, proceeding until they..

Some pilgrims are negligent when it comes to scrutinizing the boundaries of Muzdalifah and this may result in them spending the night outside its boundaries, though spending the..

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Mistakes in the Farewell Tawaaf

Staying in Makkah after the Farewell Tawaaf (circumambulation). In such a case, the last of the pilgrim's deeds will not be the Tawaaf.    Leaving Makkah before making the Farewell Tawaaf, which is one of the obligatory actions of Hajj.    Some pilgrims make Sa‘y  after Tawaaf believing that the Farewell Tawaaf requires Sa‘y . The valid approach, however, is that the Farewell Tawaaf does not require Sa‘y . .. More

Mistakes in hastening the departure from Mina

Some pilgrims think that what is meant by the two days in the verse (which means): {Then whoever hastens [his departure] in two days…} [Quran 2:203] are the Day of ‘Eed and the next day. This is a mistake, because they are in fact the 11th and 12th days of Thul-Hijjah.    Some pilgrims who hasten their departure from Mina head towards Makkah to perform the Farewell Tawaaf (circumambulation) and then return to throw the pebbles. By doing.. More

Common errors related to Hajj

First: Errors related to Ihraam: Some pilgrims bypass the designated Meeqaat (Station of Ihraam) on their route without either being in Ihraam or entering into Ihraam there, proceeding until they reach Jeddah or some other place within the precincts of the Meeqaats, at which they enter into Ihraam.  This is against the command of Allah’s Messenger sallallaahu alayhi wa sallam, which stipulates that every pilgrim should enter into Ihraam at the Meeqaat which lies on.. More

Mistakes in the two Rak‘ahs of Tawaaf

1.     Some pilgrims think that it is obligatory to perform two Rak‘ahs (units of prayer) directly behind or near the Station of Ibraaheem (Abraham), may Allah exalt his mention, and they overcrowd to do so. Nevertheless, this is an act of Sunnah (tradition) that can be done if possible. Otherwise, it is permissible to perform these two Rak‘ahs at any place in Al-Masjid Al-Haraam (the Sacred Mosque).    2.    .. More

Mistakes in Tawaaf (circumambulating the Ka‘bah)

·        To express one's intention verbally when the pilgrim starts Tawaaf. The correct manner is that the intention is made in the heart and there is no need to express it verbally. ·        Circumambulating from within the Hijr (the semi-circular area adjacent to the Ka'bah). This is a great mistake, because Tawaaf is not deemed valid unless it encompasses the entire Ka‘bah. One.. More

Mistakes in Ihraam

Worshipping Allah The Almighty alone is the purpose of our existence and the sole means of attaining happiness and felicity in the two worlds. The more efforts the slave exerts in worshipping Allah The Almighty and the more perfectly he fulfills his acts of worship, the closer he gets to Allah The Almighty. As a result, Allah The Almighty will love him, bring him closer to Him and raise his ranks in the most exalted of company and places. Before undertaking any act of worship.. More

Mistakes in the Intention

Some people change the intention after starting the rituals of Hajj or ‘Umrah. If the pilgrim intends to perform Hajj on behalf of himself, he will not be permitted to change his intention afterwards, like intending to perform Hajj on behalf of his father or mother.   Some pilgrims start the Hajj rituals and then abandon it without completing it. The correct manner, however, is that the person who intends to perform Hajj or ‘Umrah and assumes.. More

Mistakes in Throwing the Pebbles

·        Some pilgrims wash the pebbles before throwing them. This is not from the Sunnah (tradition); rather, it is an innovated matter in religion. ·        Throwing the pebbles of the three Jamrahs (pillars) during the Days of Tashreeq before the sun declines from the middle of the sky. This is impermissible because the Prophet, sallallaahu ‘alayhi wa sallam, threw the pebbles only.. More

Mistakes in spending the night at Mina

  1.       Some pilgrims neglect asking about the boundaries of Mina and might unintentionally stay outside them. 2.       Some pilgrims take the matter lightly and stay outside the boundaries of Mina through sheer negligence. 3.       Some pilgrims combine the prayers at Mina. This contradicts the Sunnah (tradition) because the Prophet, sallallaahu ‘alayhi wa sallam, performed.. More

Inauthentic Hadeeths related to Hajj

Hajj is one of the pillars of Islam and one of its great foundations. There are many authentic Hadeeths (narrations) indicating the virtue as well as the relevant rulings of Hajj. Some of these Hadeeths are mentioned in our article titled "The Virtues of Hajj and ‘Umrah". In this article, we try to collect the Hajj-related Hadeeths that are ranked as inauthentic by the scholars in order not to be falsely attributed to the Prophet, sallallaahu ‘alayhi wa sallam... More

Mistakes in Sa‘y (Walking between As-Safa and Al-Marwah)

·        Raising one's hands as one does in prayer upon ascending As-Safa or Al-Marwah. The Sunnah (tradition), however, is to raise them as the one who supplicates Allah The Almighty does, praise Allah, exalt Him and supplicate while facing the direction of the Ka‘bah. ·        Jogging or walking fast between the two mountains of As-Safa and Al-Marwah in every round. This is a mistake,.. More

Mistakes in Slaughtering the Sacrificial Animal

Giving the value of the sacrificial animal as charity instead of slaughtering it. This does not free one from liability. Slaughtering the sacrificial animal before the day of ‘Eed. It is obligatory to slaughter at the prescribed fixed time which is the day of ‘Eed. Throwing the sacrificial animal after slaughtering it and this implies wasting the blessing of Allah The Almighty. Rather, the pilgrim is required to present that animal to the poor and the needy. The.. 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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