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  • The rulings of Ishtiraat (stipulation) in Hajj or ‘Umrah (lesser pilgrimage)

    Question What is the manner of Talbiyah (the Hajj-related chant) that a pilgrim should say so that in case he is prevented from completing the rituals, he ends his Ihraam (ritual consecration) without having to offer a sacrificial animal? If one is prevented and he ends the state of Ihraam, is he required to make up for Hajj? Is there a certain wording.. More

  • Dedicating the reward of ‘Umrah (lesser pilgrimage) to more than one deceased person

    Question I will perform ‘Umrah for the sixth time soon In shaa’ Allah (if Allah wills). I intend to dedicate its reward to a close friend's mother-in-law, who recently died. The question is, will I be rewarded after dedicating the reward to the deceased? Is it permissible to dedicate the reward of an ‘Umrah to more than one deceased.. More

  • Husband has no right to forbid wife from obligatory Hajj

    Question A woman wants to perform the obligatory Hajj from her own money and actually started the procedures of travel. Her husband did not command her not to go but he expressed his dissatisfaction with her Hajj. He wants to take that money from her. It should be taken into consideration that that husband has never provided for his wife since they.. More

  • Casting the Jamrah (stone pillar) with eight pebbles

    Question During Hajj, when I came to casting the pebbles, I doubted the number of pebbles which I had cast in the pit. So, I considered the lesser number in order to be sure that they were seven. When I cast the pebbles of the next Jamrah and counted the total number of pebbles, I discovered that eight pebbles were thrown at the first Jamrah, because.. More

  • The due time of the Farewell Tawaaf (circumambulation)

    Question Is it permissible to perform the Farewell Tawaaf two days before I leave Makkah, given that I frequent the Ka‘bah and pray there after the Farewell Tawaaf? Answer All perfect praise be to Allah, the Lord of the worlds. I testify that there is none worthy of worship except Allah, and that Muhammad, sallallaahu ‘alayhi wa sallam,.. More

  • Not all types of debt take precedence over Hajj

    Question How do we resolve the seeming contradiction between the statement that paying back the debt takes precedence over Hajj and the Hadeeth in which the Prophet, sallallaahu ‘alayhi wa sallam, said: “The debt of Allah is worthier to be paid back.” What should a Muslim give precedence to, the debt to people or the debt to Allah?.. More

  • Some rulings about shaving and shortening hair

    Question To end the state of Ihraam (ritual consecration), one is required to shave or shorten his hair. I would like to ask the following relevant questions: 1- Is the head hair meant only? Or does the command include hair of other bodily parts? Is the evidence behind specifying the head hair the verse in which Allah The Exalted Says (what means):.. More

  • It is recommended to eat, to gift and to present as charity from the sacrificial animal

    Question Should a pilgrim who performs the Tamattu‘ Hajj distribute the whole sacrificial animal to the poor? Or should it be distributed as the Udh’hiyah (the ‘Eed sacrifice): a third for the poor, a third as gifts and a third for the one who sacrifices as well as his family? Is it valid if the pilgrim does not attend the slaughtering.. More

  • Slaughtering the sacrificial animal after the days of Tashreeq

    Question I have performed the obligation of Hajj many years ago. I paid in advance the price of the Udh’hiyah (the ‘Eed sacrifice) along with the Hajj expenses. Mistakenly and ignorantly, however, I received the receipt for the Udh’hiyah after the end of the rituals. I do not know whether I indeed offered the Udh’hiyah or not... More

  • Traveling to Madeenah intending to visit the Prophet's grave

    Question What is the Sharee‘ah ruling on a person who goes to Madeenah under the pretext of performing prayer in the Masjid (Mosque) of the Prophet, sallallaahu ‘alayhi wa sallam, when he actually intends to visit his grave? Answer All perfect praise be to Allah, the Lord of the worlds. I testify that there is none worthy of worship.. More

  • The Sunnah is to stop the Talbiyah (Hajj related chant) upon entering Al-Masjid Al-Haraam and starting Tawaaf (circumambulation of the Ka’bah)

    Question I have been endowed with the blessing of living in the neighborhood of Al-Masjid Al-Haraam (the Grand Mosque in Makkah), may Allah preserve it for all the Muslims. I noticed that some of those who perform ‘Umrah (lesser pilgrimage) raise their voices quite loud when they enter Al-Masjid Al-Haraam with Talbiyah or supplication, to the.. More

  • A child's guardian is to do the rituals he is unable to do on his behalf

    Question With the spread of Swine Flu, are the children who are 4-8 years old required to perform Tawaaf (circumambulation of the Ka’bah) and Sa‘y (walking between Mounts As-Safa and Al-Marwah)? Answer All perfect praise be to Allah, the Lord of the worlds. I testify that there is none worthy of worship except Allah, and that Muhammad,.. More

  • Enjoining good and forbidding evil during Tawaaf (circumambulation) is permissible and not considered argumentation

    Question During Tawaaf, I saw a pilgrim near me kicking another. I stopped him with my hand and said to him, "Why are you doing that to your brother?" Thereupon, without saying a word, he attempted to smack me on my face with his shoe. I said to him, "Sufficient for me is Allah and He is the Best Disposer of affairs." He then drew.. More

  • The Sharee‘ah ruling on borrowing for Hajj

    Question A person borrowed money from his family members in order to pay for his Hajj expenses and intends to pay the money back before going to Hajj. He borrowed the money because he did not have the sum at the time when he was asked to pay it to the concerned authorities. What is the ruling? Answer All perfect praise be to Allah, the Lord of.. More

  • Wetting the Ihraam (ritual consecration) clothes with juice does not invalidate the Ihraam

    Question I assumed Ihraam from the Meeqaat (designated point to enter Ihraam). Later on, my friend spilled juice on my Ihraam clothes. Does this invalidate my Ihraam? Am I required to expiate for this? Answer All perfect praise be to Allah, the Lord of the worlds. I testify that there is none worthy of worship except Allah, and that Muhammad, sallallaahu.. More

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