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  • Hajj Guide

    Hajj is the fifth pillar of Islam and should be undertaken once in a Muslim’s lifetime. Find out how to perform Hajj here.

    Hajj (Arabic: حج), the pilgrimage to Makkah, is one of the five pillars of Islam, the others being the profession of faith, prayer, fasting and charity. It should be undertaken once in a Muslim’s lifetime, providing health and means permit.

    Contents1 Crowds2 Days of Hajj3 Transport4 Walking5 Accommodation6 Sleeping7 Food8 Boundaries9 Facilities9.1 Mosques9.2 Medical Facilities9.3 Toilet & Washing Facilities9.4 Telephone10 Checklist Crowds On average, two million people from around...

    Days of Hajj

    This first day of Hajj is known as Yawm al-Tarwiyah (the Day of Quenching Thirst). It was given this name because on this day, the early pilgrims were instructed to drink a lot of water and fill their containers in preparation for the long journey...

    Contents1 Fajr in Mina2 Fasting3 Takbir al-Tashreeq4 Ghusl for the Day of Arafat5 Travelling to Arafat5.1 Walking6 Arrival in Arafat7 Dhuhr and Asr Salah in Arafat8 The Prophet’s Final Sermon at Arafat9 After Salah until Sunset10 Wuquf al-Arafat11...

    Contents1 The Prophet ﷺ at Muzdalifah2 Arrival at Muzdalifah3 Maghrib & Isha Salah4 Women, Children, the Elderly & Infirm5 Collecting Pebbles6 The Night7 Fajr Salah & Wuquf8 Leaving for Mina9 Summary of Day 2 The name Muzdalifah is...

    Contents1 Rituals in Mina2 Rami of Jamarah al-Aqaba2.1 Walking to the Jamarat2.2 Pelting the Jamarat2.3 After Pelting3 Hady 3.1 Where to Perform Hady4 Halq / Taqsir5 Tawaf al-Ziyarah5.1 Travelling to Makkah5.2 Performing Tawaf al-Ziyarah5.3 Sa’i of...

    Contents1 Day 4: 11th of Dhul Hijjah2 Rami of all Jamarat2.1 Timing2.2 After Pelting3 Day 5: 12th of Dhul Hijjah4 Leaving for Makkah4.1 Wadi al-Muhassab5 Day 6: 13th of Dhul Hijjah6 Tawaf al-Wida (Tawaf al-Sadr)6.1 Timing6.2 Performing Tawaf al-Wida...

    Rites of Hajj

    Tawaf (Arabic: طواف) is one of the principal rites of the pilgrimage and refers to circumambulating or walking in circles around the Kaaba in an anti-clockwise motion. Seven complete circuits, with each one starting and ending at the Hajar al-Aswad...

    Sa'i (Arabic: السعي) is one of the integral rites of Hajj and Umrah and refers to the ritual of walking back and forth seven times between the two small hills of Safa and Marwah, located adjacent to the Kaaba in Masjid al-Haram.

    Rami al-Jamarat (Arabic: رمي الجمرات; meaning "stoning of the Jamarat"), sometimes referred to as the "Stoning of the Devil" is a rite carried out by Hajj pilgrims whereby small pebbles are thrown at three stone structures in Mina. The act of...

    Hady (Arabic: هدي), also known as Damm al-Shukr (Arabic:دم الشكر), is an animal sacrifice carried out by pilgrims on the 10th of Dhul Hijjah. It is Wajib for those performing Hajj al-Tamattu and Hajj al-Qiran and Sunnah for those performing Hajj al...

    Halq refers to the act of shaving the entire head and Taqsir is the act of trimming the hair on the head by at least an inch. Performing Halq or Taqsir is the Wajib (obligatory) act that must be performed in order to leave the state of Ihram.

    Ihram (Arabic: إحرام) refers to the sacred state a pilgrim must enter before carrying out the rites of Hajj and Umrah. The pilgrim must enter into this state after cleansing the body, wearing the prescribed attire and making the intention, before...

    When a mistake is made during Hajj or Umrah, Fidyah (expiation) is required to atone for the mistake. By offering Fidyah, you are making amends for shortcomings during Hajj or Umrah.

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