• 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...

    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...

    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...

    On the second day of Hajj, known as Yawm al-Arafat (the Day of Arafat) or Yawm al-Wuquf (the Day of Standing), pilgrims to travel to the plain of Arafat where they combine Dhuhr and Asr prayers and engage in Wuquf, the...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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 Marwa, located adjacent to the Kaaba in Masjid...

    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...

    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...

    Halq (Arabic: الحلق) refers to the act of shaving the entire head and Taqsir (Arabic: التقصير) involves trimming the hair on the head by at least an inch. Performing Halq or Taqsir is the Wajib (obligatory) act that...

    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...

    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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