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5 Questions About Hajj and `Umrah

5 Questions About Hajj and `Umrah

Only few weeks separate us from the annual season of Hajj, where Millions of Muslims from all corners of the globe gather in Makkah to perform the rituals of Hajj, the fifth pillar of Islam. Below are answers for basic questions on Hajj and `Umrah and their rituals. 1. What are Hajj and`Umrah?  Hajj and `Umrah …

3 Modes of Hajj… What Differences? (+Charts)

Did you know that Hajj is not only one type that each and every pilgrim do? In fact, it is not only one or two types of Hajj available for pilgrims to choose from. If you are planning to perform Hajj, you select one of three modes: Ifrad, Tamatu` and Qiran. The 3 modes offer …

Hajj Guide: All About Ihram

After you have made the necessary preparations – paid your debts, repented, absolved yourself of any wrongdoing toward others, etc. – you are ready to take the first step in the blessed journey: ihram. What is ihram? The word ihram is used for three meanings: 1. The two pieces of cloth worn by male pilgrims. …

Hajj Guide: How to Perform Umrah
Guide to Hajj: How to Make `Umrah

As mentioned in the article “5 Questions About Hajj and Umrah“, Umrah is the lesser pilgrimage. It involves ihram, Tawaf (circumambulating the Ka`bah), Sa`i (walking between mounts of Safa and Marwah), and shaving or cutting the hair. 1. Ihram The first steps in your Umrah are to put on the clothing of ihram and to …

Hajj Guide: How to Perform Hajj (Part 1/3)
Hajj Guide: How to Perform Hajj (Part 1/3)

The first steps in Hajj are to put on the clothing of ihram and then to make the intention of ihram at the miqat. The intention of ihram varies according to the mode of Hajj you choose. For detailed information on ihram, its etiquettes, its exact location, time limits, and its restrictions, refer to the …

Hajj Guide: What to Do on the Day of `Eid (Part 2/3)
Hajj Guide: How to Perform Hajj (Part 2/3)

As mentioned in Part 1, you may leave Muzdalifah after midnight, especially if your family is accompanying you on Hajj. If you are strong and young, you may follow the Prophet’s Sunnah, spending the whole night in Muzdalifah and praying the Fajr Prayer there. After Fajr, the Prophet headed to Al-Mash`ar Al-Haram, supplicated Allah until …

Hajj Guide: Final Days of Hajj (Part 3/3)

Part 1 | Part 2 | Part 3 After finishing the rituals of the first day of `Eid, you are done with the major rituals of Hajj – the pillars of Hajj – and therefore you are totally absolved of the state of ihram. These rituals of Hajj remain: 1. Spending two or three …

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