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Guide to Hajj: How to Make `Umrah

Hajj Guide: How to Perform 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 …

Allah's Guests: Are You Ready for Hajj

Allah's Guests: Are You Ready for Hajj?

Hajj is an amazing journey. It’s physically and psychologically challenging, a ritual in self-purification and a rehearsal for the Day of Judgment. Despite the challenges, upon the completion of their Hajj, many people describe feeling a sense of peace unlike any other. Unfortunately, not everyone who goes for Hajj attains this peace. Some people come …

Hajj Guide: How to Perform Hajj (Part 2/3)

Hajj Guide: What to Do on the Day of `Eid (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: 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 …

Stoning Pillars During Hajj: Did Devils Turn into Stone

Stoning Pillars During Hajj: Did Devils Turn into Stone?

Salam Dear Safwaan, Thank you for your questions and for contacting Ask About Islam. Throwing pebbles at the three stone pillars in Mina is a ritual of the pilgrimage (hajj); and it is based on a historical event from the life of Prophet Abraham (in Arabic, Ibrahim). We read in the Quran how God Almighty …



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