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Common Mistakes When Chanting Talbiyah

Are you performing Hajj this year? Certainly, you would like to have an acceptable Hajj and to perfect your rituals as much as possible.

One of the dimensions you need to consider is to avoid common mistakes in the different stages of Hajj. In this series, we draw to your attention to some of these mistakes.

This part lists some common mistakes during Talbiyah.

1- To neglect chanting Talbiyah or uttering it in a low voice. This contradicts the Prophetic Sunnah, because the Prophet (peace and blessing be upon him) clarified that men are to chant Talbiyah in a loud voice, while women have to utter it in a low voice.

2- It is a common mistake not to contemplate the meaning of the words of Talbiyah. These words denote complete submission to Allah and compliance with His orders, turning unto Him with both hope and fear.

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So, a pilgrim should contemplate on the words of Talbiyah in order to pronounce them with full sincerity and awareness of their meaning from the bottom of one’s heart.

3- Some people consider it necessary to take a guide who pronounces the words of Talbiyah loudly and they are to repeat after him.

This, in fact, was not reported in the Prophetic Sunnah, and there is no evidence on it. It also contradicts the authentic practice of the Prophet’s Companions (may Allah be pleased with them all).