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Dhul-Hijjah 8: Why It Is Called Day of Tarwiyah

Today, Dhul-Hijjah 8 (Friday, June 14, 2024), is the first day of Hajj rituals.

This day is called Yawm at-Tarwiyah or the day of preparing water or water collection.

Rituals of Dhul-Hijjah 8

If you are performing tamattu` Hajj, put on your ihram clothing again and make the intention of Hajj saying “Labbayka Allahuma Hajjan” (O Allah, I answer Your call by performing Hajj.)

Now you are ready to undertake the rituals of Hajj. Pilgrims who perform ifrad or qiran Hajj are already in the state of ihram so they skip this step.

On the morning of Dhul-Hijjah 8, all pilgrims go to Mina where they spend the rest of the day and the night, performing five prayers there, namely Zhuhr, Asr, Maghrib, Isha and the Fajr of Dhul-Hijjah 9, shortening the prayers of Zhuhr, Asr, and Isha to two rakahs.

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Join Sheikh Yasir Birjas as he explains the reason behind calling Dhul-Hijjah 8, the Day of Tarwiyah. He also elaborates on what the Prophet (peace and blessings be upon him) did during this day. Also, an interesting story involving two great companions, Uthman and Abdullah ibn Masud, is recounted.