Arafah Package for non-Pilgrims

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The 9th of Dhul Hijjah is popularly known as the Day of Arafah.

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A Presentation for All

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By the grace of Allah I got an opportunity to address a learned audience in the blessed days of Dhul Hijjah. Thought of sharing the presentation here. Continue reading

Hajj and Umrah

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1. Why is Hajj so important to Muslims?

Hajj is an important pillar of Islam. It is obligatory on every Muslim, if he or she is in good health and can afford it. Going to Makkah  and doing the Tawaf of Ka’bah is the dream of every Muslim.

2. Where do Muslims do Hajj?

Muslims do Hajj in Makkah and adjoining places.

3. Name the places the Hujjaj go to during Hajj. Describe briefly what they do there.

1. Masjid al Haram: Hujjaj do the Tawaf of Ka’bah seven times.

2. Sa’iy: Muslims walk fast back and forth seven times between two hills called As-Safa and Al Marwah.

3. Mina: Hujjah go to Mina on the 8th day of Dhul Hijjah to spend their time praying, making du’aa and dhikr, and reading Qur’an.

4. Arafah: Hujjaj go to this place and stay there from morning till sunset on the 9th day of Dhul Hijjah. They make du’aa, seek forgiveness for their sins, read Qur’an, offer prayers and listen to the Arafah speech.

5. Muzdalifah: After sunset, the Hujjaj leave Arafah and go to Muzdalifah. They pray Maghrib and Isha and spend their night here. They also sacrifice animal on this day.

6. Mina: In the morning, Hujjaj leave Muzdalifah and go back to Mina taking with them pebbles to throw at the three Jamraats.

7. Masjid al Haram: Hujjaj finally go to the grand mosque to perform the main Tawaf of Hajj called the Tawaf-ul-Ifadah.

4. What does throwing stones at the Jamrat symbolize?

It symbolizes the action of Prophet Ibraheem (alaihis salam) when shaytan tried to stop him in three places on his way to sacrifice his son, Ismaeel. He threw stones at shaytan to get him out of his way. The Hujjaj remember that they should never follow the shaytan’s way.

5. What is the first thing the Hujjaj do in Hajj? And what is the last thing?

Tawaf of Ka’bah is the first and the last thing the Hujjah do. Subhanallaah!

How to Perform Umrah

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Steps in Hajj and Umrah

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Some Basic Terms/Different types of Hajj:

Tamattu’ HajjTamattu` means performing `Umrah during the Hajj season, and on the Day of Tarwiah a pilgrim gets into the state of Ihram for Hajj.Anyone intending to perform a Tamattu“ Hajj should, on approaching the Miqat, make intention for `Umrah.After fulfilling the Hajj rituals, one should offer a sacrificial animal. Qiran HajjIn this type of Hajj, a pilgrim should declare his intention to perform both Hajj and `Umrah together.Only when he throws at the Jamrah of Al-`Aqabah, gets his hair shaved or cut that he can put off his Ihram.However, he should offer a sacrificial animal. Ifraad HajjIn the Miqat, a pilgrim of Ifrad Hajj declares his intention for Hajj only.He maintains his Ihram up to the Day of Sacrifice. No offering is required from him. UmrahIn Arabic the word `Umrah is derived from I`timar which means a visit. However, `Umrah technically means paying a visit to Ka`bah, performing Tawaf  [Circumambulation] around it, walking between Safa and Marwah seven times.A performer of `Umrah puts off his Ihram by having his hair shaved or cut.

 Steps in Hajj and Umrah:

Steps in

Tamattu’ Hajj
[16 steps]

Steps in

Qiran Hajj
[13 Steps]

Steps in

Ifrad Hajj
[12 Steps]

Steps in

Umrah
[4 Steps]

1. The Miqats 1. The Miqats 1. The Miqats 1. The Miqats
2. Arrival Tawaf 2. Arrival Tawaf 2. Arrival Tawaf 2. Arrival Tawaf
3. Sa`i 3. Sa`i 3. Sa`i 3. Sa`i
4. Haircut
5. Ihram
6. Mina 6. Mina 6. Mina
7. `Arafah 7. `Arafah 7. `Arafah
8. Muzdalifah 8. Muzdalifah 8. Muzdalifah
9. Jamrah of Al-`Aqabah 9. Jamrah of Al-`Aqabah 9. Jamrah of Al-`Aqabah
10. Slaughtering 10. Slaughtering
11. Shaving or Haircut 11. Shaving or Haircut 11. Shaving or Haircut 11. Shaving or Haircut
12. Ifadah Tawaf 12. Ifadah Tawaf 12. Ifadah Tawaf
13. Sa`i
14. Mina 14. Mina 14. Mina
15. Throwing pebbles at Jamrahs 15. Throwing pebbles at Jamrahs 15. Throwing pebbles at Jamrahs
16. Farewell Tawaf 16. Farewell Tawaf 16. Farewell Tawaf