INTRODUCTION TO HAJJ

INTRODUCTION TO HAJJ

This is section contains a brief discussion of Hajj – its virtues, benefits and a little about its rulings. According to the correct view, Hajj was made obligatory in 9AH, the year of the Delegations (al-Wufood), in which Soorat Aal ‘Imraan was revealed, in which...
WHY IS HAJJ OBLIGATORY?

WHY IS HAJJ OBLIGATORY?

“Verily the first house (of worship) appointed for mankind was that at Bakka (Makkah), full of blessing and guidance for Al-Aalameen (mankind and jinn)”  In it are manifest signs (for example) the Maqaam (place / station) of Ibraaheem; whosoever enters it, he attains...
TYPES OF HAJJ

TYPES OF HAJJ

Types of Hajj: There are three types or methods of performing Hajj. The type you choose will depend on: 1.    Whether you live in Makkah or not. 2.    Whether you wish to perform ‘Umrah along with Hajj. 3.    Or whether you are desirous of offering an animal for...
WHAT TO TAKE or WHAT NOT TO TAKE!

WHAT TO TAKE or WHAT NOT TO TAKE!

WHAT TO TAKE? In this check list, all the suggested items to take with you are summarized.  Some items are obvious ones that a person normally takes on a trip.  However, We have listed them for the less experienced travellers. A small pocket-size Qur’aan.  There are...
WHO SHOULD GO?

WHO SHOULD GO?

Who Should Go? Allaah does not wish to make things difficult for the Muslims.  Apart from the duty being Fardh (compulsory) only once in a lifetime, there are certain other conditions that have to be met for one to be eligible; 1. To be Muslim 2. To have attained...
WHEN SHOULD ONE GO?

WHEN SHOULD ONE GO?

When Should One Go? One should expedite the performance of Hajj and should not delay it once the above mentioned conditions are satisfied. It is reported on the authority of ‘Abdullah bin ‘Abbaas that the Prophet said: [Expedite the performance of the duty...
IHRAM FOR HAJJ & UMRAH

IHRAM FOR HAJJ & UMRAH

Ihram for Hajj & Umrah Its Regulations: The rites of Umrah and Hajj begin by entering into the state of Ihraam. For men it is very apparent as they have a specific garment to wear. It is two clean white unfitted pieces of cloth.  The lower part of the Ihraam is...
HOW TO PERFORM HAJJ?

HOW TO PERFORM HAJJ?

STEP ONE: Preparations for adopting Ihraam Clip all nails. Remove the pubic and arm hairs. Do not shave/trim the beard (Men). Perform Ghusl. Apply perfume to the body (Men). STEP TWO: 1. At the Meeqaat: Change into Ihraam (2 pieces for men). Say: “Labayk-al-laa Hum-ma...
HOW TO PERFORM UMRAH

HOW TO PERFORM UMRAH

Introduction: When you reach the prescribed station (Al-meeqat), make Ghusl (a full washing of the whole body) as you do in Janaabat (impurity cause of sexual intercourse or ejaculation etc.) if it is possible. Use the best perfume you can afford, then afterwards put...
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