How to Perform Hajj?
How to Perform Hajj?
Not to take the animal for sacrifice, while leaving with the intention to
Before leaving home to use fragrance free oil.
Purified is that Divine Entity which gave us control and authority over this
carrier (carriage) although we could not have brought it under our control:
and indeed we have to return to our Supreme Lord. O, Allah! We seek from
you, in this journey, the virtues and piety; and ask for such acts as
approved and liked by You. O, Allah! make this journey comfortable and short
for us. O, Allah! You (our) the Companion in the journey, and the Custodian
of our family. O, Allah! I seek, from the discomfort of the journey, from
bad happenings and scenes, and from bad days, when in the midst of the
family and wealth, Your refuge and protection.
For Iraqis the Zaat-e-Arq.
For the Egyptians Hajfa.
Those residing in between these Miqats and Makka-e-Moazzamah, should wear
"Ahram" in their own locality (town, district etc); those living in
Makka-e-Moazzamah from Makka-e-Moazzamah; and living and residing at places,
other than those mentioned above, should wear "Ahram" from those Miqats,
which happen to be on their way to the holy place.
After having reached at Miqat to wash head with Khatmi (Khatmi is a sort of
plant with pink flowers grown in marshy land) and put some oil on the head.
Then to take bath.
If wearing a saffron mixed perfume, then wash that for three times.
Then to use the best available perfume on head and beard.
Then the man should take two such sheets which have not been scented with
any saffron mixed perfume; and then to get attired in an "Ahram" with both
sheets; with one to cover the head and upper body; and with the other make
"Tehband" wear around the waist.
To put on slippers, but not to wear any clothes except the two sheets;
neither tie an Amama, nor wear a cap, nor wear socks.
A woman may wear ornaments and all sorts of costumes.
But the woman neither to hide face, nor wear gloves.
Both, man and woman not to wear any dress coloured with saffron and "Vars".
While wearing "Ahram" if any shine or trace of perfume is in head or beard,
or fragrance of perfume is being felt from head or beard then it is all
fair, and there is nothing wrong in it.
Immediately, after having tied the Ahram to say:
Then facing towards Qibla to say:
(Sunan Behqi, Sanad Saheeh)
i.e. say these words:
Translation: O, Allah! I am present. I am present for Umrah(3) or say
these words twice:
Translation: I am present, O, my Allah! I am present; I am present,
there is none, who is partner to You. Indeed all praise and goodness is for
You, and the Kingdom too belongs to You; there is none who is partner to
(Ibn-e-Majah, Sanad Saheeh)
Then the same day.
From the direction of height, that after entering in "Batha", and passing
from "Sanital Alia" and "Kada'A" enter into Makka-e- Moazzamah.
MAKING A CIRCUIT OF THE HOLY KA'BA.
Then to come near Hujra-e-Aswad. (Saheeh Muslim) and say:
(Musnad Imam Ahmad, Sanad Saheeh)
Then to give a kiss to Hujra-e-Aswad and if not possible to give a kiss, to
touch with the hand and kiss the hand.
it is not possible to touch even with the hand, then touch Hujra-e-Aswad
with any stick. (Saheeh Bukhari, Saheeh Muslim) and
it is not possible to touch Hujra-e-Aswad even with the stick, then point
towards Hujra-e-Aswad with any object.
Then to pull the sheet out from the right armpit and put it over the left
shoulder. (This process is called as "Iztibaa") and keep the left shoulder
Then to make a circuit around the Ka'ba. To start the circuit from the right
side. While making the circuit, the Ka'ba should be on the left side. Then
to cover the distance between Hujra-e-Aswad and "Rukn-e-Yamani, by
running in a rigid and stiff manner. (This is called as Ramal), after
reaching Rukn-e-Yamani, to touch that.
Then, with normal gait, to start towards Hujra-e-Aswad.
Then in between Hujra-e-Aswad and Rukn-e-Yamaani, to recite this
Translation: O, our Supreme Lord, bless us with goodness in this
world, and the world hereafter, and protect us from the anguish and torment
Then to make another two circuits in a similar way; that is to perform
"Ramal" in the first three rounds, then complete four rounds with normal
Rest of the actions (functions) to be performed in every round, as performed
in the first round. However, in the last four rounds also cover the right
shoulder. Exposing of right shoulder is only linked to "Ramal".
When seven-7 rounds have been completed, then to come to Muqam-e-Ibrahim (the place, site, of Hazrat Ibrahim Alaihi Salaam) and to recite the supplication as under: (Saheeh Muslim)
Translation: And make the place of Ibrahim a place for offering prayers.
Then to stand in a manner so that Muqam-e-Ibrahim comes in between himself
and the holy Ka'ba.
Then to offer two rikaat of salat.
In these rikaats recite Surah:
. After the two
rikaat of salat is over, again to give a kiss to Hujra-e-Aswad; or touch
with hand or a stick, and kiss the hand or the stick, or point toward the
Aswad with some object.
Then to go to the well of the Zam Zam, drink water Zam Zam, and pour some
water on the head.
Translation: Indeed, Safa and Marwa are one of the signs of Allah; and then say as:
Translation: I begin from where Allah has begun.
Then to climb up the Safa to a height from where Ka'ba is visible. Then to
turn the face towards the Ka'ba. (Saheeh Muslim) and
Translation: There is no Supreme Lord and Worshipful save Allah
alone. None is no partner to Him; the Kingdom belongs to Him, and for Him to
be all the praise; and He is the absolute Omnipotent. Only He is to be
worshiped, and He alone is the "Remover" of all difficulties and problems;
and He honoured His promise; helped his man; and He alone defeated all the
Then to descend from Safa, and to start moving towards the Marwa; when has
reached the center of the valley, start running.
When the center of the valley is over, then to stop running; besides the
central part of the valley, at times, walk briskly, and then slowly.
Climb up the Marwa slowly; and after having reached at the top of Marwa, do
exactly what had done at Safa; and this way one round is over; after this,
in a similar way, from Marwa go to Safa; this completed the second round;
then similarly, from Safa to Marwa, then Marwa to Safa. Safa to Marwa, then
from Marwa to Safa; from Safa to Marwa, in that way the last round comes to
an end at Marwa.
To recite, praise and oneness of Allah, every time climb up the Safa and
Marwa in a way, as had done in the beginning at Safa.
SHAVING OR CUTTING OFF THE HAIR:
Women not to get their heads shaved, just a little trimming off the hair of
With the taking off "Ahram", all the restrictions linked with the "Ahram"
too are lifted.
"HAJJ": THE PILGRIMAGE TO THE MAKKAH:
The "Ameer" (Head of The State) to deliver the sermon on 7th of Zul Hijjah,
and educate regarding the rites (ceremonies) of hajj.
AHRAAM: For performing Hajj, all the precepts regarding Ahram, are
the same, as already described under the title of "Umrah"
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