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The Hajj Journey 


There are three types of Hajj


Tamattu',  Qiran and Ifraad.



1) Ihram 

  • Clean yourself - Ghusal
  • Wear Ihram garments. (for women it is their normal garments, for men it is two pices of cloth sheets)
  • Make intention for Umrah
  • Recite Talbeya
  • Avoid forbidden acts of Ihram


2) Umrah: 

  • Make Tawaf around the Ka'bah
  • Pray two Rak'ah behind Maqam Ibrahim
  • Make Sa'i between Safa and Marwah
  • Trim hair or shave head and Change into normal garments. 


3) Going to Mina (noon, the 8th Zil-Hajj)

  • Put on Ihram garments again,. 
  • Make intention for Hajj
  • Remain in Mina during the Tarwiah day (The 8th day of the Zil-Hajj) and perform five prayers starting from the Dhur praer and eding with the Fajr Prayer on the day of Arafat. 


4) Going to Arafat (morning of the 9th Zil-Hajj)

  • Leave for Arafat on the morning of the 9th of Zil Hajj, and stay in Arafat until Sunset. 
  • Stay in any part of Arafat. 
  • Glorify Allah, repeat supplication, repent to Allah and ask for forgivness
  • Pray Dhuhr and Asr shortened and combined durin gthe time of Dhuhr. 


5) Going to Muzdalifah (After the sunset of the 9th Zil-Hajj)

  • Leave for Muzdalifah soon after the sunset of the 9th day of the Zil-Hajj
  • Perform the Maghrib and isha prayer combined at Muzdilifah. 
  • Collect pebbles for next day Jamarat. 
  • Stay overnight and perform Fajar in the morning in Muzdalifah. 



6) Proceed to Mina (Sunrise 10th of Zil-Hajj)

  • Shortly before sunrise, leave Muzdalifah for Mina.  Go to Jamrat Al-Aqabah and stone it with 7 pebbles. 
  • Slaughter your sacrifice
  • Shave your head off or trim your hair. 
  • Take off Ihram and dress in regular clothes
  • All Ihram restrictions are lifted except intimacy with spouse. 


7) Tawaf Al-Ifadah (The 10th Zil-Hajj or after 10th). 

  • Make Tawaf Al-Ifadah
  • make Sa'i betwen Safa and Marwah
  • After Tawaf Al-Ifadah, All Ihram restrictions are lifted. 


8) Return to Mina (10th, 11th, 12th, and 13th of Zil-Hajj)

Spend the Tashreeq days in Mina

After Dhuhr of each day, stone the three Jamarat, starting from small and ending with Al-Aqbah

You may leave on the 12th, after stoning the Jamarat, if you wish before the sunset.  


9) Farwell Tawaf (After the 12th Zil-Hajj)

Go to Makkah and make a farewell tawaf. 

Perform 2 Rakah of Tawaf, 

Let the Tawaf be the last thing you do in Makkah


10) Going home, head for Madina or your home town. 







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