Published On:01 October 2011
Posted by Indian Muslim Observer

Tips for Hajj Pilgrims

By Mohammad Najeeb Qasmi

Since Hajj is coming and many people are doing preparation for Hajj, it is important to know “the short and easy method of Hajj” in Urdu and English.

Moreover, my Hajj Book حج مبرور is attached herewith which also can be downloaded.
The Hajj Training Program (Power Point Presentation) in Urdu language with pictures and drawings is also available. Download it to read and get trained.

Local Hajjis (living in Saudi Arabia) should take care of the following while booking a seat for them from any agent:

1.     Where you will get the Khaima خيمة in Mina or Muzdalfah?
There are seven categories of khaima:


          أ-1 is near Jamarat, while هـ is in Muzdalfah, as much you will be away from Jamarat you will have to pay less.

Note: Staying at Mina in Ayyame Tashreeq أيام التشريق is سنة in the opinion of Imam Abu Hanifa, while other Fuqahas and Ulamas say that it is واجب but nowadays all the Ulamas say that if a Haji stays in any khaima located in Muzdalfah, Damدم  is not necessary for him as Imam Abu Hanifa has said.

2.     Transportation (By bus or train) between Mina, Arafat, Muzdalfah and Makkah is provided by the agent (حملة) or not.

3.     The date and time of departure from your city and from Makkah.

4.     Hajj with Tasreeh includes 3 foods daily (Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner).

Get benefit from this and kindly forward it to such persons who are going to Hajj so that they also can get benefit of this. May Allah reward us for this.

There are three kinds of Hajj:

(1) Hajj-e-Tamattu’ حـج تـمتع
(2) Hajj-e-Qiraan حـج قـران
(3) Hajj-e-Ifraad حـج إفـراد
Wear Ihram with the intention of Umrah only from Meeqaat
Wear Ihram with the intention of Umrah as well as Hajj from Meeqaat
Wear Ihram with the intention of Hajj only from Meeqaat
Perform Tawaaf & Sa’ee of Umrah
Perform Tawaaf & Sa’ee of Umrah
Perform Tawaaf-e Qudoom (Sunnat)
Remove Ihram after getting the hair shaved or cut
Remain in Ihram
Remain in Ihram
Wear Ihram for Hajj on 7th or 8th Dhul-Hajj
Save yourselves from what is forbidden in the state of Ihram
Save yourselves from what is forbidden in the state of Ihram
Go to Mina, reciting Talbiyah on 8th Dhul-Hajj
Go to Mina, reciting Talbiyah on 8th Dhul-Hajj
Go to Mina, reciting Talbiyah on 8th Dhul-Hajj

First day of Hajj:
(8th Dhul-Hajj)
·    Stay in Mina today and offer Zuhar, Asr, Maghreb, Isha and Fajr of 9th Dhul-Hajj. (Offering these five Prayers and passing the night of 9th Dhul-Hajj in Mina is Sunnat)
Second day of Hajj:
(9th Dhul-Hajj)
·    Today in the morning set out for Arafat from Mina reciting Talbiyah.
·    Offer Zuhar and Asr prayers in Arafat.
·    Pray Allah as much as you can by standing facing towards Qibla till the sun set.
·    After the sun set, leave for Muzdalifa from Arafat reciting Talbiyah.
·    After reaching Muzdalifa offer Maghreb and Isha in the time of Isha.
·    Pass the night in Muzdalifa, however the ladies and old people can go to Mina after midnight.
Third day of Hajj:
(10th Dhul-Hajj)
·    Pray Allah after offering the Fajr prayer in Muzdalifa.
·    Set out for Mina before the sun rises.
·    After reaching Mina hit the bigger and last Jamarah 7 pebbles.
·    Stop reciting Talbiyah… Sacrifice animal… Get the hair shaved or cut..
·    Remove Ihram. Do Tawaf-e-Ziyarat and Sa’ee of Hajj
·    (Sacrifice, cutting of hair, Tawaf-e-Ziyarat and Sa’ee of Hajj can be delayed up to Maghreb of 12th Dhul-Hajj).
Fourth and fifth day of Hajj:
(11th and 12th Dhul-Hajj)
·    Stay in Mina and hit the 3 Jamarat with 7 pebbles each after Zawaal.
·    After hitting the pebbles on 12th Dhul-Hajj you can go from Mina.
Sixth day of Hajj:
(13th Dhul-Hajj)
·    If you have not left Mina on 12th Dhul-Hajj, hit all the three Jamarat with pebbles on 13th Dhul-Hajj also.
FARAAIZ of Hajj:
1) Ihram,           2) Staying at Arafa,        3) Doing Tawaf-e-Ziyarat.
(Some scholars have included Sa’ee also in the Faraaiz of Hajj)
Not to pass the Meeqaat without Ihram…. Remaining in the field of Arafat till Maghreb on the day of Arafa.... Staying in Muzdalifa.... Hitting the Jamarat with pebbles.... Doing sacrifice (not Waajib in Hajj-e-Ifraad).... Getting the hair of head cut or shaved…. Doing Sa’ee.... Doing Tawaf-e-Wida’ (for persons living outside Meeqaat)….
If any of the FARAAIZ of Hajj is left, Hajj will not be completed and cannot even be compensated by Dum (sacrificing an animal in Hudood-e-Haram). Whereas, if any Waajib is left, Hajj will be completed but Dum would be necessary
Forbidden deeds during Ihram:
Using scent….. Cutting nails….. Removing hair from body….. Copulating with wife.…. Covering the face….. Wearing stitched clothes and covering the head (for men only)…..
The people living outside the Meeqaat must do Tawaf-e-Wida’ while returning to their homes.                                 

[Mohammad Najeeb Qasmi is based in Riyadh. He can be contacted at mnajeebqasmi@gmail.com]

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