If you wish to performs Hajj-e-Qiraan. The
Qiraan is the performance of Hajj and Umrah. You enter the state with
ihraam that the intention of performing both Umrah and Hajj with only
single ihraam is adopted for both. Once you reached Makkah, first you
must performs Umrah and thereafter perform Hajj in the same ihraam;
hence you need to remain in the same ihraam till the end of Hajj.
If you wish to performs Hajj-e-Tamattu. The Tamattu is the performance
of Umrah. You enter the state with ihraam that the intention of
performing Umrah only. After the completion of Umrah, you must remove
this ihraam and another ihraam is adopted before 8th Zul Hijjah with the
intention of performing the Hajj.
If you wish to performs Hajj-e-Ifraad. For the Ifraad you enter the
state with ihraam the intention of performing Hajj only. You do not
combine it with Umrah. After adopting the ihraam, you will remain under
the restrictions until the end of Hajj.
First day the 8th Zul Hijjah
On the eighth day you put on Ihraam and go from Makkah to Mina. You stay
the whole day and night in Mina reading and praying and preparing
yourself to go to Arafat. You read salaath Dhuhr and 'Asr shortened two
Rak'ahs (units) each, Maghrib three Rak'ahs and 'Ishaa shortened to two
Rak'ahs. (Musafir salaath)
Second day the 9th Zul Hijjah
This day is known as Yawm 'Arafah, after reading Salaatul-Fajr in Minaa,
you wait until just after the sunrise, then you go from Mina to Arafah
which you should enter around noon. In Arafah you read Salaatul-Dhuhr
and Salaatul-'Asr shortened. Then you should wait in Arafah until just
after sunset, then go to Muzdalifah (an area between 'Arafah and Minaa).
There you should read Maghrib and 'Ishaa together with 'Ishaa shortened,
you must collect forty nine small stones for the Jamrah then spend the
rest of the night in praying and little sleep.
Third day the 10th Zul Hijjah
This day is known as 'Eid al-Ad-haa. You should read salaatul-Fajr
in Muzdalifah, then leave Muzdalifah for Mina shortly before sunrise.
With seven small stones go to the largest Jamrah. As you throw each
stone at the Jamrah you should say Allahu Akbar. On completion of the
stoning you should clip or shave your head and take off your Ihraam.
Then you go to the place where animals are kept and slaughter an animal
if you are making a Hajj Qiraan
or Hajj Tamattu'. After that you go to Makkah and do seven round of the
Ka'bah known as Tawaaf al-Ifaadah, then returns to Mina and spends the
rest of the night.
Fourth day the 11th Zul Hijjah
On this day you should read Fajr in Mina and wait until after Dhuhr
then you should go for the three Jamrahs, for each one seven stones, you
should have in total twenty one stones. Start with Jamratul-Oolaa then
al-Wustaa and al-Aqabah.
Fifth day the 12th Zul Hijjah
You do as you did on the 11th and on the completion of the stoning,
After completing the stoning you should then perform the farewell Tawaaf
of the Ka'bah before leaving Makkah. Labbayk, Allahumma Labbayk!
Labbayka, Laa shareeka laka labbayk. Innal-hamda wan-ni'mata laka
wal-mulk, laa shareeka lak (Here I am, O Allah, here I am You have no
partner; here I am! You alone deserve all praise and gratitude! To you
belong all favors, blessings and Sovereignty and You have no partner.)
The quality and your sincerity of intention should remain inside your
heart even after the performance of Hajj. There should be no expose or
reveal. You should not wish to be called or recognised as a Hajji sab.
Many people adopt the habit of talking frequently about their journey in
order that people may come to know of their Hajj. This is deceit from
Shaytaan who ruins the ibaadah of the person who is unaware of it.
Therefore a great importance that you do not talk about Hajj without
necessity, as it may lead to riyaa (show, insincerity). However, if
necessity arises and you must talk about your Hajj, then you are at
liberty to do so. It is noted through vast experience, that many
pilgrims return with nothing but the sad memories to reflect upon, and
this darkness filters through their tongues to the extent that they talk
only about the hardships they have encountered during Hajj. The pilgrims
should strictly refrain from this. On the contrary, they should talk
about the greatness of the sacred places, the spiritual gains, the
enjoyment and love in devotions of Haramayn --Umrah, tawaaf, salaam on
the Sacred Grave, Salaat in Al Masjidul Haraam and Masjidun Nabawi, etc.
If one looks at his journey of Hajj carefully he will find that the
spiritual benefits far outweighs the physical hardships. Every second
spent in these sacred places is incomparable with anything in the world.
The journey of Hajj is a long journey; hence, difficulties are certain
to arise. When you travel in your country, do you always travel with
comfort and ease? Do you never encounter difficulty? Considering the
fact that 2-3 million pilgrims perform the rituals of Hajj at one time,
Don't you think the difficulties encountered are insignificant.
Moreover, the pilgrims are rewarded abundantly by Allah ta'aalaa upon
every difficulty encountered in their journey, whereas the same is not
the case whilst you undertake other journeys.
Those people who engage in these types of conversation become the cause
of discouragement to others who have not yet had the opportunity to
perform Hajj. These unfortunate pilgrims fall into the category …and who
stop (men) from the way of Allah, and from the Sacred Masjid, mentioned
in Soorah Hajj in the Qur'aan. They should take heed that if people are
discouraged by their conversation and postpone their Hajj, then those
who have discouraged them will be equally responsible.
The sign of a 'Mabroor Hajj' or 'accepted Hajj' is that upon one's
return, your life changes from worst to good. You become totally
punctual in fulfilling the commands of Allah ta'aalaa. The love and
inclination towards the Hereafter increases and love for the worldly
pleasures decline. Therefore, it is essential that the pilgrim should
endeavour to fulfil the obligations laid down by Allah and avoid all
things forbidden by Him. Ameen.
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