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Hajj Rites 2015

  • Introduction
  • Types of Hajj and ‘umrah
  • General Structure of hajj tamattu‘ and its ‘umrah
  • hajj ifrād’ and ‘umrah mufradah
  • hajj qirān
  • General Rules for hajj tamattu‘
  • Part one ḥajjat ul-Islam and hajj on behalf
  • Part two Rites of ‘umrah
    • Chapter one Places (Mīqāts) of iḥrām
    • Chapter two iḥrām
      • 1) Obligations of iḥrām
        • First: Intention
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          First: Intention

          Issue 126: The conditions of intention are as follows:
          A- Intention of performing hajj or ‘umrah. Therfore, a person who wants to wear iḥrām for ‘umrahtamattu‘, should have intention to perform the rituals while wearing iḥrām.

          B- He should have pure intention of obeying the orders of Allah Almighty because ‘umrahand hajj and all the rites are acts of worship. So, one should perform them with intention of seeking proximity to Allah Almighty.

          C- He who wants to wear iḥrām should make intention to perform ‘umrahor hajj and if hajj is to be performed, he states its type whether it’s hajj tamattu‘,ifrād, qirān, hajj on behalf, ḥajjat ul-Islam, hajj of nadhr or recommended hajj.

          Issue 127: While making the intention, it is not necessary for a person to have a detailed picture of the rites and deeds of hajj or ‘umrah in his mind; but it is enough to know them in general and perform them step by step.

          Issue 128: For a person who wears iḥrām, it is not necessary for him to make the intention to stop committing the prohibited acts. Moreover, the intention of committing some forbidden acts does not make iḥrām invalid.

          That said, unless he has intention of committing some acts which invalidate ‘umrah or hajj; like intercourse, (in some cases which will be mentioned). Because intention of these deeds does not conform to intention of performing hajj, rather intending doing these deeds contradicts the intention of iḥrām.

          Issue 129: If someone intends hajj instead of ‘umrah due to negligence or ignorance, hisiḥrām is valid. For instance, while wearing iḥrām for ‘umrahof tamattu‘, if he says: I am going to wear iḥrām for the sake of Allah for hajj of tamattu‘but he has intention to perform the deed that is being performed by others thinking they are classified as hajj, hisiḥrām is valid.

          Issue 130: Uttering one’s intention or imagining the intention in one’s mind is not necessary. Rather, if he intends to perform rites, it would suffice.

          Issue 131: Intention must be accompanied by wearing iḥrām. So a previous intention will be sufficient only if it continues until the time of wearing iḥrām.

        • Second: Saying Labbayk (Talbiyah)
        • third: Wearing two cloths of iḥrām
      • 2) The mustaḥabb acts of iḥrām
      • 3) makrūh acts of iḥrām
      • 4) prohibited acts of iḥrām
    • Chapter three Ṭawāf and its prayer
    • Chapter four sa‘y between Safā and Marvah
    • Chapter five taqsīr
  • Part three Practices of hajj
  • Inquires about hajj and ‘umrah
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