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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
  • Part three Practices of hajj
    • Chapter one iḥrām
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      Chapter oneiḥrām

      Issue 374: Iḥrāmis the very first obligation of hajj.Iḥrām of hajj is the same as the iḥrām of ‘umrah in terms of quality, conditions, rules,kaffārah, and prohibited things. The difference lies only with intention i.e. one should become muḥrim with the intention of performing the rituals of hajj. All aspects mentioned about iḥrām for ‘umrah hold equal validity for iḥrāmof hajj. Iḥrām starts with making intention and saying talibyah. However, iḥrām of hajj has its certain characteristics which will be mentioned in the forthcoming issues.

      Issue 375: The mīqāt of iḥrām for hajj tamattu‘ is the holy city of Mecca. It is better that a person becomes muḥrim in the holy Masjid ul-Ḥarām. To become muḥrimin any place in the holy city of Mecca is valid even in the newly built areas. There is a caution to become muḥrim in the old places of the city. However, if a person doubts whether this place is within the holy city of Mecca or not, it is incorrect to become muḥrim in it.

      Issue 376: It is obligatory to become muḥrim early enough to reach the land of ‘Arafāt on the 9th of Dhul-Ḥijjah by noon. The best time for wearing iḥrāmis at the shar‘ī noon on the 8th of Dhul-Ḥijjah (the day of Tarwiyah). It is permissible to wear iḥrām before that time especially for the old and sick people who are afraid of crowd. As mentioned earlier (in the issue 121), those who need urgently to exit the holy city of Mecca may also wear their iḥrām before the above mentioned time.

      Issue 377: If a person forgets to wear iḥrām and goes to Minā and ‘Arafāt, it is obligatory for him to go back to the holy city of Mecca and become muḥrim. If this is impossible due to shortage of time or any other excuse, he can wear iḥrāmin the place of remembrance and his hajj would be valid. The same ruling applies to a person who is unaware of the rule.

      Issue 378: If a person forgets to wear iḥrām and he/she finishes the rituals of hajj, his/her hajj would be valid. The same ruling applies to a person who does not know the rule. However, on the basis of mustaḥabbcaution, they may perform hajj the next year again.

      Issue 379: If a person neglects iḥrām consciously and deliberately until he misses wuqūf (stay) at ‘Arafāt and Mash‘ar, his hajj is void.

      Issue 380: A person, who is allowed to perform the rites of Mecca before the wuqūf of ‘Arafāt and Mash‘ar, should perform these deeds in state of iḥrām. In case, they perform them without iḥrām, they should repeat the acts of worship in state of iḥrām.
    • Chapter two wuqūf at ‘Arafāt
    • Chapter three wuqūf at the Mash‘ar ul-Ḥarām (Muzdalifah)
    • Chapter four Ramy (Stoning)
    • Chapter Five Slaughtering Hady
    • Chapter Six taqsīr or ḥalq
    • Chapter Seven Practices in the Holy city of Mecca
    • Chapter eight Staying at Minā during the night
    • Chapter Nine Ramy (stoning) of the Three Jamarahs
  • Inquires about hajj and ‘umrah
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