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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
    • Chapter two wuqūf at ‘Arafāt
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       Chapter twowuqūf at ‘Arafāt

      Issue 381: Staying in the land of ‘Arafāt is the second obligation of hajj.

      ‘Arafāt is a well-known place near the holy city of Mecca, with its boundaries starting from the valley of `Urnah, Thuviyyah and Nimrah to Dhi'l-Majāz and from Ma'zamain to the last boundary of Mawqif. These regions are considered outside ‘Arafāt.

      Issue 382: Wuqūf (staying) in the land of ‘Arafāt is one of the acts of worship. It should be accompanied by intention whose conditions were mentioned in the intention of iḥrām.

      Issue 383: wuqūf means being present in the land of ‘Arafāt, no matter whether a person is riding, walking, standing or lying.

      Issue 384: It is based on caution that a person should be in the land of ‘Arafāt from time of shar‘īnoon of the 9th of Dhul-Ḥijjah until the time for maghrib prayer. It is not remote to say one may delay the wuqūf a little bit after shar‘īnoon, the time enough to perform ẓuhr and ‘Aṣr prayers together with their preliminaries.

      Issue 385: The above mentioned wuqūf is obligatory from 'noon' to the maghribprayer. However, some part of this presence is considered the fundamental part of hajj, even for a while so that it is correct to say one has stayed there like for one or two minutes. Therefore, if a person does not stay there (even for this short time), his/her hajj is void.

      Issue 386: It is ḥarām to exit ‘Arafāt before shar‘ī sunset. Therefore, if a person exits this place before sunset intentionally or goes out of its limits and does not return, he/she is considered as a disobedient and should pay kaffārah of a camel. If he cannot slaughter it, he should fast for eighteen days.

      Based on caution, camel slaughtering is to be carried out on the day of Eid at Minā though it is not remote to say it is not obligatory to slaughter it in Minā. If he/she returns to ‘Arafāt before sunset, there would be no need of paying kaffārah.

      Issue 387: If a person goes out from the land of ‘Arafāt before sunset forgetfully or ignorantly, it is obligatory to return back upon remembrance before maghrib. In case, he does not come back, he/she has committed disobedience. However there is no kaffārah on him. If he comes to know it after the end of the time, he has no duty.

    • 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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