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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
    • 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
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      Chapter Seven
      Practices in the Holy city of Mecca

      Issue 422: The five obligatory rites in the holy city of Mecca, performed after the rites of Eid day in the land of Minā, are as follows:

      1- Ṭawāf of hajj (termed as visiting ṭawāf);

      2- Prayer of ṭawāf;

      3- Sa‘y between Safā and Marwah;

      4- Ṭawāf of nisā’; and

      5- Prayer of this ṭawāf.

      Issue 423: It is mustaḥabb to leave for the Holy city of Mecca from Minā, after fulfillment of the deeds of Eid day and perform the remaining rites of hajj: the two ṭawāfs, their prayers and sa‘y. It is permissible to delay them until last day of tashrīqor even to the end of the month of Dhul-Ḥijjah.

      Issue 424: The method of the ṭawāfs, associated prayers and sa‘y are the same as ṭawāf, prayer and sa‘y for ‘umrah; the only difference is that intention for hajj should be made.

      Issue 425: It is not permissible to perform the above mentioned rites before the wuqūfat ‘Arafāt and Mash‘ar and the practices of Minā. However, this is permitted for the following three groups:

      First: The women who fear that they may menstruate or face pureperium (nifās) lest they might not wait for purification after returning to the Holy city of Mecca to perform ṭawāf and its prayer.

      Second: The men and women who are unable to perform the ṭawāf after returning to Mecca due to crowd or unable to return to the holy city of Mecca at all.

      Third: The sick who are unable to perform the ṭawāf after returning to the holy city of Mecca due to crowd or feel fear of it.

      Issue 426: If the above mentioned groups perform two ṭawāfs, associated prayers and sa‘y and then their excuse is removed, repetition of rites is not obligatory for them, although it is better that they perform these rites.

      Issue 427: Whoever performs deeds in the Holy city of Mecca in advance due to genuine reason, (such as the above mentioned groups), women and perfume would not be ḥalālfor him, but after ḥalq or taqsīr all the forbidden things will be ḥalāl for him.

      Issue 428: Ṭawāf of nisā’ and its prayer are obligatory but are not considered among the fundamental elements of hajj. Therefore, if a person neglects them deliberately, his hajj would not be void. However, his wife will not be ḥalāl for him (he is not allowed to have intercourse with his wife).

      Issue 429: Ṭawāf of nisā’ is not only for men, but it is also obligatory for women. So, those men who neglect it their wives are ḥarām for them and similarly, women who neglect it their husband are ḥarām for them.

      Issue 430: It is not permissible to perform sa‘y before ṭawāf of hajj or its prayer by choice. It is also impermissible to perform ṭawāf of nisā’ before the ṭawāfof hajj, its prayer and its sa‘y. So if a person does not follow the right sequence of deeds, he/she should repeat these deeds.

      Issue 431: If a person inattentively/deliberately neglects ṭawāf of nisā’and returns back to his country — if possible without any difficulty, he should perform it. Otherwise, he should hire a representative. For such a person, women would not become permissible unless ṭawāf and its prayer are performed by himself or by his presentative.

      Issue 432: All the things that become ḥarām during iḥrām for ‘umrahbecome ḥarām during iḥrām for hajj, too. They become ḥalāl again in the following steps:

      First:After ḥalq or taqsīr, everything becomes ḥalāl for the pilgrim except for women and using scent. Even hunting becomes ḥalāl in general, although it is ḥarām to do it inside the Ḥaram.

      Second:After sa'y, using scent becomes ḥalāl.
      Third: After ṭawāf of nisā’, women become ḥalāl for men, and vice –versa.

    • 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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