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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
    • Chapter eight Staying at Minā during the night
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       Chapter eightStaying at Minā during the night

      Issue 433: It is the twelfth obligation of hajj and the fourth act at Minā.

      Issue 434: It is obligatory to spend the night before 11th and 12th Dhul-Ḥijjah at Minā. Therefore, if a person goes to the holy city of Mecca from Minā on the day of Eid ul-Adha in order to perform two ṭawāfs, and their prayers and sa‘y, he/she should return to spend the night at Minā.

      Issue 435: Spending the night at Minā is not mandatory for the following three groups:
      a) The sick, and those who take care of the sick people, and all the people who have a genuine excuse and are unable to spend the night there.

      b) The person who is afraid of getting lost or their property in Mecca may be stolen.

      c) Those who stay at the holy city of Mecca for worship and spend the whole two nights until sunrise and do not perform anything except worship i.e. they spare only sometime for basic life activities such as eating food and using toilet.

      Issue 436: Spending night at Minā is an act of worship and should be performed with the intention accompanied by the conditions mentioned before.

      Issue 437: Spending night from sunset to the middle of night is adequate. Those, who do not observe spending night in first part of the night without excuse, should spend the second half of the night at Minā though it is not remote to say that in normal conditions spending the second half of the night at Minā is also permissible.

      Issue 438: Whoever neglects the obligatory spending night at Minā without spending night for worship in the holy city of Mecca must pay kaffārah i.e. a sheep for each night. On the basis of caution, this ruling is applied to excused, ignorant and forgetful people as well.

      Issue 439: Whosoever is allowed to go out of Minā' on the 12th day should go out after shar‘ī noon and it is not permissible for him to exit before 'noon'.

    • Chapter Nine Ramy (stoning) of the Three Jamarahs
  • Inquires about hajj and ‘umrah
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