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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
  • Inquires about hajj and ‘umrah
    • being mustaṭī‘
    • hajj on Behalf
    • hajj ifrād and ‘umrah Mufradah
    • Exit and entrance in the Holy city of Mecca
    • Mīqāts
    • iḥrām and its dress
    • Prohibitions of iḥrām
    • Ṭawāf and its Prayer
    • sa‘y
    • Mash‘ar (Muzdalifah)
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      Q99. Some servants of caravans move from Mash‘ar ul-Ḥarām with women and the weak at the night before Eid ul-Adha and reach Minā early in the morning, if they are able to return to Mash‘ar before fajr and can find opportunity of wuqūf in it, what should they do?

      Answer:If they exit with the women and weak people, after staying there for a while enough to say they have stayed in Mash‘ar, it is not obligatory for them to return for normal wuqūf.

      1) Is their performing ramy(stoning) with women and weak people at night sufficient or they should perform it in the day?

      Answer: Ramy(stoning) at night is not sufficient for them. However, if they are excused from performing ramy (stoning) during the day, they can perform at night.

      2) In case, a person can come back for wuqūf, can he be hired (to do hajj on behalf of another person)? Or exiting Mash‘ar at night makes it impermissible for them to be a representative as it is the case with the handicapped.

      Answer: On the basis of obligatory caution, the representative should not exit Mash‘ar, though he may return to Mash‘ar ul-Ḥarām for wuqūf.

      However, if he is not excused and does not exit Mash‘ar without his own free will, he is allowed to perform hajj on behalf of another person if he returns and perform normal (ikhtiyarī) wuqūf.

      Q100. Taking into consideration the difficulties and traffic regulations put into effect by the police, is it obligatory for those persons who take the women and diseased people to Minā at night before Eid ul-Adha to return back to Mash‘ar before the sunrise or they may only stay there between fajr and sunrise or it is enough to stay there for a short time? Does the person who performs Hajj on the behalf of others have any different ruling from others?

      Answer: Wuqūfbetween fajr and sunrise is not obligatory for people who have the responsibility of handicapped persons and it is enough for them to observe emergency stay at night. However, the person who is performing Hajj on behalf is not allowed to do so and such people should perform normal rites.

      Q101. After wuqūf in the land of ‘Arafāt, is it allowed for a pilgrim not to go to Mash‘ar? For example, he goes to the holy city of Mecca and before the morning adhān or before the middle of night, he makes his presence in Mash‘ar or should he go directly to Mash‘ar?

      Answer:It is not obligatory to go to Mash‘ar directly. He can stay in the holy city of Mecca or any other place for a few hours and return to Mash‘ar before the fajr.

      Q102. If an excused person exits Mash‘ar after staying in it on the basis of emergency but before fajrhis excuse is removed, is it obligatory for him to return to Mash‘ar for normalwuqūf?

      Answer:If his emergency wuqūf was due to an excuse and later he finds out otherwise, he must observe normal wuqūf in Mash‘ar, in case there is enough time.

    • ḥalq and taqsīr
    • Sacrifice and slaughtering the animal
    • Passing the night in Minā and Departing from Minā
    • Ramy (stoning) at Jamarāt
    • Miscellaneous Issues
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