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Passion Islam I October 2009 SPECIAL FEATURE I 23
Hair: Once done, end Umrah by FIVE – A NIGHT IN MUZDALIFAH the Tashreeq days or delayed until the
How to perform hajj
shaving your head or trimming your Soon after sunset at Arafat, leave for days spent at Mina are over.
hair (women should cut a finger tip’s Muzdalifah quietly and reverently The
length from their hair). At this stage, Prophet sallallaahu alayhi wasallam, EIGHT – STAYING IN MINA
the prohibitions pertaining to the state said when he noticed people walking Spend there the days of Tashreeq
of Ihram are lifted and you can resume
hurriedly, “O people! Be quiet, hastening in Mina. During each day, and after
your normal life.
is not a sign of righteousness.” Dhuhr stone the three stone the
(Bukhari) Keep reciting the Talbiyah, Jamarat (the small, the medium and
glorifying and remembering. In Jamrat al-Aqabah). You may leave
A Muslim performing Hajjut Tamattu’
Muzdalifah perform Maghrib and Isha Mina to Makkah on the 12th or on the
should intend to go into the state of
combined, shortening the Isha to two 12th. If you choose the later, leave
Ihram, from the place where he is
rak’at. Stay overnight in Muzdalifah to before sunset.
staying in Makkah, on the eighth day
perform the salatul Fajr and keep busy
of Thul-Hijjah, which is called the
supplicating waiting for the brightness NINE - FAREWELL TAWAF
Tarwiyah Day, and leave to Mina in
of the morning becomes widespread The Tawaf of Farewell is the final rite of
the morning. In Mina, perform Dhuhr,
then leave to Mina passing through Hajj. Ibn Abbaas (Radhiallaahu Anhu)
Asr, Maghrib and Isha salah of the
the sacred Mash’ar valley. Women said, ‘The people were ordered to
eighth day and Fajr salah of the ninth
and weak individuals are allowed to perform the Tawaf around the Ka’bah
day of Thul Hijjah. Dhuhr, Asr and
proceed to proceed to Mina at any as the last thing (to do) before leaving
Isha salah are each shortened to two
time after midnight to avoid the crowd. Makkah, except for the menstruating
rak’at only, but are not combined.
Start collecting pebbles for stoning the women who were excused.’ (Bukhari)
Remain in Mina until sunrise of the
ninth day then leave to Arafat. Make
sure you use the time wisely because
SIX – RETURN TO MINA 1. Commit all of your time to Ibaadah.
many people will go instead for long
(Day of Eid) Remember the goal of Hajj. Make a
walks trying to see things around in
Stoning Jamrat Al-Aqabah: At Mina, lot of Du’aa
Mina. This is the main reason behind
go to Jamrat al-Aqabah to stone it 2. Stick to righteous deeds. Avoid
many Muslims getting lost in their way
with seven pebbles making Takbeer, prohibitions.
back and ending up wasting most of
“Allahu Akbar” at each throw and 3. All of the rites must be done
their time.
calling on Allah to accept your Hajj. correctly. If you do not know how to
The time of stoning Jamrat al-Aqabah perform an act, ask.
starts after sun rise. The Prophet, 4. Never harm any Muslim with words
sallallaahu alayhi wasallam, threw or actions within the Mashaa-ir or
At Arafat, stay until sunset. Make
the pebbles late in the morning and elsewhere.
salah of Dhuhr and Asr shortened
permitted weak people to stone after 5. Know the restrictions of Ihram, avoid
and combined during the time of
leaving Muzdalifah after midnight. them. A) No hair or nails trimming, b)
Dhuhr to save the rest of the day for
The size of the pebbles should not be No perfume. Avoid scented soap, c)
remembering and glorifying Allah and
more than that of a chick pea. No conjugal relation with spouse, d)
for supplication for forgiveness, etc.
Slaughter of Sacrifice: Next, No wedding or proposing a woman
Make certain that you stay within the
slaughter your sacrifice either for yourself or others, e) No gloves. If
boundaries of Arafat, not necessarily
personally or, through the appointment necessary wrap your hands in cloth,
standing on the mountain of Arafat.
of someone who will do it on your f) No cover on head that touches it,
Keep reciting Talbiyah, glorifying
behalf. umbrellas are OK, g) No shoes, shirts,
Allah the Greatest and repeating
Shaving the head or trimming the turban, hooded cloaks, trousers, or
supplication. It is also reported
hair: Shave your head or trim some the like, h) Sandals, rings, glasses,
that the Prophet sallallaahu alayhe
hair. Shaving, however, is preferable. hearing aids, watch, or speech aid
wasallam, used to say the following
Women can cut a finger tip length of are OK, i) Bathing, washing and
supplication: “There is no deity worthy
their hair. Finishing these rites ends scratching the body and head, even
of worship except Allah, the One
the first phase of the state of Ihram if some of his hair falls unintentionally
without a partner. The dominion and
and lifts its restrictions except for are OK, j) Women cannot wear a
the praise are His and He is powerful
resuming conjugal relationship. Niqab or Burqa.
over everything.” Anas ibn Malik was
asked once how he and his friends
SEVEN - DAYS OF TASHREEQ Labbaik Allaahumma labbaik.
used to spend their time while walking
10th, 11th, 12th, and 13th of Dhul Labbaika laa shareeka laka
from Mina to Arafat in the company of
Hijjah labbaika. Innal hamda, wanni’mata
Prophet, sallallaahu alayhi wasallam.
Tawaf al-Ifadhah: Tawaf al-Ifadhah is a laka wal mulk laka. Laa shareeka
Anas said, ‘Some of us used to cry
fundamental rite of Hajj. Go to Makkah, laka
out Talbiyah. others used to glorify circle the Ka’bah seven times, perform
Allah the Greatest and the rest used two rak’at behind Maqam Ibrahim and (Here I am, O God, at Thy command.
to repeat prayers. Each one of us was finish with Sa’i between the Safa and Here I am! Thou art without
free to worship Allah in the way he the Marwah. On completion, the state associates, Thine are praise and
likes without prejudice or renunciation of Ihram is completely lifted. Tawaf al- grace and dominion. Thou art without
of his right.” (Bukhari) Ifadhah can be done anytime during associates, here I am!)
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