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1 Hajj - the Journey of the Hearts

2 Morning of 8th of Dhul-Hijjah
Ihraam Clean yourself (Ghusl) Wear Ihraam garments Make Intention for Hajj Recite Talbiyah Avoid forbidden acts of Ihraam

3 Remaining day of 8th of Dhul-Hijjah
Going to Mina Remain in Mina during the Tarwiah Day (the 8th day of Dhul-Hijjah) Perform five prayers starting from the Dhuhr prayer and ending with the Fajr prayer on the next day (The Day of Arafat)

4 8th - Mina Spend the day and night in Mina
Salah at regular time but shortened

5 Morning of 9th of Dhul-Hijjah
Going to Arafat Leave Mina for Arafat on the morning of the 9th of Dhul- Hijjah and stay until sunset (start of 10th of Dhul-Hijjah). Stay inside the boundaries of Arafat. Glorify Allaah, repeat supplication, repent to Allaah, and ask for forgiveness. Pray Dhuhr and Asr shortened and combined during the time of Dhuhr.

6 The time of Arafah starts after Dhuhr/Asr
9th Day - Arafah The time of Arafah starts after Dhuhr/Asr

7 Start of 10th of Dhul-Hijjah (Sunset):
Going to Muzdalifah Leave Arafat for Muzdalifah soon after sunset. Perform the Maghrib and the Isha prayer combined (Isha is shortened to two Rak’ahs). Try to collect 70 pebbles to use for stoning the Jamarat. At a minimum, collect 7 pebbles. Stay overnight and perform the Fajr Prayer.

8 10th Dhul-Hijjah (at night) - Muzdalifah
Pray Maghrib/Isha when you arrive at Muzdalifah Muzdalifah is a desert location approximately midway between Mina and Arafah. The pilgrim spends the night of the 10th of Dhul-Hijjah here. Toilets and ablution facilities are available. Naturally, they are very crowded at all times. The pilgrims must be patient, courteous, and understanding to other fellow pilgrims.

9 Common Mistakes - Mina - Arafah - Muzdalifah
Do not waste your Hajj time in vain chatting. Do not push anyone when you are in a crowd. Women should avoid getting into a crushing crowd, like in Masjid Namirah. Many people do not confirm if where they are located is inside or outside the borders of the holy sites. Confirm. Spending the 8th day in Mina is the Sunnah of Rasul Allah (sallahu 'alaihi wa salaam). Many people skip this and go to Arafah. Only in Arafah and Muzdalifah do you shorten and combine prayers. In Mina only shorten your prayers, but pray them at the correct time. Do not reserve a place that is more than you need. Many people are looking for places to sit down and sleep. You do not have to go to the Mt. Of Mercy (Mt. Rahmah) in Arafah. Many people hurt themselves and others to be there even though it is not a wajib thing to do. Mt. Rahmah is not a holy mountain. Do not wipe its sand and rocks for barakah. You do not have to pray Dhuhr and Asr on Arafah day in the Masjid of Arafah (Masjid Namirah). You may pray in your tent with your group. Do not leave Arafah before Maghrib time. Do not face Mt.Rahmah on Arafah day when you make Du’a. You should face the Qiblah. You should not treat your time in Arafah like any other day. You should realize the significance and pray to Allah in humility. At Maghrib time in Arafah, do not pray Maghrib and Isha’ until you reach Muzdalifah, even it you reach there at 11:00 at night. However, if you see half the night approaching, pray where you are on the road. Make sure you are in Muzdalifah before you stop and rest. Many people think they are in Muzdalifah but they are not. Look for the border signs. If you have not seen one, chances are you are still not in Muzdalifah even if you see others sleeping on the road. After praying Maghrib and Isha in Muzdalifah, go to sleep immediately, this is what Rasul Allah (sallahu 'alaihi wa salaam)did. Through all of this, continue doing your Talbiyah.

10 Sunrise on the 10th of Dhul-Hijjah:
Returning to Mina Shortly before sunrise, leave Muzdalifah for Mina.

11 10th - Mina On this day you have 4 missions:
Mission 1: Stone the large Jamarat Mission 2: Slaughter the Hady Mission 3: Shave/Trim your hair Mission 4: Tawaf Al-Ifaadah

12 Mission 1 – Stone the big Jamaraat

13 Common Mistakes [Jamaraat]
The Jamaraat are not Devils, and Shaytaan is not tied up for the stoning of himself. Hajjis that hold this misconception end up cursing, swearing, throwing sandals, etc. It is a commandment from Allah to glorify Allah by saying ‘Allahu Akbar’ with each pebble. You do not have to wash your stones. Do not throw sandals or wood or big rocks. This is all against the Sunnah. Do not stone the Jamaraat before it is time. Throw seven pebbles, not more or less. Throw the pebbles separately. Throw the pebbles from small to medium to large. Not the other way. Say Allahu Akbar with each pebble. Do not say Bismillaah. Do not hurt/shove when at the Jamaraat. If someone is throwing on your behalf, you must be unable to throw yourself. If someone is throwing on your behalf, you do not have to collect the stones yourself and hand the stones to that thrower.

14 Mission 2 – Slaughter the Hady
Most people will not slaughter the hady by themselves. Instead, when you first arrive in Madinah/Makkah, go to the bank & purchase a coupon for someone to slaughter the hady on your behalf.

15 Mission 3 – Shave/Trim Hair
Shave your complete head, do not leave parts unshaved. If you trim, take from all sides of your head. Do not take off your Ihraam until you have shaved or trimmed. You are still in Ihraam until you do so. Do not shave your beard.

16 Mission 4 – Tawaf al Ifaadah
You can do this tawaf anytime from the 10th through the 13th of Dhul-Hijjah: you’re not required to do it on the 10th After tawaf al ifaadah, you make sa’ee between Safa and Marwah The ground floor will most likely be busy. You can do Tawaf on the second floor or the roof.

17 Sa’ee between Safa and Marwah
If you are tired after performing tawaf al ifaadah, you don't have to proceed to perform the sa'ee immediately. You can rest and perform the sa'ee later. Sa'ee consists of 7 rounds of walking between As-Safa and Al-Marwah. One round is completed when you begin from As-Safa and end at Al-Marwah. The return from Al-Marwah to Al-Safa completes the second round and so on. Men should jog between the two green lights (located on the right side of the walls nearer to As-Safa). Women should not run. Wudu is not required for sa'ee. It is, however, preferable to be in wudu as you may have to interrupt your sa'ee to join the congregational prayer. Sa'ee must be interrupted for the congregational prayer. After the end of the prayer, you must start your sa'ee from the place where you stopped. Do not engage in idle chat.

18 11th/12th/13th – Mina (Days of Eid)

19 Rest of the Days: 11th – 13th of Dhul-Hijjah
Return to Mina Spend the Tashreeq days (11th / 12th / 13th) in Mina. After Dhuhr of each day, stone the three Jamaraat starting from the small one and ending with the largest one, called Al-Aqabah. Make Dua’ after the first and second Jamaraat, facing the Ka’ba. Throw 7 pebbles at each Jamaraat. You may leave on the 12th after stoning the Jamaraat if you wish.

20 After the 12th / 13th of Dhul-Hijjah
Farewell Tawah - Tawaf Al-Wadaa’ Go to Makkah and make a farewell Tawaf. Perform two Ra’kah of Tawaf. Let the Tawaf be the last thing you do in Makkah.

21 Tawaf al-Wadaa’ / Farewell Tawaf
You cannot do your final Jamaraat after Tawaf Al-Wadaa’, as some people attempt. Do not walk in massive groups during Tawaf. This hurts many people. You MUST spend the night in Mina on the 11th night and 12th night. The two days of Hajj, the days of Mina, are the 11th and 12th, not the 10th and 11th. After Tawaf Al-Wadaa’ you must leave Makkah, or else another Tawaf should be made. After Tawaf Al-Wadaa’ you may have lunch or wait at a bus, etc., as long as you are on your way out of Makkah.

22 Common Mistakes in Aqeedah
Many Pilgrims when they travel to Madinah they pray to the graves. They make Du’aa to Rasul Allah (Sal Allahu alayhi wa Sallam). This could not only ruin their Hajj, it could nullify their Islam. Do not rub graves for Barakah. Do not make Du’aa to anyone except Allah ta’aala.

23 Common mistakes in Madinah
Visiting Madinah has nothing to do with your Hajj. It is something different and separate. Do not wipe or kiss any walls for barakah. They are only rock and marble. Do not raise your voice near the Prophet’s grave. Do not do Tawaf around the Prophet’s grave. You do not need Ihraam to enter Madinah. Do not make Du’aa to the Prophet. Du’aa is to be made to Allah and Allah alone. If you want to pray for the Prophet to intercede for you on the Day of Judgment (Shifaa’ah), pray to Allah for that. “O Allah, allow Your Prophet to intercede for me.” Do not raise your voice in Du’aa near the grave. Face Qiblah and leave the grave area when you want to make Du’aa. You do not have to pray a specified 40 Salah in Masjid An-Nabawee in Madinah. The hadiths to this effect are not authentic. However, this does not mean do not pray in the Masjid. You should pray in congregation in Masjid An-Nabawee as much as you can. The problem is only with people specifying a specific number.

24 Seasoned tips Write your own list of 50 things to do before the end of Hajj Pack your supplies in a small carry-on bag that has wheels Travel light (leave bags in hotel) Sandal surprise (blisters) How to save your sandals (place near you – never in direct path) The sit-down-at-the-door syndrome – how to find a place to sit Best time to do Tawaf How to escape Tawaf upon completion Always orient yourself Increase boiling point Where to make Wudu How to exchange money (3.73 riyals) (THERE IS ALWAYS SPACE INSIDE) Vaseline (keep cold) Where to find a meal How to eat (just follow the sunnah) – water bottles/no tap Drinking too much soda Lemon water Banana milkshake before or after Tawaf

25 50 Things To Do During Hajj
Smile in another Muslim’s face. Say Salaam to people you don't know. Shake someone’s hand and ask about their health Buy tea for someone. Offer to get someone’s groceries. Sit with a Hajj group from another country and ask about Islam in their village. Carry someone’s bags for them. Guide someone ill to the infirmary. Shun vain talk. Recite talbiyah loudly, encouraging others. On the days of Eid, walk through the tents reciting talbiyah loudly reminding others. Gather stones for people. Offer to throw on behalf of unable Hajjis. Guide people to the Jamaraat. Lower your gaze. Remind people of the lives of the Sahaabah. Read Qur’an with the Tafseer. Do the authentic Dhikr of the morning and evening. Make du’aa during your Sajdah. Stand to the side of a gate and offer people water/tea as they leave. Give major attention to shy people in your group. Remind people of patience, why they came here, and the example of our Ulumaa’ in Hajj. Explain a Hajj Khutbah you may have heard to those around you. Explain the importance of purifying one’s actions for the sake of Allah. Phone relatives (from Makkah) on Eid day. Make du’aa for forgotten friends. Don’t allow Muslims to fight during Hajj Help people find a place to sleep. Remember – during the heat – the unending torment of hellfire. Say ‘Laa ilaaha illa Allah, wahdahu laa sharika lah, lahul Mulk wa lahul hamd, wa Huwa ‘ala kulli shay’in Qadeer’ 100x. Say the du’aa of entering the market place when you go there. Give charity to those who sell meager things (sandals/eggs). Attend the halaqahs that are given in Mina Stay for the 13th of Dhul-Hijjah. Remind people to go home as better Muslims Forgive people that wrong you. Talk to 10 different people from 10 different countries. Compliment someone sincerely. Visit the hospital and thank Allah for all that he has given you. Take young Muslims and invite them to sit with the elders. Make them the center of attention. Give a tafseer class after Salah / ask someone knowledgeable. (For men) On the days of Eid, offer perfume to those around you. Ask about the health of senior women in your group. Make sure they are attended to. Focus hard on helping those immediately near you. Assist them in purchasing their slaughter coupons. Remember specific blessings Allah has bestowed upon you and say Alhamdulillah. Pray to Allah using His most beautiful names (al Asmaa’ al Husna). Use a Miswak. Fill your pockets with candies and give to the children that you meet. Always intend reward from Allah for everything you go through during Hajj.

26 Make du’aa for your Muslim communities

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