ITINERARY DETAILS

1st Day of Journey:

  • Upon arrival assistance and guidance at Jeddah Airport.
  • After immigration we will then set off to the city of Makkah by coach/bus with the group.
  • Check in Makkah Hotel
  • Perform Umrah with the Group leader/Staff

Staying in Makkah till 19th Ramadan:

  • 1st till 19th Ramadan staying in Makkah hotel, take the advantage and spend most of the time in ibadat inside Masjid-Haram.
  • Ziyarat of historical places in Makkah will be arranged with the group after Fajar/Asr Salah (Group leader will inform the customers in advance).
  • Food (Sahoor & Iftar) will be served at hotel during the stay in Makkah.

20th Day of Ramadan:

  • We will check out from Makkah hotel around 13:00pm (local time).
  • We depart to the city of Madinah by coach/bus with the group.
  • Check in Madinah hotel around 18:00pm (local time).

Staying in Madinah:

  • Staying in Madinah hotel from 20th Ramadan till 1st day of EID and spend most of your time in the Ibadat inside Masjid-Nabwi.
  • Ziyarat of historical places in Makkah will be arranged with the group after Fajar/Asr Salah (Group leader will inform the customers in advance).
  • Food (Sahoor & Iftar) will be served at hotel during the stay in Madinah

1st day of EID:

  • Offer EID salah in Masjid Nabwi.
  • Special breakfast will be served on the EID day.
  • Group will check out from the hotel around 13:00 pm (local time).
  • We will return to the airport by coach/bus with the group leader to take the flight back home.

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Hajj GUIDE

A set of acts of worship prescribed by and dedicated to ALLAH. Prophet Mohammad (صَلَّى اللّٰهُ عَلَيْهِ وَسَلَّم) had performed rituals of Hajj as prescribed by ALLAH in & around Makkah (Mina, Arafat and Muzdalifah) once in his life-time.

It is one of the five pillars of Islam and Hajj is religious obligation on every Muslim who is physically and financially capable once in a lifetime. There are 3 types of Hajj one may perform.

ALLAH (سبحانه وتعالى) highlights the importance of hajj in Quran in various Sorahs. Some of the verses that show the importance of hajj are as follows.

“And announce to mankind the hajj. They will come to you on foot and on every sinewy camel; they will come from every deep and distant (to perform hajj)”. (22:27)

“We have accomplished the shrine (The Holy Kabah) a focal point for the people, and a safe sanctum. You may use Abraham’s shrine as a prayer house. We empower Abraham and Ismail: “You shall purify my house for those who visit, those who live there, and those who nod and prostrate”. (2:125)

Allah (سبحانه وتعالى) said in Quran: “And Hajj to the Kabah is a duty that mankind incur to Allah, those who can afford the expenses” (3:97).

It is on people for the sake of Allah to perform Hajj of his house, anyone who is able to undertake the journey to him. (2:196)

“Abu Hurayrah (رضي الله عنه) narrated that Prophet (صَلَّى اللّٰهُ عَلَيْهِ وَسَلَّم) was asked which deed is the best. He said, “Belief in Allah and His messenger”. He was asked, then what? He said, “Jihad for the sake of Allah”. He was asked, then what? He said, “An accepted Hajj”. (Al-Bukhari 26; Muslim 83)

Ibn e Umar (رضي الله عنه) said the Prophet of Allah (صَلَّى اللّٰهُ عَلَيْهِ وَسَلَّم) said: “Islam is built upon five pillars: testifying that there is no god but Allah and that Muhammad (صَلَّى اللّٰهُ عَلَيْهِ وَسَلَّم) is the Messenger of Allah, subsidizing regular prayer, paying Zakah, Hajj and fasting Ramadan”. (Al- Bukhari 8; Muslim 16)

Abu Hurayrah (رضي الله عنه) said: I heard the Prophet (صَلَّى اللّٰهُ عَلَيْهِ وَسَلَّم) say: “Whoever does Hajj for the consideration of Allah and does not have sexual relations, commit sins, or squabble unjustly during the Hajj, will come back clean like the day his mother gave birth to him without sins”. (Muslim 1350, Al-Bukhari 1449) The Prophet(صَلَّى اللّٰهُ عَلَيْهِ وَسَلَّم) said that, “The accepted hajj has no other reward, except Paradise.” [Bukhari] #1773

Types of Hajj

Haaj al-Ifrad: It is where in the pilgrim pronounces his intention to perform only HAJJ at Miqat while changing into Ihram.

Rites to follow:

  • a) Tawaf al Qudum, followed by two rakah of salat al Sunnah, partaking of the ZamZam water and Sai in that order.
  • b) Complete the rites of Hajj on the 8th through the 10th of Zil Hajj in Mina, Arafat & Muzdalifah.
  • c) A sacrifice is not obligatory for Hajj al Ifrad, however it is mustahab that you offer sacrifice.
  • d) Halq or taqsir will follow, then shave, shower and take off ihram into everyday clothes.
  • e) Afterwards Tawaf al Ifadah follows in Makkah, the two rakkah Sunnah and Sai are not required after Tawaf al Ifaddah.
  • f) Return to Mina, perform the Rami on the 11th, 12th & 13th of Zil-Hajj.

Perform Tawaf al Wada just before departing to your destination. The two raka’at of Nafl Sunnah & Sai are not required.

Hajj-al-Qiran: It is where in the pilgrim pronounces his intention to perform both Hajj & Umrah together with the same Ihram.

Rites to follow:

  • a) Tawaf al Qudum, followed by two rakah of salat al Sunnah, partaking of the ZamZam water and Sai in that order. These practices will qualify as your Umrah.
  • b) DONOT take off your Ihram, but continue to observe all of its obligations.
  • c) Complete the rites of Hajj on the 8th through the 10th of Zil-Hajj in Mina, Arafat & Muzdalifah.
  • d) A sacrifice is not necessary for this Hajj al Qiran.
  • e) Then Halq or taqsir will follow, then shave, shower and take off ihram into everyday clothes.
  • f) Afterwards Tawaf al Ifadah perform in Makkah, the two rakkah Sunnah and Sai are not required after Tawaf al Ifaddah.
  • g) Return to Mina, perform the Rami on the 11th, 12th & 13th of Zil-Hajj.

Perform Tawaf al Wada just before departing to your destination. The two rakah Sunnah & Sai are not required.

Hajj-al-Tamattu: It is where in the pilgrim pronounces his intention to perform only Umrah at Miqat (on arrival) when changing into Ihram. A second niyyah follow on the 8th of Zil-Hajj for a second Ihram & the rites of Hajj will be performed.

Rites to follow:

After performing your Umrah on arrival, pilgrim will wait for the 8th of Zil-Hajj to start the rites of Hajj.

  • a) On the 8th of Zil-Hajj pilgrim will make an intention of Hajj from his/her place of residence. No need to go to Miqat, change into Ihram and proceed to Mina soon after offering Fajar Prayer.
  • b) Stay in Mina, Arafat & Muzdalifah on the 8th & 9th of Zil-Hajj, perform the rites of Hajj as prescribed.
  • c) After returning to Mina on the 10th Zil-Hajj, pilgrims offer sacrifice of animal, which is compulsory.
  • d) Then Halq will follow, then shower and take off ihram into everyday clothes.
  • e) Afterwards Tawaf al Ifadah performs in Makkah, followed by two rakkah Sunnah, drinking ZamZam water and Sai.
  • f) Return to Mina, perform the Rami on the 11th, 12th & 13th of Zil-Hajj
  • g) Perform Tawaf al Wada just before departing to your destination.

Rituals of Hajj - 5 days

لَبَّيْكَ اللَّهُمَّ لَبَّيْكَ، لَبَّيْكَ لاَ شَرِيْكَ لَكَ لَبَّيْكَ، إِنَّ الْحَمْدَ وَالنِّعْمَةَ لَكَ وَالْمُلْكَ لاَشَرِيْكَ لَ

"Here I am at Thy service O Lord, here I am. Here I am at Thy service and Thou hast no partners. Thine alone is All Praise and All Bounty, and Thine alone is The Sovereignty. Thou hast no partners."

1st DAY - The day of Yawm ul Tarwiyah:

The 8th day of DHU’L HIJJAH, rites to be performed,

  • a) Make the intention of Hajj, put on Ihram & offer Fajay prayer before leaving to Mina.
  • b) Proceed to Mina after sunrise & arrive before noon, recite Talbiyah and once you reach there and settle down then offer zuhr, Asar, Magrib and Isha prayers.
  • c) After spending the night in Mina, offer next day Fajar prayer before setting off to Arafat.

2nd DAY - The day of Arafah:

The 9th day of DHU’L HIJJAH, rites to be performed,

Hajj will not be complete without the stay in Arafat in accordance to Sunnah of the Prophet(صَلَّى اللّٰهُ عَلَيْهِ وَسَلَّم).

  • a) Once you arrive & settle down in Arafat, offer the Zuhr & Asr prayers in the Qasr mode. Offer them at the same time with one Azaan and two separate takbir, one for Zuhr and one for Asr.
  • b) Stay in Arafat until sunset; spend time in reciting Qur’an & offering supplications to ALLAH.
  • c) In the late afternoon just before sunset, stand in the open outside your tent, raise your hands in supplication to ALLAH. Pray as much as you can ask for HIS mercy.
  • d) After sunset, depart to Muzdalifah & keep reciting Talbiyah.

Night at Muzdalifah:

  • a) Stay overnight under the sky (No tents are available), collect pebbles (stones) for Rami.
  • b) Offer Maghrib & Isha prayers together in the Qasr mode. Thus only offer three rakahs of Maghrib and then two rakahs of Isha.
  • c) Offer Fajar prayer on the next morning and then leave for Mina before sunrise on the 10th of Zil-Hajj.

3rd DAY - The 10th day of DHU’L HIJJAH:

Rites to be performed:

  • a) Perform the Rami of Jamrat, recite with each pebble & stone the pillar with pebble 7 times.
  • b) Offer sacrifice of animal (Qurbani) & Dam in case of any sin.
  • c) Then Halq, shower and take off the Ihram into everyday clothes (you no longer bound by the obligations of Ihram) BUT you may not have conjugal relations with your spouse until after Tawaf al Ifadah.
  • d) After settle down in Mina, offer Tawaf al Ifadah in Makkah and then return to Mina.

4th & 5th DAY - 11th & 12th of DHU’L HIJJAH:

Pilgrims stay in Mina to perform Rami on all three days. You may leave to Makkah after Rami on the 12th of Zil-Hajjah. Rami on the 13th of Zil-Hajjah is Optional.

ALHAMD-U-LILLAH your Hajj is COMPLETED …… May ALLAH accept it (Ameen)

STAYING in MINA: Mina, seven kilometres east of the Makkah, it is where pilgrims sleep overnight on the 8th, 10th,11th, 12th (and some even on the 13th) of Dhul Hijjah. It is the place where the three Jamarat are located, the three stone pillars, which are pelted by pilgrims as part of the rituals of Hajj.

Day of Arafat: The ninth day of Dhul-Hijjah is the Day of 'Arafah, since it is on this Day the pilgrims gather at the mountain plain of 'Arafah, praying and supplicating to ALLAH. Pilgrims perform Zuhur and Asr Salah in Arafat.

The day of Arafah is also significant because Allah swore by this Day in Surah al Burooj. It is known that Allah swears by nothing except that which is great and mighty! so the Day of Arafah is great significant:

"By the sky containing great stars. And [by] the promised Day. And [by] the witness and what is witnessed"(85: 1-3)

The day of Arafah is also significant because this amazing ayah was revealed on this day:

"This day I have perfected for you your religion and completed My favor upon you and have approved for you Islam as religion." (Surah al Maa'idah 5:3)

It was reported from Abu Hurayrah (رضي الله عنه) that the Prophet (صَلَّى اللّٰهُ عَلَيْهِ وَسَلَّم) said:

"The promised day is the Day of Resurrection, the witnessed day is the Day of ‘Arafaah, and the witnessing day is Friday." (Tirmidhi)

Night at Muzadaliffah: Muzdalifah is also called ‘Jam’ as it is a place where people gather, during hajj pilgrims arrive after sunset from Arafat on the 9th Dhul Hijjah (second day of Hajj). Although pebbles for pelting the three Jamarat may be collected from anywhere, they are best collected from Muzdalifah (Sunnah). Pilgrims perform Magrib & Isha Salah together and leave this place after offering Fajar Salah next day (10th of Dhull Hijjah).

Muzdalifah stretches from the Valley of Muhassar to the mountains of Ma’zamayn. It is four km long and covers an area of 12.25 square km.

  • - Referring to Muzalifah, Allah (Glorified and Exalted is He) mentions in Surah Baqarah in the Quran:“When you leave Arafat, then remember Allah at the Mash’arul Haram.” (‘The Sacred Monument’, referring to Muzdalifah according to Abdullah bin Umar (رضي الله عنه))

  • During the farewell Hajj, the Prophet (صَلَّى اللّٰهُ عَلَيْهِ وَسَلَّم) performed the Maghrib and Isha salats together at Muzdalifah. He stayed at the spot where the present Masjid Mash’arul Haram currently is (towards the Qibla side). From there, the Prophet (صَلَّى اللّٰهُ عَلَيْهِ وَسَلَّم) said: “Although I am staying here, you may stay anywhere throughout Muzdalifah.” [Muslim]

Jamarat: The Jamarat are three stone pillars, which are pelted as a compulsory ritual of Hajj in emulation of the Prophet Ebrahim (عليه السلام). They represent the three locations where Ebrahim (عليه السلام) pelted the Shaitan (Satan) with stones when he tried to dissuade him from sacrificing his son Ismail (عليه السلام).

Pilgrims stones these pillars continuous three days from 10th till 12th Dhull hijjah (Rami). The three jamarat are located within a few hundred feet of one another in a line and are named as follows:

Jamarat al Ula: first stone pillar in the line.

Jamrat al Wusta: the second stone pillar in the line.

Jamrat al Aqaba: the third stone pillar in the line.

Rami al-Jamarat: Rami al-Jamarat (Arabic: رمي الجمرات; meaning “stoning of the Jamarat”), sometimes referred to as the “Stoning of the Devil” is a rite carried out by Hajj pilgrims whereby small pebbles are thrown at three stone structures in Mina. The act of throwing stones at the Jamarat is known as “Rami”.

The ritual of Rami is a symbolic reenactment of the actions of Ibrahim (عليه السلام) when he was faced with the trial of having to sacrifice his son, Ismail عليه السلام (other narrations mention it was Ishaq (عليه السلام)). In a dream, Ibrahim was commanded to perform the sacrifice to which he responded with unwavering reliance and trust in the will of Allah.

Each time, Ibrahim resisted temptation, remaining steadfast in his intention to do as he was commanded. As Ibrahim (عليه السلام) was preparing to sacrifice his son, he was spared from having to carry out the command at the last moment and was provided with a sacrificial animal as a substitute.

Ayyam al-Tashreeq: On Ayyam al-Tashreeq, pelting can be performed after Zawwal (midday) and before Fajr. However, there are various times of the day where pelting is more virtuous than other times. These times are as follows:

  • 1. Before Zawwal (midday) – Not allowed to pelt.
  • 2. After the beginning time of Dhuhr Salah until sunset – Sunnah. Try to perform Rami between these times, provided it isn’t too crowded.
  • 3. Between sunset and Fajr Salah – Disliked (Makruh) for men*, but still valid and permissible for women, the elderly and the infirm.

* It will not be disliked (Makruh) for a man who is a Mahram to perform Rami with a woman who is pelting at that time.

Tawaf Al-Ifadah: It is performed on the 10th day of Zil-Hajj after taking off the Ihram into everyday clothes. After performing this Tawaf, return to Mina.

Tawaf al Ifadah is performed by pilgrim after one frees from doing different rituals of hajj such as slaughtering the animal (QURBANI) and after shaving the hairs of head (Halq).

Tawaf al Ifadah is obligatory part amongst the rituals of hajj which symbolizes being in a hurry to respond to ALLAH and show love for Him. Tawaf Ifadah is performed same as you perform tawaf of arrival during the hajj. However, the only difference is you are not bound to wear during Tawaf Ifadah of hajj at right shoulder nor you are to perform ramal in this Tawaf.

Then the pilgrim must perform Sai between Safa & Marwa, after both the Tawaf Ifadah and the Sai, everything becomes lawful on pilgrim as before the hajj.

Qurbani: The animal offering is one of the integral rites of Hajj.

The animal offerings are among the rites decreed for you by God. In them there are benefits for you. 22:36

The Quran makes the point clear that this is not to be confused with the pagan concept of animal sacrifice for the gods, by stating that ALLAH is in no need of any sacrifice. This is emphasized by the words "benefits for you". This is also asserted in the following verse:

Neither their meat nor their blood reaches God. What reaches Him is your reverence. 22:37

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