The Pilgrimage Hajj – Tawaf and Its Method

The Pilgrimage Hajj – Tawaf and Its Method

Each Tawaaf Consists of seven Circumambulations around the Ka’aba The Method to be followed in Tawaaf is as follows:

After Making the Niyyat for Tawaaf, Come in front of Hajar-e-Aswad and Kiss it and of it is not possible to kiss it then point towards it and kiss the palms. Then raising your hands up to your ears recite this takbeer:

Tawaf

BIS-MIL-LAA-HI AL-LAA-HU AK-BAR WA LIL-LAA-HIL-HAMD.

In the name of Allah, Allah is the Most Great and Unto Allah Praise.

As you finish reciting, drop your hands and start moving for the first circumambulation. Each circumambulation starts from Hajar-e-Aswad and for each of these there is a special prayer, which should end at Rukn Yamaani ( you may be able to recite the prayer two or three times before your reach Rukn Yamaani). As you start from Rukn Yamaani towards Hajar-e-Aswad to start the next circumambulation, keep reciting the following Du’aa till your reach Hajar-e-Aswad:

RAB-BA-NAA AA-TI-NAA FID-DUN-YAA HA-SA-NA-TANW WA FIL-AA-KHI-RA-TI HA-SA-NA-TANW WA QI-NAA A-ZAA-BAN-NAAR WA AD-KHIL-NAL-JAN-NA-TA MA-AL-AB-RAAR YAA A-ZEE-ZU YAA GAF-FAA-RU YAA RAB-BAL AA-LA-MEEN

O’my Lord Allah! Bless us in the world that which is good and in the Hereafter that which is good and save us from the torment of Fire and enter us in Paradise with the pious. O Mighty O Forgiver O Lord of the Universe.

Hajj – Dua of the first circumambulation

Hajj – Dua of the second circumambulation

Hajj – Dua of the third circumambulation

Hajj – Dua of the fourth circumambulation

Hajj – Dua of the fifth circumambulation

Hajj – Dua of the sixth circumambulation

Hajj – Dua of the seventh circumambulation

Unique Merits Of The Masjid Of Allah’s Messenger’s (Sallallahu Alaihi Wa Sallam)

Unique Merits Of The Masjid Of Allah’s Messenger’s (Sallallahu Alaihi Wa Sallam)

The unique merit of the Masjid of Allah’s Messenger (Sallallahu Alaihi Wa Sallam) lies in the fact that he rendered personal help in its construction, led prayers in it for years and called it his own Masjid. He has said, “A prayer offered in ‘my Masjid’ carries a thousand fold greater rewards than a prayer offered elsewhere, except in Masjid-e-Haram (the Masjid around the Ka’aba).

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According to Hazrat Anas (Radiyaliahu Anhu), Allah’s Messenger (Sallallahu Alaihi Wa Sallam) said, “The person who offers 40 prayers consecutively in my Masjid without missing a prayer in between, will secure immunity from the Fire of Hell and other torments and also from hypocrisy.” (Musnad-e-Ahmed)

Again he has said, “The space between my living quarters and my pulpit consists of a garden from the Gardens of Parasdise, and my pulpit is situated at the fountain of Al-Kausar (in Paradise).” (Muslim Sharif, Bukhari Sharif)

While entering Masjid-e-Nabvi, think of the great opportunity, repent for the sins and decide to lead life on the foot steps of Allah’s Messenger (Sallallahu Alaihi Wa Sallam). Walk slowly and humbly. Enter the Haram Sharif from Babe-Jibreel Bab-as-Salaam. Step right foot in first and recite:

BIS-MIL-LAA-HI WAS-SA-LAA-TU WAS-SA-LAA-MU A-LAA RA-SOO-LIL-LAA-HI AL-LAA-HUM-MAG-FIR-LEE ZU-NOO-BEE WAF-TAH-LEE AB-WAA-BA RAH-MA-TI-KA WAD-KHIL-NEE FEE-HAA YAA AR-HA-MAR-RAA-HI-MEEN

In the name of Allah Peace and Blessing upon Messenger of Allah O my Lord Allah forgive my sins and open for me the doors of Thy Mercy and get me entered there in, O the Most Merciful of the Merciful.

Offer two raka’at of Tahayyatul Masjid in Riyazul-Jannah [Allah’s Messenger (Sallalahu Alaihi Wasallam) has called this place a piece of Paradise], the place between the niche and the house of Allah’s Messenger (Sallalahu Alaihi Wasallam).

Now come the Mawajeh Sharif, a placewhere you stand face to face with Allah’s Messenger (Sallalahu Alahi Wasallam). Think of your sinful life and Allah’s favour to you to call you to Madina Munawwara fo which millions of people desire, and say:

O our beloved guide, Allah’s Peace and Blessings be upon you, we have committedsins. We have turned towards you. Pray to Allah in our favour for our betterment in this world and Hereafter. May Allah grant us your intercession on the Day of Resurrection, Aameen.

Stand humbly in front of Mawajeh Sharif neither too close nor too far. Cast your eyes down and recite Darood Sharif and Salaam seventy times in a slow, respectful, soft voice.

After offering Salaam to Allah’s Messenger (Sallalahu Alaihi Wasallam), move a meter to the right and offer Salaam on Hazrat Abu Bakr Siddiq (Radi Allahu Anhu), the first Caliph, who lies asleep next to Allah’s Messenger (Sallalahu Alaihi Wasallam).

Then move a meter more to the right and offer Salaam on Hazrat Umar (Radi Allahu Anhu), the second Caliph.

Madina

Visit To Madina Munawwara – Masjid Nabawi

Visit To Madina Munawwara – Masjid Nabawi

The Visit to Madina Munawwara – Masjid Nabawi Hadith: Allah’s Messenger (Sallalahu Alaihi Wa Sallam) has said, “The person who visits my grave, his intercession becomes wajib on me.”

Masjid Nabawi

Hadith: In another tradition Allah’s Messenger (Sallallahu Alaihi Wa Sallam) has said, “let him who can die in Madina, for I shall intercede for those who die in it.” (Ahmed, Tirmizi Sharif)

Hadith: Here is on more tradition: “The terror of the Antichrist (Dajjal) will not enter Madina. That day it will have seven gates with two angels at each gate.” (Bukhari Sharif)

Hadith: Allah’s Messenger (Sallalahu Alaihi Wa Sallam) said, “O Allah, put in Madina twice as much blessings as Thou has put in Makka.” (Bukhari Sharif, Muslim Sharif)

Hadith: Allah’s Messenger (Sallallahu Alaihi Wa Sallam) has said, “He who purposely comes to visit me will be under my protection on the Day of Resurrection; he who lives in Madina and endures its difficulty will have me as a witness and intercessor on the Day of Resurrection; and he who dies in one of the two sacred territories will be raised by Allah on the Day of Resurrection among those who will be safe.” (Baihaqi)

Hadith: Allah’s Messenger (Sallallahu Alaihi Wa Sallam) has said, “He who performs the pilgrimage and visits my grave after my death will be like him who visited me in my lifetime.” (Baihaqi)

Hadith: Allah’s Messenger (Sallallahu Alaihi Wa Sallam) has said, “ The last hour will not come before Madina drives away its wicked people as the bellows drives away the impurity of iron.” (Muslim Sharif)

You should pass your journey to Madina Munawwara with excessive recitation of Darood Sharif, Astagfaar and Prayers. When you reach Madina Munawwara, after keeping your baggage safely, take a bath or perform wudu, put on a good dress, use some perfume and reciting Darood Sharif, proceed to Masji-e-Nabvi, also known as Haram Sharif. You should bear in mind that you are going to call at the Greatest person on earth, our best guide and beloved Holy Prophet Hazrat Muhammad (Sallallahu Alaihi Wa Sallam). He sees you when you face him and responds to salaam which you offer him. Our every act against Islam and disobedience shocks him as a patron. The great oriental philosopher poet Allama Iqbal once prayed:

O my Lord Allah give me whatever penalty on my sins, but show not the record of my evil deeds to my beloved Prophet Hazrat Muhammad (Sallallahu Alaihi Wa Sallam), as he will be shocked and his heart will break.

Halaq

What is Halaq?

What is Halaq?

The person performing only Umrah or Tamattu Hajj should discontinue Ahram by Halaq, ie. Shaving of the head. The person performing Qiran Hajj should not put off Ahram without performing Hajj. To get the whole head shaved is better, otherwise the hair should be shortened about half an inch in length. For women, shaving the head is forbidden. She should herself cut a full lock of her hair about an inch in length. After Halaq, return to Mataf and offer two raka’at Nafl of Saee which is Mustahab. This completes the Umrah which you started with putting on the Ahram. Those persons performing Qiran Hajj should now wait for Ayyaam-e-Hajj i.e. days of Hajj which begin from 8th Zil Hajj. Till then you should not waste your time in worldly affairs. Always do zikr, recite Darood Sharif, recite Qur’aan, offer Umrul Qaza, observe fast and try to spend maximum amount of time in Haram Shariff. Do as many Tawaaf as you can, as this is the only place in the world where one can perform Tawaaf.

zamzam

What to be recited when Drinking Zamzam?

What to be recited when Drinking Zamzam?

Hajj – Prayer of zamzam

AL-LAA-HUM-MA IN-NEE AS-A-LU-KA IL-MAN-NAA-FI-ANW WA RIZ-QANW WAA-SI-ANW WA SHI-FAA-AN-MIN KUL-LI DAA-I

O Allah I beseech Thee for the beneficial knowledge, the excessive provisions, and healing against all sufferings and evils.

If there is no rush in Tawaaf, then you should go to Maqam-e-Ibrahim after completing the seventh circumambulation and then to Multazim for prayer. This is the preferred method and Sunnat.

To walk with normal pace from Safa to Marwah is one circuit and from Marwah to Safa the second. When you reach Safa or Marwah completing the circuite stay at the hillock for few minutes and pray for betterment and then raising the hands and facing the Ka’aba repeat the above mentioned takbeer and start the next circuit. Similarly, seven circuits are to be completed ending the last at Marwah. The male pilgrims should walk with hastened pace between the two green marks known as Meelain Akhdarain but it is not applicable to women. Recite the following prayer between the two green marks:

RAB-BIG-FIR WAR-HAM WA TA-JAA WAZ AM-MAA TA’-LA-MU IN-NA-KA TA’-LA-MU MAA-LAM NA’-LAM IN-NA-KA AN-TAL A-AZ-ZUL AK-RA-MU WAH-DI-NEE LIL-LA-TEE HI-YA AQ-WAM

O our Lord Allah forgive us. And have Mercy upon us. And overlook our evils which Thou knoweth. Verily Thou knoweth what we know not. And Thou art Allah The Most Honoured and the Most Bounteous. And show us the right path

Pray at Safa and Marwah for the whole Muslim world and yourself and your family. The Saee is completed with the seventh circuit ending at Marwah. Beseech Allah and implore Him in detail for all your needs at the end of Saee.

Makaam-e-Ibrahim

Hajj – Prayer of Makaam-e-Ibrahim

Hajj – Prayer of Makaam-e-Ibrahim

Prayer of Makaam-e-Ibrahim

AL-LAA-HUM-MA IN-NA-KA TA’LA-MU SIR-REE WA A-LAA NI-YA-TEE FAQ-BAL MA’-ZI-RA-TEE WA TA’-LA-MU HAA-JA-TEE FA A’-TI-NEE SU’-LEE WA TA’-LA-MU MAA FEE NAF-SEE FAG-FIR-LEE ZU-NOO-BI —- AL-LAA-HUM-MA IN-NEE AS-A-LU-KA EE-MAA-NAY YU-BAA-SHI-RU QALBEE WA YA-QEE-NAN SAA-DI-QAN HAT-TAA A’-LA-MA AN-NA-HOO LAA YU-SEE-BU-NEE IL-LAA MAA KA-TAB-TA-LEE WA RI-DAM-MIN-KA BI-MAA QA-SAM-TA-LEE AN-TA WA-LIY-YEE FID-DUN-YAA WAL AA-KHI-RA-TI TA-WAF-FA-NEE MUS-LI-MANW WA AL-HIQ-NEE BIS-SA-LI-HEEN —- AL-LAAHUM-MA LAA TA-DA’-LA-NAA FEE MA-QAA-MI-NAA HAA-ZAA ZAM-BAN IL-LAA GA-FAR-TA-HU WA-LAA HAM-MAN IL-LAA FAR-RAJ-TA-HU WALAA HAA-JA-TAN IL-LAA QA-DAI-TA-HAA WA YAS-SAR-TA-HAA FA-YASSIR U-MOO-RA-NAA WASH-RAH SU-DOO-RA-NAA WA NAV-VIR QU-LOO-BA-NAA WAKH-TIM BIS-SAA-LI-HAA-TI A’-MAA-LA-NAA AL-LAA-HUM-MA TA-WAF-FA-NAA MUS-LI-MEE-NA WA AL-HIQ-NAA BIS-SAA-LI-HEE-NA GAI-RA KHA-ZAA-YAA WA-LAA MAF-TOO-NEE-NA AA-MEEN YAA RABBAL AA-LA-MEEN

O Allah Thou art aware of all what I reveal and what I conceal, So accept my appeal of forgiveness and Thou knoweth my needs. So grant me what I demand. And Thou knoweth what is in my heart. So forgive all my sins.

O Allah I beseech Thee to grant me a belief which may sink into my heart. True belief that I may realize. That no misfortune may befall me. Except that what Thou hast decreed for me.And grant me pleasure on that what Thou hast destined for me. Thou art my patron in this world and Hereafter. O my Lord make me to die as a Muslim. And join me to the righteous. O Allah let not remain any of our sins unforgiven. And any anxiety unrequited, and any demand uneasen and ungranted to me. At this Sacred Place. O our Lord ease for us our affairs, and expand for us our breast, and enlighten our hearts. And conclude our affairs with goodness. O our Lord Allah make us to live as Muslim. And join us to Thy righteous. Save us from humiliation and trials, Lord of Universe. Aameen.

From Maqam-e-Ibrahim go to Zamzam well. This is about 15 metres from Maqam-e-Ibrahim and lies underground to Mataf i.e, the place of Tawaaf. Drink Zamzam in three breaths in a standing position. Allah’s Messenger (Sallallahu Alaihi Wa Sallam) has said that for whatever purpose the Zamzam is drunk, it is achieved. The Zamzam may also be poured or sprinkled over the head or rubbed on face and breast as sacred water. After drinking Zamzam beseech Allah for your prosperity in this world and hereafter and recite the following du’aa: What to be recited when Drinking Zamzam?

Multazim

Prayer of Multazim – The Pilgrimage Hajj

Prayer of Multazim – The Pilgrimage Hajj

AL-LAA-HUM-MA YAA RAB-BAL-BAI-TIL A-TEE-QI A’-TIQ RI-QAA-BANAA WA RI-QAA-BA AA-BAA-I-NAA WA UM-MA-HAA-TI-NAA WA IKH-WAA-NI-NAA WA AV-LAA-DI-NAA MI-NAN-NAAR —- YAA ZAL-JOO-DI WAL-KA-RA-MI WAL-FAD-LI WAL MAN-NI WAL A-TAA-I WAL IH-SAAN —- AL-LAA-HUM-MA AH-SIN AA-QI-BA-TA-NAA FIL U-MOO-RI KUL-LI-HAA WA A-JIR-NAA MIN KHIZ-YID-DUN-YAA WA A-ZAA-BIL AA-KHI-RAH —-AL-LAA-HUM-MA IN-NEE AB-DU-KA WAB-NU AB-DIKA WAA-QI-FUN TAH-TA BAA-BI-KA MUL-TA-ZI-MUM BI-A’-TAA-BI-KA MU-TA-ZAL-LILUM BAI-NA YA-DAI-KA AR-JOO RAH-MA-TA-KA WA AKH-SHAA A-ZAA-BA-KA MI-NAN-NAA-RI YAA QA-DEE-MAL-IH-SAAN —- AL-LAAHUM-MA IN-NEE AS-A-LU-KA AN TAR-FA-A ZIK-REE WA TA-DA-A WIZ-REE WA TUS-LI-HA AM-REE WA TU-TAH-HI-RA QAL-BEE WA TU-NAV-VIRA-LEE FEE QAB-REE WA TAG-FI-RA-LEE ZAM-BI —- WA AS-A-LU-KAD-DA-RA-JAA-TIL-U-LAA MI-NAL JAN-NA-TI AA-MEEN

O Allah The Lord of this Ancient House. Free our necks and those of our parents, brothers and offsprings from the Fire. O Allah the Beneficient, Munificient and Supreme O Owner of Bounty, Grace, Favour and Kindness, let the consequences of our all affairs be for good and save us from the humiliation in this world and from the torment of the hereafter. O Allah I am Thy servant, the son of Thy servant, standing beneath Thy door. Clinging with Thy threshold. Afraid of Thy wrath. Humbly in Thy Presence. I pray for Thy Mercy and I fear of Thy punishment. O the Ancient Lord of Favour. O Allah I ask thee to accept my praises and to free me of my burden of sins. And to direct my affairs and purify my heart and enlighten my grave and forgive my sins. O Allah I ask Thee the higher ranks in Paradise. Aameen.

After Multazim, go to Maqam-e-Ibrahim which is in front of Bab-e-Ka’aba. Here offer two raka’at Namaaz wajib of Tawaaf. If the time of Namaaz is makrooh, then delay this Namaaz till the proper time. If there is rush at Maqam-e-Ibrahim, then this Namaaz may be offered nearer to the place or anywhere inside the Haram territory. If a person has delayed this Namaaz due to makrooh time, then he may perform another Tawaaf and offer the Namaaz of the two Tawaaf at the proper time. When the makrooh time is over then Namaaz of tawaaf should be offered before any other Sunnat or Nafl Namaaz.

Recite Surah Kafirun in the first raka’at and Surah Ikhlas in the second. Implore and beseech Allah for your betterment. This place is one of the appointed places of acceptance of prayers, then recite the following du’aa: Hajj – Prayer of Makaam-e-Ibrahim

 

seventh circumambulation

Hajj – Dua of the seventh circumambulation

Hajj – Dua of the seventh circumambulation

Dua of the seventh circumambulation

AL-LAA-HUM-MA IN-NEE AS-A-LU-KA EE-MAN-NAN KAA-MI-LANW WA YA-QEE-NAN SAA-DI-QANW WA RIZ-QANW WAA-SI-ANW WA QAL-BAN KHA-SHI-ANW WA LI-SAA-NAN ZAA-KI-RANW WA RIZ-QAN HA-LAA-LAN TAIY-YI BANW WA TAV-BA-TAN-NA-SOO-HANW WA TAV-BA-TAN QAB-LAL MAV-TI WA RAA-HA-TAN IN-DAL MAV-TI WA MAG-FI-RA-TANW WA RAHMA-TAM BA’-DAL-MAV-TI WAL-AF-WA IN-DAL-HI-SAA-BI WAL-FAV-ZA BILJAN-NA-TI WAN-NA-JAA-TA MI-NAN-NAA-RIBI-RAH-MA-TI-KA YAA A-ZEEZU YAA GAF-FAA-RU RAB-BI ZID-NEE IL-MANW WA AL-HIQ-NEE BIS-SAALI-HEEN

O Allah I beseech Thee to grant me the Perfect Faith and true belief and excessive provisions and a Allah-fearing heart and a Allah-praising tongue. The lawful and the good and a sincere repentance and repentance before death and tranquility at the time of death and deliverance on the Day of Reckoning and triumph to Paradise and deliverance from the Fire. O Allah grant me all with Thy Mercy O Mighty, O Forgiver, O Lord, increase my knowledge and join me with the Righteous. Aameen.

After completing the seventh Tawaaf come back to Hajar-e-Aswad and kiss it or point towards it and kiss the palms and then reciting the takbeer for the eight time move towards Multazim. The walled place between Bab-e-ka’aba and Hajar-e-Aswad is known as Multazim i.e. the Sacred Place of Holding where Allah’s Messenger (sallalahu Alaihi Wa Sallam) beseeched Allah with tears in his eyes. This is one of the appointed places of acceptance of prayers. Raise your hands up to the wall or hold the cover of Ka’aba and cry out to Allah from deep down your heart and ask for anything and pray whatever you wish either in Arabic or in you own language.

Hajj Dua

Hajj Dua of the sixth circumambulation

Hajj – Dua of the sixth circumambulation

Hajj Dua of the Sixth circumambulation

AL-LAA-HUM-MA IN-NA LA-KA A-LAIY-YA HU-QOO-QAN KA-SEE-RA-TAN FEE-MAA BAI-NEE WA BAI-NA-KA WA HU-QOO-QAN KA-SEE-RA-TAN FEE-MAA BAI-NEE WA BAI-NA KHAL-QI-KA AL-LAA-HUM-MA MAA KAA-NA LA-KA MIN-HAA FAG-FIR-HU LEE WA-MAA KAA-NA LI-KHAL-QI-KA FA-TA-HAM-MAL-HU AN-NEE WA AG-NI-NEE BI-HA-LAA-LI-KA AN HARAA-MI-KA WA BI-TAA-A-TI-KA AM-MA’-SI-YA-TI-KA WA BI-FAD-LI-KA AM-MAN SI-WAA-KA YAA WAA-SI-AL-MAG-FI-RA-TI AL-LAA-HUM-MA IN-NA BAI-TA-KA A-ZEE-MUNW WA WAJ-HA-KA-REE-MUNW WA AN-TA YAA AL-LAA-HU HA-LEE-MUN KA-REE-MUN A-ZEE-MUN TU-HIB-BUL-AF-WA FA’-FU AN-NEE

Hajj Dua: O Allah there are many Thy claims on me, which are only between Thee and me. And there are many claims on me between me and Thy creatures. O Allah exempt me with Thy claims on me and take over Thee the claims which are between me and Thy creatures. O Allah bestow upon me the lawful and save me from the forbidden make me submissive and not the disobedient. O Most forgiving, grant me Thy Favour and save me from the indigent of others. O Allah verily Thy House is Glorious and Thy Countenance Supreme in Honour. And Thou art O Allah The Clement The Benign and The Supreme. Thou likest Forgiveness hence forgive me.

 

fifth circumambulation

Hajj – Dua of the fifth circumambulation

Hajj – Dua of the fifth circumambulation

Fifth Circumambulation
AL-LAA-HUM-MA A-ZIL-LA-NEE TAH-TA ZIL-LI AR-SHI-KA YAV-MA LAA ZIL-LA IL-LAA ZIL-LA AR-SHI-KA WA-LAA BAA-QI-YA IL-LAA WAJ-HA-KA WAS-QI-NEE MIN HAV-DI NA-BIY-YI-KA SAIY-YI-DINAA MU-HAM-MA-DIN SAL-LAL-LAA-HU A-LAI-HI WA SAL-LA-MA SHAR-BA-TAN HA-NEE-A-TAM MA-REE-A-TAL LAA NAZ-MAA-U BA’-DA-HAA A BA-DAA —- AL-LAA-HUM-MA IN-NEE AS-A-LU-KA MIN KHAI-RI MAA SA-A-LA-KA MIN-HU NA-BIYYU-KA SAIY-YI-DU-NAA MU-HAM-MA-DUN SAL-LAL LAA-HU A-LAI-HI WAS SAL-LA-MA WA A-OO-ZU-BI-KA MIN SHAR-RI MAS-TA-AA-ZA-KA MIN-HU NA-BIY-YU-KA SAIY-YIDU-NAA MU-HAM-MA-DUN SAL-LAL-LAAHU A-LAI-HI WAS AL-LAM. AL-LAA-HUM-MA IN-NEE AS-A-LU-KAL JANNA-TA WA NA-EE-M-HAA WA-MAA YU-QAR-RIBU-NEE I-LAI-HAA MIN QAV-LIN AV FI’-LIN AV-A-MAL —- WA A-OO-ZU-BI-KA MI-NAN-NAA-RI WA MAA YU-QAR-RI-BU-NEE I-LAI-HAA MIN QAV-LIN AV FI’-LIN AV A-MAL.

O Allah provide me the shadow of the Throne on the day when there shall be no shadow except that of Thy Throne. And no face except of Thine O lord provide me a drink from the stream of Thy Prophet our Guide Muhammad sal-lal-laa-hu A-lai-hi Wa Sal-lam, a drink so refreshing that quenches the thirst for ever O Allah I ask Thee all the virtues that Thy Prophet and our Guide Muhammad Sal-lal-laa-hu A-lai-hi wa Sal-lam asked Thee and I seek Thy refuge from all the evils from which Thy Prophet Prophet and our Guide Muhammad on whom be peace and blessings sought of Thee. O Allah I beseech Thee to grant me Paradise and its pleasure and what brings me closer to it by words and deeds and acts.