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The Pilgrimage – What to do After Hajj?

The Pilgrimage – What After Hajj?

Return from Mina to Makkah Mukarrama on 12th or 13th afternoon. Now your Hajj is complete. According to Hadis, whosoever performed Hajj solely for Allah and did not resort to any lewdness of abuse, he returns from Hajj as innovent and sinless as he was on the day he was born. All your past sins are forgiven and you are like a newly born baby. You are entering into a new phase of life. You should not forget the Benevolence of Allah, Who selected you from among the millions of Muslims and honoured you with the visit of His Holy House, the Abode of Prophets. You should not forget the promises made by you in Arafat to lead a pious life. Now you are will aware of your responsibilities. If yo will commit sins again, it will not only degrade you but also reflect on the whole society. After Hajj you should devote your maximum time to prayers in Makkah Mukarrama.

Nafl Umrah may be performed for your parents, relatives, teachers and offspring, dead or alive. In order to perform Nafl Umrah you have to perform Guls, then taking your Ahram you go to Masjid-e-Ayesha. There you put on the Ahram, offer two raka’at Nafl of Umrah and then come back to Haram Sharif and perform Tawaaf (with Iztibah and Ramal), Saee and Halaq. Make intention for Umrah in the flowing words:

AL-LAA-HUM-MA IN-NEE U-REE-DUL UM-RAH——–FA-YAS-SIR-HAA-LEE WA TA-QAB-BAL-HAA MIN-NEE——- WAA-IN-NEE A-LAI-HAA WA BAA-RIK-LEE FEE-HAA NAVAI-TUL UM-RA-TA WA AH-RAMTU BI-HAA LIL-LAA-HI TA-AA-LAA

O Allah! I have made the intention to perform Umrah, easen it for me and accept it from me and help me (to perform it) and make it full of blessings for me. I make the intention for Umrah and with it I have put on the Ahram for the sake of Allah Ta’ala.

Similarly, Nafl Tawaaf may be performed for them. At least one full recitation of Qur’aan may be completed during this period. Nafl Namaaz may also be offered for yourself. Be particular for five times Namaaz. (Do not forget that one Namaaz offered in Haram is equal to one hundred thousand Namaaz offered elsewhere).

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Conditions of The blessed Pilgrimage – Hajj

Conditions of The blessed Pilgrimage –  Hajj

Pilgrimage – Hajj

  1. One must be a Muslim.
  2. One must be an adult.
  3. One must be sane.
  4. A woman must travel with her husband or a Mahram (a man she cannot marry at all).
  5. The pilgrim should have sufficient money for his journey as well as for his dependants whom he leaves at home.Hajj is only for Allah Ta’alaVerser: “And for the sake of Allah, the people are to perform pilgrimage to this house, who could find a way there.” (Surah Aal E Imran, Verse 97)

Hajj is obligatory upon those who can “make their way” to Makkah. That is to say that the requirement is not absolute, but incumbent upon those whose health and means permit it, and who in doing so, do not compromise their responsibilities towards their families. Hajj relates to the life of tests and trials lived by Prophet Hazrat Ibrahim (Alahissalam) and his son Prophet Hazrat Ismail (Alaihissalam) in the vicinity of Makkah.