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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.

Hajj – Dua of the first circumambulation

Hajj – Dua of the first circumambulation

SUB-HAA-NAL-LAA-HI WAL-HAM-DU-LIL-LAA-HI WA-LAA I-LAA-HA IL-LAL-LAA-HU WAL-LAA-HU AK-BAKR WA-LAA-HAV-LA WA-LAA QUV-VA-TA IL-LAA BIL-LAA-HIL-A-LIY-YIL-AZEEM —- WAS-SA-LAA-TU WAS-SA-LAA-MU A-LAA RA-SOO-LIL-LAA-HI SAL-LAL-LAA-HU A-LAI-HI WA SAL-LAM AL-LAA-HUMMA EE-MAA-NAM BI-KA WA TAS-DEE-QAM BI-KA-LI-MAA-TI-KA WA WAFAA-AM BI-AH-DI-KA WAT-TI-BAA-AL LI-SUN-NA-TI NA-BIY-YI-KA WA HABEE-BI-KA MU-HAM-MA-DIN SAL-LAL-LAA-HU A-LAI-HI WA SAL-LAM —- AL-LAA-HUM-MA IN-NEE AS-A-LU-KAL AF-WA WAL AA-FI-YA-TA WAL MUAA-FAA-TAD-DAA-I-MA-TA FID-DEE-NI WAD-DUN-YAA WAL AA-KHI-RA-TI WAL FAV-ZA BIL-JAN-NA-TI WAN-NA-JAA-TA MI-NAN-NAAR

Praise be to Allah and unto Allah Praise, there is no god save Allah and Allah is Most Great and there is no power nor strength except that from Allah The Most High Most Mighty. Blessing and Peace to the Messenger of Allah upon whom be Peace and Blessings. O Allah (I am commencing the Tawaaf) with my full belief in Thee and my trust in Thy book and fulfilling Thy covenant and following the Tradition of Thy Prophet and beloved Muhammad upon whom be peace and Blessing. O Allah I beseech Thee for Thy forgiveness and safety and everlasting security of Faith in this world and Hereafter and access to Paradise and safety from The Fire.

Also Read The Most Important Days of Zil Hajj

The First Day of Hajj 8th Zill Hajj – Yaum-al-Tarwiah

The Second Day 9th Zill Hajj Yaum-e-Vaqoof or Yaum-e-Arafa

The Third Day of Hajj- 10th Zil Hajj

11th Zil Hajj – The Fourth Day

12th Zil Hajj the Fifth Day and 13th Zil Hajj

Five Days

Pilgrimage – Five Days of Hajj

Pilgrimage – Five Days of Hajj

The Hajj starts on 8th Zil Hajj and ends on 12th Zil Hajj of every Hijri year. These are know as the Five days are described here.

Hajj may be performed in three ways:

  1. IFRAD i.e. Hajj alone
  2. Q1RAN i.e. Hajj and Umrah in one Ahram during the Hajj season
  3. 3.TAMATTU i.e. Hajj and Umrah separately in two Ahrams during the Hajj season. It is necessary to make the intention clearly as to the type of Hajj when putting on the Ahram, because once you make an intention, you are not allowed to change it

The First Day of Hajj 8th Zill Hajj – Yaum-al-Tarwiah

The Second Day 9th Zill Hajj Yaum-e-Vaqoof or Yaum-e-Arafa

The Third Day of Hajj- 10th Zil Hajj

11th Zil Hajj – The Fourth Day

12th Zil Hajj the Fifth Day and 13th Zil Hajj

11th Zil Hajj – The Fourth Day

11th Zil Hajj – The Fourth Day

Devote the stay of Mina to praying and praising Allah. It is obligatory to pass the night of 10th and 11th Zil Hajj in Mina and to perform Rami of the three Jamrat on 11th and 12th Zil Hajj after Zawaal. For Rami, go to Jamrat with more than twenty-one pebbles, Strike seven pebbles on 1st Jamrah reciting the prayer mentioned before and then stay facing Ka’aba near it for five minutes praying for your welfare, then proceed to second Jamrah, strike seven pebbles and stay a few meter ahead from Jamrah for five minute prayer and then proceed to the last Jamrah i.e. Jamrat al-Uqbah, strike seven pebbles and return to your camp without staying or praying after it. For ladies and old persons it is allowed to perform the Rami even after sunset on 11th and 12th Zil Hajj otherwise it is makrooh.

THE LIMITATIONS

The Rami on 10th should be performed before Zawaal. It is sunset. But it is makrooh after sunset and forbidden after the dawn of 11th then a blood sacrifice is due to him as a penalty, which is known as Dum.

The time of Rami on 11th, 12th and 13th starts from Zawaal to sunset, from sunset to next dawn it is makrooh and forbidden after the dawn of next day. If a person could not perform it in the prescribed time, then a Dum is Wajib.

NAHAR. The sacrifice of animal for Tamattu and Qiran Hajj should be performed from the dawn of 10th to the sunset of 12th Zil Hajj, within the Haram territory preferably in Mina. If a person did it after this period or outside the Haram territory then a dum will be Wajib.

HALAQ. The head shaving or hair shortening should be performed from dawn of the 10th to the sunset of 12th within the Haram territory. Performing it after the prescribed period or outside the Haram territory will be subjected to a Dum. To perform Rami, Nahar and Halaq in the same order is also wajib. If a person performed Halaq before Nahar or Rami after Halaq then a Dum will be wajib.

The Third Day of Hajj- 10th Zil Hajj

The Third Day of Hajj- 10th Zil Hajj

Start from Muzdalifa before sunrise and reach Mina in forenoon to perform the rites. After reaching Mina keep your baggage etc. safely in your cam and start to perform the rites, strictly in the following order.

Without long rest in the camp, rust to strke seven pebbles on the third Jamrah known as Jamrat Al-Uqba (Big Shaitaan) before Zawaal. For ladies and weak persons, it is allowed to perform Rami up to sunset, otherwise Makrooh. Throw the pebbles on by one, and raising the right hand. Discontinue the Talbiya with the first pebble on Jamrah. Recite the following prayer when throwing the pebbles on the Jamrah:

BIS-MIL-LAA-HI AL-LAA-HU AK-BAR RA-GA-MAN LISH-SHAI-TAAN-NI RID-DAN LIFR-RAH-MAA-NI AL-LAA-HUM-MAJ-AL-HU HAJJ-JAM MAB-ROO-RAN WA SA’-YAM MASH-KOO-RAN WA ZAM-BAM-MAG-FOO-RAA.

In the name of Allah. Allah the Most Great, I strike the pebbles to Satan to secure the pleasure of Beneficent O my Lord Allah make my Hajj accepted and my sins forgiven and my endeavor honoured.

ZABAH OR ANIMAL SACRIFICE

After returning from Jamrah, go to Mazbah for sacrificing an animal. For a person (men or women) performing Tamattu or Qiran Hajj, it is obligatory to sacrifice a sheep or goat or one-seventh share in a camel or cow. It is not required from persons performing Ifrad Hajj. You can take the meat from your sacrifice for your use, this is Sunnat. The capable persons should sacrifice for your use, this is Sunnat. The capable persons should sacrifice separatelyfor Idul-Ad-haa as they do in their country but it is not applicable to the persons offering Qasr Namaaz in Makka Mukarrama.

HALAQ

After sacrifice you can put off the Ahram of Hajj by Halaq, i.e. by shaving the head or shortening the hair as already described under Umrah. Women should cut their lock about an inch to put off the Ahram. Now you are free of Ahram restrictions and can use your normal dress and perfumes, etc. However, the husband-wife relationship is still not allowed, unless you perform Tawaaf-e-Ziyarat.

TAWAAF-E-ZIYARAT

It is better to perform this Tawaaf on 10th Zil Hajj but it can be performed up to Magrib of 12th Zil Hajj. Go to Makkah Mukarrama on the 10th afternnon and perform a usual Tawaaf-e-Sadr, return from Makkah Mukarrama to pass at least two nights in Mina. This is a Sunnat. If you have put off Ahram  beforecoming to Makkah Mukarrama then Iztibah and Ramai are not required

SAEE OF HAJJ

After Tawaaf of Ziyarat, perform a usual Saee with particular intention of Saee of Hajj. Saee may be performed without Ahram. In case you have completed Saee of Hajj before Vaqoof of Arafat then no Saee is required now.

The First Day of Hajj 8th Zill Hajj – Yaum-al-Tarwiah

The First Day of Hajj 8th Zill Hajj – Yaum-al-Tarwiah

It is called Yavm-e-Tarwiyya. If you are performing Qiran or Ifrad Hajj, then you are already in Ahram, which you wore at Meeqaat. If you are performing Tamattu Hajj and you have put off your Ahram after performing Umrah during Hajj season, then you should again put on Ahram on 7th or 8th Zil Hajj for Hajj. For this purpose take a bath, put on two white unsewn sheets, go to Haram Sharif and after offering two raka’at Nafl of Ahram, make the intention for Ahram of Hajj. If the time of Namaaz is makrooh, then the intention for Ahram of Hajj. If the time of Namaz is makrooh, then the intention may be made after Farz Namaz, without the Nafl of Ahram.

If you want to perform the Saee of Hajj before Vaqoof of Arafa then perform a Nafl Tawaaf with Ramal and Iztibah and then perform Saee with the particular intention of Saee of Hajj. But to perform the Saee of Hajj after the Tawaaf of Ziyarat is better.

On this day, you leave Makkaah for Mina after sunrise in the echoing atmosphere of Lab-baik-Al-laa-hum-ma Lab-baik. You feel yourself in, an angelic world, wave after wave of human races from all over the world flow and flood towards the barren plain of Mina. Speaking various dialects, they are all folded in the Sacred dress Ahram and utter the Heavenly call of Lab-baik.

This is the living miracle of the unity of Islam. Reach Mina preferably be attended in Masjid-e-khaif, in Mina, where Allah’s Messenger (sallallahu Alaihi Was Sallam) stayed and offered Namaaz. But if you are afraid of losing your camp, then offer the Namaaz withJamaat in you camp.

The old and weak and women should not go out of the camp unnecessarily, because there are hundreds of lost cases every year. When you go out of the camp, make sure that you have the card of your Muallim. Devote your stay in Mina to prayers. Darood Sharif and Astagfaar. Repent from past sins and resolve firmly to lead a pious life according to the command of the Almighty Allah and the Traditions of Allah’s Messenger (sallallahu Alaihi Wa Sallam).

The First Day of Hajj 8th Zil Hajj Yaum-al-Tarwiah

The First Day of Hajj 8th Zil Hajj Yaum-al-Tarwiah

Bismil Laa-hir.Rahmaa-nir-Raheem””Al-Hamdu Lillaahi Rabbil ‘Aalameen was Salaatu was- Salaamu ‘Alaa Sayidinaa Muhammadin wa Aalihi wa Asabihi Ajma ‘een (tauheed- risalat- ahkirat and islam-iman-ihsan)

The days from 8th Zil Hajj to 12th Zil Hajj are called Ayam-e-Hajj (days of Hajj).

The First Day of Hajj (8th Zil Haj) Yaum-al-Tarwiah

Ehram and Intention.. generally, on 8th zil hajj determinants of hajj start to move towards Mina early in the morning after offering fajr prayer. So, on 8th zil hajj ehram for hajj is wore in Makkah Mukarama. (Because of crowd, it is fine to wear ehram on 7th zil hajj and move towards Mina). It is preferred to wear the ehram of hajj from Masjid Haram and offer two nafal with the intention of ehram of hajj. Read Surah Al kafiroon in first rakat and Surah Al ikhlas in second rakat as it is preferred. However, other surah can also be recited. Pray to Allah after offering nafal. Intend for hajj after reading the following prayer in heart:allahumma inni yuridul hajja fayasiruhuli wataqabbalahu minniI intend to perform Hajj; make it easy for me and accept it from me.” Read talbiyah after intending for hajj: Labaik allahumma labaik,labaik la sharikalak labaik,innal hamd wan naymata lakaval mulk ,la sharikalak

Here I am O Allah, (in response to Your call), here I am. Here I am. You have no partner, here I am. Verily all praise, grace, and sovereignty belong to You. You have no partner.Now, the ehram of hajj has started and the same restrictions are imposed on you which were imposed during the ehram of Umrah.

Five Prayers in Mina.. after wearing the ehram of hajj, you will go to Mina on 8th zil hajj. It is sunnat to offer 5 prayers in Mina today which means Dhuhr, Asr, Maghrib, isha’a of 8th zil hajj and Fajr of 9th zil hajj. Remain busy in remembrance of Allah, offering nawafil, reading darood pak, and reciting Holy Quran during other time. Try to offer some prayers in Masjid Khaif because according to some sayings seventy thousands Prophets (A.S) has offered prayers in this Masjid. This is the masjid of Mina and according to some sayings, seventy thousand Prophets (A.S) buried here.

 

When I want to talk to allah I say prayers and when I want that he talk to me I recite quran- Hazrath Ali(ra)

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