Hajj Workshop

Hajj is nearly upon us for another year. The Hajj Workshop page can be found here

It is your one stop shop for Hajj & Umrah learning & preparation – jam packed with self learning videos, guides, articles, how to’s, supplications and much much more.

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Dates for Hajj 2018

When is Hajj 2018?

The dates of Hajj for 2018 (1439) are as follows,

Note: The dates above have not yet been confirmed by the authorities in Saudi Arabia. These dates are based on calculations – please check closer to time for confirmed dates.

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So you may be wondering how the dates above were arrived at. Good question. First we can calculate the moon phases in August, which is when the month of Dhul Hijjah will start this year inshAllah,As we can see the new moon is expected on the Saturday, 11-Aug-2018 at 12:58 (in Makkah). But will it be visible on this day? This is where we have to calculate the moon crescent visibility curves to verify. Moon crescent visibility curves for three days are as follows,

As can be seen from these curves,

  • The moon will not be visible (in Makkah) on Saturday, 11-Aug-2018
  • The moon will be visible (in Makkah) by the naked eye on Sunday, 12-Aug-2018. This means that the first day of Dhul Hijjah will be Monday, 13-Aug-2018
  • So the first day of Hajj (the 8th of Dhul Hijjah) will be on Monday, 20-Aug-2018 inshAllah

Ref

  1. “Accurate Times”, International Astronomical Center (IAC)

My Hajj – Part 9 – In Between (Umrah & Hajj)

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My Hajj Part 9 provides suggestions to the pilgrim on what to do between Umrah & Hajj

Note

  1. The Part 9 page has the latest version & may provide additional resources & references
  2. The Hajj Course page provides a table of contents (toc) and lists all the Parts
  3. For the best viewing experience watch in full screen HD

My Hajj – Part 8 – Umrah

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My Hajj Part 8 provides a detailed account of how to perform Umrah

Note

  1. The Part 8 page has the latest version & may provide additional resources & references
  2. The Hajj Course page provides a table of contents (toc) and lists all the Parts
  3. For the best viewing experience watch in full screen HD

My Hajj – Part 7 – Rituals

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My Hajj Part 7 explores the Hajj & Umrah rituals and rites in detail, including Tawaaf and Sa’ee

Note

  1. The Part 7 page has the latest version & may provide additional resources & references
  2. The Hajj Course page provides a table of contents (toc) and lists all the Parts
  3. For the best viewing experience watch in full screen HD

My Hajj – Part 6 – Makkah

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My Hajj Part 6 provides an introduction to the city of Makkah and Masjid Al-Haram (home of the Kabah)

Note

  1. The Part 6 page has the latest version & may provide additional resources & references
  2. The Hajj Course page provides a table of contents (toc) and lists all the Parts
  3. For the best viewing experience watch in full screen HD

How to Perform the Funeral Prayer

A Step-by-Step Guide on how to Perform the Funeral (Janazah) Prayer (Salah)

On a somber note, this post provides a guide of how to perform the Funeral prayer. You might be surprised to find out that if you are on Hajj there might be a Funeral prayer after nearly every Fard Salah so it is important to know how to perform it correctly. A quick note – there appears to be different ways of performing the Funeral prayer. The aim of this guide is to present how the Funeral prayer is performed in Makkah & Madinah, Ref [1]. Please check & confirm with a scholar. (There is also a nicely formatted pdf at the end of this post that you can download and print)

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Note

  1. The method presented in this Post is the way that the Funeral prayer is performed in Makkah & Madinah and is referenced per Ref [1] below.
  2. Supplications for Male, Female & Child are examples taken from Ref [1].
  3. Please double check & confirm with a scholar.
  4. Check back often to see if there are any updates or revisions.

Ref

  1. “Prayer According to the Sunnah”. Compiler Prof. Muhammad Zulfiqar. Darussalam. March, 2006. Chapter – The Funeral Prayer, pg 492, 498. [10012]
  2. “Fortress of the Muslim, Invocations from the Qur’an and Sunnah”. Compiled by Said bin Wahf Al-Qahtani. Darussalam. 7th Edition July, 2006. pg 66. [10003]