My Hajj – Part 2 – Overview

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My Hajj Part 2 provides an Overview of the entire Hajj from start to finish … If you only have time for one part this is the one to watch 🙂

Note

  1. The Part 2 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

Hajj Pocketbook

I am so pleased to announce My Hajj Pocketbook,


Please visit the Hajj Pocketbook page (here) to download your very own copy.

The Pocketbook is the perfect travel companion – small enough to fit in your pocket, but detailed enough to guide you thru every step of Hajj & Umrah. Some features include,

  • Step by step instructions for Hajj & Umrah
  • Maps
  • Guides
  • Supplications
  • Counter (for Tawaaf & Sa’ee)
  • Small form factor that you can easily carry around with you everywhere

Hope you find it beneficial. Happy learning…

Hajj Notebook 2017

I am so pleased to announce that My Hajj Notebook (2017 Edition) is ready (Alhamdulillah),

Please visit the Hajj Notebook page (here) to download your very own copy.

The Notebook is jam packed with lots of Hajj related goodness and contains the absolute essentials for Hajj & Umrah including,

  • Definitions
  • Maps
  • Guides
  • Supplications
  • Hajj in the Quran
  • Hajj in the Hadith
  • Checklists
  • Glossary
  • Travel Facts
  • Dates & Times

Hope you find it beneficial. Happy learning…

My Hajj – Part 1 – Introduction

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My Hajj Part 1 provides an Introduction which covers essential background and basic definitions.

Note

  1. The Part 1 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

Hajj Course

In the name of Allah the most Gracious the most Merciful

My Hajj – A step by step guide to Hajj & Umrah

With the grace of Almighty Allah, today I am so happy to announce “My Hajj” – our very own eLearning course on Hajj & Umrah for everyone, anytime, anywhere.

For this project, I was lucky to team up with with Br. Ismail David (of AMID Inspirations, who also happens to be the author of the book – “Getting the Best out of Al-Hajj“) and Sheik Mamdouh Mahmoud (Roots & Sprouts) & we have worked tirelessly to put together a course which is detailed & practical yet clear & concise – with the sole aim of guiding you through the essentials of Hajj & Umrah according to the Quran and Sunnah. The course will live at the Hajj Course page – and is divided into 10 parts,

  • Part 1Introduction – which covers essential background and basic definitions
  • Part 2Overview – of the entire Hajj from start to finish
  • Part 3Before You Depart – in which we discuss what you should do before departing for Hajj
  • Part 4Ihraam – will be a discussion of this special state of ritual consecration one must be in to perform Umrah and Hajj
  • Part 5Journey from Home to Makkah – where we will discuss the trip from home to Makkah & how to spend your time during the trip
  • Part 6Makkah – where we will explore Makkah and become acquainted with the Kabah and the Haram
  • Part 7Rites and Rituals – in which we will explore the Hajj rites and rituals in detail, including Tawaaf and Sa’ee
  • Part 8Umrah – will detail a step by step explanation on how to perform Umrah
  • Part 9Between Umrah and Hajj – where we we will provide suggestions on what you should do between Umrah and Hajj
  • Part 10Hajj – will dive into a detailed account of Hajj in detail and present the best actions one can perform

Unfortunately the animations for each part aren’t complete yet, but as Hajj is approaching, will be releasing draft versions of each part over the next few weeks. But do stay tuned for the final versions which will also be released on the Hajj Course page.

Hope it is beneficial for you & that you enjoy the course,

Happy Learning …

Where is Hajj?

Hajj takes place in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. More specifically in the Makkah region.

It is performed at,

  • The Masjid Al-Haram in Makkah (Mecca)

and its immediate surrounds –

  • Mina,
  • Muzdalifah and
  • Arafat

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Note

  1. Map not to scale
  2. Indicated boundaries are only approximate

Ref

  1. “Makkah Al Mukarramah and Mashaer Area” map – Second Edition. General Commission for Survey – Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, 2012.

Hajj Workshop 2017

Hajj is nearly upon us for another year. The Hajj Workshop 2017 page can be found here

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

Alhamdulillah this year I am also very very excited to share an exciting new project with you. For many years I have had the privilege & honour of teaching Hajj workshops at my local masjid – which I love mashAllah. But I have also yearned to create a self contained eLearning course that could be shared with everyone and be available anytime, anywhere. MashAllah with the grace of Almighty Allah it is nearly complete – so inshAllah over the next few weeks will be releasing draft version of the presentations for everyone. So stay tuned … remember to subscribe to this blog (look for the Follow section at the top of the homepage in the right side menu column) to receive automatic email notifications when the course modules are released.

Enjoy … Happy Learning

How To Perform Hajj

Overview & Guide to Hajj Tamattu (in one page)

Following are the “best” actions for completing Hajj Tamattu (from start to finish),

The best way to view this Overview is in the pdf file which can be downloaded from the button below. So go ahead download & enjoy. Happy studying.

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Related

Not sure what Tamattu is? These posts can help,

  1. Types of Hajj
  2. Hajj – Types
  3. Hajj – Types (Part 2)

Ref

  1. This post is an updated version of my earlier post – Hajj – How to Perform – Overview (Tamattu)
  2. “Getting the Best out of Al-Hajj (Pilgrimage)”, By Abu Muneer Ismail Davids, Published by Darussalam, Second Edition – August, 2006, Chapter 10, Pg. 279. [10004]

What is Umrah?

Umrah is a Pilgrimage to Makkah.

Essentially in a nutshell Umrah is,

  1. Paying a visit to the Kabah
  2. Performing Tawaaf around it
  3. Walking between the hills of Safaa and Marwah seven times,
  4. And then shaving one’s head or cutting one’s hair short

Furthermore,

  • Linguistically – Umrah means ‘Visit‘ (it is derived from the Arabic word Al-I’timar of the same meaning)
  • Legally – Visit to Makkah in performance of specific rites

Wait, you might be thinking isn’t that the same as Hajj? Yes & No – there are some key differences,

  • Umrah can be performed anytime in the year
  • Umrah’s physical performance is confined to the vicinity of the Masjid Al-Haram (in Makkah)
  • Whereas Hajj can only be undertaken during a specific Islamic month and is performed over several days, in several geographical locations.

Umrah is sometimes referred to as the Minor Hajj

Related

Ref

  1. “My Hajj – Part 1 – Introduction”, By The Wahy Project, 2017
  2. “Getting the Best out of Al-Hajj (Pilgrimage)”, By Abu Muneer Ismail Davids, Published by Darussalam, Second Edition – August, 2006. [10004]
  3. “Getting the Best out of Al-Hajj Seminar Notes”, By Abu Muneer Ismail Davids, Published by AMID Inspirations, November, 2015.

Sa’ee – Standing at Safaa or Marwah (Supplication)

Sa’ee – Standing at Safaa or Marwah

Note: I wasn’t able to find the above wording in the Hadith references I have access to; but am assuming reference [1] (from which I have taken the above) has access to more resources and references than I have. The wording I was able to find in the Hadith references I have access to (Sahih Muslim) is as follows,

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Note

  1. This ‘supplication’ post/sheet only covers what should be said and does not address the actions to be taken (if applicable).
  2. Though this post does not strictly present a Supplication it is still tagged as one to enable easy organisation and access.
  3. Please check with a scholar on the wordings above.

Ref

  1. “Getting the Best out of Al-Hajj (Pilgrimage)”, By Abu Muneer Ismail Davids, Published by Darussalam, Second Edition – August, 2006, Chapter 6, pg 261 [10004]
  2. “English Translation of the Sahih Muslim”. Compiled by Imam Abul Hussain Muslim bin al-Hajjaj. Darussalam. June, 2007. Volume 3, Hadith #2950 (Sahih), pg 346 [10007]
  3. “Fortress of the Muslim, Invocations from the Qur’an and Sunnah”. Compiled by Said bin Wahf Al-Qahtani. Darussalam. 5th Edition Apr, 2006. pg 170 [10003]