Hajj – How to Perform – Overview (Tamattu)

I have always wanted a quick one page summary of How to perform Hajj to use as a quick reference. So a while back I put together an Overview flow chart to summarize the steps. I originally drew this in my pocket notebook, but finally have had the chance to refine and edit it into a larger document. Hope you find this useful 🙂

Though I have included the image below, the best way to view the Overview is in the pdf file which can be downloaded from the button below.



  1. “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]

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The Islamic Calendar

The Islamic calendar (or Hijri calendar) is a lunar calendar based on the positions of the moon.

  • In every year there are 12 months.
  • In each month there are either 29 or 30 days.
  • Therefore each year has either 354 or 355 days.
  • Each new year falls 10 or 11 days earlier (annual drift) according to the 365 day solar calendar.
  • A month begins by the sighting of the new moon (i.e. first visible crescent).
  • The western convention in designating Islamic dates is by the abbreviation AH, which stands for the Latin anno hegirae, or “Year of the Hijrah“.
  • The 12 months of the Islamic calendar are as follows:
# Name of Month Arabic Pronunciation
1 Muharram
2 Safar
3 Rabi’ al-Awwal (Rabi’ I)
4 Rabi’ al-Thani (Rabi’ II, Rabi’ al-Akhir)
5 Jumada al-Ula (Jumada I, Jumada al-Awwal)
6 Jumada al-Thani (Jumada II, Jumada al-Akhira)
7 Rajab
8 Sha’ban
9 Ramadan
10 Shawwal
11 Dhul-Qa’dah
12 Dhul-Hijjah


  1. “Islam in Focus”. By Hammudah Abdalati. Da’wah Academy International Islamic University. Pg 202
  2. “Understanding the Islamic Calendar”. By Mountain of Light [Link]
  3. “Islamic calendar”. (2012, June 29). In Wikipedia, The Free Encyclopedia. Retrieved 23:24, July 1, 2012, from [Link]
  4. “Tafsir ibn Kathir (Abridged) Volume 4” – Second Edition. By Imam Abu Al-Fida Ismail Ibn Kathir. Maktaba Dar-us-Salam, July 2003, pg 421.

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