My Hajj – Part 2 – Overview

[ toc | part 1 | part 2 ]

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

My Hajj – Part 1 – Introduction

[ toc | part 1 ]

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 …

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.

Hajj Workshop 2016

Dear Brothers and Sisters, can you believe it – the year has flown past (mashAllah) and the month of Dhul Hijjah (& Hajj) are nearly upon us. I have been wanting to release a dedicated Hajj (& Umrah) Notebook and Pocketbook for a while now, and Alhamdulillah this year I am very excited to share this new project with you. Dedicated pages for the Notebook and Pocketbook will be out soon (inshAllah), but in the meantime all the Hajj Workshop resources (including these new books) can be found on the Hajj Workshop 2016 page.

thewahyproject-img-post_201510240100

The Hajj Workshop (2016) Page can be found [here]

How To Perform Tawaaf (Guide)

Though there are a number of Tawaaf’s during Pilgrimage, they are all essentially performed in the same way. This post provides a step-by-step guide to performing Tawaaf.
TheWahyProject-Article-HowToPerformTawaaf-1010-0

  • Wudu
  • Niyaah (in the Heart)

For Umrah Tawaaf (in the ‘Tamattu’ method) or Tawaaful Qudoom (in the ‘Qiran’ or ‘Irfad’ method), the following extra conditions are required,

  • (+) Ihraam (adopted at Meqaat)
  • (+) Expose Right Shoulder (Idtiba), for all 7 circuits (males only)
  • (+) Brisk Walk (Raml), in the first 3 circuits only (males only)


Start at Hajrul-Aswad [A].

Note: A Supplication sheet for this section is available here

Proceed in an Anti-clockwise direction,

  • Supplicate
  • make Dhikr
  • recite Quran

Note: Walk around the Hijr area NOT through it

Once you reach the Rukn-Yamani (southern corner),


It is Sunnah to recite the following between the Yemenite Corner (Rukn-Yamani) and the Black Stone Corner (Hajrul-Aswad)

Note: A Supplication sheet for this section is available here

  • 1 Circuit complete
    • Once you reach the Hajrul-Aswad again you have completed 1 circuit
  • Total = 7 Circuits
    • The number of circuits to perform is always 7, regardless of the type of Tawaaf. Proceed and repeat the aforementioned steps (from the Start at [A] section above) until you have completed 7 circuits in total

Upon completing 7 circuits, you will need to perform 2 Rakat prayer – proceed to the next section below.


2 Rakat Prayer

Note: A Supplication sheet for this section is available here

Cover your right shoulder (if applicable). With the Maqaam between you and the Kaba* (if possible) perform 2 Rakat of prayer. It is Sunnah to recite the following in the respective Rakahs,

  • 1st Rakah
    • Surah Fatiha [1]
    • Surah Kafirun [109]
  • 2nd Rakah
    • Surah Fatiha [1]
    • Surah Ikhlas [112]

Note (*): It is permissible to perform the 2 Rakat prayer anywhere in the mosque

At this point you are completed (if performing Nafl Tawaaf or Tawaaful-Wadaa’)

After finishing the 2 Rakat prayer it is Sunnah to proceed to well of Zamzam and drink your fill,

Return to Black Stone (Hajrul-Aswad) [A]

Note:
[a] (^) There is no particular supplication established in the Sunnah when drinking Zamzam. However, Abdullah bin Abbas (may Allah be pleased with him) used to recite the above after drinking Zamzam water.
[b] A Supplication sheet for this section is available here


Ref:

  • [1] “Getting the Best out of Al-Hajj (Pilgrimage)”, By Abu Muneer Ismail Davids, Published by Darussalam, Second Edition – August, 2006, Pg. 249 – 257

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,

[ zip | <2 MB | ce7bce962890301e994895d247c67dad | 3a092efd53bc479e3ea96875537d288362a2e7b1 ]
[ mp3 | <1 MB | b590c2107cf9947ca71675e2ac234707 | 015dd210072068bdf9769661c38586f0efbfb521 ]

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]

Sa’ee – Before Starting (Supplication)

Sa’ee – Before Starting

Proceed to Safaa. Say (when close to Safaa):

Followed by saying:


[ pdf | <1 MB | ee80818fd52a2ffe056ace19d7c554de | 02001f16b18436ceb45f52c342ece723d74cd276 ]
[ zip | <1 MB | 65c9447d3ae216d2d4da532aba3cf31c | 7850d85ee1f6f50c3aceda3759877a8800f41481 ]

Note

  1. The above are only to be said ONCE, that is at the beginning of the Sa’ee and not at the beginning of every lap. [1]
  2. * This ‘supplication’ post/sheet only covers what should be said and does not address the actions to be taken (if applicable).
  3. Though this post does not strictly present a Supplication it is still tagged as one to enable easy organisation and access

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 260 [10004]
  2. “English Translation of Sunan Abu Dawud”. Compiled by Imam Hafiz Abu Dawud Sulaiman bin Ash’ath. Darussalam. July, 2008. Vol 2, Hadith #1905 (Sahih), pg 426 [10008]

After Drinking Zamzam Water (Supplication)

After Drinking Zamzam Water

There is no particular supplication established in the Sunnah when drinking Zamzam. However, Abdullah bin Abbas (may Allah be pleased with him) used to recite the following after drinking Zamzam water. [1]

[ pdf | <1 MB | 6a3bd0efad44ccb9eacbe0a9b5424ac2 | b3e1b61856f3de296c298dde62694ff5b907ae5a ]
[ mp3 | <1 MB | c6ab6cf05b34e490b0955e7e3792f974 | cec164f4bae73fed7a38b1d376149bba8a522aaa ]

Note

  1. * This ‘supplication’ post/sheet only covers what should be said and does not address the actions to be taken (if applicable).

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 221 [10004]

Tawaaf – Upon Completion, Before Two Rakat of Prayer (Supplication)

Tawaaf – Upon Completion, Before Two Rakat of Prayer

Upon completion of the Tawaaf, proceed to Maqaam Ibraheem or any place in the mosque if this area is too crowded. It is commendable to say the below, then cover your right shoulder (if applicable) and perform 2 Rakat of prayer.
Quran [2:125]

[ pdf | <1 MB | 4f0c6334428859fa80a004934a755504 | 1b87c96033ae56314de1d1e7021b9c908dfb03d2 ]
[ mp3 | <1 MB | ca69cb9e59e554e0e928fc5db8472e69 | ce1328ca24b9595d304be9c46cba6d28bef61a3b ]

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

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 255 [10004]
  2. “English Translation of Sunan Abu Dawud”. Compiled by Imam Hafiz Abu Dawud Sulaiman bin Ash’ath. Darussalam. July, 2008. Vol 2, Hadith #1905 (Sahih), pg 425 [10008]
  3. Arabic: “Tanzil – Quran Navigator”, [http://tanzil.net/#2:125]