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07 Dhul Qadah 1435 AH

Rites of Hajj (Hajj-e-Tamattu, Hajj-e-Qiran and Hajj-e-Ifrad)

بسم الله الرحمن الرحيم

رَبِّ اشْرَحْ لِي صَدْرِي ; وَيَسِّرْ لِي أَمْرِي ; وَاحْلُلْ عُقْدَةً مِنْ لِسَانِي ; يَفْقَهُوا قَوْلِي

By ‘Rites of Hajj’ we mean the rituals, the procedures, and the acts etc. which are done during Hajj. Hajj is a special Ibadah which comprises of several rites spanning 5-6 days. Ironically, different schools of thoughts hold different views about the rituals of Hajj. This leads to lot of indifferences among the people, thereby leading to disharmony and confusion among the masses. The solution to this is given in following hadith:

Abu Az-Zubair narrated that he heard Jabir (RA) say: I saw the Prophet (PBUH) stoning (the Jamarat) while riding on the Day of Sacrifice, and saying, “Learn your rituals (of Hajj) from me, for I do not know, perhaps I will not perform Hajj again after this Hajj of mine.”

(Hadith No. 3137 (1297), Book of Hajj, Sahih Muslim, Vol. 3; Hadith No. 1970, Book of Rites of Hajj and Umrah, Sunan Abu Dawud, Vol. 2).

Therefore, we should learn the rites of Hajj in the manner our Prophet (PBUH) performed Hajj and advised his companions about Hajj.

Before we start talking about the rites of Hajj, it is important to know that there are three different types of Hajj: a) Hajj-e-Tamattu, b) Hajj-e-Qiran, and c) Hajj-e-Ifrad. Let me give a brief of each type.

A. ‘Hajj-e-Tamattu’

The pilgrim doing ‘Hajj-e-Tamattu’ is called ‘Mutamatti’. The salient features of ‘Hajj-e-Tamattu’ are following:

A.1. Umrah and Hajj are done in two parts. The pilgrim exits Ihram after completing his Umrah and re-enters the state of Ihram a day before Hajj.

A.2. ‘Hajj-e-Tamattu’ can only be done by pilgrims who do not bring animal (for sacrifice) with them; people who bring animal(s) of sacrifice with them cannot do ‘Hajj-e-Tamattu’.

Some of the references on which these rulings are based are given below:

It was narrated that Jabir bin Abdullah (RA) said: We entered Ihram for Hajj with Allah’s Messenger (PBUH), but when we came to Makkah he told us to exit Ihram and make it Umrah. We found that hard and felt anxious about it. News of that reached the Prophet (PBUH), and we did not know whether he heard of it from heaven, or from the people. He (PBUH) said, “O people, exit Ihram. Were it not for the sacrificial animal that is with me I would do what you are doing.” So we exited Ihram and had intercourse with our wives, and we did what those are not in Ihram do, until the day of At-Tarwiyah came, when we put Makkah behind us (to go to Mina and Arafat) and entered Ihram for Hajj.”

(Hadith No. 2944 (1216), Book of Hajj, Sahih Muslim, Vol. 3).

and,

It was narrated that Aishah (RA) said: We went out with Allah’s Messenger (PBUH) when there were five nights left of Dhul Qa’dah, intending only to perform Hajj. When we came close, Allah’s Messenger (PBUH) ordered that whoever did not have a sacrificial animal, then he should exit Ihram. So all the people exit Ihram, except those who had sacrificial animal. When the day of sacrifice came, some beef was brought to us, and it was said, “Allah’s Messenger (PBUH) has offered a sacrifice on behalf of his wives.”

(Hadith No. 2981, Chapters on Hajj Rituals, Sunan Ibn Majah, Vol. 4).

A.3. ‘Hajj-e-Tamattu’ is done only by people who come from outside of Makkah; people who reside in Makkah do not do ‘Hajj-e-Tamattu’.

This ruling is derived from the verse of Holy Qur’an which was revealed concerning ‘Hajj-e-Tamattu’:

ذَلِكَ لِمَنْ لَمْ يَكُنْ أَهْلُهُ حَاضِرِي الْمَسْجِدِ الْحَرَامِ

“……..This is for him whose family is not present at Al-Masjid Al-Haram (i.e. non-resident of Makkah)….”

(Aayah No. 196, Surah Al-Baqarah, Chapter No. 2, Holy Qur’an).

Therefore, ‘Hajj-e-Tamattu’ is for the people whose families are not residing in ‘Haram’ area, not for the residents of Makkah.

Prophet’s (PBUH) statement (in hadith mentioned above) that had he not had his sacrificial animal with him, he too would have exited Ihram after Umrah supports the view of those who consider ‘Hajj-e-Tamattu’ as the most preferred form of Hajj. Abdullah bin Umar (RA) was one of those who preferred ‘Hajj-e-Tamattu’ above other types of Hajj.

B. ‘Hajj-e-Qiran’

Literally, Qiran means to join or to connect. Technically, it means the intent to perform Hajj and Umrah together. The pilgrim doing ‘Hajj-e-Qiran’ is called ‘Qarin’. The salient features of ‘Hajj-e-Qiran’ are following:

B.1. Umrah and Hajj are done in one single Ihram. Unlike ‘Hajj-e-Tamattu’, the pilgrim cannot exit the state of Ihram till he has performed all rites of Hajj.

B.2. ‘Hajj-e-Qiran’ is done by pilgrims who bring animal (for sacrifice) with them.

All these rulings are based on the ahadith mentioned in previous section.

B.3. Prophet (PBUH) performed ‘Hajj-e-Qiran’.

There are many ahadith which tell us that the Prophet (PBUH) performed ‘Hajj-e-Qiran’. Let me quote one of them:

It was reported from Abu Qilabah from Anas that the Prophet (PBUH) spent the night – meaning in Dhul Hulaifah – until the morning. Then he mounted (his camel). When he reached Al-Baida, he praised Allah, glorified Him and said the Takbir, then entered Ihram for Hajj and Umrah………..”

(Hadith No. 1796, Book of Rites of Hajj and Umrah, Sunan Abu Dawud, Vol. 2).

This hadith along with other narrations mentioned in previous section tell us that the Prophet (PBUH) performed ‘Hajj-e-Qiran’. This supports the view of those who consider ‘Hajj-e-Qiran’ as the most preferred form of Hajj. Syedna Ali (RA) was one of those who preferred ‘Hajj-e-Qiran’.

C. ‘Hajj-e-Ifrad’

Hajj-e-Ifrad is the Hajj in which the pilgrim assumes Ihram with the intention of performing Hajj only. The pilgrim performing this type of Hajj is called ‘Mufrid’. The salient features of ‘Hajj-e-Ifrad’ are following:

C.1. There is no Umrah in ‘Hajj-e-Ifrad’.

C.2. There is no sacrifice of animal in ‘Hajj-e-Ifrad’.

C.3. ‘Hajj-e-Ifrad’ can only be performed by residents of Makkah.

Syedna Umar (RA) preferred ‘Hajj-e-Ifrad’ over other types of Hajj.

Let us wrap up our discussion about the three different types of Hajj. We talked about the major differences in different types of Hajj; however, there are some more minor differences in the rites of the three types which we shall come to know in due course of discussion ahead, Insha’Allah.

Let us now shift our attention towards rites of Hajj.

Rites of Hajj

For the sake of ease of understanding each step of Hajj and comparing every step for all three types of Hajjs, I am putting the rites of Hajj in a tabulated form.

S. No.

‘Hajj-e-Tamattu’

‘Hajj-e-Qiran’

‘Hajj-e-Ifrad’

Step 1.

‘Ihram’ and ‘Niyyah’ (called ‘Niyat’ in urdu language)

‘Ihram’ and ‘Niyyah’ is the first of the rites of Hajj. When someone intending to perform Hajj or Umrah reaches the ‘Meeqat’, he/she then enters the state of Ihram.

The details about ‘Ihram’, ‘Meeqat’ and the do(s)/don’t(s) associated with it have been discussed in detail in a separate article titled ‘Ihram‘; the article is available at www.quranandhadith.com.

Although the intention to perform Hajj/Umrah is within the heart of the pilgrim, but still it is recommended that the pilgrim should pronounce his/her ‘Niyyah’. The wordings of ‘Niyyah’ for different types of Hajj are different and are mentioned below:

“Labbaik for Umrah with release until Hajj”

“Labbaik for Hajj and Umrah”

“Labbaik for Hajj”

It should be noted that ‘Ihram’ and ‘Niyyah’ is a mandatory rite of Hajj without which the Hajj is invalid.

After entering the state of Ihram, the pilgrims should start reciting ‘Talbiyah’, thereby announcing that he/she is in a state of Ihram. The wordings of ‘Talbiyah’ have been explained in the article titled ‘Ihram’; the article is available at www.quranandhadith.com. It is also allowed to recite Takbir (i.e. Allah-o-Akbar) in place of ‘Talbiyah’, as is authenticated by following hadith:

Narrated Muhammad bin Abu Bakr Ath-Thaqafi: I asked Anas bin Malik (RA) while we were proceeding from Mina to Arafat, “What do you do on this day when you were with Allah’s Messenger (PBUH)? Anas (RA) said, “Some of us used to recite Talbiyah and nobody objected to that, and others used to recite Takbir and nobody objected to that.”

(Hadith No. 1659, Book of Hajj, Sahih Bukhari, Vol. 2).

Step 2.

The initial Tawaf (‘Tawaf-al-Qudoom’)

This is the first/initial Tawaf which pilgrims perform after reaching Makkah.

‘Mutamatti’ pilgrims perform their Umrah and the Tawaf of their Umrah can be their ‘Tawaf-al-Qudoom’.

‘Qarin’ pilgrims perform their Umrah and the Tawaf of their Umrah can be their ‘Tawaf-al-Qudoom’.

‘Mufrid’ pilgrims do not perform Umrah; they may or may not do ‘Tawaf-al-Qudoom’. If they omit it, there is no problem in doing so.

For details about Tawaf, please refer to the article titled ‘Tawaf‘; the article is available at www.quranandhadith.com.

Step 3.

Sa’ee

Sa’ee refers to going to and fro between the two mountains of As-Safa and Al-Marwa. These mountains are located near the Ka’bah and performing Sa’ee is an important rite related to Hajj and Umrah.

For details about performing Sa’ee, please refer to the article titled ‘Sa’ee‘; the article is available at www.quranandhadith.com.

‘Mutamatti’ pilgrim performs Sa’ee for his/her Umrah.

‘Qarin’ pilgrim performs Sa’ee for his/her Hajj and Umrah.

‘Mufrid’ pilgrim performs Sa’ee for his/her Hajj.

‘Mutamatti’ pilgrim completes his/her Umrah by shaving/cutting his/her hair. After this he/she exits the state of Ihram. They can then put on normal clothes and no restrictions of Ihram apply to them after this.

‘Qarin’ pilgrim completes his/her Umrah by shaving/cutting his/her hair. But he/she is not allowed to exit Ihram till completion of Hajj. All restrictions of Ihram are applicable.

‘Mufrid’ pilgrim has to maintain his/her Ihram till completion of Hajj.

The pilgrims now wait (in their accommodations) for the ‘Day of Tarwiyah’.

Step 4.

‘Yaum-e-Tarwiyah’ – 8 Dhul Hijj (Stay in Mina)

The rites of Hajj begin on 8 Dhul Hijj. This day is called ‘Day of Tarwiyah’.

This day the ‘Mutamatti’ pilgrim assumes Ihram for Hajj in the morning.

‘Qarin’ pilgrims are already in Ihram.

‘Mufrid’ pilgrims are already in Ihram.

  1. Pilgrims in state of Ihram set out for Mina. The recommended way is to leave after praying Fajr and reach Mina before noon.
  2. Pray Zuhr, Asr, Maghrib and Isha in Mina.
  3. Each prayer is performed at its appointed times.
    However, the four raka’at prayers (Zuhr, Asr and Isha) are shortened to two, as this is the Sunnah of our Prophet (PBUH).

It is worth highlighting that many people do not pray shortened prayers in Mina; their decisions are based on fatwas issued by some scholars. But it should be kept in mind that the basis of rites of Hajj is the way our Prophet (PBUH) performed it and no one is allowed to change it. Following hadith shows that the Prophet (PBUH) offered shortened prayers during his stay in Mina:

Narrated Abdullah bin Umar (RA): Allah’s Messenger (PBUH) offered two raka’at (shortened prayer during Hajj) at Mina. Abu Bakr (RA), Umar (RA) and Uthman RA (during his early phase of Caliphate) followed the same practice.”

(Hadith No. 1655, Book of Hajj, Sahih Bukhari, Vol. 2).

Similar narrations have been reported through Abdullah bin Masood (RA) and Haritha bin Wahab Al-Khuzai (RA). Therefore, there should be absolutely no difference about offering shortened prayers during stay at Mina.

The pilgrims should spend the night in Mina.

It is observed that some accommodation camps are being placed outside of Mina due to scarcity of space; this should be avoided as it doesn’t fulfil the requirement of the pilgrims stay at Mina.

Step 5.

‘Yaum-e-Arafah’ – 9 Dhul Hijj (Stay at Arafat)

  1. Pray Fajr at Mina and then wait till sunrise.
  2. Leave Mina and proceed towards ‘Arafat’ after sunrise, reciting ‘Talbiyah’, saying Takbir, praising Allah and/or reciting Holy Qur’an. Do not leave Mina before Fajr.

Here I wish to highlight one concern about some scholars issuing fatwas about leaving Mina during night, which is against the Sunnah, and should be avoided. The correct way is to leave Mina after Fajr prayers, and it should be strictly followed, irrespective of so-called fatwas. The basis of this ruling is following hadith:

Ibn Umar (RA) narrated, “Allah’s Messenger (PBUH) departed from Mina after he had prayed Subh the morning of the ‘Day of Arafah’………….”

(Hadith No. 1913, Book of Rites of Hajj and Umrah, Sunan Abu Dawud, Vol. 2).

  1. During stay at Arafat, perform Zuhr and Asr prayers combined (one after another) and shortened (two raka’at each), under a single Iqamah.
  2. Stay in Arafat till sunset; leave after sunset.

Hadith No. 1905, Book of the Rites of Hajj and Umrah, Sunan Abu Dawud, Vol. 2 tells us that the Prophet (PBUH) stayed in Arafat till sunset and moved out towards Muzdalifah after the sun had set.

Please remember that staying at Arafat is the most important rite of Hajj, without which Hajj cannot be completed. This is the actual day of Hajj.

After sunset, the pilgrims proceed towards ‘Muzdalifah’.

Step 6.

Stay in Muzdalifah

  1. Arrive in Muzdalifah from Arafah.
  2. Pray Maghrib and Isha prayers combined and shortened (three raka’at for Maghrib and two raka’at for Isha).

This ruling is based on following hadith:

It was narrated from Ubaidullah bin Abdullah bin Umar that his father said, “Allah’s Messenger joined Maghrib and Isha (prayers) in Al-Muzdalifah, with no prostration (meaning no other prayer) between them. He prayed Maghrib with three (raka’at) and he prayed Isha with two raka’at.” Abdullah (bin Umar, RA) used to pray like that in Jam (i.e. Muzdalifah), until he met Allah the Most High (i.e. until he died).

(Hadith No. 3111 (1288), Book of Hajj, Sahih Muslim, Vol. 3; Hadith No. 3032, Book of the Mawaqit, Sunan An-Nasa’i, Vol. 3).

Some people do not offer shortened prayers here, backed with some fatwas; however, this is against Sunnah.

  1. Spend the night in Muzdalifah; may sleep, praise Allah, recite Qur’an and collect pebbles for throwing at Jamarat (a rite to be done later on). Total 49 pebbles are required; may be picked from here or anywhere else also.
  2. Pray Fajr in Muzdalifah and then leave for Mina.
  3. Older people, women and males accompanying such people are allowed to move to Mina after midnight. This ruling is based on following hadith:

Narrated Salim (RA): Abdullah bin Umar (RA) used to send the weak among his family early to Mina. So they used to depart from Al-Mash’ar Al-Haram (i.e. Muzdalifah) at night (when the moon had set) and invoke Allah as much as they could, and then they would return (to Mina) before the Imam had started from Al-Muzdalifah to Mina. So some of them would reach Mina at the time of Fajr prayer and some of them would come later. When they reached Mina they would throw pebbles on Jamarat. Ibn Umar (RA) used to say, “Allah’s Messenger (PBUH) gave the permission to them (the weak people) to do so.”

(Hadith No. 1676, Book of Hajj, Sahih Bukhari, Vol. 2; Hadith No. 3130 (1295), Book of Hajj, Sahih Muslim, Vol. 3).

There are several other ahadith which tell us that the Prophet (PBUH) used to give permission to women, old and weak people to do so.

The pilgrims then move to Mina. Second day of Hajj is complete.

Step 7.

‘Yaum-e-Nahr (Day of Sacrifice)’ – 10 Dhul Hijj (The Day of Eid Al-Adha)

  1. After reaching Mina, the next rite is to go to ‘Jamarat’. There are three pillars (depicting Shaitan). Throw seven pebbles at the largest pillar. Recite ‘Takbir’ (Allah-o-Akbar) with every throw.
  1. ‘Mutamatti’ pilgrims offer the sacrifice of an animal. Whoever is not able to afford an animal sacrifice, he/she should fast for ten days, three days during the days of Hajj and seven days when he/she is back from Hajj at his/her home.

‘Qarin’ pilgrims offer the sacrifice of an animal. Whoever is not able to afford an animal sacrifice, he/she should fast for ten days, three days during the days of Hajj and seven days when he/she is back from Hajj at his/her home.

Animal sacrifice is not applicable for ‘Mufrid’ pilgrims.

The ruling for fasting of ‘Mutamatti’ and ‘Qarin’ pilgrims who cannot afford to offer sacrifice is based on following verse of Holy Qur’an:

فَإِذَا أَمِنتُمْ فَمَنْ تَمَتَّعَ بِالْعُمْرَةِ إِلَى الْحَجِّ فَمَا اسْتَيْسَرَ مِنْ الْهَدْيِ فَمَنْ لَمْ يَجِدْ فَصِيَامُ ثَلاثَةِ أَيَّامٍ فِي الْحَجِّ وَسَبْعَةٍ إِذَا رَجَعْتُمْ تِلْكَ عَشَرَةٌ كَامِلَةٌ

“……Then if you are in safety and whosoever performs the Umrah in the months of Hajj, before Hajj, (i.e. ‘Hajj-e-Tamattu’ and ‘Hajj-e-Qiran’), he must slaughter a Hady such as he can afford, but if he cannot afford it, he should observe Saum (fast) three days during the Hajj and seven days after his return (to his home), making ten days in all……”

(Aayah No. 196, Surah Al-Baqarah, Chapter No. 2, Holy Qur’an).

  1. Shave the head or cut the hair. Women should only clip small amount of hair; shaving is not allowed for women. Refer to following hadith:

Ali (RA) narrated, “Allah’s Messenger (PBUH) prohibited that a woman should shave her head.”

(Hadith No. 914, Chapters on Hajj, Jami’ At-Tirmidhi, Vol. 2).

The three rites mentioned above should be preferably done in the order described above. However, if due to any reason someone performs them in different order, there is no harm in it. Refer to following ahadith:

Narrated Ibn Abbas (RA): A man said to the Prophet (PBUH), “I performed ‘Tawaf-al-Ifadah’ before Ramy (throwing pebbles at Jamarat).” The Prophet (PBUH) replied, “There is no harm.” The man said, “I had my head shaved before slaughtering.” The Prophet (PBUH) replied, “There is no harm.” The man said, “I have slaughtered the Hady (animal for sacrifice) before Ramy (throwing pebbles at Jamarat).” The Prophet (PBUH) replied, “There is no harm.”

(Hadith No. 1655, Book of Hajj, Sahih Bukhari, Vol. 2).

Pilgrims are allowed to assume normal clothing after completing these rites. However, the pilgrims are only partially free from restrictions of Ihram (all restrictions are over, except sexual intercourse with wife).

  1. After this, go to Masjid Al-Haram and perform ‘Tawaf-al-Ifadah‘. Praying two raka’at is always a part of Tawaf, so do not forget to do so.

Tawaf-al-Ifadah‘ is a mandatory rite of Hajj; whoever does not performs it, his/her Hajj is incomplete.

Though it is recommended to perform ‘Tawaf-al-Ifadah’ on this day; yet, it is permitted to delay it by few days, if anyone has a genuine reason.

  1. ‘Mutamatti’ pilgrims should perform Sa’ee again.

If ‘Qarin’ pilgrims have performed Sa’ee at the time of their ‘Tawaf-al-Qudoom’/Umrah, that is enough for them, and they do not need to perform Sa’ee again. If they had not performed earlier, they should perform Sa’ee now.

If ‘Mufrid’ pilgrims have performed Sa’ee at the time of their ‘Tawaf-al-Qudoom’, that is enough for them, and they do not need to perform Sa’ee again. If they had not performed earlier, they should perform Sa’ee now.

After completing this rite, the pilgrims are completely free from all restrictions of Ihram; they are even allowed to do sexual intercourse with their spouses after this.

The pilgrims then return back to Mina. Third day of Hajj is complete.

Step 8.

‘Ayyam-e-Tashreeq’ – 11, 12 and 13 Dhul Hijj

‘Ayyam-e-Tashreeq’ begin with the eve of 11 Dhul Hijj. The pilgrims have to stay these three (nights &) days in Mina. Whoever wants to leave after two (nights &) days, he/she may do so before the sunset on third day; if the sun sets and the pilgrim is still in Mina, he/she has to spend third night also.

During ‘Ayyam-e-Tashreeq’, the pilgrims have to perform following rites:

  1. Stay in Mina.
  2. On 11 Dhul Hijj, go to Jamarat after Zuhr and throw seven pebbles each on all three pillars depicting Shaitan. Do not do this rite before Zuhr.
  3. On 12 Dhul Hijj, go to Jamarat after Zuhr and throw seven pebbles each on all three pillars depicting Shaitan. Do not do this rite before Zuhr.

If someone wants to leave after this on second day, he is allowed to do so as mentioned above. For those who stay for third night also, they have to perform this rite again the next day.

  1. On 13 Dhul Hijj, go to Jamarat after Zuhr and throw seven pebbles each on all three pillars depicting Shaitan. Do not do this rite before Zuhr.

Step 9.

‘Tawaf-al-Wida’

Before leaving Makkah, the pilgrims should perform ‘Tawaf’ of Ka’bah. This is called ‘Tawaf-al-wida’ and should be the last rite of everyone (except menstruating women) before leaving Makkah. This ruling is based on following hadith:

Narrated Ibn Abbas (RA): The people were ordered to perform the Tawaf of Ka’bah (i.e. ‘Tawaf-al-Wida’) as the last thing before leaving (Makkah), except the menstruating women who were exempted.

(Hadith No. 1755, Book of Hajj, Sahih Bukhari, Vol. 2).

Therefore, the only exception to this ruling is for menstruating women who can omit this Tawaf; all others have to do it.

Alhumdolillah, the Hajj is complete.

Farz rites of Hajj

  1. ‘Ihram’ and ‘Niyyah’
  2. Stay in Arafat (and not leaving till after sunset)
  3. ‘Tawaf-al-Ifadah’
  4. Sa’ee

These are the farz rites of Hajj. If anyone of these rites is missed or not done completely, the Hajj is invalid and incomplete. No fidyah can be offered against any of these compulsory rites.

Nawafil rites of Hajj

  1. Stay in Mina
  2. Stay in Muzdalifah
  3. Stoning the Jamarat
  4. Sacrificing an animal
  5. ‘Tawaf-al-wida’

These are the nawafil rites of Hajj. If any of these is missed or not done completely, the pilgrim has to offer a fidyah (sacrifice an animal) in lieu of each missed rite.

Going to Madinah during Hajj

Whoever wants may go to Madinah. It is full of rewards doing so. But one should be very clear that going to Madinah is not a rite of the Hajj. People in Indian sub-continent (India, Pakistan and Bangladesh) hold the view that if one does not go to Madinah, his/her Hajj is incomplete. This is a wrong concept. Going to Madinah or not going to has got nothing to do with Hajj. However, since it is a blessed place, it is recommended to visit Masjid Al-Haram in Madinah whenever someone travels to Saudi Arabia.

Conclusion

Dear brothers and sisters, Hajj should be done with sole intention of performing the farz for the sake of Allah; and it should be done according to the procedure(s) adopted and told to us by the Prophet (PBUH).

There is a major difference of opinion among people about offering shortened prayers during Hajj (at Mina, at Arafat and at Muzdalifah). Some people judge this based upon the requirements of ‘Salat-al-Qasr’; according to them if they do not fall under the category where ‘Salat-al-Qasr’ is to be offered, then they should not offer shortened prayers in Mina, Arafat and Muzdalifah.

I am sorry; their view is not correct. Let me explain why:

The companions of Allah’s Messenger (PBUH) who joined him during the Farewell Hajj were coming from Makkah also. The distance of Makkah from Mina, Arafat and Muzdalifah is not that much that ‘Salat-al-Qasr’ applies. However, they performed their Hajj according to what the Prophet (PBUH) did and told them to do. Even they performed shortened prayers during the stay at Mina, Arafat and Muzdalifah. This proves that shortened prayers at Mina, Arafat and Muzdalifah are an act of Sunnah. They have to be offered because it is the way our beloved Prophet (PBUH) did and commanded his Ummah to do. There should be no difference over this.

Dear brothers and sisters! I request all that all differences over the rites of Hajj should be kept aside. Just stick to the manners and methods of our Prophet (PBUH), Insha’Allah all shall be on same platform. Hajj is a symbol of unity of Muslim Ummah; how can we gather at the same place in front of Allah with differences in our hearts? Please give it a serious thought.

May Allah keep all of us united under Qur’an and Sunnah! May Allah enable all of us to perform Hajj correctly! May our Hajj be ‘Hajj-al-Mabroor’!

And Allah knows best.

May Allah forgive me if I am wrong and guide us to the right path…Ameen.

سُبْحَانَ رَبِّكَ رَبِّ الْعِزَّةِ عَمَّا يَصِفُون َ ; وَسَلامٌ عَلَى الْمُرْسَلِينَ ; وَالْحَمْدُ لِلَّهِ رَبِّ الْعَالَمِينَ.

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      • Aslmakm masha allah great work let allah’s blessings with you
        Brother my qstion is i am on travel now which is 2000km away frm home and it is ramadan is it must
        For me to do tharaveeh prayers pls help with this

        • Wa alaikum As Salam Warahmatallah,

          Tarawih is a voluntary prayer which carries with it lots of rewards. The rewards get multiplied during the month of Ramadan. However, in some circumstances, like yours, if you are not able to offer Tarawih, it does not amount to sin, as it is a Nawafil ibadah and not a Farz ibadah. The only loss you will end up with is that you will not get the additional reward of offering these nawafil prayers; but for sure there won’t be any sin on you, Insha’Allah.

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  3. JazakAllah,

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  4. Assalamu Alaikum wrwb, Mashallah good job but I would like to request you to add the English wording (text) for Arabic aayat, Jazakallah khair

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  26. asalamualikum brother.

    (The first of the ahadith above is
    reported by Imam Tirmidhi and Ibn
    Majah, and both these Imams have
    categorized this narration as ‘Daeef’
    i.e. weak . Hence, it cannot be relied
    upon.
    The status of second narration
    mentioned above is even more
    serious. Imam Ibn Majah has
    classified it as ‘Mawdu’ i.e. a
    fabricated hadith. )

    … this is what u r saying

    but i want to know is there any book where these imams have mentioned these hadiths as weak…. i want to see it by myself

    • Wa alaikum Salam Warahmatallah,

      Yes, you may buy authentic collection of SUnan Ibn Majah, published by any reputed publishing house. These are available in Urdu and English translations as well. Buy a publication from an Arabic country (as they translate their language best).

      Jazak Allah.

  27. Jazak Allah…
    U give us alot of knowledge…

  28. brother as mentioned above how much can a weak hadith be followed

    • Salam alaikum,

      According to my understanding, a weak hadith should/can not be followed at all.

      And Allah knows best.

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  32. Asalam aleikum, pls i will like to get a better explanation on SHRIK and KUFR act, prostrating/bowing are form of greetings here in Nigeria. I will like youu to enlighten me more pls you can inbox my mail for reply please.

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  36. S.w.w. I wanna ask if observing nawafil lyk tahajud,witr in jumah is allowed or is bid’ah. Jazakumu lahu khairan. And pls add me 2 ur mailing list. May Allah continue 2 grant u wisdom.

    • Wa alaikum As-Salam Warahmatallah Wabarakatuhu,

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  39. Assalam alaikum.

    in ramadhan, if in the day time we sleep and unfortunately leaked out semen , so did it invalidate the roza.

    reply @ the earliest.

    • Wa alaikum As Salam Warahmatallah,

      If you were not involved in any physical activity with your spouse, and the semen leaked naturally (probably by wet dream), then it should not invalidate the fast, Inshallah. Take immediate bath in such a case.

      And Allah knows best.

  40. pls update me with every aspect of my religion islam

  41. Assalamu Alaikum
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