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A Complete Hajj Guide with detailed information on How to Perform Hajj

8th Zhul-hijjah - Day of Tarwiyah

It is mandatory for all the pilgrims to follow the mentioned points on the morning of 8th of Zhul-hijjah:
Bath: Taking a bath is absolutely necessary as it is required to do so before assuming Ihraam.
Clothes: Men are adorned with the white clothes, which they need to wrap around the waist line to cover half of their body
Women are admitted with normal dress, without any gloves and Naqaab.
Footwear : Any footwear is permitted, without those covering the ankle.
Hair: It is prohibited to wear any type of hat or turban.
Perfume: Men are only permitted to apply perfume before making intention.

In order to make Niyaah of Hajj, pilgrims should enter Ihraam. On board the transport vehicle, he must call out AllahummaLabbayka bi Hajjah (Here I am, O Allah for the Hajj), with proceeding to Talbiyah and ahead to Mina.

It is pious to reach Mina and recite Dhuhr prayer. For any delay, you are supposed to pray at the nearest mosque and avoid reaching for Mina.

Once you arrive Mina, you must stay for a night and perform five prayers, until the next day.

There is a provision of shortening the prayer, but combining it is not an option.

All of your time must be devoted in praying, making duaa, reciting the name and Allah and reading through the Quran.

9th Zhul-hijjah | Day of Arafah

On the following day, you must head to Arafah from Mina, with reciting the Talibyah on the way.

Arriving at the Arafah, you must wait for the sun to rise at the highest position, then Imam will give Khuthbah. Follow with your Dhuhr and Asr prayers, either by shortening or combining.

The reason to keep Khuthbah short and recite the prayers is such that pilgrims will have ample of time for waqoof.

Your Waqoof will begin with rising and praying to Allah. Your hands should be raised, with face on the side of Qiblah and then proceed with duaa. Your time must be dedicated in making duaa as much as you can, with a provision of taking breaks, if you ever feel tired.

The surrounding area of Arafah is ideal for Waqoof, hence it is not necessary to climb Arafah.

Masjid Namrah is within the boundary of Waqoof area, so care must be taken once you are inside the Masjid.

Hajj is of no value, if Waqoof of Arafah is not performed. Your entire time should be spent in making prayers.

You are supposed to continue Waqoof until the sun sets, followed with you must leave Arafah to reach for Muzdalifah.

On reaching Muzdafilah, Isha and Maghrib can be recited in a combination of shortening.

10th Zhul-hijjah | Day of Nahr (Eid Day)

It is ideal to overstay the night of the 10thZhul-hijjah in Muzdalifah so that you can pray Fajr as early as possible.

Waqoof of Muzdalifah can be made at any part of Muzdalifah, only that you must face Qiblah, raising hands and reciting Allah name.

Your Waqoof should be finished on brightening of the day, leaving Muzdalifah after sun rises.

Once you again must head to Mina for Rami. When the sun rises on the Day of Sacrifice, it is the preferred time for the Rami. The time limit is from mid of the night before the Day of Sacrifice till the sunset of another day. Missing Rami means that you are not permitted to do until Zawaal on the next day. You also must stop Talbiyah, once you begin Rami.

Rami of Jamrat al-Aqabah on the 10th Zhul-hijjah

Rami begins by throwing seven pebbles and reciting the name with each throw. The pebbles must be hurled in the basin near the pillar. Once you have completed the Rami, you must leave immediately.

Rami is followed by slaughtering of the animal to commemorate sacrifice, followed by shaving the head. After performing those rituals, you must make the exit of Ihraam.

Whichever provisions were prohibited during Ihraam are now accessible, with an exception of performing sexual acts with your wife.

You must take a bath and change your attire to go toTawaf al-Ifadah and Saee for Hajj.

Tawaf al-Ifadah

Tawaf al-Ifadah is just like Tawaf of Umrah, without covering the right shoulder and ramal is also not done in Tawaf.

Tawaf al-Ifadah and Saee are considered as pillars, which makes Hajj incomplete without it.

After performing both, pilgrims must leave the state of Ihraam. From here on, everything is permissible.

You should return to Mina and spend a night of Tashreeq, followed by Rami of Jamarat.

11th and 12th Zhul-hijjah | 1st and 2nd Day of Tashreeq

You must spend two nights of Tashreeq in Mina. All three Jamarat must be performed in these two days. Rami begins with smallest Jamarah and ends with the large one. It is a strict rule to follow.

Throwing pebbles on the first Jamarah should be followed with a little walk and facing Qiblah to make duaa by raising the hands, as much as you can. The same process goes with the second Jamarah, with an exception of the last Jamarah.

Rami of Jamarat on the days of Tashreeq

Hajj gets completed by Rami on the 12thZhul-hijjah (2nd day of Tashreeq). From here on, you have the choice of leaving before the sunset or make an overnight stay to perform Rami on the 3rd day of Tashreeq.

Once completed, you must return to Masjid al-Haram and leave for Makkah after bidding farewell Tawaaf.

The farewell Tawaaf is similar to any other Tawaaf without doing Idhtiibah, exposing the right shoulder and ramal.

Women are usually waived from doing Farewell Tawaaf due to their menstruation to post child birth.

Hence completes your Hajj.