1:-: Excellence of Hajj
The one who performs Hajj avoiding indecent talks and sinful acts will return (from Hajj) as free from all sins as he was on the day his mother gave birth to him.’ (Bukhari Sharif)... !!Read More!!
2:-: 70 Million Virtues
If possible one should go to Mina, ‘Arafat etc. from Makka-tul-Mukarramah on foot as 70 million virtues will be written for his every step till his return to Makka-tul-Mukarramah. This adds up to approximately seventy eight trillion and forty billion virtues.... !!Read More!!
3:-: Risk of Death on Kufr (Disbelief)
The person who has the means of performing Hajj and who has no apparent obstacles nor an oppressive ruler nor any disease that prevents him, even then, he dies without ... !!Read More!!
4:-: Mysterious Haji
People were busy making Du’a in the plains of Arafat when I spotted a young man standing with his head hung in shame. Approaching him, I said, ‘O young man, you too make Du’a.’ He replied... !!Read More!!
5:-: 56 Terms
Those intending to perform Hajj should first go through the following terms and names of sacred places keeping them in mind so that it may become easier for them to understand the rulings etc. described in ... !!Read More!!
6:-: Types of Hajj
There are three types of Hajj: 1. Qiran, 2. Tamattu’, 3. Ifrad. Qiran: It is the most preferred type of Hajj. The performer of this Hajj is called a Qarin. For this Hajj, the intention of both Hajj and ‘Umrah is made together after Ihram has been put on.... !!Read More!!
7:-: Method of Putting on Ihram
1. Trim nails, 2. Remove armpits’ hair and under navel hair including the hair of the rear private part. 3. Use Miswak, 4. Make Wudu, 5. Perform Ghusl thoroughly, 6. Apply perfume to the body and Ihram shawls as it is a Sunnah but don’t use any perfume that stains clothing like dry ambergris (umber)... !!Read More!!
8:-: Ihram of Islamic Sisters
Islamic sisters are to wear their sewn clothes as usual. They may wear socks and gloves as well. They should keep their heads covered but should not wear such a veil that touches their face.... !!Read More!!
9:-: Intention for ‘Umrah
Now the Islamic brothers with their heads uncovered and the Islamic sisters with their heads covered should make the following intention whether they are performing normal... !!Read More!!
10:-: Intention for Hajj
After putting on the Ihram of Hajj, a Mufrid should make the following intention. Similarly, after putting on Ihram, a Mutamatte’ should also make the following intention on 8th of Zul-Hijjah or before it... !!Read More!!
11:-: Intention for Hajj Qiran
A Qarin should make intention for both Hajj and ‘Umrah in the following words... !!Read More!!
After making the intention (whether it is the intention of ‘Umrah or that of Hajj) it is essential to utter Labbaik at least once; uttering it thrice is preferable. Labbaik is as follows... !!Read More!!
13:-: Haram Acts in Ihram
The following acts are Haram in the state of Ihram... !!Read More!!
14:-: Difference in Ihram of Man and Woman
The abovementioned rulings of Ihram apply equally to men and women both. However, there are some other permissible acts for women. To conceal the head. It is Fard (for a woman) to conceal the head during Salah as well as in the presence of non-Mahram males... !!Read More!!
15:-: Entering Makkah
Anyway, enter the limits of Haram with your head bowed and eyes lowered with humility and shame for all the sins committed. Recite Salat-‘Alan-Nabi and Labbaik and do Zikr in abundance. As soon as you have the sight of the sacred city of Makka-tul-Mukarramah of Rab-ul-‘Alamin, recite... !!Read More!!
16:-: Make Intention of I’tikaf
Make the intention of Nafl I’tikaf. One good deed here is equivalent to a hundred thousand deeds performed elsewhere. Hence one will get the reward of a hundred thousand I’tikaf. In addition, acts of eating, drinking Zam Zam water and sleeping will also become permissible... !!Read More!!
17:-: First Sight at Holy Ka’bah
As soon as you have the first glance of the Holy Ka’bah, recite the following thrice... !!Read More!!
1:-: Method of ‘Umrah
Method of Tawaf: Before commencing Tawaf, men should do Idtiba’, i.e. put on shawl by bringing its one end from under the armpit of the right hand and placing its both ends over the left shoulder such that the right shoulder remains uncovered. You are now ready for Tawaf of the Holy Ka’bah. To the wall opposite Hajar-ul-Aswad, a green tube light ... !!Read More!!
2:-: Supplication of First Round
During first round, recite the following Du’a after reciting Salat-‘Alan-Nabi. ... !!Read More!!
3:-: Supplication of Second Round
Reciting Salat-‘Alan-Nabi, recite Du’a of second round.... !!Read More!!
4:-: Supplication of Third Round
Then, perform Istilam of Hajar-ul-Aswad and complete the third round like previous ones. Reciting Salat-‘Alan-Nabi recite the following Du’a... !!Read More!!
5:-: Supplication of Fourth Round
Reciting Salat-‘Alan-Nabi, recite the following Du’a of the fourth round... !!Read More!!
6:-: Supplication of Fifth Round
Reciting Salat-‘Alan-Nabi, recite the Du’a for the fifth round of Tawaf which is as follows. Remember that this Du’a be completed before you reach Rukn Yamani.... !!Read More!!
7:-: Supplication of Sixth Round
Thereafter, perform the Istilam of Hajar-ul-Aswad and begin the sixth round whose Du’a is as follows... !!Read More!!
8:-: Supplication of Seventh Round
Thereafter, perform Istilam of Hajar-ul-Aswad and begin the seventh round whose Du’a is as follows... !!Read More!!
9:-: Salah for Tawaf
Offer two Rak’at Salah of Tawaf near Maqam-u-Ibrahim, if space is available near it, otherwise offer it anywhere in Masjid-ul-Haram provided the time is not Makruh for Salah. Recite Surah Kafirun and Surah Ikhlas after Surah Fatihah in the first and the second Rak’at respectively... !!Read More!!
10:-: Come at Zam Zam Well
drink Zam Zam water whilst standing and facing the Qiblah. Drink it in 3 sips till your stomach is full. After drinking the Zam Zam water, say... !!Read More!!
11:-: Du’a of Mount Safa
Reciting Salat-‘Alan-Nabi make the following Du’a.... !!Read More!!
12:-: Du’a to be Recited between Green Marks
Now, Islamic brothers whilst running and Islamic sisters whilst walking should recite the following Du’a... !!Read More!!
13:-: Salah of Sa’i is Sunnah
If it is not a Makruh time for Salah, perform two Rak’at Salah in Masjid-ul-Haram, as it is Mustahab. It is reported that... !!Read More!!
A Qarin should perform one more Tawaf and Sa’i with the intention of Tawaf-ul-Qudum which is a Sunnah for both a Qarin and a Mufrid. Although missing it is a bad act, no Dam1 (dNm) etc. will be Wajib... !!Read More!!
|Halq or Taqsir|
1:-: What is Halq or Taqsir?
Taqsir implies cutting the hair of a quarter of the head equal to a finger digit in length. As a caution, cut a bit more than this length to ensure that the shorter hair present in the centre of the head also gets cut equal to a finger digit in length. ... !!Read More!!
2:-: What to Do During Stay in Makkah?
Perform as many Nafl Tawaf as possible as this is more preferable for you than even Nafl Salah. Remember! After performing a Nafl Tawaf, one should first embrace ... !!Read More!!
3:-: Haram Acts During Tawaf
The following acts are Haram in Tawaf, even if it is a Nafl one: 1. To perform Tawaf without Wudu. 2. Unveiling of a quarter of that part of the body which is included in ‘Sitr.’ For example, unveiling of a quarter of thigh is Haram. Likewise ... !!Read More!!
4:-: Makruh Acts During Tawaf
1. Useless talking. 2. To make Du’a and Zikr aloud (therefore, it is Makruh that a person recites Du’a aloud during Tawaf and others also repeat it aloud). ... !!Read More!!
5:-: Permissible Acts During Sa’i and Tawaf
1. To make Salam 2. To reply to Salam 3. To talk when necessary ... !!Read More!!
6:-: Seven Makruh Acts in Sa’i
1. Performing Sa’i with longer intervals in between its rounds. However, one may leave to relieve oneself or to make Wudu if it is broken, although Wudu is not a requisite for Sa’i. ... !!Read More!!
7:-: Makruh Acts in Rami
The following acts are Makruh during Rami: 1. To perform Rami of 10th Zul-Hijjah after sunset without a valid excuse. 2. To perform Rami before the time of 3uhar on 13th Zul-Hijjah... !!Read More!!
|Ziyarat in Makka-tul-Mukarramah & Madina-tul-Munawwarah|
1:-: How to Visit These Holy Sites?
My dear visitors of Makkah and Madinah! For the acquisition of blessings I have mentioned only a... !!Read More!!
2:-: Ziyarat in Makka-tul-Mukarramah
An easy way to get to here is to exit via any of the adjacent doors of the mount Marwah and walk on the right side of the houses situated beside the mountain. After walking a little, this sacred house will appear... !!Read More!!
3:-: Ziyarat in Madina-tul-Munawwarah
Battlefield of Badr: It is situated about 150 kilometres from Madinah. A little distance from Badr, there is the blessed grave of ... !!Read More!!
4:-: Jabal Uhud
This blessed mountain is situated in the northern part of Madinah... !!Read More!!
5:-: Alas! Jannat-ul-Baqi’
Make Salam to those buried in Jannat-ul-Baqi’ standing outside the graveyard. This is because the Najdi regime has mercilessly and disrespectfully destroyed many graves and tombs in Jannat-ul-Baqi’ and Jannat-ul-Ma’la in Makkah... !!Read More!!
6:-: Preparation for the Visit
Prior to visiting the sacred mausoleum... !!Read More!!
7:-: Recite Near Golden Grille
Whenever you get the privilege of being present in front of the Golden Grille, do not look here and there; looking inside the Grille is a great daring... !!Read More!!