Teacher: Sr. Aswita Taizir
By: The 4th Graders
(October 25th, 2018. Thursday, 16th of Safar, 1440 H)
Steps of Hajj
|Day 1 : (8th of Dhu’l-Hijjah to 9th of Dhu’lHijjah)
The Hujjaj are getting ready to land in Saudi Arabia, and heading toward Miqat.
1. MIQATS: is the starting point where the hujjaj start their Hajj by wearing their Ihram cloth for men and regular Islamic cloth for women. They also start making their niyyah (intention) to perform the Hajj
2. Then they proceed to go to MAKKAH to Perform Welcome Tawaf (Tawaf al Qudum), circling the Ka’bah 7 times. When Entering Masjid al-Haraam: While reciting Talbiyah, enter Masjid al-Haraam When they finish, it is sunnah to perform salat nafl in the maqam of Ibrahim. Maqam Ibrahim is the foot print of the prophet Ibrahim AS.
Perform Sa’i (passing seven times between the hills of Safa and Marwah).
This is to remember what Hajar, the wife of the Prophet Ibrahim AS, was looking for water, for her infant son, Ismail, between the hill of Safa and Marwa.
Go to Mina
MINA 8th of Dhu’l-Hijjah to 9th of Dhu’l-Hijjah In Mina, perform five prayers, starting with the noon (Zuhr) prayer and ending with dawn (Fajr) on the day of Arafat.
|Day 2: (9th of Dhu’l-Hijjah, MUZDALIFAH 9th to 10th of Dhu’l-Hijjah)ARAFAH
Prayer Zuhr and Asar From the afternoon onwards, perform Wuquf at Arafat Before Maghrib prayer, go outside your tent, and face towards the Qibla in the Holy city of Makkah, raise your hands and pray to Allah with all your heart When the sun has set, leave Arafat for Muzdalifah.
MUZDALIFAH 9th to 10th of Dhu’l-Hijjah..Offer the evening prayer (Maghrib) and stay overnight .Collect the pebbles you will need for the “stoning” ceremony (ramy) At dawn, offer Fajr, then, before the sun has risen, set off for Mina
|Day 3: MINA (10th of Dhu’l-Hijjah, MAKKAH 10th of Dhu’l-Hijjah)The Hujjaj go to Mina, and perform the stoning (ramy) – Jamarah Akbar. After the stoning of the devil. Offer sacrifice, have the hair trimmed, or shaved. Proceed to al Masjid al Haram in Makkah to perform Tawaf al Ziyarat. Return to Mina. This day is known as the day of scarifice.|
|Day 4: (11 of Dhu’l-Hijjah)Stay in Mina, throw seven pebbles on each of three Jamarat (Jamarah Uula, first, then wustha, then ‘Aqabah) after zawal (decline of the sun). Rami (Jamarah) is usually easy a little before sunset and at night. And it is permissible to do Rami (Jamarah) at night if there is a risk to life. after Rami just return to your place.|
|Day 5: (12, and 13 of Zulhijjah)Stay in Mina, throw seven pebbles on each of three Jamarat (Jamarah Uula, first, then wustha, then ‘Aqabah). Return at the same day to Makkah, and perform Tawaf Wada’ (Farewell Hajj), then drink the water Zam Zam.
This ends the Hajj.