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A Hajj Reader

Revised 20th September, 2013

Dhul Hijja, the month of Hajj, is fast approaching. Hundreds and thousands of blessed Muslims are packing their bags, checking their travel documents and flocking to airports around the world, to make the journey to Mecca, Saudi Arabia.

This brief document is a resource for those travelling for Hajj this year, or any year. It provides links to questions that have been answered by SeekersGuidance scholars, blog posts written about the pilgrimage, and relevant information pertaining to Hajj.

Videos and Blog Posts:
Video: Preparing for Hajj – Habib Faisal-Alkaff – Radical Middle Way

Hajj Handbook – Shaykh Husain Abdul Sattar …

Video: Hajj Reflections – Radical Middle Way …

The Hajj Collection – Shaykh Abdal Hakim …

Ten Good Manners for Hajj by Imam al-Ghazali …

The Gifts of Hajj – Radical Middle Way – Blog

Imam al-Haddad’s Counsels on Hajj and `Umrah – Muwasala

Video: Fast the 9th (‘Arafa) and Live for Another Year – Mufti Abdur Rahman ibn Yusuf

On the Path to a Sacred Journey: The Courtesies (Adab) of Hajj – Nur Sacred Sciences

From Our Answers Page:
Removing Hair and Wearing Scents: Expiations for Accidental Violations of Ihram during Hajj

Does Allah Forgive Marital Infidelity When You Make Hajj?

Missing the Farewell Tawaf Due to Menstruation

Calculating Zakat and Going on Hajj with a Student Loan

Is It Valid to Make Hajj or Umrah Before One’s Parents?

Seeking Forgiveness from Others Before Hajj

Hajj Tamattu`: Does an Invalid Umra Affect the Hajj?

What is the Wisdom Behind Doing Certain Hajj and Umrah Rituals 7 Times?

Reciting Sura al-Baraqara for Protection and Cutting One’s Hair for Hajj and Umrah

What Are the Rulings of Performing Tawaf, Sa’y, and Prayer While Carrying a Baby With Dirty Diapers (Nappies)?

Question on Hajj Violations

Going On Hajj While in Debt

Can a Man Perform Hajj on Behalf of a Non-Mahram Woman?

Is Foreplay a Violation On Hajj?

Wearing Stitched Clothing in Ihram: What Kind of Expiation is Due?

Should I Delay Hajj to Help Fund a Sibling’s Wedding?

Doubts About Having Committed a Contravention at Hajj

Chronic Excuse: Can I Combine Prayers with a Single Ablution?

What is the Minimum Amount of Hair that Must Be Cut to Exit the State of Ihram After Hajj or Umrah?

The Day of `Arafah: The 9th of Dhu’l Hijjah and the Takbirs of Eid

Removing Hair and Wearing Scents: Expiations for Accidental Violations of Ihram during Hajj

Appointing Someone to Perform Hajj on Someone’s Behalf

Can I Wear Stitched Footgear, Belts, or a Backpack While in Ihram?

Can Women Wear Ornaments While Performing Umrah?

How Long Must One Stay at Arafat During Hajj?

The Tawafs of Hajj

Recommended Viewing:

Imam Tahir’s DVD / CD set on Hajj http://www.falahproductions.com/dvd.php

Is Foreplay a Violation On Hajj?

Answered by Shaykh Faraz A. Khan

Question: My question is regarding this answer:https://seekersguidance.org/answers/hanafi-fiqh/question-on-hajj-violations/

Isn’t it that only sexual intercourse is forbidden before tawaf-e ziyarat? In the given question, it seems to have been limited to hug and kiss only. Will the dam of sacrifice still apply?

Answer: Assalamu alaikum wa rahmatullah,

I pray this finds you in the best of health states.

Yes, the sacrifice of a sheep (dam) still applies. Foreplay (touching with pleasure, kissing, etc.) is also a violation.

And Allah knows best.
wassalam
Faraz

Checked & Approved by Faraz Rabbani

Question on Hajj Violations

Answered by Shaykh Faraz A. Khan

Question: Alhamdulillah I was honoured by Allah to attend Hajj this year. After completing the Hajj and doing some research, I realised we made some mistakes during the Hajj. Firstly, after stoning, sacrificing and cutting our hair but before Tawaf az-Ziyarah my wife and I forgot we were not completely out of ihram and we hugged once and kissed on the lips before realising what we had done. Then the next day, on the 11th of Dhul-Hijjah we had gone to make Tawaf az-Ziyarah in the night and when we came back it was after sunrise, so we decided to pelt the jamarat as we were passing by Mina but it was before zawwal time. I later found out this is impermissible and does not count as pelting for that day.

From the above, I believe me and my family owe 5 animal sacrifices: 2 between me and my wife for intimate relations before Tawaf az-Ziyarah, and 3 between myself, my wife and my mother for each missing a day of pelting. Is this correct?

Answer: Assalamu alaikum wa rahmatullah,

I pray this finds you in the best of health and states.

Yes, this is correct: you owe two, your wife owes two and your mother owes one. Each sacrifice is of one sheep.

[Shurunbulali, Ascent to Felicity; Itr, Hajj wal Umra fil Fiqh al-Islami]

And Allah knows best.

wassalam
Faraz

Checked & Approved by Faraz Rabbani