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Can I Perform a Voluntary Circumambulation (Tawaf) for Someone Else?

Answered by Ustadh Tabraze Azam Question: As salam alaykum, Can I perform a voluntary circumambulation (Tawaf) for someone else? Answer: Wa alaikum assalam wa rahmatullahi wa barakatuh, I pray that this message finds you well, insha’Allah. Yes, it is permitted to send the reward of any voluntary deed to another believer, whether alive or deceased. […]

Is a Sacrifice (Dam) Required for Performing the Stoning Rite (Rami) Before the Slaughtering (Dhabh) in Hajj?

Answered by Ustadh Tabraze Azam Question: As salam alaykum, I have recently completed Hajj. On 10th Dhul Hijjah like many people I paid for someone to complete the animal sacrifice on my behalf. Unfortunately on our way to the pelting we got a phone call saying that it had been done (before we could pelt […]

Is It Permissible to Perform the Sacred Pilgrimage for a Deceased Person?

Answered by Ustadh Tabraze Azam Question: As salam alaykum, Is it permissible to perform the sacred pilgrimage for a deceased person if they did not leave money and instructions to do so? And if they did is it still a valid Hajj for the deceased? Answer: Assalamu alaikum wa rahmatullah, I pray that this message […]

Can I Perform an Obligatory Hajj Without a Mahram? (Shafi’i)

Answered by Shaykh Shuaib Ally Question: Assalam alaykum, I am an educated female, never married, teaching in a university. Can I perform hajj with a female colleague going with her mahram? My parents have given permission to proceed to the holy journey. Answer: Wa alaikum assalam wa rahmatullah, It is permissible for a woman to […]

Is It Permissible to Perform Hajj With a Group That Has Tents in the Extension of the Mina Area? (Shafi’i)

Answered by Shaykh Shuaib Ally Question: Assalam alaykum, Is it permissible to perform hajj with a group that has tents in the extension of the Mina area? Answer: Wa alaikum assalam wa rahmatullah, It is permissible to perform hajj with a group that has tents in the extension of the Mina area, at least part […]

Can I Prepare My Hajj by Watching Videos Online and Reading Books?

Answered by Ustadh Shuaib Ally Question: As salam alaikum, Recently, I have been on a rather short umrah trip. After some time, I realised that I made the umrah by just reading it from an article and some conversation with friends. I have an opportunity to be performing the Hajj this year but I am […]

What is the Extent of Hair to Cut in Order to Come Out of Ihram?

Answered by Ustadh Tabraze Azam Question: Assalamu alaykum, If a person who trims his hairs less than 1 inch to come out of ihram , has he actually come out of ihram? If not , what is the dam he has to give and what is the timelimit for it? Answer: Wa alaikum assalam wa […]

How to Translate Tamattu' And Qiran?

Answered by Ustadh Tabraze Azam Question: Assalamu alaykum, How to translate Tamattu’? And what is Qiran? Answer: Wa alaikum assalam wa rahmatullahi wa barakatuh, I pray that you are in the best of health and faith, insha’Allah. (1) Tamattu` is linguistically benefiting; and technically combining between the actions of the lesser pilgrimage (`umra) and the […]

What is the Preferable Type of Hajj in the Hanafi School: Tamattu’ or Qiran?

Answered by Ustadh Tabraze Azam Question: Asalamu alaykum, What is the preferable form of Hajj in the Hanafi school: Tamattu’ or Qiran? Answer: Wa alaikum assalam wa rahmatullahi wa barakatuh, I pray that you are in the best of health and faith, insha’Allah. Tamattu` is linguistically benefiting; and technically combining between the actions of the […]

What Are the Guidelines For a Woman on her Menses During Hajj?

Answered by Ustadha Shaista Maqbool Question: Assalam Alaikum 1) Is it preferred to avoid periods using pills available to perform Hajj? 2) If periods occur in Madina then what should be the way of worship? Can a woman enter the Nabawi Mosque in this state? 3)Is scent free Sunblock permissible? Answer: Wa’alaikum assalaam warahmatu Allah, […]