After performing the Farewell Tawaf, some pilgrims do not turn their backs towards the Ka`bah; rather, they walk backwards with their faces towards it until they exit the mosque. Is this part of the Sunnah?
Dear scholars, as-salamu `alaykum. A person performed Hajj on behalf of another person and at the miqat (place where Hajj begins) he forget to mention his/her name. What should he do? Jazakum Allah khayran.
Some people enter through the gate of the Hijr when doing Tawaf, and they do not complete Tawaf from outside the Hijr, especially when it is crowded. Is their Tawaf valid?
“Labbayka Allahumma labbayk, labbayka la sharika laka labbayk. Inna al-hamd wal-ni`mata laka wal-mulk, la sharika lak (Here I am, O Allah, here I am. Here I am, You have no partner, here I am. Verily all praise and blessings are Yours, and all sovereignty, You have no partner).” This is the Talbiyah recited by the pilgrim doing Hajj and `Umrah. What is its meaning and what is the benefit of it?
Is it necessary to combine Zhuhr and `Asr Prayers at `Arafah?
Dear scholars, as-salamu `alaykum. What is the wisdom behind throwing the pebbles during Hajj?
Dear scholar, I have a question about Hajj. Can a pilgrim earn money by being involved in work or engaging in business during Hajj?
salam wa alaykum i would like to ask if it is needed to shave off your head if you go to hajj?
What is the ruling on wearing a sling to carry a baby like a kangaroo while performing Hajj?
I live in Jeddah. I intended to perform `Umrah and so I entered ihram while I was still at home. I went to the Sacred Precinct of Makkah, but, out of my hand, I could not perform the `Umrah; I did not even start circumambulating the Ka`bah. I went back to Jeddah late during that night. What is the legal ruling concerning this? Is there any expiation required from me?
assalam alaikom, dear sir, i would like to ask about fatwa for apregnant woman that is going to make alhajj this year, and her delivery(birth for the baby) will be in alhajj time exactly or after it in ashort period, so this is aquestion, and the other one is that what she must do with TAWAF ALIFADA?? i will be realy thankful if you will reply as soon as possible.thanks alot
Respected scholars, As-salamu `alaykum. If someone makes Hajj out of haram money, is it accepted? Some people say it counts but the reward is nothing, which does not make sense to me. Could you explain?
Assalamu'alaikum, Dear scholar I'm about to perform my hajj this coming season. I'm still confuse whether to strictly follow my tradional mazhab : Syafie or find my self in the 'new' found approach - comparative fiqh - that is to follow straight to the al-Quran and sunnah in performing my hajj. Please advice me. Thank you. Wassalam
As Salamu Alaikum. I will be performing Hajj this time. Will you please advise what 'Duaa's are needed for recitation at each Rukan during Taawaf ? Different versions written in various books have confused me. Or simply advise the rituals to be followed during Tawaf.
Assalaam alaykum, Can someone wearing ihram rub ointments onto the body, for example; creams for back pain? Do women in ihram have to cover their feet? or can sandals be worn without socks? I would also like to know if Du'a made in sujood in prayer has to be in Arabic. can it be in any other language? what is the ruling regarding dua's recited during Witr prayer. JazakAllah khairun. Sorry for the multiple questions
Respected scholars, as-salamu `alaykum. Respected scholar, what are the essentials of Hajj for the first visitor? Jazakum Allahu khayran.
It is heared that the best nights of the year are the last 10 days of Ramadan and the best days of the year are the first 10 days of Dulhijja. I also heared a hadith saying that good deeds in the first days of Dulhijja are best - afdal - The prophet was asked - even martyrdom oh Prohphet? -, the questioner was told that yes, even greater than jihad except one who went with his wealth and body and neither of it returned...(above are not the actual wording of the hadith). Could you kindly elaborate on it? considering the appropriateness of the subject (as we are about to enter the month of Dulhijj) your quick answer is expected. May Allah Bless you in plenty for the services rendered in His causes. I mean, if there is such greatness for these days, what are the recommended acts especially for those who are not performing Hajj. wassalamu alaikum.
assalamualakum brother, when is it that you have to shave hairs and cut nails by is it when you put on your ihram? jazakamulkhair walikuimsalam
Salam alaikum! Before Hajj, the Haram in Makkah becomes very full. People often pray in the Musallah halls in hotels surrounding the Haram, in which tey hear the Imam of the Haram, and follow him in Jama'a prayer. Is this correct? Is it a special ruling for the Haram in Makkah? JazakumAllahu khairun for your reply. Wasalaam
I want to pefrom Hajj-e-Ifrad or Hajj-e-Qiran. I want o know that if i perform Saee before the fajr of 8th zilhajj (i.e. on the 6th or 7th of zilhajj or night before the 8th zilhajj) would it suffice for hajj saee or will i have to do it again on the 10thof Zil hajj. Thanks
Respected scholars, as-salamu `alaykum. Could you please explain the differences between Hajj and `Umrah? Jazakum Allahu khayran.
assamu alaikoum My father had been to hajj in the past, and it will be 3 years tomorrow that he died in mecca. He had been there for 15 days and before he had been able to go to mina, he passed away. I want to know how will he be rewarded? I want to get some clarification and if u could please tell me so that i can be assure myself. thanks
Dear sir/madam, can you tell me ,what i have to do in umrah hajj? Which dress, rule & system i have to follow? i am planing to go from london to sudia arab in march/april. How many days takes for umrah hajj? How can i see kaba sharif & profet hazrat mohamad? Can u give me advice & information how can i do it perfectly in islamic way? Pls ok bye shams karim
assalamu alaikum for umrah hajj for male what length of hair i have to cut in order for my hajj to be valid.
Aslaam alikum, Could you please confirm that once a person has performed Umrah, do they then have to perform Hajj as soon as possible - this is what I have heard from some people so I would appreciate if you could shed some light on this issue. Khaled
1. Is it permissible to perform the tawaf around the Kaaba on behalf of any other muslim. 2. Does seven rounds make one Tawaf
Asalam Alaikam,Inshallah, My husband and I are going for Hajj this year. I will be on my monthly period when we first leave the United States. My question is Should I get into the State of Ihram at the Meeqat in the Plane and do all the rights of Umrah except for the Tawaf and when I make Gushul, then do the Tawaf? Or would it be better If I do not adapt the Ihram in the plane and then go back to the Meeqat and adopt Ihram for Umrah after I have made my Ghusul? If the first option is better, will I be in the State of Ihram for the rest of my period until I make ghusul and then the tawaf? Also, am I allowed to go to the Haram (Madinah and Mecca)or recite the Quran while I am menustarting? Thank you so much, May Allah bless you for all the wonderful work that you do.
Respected scholars, as-salamu `alaykum. While one is in the state of ihram, is it permissible to use toothpaste? Also can one use unperfumed creams in this state? Jazakum Allahu khayran.
Dear Scholars:as-salamu ?alaikum! It is said that fasting on the 9th of Dhul-Hijjah will erase your sin one or two years backward and forward. Does it refer to major sins or minor sins only? Jazakum Allahu khayran.
During Hajj I saw many women covering their face (wearing niqab) when in state of ihram and during tawaf. It is my understanding that covering face is prohibited during Hajj espeicially when in state of ihram. Am I wrong?
I have an occasional flatulence problem. My problem is worse during fajar and alright for some prayers. There have been times when I have to repeat my wudu 3 or 4 or even more times for the same namaz. There are times when I can complete the whole namaz. I was lucky enough to go for hajj alhamdullilah this year with my husband and my problem got worse, I do sometimes imagine that my wudu has broken so will repeat it just to ensure that I have wudu. I think I MAY have broken wind during tawaf e ziayara but was not sure so repeated the tawaf with fresh wudu, however I THINK the same happened again I am not sure if it just my clothes rubbing against me, I just don?t know, and feel really distraught about the whole thing, I keep thinking whether I had wudu or not. I don?t even know whether my hajj was ok or whether I need to do it again or what??!! I also have piles (haemorrhoids) which got worse during hajj. It may have been that rubbing against my skin. I always doubt whether I have my wudu. As for the tawaf I know that if I was sure that I had broken wind then I would definitely had repeated my wudu but I wasn?t sure. At times when I do break wind I definitely know, but my problem is worse whilst praying namaz. I think I may have just let something tiny out without being knowing or being sure. I just keep concentrating on whether something is coming out instead of the prayer. I would never go to the holy mosque in the morning I prayed in my hotel room because of my problem so that I was able to repeat my wudu if needed. I feel really depressed and embarrassed about the whole situation please reply soon. Was my tawaf and hajj ok?? Please tell what I should do. Do I have to go for hajj again?? Please reply as soon as possible and pray for me Jazakalla khair. May allah create more people like you who are dedicated to guiding others
Assalaam-o-alaikum. Dear respected scholar. Does diluted zam zam water acquire the properties of pure zam zam water?
Asalamualaikum.Firstly, I would like to thank you all at Islamonline for the wonderful work you are doing in helping convey the message of Islam throughout the world.Could you tell me if you are allowed to cover you face with the small white mask in hajj to combat infections or viruses. I usually see people wearing them in hajj on the t.v anbd if it is permissible during prayers etc.thank you
Respected scholars, as-salamu`alaykum warahmatullah. After a week, in sha' Allah, I will be traveling to perform `Umrah, and I have gold jewelry to wear as adornments. So, is it permissible for me to wear it during my ihram?thanks for your efforts.
Dear Sheick, My father passed away this yera. We would love to make Hij for him as he wanted to go last but wasn't able to. My father went to Hij about 20 years ago. But we would like to do it again for him, is that permissible, will he get the benefits of it, would all his sins be forgiven inshalla.
As-salamu `alaykum. Does the person wearing ihram have to show the right or left arm? When should he do so: all the time or at specific times? I see people doing both so I get confused. Jazakum Allahu khayran.
As-salamu `alaykum wa rahmatullahi wa barakatuh. What is the correct time for throwing the pebbles in Hajj? Some people insist that it should start after zawal while others say it could be done after Fajr?
Respected sheikh, as-salamu `alaykum. I performed Hajj before I married, al-hamdulillah. Now my wife wants to perform Hajj, and I have other important financial obligations (chil dren's education and so on). Is Hajj fard (obligatory) on her in this situation? If not, does she have to wait? If she has enough money for herself only, and I do not have sufficient money for the Hajj expenses for myself and four children (since we cannot leave them here, as we do not have any close relatives here), will the Hajj still be fard on her, or does she have to wait till I, as the mahram, can also afford to accompany her? Jazaka Allahu Khayran for your answer.
As-salamu `alaykum. What should I do if I have regular vaginal discharge, that stops and starts throughout the day but is not continuous, during Tawaf? Do I have to stop and cleanse the private parts, perform wudu’ and change my clothes and then start all over? I do not think it will be easy because of the crushing crowds.
Respected scholars, as-salamu `alaykum. Is there any special du’aa' (supplication) to be recited while drinking Zamzam water? Jazakum Allahu Khayran.
As-salamu `alaykum. Is it compulsory to marry before one performs Hajj? My mother had begun to search for suitable brides, but I told her that I want to perform Hajj before I marry. I want to make myself as pure as possible before I engage myself to another person for the rest of our lives, in sha’ Allah. I have committed sins of which I am ashamed and hope that Allah the Almighty will forgive all my sins and make me a worthy and pure husband and Muslim, as well as a commendable part of this Ummah, in sha’ Allah.
Respected scholars, as-salamu `alaykum. What should I do if I have a wet dream (ihtilam in Arabic) during Hajj?
As-salamu `alaykum. If someone has already performed his obligatory Hajj, can he perform Hajj for someone other than his parents, and can he perform Hajj for Prophet Muhammad (peace and blessings be upon him)?
Dear scholars, As-Salamu `alaykum. Can a male person wear underwear in ihram? Jazakum Allah khayran.
Pilgrims travel to the sacred sites in Saudi Arabia to perform Hajj. Please, enlighten me as to the ethics and significance of this Islamic rite.
If a woman has her monthly period during her stay in Makkah or Madinah During Hajj, is it completely impermissible for her to enter the Sacred Mosque in Makkah or the Prophet's Mosque in Madinah? It seems most of the scholars are of the opinion that it is impermissible. However, we know that the Prophet (peace and blessings be upon him) allowed a woman who cleaned the Prophet’s Mosque in Madinah) to actually put up a tent inside where she could stay and preserve her privacy. Could you please clarify this issue for us?
Dear scholars, as-salamu `alaykum. Kindly enlighten us on things that should be avoided as well as good acts that are recommended for Muslims during the first ten days of Dhul-Hijjah. Jazakum Allah khayran!
Respected scholars, as-salamu`alaykum, Can a girl go to Haj if she is not wearing hijab everyday? Can she still perform Haj, and if she returns does she has to keep her hijab or she has the option.?.. Could you please send me the answer via email, not posted in website?. Thank you
As-salamu `alaykum dear scholar. My mother-in-law is ill and old and is not capable of performing Hajj. For this reason, we decided to send my brother-in-law to perform Hajj on her behalf. However, he did not perform his Hajj due to financial problems. Is it acceptable?
As-salamu `alaykum. There is a couple who just returned from Hajj and they are refusing dinner invitations. Is it wrong to invite people who have just come back from Hajj to a dinner?
As-salamu `alaykum, i would like to ask if a married woman can go on hajj without her parents' permission if they are alive. also if not does she atleast have to ask forgivness of them if she has hurt them,, before going on hajj??
As-salamu `alaykum. I would like to know if a person performs Hajj that is paid for by his brother, should he perform Hajj again?
Salam, I have a few questions, 1)I would like to know whether a woman on her menses can perform umrah? 2) If a woman cannot perform the umrah whilst on her menses, can she stay with her relatives/other people whilst they are doing the umrah? 3) If a woman has her menses in her home country (before setting out on hajj) can a woman still do all the rites of hajj, or does her menses have to start during hajj in order to qualify to perfom all the hajj rites? 3) If a woman's menses finishes before leaving hajj, I have heard that she has to do the tawaaf ul ifadah at the end of her menses. But what if she does not get time as during the days left the rest of the hajj rites are being done. Can she then do the tawaf whilst on her menses as then she may not get enough time? 4) Following on from my last question is she allowed to do her tawaaf ul ifadah (which was left due to her menses) whilst the other rites of hajj are being done, or does she have to do it at the end of all the hajj rites? Jazakallah khair, I am very confused please help me out.
Respected scholars, as-salamu `alaykum. I know that Allah the Almighty does not order us to do anything except for wisdom. Performing Hajj is not just about gathering in a certain place for a certain period of time. It has another meaning within, what could that be? Jazakum Allahu Khayran.
As-salamu `alaykum. Can a woman go to Hajj on behalf of a deceased man? Or, more precisely, can my female cousin, who already went to Hajj many times, go to Hajj on behalf of my deceased father? My father is her uncle from her father's side. She was doing `Umrah when my father passed away. She even did `Umrah for him before he was laid to rest. Please let me know. Thanks.
As salamu alekumI trust this email finds Sheikh in good health inshaAllahI would like to ask Sheikh a questionPlease understand that the question is more for informing myself and my immediate family.Noting that Cape Town Muslims have many peculiar practices, they nevertheless some how or another justify these. It seems "normal" though for people to do things believing it being right although it is not confirmed by the sunnah. One practice in particular that is common, which in my own limited research I could not find, is the adhan when people depart especially for hajj or umrah. What is the basis for this? if not from the sunnah, should one do it irrespcetive?Jazakallah bi kherwas salamu alekum wa rahmatullah
Respected scholars, as-salamu `alaykum. Why do we see men and women at Hajj time, praying in the same line; some men even physically touch women while praying in the same line. How can this be acceptable during Hajj and not after? Jazakum Allahu Khayran.
What is the difference between Hady for one performing Tamattu Hajj & Udhiyah
Respected scholars, as-salamu `alaykum. We live in Jeddah and we wanted to perform Hajj. We went for Hajj, but we did not do the farewell Tawaf because my father refused and told us that only the people who are traveling need to do this Tawaf. What should we do? Jazakum Allahu Khayran.
On the day of Arafat, we started from Arafat to Muzdalifa in the evening at 10 PM since we could not get a vehicle to go early. We could not walk and go to Muzdalifa as my old. parents were also with me. Due to crowd and traffic jam, we reached Muzdalifa at 6 am in the morning and missed the maghrib, isha prayers as well as fajr prayers. I could only pray khaza prayers for fajr. Please let me know if my hajj is complete?
Respected scholars, as-salamu `alaykum.there are some people who argue and suggest that it is better not to perform `Umrah these days to avoid being infected with swine flu. What is the Shari`ah perspective of this? Jazakum Allahu Khayran.
Respected scholars, as-salamu`alaykum How should Muslims view the Hajj in Second Life? Does it raise questions of the validity when the Hajj is performed online? Can a Muslim, who may be physically unable to perform Hajj, substitute its online counterpart for the real journey? Have any scholars spoken out against this? Jazakum Allahu Khayran.
i am going to umrah with my family so from where i shou ld wear the ihram from i am travelling from dubai to jeddah i will reach jeddah at 1'oclock in the night please guide me
Dear reverend scholars, as-salamu `alaykum wa rahmatullah. My question is about Hajj for people who are suffering form infectious diseases. Should they perform Hajj? Jazakum Allah khairan.
I will be in Saudi from the 27th of Shawaal to the 16th of Dhil Qaida .Can I perform umrah in that time period?
Asalaamou3alaikum Dear scolars. I have a question about the hadj-period. In the tafsir of the Quran it is possible to do the pelgrim in 4 months. So is het possible to do the hadj in the other for months in stead of dul hijja. And if its not can you explain me what the quran mean by that. Wa salaam ou 3alaikum
As-salamu `alaykum,I live inCanada, and I am flying to Saudi Arabia for a business trip, but I am also planning to do `Umrah, in sha' Allah. I have two questions as follows:1. Do I have to enter Makkah in the state of ihram or can I delay this until I start doing the `Umrah after my business trip is over?2. Should I pray qasr (shorten the number of rak`ahs in prayer) if it happens that I miss the prayer in congregation or I don't have to pray qasr in Saudi Arabia ? My friend told me that I don't have to because "it is the heart of Islam."