Dear sheikh, as-salamu `alaykum wa rahamatullah wa barakatuh. In these blessed days, 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. Jazakum Allah Khayran.
When a Muslim voluntarily fasts on a day with more than one intention for fasting on that day, he gets a reward for each intention he has made. This is based on the hadith in which the Prophet (peace and blessings be upon him) said: "The (reward of) deeds depend on intentions." Based on this, I would like to know if a Muslim is allowed also to perform Hajj with two intentions. I mean, can he, for example, perform Hajj once, intending it on behalf of himself and also on behalf of a parent and thus gets the reward of the two intentions?
Which is more important, going for Hajj or spending the money I have saved for Hajj on jihad?
Is it permissible for pilgrims to pray Maghrib and `Isha’ Prayers separately, each at its usual time, at Muzdalifah or should they combine them at the time of Maghrib Prayer?
Can you tell me about Prophet Muhammad’s Hajj and his everlasting message?
Can Hajj be delayed to a more convenient time, or does it have to be performed immediately when a Muslim is able to?
During Hajj I missed throwing the pebbles intentionally. Is my Hajj valid?
What is the best time to throw pebbles on the Day of Sacrifice?
I was asked by a friend from Ireland about the origin and the history of the Black Stone in Makkah, and the status of this stone and its meaning to all Muslims. Thank you for your help.
As-salamu `alaykum wa rahmatu Allah wa baraktuh. Could you please clarify the Islamic stance on violence and aggression? Also, please shed light on the relation between Muslims and non-Muslims.
Is it permissible to give zakah to a poor person so that he can perform the obligation of Hajj?
Is it necessary for a pilgrim to perform Sa`i between Safa and Al-Marwah without stopping?
I have a question regarding Hajj. One of my friends told me that she read in an authentic book that the cost of a woman's Hajj is not compulsory on her husband. Is this true? Meaning, does a woman have to do her Hajj with her own money not her husband's?
Can a Muslim woman perform Hajj without seeking the permission of her husband?
A poor person who has no means intends to go for Hajj by collecting funds from other people. Is this practice acceptable in Islam?
According to Islamic traditions, a Muslim becomes sinless after performing the Hajj. Is it okay, then, to pray for one's death right after performing Hajj, since it would be a good time to die?
Dear Sheikhs! Speaking Islamically, what is better, going for Hajj more than once or sincerely helping the needy out of the same resources?
Dear scholars, as-salamu `alaykum. Is it Sunnah to say du`aa’ after throwing the pebbles?
There are a lot lessons that Muslims can learn from Hajj. Would you please shed some light on this point?
Dear scholars, as-salamu `alaykum. During Hajj I missed throwing the pebbles intentionally. Is my Hajj valid?
Dear scholars, as-salamu `alaykum. What are the acts that a pilgrim is encouraged to do while performing Tawaf? Jazakum Allah khayran.
Some pilgrims pay money to some charitable institutions who slaughter the hadi (sacrificial animals) and distribute it all over the world. What is the ruling on this action?
What should a woman do if she gets her period while performing Hajj?
I performed all the rituals of Hajj, but I forgot to utter takbir (say Allahu Akbar) and make the du`aa’ (supplication) while throwing the pebbles. Is my Hajj valid?
If it so happened that a pilgrim died on the Day of 'Arafah, should the Muslims wash his body and offer a funeral prayer for him or not?
Respected sheikh, are there any bad consequences on Hajj if a pilgrim has sexual intercourse with his wife? Please, explain in details.
As-Salamu `alaykum. I want to go for Hajj, but my hair is very short. Can passing scissors over my short hair (without cutting) substitute for shaving my head? If somebody does not cut the hair short or shave, what must he do?
I want to know whether it is obligatory on all Muslims to sacrifice an animal on `Eid Al-Adha, or is it obligatory only upon the pilgrims and a Sunnah for the rest of the Ummah?
Dear scholars, as-salamu `alaykum. If a pilgrim does one of the forbidden things while in ihram due to forgetfulness or because he is unaware that it is haram (forbidden), what should he do?
Dear scholars, as-salamu `alaykum. What is a pilgrim permitted to do while in a state of ihram?
What does Islam say about a person who had the opportunity to make Hajj, but he/she did not take the opportunity. Would the person be punished for the delay?
What are the mistakes that you advise pilgrims to avoid on the way to and in Muzdalifah?
Dear scholars, as-salamu `alaykum. What is the number of pebbles that should be thrown during Hajj?
Some people think that if a person does one of the actions that are forbidden while in ihram, that he or she has to offer a sacrifice, or fast for three days, or feed six poor persons, and that the person can choose whichever of these three he or she wants. Is this correct?
If a child performs Hajj, will his Hajj be accepted? Can the guardian of the child perform some rituals on behalf of the child?
Is it permissible to do a voluntary Sa`i rather than the Sa`i performed during Hajj and `Umrah?
My parents were planning to make Hajj this year, but then my father suddenly died. My mother is in her `iddah (waiting period), but she would like to make Hajj. She says that she made the niyyah (intention) and if she does not go to Hajj this year, she does not know what will happen to her next year.
Dear scholars of Islam, As-Salamu `alaykum.What are the prerequisites for Hajj?Jazakum Allahu khayran.
My husband (may Allah have mercy on him) passed away, and I want to delegate someone to do Hajj on his behalf this year. Is it correct for the one who does Hajj on his behalf to accept money for his efforts apart from the money that he will take for transportation and other expenses?
Respected sheikh, are there any bad consequences on Hajj if a pilgrim has sexual intercourse with his wife? Please, explain in details.
Dear scholars, as-salamu `alaykum. What is the difference between fidyah (ransom) and hadi (sacrificial animal) in Hajj? Jazakum Allah khayran!
If a person dies during Hajj or `Umrah, is there any need to complete Hajj or do it all over again on his behalf?
How can Muslims enhance their faith after performing Hajj? Any tips will be very much appreciated.
What are the mistakes that some pilgrims make during the Farewell Tawaf?
What is the ruling if a person has a real desire to perform Hajj but some circumstances prevent him form performing it, for example, he does not find a seat on a flight or can not get the visa, and then he died? Will he be questioned for the obligation of Hajj?
am going for `Umrah, in sha’ Allah. I will be in Makkah for four days and will make `Umrah on the first day. So can I perform another three `Umrahs on the rest of the three days?
Dear scholars, as-salamu `alaykum. When performing Hajj is it permissible to perform Tawaf while riding? Jazakum Allah khayran.
I wear braces on my leg so that I can walk. Is it lawful for me to wear braces while I am in the state of ihram or am I required to expiate for this?
Dear scholars, As-Salamu `alaykum. I entered ihram for `Umrah of Tamattu`. I completed `Umrah and went home, and I did not enter ihram for Hajj. Do I have to do anything?
Scholars of Islam, As-Salamu `alaykum. If during Hajj, the pilgrim starts Sa`i (walking back and forth between the two hills) from Marwah instead of Safa, is his or her Hajj still valid? Jazakum Allah khayran.
Dear scholars, as-salamu `alaykum. What is the best place for pilgrims to pick up pebbles to throw at the Jamarat during Hajj?
Dear scholars, as-salamu `alaykum. Is it necessary for a pilgrim to perform Sa`i between Safa and Marwah without stopping? Jazakum Allah khayran.
Is visiting Madinah a prerequisite for Hajj and `Umrah?
Is it necessary to perform Sa`i while being in a state of purification (having wudu’)?
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.