A guide to hajj and umrah and visiting the prophet mosque
A GUIDE TO HAJJ AND UMRAH AND VISITING THE PROPHET MOSQUE
- Important Advice
- Violations of Islam
- How to perform Hajj and ‘Umrah and to visit
- the Prophet’s Mosque
- The Performance of ‘Umrah
- The Performance of Hajj
- Obligations During lhram
- Visitation of the Prophet’s Mosque
- Errors Often Committed by Pilgrims
- What Is Required of the Pilgrim
- Some Supplications Which May Be Recited at ‘Arafat, at the Sacred Sites and at other Places of Supplication
Note from the Book
…as brothers and avoid disputes and disobedience to Allah. Know that the Messenger of Allah (may peace and blessings of Allah be on him) said, “None of you has truly believed unless he likes for his brother what the likes for himself.”
3. Whenever YQU have a question concerning religious matters or concerning the hajj, ask knowledgeable Muslims until _you receive a satisfactory answer.
This is in accordance with what Allah has said: “If ye realise this not, ask of those who possess The Message.” it is also in accordance with what the Prophet (peace be on him) has said: “When Allah intends good for someone, He gives him understanding of the religion.”
4. Know that Allah has made certain acts fard (obliga
tory) and other acts sun–nah (according to the practice of the Prophet, peace be on him). Allah does not accept a
sunnah which violates some lard. Some pilgrims ignore this fact when they harm believing men and women in their zeal to kiss the Black Stone, to hasten in their circuits around the K’abah, to make salah behind the Station of lbraheem, to drink from Zamzam, and similar practices.
These practices are – To harm any believer in doing them is haram (prohibited). How Is it possible to carry out a observance while doing a haram deed? Therefore, avoid hurting each other, and Allah will grant you His mercy and will increase your reward.
We would also like to emphasize the following:
- It is not fitting that a Muslim man performs his Sa/at next to, or behind a woman in the Sacred Mosque or at any other place if it is at all possible to avoid doing so. Women should pray behind men.
- The doors and entrances to the Sacred Mosque are for traffic and should not be blocked by people praying there, even though if it is to join the congregational prayer that may be in progress.
- It is not permissible to block the free flow of people around the K’abah by sitting near the K’abah, by praying near it, or by standing near the Black Stone, or al-Hijir or