HAJJ & UMRAH SIMPLIFIED 4 of 4
GOING TO MINA
When it has become very light, before the sun rises, he should go to Mina & hasten through Wadi Mahsar (which is a valley between Muzdalifah & Mina). When he reaches Mina he should stone Jamarat al-‘Aqabah, which is the last one that is closest to Makkah, throwing seven pebbles one after another, each of which should be approximately the size of a fava bean, saying “Allaahu akbar” with each throw. (The Sunnah when stoning Jamarat al-‘Aqabah is to face the Jamarah with Makkah to one’s left and Mina to one one’s right). When he has finished this stoning, he should slaughter his sacrificial animal, then shave his head or cut his hair if he is male; women should cut the length of a fingertip from their hair. This is the first stage of exiting ihraam, in which it becomes permissible to do everything except intercourse. Then, the pilgrim should go back to Makkah & do tawaaf & saa’i for Hajj. Then comes the second stage of exiting ihraam, after which everything becomes permissible which was forbidden whilst in ihraam.
The Sunnah is to put on perfume when one wants to go to Makkah to do tawaaf after stoning the jamarat & shaving one’s head, because ‘Aa’isha (radiallahuanihu) said: “I used to apply perfume to the Prophet (sallAllaahu ‘alayhiwasallam) before he entered ihram & when he exited ihraam, before he circumambulated the House.” Bukhaari.
Then after tawaaf & saa’i, he should go back to Mina & stay there for two night, the 11th & 12th of Dhu’l-Hijjah, & stone the three jamarats during those two days, when the sun has passed its zenith. It is better for him to go to the jamarats walking, but if he rides that is acceptable. He should stone the first jamarah, which is the one that is furthest away from Makkah & next to Masjid al-Kheef, with seven pebbles, one after another, and say “Allaahu akbar” after each throw. Then he should go forward a little and say a lengthy du’aa’(sunnah)
Then he should stone the middle jamarah as described above. Then he should move to his left & stand facing the qiblah, raising his hands, & offer a lengthy du’aa’ if he can. He should not omit to stand & make du’aa’ because it is Sunnah.
Then he should stone Jamarat al-‘Aqabah as described above, then he should go away & not offer a du’aa’ after that.
When he has completed the stoning of the Jamaraat on the 12th day of Dhu’l-Hijjah, if he wants he may hasten & leave Mina, & he may delay his departure & stay till night of the 13th, & stone the three Jamaraat after noon as he did before. It is better to delay, but it is not obligatory unless the sun has set on the 12th & he is still in Mina, in which case it is obligatory to stay until one has stoned the three Jamaraat after noon on the following day. But if the sun sets on the 12th & he is still in Mina but not by choice, such as if he had already started out & boarded his means of transportation, but got delayed because of crowded conditions & traffic jams etc., then he is not obliged to stay there.
When pilgrim wants to leave Makkah & go back to his country, he should not leave until he has performed the farewell circumambulation around the House (tawaaf al-wadaa’).Prophet (sallAllaahu ‘alayhiwasallam) said: “No one should leave until the last thing that he does is (tawaaf) around the House.”(Muslim). Another version, he told the people that the last thing they should do was (tawaaf) around the house, but he made an exception for women who were menstruating. (Bukhaari & Muslim.)
Women who are menstruating or bleeding following childbirth do not have to do the farewell tawaaf; neither should they stand by the door of al-Masjid al-Haraam to bid farewell, because that was not narrated from the Prophet (saw).
The last thing the pilgrim should do when he wants to leave is to circumambulate the House. If after the farewell tawaaf he stays and waits for his companions or to load his luggage or to buy something he needs on the way, there is nothing wrong with that, and he does not have to repeat the tawaaf, unless he intends to delay his journey, such as if he intended to travel at the beginning of the day and he did the farewell tawaaf, then he delays his travelling until the end of the day, for example; in this case he has to repeat the tawaaf so that it will be the last thing he does in Makkah.
Should a pilgrim wanting to visit the prophet’s mosque have the intention of visiting the grave or visiting the mosque? www.islamqa.info/en/34464
HAJJ AT A GLANCE
1. IHRAM AT THE MI’QAT 2. ENTERING THE MASJID AL-HARAM 3. NIYYAH (INTENTION), 4.WELCOME TAWAF & SAA’I(BETWEEN SAFA & MARWAH). 5. 8TH OF DHU’L-HIJJAH (DAY OF AL-TARWIYAH) 6. GOING TO MINA FROM MAKKAH 7.(9TH OF DHU’L-HIJJAH (GOING TO ARAFAT FROM MINA) 8. GOING TO MUZDALIFAH FROM ARAFAT 9.(10TH OF DHU’L-HIJJAH (PROCEEDING TO MINA FROM MUZDALIFAH) 10. (10TH OF DHU’L-HIJJAH (TAWAF AL-IFADHA IN MAKKAH). 11. (11TH – 13TH OF DHU’L-HIJJAH (RETURNING TO MINA FROM MAKKAH) 12. FAREWELL TAWAF IN THE HOLY CITY OF MAKKAH 13.DEPARTING FOR HOME.