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Questions tagged [hajj]

A pilgrimage to Mecca that occurs annually from the 8th to the 12th of the Dhul Hijjah month. It is a religious duty which must be carried out by every able-bodied Muslim who has the means.

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Mahram for Hajj notary

I am over 45 years old. My father and brother are deceased and I have no husband. Who can be my mahram for Hajj notary? I do have nephews and male cousins. Are there any exceptions made for Hajj ...
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Upcoming Umrah, went on BC but still spotting

Taking birth control pill to delay the period because of upcoming Umrah trip next week But unfortunately started spotting so does this mean I can’t offer salah, fast or do tawaf? It’s very light ...
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Is it possible to shave head before departing for Hajj

I am leaving for Umrah soon, but due to the uncleanliness of barbers in Mecca, I am wondering if I am able to shave my head beforehand and still have it count?
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Is it allowed to go to hajj with your step mother?

Some people said that you cant go to hajj with your step mother but how ? Your step mother is your mehram you cant do nikaah with her so why is it so then ?
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Can we perform hajj or umrah with loan money?

I am not having money to perform my ummrah I have taken some money from my elder sister as a loan and I know that i could return her later. So is this allowed in Islam or should we have our own money?
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Can Women Wear Niqab at Hajj?

I am asking this question on behalf of a Muslim sister. She performed Hajj two times while covering her face. She did so because she was uncomfortable in the presence of men when she was outside. She ...
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Can a haji (pilgrim) cut hair and nails in first 10 days of zil hajj before entering ihram?

Assume he is performing hajj tamattu and intends to sacrifice animal during hajj.
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Is it allowed to perform Hajj/Umrah, if you got debt to pay?

If someone have debt to pay but instead of paying it, he/she is going for Hajj/Umrah. Is it allowed to perform Hajj or Umrah while having debt or after clearing debt he/she is allowed to perform Hajj/...
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Do I need to do Hajj again if I performed it as a child?

As'salamu Alaikum I tied ihram for hajj at the age of 4 years but all my arqams(rituals) were done by my father. So, as i am 20 years old now is it fard for me to do that hajj again.
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Is it compulsory to settle all debts prior to performing Hajj (pilgrimage)?

Assalaamu alaikum. Before going to Hajj pilgrimage, is it compulsory for an individual to settle all sorts of debts? If he or she has left any debt uncleared, will the Hajj performed be accepted by ...
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Who can finance Hajj for parents?

Can a daughter finance hajj for her parents? I am single and have no financial obligations towards a husband nor any children to take care of. Hajj is for both my mom and dad. Can I provide the money ...
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Is it obligatory to shave the head when doing Hajj?

I have shoulder length hair. Is it obligatory to get my head shaved bald? The reason I ask is because of this verse who says one shouldn't shave the head until the offering is done: ... وَلَا ...
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When umrah season will start/open after hajj 2017?

I want to know from when can people start going for Umrah this year?
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Hajj Sacrifice Sacrifice

Salam.Alaikum....during 10th zil hajj the haji must sacrifice before shaving/triming his hair or getting halal from ihram.... but all campaigns must wait for their turn for sacrifice because there is ...
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Iddat in hajj tour

We (me,my father,my mother) came Mecca for hajj. However my father died in Mecca. We have completed our umra. Could any one let us know about the iddat duration for my mother and other rules for iddat....
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Is there an Alternative to hajj

What if I can not afford to make the pilgrimage to mamas hajj? Is there another way to complete the fifth pillar of Islam or no?
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Is hajj outside of Dhul'Hijjah better than nothing?

As I know, around 2million people is on the Hajj every year. There are around 1.5billion Muslims on the world. Half of them are male, which is 750million. If they live 70 years long, then 140million ...
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Is a Christian allowed to perform Hajj according to Sharia law?

Yes, I know that non-muslims can't enter Mecca and Medina (in theory). But it is on the current state law of Saudi Arabia. What says the Sharia about this? Could a Christian enter these cities, and ...
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Is it permissible to use safety pins to hold ihram together while doing umrah?

And what about belt to hold money. I've come across conflicting answers, on this site, through phone calls and so on.
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Which is the priority: Performing Hajj or getting married?

If someone has money and he is not married, and in the same time he wants to go to the Hajj, which one is preferred: performing Hajj or getting married?
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Is it permissible to wash Ihraam-towels with scented products before Hajj?

It is generally prohibited to wear perfumes and deodorants after you've worn the Ihraam, see this fatwa for example http://www.islamandquran.org/fatwas/using-perfume-deodorant-during-hajj-or-umrah....
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How do unmarried women with no mahram go on a pilgrimage to Mecca?

A pilgramage to Mecca is one of the five pillars of Islam, considered mandatory for both men and women. However, Mecca is in Saudi Arabia, a country which enforces strict rules on the behaviour of ...
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Do males wear under garments in Ihram?

I heard that, unlike females, male pilgrims wear only two sheets of cloth (Ihram). Does this mean they are not allowed to wear undergarments to protect their modesty?
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Performing Hajj in behalf of someone who is old

I read that you can perform Hajj in behalf of someone only if he/she is old or suffering from a sickness from which there is no hope of recovery. Source: https://islamqa.info/en/65641 My question is:...
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What is the logic behind stoning satan?

Many years ago, I was living in a Islamic country and I was student of Islamic religion, because I wanted to be a Muslim by heart and by knowledge, I did not want to be inherited Muslim because my ...
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Is it permissible for Muslims to receive subsidy for performing Hajj?

It's a known fact that Hajj is fard only if one is physically and financially able, as the Qurán says it in Al-e-imran : "In it are clear signs, the standing place of Ibrahim, and whoever enters it ...
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Why only in Dhul'hijjah can the Hajj be done, what is the reason?

What happens if somebody wants to do this out of the RamadanDhul'hijjah? Extension: Sorry, I knew it badly! I didn't know it should be done on Dhul'hijjah.
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How many times is hajj fardh?

I want to know how many time is hajj fardh (obligatory) on a man? If it is once in a lifetime, so how would the other hajj be regarded as for the same person?
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What happens if you kill someone during Hajj?

Salam, As most of you are aware, this years' Hajj had many deaths due to the stampede. Approximately 717 people died in this event. My question is, if someone did kill another Muslim during this ...
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Interior of Kaaba

During the hajj, pilgrims circumambulate the Kaaba but do not enter the building. I was curious about its interior and found this image. Do the three pillars have any religious significance other ...
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What do Sunni Muslims recite during Zil Hijjah Month after prayers

What do Sunni Muslim recite after prayers during 9th and onwards of Zil Hijjah Month?
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Can I perform hajj given that I have a mortgage?

I bought a house using mortgage and I'm planning to go for Hajj within 2 to 3 years. Will I be allowed to go for hajj if I'm still paying monthly house mortgage together with my husband?
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Why Quran use 'Months' for period of Hajj?

Quran says in 2:197 "Hajj is [during] well-known months". Why Quran uses "months" (أشهر) when hajj is presently done only during Dhu al-Hijjah month ?
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In 16th Century, How Hajis were verified, whether he is Muslim or not?

In 15th and 16th Century, How Government of Arabia or caretakers of Mecca verify that; a person who dressed like Haji; is Muslim or non-Muslim?
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Can I take loan for my mother's Hajj

My calculations suggest that I might be able to afford for my Hajj next year Insha'Allah. My mother has not performed Hajj yet therefore I do not want to go to Hajj without her. However, she cannot ...
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whats about insurrance schemes according to islam? is it consider as interest or not?

MCB (Muslim Commercial Bank) Pakistan has started a scheme in which when one will go on hajj via there scheme he/she will be eligible for 4 months of free health (hadsaati) insurance, my question is "...
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What are the alternatives of Hajj? [closed]

What are the alternatives of Hajj and Umrah (to please Allah) who can't afford it?
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Who can be a mahram for hajj?

Can a person who is my paternal cousin (my father's sister's son), who has married to my younger sister, also the person is elder to me, be a mahram for me to perform hajj? I understand the person ...
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On which day of the week Prophet Mohammad (PBUH) performed his only Hajj?

I was wondering on which day of the week Prophet Mohammad (PBUH) performed his only Hajj?
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According to Shia, Who is Wajib-al-Haj?

As far as I know, going to Haj is not mandatory for those people who cannot afford to pay the expense of this trip. But my question is that how we can recognize if it is Mandatory for us to go to Haj (...
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According to Sunni, what is the gauge that shows it is mandatory for a Muslim to go to Haj (Wajib-al-Haj)?

I have heard that going to Haj is not Wajib(mandatory) for those people who cannot afford to pay the expense of this trip. But my question is that how we can recognize if it is Wajib for us to go to ...
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Why is the meat of Sacrifice Wasted?

What is the purpose of Sacrifice in Mina, whereas much of the sacrificial meat is not used properly and has to be buried?
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Is a contagious Muslim exempt from Haj?

It seems that Saudi Arabia is denying men from Ebola-infected areas entry: http://www.aljazeera.com/news/africa/2014/08/guinea-west-africa-ebola-havoc-worst-hit-death-toll-dis-2014817221533942276....
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How does praying towards Kaabah not amount to Shirk?

Assalamu alaikum. I am following Islam and very proud to be Muslim. I have few question to clarify my doubts. Islam is against of idol worship and all the activities in Islam is different than the ...
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Is there any month or time in the year that Haj&Umrah can not be done?

There are a specific time to do Haj in a year. But we can do Umrah in almost every day of a year. I want to know is there any dates that we cannot do Haj & Umrah.
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Why does this hadith say that wearing perfume is allowed while in Ihram state?

It's stated in Saheeh Muslim (source) that 'A'isha (Allah be pleased with her) reported that when the Messenger of Allah (ﷺ) intended to enter upon the state of Ihram he perfumed himself with ...
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Why do Muslims run slowly in the first 3 Tawaf in Hajj?

When muslims go to Umrah they have to perform the tawaf around the Kabah, why does the first 3 have to be at a faster pace? Also why is the Ihraam showing parts of the musculin body?
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Profiteering and corruption by Hajj tour operators due to limited quota

If one is convinced that Hajj tour operators are corrupt due to charging exorbitant amounts from intended pilgrims because of limited quota, then: Is it discouraged to apply for Hajj from such tour ...
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Charity or Pilgrimage?

Every month, I am giving money towards voluntary charity (sadaqah) to eliminate the spiritual malady of miserliness. What is Sadaqah? By Imam Ghazaali (R.A.H) SADAQAH (giving in charity) ...
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Why does the morning congregrational prayer has a higher reward then Umrah and Hajj?

Anas bin Malik, may Allah be pleased with him, who said: The Messenger of Allah, sallallahu `alayhi wa sallam, said: ‘Whoever prays the morning prayer in congregation then sits remembering Allah ...