three types of Hajj: Hajj At-Tamattu’, Hajj al Qiran and Hajj al Ifrad. In this
article we shall talk about Hajj at-Tamattu’ as it is the most recommended
nine nights of Dhul-Hijjah) and to perform the Hajj in the
same year with a sacrifice slaughtered in Mina on the day of Eid Al-Adha (The
10th day of Dhul-Hijjah) or during the days of at-Tashreeq (i.e. the
11th, 12th and 13th of Dhul-Hijjah). The pilgrimage may remove his Ihram garments
and continue his normal activities between “Umrah and Hajj. It is necessary to make the Tawaf and the
Sa’i twice, the first time for ‘Umrah and the second time for Hajj.
The different steps of the Hajj Journey are
Ihram is the intention of the person willing to perform all rites of ‘Umra, Hajj or both when he arrives at the Miqat.
direction coming into Makkah has its own Miqat.
It is recommended that the one who intends to perform Hajj makes Ghusl (a
shower with the intention to purify one’s self and to be ready for Hajj),
perfumes his body, but not his garments, and puts on a two- piece garment with
no headgear. The garments should be of
seamless cloth. One piece to cover the
upper part of the body, and the second to cover the lower part. For a woman the Ihram is the same except that
she can wear any kind of wide garments, and should not use perfumes at all and
her dress should cover the whole body decently, leaving the hands and the face
uncovered. (The sister who is accustomed
to wear the veil over her face, is allowed to cover her face with a thin cloth
without tying it, in other words something light and different from her regular
veil.) The pilgrim should say the
intention according to the type of Hajj.
For Hajj At-Tamattu’ one should say:
“ LABBAYAKA ALLAHUMMA ‘UMRAH” which means “O
Allah I answered your call to perform “Umrah”.
It is recommended to repeat the well-known supplication of Hajj, called
Talbeyah, as frequently as possible from the time of Ihram till the time of the
first stoning of Jamrat Al-Aqabat in Mina on the tenth day of Dhul Hijjah.
Men are recommended to utter the talbeyah
aloud while women are to say it quietly.
This Talbeya is the following:
ALLAHUMMA LABBAYK. LABBAYKA LA
SHAREEKA LAKA LABBAYK. INNALHAMDA
WAN-N’IMATA LAKA WALMULK. LA SHAREEK
“Here I am at your service. O my Lord, Here I am. No partner you have. Here I am.
Truly, the praise and the provisions are yours, and so is the
dominion. No partner do you have”