The hajj journey
Hajj, the fifth pillar of Islam, is sacred and obligatory for every able adult Muslim. It is an extraordinary opportunity for you to embark on a profound spiritual expedition, a journey to the holiest city in Islam, Makkah.
Just like the other important practices in Islam, Hajj comes with its own set of steps to be followed diligently during this sacred journey.
Start your Hajj journey with a sincere intention to enter the state of Ihram and engage in the rituals of Hajj, with the recitation of the Talbiyah. Then, put on the Ihram garments.
Upon entering Makkah, perform the Tawaf Al-Qudum by circumambulating the Kaaba seven times. Then, pray two Rak'ahs of Tawaf behind the Maqam Ibrahim (as possible).
Sa'i between Safa and Marwa
Perform Sa'i between Safa and Marwah, walking seven times starting at Safa and ending at Marwah.
Mina (the Day of Tarwiyah)
Head to Mina on the morning of the 8th of Dhul-Hijjah and spend the night there, dedicating your time to supplication and prayer until the morning of the 9th.
Arafah (Day of the Greater Hajj)
On the 9th of Dhul-Hijjah, head to Arafat and devote yourself to Allah on this day until sunset.
After sunset on the 9th of Dhul-Hijjah, move to Muzdalifah where you will spend the night there and collect seven pebbles for the upcoming Jamarat rituals.
Pelt Jamrat Al-Aqabah
On the 10th of Dhul-Hijjah (the Day of Eid), return to Mina and pelt Jamrat Al-Aqabah with seven pebbles while reciting Takbeer.
Make an Adhahi offering to draw closer to Allah. It is important to share the Adhahi with those in need.
Shave Hair or Trim
Shave or trim your hair. Then, remove the Ihram and change into your regular clothes.
Return to Makkah and perform the Tawaf Al-Ifada by circumambulating the Kaaba seven times and then offer prayers (rakaat) behind Maqam Ibrahim (if possible).
Pelting the three Jamarat
Return to Mina and participate in pelting the three Jamarat (Jamrat Al-Aqabah - the largest pillar, Jamrat Al-Wusta, and Jamrat Al-Sughra) on the 11th, 12th, and optionally 13th of Dhul-Hijjah.
Before leaving Makkah, engage in the Tawaf Al-Wadaa by circumambulating the Kaaba seven times.