How to Perform Hajj

How to perform Hajj Hajj is a practical Ibadat in Islam that is not compulsory for every Muslim but mandatory for those who can afford its expenses. A person who has enough money that he has full filled all his responsibilities and has no debt payable on his account is eligible to perform Hajj. An annual event came across in the lives of Muslims one in a year and everyone makes his or her best try to be there and get all the blessings of Allah Almighty. Performing Hajj is not difficult but requires so much of courage and a good health as well. Hajj is the practical and monetary partner that is offered every year in the month of Zillhaj from first to 10th of the month. The actual practices of Hajj start from the 8ths of Zillhaj and will end up on 10th of Zillhaj when all the Muslims end up their Hajj practices with the Tawaf – e Ziyarah. Hajj is all about being in the holy cities of Makkah and Madina, spend time there, offer prayers and meet other Muslims all over the world. This is actually the time when a Muslims can get rid of all the bad habits and look forward towards the better coming future. It is said that a person who did Hajj will get a new life and have the opportunity to make a good start. In order to perform the Hajj with all of its necessary postulates and protocols, it is necessary for every performer to know about it in depth and get the whole education and information about how to perform Hajj. It is not a common practice so the people does have some of the problems or loops in their practices but these can be resolved if they are looking for a better guidance. Types of Hajj Hajj is classified into three types on the basis of performance: Hajj – Ifrad: When a person enters in Miqaat in the state of Ihram with the intention of performing Hajj and will not combine Umrah with it will refered to Mufrid and Hajj will be termd as Hajj – e – Ifrad. This kinf of Hajj is only allowed for the people living in Makkah or its premisis. Hajj – e – Qiran: Qiran means to combine two things, the person who perform Umrah and Hajj combine with the same Ehram is termed as Qiran. Hajj – e – Tamattu: the person who performs Hajj – e – Tamattu is known as Mutamatti. Tamattu means taking advantage of a facility, the person will perform Umrah and Hajj with the same Ehram in this type of Hajj but the only difference is Mutamatti relinquishes his or her Ehram and on 8th Zil – Hajj resumes that Ehram. Conditions of Ehram When a Muslim gets into the Ehram there are some certain conditions and restrictions bound him into a code of conduct and he or she needs to ensure not to break any conditions out of them. For male and female, there are specific types of Ehram and both of them needs to get into the exact Ehram as it is suggested. For male, they need to uncover their right shoulder and on the other hand females have to cover their full body other than their face from the forehead to chin line. The pilgrims are not allowed to hunt or hurt anybody or animal in the condition of Ehram. Any kind of sexual activity is prohibited The pilgrims needs to consider their food such as they should avoid the vegetables and fruits with strong essence and it is better to not to smell them. Any kind of fragrance is prohibited to be used by the pilgrims in the condition of Ehram Cleanness is very much important, the pilgrims needs to consider the terms of Taharat in the condition of Ehram. Simple Guide to Perform Hajj Performing Hajj is not that technical or difficult, as it is perceived by the people if you take things seriously and easy you can pass on all the procedures easily and will have the best in your hand. There are some simple steps that will connect you to the next one and you will get done with the Hajj. All you need is to have knowledge about everything that is important and necessary. Step 1: Prepare yourself The preparations for Hajj are just similar to the preparation of Umrah, if you have performed Umrah earlier then it is not a major problem for you to understand the things. It simply requires your to make your intention and done with all the legal formalities to travel to Saudi Arabia. Even if you are in the same state, you need to get the permission by the government, as there are many rules for selection for the applicants of Hajj. Once you are done with all the paper and legal activities then it is the time to prepare yourself for the Hajj. You need to arrange your Ihram and just before your departure make sure to have a proper bath that is called Ghusal. Also, make sure to get your hairs and nail trimmed and will have proper Taharat as well. Before starting up your journey toward Makkah offer 2 Rakat namaz and get into your Ihram. It is mandatory that you will get into Ihram from your home or from the hotel you are going to stay in Makkah. Step 2: on Reaching Makkah The proper practices of Hajj start in the evening of 7th Zillhajj and will remain until 10th of Zillhaj. If you are the one who came here early then it is a good time for you. On your arrival, you can get into Ihram and can perform Umrah according to your desire or can join everyone in Ihram at 7th Zillhaj in the evening just like you want to have. Remember that once you are in Ihram you have to follow some of the … Continue reading How to Perform Hajj