Common Mistakes people do in Umrah and Hajj and How to perform the Umrah and Hajj

Rayyan Sameer
Aug 22, 2016 · 20 min read

List of some of the extremely common mistakes that scores of people make, year after year, so that we can be weary of them and protect and prevent ourselves from making them. This way Insha Allah our Hajj will be closer to the Sunnah and more acceptable to Allah ﷻ.

Mistake 1: Thinking that Du’a is accepted at first glance of the Ka’bah

Many people have the wrong notion that the first time they look at the Ka’bah, any Du’a that they make will be answered. Not true! This has no evidence from the Shariah. And any Hadith that one may find regarding this matter is either extremely weak or fabricated. When asked about Du’a being accepted at the first sight of the Ka’bah, Sheikh Sa’d Al-Humayd replied:

“This is not true; there has to be evidence for this to be true, because acts of worship should only be based on evidence. And that evidence must be Sahih in and of itself and it should be clear and unambiguous. And Allah ﷻ knows best.”

Mistake 2: ‘Kissing’ the Black Stone from far away and stopping during Tawaf to do so

Kissing the Black Stone is a beautiful Sunnah and an honour indeed for the one who is able to do so. However, due to the immense crowd, majority of the people cannot reach it. So many people try to “kiss” it from far away. When they are in line with the Black Stone, they stop in their tracks during Tawaf, face the Black Stone, put up both hands on the side of their head and ‘kiss’ the Black Stone in air, as if the Black Stone were right in front of them. Or they throw ‘flying kisses’ at the Black Stone. Besides being a wrong practice, stopping the flow of Tawaf causes disruption and unnecessary crowding in that area, thereby creating a lot of inconvenience to fellow pilgrims.

‘Distance kissing’ is not from the Sunnah of course. All the Prophet (Peace and blessing of Allah be upon him) did while doing Tawaf was kiss the Black Stone if he easily could do so, or touch it with his hand and kiss his hand. But, when it was crowded, he only pointed to it from far away and said, “Allāhu Akbar.” That’s it.

It was narrated that Abu Tufayl (may Allah be pleased with him) said, “I saw the Messenger of Allah (Peace and blessing of Allah be upon him) perform Tawaf around the House, touching the corner (where the Black Stone is) with a crooked staff which he had with him, then kissing the staff.” [Sahih Muslim]

Ibn Abbas said, “The Messenger of Allah (Peace and blessing of Allah be upon him) performed Tawaf on his camel, and every time he came to the corner (where the Black Stone is) he would point to it and say Allāhu Akbar.” [Al-Bukhari, no. 4987]

That’s all we need to do. If we are far away from the Black Stone, we should point to it with our right hand, say Allāhu Akbar and move on. No facing the Ka’bah, no ‘distance kissing’, no stopping dead in your tracks. Keep moving and don’t disrupt the flow of the Tawaf.

Sheikh Bin Baz said, “It should be noted that the Tawaf remains perfectly valid without kissing the Black Stone. If one does not or cannot kiss the Black Stone. it is sufficient simply to point to it, saying ‘Allāhu Akbar’ when one comes parallel to it, although one may be at a distance from it.” [Fatawa Bin Baz]

Mistake 3: Shouting out Du’a in unison

Some people shout at the top of their voices, in unison, while making Du’a during Tawaf. They follow an Imam or a leader who says out different Du’as aloud, and then the followers all repeat after him in unison. This causes a lot of confusion and disturbs others engaged in their own Du’as, making them lose focus and Khushoo’. And obviously, it is also not befitting that one should shout and raise his voice in a place as sacred as the Haram.

The right thing to do is to know, before you go for Tawaf, the Du’as that you want to make, the Qur’an you want to recite, etc. This way you won’t have to follow anybody and you will be making your own Du’a, in your own language, from your own heart. It will give you better concentration and satisfaction. Plan your Du’as ahead of time; repeat them to yourself, with humility and Khushoo’. After all, you’re making Du’a to the One Who hears all and sees all. The Prophet (Peace and blessing of Allah be upon him) said, “Each one of you is conversing with his Lord, so do not disturb one another or raise your voices over one another when reading (or he said) when praying.” [Abu Dawood, Sahih by Al-Albani]

Mistake 4: Designating specific Du’as for specific rounds

Some people designate specific Du’as for each round and there are even books that have specific Du’as written for every round. This is not something from the Shariah. The Prophet (Peace and blessing of Allah be upon him) did not recite any specific Du’a in any of the rounds, and neither did his companions. If there was such a thing, then he would have told us about it, and he would have done so himself first.

The only Du’a that he did specify during Tawaf was when he reached at the end of each circuit between the Yemeni Corner and the Black Stone. He would say,

“Rabbana atina’ fid-dunya hasana wa fil-akhirati hasana wa qina adhaban-nar”

“Our Lord, give us good in this world and good in the Hereafter and save us from the punishment of the Fire.”

Mistake 5: Doing Tawaf on someone else’s behalf

Many people make this mistake. They circumambulate the Ka’bah seven times and then they donate the reward of this Tawaf to their loved ones, their family members or their relatives who have passed away. Also, when people go for Hajj or Umrah, their relatives and friends specifically ask them to “do one Tawaf on their behalf”. This is not valid and there is no evidence for its permissibility.

Only Hajj and Umrah can be done on others’ behalf, but Tawaf individually cannot be done for someone else.

Sheikh Bin Baz said, “Tawaf around the Ka’bah cannot be done by proxy, so no one can do Tawaf on behalf of someone else, unless he is doing Hajj or Umrah on his behalf, in which case he may do it on his behalf along with the rest of Hajj or Umrah.” [Fatawa Bin Baz]

Mistake 6: Multiple Umrah’s

Some people perform multiple Umrah’s after finishing their own, going outside Makkah either to Masjid Ayesha (Tan’eem) or other Meeqat points to put on a new Ihram and perform more Umrah’s again and again. Some people do one Umrah every day, some even more! This is not from the Sunnah and not from the practice of the Sahabah.

If it was good to do multiple Umrah’s all in one trip, surely the Prophet (Peace and blessing of Allah be upon him) would have done so himself and the Sahabah would have done so too. But we see that although the Prophet (Peace and blessing of Allah be upon him) stayed in Makkah for 19 days after the Conquest, yet he did not leave Makkah to do Umrah, even though he could have easily done so.

Sheikh Bin Uthaymeen said, “Ibn Taymiyah mentions that the Salaf are agreed that making multiple Umrahs is discouraged. In any case, leaving Makkah and going to the boundary of the sacred precincts to make a second or third Umrah is an unfounded practice that was unknown during the time of the Prophet (Peace and blessing of Allah be upon him). The only exception to this was the case where Ayesha sought permission to make a single Umrah after Hajj because of special circumstances. If it was generally recommended to leave Makkah to perform Umrah in this way, the Prophet (Peace and blessing of Allah be upon him) would have encouraged his companions to do so.”

Actually, instead of making multiple Umrah’s, it would be better to perform as many Tawaf as you can for yourself. Tawaf is an act of worship that cannot be done anywhere else except Makkah and this is a golden opportunity.

Ibn Taymiyah said, “The Salaf agree that performing voluntary Tawaf is superior to going to Al-Tan`eem or to the boundaries of the sacred precincts and making Umrah.” [Majmu Al-Fatawa]

Mistake 7: Thinking that the Jamarat are devils

When some people go to stone the Jamarat, they think they are going to stone the devils. In fact, they think they are stoning Iblees himself! They even call this ritual, “Stoning the Shaitan.” That is not true. The Jamarat are not devils. All we do when we stone these Jamarat is an act of remembering Allah, following the Messenger of Allah ﷺ as an act of worship. That’s it. No need to get emotional, no need to cuss at the Jamarat, no need to push and shove.

Mistake 8: Touching or wiping over the Ka’bah

Some people touch the Ka’bah or Maqam Ibrahim thinking there is blessing in it. They also touch and wipe their hands on the pillars of the Grand Mosque or the Prophet’s Mosque and then they wipe the hands over themselves believing this is something good. This is another act with no basis in the Shariah of Islam. The Prophet ﷺ did not do any of this. If it was good, he would have done so. But he didn’t, so we won’t either.

Note: The Ka’bah walls and Maqam Ibrahim enclosure is perfumed and it’s forbidden to apply/touch perfume, scents when you are in Ihram

Blessings come from following what Allah and His Messenger ﷺ have prescribed, and not from introducing innovations.

Mistake 9: Thinking that praying 40 prayers in Madina is compulsory

Some people think it’s necessary to complete 40 prayers in the Prophet’s Mosque and that this is necessary and part of Hajj. It’s not. This is based on a weak Hadith. Neither is it necessary to complete 40 prayers there nor is visiting Madina a part of Hajj. Obviously it is good if you can spend as much time as you can in Madina and pray as much as you can in the Prophet’s Mosque, but to think that one has to complete 40 prayers there is not correct.

Sheikh Bin Baz said, “The widespread idea that the visitor should stay for eight days so that he can offer 40 prayers in the mosque is wrong. Although it says in some Ahadith that “whoever offers 40 prayers therein Allah will decree that he is safe from the Fire and free from hypocrisy,” it must be known that this Hadith is Da’eef (weak) according to the scholars and cannot be taken as proof or relied upon. There is no set limit for visiting the Prophet’s Mosque. If a person visits for an hour or two, or a day or two, or for more than that, there is nothing wrong with that.” [Fatawa Bin Baz]


Buying necessary items: Buy all your necessity items for your Hajj and Umrah Journey according to your needs (Ihrām, Belts, Sandals, medicine etc.) Do not buy excessive items

Hajj Knowledge: Obtain maximum Hajj knowledge by attending Hajj Seminars, reading various books and memorise all important Dua’s.

Recommended books: Hajj Umrah and Ziyarah by Abdul-Aziz Bin Abdullah Bin Baz and Hisnul Muslim or Fortress of the Muslim (Available in various languages) and download good Mobile Apps.

Repent: Make sincere Tawba for all your past sins and ask forgiveness from your Parents, Family Members, Friends and Neighbours etc.

Outstanding debt: Make sure to pay all your debt or make an arrangement/agreement to pay.

Memorising Dua’s

⦾ It is important you memorise maximum Dua’s from any authentic Dua books ie. Hisnul Muslim also try to memorise all the Dua’s listed on this Chapter.

⦾ Always recite your own Dua’s in your own languages (Allah ﷻ have knowledge of all languages).

Being Patients

⦾ Being patient is a big part of your Hajj and Umrah. Your patients will be tested throughout your Hajj and Umrah journey. Do not involved in unnecessary Fiqh issues; always control your emotions by avoiding kissing the black stone and to pray behind Maqam-e-Ibrahim and do not harm Hajis for Nafil Ibadah which is a bigger sin, In’ Sha Allah you will be rewarded for being patient and listen to your group leader for advise.

Respect and Responsibility

⦾ The street of the Al Haram has filled with litter and food! Be respectful to the house of Allah ﷻ and keep the street of Al-Haram neat and tidy.

Step 1 — Leaving from home to airport

Getting ready to leave

  1. Take shower, remove all un-wanted hairs, cut nails, trim moustache etc.
  2. Recommended to use perfumes before wearing Ihrām.

Wearing Ihrām

  1. Depending on your flight — You may wear Ihrām from home, Airport or at the transit terminal.
  2. Perfumes or anything has scent ie. Soap, shampoo is not permissible after wearing Ihrām.
  3. Choose an option which suit you best.

Upon wearing the Ihrām

DO NOT make Niyyah or start reciting the Talbiyah.

Note: Make Niyyah before arriving Miqat.

Optional: You may perform 2 raka’āt Nafil with Sura Kafirun and Ikhlas (After wearing the Ihrām) at home or at the airport.

Recite (Dua below) when leaving home with left foot out first.

Bismil-lah, tawakkaltu alal-lah, wala hawla wala quwwata illa billah

Recite the following Dua when travelling towards the airport (Journey).

Allaahu akbar, Allaahu akbar, Allaahu akbar, Subḥaan-alladhee sakhkhara lanaa haadhaa wa maa kunnaa lahu muqrineen, wa innaa ilaa rabbinaa la munqaliboon,

Allaahumma innaa nas’aluka fee safarinaa haadhal-birra wat-taqwaa, wa minal-‛amali maa tarḍaaa, Allaahumma hawwin ‛alaynaa safaranaa haadhaa waṭwi ‛annaa bu‛dah,

Allaahumma antaṣ-ṣaaḥibu fis-safar, wal-khaleefatu fil-ahl, Allaahumma innee a‛oodhu bika min wa‛thaa’-is-safar, wa ka’aabat-il-manẓari, wa soo’-il-munqalabi fil-maali wal-ahl

Step 2 — Arriving toward Miqat

Making Niyyah for Umrah

Make Niyyah for Umrah “Allah-hummah labba-ye-ka bil umrah” Niyyah can be made in your language, once Niyyah is made all Ihrām restriction applies.

Reciting Talbiyah

Start reciting Talbiyah in audible voice (Minimum Once is Wajib) and continue reciting throughout the journey.

Labbayk-allaahumma labbayk, labbayka laa shareeka laka labbayk, innal-ḥamda wan-ni‛mata laka wal mulk, laa shareeka lak

Note: If you are travelling to Madina First, then you are NOT required to perform any of above however your need to perform all above when travelling from Madina to Makkah before arriving Miqat.

Step 3 — Arriving at Jeddah Airport and Makkah (Hotel)

Immigration and Airport

Expect long immigration at the Airport and be very patient.

Foods and drinks are available outside the airport.

Continue praying Talbiyah during the airport stay and toward travelling to Makkah.

Arriving at the Hotel: Leave all belonging in the hotel, have food, take shower and take nap if tired.

Preparing for Umrah

You will have the option to perform Umrah with your group and you may choose their instruction however it is difficult/impossible to follow your group leader during Tawaf and most Hajis looses concentration. Following the next few steps will guide you to perform your Umrah.

You must on wudu when making Tawaf.

Continue reciting Talbiyah until you reach Masjid Al Haram.

Step 4 — Performing Umrah

Entering Al Haram

You may enter from any gates but Tawaf starts from Hajar Al Aswad.

Stop reciting Talbiyah (No Talbiyah to be recited during Tawaf).

Enter Al-Haram with your right foot first by reciting.

Bismil-lah, wassalatu wassalamu ala rasoolil-lah, allahummaf tah-lee aab-wa ba rahmatik

OPTIONAL (Dua below) can be recited when entering Al-Haram.

Bismillah, Was-Salatu Was-Salamu ‘Ala Rasulilah, Allahum Ighfir Lee Thunûbi, Wa Iftah Lee Abwab Rahmatik, `A’uthu Billahi Al’Atheem, Wa Bi Wajihihi Al-Kareem, Wa Bissultanihi Al-Qadeem Minal-Shaytanil Rajeem.

Upon seeing Baitullah

Recite Sura Al-Fatiha and make sincere Du’a either in Arabic or in your own language (First Du’a is accepted).

Tahiyatul Masjid

Pray Fard Salāh only if due, otherwise there is NO Tahiyatul Masjid (Nafil) during Umrah.

Starting Tawaf

Wear the Ihrām under your right armpit and over the left shoulder during all seven (7) Tawaf before reaching toward Hajar Al Aswad (Green light or black line displays on the floor).

Raise your right hand toward Hajar Al Aswad and recite

Bismillah’hi Allah hu Akbar and start Tawaf.

Note: It is more sinful if Hajis is hurt when you force to kiss the black stone.

On first 3 Tawaf

⦾ A strong and quick walk with boldness during first three rounds, and then walk normally for the remainder four rounds (men only).

⦾ Women walk as normal.

During all Tawaf

Recite any Dua’s from memory, and may recite Qur’ān do Istighfar, Tawba, and cry to Allah ﷻ sincerely for all your sins also make Du’a for Family and Friends (Du’a can be recited in any languages).

Between Rukn-e-Yamani and Hajar Al Aswad

From Rukn-e-Yamani and Hajar Al Aswad walk normal.

Recite (Dua below) between Rukn-e-Yamani to Hajar Al Aswad as many time as possible.

Rabbana atina fid-dunya hasanatan wa fil ‘akhirati hasanatan waqina ‘adhaban-nar

If wudu breaks

Make new Wudu and start from the incomplete Tawaf. Do not repeat any completed Tawaf which you performed before braking Wuhu.

All 7 Tawaf completed

Once completed 7 Tawaf, cover your both shoulders with Ihrām.

Offer 2 Raka’ā

Pray two Raka’ā (with Sura Kafirun and Ikhlas) anywhere in Al-Haram. Do not obstruct the Hajis or Tawaf to pray behind Maqam-e-Ibrahim. Note: It is permissible to pray anyware in Al-Haram.


Drink Zamzam water from anywhere from Al-Haram and rub it on your face and on your body and make Dua (Always drink plenty of Zamzam during your stay).

Recite following Dua when drinking Zamzam water’.

Allahumma inni as’aluka ‘ilman nafian wa rizqan waasi’an wa shifa’an min kulli daa’in


» Leave Al-Haram toward Sa’y by reciting

Bismil-lah — wassalatu wassalamu ala rasoolil-lah, allahumma innee as-aluka min fadlik

Step 5 — Sa’y


Cover both shoulders with Ihrām; DO NOT wear the Ihrām under your right armpit.

Dua’s for mount Safa and Marwah

Recite (Dua below) on top of both Safa and Marwah by facing Qibla.

Innas-safa wal marwata min sha’a’irillahi faman hajjal baita ‘awi’tamara falaa janaaha ‘alaihi an yattawwafa bihima wa man tatawwa’a khiran fa’innallaha shakirun ‘aleem(un)

Dua on top of mount Safa

Once reached the top of the mount Safa, facing toward Ka’bah by raising hands recite the following Dua.3 times.

Recite the Dua THREE times.

Allahu Akbar, Allahu Akbar, Allahu Akbar, La illaha illAllahu wahdau la shareekalahu, lahul mul ku wa lahul hamdu, wa huwa ‘ala kulli shai’in qadeer. Laa ilaha illAllahu wahdahu anjaza wa’dahu, wa nasara ‘abdahu wa hadhamal ahzaaba wahdahu

Start Sa’y

There is no specific Dua for Sa’y, recite any Dua’s from heart, memory or by looking at good Du’a books between mount Safa and Mahwah.

You may also recite the Du’a below during Sa’y

SubhanAllah, walHamdulilah, wa La illaha ilAllahu, waAllahu Akbar, La hawla wa laqu-aata illah billah

Between 2 Green lights

⦾ Men are to pretend as running but Women walk as normal.

⦾ Once completed all seven Sa’y, make long Du’a facing toward Ka’bah on top of mount Mahwah.

Shaving head

Leave Al-Haram for trimming or shaving head (Women to cut approx. one inch (1”) from the end of hair tip by a Mahram.

» Leave Al-Haram by reciting the Du’a below.

Bismil-lah — wassalatu wassalamu ala rasoolil-lah, allahumma innee as-aluka min fadlik

Umrah completed

⦾Once the hair is trim or shaved — Umrah is completed.

⦾ You are now free from all Ihrām restrictions.

Step 6 — Waiting for Hajj

⦾ Do not perform excessive Nafil Umrah, exhaustion and tiredness may affect your Hajj.

Step 7–8 Zil-Hijjah (Travelling to Mina)

Preparations for Hajj: Get cleaned — take shower, comb hair, cut nails and trim moustache etc and do as your Ameer’s instruction if you are in group.

Optional: You may perform 2 Raka’ā Nafil with Sura Kafirun and Ikhlas (After wearing the Ihrām).


⦾ Pray Fajr and then start your journey to Mina on 8th Zil-Hijjah, keep praying Talbiyah, Dua’s and Dhikr etc.

Wearing Ihrām FARD

⦾ Make Niyyah for Hajj (according to the type of Hajj you are performing Ifrad, Qiran or Tamattu).

⦾ Start praying Talbiyah (Perfumes is not permissible)

⦾ Niyyah for Al Hajj “Allah-hummah labba-ye-ka bi-hajjin”

Qasr Salāh in Mina

⦾ Do not combine your Salāh in Mina.

⦾ Pray Zuhr, Asr, Magrib and Esha in Jam’ah in the tent as al-Qasr (Shortened).

⦾ Spend a portion of day and night in Ibadah (Dhikr, Azkar and Istighfar) Make sure to have enough rest for Arafat.

Step 8–9 Zil-Hijjah (Arafat)

The Hajj Warning: If you miss Arafat you miss Hajj.

Early morning: Pray Fajr in Jam’ah in the tent and spend some time on Istighfar, Dhikr and Azkar and make long Du’a until the sunrise.

Preparation and travelling to Arafat: You can travel with your group and continue reciting Talbiyah towards travelling to Arafat.

On arrival in Arafat

Arriving around Zawal — listen to the Khutb’ah in or around Nimrah Mosque and then perform the Salāh of Zuhr and Asr (combined or separate) both methods are permissible.

Dua for Arafat

Keep reciting (Du’a below) until the sunset and if possible from or near Jabal Al Rahmah.

Make sure the following Du’a below is recited at all time while you are in Arafat.

La ilaha illa allahu wah dahu la shareeka lahu, Lahul mulku wa lahul hamdu, Wa huwa ‘ala kullee shay’in qadeer

Also recite the following Dua.

Rabbana atina fid-dunya hasanatan wa fil ‘akhirati hasanatan waqina ‘adhaban-nar

Between Asr and sunset: Open your heart and shed tears and make sincere Tawba, Dhikr Istighfar in your own language by raising your hand (Sunnah) facing Qibla.

Note: It is also permissible to make Dua’s from authentic book (Group Dua’s not recommended) this day is between you and your Lord, no one knows what’s in your heart better then you!

Step 9–9 Zil-Hijjah Travelling toward Muzdalifah

Magrib Salāh

⦾ DO NOT offer Magrib in Arafat and prepare for Muzdalifah by reciting Talbiyah, Dhikr on the way.

Upon arriving Muzdalifah

  1. Combine Magrib and Esha in ‘Muzdalifah’.
  2. 3 Magrib, 2 Esha and 3 Witr as Qasr (Shorten) pray with one Adhan.
  3. Do not offer any additional prayer in between these prayers.

Blessed night

Spend some part of the night in Ibadah, Dhikr and Azkar and try getting some rest.

⦾ You are required to perform FOUR tasks on the following day.

Collecting Pebbles

» You may collect 49 + 21 pebbles in Muzdalifah for the Jamarāt (Pebbles can also be collected in Mina).

Step 10–10 Zil-Hijjah

Early morning: Offer Fajr in Jam’ah at the earliest and make long Du’a facing Qibla until dawn.

Returning to Mina: Start your journey to Mina (Sunnah after Fajr) on arrival; leave all your belongings in the camp.

1. Jamarāt Al-Aqabah for Stoning

» Proceed for Jamarāt Al-Aqabah (Big) for Stoning and continue reciting Talbiyah.

Note: Only one stoning today (7 pebbles required).

On reaching Jamarāt Al-Aqabah

» Stop reciting Talbiyah and keep Makkah to your left and Mina to your right, throw each of the seven stones at Jamarāt by reciting

Allah-hu Akbar

Note: There is NO DU’A after stoning Jamarāt.

  1. Jamarāt to be complete by mid-day.
  2. Old, weak or sick can perform Ram’i a little before sunset or during the night.

2. Slaughtering an animal: The group leader will coordinate with authorities and the pilgrims.

3. Shaving and Trimming

  1. Once the sacrifice is completed or confirmed, shave or trim you hair (Shaving is more rewarded).
  2. You are permissible to wear normal cloths after the slaughtering.

4. Tawaf-i-Ifadah

Now proceed for Tawaf-i-Ifadah toward Al-Haram for Tawaf and Sa’y (as explained or performed during Umrah). This can also be performed on 10, 11 or 12 Zil-Hijjah.


⦾ Once Tawaf-I-Ifadah is completed return to Mina before sunset.

⦾ Spend time on performing maximum Ibadah throughout the Mina stay.

Step 11–11 Zil-Hijjah


» Proceed toward Jamarāt for stoning between Zawal (Mid day) until sunset (Require 21 required).

» Throw seven pebbles on the 1st Jamarāt by reciting

“Allah-hu Akbar” and make Du’a facing Qibla.

» Throw seven pebbles on the 2nd Jamarāt by reciting

Allah-hu Akbar” and make Du’a facing Qibla.

» Throw seven pebbles on the 3rd Jamarāt by reciting

“Allah-hu Akbar”

Note: There is NO DU’A after stoning the 3rd Jamarāt. Old, weak or sick can perform Ram’i after mid morning and during the night.

Step 12–12 Zil-Hijjah


» Proceed toward Jamarāt for stoning between Zawal (Mid day) until sunset (Require 21 required).

» Throw seven pebbles on the 1st Jamarāt by reciting

“Allah-hu Akbar” and make Du’a facing Qibla.

» Throw seven pebbles on the 2nd Jamarāt by reciting

“Allah-hu Akbar” and make Du’a facing Qibla.

» Throw seven pebbles on the 3rd Jamarāt by reciting

“Allah-hu Akbar

Note: There is NO DU’A after stoning the 3rd Jamarāt. Old, weak or sick can perform Ram’i after mid morning and during the night.

Step 13– 13 Zil-Hijjah

Returning to Makkah

Your group may decided to return to hotel on the night of 12 Zil-Hijjah which is permissible however it is Sunnah to stay in Mina and leave next day after performing the Jamarāt.

Jamarāt on 13th

If you decided to stay in Mina on the 13 Zil-Hijjah, then you MUST perform an additional stoning on the 13 Zil-Hijjah (Wajib) before travelling to Makkah as described on step 12, 13 or 14.

Step 14 — Visiting Madina and Ziyarah

Makkah Ziyarah

On reaching Makkah you may visit various holy sites for Ziyarah and perform Nafil Umrah for rest of your Makkah stay.

Visiting the Prophet Mosque: Visiting Madina, the Prophet ﷺ mosque is highly encouraged but not part of Hajj.

Note: There is no authentic Hadith or reference to stay in Madina for 40 Jam’ah in the Prophet ﷺ mosque, stay in Madina according to your time permits.

Step 15 — Tawaf al-wida (Farewell Tawaf)

Last action

⦾ You must perform Tawaf al-Wida as your last action before leaving Makkah for Madina or coming back home.

Note: It is not permissible to stay in Makkah after performing Tawaf al-Wida unless you have a valid reason ie. Flight delay etc.

Procedure for Tawaf al-Wida: You only perform seven (7) Tawaf as explained on earlier tasks and there is NO Sa’y.

Hajj Ends

Rayyan Sameer

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