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How To Perform Hajj In Three Ways

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Published: Tuesday, November 16, 2010, 16:28 [IST]

How To Perform Hajj In Three Ways

Hajj is the biggest pilgrimage ever undertaken in the world. Muslims flock Mecca in order to conform to the fifth pillar of Islam, the Hajj pilgrimage. The Hajj pilgrimage is obligatory of every able Muslim to undertake.

How is one to perform Hajj? Tradition states three different ways to perform Hajj.

Hajj al-Tamattu

Hajj al-lfrad

Hajj al-Qiran

1.Hajj al-Tamattu

On how to perform Hajj, of the three different ways, this is considered as the best and advised by Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him), to his followers to undertake. This method is also the commonly adopted way to perform Hajj.

Hajj al-Tamattu is performing Umrah and then Hajj, with one Ihram (the dress code that Muslims are to follow during Hajj) for each of them.

It involves performing the welcome Tawaf and Sa'y
Irham for Hajj al-Tamattu
Going to Mina from Mecca
Going to Arafat from Mina
Going to Muzdalifah from Arafat
Proceeding to Mina from Muzdalifah
Tawaf al-ifadha in Mecca
Returning to Mina from Mecca
Farewell Tawaf in Mecca
Departing for home

2.Hajj al-lfrad

Hajj al-lfrad is about performing Hajj only. A sacrificial animal is not considered compulsory while performing Hajj this way. The stages involve

Performing the welcome Tawaf and Sa'y
Going to Mina from Mecca
Going to Arafat from Mina
Going to Muzdalifah from Arafat
Proceeding to Mina from Muzdalifah
Tawaf al-ifadha in Mecca
Returning to Mina from Mecca
Farewell Tawaf in Mecca
Departing for home

3.Hajj al-Qiran

Hajj al-Qiran, of the three ways to perform Hajj (how to), is done in a combination of Umrah and Hajj with only one Ihram for both.

Performing the welcome Tawaf and Sa'y
Going to Mina from Mecca
Going to Arafat from Mina
Going to Muzdalifah from Arafat
Proceeding to Mina from Muzdalifah
Tawaf al-ifadha in Mecca
Returning to Mina from Mecca
Farewell Tawaf in Mecca
Departing for home

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