Domestic Hajj

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Performing Rituals

This stage is one of the most vital stages of the Hajj journey, where you will perform the spiritual ritual of Hajj, whether you have chosen to perform Hajj Al-Tamattu, Hajj Al-Qiran or Hajj Al-Ifrad. This stage will also specify the importance of your health and safety during this journey.


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    This stage includes the necessary steps to perform Hajj and visit the Holy sites while ensuring that you follow the health guidelines for your safety and the safety of other pilgrims.

    1. You must enter the state of Ihram as performing Hajj takes place during the following: 
      • Miqat Qarn Al Manazil, also known as Al Sayl Al Kabeer, for the people of Najd and surrounding areas.  
      • Miqat Abyar Ali, also known as Miqat Dhul Hulaifa, for the people of Madinah and surrounding areas. 
      • Miqat Al Juhfah, for people from Al Sham and surrounding areas.
      • Miqat Yalamlam, for the people of Yemen and surrounding areas.
      • Miqat Dhat Irq, for the people of Iraq and surrounding areas.
      • Miqat Al Tan’im or Miqat Al Jaaranah, for the people of Makkah.  
      • Entering the state of Ihram takes place when travelling by land or when it is possible after getting off the plane. However, in the case of air travel, it is not permissible to delay the stage of Ihram, the Ihram must be worn before boarding the airplane or on the airplane.

      • It is recommended to wash and purify yourself at the time of Ihram, either before the miqat, at the miqat, or upon arrival in Makkah. It is also recommended for men to put a dab of perfume. You can inquire about the fatwas of Hajj on the following toll-free number, 8002451000, provided by the Ministry of Islamic Affairs, Dawah and Guidance.
      • Start with the intention of performing the ritual by reciting, “O Allah, here I am to perform Hajj”, for Hajj Al-Ifrad and Hajj Al-Tamattu (after performing Umrah), or recite, “O Allah, here I am to perform Umrah and Hajj” for Hajj Al Qiran. For fear of not being able to perform the rituals due to illness or personal circumstances, you could recite, “If He imprisoned me, then my home is where You locked me up.”
      • Avoid the prohibitions of Ihram, such as cutting of the nails and hair, applying perfume, covering of the head and wearing sewn clothes (for men), covering the face except when passing foreign men (for women), hunting, entering into marriage, and other prohibitions of Ihram until the completion of the ritual of Hajj, Umrah, or both.
      • Recite, “I am at Your service, O Allah, I am at Your service. You have no partner. I am at Your service. Praise and blessings belong to You, and the Kingdom. You have no partner.”, during your walk around the Ka’aba or when seeing the Kaaba.
      • You exit the state of ihram by shaving the hair (for men) and shortening the hair (for women) by an amount equivalent to a fingertip, or less, or more. Barber shops for men can be found around the Grand Mosque. You may ask the employees of the mosque to assist you with locating them.
    2. If you are performing Hajj Al-Tamattu, you must follow the following steps:
      • You must enter the state of Ihram to perform Umrah first.
      • You must remove the Ihram after performing Umrah.
      • You must, once again, enter the state of Ihram to perform Hajj.  
    3. If you are performing Hajj Al-Qiran, you must follow the following step: 
      • You must enter the state of Ihram to perform Umrah then Hajj.  
    4. If you are performing Hajj Al-Ifrad, you must follow the following step: 
      • You must enter the state of Ihram to perform Hajj, only.  
    5. Begin by performing the ritual of circumambulation (Tawaf) around the Kaaba then go to Mina on Yawm Al Tarwiyah (the day of fetching water and quenching the thirst) with your service provider. You can use the Tawaf service for guidance and further explanation of the rituals by clicking here.
    6. On the 9th of Dhul Hijjah, you will make your way to the area of Arafah with your service provider. 
      • Your time spent at Arafah will take place from sunrise until sunset.
      • The prayers of Asr and Dhuhr are combined and shortened, two Rak’ah’s for each, for non-residents of Makkah.
      • Position yourself towards the direction of the Ka’aba (Qiblah) and pray until sunset.  
    7. After sunset, on the ninth day, you will move to Mashaar and Muzdalifah, where you will spend the night and perform the prayers of Maghrib and Isha, which will be combined and shortened for non-residents of Makkah. You will then collect seven stones to throw at Jamrat Al Aqaba, also known as Jamrat Al Kubra. The size of the stones are larger than the size of a chickpea and smaller than the size of a hazelnut.  
    8. You will return to Mina on the Day of Sacrifice (Eid), and will carry out the following steps:
      • Throwing seven stones at Jamrat al Aqaba.
      • Sacrificial slaughtering of an animal (goat, sheep, cow, camel) for Hajj Al-Qiran and distributing it to the needy.
      • Shaving the hair (for men) and shortening the hair (for women), preferably during the stay in Mina, to avoid infection. This can be done by specialists within the area, yourself or by one of your companions.  
    9. You can perform Tawaf Al Ifadah on the day of sacrifice or delay it to perform it with the Tawaf Al Wada’a (Farewell Tawaf), where you will spend the night in Mina on the 10th and 11th o Dhul Hijjah.  
    • On the 11th of Dhul Hijjah, you will throw seven stones at each of the three walls (Jamarat).   
    • On the 12th of Dhul Hijjah, you will throw seven stones at each of the three walls, as done on the previous day.
    • You can leave Mina and head back to Makkah after stoning the Jamarat on the 12th of Dhul Hijjah after sunset or on the 13th of Dhul Hijjah after stoning the Jamarat.
    • You will then perform Tawaf Al Wada’a (farewell Tawaf) and leave Makkah by the means of transportation agreed upon and provided by your service provider.

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    The safety of the pilgrims is a priority throughout the Hajj journey; therefore, the state has provided the necessary health support in the areas where pilgrims are located.

    1. In the event of a medical emergency, make your way to the first aid services located at the camp.
    2. In the event of a serious medical emergency, make your way to one of the hospitals located in Makkah or the seasonal hospitals located in Al Mashaer area. You can access the interactive map to view the available hospitals and clinics and search for the nearest facility by clicking here.