Hajj FAQs

What is the minimum age for hajj?

If a child has reached the age of puberty, then hajj is compulsory for him under his guardian's supervision.

Who can be a mahram?

Mahram is a person to whom a person cannot marry. It can be,

  • Son.
  • Daughter.
  • Brother's son / daughter.
  • Sister's son / daughter.
  • Father's brother / sister.
  • Mother's brother / sister.
  • Father.
  • Brother / sister.
  • Son in law.
  • Daughter in law.
  • Brother in law.
  • Sister in law.
how do I offer maghrib and Isha prayers combined while staying at Muzdalifa during hajj?

You can pray by using this sequence,

  • 3 rakaat farz of maghrib.
  • 4 rakaat farz of Isha.
  • 2 rakaat sunnat of maghrib.
  • 2 rakaat sunnat isha.
  • 3 rakaat witr of Isha.
  • Offer any remaining prayer.
what are the rules regarding the cutting of hair during hajj and umrah?

Men have two options, either to trim or to shave their all hairs of head. Trimming is better but both are allowed. Women should cut only 1-1.5 inch of hair.

Is fasting valid on 13th zil-hajj?

No, fasting is not valid because it is the day of tashriq, and 10th, 11th , 12th are the days of qurbani (nahr) in Islam.

Is Muslim performing hajj allowed to cut nails / hairs before Qurbani?

Haji (pilgrim) is not allowed to cut his nails and hairs before qurbani as there are some restrictions to do or not to do while wearing Ihram.

How to pray two rakaats for Ihram?

Two rakaats prayer while wearing Ihram is sunnah. Jabir (may Allah be pleased with him) reported that when Holy Prophet (S.A.W) wore Ihram, he offer two rakaats. Surah kafiroon should be recited in first rakaah while surah Ikhlas should be recited in second rakaat.

Does Hajj remove our minor sins?

Hajj not only remove minor sins but also eliminates our major sins because in Hajj, all other four pillars of Islam are also included and we become closer to Allah.

Is umrah performed in Ramadan equals to Hajj?

Yes, according to most of Islamic scholars, Umrah performed in the month of Ramadan is equals to Hajj especially the one that is performed in last ten days of Ramadan.

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