The Journey

Prior to Departure Nafl Salah Before leaving the house, try to perform two Rakats of Nafl Salah. Provided it isn’t one of the forbidden times for prayer, observe the Salah with the intention of performing two Rakats Nafl to safeguard you from harm during your journey. Abu Hurayrah رضي الله عنه reports that Rasulullah ﷺ…

Miqat

Mawaqit of Hajj and Umrah There are five Mawaqit in total, four of which are mentioned in the following Hadith: حَدَّثَنَا مُسَدَّدٌ، حَدَّثَنَا حَمَّادٌ، عَنْ عَمْرِو بْنِ دِينَارٍ، عَنْ طَاوُسٍ، عَنِ ابْنِ عَبَّاسٍ ـ رضى الله عنهما ـ قَالَ وَقَّتَ رَسُولُ اللَّهِ صلى الله عليه وسلم لأَهْلِ الْمَدِينَةِ ذَا الْحُلَيْفَةِ، وَلأَهْلِ الشَّأْمِ الْجُحْفَةَ، وَلأَهْلِ نَجْدٍ…

Arriving in Jeddah

Although Makkah is about an hour away from the airport, you may not set foot in the blessed city for as long as 12 hours from the time you land in Jeddah. During this period, patience is a must. Not much can be done to speed up the process. Pilgrims performing Hajj or Umrah may…

Travelling Within the Kingdom

Hajj During Hajj, travel within Saudi Arabia is highly restricted and the transport you are permitted to use will be restricted. You will for the most part, if not the entire duration of the trip, be using Mutawwif (government) buses to travel between cities and during the five days of Hajj. You will need to…