Tawaf

Definition of Tawaf Linguistically, the word is derived from the Arabic verb “Taafa” which means “to walk around” or “to encircle something”. Its technical meaning is to perform seven anti-clockwise circuits of the Kaaba. One complete circuit of the Kaaba is known as a Shawt (pl. Ashwat). Virtues of Tawaf Abdullah ibn Umar I narrates: The Prophet ﷺ said: ‘120 mercies descend daily upon the…

Sa’i

Definition of Sa’i Linguistically, the word is derived from the Arabic verb “Sa’a” which means “to walk”, “to strive” or “to pursue”. Its technical meaning is to walk between Safa and Marwah in a particular manner a total of seven times. History of Sa’i The rite of Sa’i commemorates the actions of Hajar P, the wife of…

Halq & Taqsir

Significance Allah says in the Quran: لَقَدْ صَدَقَ اللَّهُ رَسُولَهُ الرُّؤْيَا بِالْحَقِّ لَتَدْخُلُنَّ الْمَسْجِدَ الْحَرَامَ إِنْ شَاءَ اللَّهُ آمِنِينَ مُحَلِّقِينَ رُءُوسَكُمْ وَمُقَصِّرِينَ لَا تَخَافُونَ فَعَلِمَ مَا لَمْ تَعْلَمُوا فَجَعَلَ مِنْ دُونِ ذَلِكَ فَتْحًا قَرِيبًا Certainly Allah had shown to His Messenger the vision with truth: you shall most certainly enter the Sacred Mosque, if Allah…

Ihram

Definition of Ihram The word Ihram is derived from the Arabic verb “Harama”, which means “to render something impermissible”. Its technical meaning is to make an intention for the pilgrimage and is generally understood to refer to a person who has prepared himself to carry out the rites of Hajj and Umrah. After having made the intention, the…

Violations & Penalties

Fidyah will be obligatory when you have: Violated one of the prohibitions of Ihram, such as applying perfume or cutting the hair. Failed to perform a Wajib (obligatory) act of Hajj, i.e. didn’t do Rami (pelting) of the Jamarat, or did not enter into Ihram from the Miqat etc. Transgressed the sanctity of the Haram…