A checklist to make sure that all the rites are performed in their proper order. Please consult an authoritative book for details.

8 Zul Hajj
  1. During the night before Fajr of 8 Zul Hajj, put on ihram, make your niyyah (intention) and recite talbiyah 3 times and pray to Allah Almighty.

  2. After Fajr, leave Makkah for Mina. But people can go to Mina even before Fajr during the night.

  3. Today in Mina, offer Zuhar, Asar, Maghrib and Isha prayers.

  4. Stay overnight in Mina.

9 Zul Hajj
  1. After Fajr prayer in Mina, proceed to Arafat.

  2. In Masjid-e-Namra, the imam leads Zuhar and Asar prayers, combined and shortened, at Zuhar time. At other places in Arafat, similarly combine these two salats or offer them at their proper times with jama’at.

  3. Wuquf-e-Arafat or Standing until sunset.

  4. At Maghrib time, without offering Maghrib prayer, leave for Muzdalifah.

  5. Offer Maghrib and Isha prayers together in Muzdalifah at Isha time.

  6. Stay overnight in Muzdalifah.

10 Zul Hajj
  1. In Muzdalifah, after Fajr prayer and Wuquf, proceed to Mina.

  2. Throw 7 pebbles at Jamrat-ul-Aqabah.

  3. Animal sacrifice

  4. Shave your head or cut some hair from it.

  5. Go to Makkah for Tawaf-e-Ziarat.

  6. Stay overnight in Mina.

11 Zul Hajj
  1. At any time in the afternoon, throw 7 pebbles on each of the 3 pillars

    • starting with the first pillar,
    • then on the middle pillar, and
    • lastly on the pillar of Aqabah.

  2. If you could not do Tawaf-e-Ziarat yesterday, do it today.

  3. Stay overnight in Mina.

12 Zul Hajj
  1. At any time in the afternoon, throw 7 pebbles on each of the 3 pillars in he same order as was done on 11 Zul Hajj.

  2. If you could not do Tawaf-e-Ziarat earlier, it is essential to do it today before Maghrib.

  3. You can leave Mina on 12 Zul Hajj before the sun sets. If the sun sets before you are able to depart, remain in Mina for the third night and throw pebbbles again the next day.

  1. In Mina, Arafat and Muzdalifah, all the prayers are shortened and offered at their proper times except noted above.

  2. Whenever you finish Tawaf-e-Ziarat during the night, come back to Mina for stay.

  3. There are 3 obligatory acts (Fard) without which Hajj is invalid:

    * Ihram Spacer * Wuquf-e-Arafat Spacer * Tawaf-e-Ziarat

  4. Before returning to your country after completing the rites of Hajj, perform the Farewell Tawaf (Tawaf al-Wida).

Note: 1.
For Umrah topics, click at "Umrah Contents" and for Hajj topics click at "Hajj Contents".
Similarly, click at the type of visa desired, "Umrah Visa" or "Hajj Visa".
In other words:
For Umrah: Click at "Umrah Contents" and Chapters 1 to 10.
For Hajj: Click at "Hajj Contents", "Hajj Visa" and Chapters 1 & 3 to 12.
(You are already at Chapter 11).

[ Umrah Contents | Hajj Contents | Chapter 1-Geographical Info | Chapter 2-Umrah Visa | Hajj Visa | Chapter 3-Travel Agents |
Chapter 4-Pilgrimage Addresses | Chapter 5-Makkah | Chapter 6-Pilgrimage Places | Chapter 7-The Sacred Journey |
Chapter 8-Umrah | Chapter 9-Ihsar | Chapter 10-Visiting Madinah | Chapter 11-Hajj Rites | Chapter 12-Hajj Badal ]

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