|Hajj and Umrah|
Rites of Hajj and Umrah From the book and Sunnah and Narrations from the Pious Predecessors |
|Author: Shaikh Naasir ud-Deen al-Albaanee|
|Article ID : IBD110001  |
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(B) Some men shaving off their beards - as it is a sinful deed - and doing it involves four seprate sins - as I have explained in 'The Original'.
(C) The wearing of gold rings by men - and this is Haraam - even more so those which are known as wedding-rings as that includes the further sin of imitating the Christians.
Secondly.Everyone who intends to make Hajj and has not brought the sacrificial animal (Hadee) with him(2)then he should intend to perform Hajj of Tamattu' [see the Glossary] - as the Prophet ordered his companions to do in the end, and as he became angry when some did not immediately carry out this order to change the intention from Hajj to an 'Umrah and he said: "I have entered the `Umarah into the Hajj until the Day of Resurrection", and when some of the Companions asked whether he had done that only for that year or forever, the Prophet joined his fingers together and said: "I have entered the 'Umrah into the Hajj until the Day of Resurrection, not just for a time, rather forever.(3)And because of this he ordered Fatimah and also all his wives - may Allah be pleased with them all - to leave the state of iHraam after finishing the 'Umrah, and therefore Ibn 'Abaas used to say: Whomsoever makes tawaaf of the House - then he has left iHraam - the Sunnah of your Prophet - even if you are averse to it.(4) So everyone who has not brought the sacrificial animal with him, should call out that he is going to make 'Umrah - in the three months of Hajj, and he who has declared his intention to do Hajj Mufrad (Hajj on its own) or Hajj Qaarin then hears of the Prophet to change it 'Umrah - then he should quickly obey even after reaching Makkah and Sa'ee between Safaa and Marwah - then he should leave the state of iHraam - then declare the intention for Hajj on the Day of Tarwiyyah - the 8th of Dhul Hijjah.
"O you who believe! Give you response to Allaah and His Messenger, when He calls you to that which will give you life..."[Soorat-ul-Anfal ayah 24].
Thirdly. You must not leave off staying the night at Mina on the night before 'Arafah as it is obligatory (waajib) - the Prophet did it and ordered it with his saying: "Take from me your rites of pilgrimage." And you must also stay the night at Muzdalifah until you pray Fajr prayer, and if you miss this staying then you must at least pray Fajr there - as that is even more obligatory - rather it is one of the rukn (pillar) of Hajj according to the most correct saying according to the scholars - except upon the woman and the weak - for it has been allowed for them to leave after half of the night has passed.
Fourthly. And be very careful not to walk directly in front of anyone praying in the Haraam mosque, not to speak of other mosques and prying places as the Prophet said: "If the one walking between the hands of one praying knew what were upon him then it would be better for him to stand still for forty (...) than that he should walk between his hands. [Maalik, al-Bukhaaree, Muslim, the 4 Sunan of Abu Juhaim]. And this is a general text covering everyone walking in front, and everyone praying - and there is no authentic Hadith to make any exception for the one doing so in the Haraam Masjid - and you should pray therein like any other place towards a sutrah - according to the general nature of the Hadith regarding that - and there are also some narrations from the Companions particularly about the Masjid-ul-Haraam - which I have mentioned in 'The Original'.