Posted by: SAKINA AND SARA | November 7, 2009

Hajj: Innovations of Ihraam and Talbiyyah

As Hajj approaches and many of us prepare to attend Hajj, educating ourselves on manners of Hajj are important.  so please take note of some of these pointers before packing your bags…



23. Taking a particular sort of shoe with certain conditions well-known in certain books.


24. Entering the state of iHraam (not merely putting on the clothing) before the meeqat.


25. Wearing the iHraam under the right armpit and over the left upon assuming iHraam.


26. Making intention by words.


27. Performing Hajj silently, not speaking.


28. Making Talbiyyah in a group in one voice.


29. Saying takbeer and tahleel in place of the talbiyyah (when assuming iHraam).


30. Saying after talbiyyah “O Allaah I intend to make Hajj so make it easy for me and help me to perform its obligation and accept it from me. O Allaah I have intended to perform what You have make obligatory in Hajj so make me of those who have responded to You…”

(Allaahumma innee ureedul Hajj fa yassirhu lee… )


31. Going to the mosques in and around Makkah apart from Masjid al-Haraam – like the mosque beneath Safaa, and that is the foot of the mountains of Abu Qubais, and the Mosque of the Birthplace, and the other mosques built upon vestiges of the Prophet.


32. Going to the hills and places around Makkah, like the Mountain of Hiraa, and the Mountain at Minaa – which is said to have contained the sacrifice, etc.


33. Going to perform prayer in the Mosque of Aaishah at Taneem.


34. Making the sign of the cross in front of the House.(124)

Footnotes:124. This appears to refer to wiping the face and chest with the two hands resembling a cross. (source:

Innovations Of Tawaaf

35. Bathing for Tawaaf.


36. Wearing socks or similar footwear in order not to step upon bird excrement and covering his hands so as not to touch a woman.


37. The pilgrims praying Tahiyyat-ul- Masjid when he enters Masjid ul-Haraam.(125)


38. His saying: “I intend by my tawaaf these seven times such and such..”


39. Raising up the hands when touching the Black Stone as they are raised at the beginning of prayer.


40. To call out with kissing of the Black Stone.


41. Crowding in order to kiss the Black Stone, and preceding the imams’ saying salaam in order to do so.


42. Holding up the lower end of his garment when touching the Black Stone of Yemeni corner.


43. Saying when touching the Black Stone: (O Allaah out of belief in You and attesting to Your Book.)


44. Saying when touching the Black Stone: (O Allaah I seek Your refuge from pride and poverty and grade of disgrace in his world and the Hereafter.)


45. Placing the right hand upon the left while making tawaaf.


46. Saying in front of the door of the Kabah: (O Allah the House is Your House and the Sacred Area is Your Sacred Area, and the Safety is Your Safety)

Then pointing towards the Station of Ibrahim – peace be upon him – saying: (And this is the place of the one who seeks Your refuge from the Fire.)


47. Making duaa at the Iraaqi corner saying: (O Allaah I seek Your refuge from doubt and shirk, and from hostility and hypocrisy, and had manners, and loss in money and family and children.)


48. Making duaa beneath the water-spout saying: (O Allaah shade me under Your shade on the Day that there is no shade except Your shade.)


49. Making duaa while doing raml, saying: (O Allaah make it an accepted Hajj, and forgiven sin, and a praiseworthy saee, and a work that does not lead to nothing, O Mighty One, O Forgiving One.)


50. Saying on the last four rounds of Tawaaf: (O Allaah forgive and have mercy and forgive what You know, verily You are the Most Mighty, The Most Generous.)


51. Kissing the Yemeni corner.


52. Kissing the two shaami corners and touching them.


53. Wiping the walls of the Kabah and the Station Wiping the walls of the Kabah and the Station of Ibrahim – peace be upon him.


54. Seeking blessing from what they call ‘Al’Urwat al Wuthqaa’ and it is a high place Jutting out from the wall of the Kabah opposite to the Door, the common people claiming that one who touches it with his hand has clung on to ‘the most Trustworthy Hand-Hold.’


55. A peg at the center of the House, which they call ‘the Navel of the world’ -uncovering their navels and placing it upon that spot – so that he is putting his navel upon ‘the Navel of the world’.


56. Seeking to perform Tawaaf because it is raining claiming that one who does that has all of his previous sins forgiven.


57. Seeking blessing from the rainwater which descends from the Water-spout of Mercy on the Kabah.


58. Desisting from Tawaaf in a Garment that is not clean.


59. The pilgrims tipping what remains of the drink of Zamzam into the Well and saying. (O Allah I ask You for a plenteous provision, and beneficial knowledge, and a cure from every disease…)


60. Bathing in Zamzam.


61. Being careful to drench their bears in Zamzam, and also their money and clothes in order to bless them.


62. What is mentioned in some books of Fiqh regarding drinking Zamzam in many gulps, each time looking up at the Kabah.


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