Hazrat Abu Hurairah R.A. reports that Rasulullah Sal’am said: “When a pilgrim proceeds on his Haj journey with money, provision and his means of conveyance all acquired by lawful and Halaal earnings, then he embarks on means of transport; and cries: “Labbaik O’ Allah; Lab’baik”. A caller from the heavens; a farishta; calls to him: “Welcome indeed to you, and happy may you e, your provisions are proper (halaal), your means of transport is proper; paid for from halal earnings; and your Haj shall be righteous; and accepted by Allah’. And when he proceeds for Haj with unlawful and haraam earnings placing his foot in stirrup; and cries. “Labbaik O Allah, Lab’baik”, a caller from the heavens; a farishta; calls out to him: “No welcome to you, and no happiness, your provisions are unlawful (haraam) and so also are your earnings and your Haj is rejected”.
It is Wajib for a Qarin and a Mutamatte’ that after being free from Rami they do not have their heads shaven or their hair cut until they discharge their Wajib of offering sacrifice ; otherwise they will fall under the obligation of Dam. Offering sacrifice is not Wajib, of course, for a Mufrid who has worn Ihram for Hajj only. For him, it is Mustahab only. It is lawful for him not to offer any sacrifice and to have his head shaven.
The literal meaning of Waqof is to stay. The stay at Arafat for a while from the time after Zuhr (Midday) on the 9th of Zilhijja up to the daybreak (on the 10th) is the basic fundamental of Hajj. It is Wajib to stay at Arafat till sunset of the 9th. It is Mustahab to take a bath before moon but if it is difficult, making an ablution only will also suffice. Being so prepared a pilgrim should go to Masjid-e-Namira. Here the Imam-ul-Muslimin (The leader i.e., ruler of the Muslims) or his vicegerent will deliver the 2nd Khutba of Hajj which is Sunnat, not Wajib. He will then lead the congregation of Zuhr and Asr prayers taking them togather in the time of Zuhr. In this case two Sunnat prayers of Zuhr will be abandoned.
Rule Of Action
On the day of Arafa in Arafat, this combining of Zuhr and Asr prayers togather in the time of Zuhr is Sunnat or Mustahab but this is subject to the condition that you are wearing the Ihram of Hajj and the prayers are performed in the leadership of Imam-
ul-Muslimin or his vicegerent. Firstly Zuhr and then Asr prayers are to be performed separately.
Rule Of Action
Taking a bath before entering the Holy place of Mecca is a tradition of the Holy Prophet. This tradition can stand followed if, nowadays, a person takes a bath on taking a start from Jedda because nowadays, on account of motor vehicles this distance is covered in a very short time. On entering Mecca he should at first look after his luggage and manage his lodging so that his mind does not remain attached therewith. Thereafter he should come in ‘Masjid-e-Haram.
Defining one’s intention (Niyyat) exclusively for ‘Hajj’ Pilgrimage on starting the journey and wearing ‘Ihram’ with this very intention. ‘Hajj’ and ‘Umra’ are not added together. The Hajj of this kind is called ‘Ifrad’ and its’ observer is named as ‘Mufrid’.
Adding ‘Hajj’ and ‘Umra’ together and defining one’s intention for both of them from the very beginning. ‘Ihram’ is also to be worn jointly for both. It is called ‘Qiran’ and one who performs this kind is termed as ‘Qarin’.
(1) A ‘Hajj’ pilgrim should get his faults excused by his friends and relatives at the time of taking their leave and request them to pray for his well being. When he intends to get out of his house, he should offer two ‘Rak’at of Nafl prayers. On getting near the exit of his house he should recite Surah Inna Anzalna. (ch.97).
When he comes out he should give whatever he can afford as charity and should recite ‘Ayat-ul-Kursi’.
Thereafter he should pray to Allah in these words :-
Hazrat Abu Huraira R.A. reports that Rasulullah (Sallallaho Alaihi Wassallam) said: “Whoever performs Hajj for the sake of pleasing Allah and therein utters no word of evil, nor commits any evil deed, shall remain from it as free from sin as the day on which his mother gave Birth to him.’