It is narrated in the traditions that on standing up to Salaah the Prophet (Sallallahu Alaihi Wa Sallam) would say Allahu Akbar (ALLAH is most great), and saying this Takbir-e-Tahrimah, he would raise his hands upto his ears. He would then fold his hands, putting the right hand on the wrist of the left. Thereafter he would recite the SANA (HYMN). Then he would recite Surah FATIHAH at the end of which he would say Ameen.
Today is the 10th of Zilhijja. Today the Hajj Pilgrims have to perform many Wajibat (plural of Wajib) and Faraidh (plural of Fardh) of Hajj. That is why they have been exempted from saying Id Prayers. The first Wajib is the Waqof in Muzdalifa the duration of which of from the appearance of Fajr (day break) to some time before the rising of the sun. This Wajib however stands discharged if someone goes to Mina a short while after the appearance of Fajr without waiting for the sunrise. though only saying Fajr prayers in Muzdalifa does also suffice the fulfillment of this Wajib yet Sunnat is this that the sunrise should be waited for.
Tawaf (Circumambulation) means turning round and round something but in the terminology of Shari’at one’s going round the Holy Ka’ba seven times with the intention of Tawaf is called ‘Tawaf’. One complete circuit is named as ‘Shaut’. Circumambulating any thing or place other than ‘Baitullah’ is unlawful. For ‘Tawaf’, intention is obligatory. Without defining an intention ‘Tawaf’ will stand unobserved, in whatever number the circuits may be completed. The intention for Tawaf, is to be pronounced with these words :-
“O Allah ! I intend Tawaf for the sake of Thy pleasure; Render it easy for me and accord it Thy approval”.
Amr ibn Maymoon al-Awdi said that Sayyidina Mu’az Ibn Jabal went to them in Yemen as the Prophet’s envoy. He said, “I heard his takbir in the Fajr salah. His voice was heavy and I naturally developed a love for him. Then, I did not separate from him till he died. I buried him in Syria. Then I looked for the next greatest jurists and came to lbn Masood and stayed with him till he died. (Abu Dawood v1 p26, Ahmed v5 p231)