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Hajj Step by Step Guide

Hajj Is the fifth pillar of Islam after Shahada, Salah, Fasting and Zakat. Every Muslim who is capable financially as well as physically must perform Hajj at least once in his life time. In Hajj Millions of Muslims from across all continents travels to Makkah were they perform certain worships that is known as Hajj. every Muslim keeps dream of going for Hajj in his eyes at least once before dying.

Hajj 2013 is not far away now. In fact it is one and a half week away. People are already reaching Saudi Arabia.

If you want to Know how the Hajj is performed then here is Step by Step detail:

Arrival

People starts reaching Makkah many days before the Hajj from throughout the world. special preparations are done by Saudi Govt for the massive event.




8th of Dhul-Hijjah

It is considered the first day of Hajj when people enter the state of Ihram. People gathers In Mina from Makkah where they pray.



9th of Dhul-Hijjah

It is second day of the Hajj on which people goes to Arafat from Mina. Prayers of Dhuhr and Asr are offered together. In the evening people goes to Muzdalifah from Mina were Magrib and Isha are offered together. night is also spend there.



10th of Dhul-Hijjah 

after offering the Fajr Salah In Muzdalifah people goes back to Mina. In Mina first of all stone pelting is done at Jamrat Al-Aqaba On Shaitan. Animals sacrifice is also done on this day.  Now men gets their head shaved.  On the same Day Muslims throughout the world celebrated the Eid Al Adha. after performing these duties a Haji can leave now Ihram and wear normal dresses.


Tawaf

the next step is going to Makkah and doing Tawaf of Kaaba.



11th and 12th of Dhul-Hijjah

next step is again going to Mina and spending the nights of 11th and 12th Dhul Hijjah there. Stone pelting is also done there. now return can be made to Makkah. In Kaaba farewell tawaaf will be made. farewell tawaaf means going around Kaaba seven times. Now all the steps of Hajj are complete.


Return

Many people also visits Masjid Al Nabawi In Madina after completing the Hajj. approx after staying for a month in Saudi Arabia people start returning to their countries.


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