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Muzdalifa One can arrive early in Muzdailfa if you want to beat the crowds. I did and found a good place to rest Once you have rested here at night then you can leave early for Mecca. Then you will beat all the buses lined up to reach Mecca. I only slep a few hours in Muzdailfa and when I woke up I though it was early Fajar but it must have been 3 am. I was able to reach Makkah for Fajar prayer and Eid prayer. SubhaanAllah Shukar Allah.


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Tawaff in Hajj

The rites to be performed at Mina, Arafat, and Muzdalifah are an integral part of Haj. Since they are performed in all three types of Haj in an identical manner and since they require a somewhat lengthy description, they are, therefore, presented here. This keeps the treatment of Haj short, concise, and free of repetitions.

You will be staying at Mina, Arafat, and Muzdalifah in the following sequence:
Mina: From after Fajr on 8th of Zul Hijjah to after Fajr on 9th of Zul Hijjah.
Arafat: From after Fajr on 9th of Zul Hijjah to slightly after sunset on the same day.
Muzdalifah: From after sunset on 9th of Zul Hijjah to after Fajr on 10th of Zul Hijjah.
Mina and Makkah: (10th-13th of Zul Hijjah)
Arrive in Mina on 10th of Zul Hijjah, preferably before midday, for the Rummy of Jamrat ul Kubra followed by the sacrifice and Halq or Taqseer.
Go to Makkah for Tawaaf ul Ifadah on 10th of Zul Hijjah.
Come back to Mina the same day to stay for Rummy of the three Jamraat on 11th-13th of Zul Hijjah.

The details are as below:

Mina (8th of Zul Hijjah)

This day is called Yaum ut Tarwiyah. You will depart for Mina from Makkah in the morning after Fajr. One of the following two conditions applies to you:
If you are performing Haj ul Ifrad or Haj ul Qiran, you are already in a state of Ihram since you did not take off your Ihram after performing Umra.
If you are performing Haj ut Tamattu, you took off your Ihram after Umra. Therefore, you will now shower and pronounce a new niyyah for Haj after changing into Ihram afresh at your place of residence. You will offer the Fajr prayers in Makkah before leaving for Mina:
Proceed to Mina after sunrise so as to arrive there before midday. Recite the Talbiyah often and with devotion and fervor during your journey.
After you settle down in your tents, you will offer Zuhr, Asr, Maghrib, and Isha prayers in the "qasr" mode by shortening them as if you are in the course of a journey. This applies to every one regardless of whether he is a resident of Makkah or is an outsider. While in your tent, spend as much time as you can in prayers, and supplications to Allah.
After spending the night in Mina, you will offer the Fajr prayers there in the morning. Thus, you will have offered a total of five obligatory prayers at Mina before departing for Arafat after sunrise on the morning of the 9th of Zul Hijjah.


Arafat, and Muzdalifa (9th of Zul Hijjah)

(I) Arafat:
You will have arrived at Arafat before midday. This is the Day of Arafat! Your Haj will not be complete without Qayam ul Arafat (see below) in accordance with the sunnah of Rasool Allah (pbuh). You should spend as much time in prayers and remembrance of Allah as possible. You may never see this day again in your life. Make the most of it:

After settling down in your tent, you will offer the Zuhr and Asr prayers in the qasr mode. You will also combine them, i.e. offer them at the same time with one azan and two separate takbeer, one each for Zuhr and Asr. Only two rakahs each will be offered both in Zuhr and Asr prayers. No nafl, or any other prayers, will be performed either before or after these obligatory prayers.

You will thereafter stay in Arafat until sunset. Spend your time in reading The Quran, Talbiyah, and offering supplications to Allah.

Qayam ul Arafat : In the late afternoon just before sunset, stand in the open outside your tent facing the Qiblah and raise your hands in supplication to Allah. Rasool Allah (pbuh) spent this time in submitting himself in humility and total devotion to Allah, raising his hands in prayers until after sunset. There are no prescribed prayers for Qayam ul Arafat. During these sacred moments, you are alone with Allah. Pray as you want to and ask that your sins and lifelong shortcomings be forgiven. You may pray in any language and in any manner you desire.

You will not offer Maghrib at Arafat. You will do so at Muzdalifah later tonight.

After sunset, you will depart for Muzdalifah. Keep reciting the Talbiyah and other prayers as you proceed towards Muzdalifah.

continue to Tawaaf ul Wuda


Walking Hajj

The best part for me was that I was alone. Did not have to worry about anyone else. It was freedom to go wherever God guided me. I was either ahead or behinde crowds.



I was able to fly through the choke points where buses were clogged up. You do not need much food and with all the walking end up loseing many pounds.



Hajj manners

Stay happy do not get angry.

Do not cut lines or upset people

Help others and take care of yourself. Once you return to MINA the batrroms will be clogged up , people will be urinating in bottles. The batrooms will be packe with these bootles.Urine will be standing in the bathroom floors.