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Hajj Route

A mobile-compatible site for English-speaking Hajj pilgrims

This website was created as a simple to read guide to assist with preparing for the Hajj. It also helps those instructing family and friends at home how your Hajj journey will take place. Users with Internet access on their mobiles can direct their browsers to to view and now download a PDF of this website.

Please always refer to official documentation given on your pilgrimage as there are many key parts that must be done precisely, especially upholding religious laws and prayer techniques. This website is not a replacement for detailed religious texts and procedures, it exists only as an overview.

~ The Rites of Pilgrimage: A Summary of the steps ~

1. Start at the Mikat Region - The spiritual cleansing, donning of Ihram garments within the town boundaries.

2. Entering Makkah, The Tawaf and The Great Mosque: Al-Haram Al-Sharif in Mecca.

Do not walk in front of anyone praying. Make the Tawaf, going around the Great Mosque and the Hijr Isma'il, the curved wall. Note there is the Al-Hajar Al-Aswad: The black stone from Heaven. It is on the South-east corner of the Ka'bah, at 4ft height.

3. Sa'i Area - The running between Safa and Marwah

Where the second wife of Prophet Abraham ran between to seek water for her baby.

4. Noon of the 8th of Dhul-Hijjah, Visiting Mina : Map of Mina

Five prayers from Zuhr to Fajr the next day.

5. Arafat - spent on the 9th of Dhul-Hijjah from midday to sunset praying.

Adam and Eve, were separated for centuries following their expulsion from the Garden of Eden, and it was finally here that they found each other and were reunited, giving birth to Mankind. Zuhr and Asr are prayed together. After sunset, pilgrims leave for Muzdalifah.

6. Muzdalifah where pilgrims camp overnight on the 10th day from Arafat back to Mina.

Maghrib and Isha are combined. Prayer of Fajr is compulsory.Pebbles of Earth are collected here for the stoning back at Mina.

7. Sunrise on 10th day - Proceed back to Mina for the Jamarat - stoning of Shaitan; Al-Aqaba, Al-Wusta and Al-Ula, the three stone pillars.

Slaughter of Sacrifice (Qurbani for food) and removal of Ihram garments. Eid-ul-Adha, is on this day.

8. 10th day or after, Back at Mina

Make Tawaf, and Sa'i between Safa and Marwah.

9. Return to Mina, for 10th, 11th, 12th and 13th of Dhul-Hijjah.

Prayers and stoning of the three stone pillars each day, starting and finishing with the smallest.

10. The Farewell Tawaf. Perform two Rak'ah of Tawaf.

This is the last thing you should do before leaving Makkah.

11. Not part of Hajj but of honour for the Prophet (Peace Be Upon Him); Visit Al-Masjid An-Nabawi

The prophet's Mosque in Medina, the North side of Makkah.



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