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NEW VIDEO! What Is the Ruling on Repeating Umrah Without Having Performed Hajj? – Shaykh Fawzaan


Question: In terms of the person who has not performed Hajj, and wishes to perform Umrah more than once. Is this [permissible] for him?


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VIDEO – Can I Take a Loan to Perform Umrah? – Shaykh Fawzaan

Question: Is it permissible for me to borrow money to perform Umrah?

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✅A Beneficial Visit to Shaykh Ubayd al-Jaabiree with brief Q&A by brothers from @Salaficentre with 👤 Abu Idrees Muhammad @abuidrees as part of 👍 @taqwatravels on 📆 Monday 6 August 2018

On Monday 6 August 2018 / 24 Dhul Qi’dah 1439 we visited Shaykh Ubayd al-Jaabiree hafidhahullah, in his house.

The Shaykh welcomed the Taqwa Hajj 2018 brothers warmly, he was kind and extremely hospitable, constantly asking his son if we had had enough Qahwa [traditional Arabic coffee]. The Shaykh had a very warm personality and beautiful sense of humour.

The Shaykh was in good spirits and appeared to be in good health. He enquired about all brothers’ names and ethnic origins and also enquired about Abu Khadeejah and Abu Hakeem حفظهما الله

Throughout the sitting the Shaykh emphasised the importance of speaking correct Fusha [classical] Arabic and spoke very eloquently himself.

Abu idrees حفظه الله informed the Shaykh that he started trips to Masjid al-Aqsa and has been there a few times. The Shaykh was pleased with this. He enquired about the safety of those who travel with Abu Idrees. The Shaykh then mentioned some benefits about Masjid Aqsa and its history.

The Shaykh gave a brief talk, translated in person by Ustaadh Abu Idrees حفظه الله. Here are some brief points:

After praising Allah and sending salutations to His Messenger he said:

I ask Allah that He accepts your Hajj and returns you safely to your families after you have completed your Hajj.

You are about to depart towards Makkah and should say:

لبيك اللهم بعمرة متمتعة الى حج

و ان حبسني حابس فمحلي حيث حبستني

And when you reach Makkah you should perform Tawaaf and sa’ee and then shave your head. [The Shaykh being over eighty, jokingly removed his Shimaagh from his head exposing his bald head, saying “like this”] then come out of Ihraam.

On the 8th day you should resume your Ihraam again and say

لبيك اللهم بحج

وان حبسني حابس فمحلي حيث حبستني

The brothers then asked a series of questions which the Shaykh answered.

Q1. I would like to apply to the Islamic university of Madinah, but my family requires my financial assistance. Should I go or stay at home?

Shaykh: If you go, will they struggle financially?

Questioner: Yes

Shaykh: Is there a [Salafee] centre in your locality?

Questioner: Yes

Shaykh: Then study there inshaaAllah, may Allah replace it for you with better.

Q2. When the pilgrim arrives in Makkah, fatigued or exhausted, should the pilgrim in this state, perform umrah immediately or should he rest first in these circumstances?

Shaykh: You should rest first and gain some strength

Q3. Eating camel meat breaks the wudhoo. Does this also apply to camel milk?

Shaykh: No, this does not apply to camel milk.

Q4. If a women is on her period and she was unable to make the Tawaaful Ifaadhah for Hajj but the time to return to her country is upon her [flight] what should she do?

Shaykh: She should wrap something around the area and complete her Hajj, and there’s no problem in that.

Q5. Is it permissible to take contraceptive pills to prevent periods during Hajj?

Shaykh: I do not advise she does this as this has been proven to be harmful to her and she should not do this.

The Shaykh then warmly greeted each brother individually and then advised one brother to change his name to either Abdullah, Abdirahim or Abdurahman. The brother later chose Abdullah.

Abu Idrees then informed the Shaykh that the group has arranged to see Shaykh Abdullah al-Bukhari immediately after. The Shaykh said: “relay my regards and salaams to him”. He then praised the Shaykh for his knowledge.

Imam Hassan al-Basri said: “The world is darkness except for the sittings with the scholars” Jaami’ bayanul ilm wa fadhlihi

Shaykh Abdul Aziz ibn Baaz, on Noor ala dharb said: “Visiting the people of knowledge and Imaan from Ahlu Sunnah wal Jamaa’ah and visiting brothers for the sake of Allah is a [means of] closeness to Allah and [an act of] obedience”

The Salaf would perform Hajj to gain its tremendous rewards and then take the opportunity to visit and benefited from the people of knowledge. Alhamdulilah, we were blessed and privileged to follow in their footsteps to continue this tradition. May Allah have mercy upon our Salaf, preserve our Mashaayikh and accept it from us.

Rulings of Hajj Pilgrimage, the Sacrifice & the Eid Prayer – Various Scholars

Attached is a comprehensive guide and rulings regarding:

  • Hajj (it’s rulings; types of Hajj; how it is performed; it’s reward; meaning of ihraam; what is not allowed during ihraam; can Hajj be performed for someone else and more)
  • Sacrifice of an animal for those not in Hajj (it’s rulings; who should undertake it; can it be shared amongst numerous families; if i live with my brother or father who slaughters? When to slaughter; rulings regarding the age and condition of the sacrifice; best animal to slaughter, how to distribute, rulings regarding cutting hair and nails and more)
  • Eid Prayer (rulings and requirements for those not in Hajj)

Guide was compiled, summarised and translated by Ustaadh Rayyan Barker (hafidahullah).

The Hajj Pilgrimage and Celebrating its Eid

Climbing Mount Rahma on the Day of ‘Arafah – Shaikh Mohammad Amaan al-Jaamy

بسم الله الرحمن الرحيم

The following is paraphrased from the speech of Shaikh Mohammad Amaan al-Jaamy رحمه الله تعالى regarding the issue of Mount Rahma and the common belief that the mountain must be climbed on the day of ‘Arafah.

“So it is upon the Pilgrims to avoid climbing the mountain and crowding around it so their precious time is not wasted in that which does not benefit them, rather in it is harm [i.e. wasted time in attempting to get to it and climb it as well as the crowding etc when that time should be used in supplication], instead it is correct for the Pilgrims to spread out across ‘Arafah as they please without specifying a particular location”.

The Shaikh then goes on to mention the names of Mount Rahma:

“They have mentioned several names for this mountain:

1- “Mount Rahma” [Mount Mercy] and this is the most famous of the names and possibly the most recent one.

2- “Mount Supplication” [Mount Du’a]

3- “Al-Qurain” as some of the commoners refer to it as.

4- “Ilaal” and that is from one of the oldest names of it.

I have attempted to discover the reasoning behind it being called “Mount Rahma” and I checked various resources and asked various People of Knowledge, however I did not find a sufficiently satisfying answer, and so I leave the issue as a matter of research. However, I do feel some discomfort with this name, since mercy is not restricted to the mountain and the one who claims that must bring forth his evidence. Similarly, supplication on that day is not specific to the mountain, rather Mount Rahma is like any other part of ‘Arafah in that regard. The mercy of Allah and His freeing of slaves from the Fire is general to all individuals wherever they stand within  ‘Arafah on that day.

The reason why I researched this issue is because of what we have witnessed ourselves from some Pilgrims in terms of actions that are resembling the acts of Jaahiliyyah [ignorance]…in fact for many Pilgrims the idea amongst them has become that the point of ‘Arafah is actually to have to climb the mountain. That is since many have mistakenly understood that the name “Mount Rahma” must indicate that the mercy of Allah only descends upon the Mount on that day.”

Translator’s note: A fine example of why success lies within the Sunnah and not in opposing it, consider how many hours of the blessed day of ‘Arafah are put to waste pushing through crowds and making an attempt to climb the mountain, as well as the fatigue that arises from such activity possibly impacting upon the remainder of the Hajj rites, all of which diverts the servant from supplication and indeed vastly reduces the available time on that Day before sunset, Allahul Musta’an.

[via Sahab]

Simplified Q & A on Hajj – Shaikh Bin Baz

بسم الله الرحمن الرحيم

The following are a selection of commonly asked questions regarding Hajj, all answers from Shaikh Bin Baz رحمه الله تعالى.

1- If an individual has a wet dream whilst in a state of Ihram then what is the ruling?

If he has a wet dream and semen exits then upon him is to have the ghusl and nothing more than that. Him being in state of ihram is still correct and is not harmed since a wet dream is not from his choosing to occur, and similar to that is a fasting person in the ruling.

2- Is it permissible to use soap that has a fragrance to it whilst in a state of Ihram, and also toothpaste?

There is no problem in that, since it is not considered as actual fragrance in its nature.

3- Is it permissible to wear some items of clothing on top of the Ihraam due to extreme cold or rain?

There is no problem in that, if an individual wore a cloth or something resembling that to protect himself from extreme cold or rain it is ok, however he must not cover his head.

4- If hair falls out accidentally does it harm my state of Ihraam?

If the hair falls out from a woman or man during wiping it in wudu or washing it then there is no issue, similarly if something from the beard of a man fell out whilst washing or making wudu then it does not harm the state of ihraam since it is not done with intent.

5- Is it permissible to place fragrance upon the Ihraam sheets before going into a state of Ihraam [i.e. so that the fragrance lasts after he becomes muhrim]?

It is not permissible to place fragrance upon the ihraam sheets even before going into a state of ihram, rather the Sunnah is to place fragrance upon his body, like his head or beard or underarms before assuming a state of ihram.

6- What is the ruling on fasting 9th Dhul Hijja?

It is Sunnah for everyone except for the one actually in Hajj, for indeed the Sunnah for the one actually in Hajj is to not be fasting on the day of ‘Arafah.

7- I incorrectly thought going from Safa to Marwa then back to Safa was one length, and therefore ended up doing 14 lengths [since Safa to Marwa is actually one] so what is the ruling?

Seven is the obligation, as for the other 7 it is from your own doing and not permissible, but you are excused due to your ignorance, however you should seek repentance and forgiveness and not do that again if you make Hajj or ‘Umra again.


Performing Hajj on Behalf of Someone – Shaikh Rabee’

بسم الله الرحمن الرحيم

The time for Hajj is upon the Horizon, with that regard, Shaikh Rabee’ bin Hady حفظه الله was asked about performing Hajj on behalf of someone and so he replied [paraphrased]:

“There is some difference [on some issues related to this affair]; there is one aspect the scholars agree upon and another aspect they differ on. They agree regarding the performance of Hajj on behalf of a relative, and that is due to the questions in the ahaadith related to the issue all being related to family members, some of them stating “my father died and did not make Hajj…”, others, “my mother died and did not make Hajj…”, and “my father is required to make the obligatory Hajj however he is old and weak…”. Similarly the hadith of Ibn ‘Abbas that the prophet صلى الله عليه و سلم  heard a man say “Labbayk for Shubruma”, so he صلى الله عليه و سلم asked, “Who is Shubruna?”, the man said, “A brother or relative of mine”. The prophet صلى الله عليه و سلم then asked, “Have you performed Hajj for yourself [before]?”, he said, “No”, so the prophet صلى الله عليه و سلم said, “Perform Hajj for yourself first then on behalf of Shubruma”.

Therefore some scholars restrict the affair to relatives only, i.e. only allowing for people to perform Hajj on behalf of relatives and they do not allow for people to pay someone the fees to perform it on their behalf if he is not a relative, [perhaps a random individual not even known to the actual person himself].”

[The other opinion of many of the scholars is clearly that it is permissible whether it is on behalf of a relative or otherwise, and that appears to be the opinion followed by many of the scholars]

The Shaikh then went onto say, “Hiring people to perform Hajj on your behalf has become a business for some, certain individuals may take money from several different  individuals and then perform one Hajj on behalf of all their names in one go! And I don’t know if they even [bother] to do it for any of them!” [Scolars have mentioned the impermissibility of this, like Shaikh bin Baz]

The Shaikh also mentioned, “Shaikh ul-Islam has a good opinion on this, if the one who takes money to go and perform Hajj on behalf of someone else genuinely has a desire to be with the muslims engaging in the rites of Hajj and obedience then it is good, and he will benefit himself and the one he performs the Hajj on behalf of. However if the intent is purely for the money and he does not care about the opportunity to go to make Hajj, then this is eating people’s wealth unlawfully”

[via Sahab]

Going to Sleep in a State of Prostration?

بسم الله الرحمن الرحيم

Indeed, Allah subhaanahu wa ta’ala selected certain times to be blessed, as opportunities for the slave to put forth his righteous deeds, lest it is discovered on that Day upon the presentation of the weighing scales that the accumulation of evil is greater than good  – we ask Allah to protect us from that state. From amongst those times is the blessed month of Ramadan that arrived and departed, however no sooner does one blessed time depart that another one arrives, indeed we speak of the approach of Hajj.

Many from amongst our brothers and sisters will strive to fulfill this obligation and travel to perform the Hajj, to submit and be subservient to their Creator in humbling themselves with their worship during those limited days.

It is regarding this Hajj that we find a tremendous narration from one of the great Salaf us-Salih, Masrooq ibn-ul Ajda’ from the senior tabi’een. It is narrated that Masrooq رحمه الله تعالى performed the Hajj, and during the days of Hajj – which are only a few – he did not sleep except in a state of prostration upon his face until he returned. [Siyar ‘alaam an-Nubalaa: 4/65]

Shaikh ‘Abdullah al-Bukhary حفظه الله تعالى stated regarding this [paraphrased], “…that is because the days of Hajj are very limited and few, and the Salaf us-Salih were keen on utilising every moment in worship and obedience to Allah, hence Masrooq did not wish to waste a single moment and so even slept in a position of prostration to Allah during those few days until he returned from Hajj”.

Certainly the days of Hajj are few and limited, so let them be an opportunity utilised in the best possible manner. Indeed, our brothers and sisters who make the journey and put forth a large financial amount, do not do so for the purpose of wasting the several days available in the land of Tawheed, make the limited days a cause for goodness and follow the example of the Salaf us-Salih in their desire for worship and obedience, and do not allow them to become filled with idle speech and relaxation…may Allah give us all success.