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HAJJ & UMRAH LUCTURES

What are Hajj and`Umrah?

Hajj and `Umrah are the pilgrimages of Islam. Hajj is usually referred to as the major pilgrimage or the Pilgrimage, and `Umrah as the lesser one.

Both Hajj and `Umrah consist of a journey to Makkah that involves certain rituals such as ihram, circumambulating the Kaaba, walking between the hills of Safa and Marwah, and shaving or cutting the hair.

What are the differences between Hajj and `Umrah?

The rituals mentioned in the previous answer are the basic rituals of `Umrah while Hajj has these and additional rituals, including spending days and nights in `Arafah, Mina, and Muzdalifah – areas neighboring the city of Makkah.

Another difference between the major and minor pilgrimages is that there is a prescribed time for Hajj whereas `Umrah can be performed at any time in the year. In addition, Hajj and `Umrah differ regarding the ruling of each of them, as discussed below.

What is the ruling of Hajj and `Umrah?

Hajj is one of the pillars of Islam. Allah says in the Qur’an

{And pilgrimage to the House is a duty unto Allah for mankind, for him who can find a way thither} (Aal `Imran 3:97).

`Abdullah ibn `Umar (may Allah be pleased with him) quoted the Prophet (peace and blessings be upon him) as saying

“Islam has been built on five [pillars]: testifying that there is no god but Allah and that Muhammed is the Messenger of Allah, performing the prayers, paying the zakah, making the pilgrimage to the House, and fasting in Ramadan.” (Muslim)

Who Should perform Hajj?

ajj is obligatory on male and female Muslims who meet the following conditions:

a. Muslim

The acts of worship are accepted only from Muslims. If non-Muslims pray, fast, or perform Hajj or `Umrah, their acts will never be accepted since the first and foremost requirement, that of being a Muslim, is absent.

b. Reaching  puberty

Attaining the age of puberty is the second condition. Little boys and girls are not required to do Hajj or `Umrah. It is acceptable and rewardable to let them participate with their families in performing Hajj and `Umrah, but they are still required to do Hajj and `Umrah again when they reach the age of puberty, which can be verified by meeting one of the following criteria:

1. Having a wet dream

2. Ejaculating semen

3. Reaching the age of 15

4. Growing pubic hair

5. Menstruating

c. Sane

Insane people are not required to perform the acts of worship until they regain their sanity.

d. Having the ability

As it is clear from the above verse, Hajj is only required from those able to do it. The ability mentioned here is in terms of three things:

1. Health

People who are ill and are not expected to recover or to be able to perform Hajj in the future, or who are too old to perform Hajj are excused from Hajj. However, if they are financially able, they have to send another person to perform Hajj on their behalf.

2. Financial ability

People should also be able to afford the costs of Hajj and to leave enough money for these they are responsible for. Muslims are not required to take loans to perform Hajj or `Umrah. Actually, Hajj is not obligatory on those who are in debt.

However, if someone has a long-term loan and they are required to pay only a certain amount each month, then their debt is only that which is due each month. If they pay off all the debt and then nothing is left with them to make Hajj, then Hajj is not obligatory on them. But if they only pay their monthly dues and then have enough money to make Hajj, then they should make Hajj because it is obligatory on them.

If someone is in debt and their creditor allows them to go for Hajj, then they can perform Hajj. If someone takes a loan  to perform Hajj and makes Hajj, their Hajj is valid, although they were not required to perform it and Hajj was not obligatory on them.

3. Safety

If traveling to Hajj would risk someone’s life, such as if there were a war or the like, they are not required to perform Hajj because they are unable to do so safely.

Our reviews

Alhumdulillah I want to thank Skyline Travel for making my journey so special. It is a fast and reliable service. They made our journey smooth without any hassle. The food and hotels were great Mashallah especially In Madina. They took us to Ziyarahs which was amazing. Alhumdulillah my journey was amazing and I would like to thank Ibrahim once more. Jazakalahu khair.

Ahmed Said

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We were extremely pleased with the service provided by this company. The hotels in Mecca and Medina were really good and the ground transportation provided was very good too. I would like to thank Ibrahim for his courteous service throughout our stay.I would recommend this agency to anyone. May Allah shower you and your company with blessings. Thank you very much.

Rafique Khan

Happy Client

Very good travel agency, pleasant experience. Agent Ibrahim sorted out my Umrah package and ensured all my requirements were met. Was offered a very reasonable price and contacted regularly with updates. Smooth process and will be booking through this agency again InShaAllah. Highly recommended. Will use this agent again. 10 out 10.
JazakAllah

Mohsin Khan

Happy Buyer

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