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Check you have the following items before leaving home AT AIRPORT (If putting on Ihraam from Airport)

Task Completed? Task Completed?

Money Check In First
Credit Card if needed Do wudu and put on ittar
Passports (check drafts, meningitis Put Ihram on
certificates, photos) Put champals on
ID Cards – if applicable (obtained from Put original clothes away
Tour Operator) Read 2 rakaats salaatul Ihram nafl,
Airplane Tickets or e-ticket numbers read Kul ya ayyuhal kaafiroon in first
Give hotel address and Passport copies rakaat and kul huwalahu ahad in second
to Next of Kin in UK rakaat
Suitcases & Hand Luggage Once the namaz is finished do lots of
Mobile Phone if needed dua
Mustahab to do this dua:
Hand Luggage Packing List Allah humma inni us alooku ridhaku
wal jannah, Wa a’oozubiku min
Task Completed? sakhatika wannar
One small towel Birrah matiku ya ar hamar rahimin.
Ittar (perfume) Oh allah I ask of your pleasure and your

Hajj Checklist Soap, Soap Dish & Flannel

jannah and I seek refuge from your
anger (ghussa, naarazgi) and jahannam.
Extra Ihram Go to toilet and renew Wudu before
Money Belt, wallet boarding plane
Small bottle for toilet use, put it in
A simple & practical guide to separate bag ON PLANE
the rituals of Hajj & Umrah Travel mussalah Task Completed?
Spare carrier bag Read all salaat’s at correct times, allow
Some food and drink for journey for time travelling towards Mecca
Passports and money and tickets Read Maghrib when you can see it
getting close to sunset
Zip up Quran
If you are going direct to Jeddah, at
Hajj Kitaabs and Notes, Fazaile amaal
correct time do Niyyat for Umrah
Allah humma inni uridul umrutu,
fayasir hali wata kabalha minni
Oh Allah I intend to perform Umrah,
Task Completed?
please make it easy for me and accept it
Do Ghusl
from me
Clip Nails, Trim Moustache, clean hair
And then recite talbiya
(all day before)
Read 2 rakah’s nafl before journey and
ask for ease of journey, repentance etc.
which is given on plane
AT JEDDAH Airport Then ask for as much dua as possible, your ears. (DO NOT RAISE HANDS
remember whole Ummah BEFORE TAKBIR)
Task Completed? Do durood sharif and ask for all other Then do Bosa of Hajare Aswad as
Enter Waiting room duas to be accepted, follows:
At immigration, men and women will Recommended Dua, Oh allah, marte Position your hands so they are at the
become separate. dum tak, istikamat aur ikhlas ke saat, same height as Hajare Aswad then say
They will take your draft and will give u us ki deen ki, hadith ki aur quran ki Bismillahe Allahu Akbar and kiss your
a transport ticket and a stamp for your khidmat me lagaye rakhe, aur allah hands. DO NOT make a noise.
Muallim. hamara khatima iman ke saat laye, (have the niyyat in your mind that we
After check-in you will meet your Do dua for everyone as this is one would like to do bosa but because of the
women in the luggage dept. Arrange for moment where duas are accepted. amount of people I cannot do it)
women folk to wait for you there If you feel fit then do Umrah as soon Then start your tawaaf and do bosa
After customs, your luggage will be as possible. every time you come in front of Hajare
marked with a ticket. aswad.
Have Hotel address handy HOW TO PERFORM UMRA Do not turn your chest towards Kaaba;
You will need to find your Muallim if you if it does then the tawaaf will have to
are travelling alone and board bus for HOW TO DO TAWAAF be repeated. Only allowed to turn chest
Mecca, you should have a number for Task Completed? when doing Bosa.
him. Stop reading talbiya Do dua during tawaaf (Read from Al
Before Mecca there will be a Look for Hajare Aswad (the black Hizbul Azam if you have it),
checkpoint where all your passports will stone), in the corner where there is When reaching Rukne Yamaani, if near
be checked in. only one minaret. All other corners of touch it with right and or both hands, if
After checkpoint, the coach will stop at haram have two minarets far away, do not raise your hands or do
the Europe Muallim’s office and the There will also be a green light on the anything else. Do not touch with left
receipt for the passport will be given. arched walls. hand or face chest.
The coach should drop you to you hotel There is no longer a line on the floor From ruke yamani to hajare aswas read
showing the position of Hajare Aswad
AT MECCA, Entering Haram for the first time Do idhtiba (put ihram under right
shoulder so it is exposed), for every After Tawaaf, read 2 rakaahs nafl. If
Task Completed? tawaaf followed by a saa’ee. makrooh time (between Asr and
Once you have done wudu, ghusl (if Do idhtiba for all 7 tawaafs Maghrib, zawaal or after Fajr) then do
needed) etc. Make your way to Haram Do Raml (Walk Fast with che st out, like namaz after makrooh time finishes
Sharif. Try to enter through Babul marching) for 3 tawaafs (Men only) before sunnats.
Umra if possible but lots of Position yourself so your right shoulder No Idhitba, when reading 2 rakaats,
construction going on at the moment so is in line with the left hand side of cover the Ihraam over your shoulders.
enter any door. Hajare Aswad. NOT directly in front. Try to read behind Muqame Ibrahim, if
Enter mosque with right foot, do dua Put your right foot on the floor just on not anywhere else is ok.
Allahumaf tahli abwabu rahmatik the start. After namaz, do dua,
Do dua of itikaf as well Do niyyat,, this is fardh, After dua, you can either go to the
Bismillahe dakhalto wa alayhi Oh Allah I am doing 7 tawaafs of multazzam, (space between doors of
tawakaltoo wa nawayto sunnatul itikaf your house for Umra, make it easy kaaba and hajare aswad) and do dua
Keep your gaze on the floor, with for me and accept it from me. (chimat ke) if not busy. (can do before
proper humility until you get to the open Then make one side step so you are or after zam zam).
space (mataaf) where the kaabah is, directly in front of Hajare Aswad. On Or else stand near it and do dua
when you get near and you think you can the line instead.
see it, raise your gaze and recite takbir, Then say Bismillahe Allahu Akbar wa After multazzam go to Zam Zam an d
Allah Hu Akbar, La ilaha illalah thrice Lillahil Hamd and raise your hands to drink as much as you can. Arrange to
meet partner there if necessary. Drink finished Umrah until you have cut your Read 2 rakaats namaaz with head
water facing qiblah. hair. covered, then open head and do dua
After water go back to Hajare aswad DO NOT USE SOAP ON HEAD when And do niyyat, Allah humma inni uridul
and do bosa again. cutting. Hajja, fayassirhali watakablha minni
Afterwards proceed to Saee. One should SHAVE all of it off, not (Oh Allah, I am making intention of
trim it. performing Hajj, make it easy for me
For women, they should cut off approx and accept it from me)
HOW TO DO SAEE (between Safa and Marwa) one inch off their plat (wrap hair round Then do talbiya as much as possible.
finger once)
Task Completed? Now Umrah is finished.
After you get to Safa (follow signs)
Now you are muhrim
You need to climb up as far as you can Recommended things to do in MECCA
OPTIONAL, you can do the SAEE for
until you can see the Kaaba (Due to
Hajj, which would normally be done
Construction, this might not be possible Task Completed?
after Tawaafe Ziyarat.
anymore). There will be a big pillar, if Try and read at least one quran in
If you want to do this then, you will
you look towards kaaba so the pillar is Haram Sharif.
have to do a nafl tawaaf and then the
on your right, you need to look through Go to Jannatul Malla
the pillars and you may see Kaaba. Go Gare Hira (known as Jabal Nur) take You will need to do Raml and idhtiba.
After seeing Bailtullah, raise your hands taxi
Now go home and go to sleep if time or
for dua, read 4th kalima, durood sharif, Do as much tawaaf as you can. wait for Fajr and spend time in Ibaadat
do lots of dua and proceed towards Do not do so much so you have problems
Marwah. at Hajj time.
At 2 places there will be green lights, Try to learn Hajj as much as possible 8th Zil-Hajj
from one light to the other you have to Make a note in Mecca of Esha start
jog (men only), all other places walk at time and Fajr time for Muzdalifah. MINA
normal pace. Do Dua ‘rabig fir war ham, IMPORTANT: If you are doing Qurbani
anta a’azul akram’ with group, you need to find a contact Task Completed?
If you can’t jog due to the crowd, do as name and number of person who is doing After Fajr, Have breakfast and then
much as you can, for women there is no Qurbani. If you are organising it leave for Mina, DO NOT leave before
jogging. yourself you need these details, and Fajr
For men, after jogging one should wait make sure they are reliable. Best to walk it, easier and quicker, find
for the women.
out Tent number and area in Mina
At Marwah you cannot see bailtullah so HAJJ where your tent is and go with someone
you should go as far as you can and then
from group who knows
turn towards Baitullah and do dua as you 7th Zil Hajj Need to get there before Zuhr
did in Marwah,
At Mina, need to read 5 namaz’s from
Do 7 times, and you will end up at Task Completed? Zohar to Fajr the following day.
Marwah, start on Safaa and finish at Clip Nails, Trim moustache, cut hair etc FIND LOCATION OF YOUR TENT
Marwah. Prepare your luggage to take to Mina, ON MAP AND MAKE A NOTE OF IT
After Dua, Saee is finished. take as less as possible Do as much ibaadat as possible, abstain
Pray 2 rakats nafl, mustahab After Esha, eat food, have ghusl, (This from Worldy Talk
can also be done later on in night) Eat as least as possible, try only fruit
then put your ihram on for Hajj because you will not have to do istinja
AFTER SAEE then go to Harram Sharif much.
and do one nafl tawaaf if possible (for Spend the night there
Task Completed? tahyatul masjid).
You need to cut your hair. You have not Then do niyyat for Hajj ihram
9th Dhil-Hajj everything and especially that Allah Big as chick peas minimum and max,
helps the Ummat in these trying times. date stone.
ARAFAT Also ask that we all die with Iman. Need to collect at least 80 stones.
(make sure you don’t accidently pick up
Task Completed? MUZDALIFA clumps on dust)
After Fajr, eat breakfast the n leave Mustahab to wash them as well.
for Arafat, (quite far, possible to walk Task Completed? Very big night, do lots of ibaadat.
but coach easier) After sunset leave for Muzdalifah Sort out the stone into bags, ready for
DO NOT LEAVE BEFORE FAJR (possible to walk) Rami (7 stones in one bag, 21 stones in 2
Need to do Qasr namaz if you have From Arafat we need to go to others (or 3 if doing Rami on 13th), keep
spent less than 15 days before 8th Zil Muzdallifah, doing labbayk. spare as well just in case)
Hajj Sometimes you will get dropped off And have rest as well; make sure you
Need to get to Arafaat before Zawaal before the boundary of muzdalifaah, stay away from sin.
time. you will know by the lighted area on a
From Zawaal, till subha sadiq the big plain and lots of people will be 10th Dhil-Hajj (eid)
following day, one needs to have spent picking up stones.
some time there. Once you get there do istinja and do Task Completed?
On reaching Arafaat, get fariq before wudu, get farig. (might be easier to find Make a note of Fajr time in Mecca and
zawaal (ie istinja, wudu etc, expect long toilets on opposite side which are less read Fajr on proper time
queues) busy, ensure you stay within Muzdaliffa After reading namaz go to Mina, easy to
Start Ibaadat after Zawaal until boundary) walk if you know where you tent is
Maghrib, Ensure that all people in the group can
Do as much dua as possible, tilaawat get to the hotel and have enough money MINA
etc. so if you get lost they can go there.
Best to go near Jabale Rehmat and do If you get lost inform aalim and tell Task Completed?
ibaadat, DO NOT climb the mountain. then the situation and do whatever they On reaching Mina, need to do Ramii as
Do ibaadat standing as much as possible tell you. soon as possible.
outside, then inside tent. At Muzdaliffa, need to read Maghrib Try and get some rest,
Try not to sin with the mouth. and Esha together at Esha time in the To identify the 3 jamarrat. The nearest
Do not pray Zuhr and Asr together, following manner. to Mecca is the big one, then the next
pray them in their own times. In jammat, do one azaan one is the middle one and then the little
Advisable prayers Then iqaamat one. At Masjide Khaif, the nearest
Pray 4th kalima 100times. Then maghrib 3 farz jamaraat is the little one, then the
Get up and no azaan and no iqaamt middle one etc.
Start 4 farz of esha Stop reading talibiya
Then do sunnat of maghrib Only need to do Ramee of big
And then sunnat and wajib of esha. shaytaan
Can read both Maghrib and Esha any When going to do Ramee, be careful,
Pray 100 times Kul huwallo time before Fajr advisable to approach Jamaarat from
Pray Durood sharif 100 times in the If you do not get to Muzdalifah before behind as there will be less crowd, also
following way fajr and fajr time is near then do both travel with wife together in small group,
Allah humma Salle alla………..majid (only namaz’s (Maghrib and Esha wherever skirt around main crowd to the rear and
1st half) then say Wa alayna ma’ahum you are). then do ramee.
Whoever does these 3 things, Allah will Need to stay at muzdaliffah until Subah 7 stones use thumb and forefinger.
give you whatever you want and tell the Sadiq. Needs to land within 3 yards of wall
angels that he has forgiven you. After esha eat some food Need to throw each stone separately
This is the main time for Dua, ask for Then collect stones Need to have masjid on the right when
you throw TAWAAFE ZIYARAT day. If still there before subah sadiq
Raise arm so Armpit is viewable. waajib to do ramii of the 13th as well
Read dua or read Bismillahe Task Completed? Cannot Umrah on 13th
Allahuakbar and throw stone Best done on 10th but easier to do it on
No dua after Ramee 11th morning after shaving qurbani/head. HAJJ IS NOW COMPLETE
Do not throw very hard Needs to be done before 12th Maghrib
Do not hit pillar hard because if it Ok for women in haiz to delay after TAWAAF-e- WIDAA
rebounds off and falls ouside the 3 12th
yards, need to throw it again. Wife only halaal after this Task Completed?
Try doing after Asr (more quite) make Go to Haram and perform Tawaafe Do as late as possible, before leaving
sure you don’t miss your namaz ! Ziyaarat Mecca
Best time for women is between Asr After tawaafe ziyarat do Saee if not Do tawaaf, then 2 rakaahs and then
and Maghrib. already done zamazam
Read Asr and then go to do rami, if Do Raml even if not in ihraam Then do dua on multazam and ask Allah
there is not enough time, leave before If still in ihram do idhtiba and raml to bring you back again as soon as
Asr and perform Asr near jamarrat. possible
After Maghrib until Subah Sadiq, 11th Dhil-Hajj Be upset that you are leaving kaabah
makrooh time for ramee.
If it is done after Maghrib, you will not Task Completed? Ziyarate Madina
be able to do Qurbani, but then have to Go to Mina as soon as possible after
stay in Ihram for another day. Tawaafe Ziyarat, need to get there Task Completed?
Time for Ramee is until Subah Sadiq before Zawaal. It is best to spend the Read durood sharif on the way to
After Ramee make way to Mecca if nights of Hajj in Mina, more beneficial. medina
someone doing Qurbani on your behalf need to do rami of all 3 jamaraats Also read tafsirs of the prophets life
or to Qurbani area in Mina if doing it starting with small jamaraat and tell others
yourself 7 stones each Before going to Prophets Mosque, dress
Can only do after Zawal in best clothes, as much sunnat as
best to do after asr, less busy possible, put on ittar, imaama if you
QURBANI right side near masjid again have one
stone little jamaraat then turn right When going to do salaam, you will have
Task Completed? towards kaaba and do dua, surah fatiha, to enter from gate on right hand side
Need to do qurbani for shukr durood sharif, try reading surah of Masjid, if you do salaam directly in
Contact person who was performing baqarah as much as possible, or at least front then you wont have much time,
Qurbani, you need to confirm 100% that 20 ayats. try to stand a bit of distance away, that
it has been done before shaving head. Then stone middle one and do dua, way you will have more time,
If ramee was done after Maghrib, Then stone large one and no dua Remember to convey salaams of all
Qurbani has to be done next morning. Then return to tent and carry on people who have asked you.
If not sure about doing qurbani, go to Ibaadat
madrasah saulatiya and they will give Disclaimer: Although I have taken great care in
you a specific time for qurbani. 12th Zil Hajj preparing this checklist it is the responsibility of each
Then shave head (HALAQ), do this in person to ensure that they are performing the correct
Mecca, easier. acts so please make a bit of effort and confirm all
Task Completed?
Then have Ghusl and take Ihram Off actions and please do dua for all me, Maulana Salim
Do Ramii of all 3 again as on 11th
(Remember relations are still not whose books\talks have helped me compile this, my
Best to do after Asr again,
permitted yet) family and all the Ummah.
Try to leave then before Maghrib, if
you don’t leave then makrooh to leave
before doing another rami on following