Makkah and its surrounding areas are called Haram. Haram has
different boundaries. These boundaries extend to three miles on
one side, seven on the other and nine miles towards Jeddah.
Within these boundaries of Haram it is forbidden to hunt, bother
any animal, or to cut grass or trees. One is permitted to kill
dangerous animals like snakes, scorpions, rats or animals with
rabies (dogs, etc.)
Ihram means putting on an unsown two-piece garment consisting of
an Izar and a Rida and the pilgrim should wear no other clothes.
Izar is worn on the lower part of the body and Rida on the upper
part this applies to men only. Women may wear any clothes
provided they are decent and in conformity with Sharia; rules.
(Of the principal requirements of the pilgrimage is what is
called Ihram. )
The uniform reflects the simplicity of Hajj
the sublimity and endeavour of the pilgrim and the universal
(Allahumma labiak, labaik la shareeka
lka labaik in al hamda wannamta Laka walmulk la sharika lak). Here I am at your service, O Lord; here I am no partner do you
have. Here I am truly, the praise and the favor is yours, and
the dominion no partner do you have.
Means placing the middle of one's Rida' under his right arm and
the ends of it over his left shoulder, from the beginning of
Tawaf until the end
Tawaf circumambulation of the Ka'bah in the beginning.
Called Tawaf Al-Ziarah and Tawaf for Hajj. It is (Faraz)
compulsory for every Hajj.
Tawaf Al-Wadaa: farewell Tawaf
During the first three circuits. Al-Raml means speeding up one's
pace with small steps. A pilgrim should walk at a normal pace
during his last four circuits
He approaches the Black Stone, touches it with his right hand
and kisses it. If this isn't possible, he should face the Black
Stone and point to it
Sa'yi: The walk
made between As-Safaa and Al-Marwah.
Stoning to Jamarats.
Sacrificing the animal