Hajj means visiting an important and honourable place. The word “Hajj” means doing some activities during five days (8th to 12th-13th) of Dahul Hijjah. And performing all these activities in Al Haram and surrounding areas (Arafah, Muzdalifah and Mina) of Makkah is called Hajj. Performing this worship at a fixed time makes it more special than others. Hajj rituals are called “Manasiku’l Hajj.” And those who perform “Manasiku’l Hajj” at those selected places at certain times are called "Hajji."
Hajj is the fifth pillar of Islam
It is obligatory for every Muslim man or woman, without any distinction. It isn't for those who are physically and financially unfit.
According to hadith
And our Prophet regarded Hajj (pilgrimage) as one of the 5 pillars of Islam and showed Muslims how to do it by applying it himself.“And proclaim the Hajj (pilgrimage) for mankind! Let them come to you either on foot or on tired camels which come from distant highways.” (Hajj: 27)
Benefits of hajj according to different hadith and verses
Following are the hadith related to the benefits of hajj. Narrated Abu Hurairah (R.A): Allah's Prophet Muhammad (Peace Be Upon Him) was asked, "What is the best deed?" He replied, "To believe in Allah and His Prophet (Muhammad).
The questioner then asked what is next (in goodness)? He (PBUH) replied, "To participate in jihad (Battle) in Allah's Cause." The questioner furthermore asked, "What is the next (in virtue)?"
He (PBUH) replied, "To perform Hajj 'Mubrur, (which is accepted by Allah and is conducted to seek Allah's pleasure only and not to show off and without sinning and under the traditions of the Prophet)."
(Bukhari; Book 2, Hadith 25) (Muslim, Tirmidhi, Nasai, Ibn e Maja)
Hadrat Abu Hurairah reported that Allah's Messenger (Peace Be Upon Him) stated:"(The performance of) 'Umrah (less pilgrimage) is an expiation for the sins committed (between it and the previous one). And the reward of Hajj Mabrur (the one accepted by Allah) is nothing except Jannah."
(Bukhari; Umrah;1) (Muslim, Tirmidhi, Nasai, Ibn e Maja)
Different forms of performing Hajj
There are three types of Hajj, so the method of performance for all three is slightly different from each other.
Hajj-e-Tamattu: Hajj combined with Umrah with two Niya’hs, one for Umrah and the second for Hajj. Pilgrims wear separate Ihrams for each Umrah and Hajj. Animal sacrifice is compulsory.
Hajj-e-Qiran: Hajj combined with umrah with one Niya’h. Pilgrims remain in the state of Ihram after Sa’ee. The sacrifice of an animal is compulsory.
Hajj-e-Ifrad: Hajj without Umrah. Animal sacrifice is optional.
Although all the forms of Hajj are rewarded by Allah Almighty.And most recommended method to perform Hajj by Prophet Muhammad (PBUH) is Hajj-e-Tamattu. They also perform Hajj by slaughtering animals on Eid-ul-Adha in the same year. It involves Tawaf and Sa’i twice the time, once for Hajj and once for umrah.
Prerequisites for performing the Hajj
Requirements are to be a Muslim be of sound mind be an adult or be mature enough to be free and to have the ability to afford the journey.
One should know how to perform Hajj
A person going for Hajj must know! What are the compulsory rituals to complete before going to Hajj?
First Day of Hajj
On the 8th of Dhul Hijjah, hajis wear their Ihrams and affirm their intention to perform Hajj. They perform Tawaf of Kaabah after praying the Fajr Salah. Afterwards, they travel between the mounts of Safa & Marwah for Sa’i. And after that, pilgrims (Hajjis) move towards Mina from Makkah. Pilgrims stay overnight in the tents in Mina and perform all remaining prayers there.
Second Day of Hajj
On the 9th Dhul Hijjah, pilgrims move towards Arafah from Mina. After reaching Arafah, Hajjis offer Qasr Salah combining Zuhr & Asar prayers.
Pilgrims spend their time in Zikr and Ibadah of Allah Almighty seeking His blessings and forgiveness. After reaching Muzdalifah, they offer Maghrib & Isha prayer together and spend the whole night there. Pilgrims also gather pebbles from Muzdalifah for the stoning at Jamarat (stone pillar), the next day.
Third-Day of Hajj
On the 3rd Dhul Hijjah, pilgrims return to Mina from Muzdalifah for pelting stones on Jamarat. Where they throw the first rammi in the Mina (throwing 7 pebbles on the biggest stone pillar). After this stoning, pilgrims must sacrifice an animal to re-enact the story of the Prophet Ibrahim (AS). Afterwards, pilgrims (men only) trim or shave their hair and then remove Ihram. Many proceed to Makkah to perform Tawaf and Sa’ee before returning to their campsite in Mina.
Final Days of Hajj (Days 4 & 5)
On each day, pilgrims symbolically stone the devil by pelting stones at the three Jamarat and spend 2-3 days in Mina before returning to Makkah for the final Tawaf of Kaabah.
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In shifting hajj package, your staycation location would be changed from time to time. The hotel or apartment is booked according to the availability of the accommodation during the peak time of Hajj. If accommodation is not available near Haram during the peak Hajj days. It is booked away from Haram and most likely in Al-Aziziyah. Towards the end of the Hajj, you are shifted to the hotel nearer to Haram.
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The location of the stay remains unchanged. A hotel or apartment close to Haram is booked for your entire tour. The Best Super Deluxe Hajj Packages 2023 cost much higher than the Shifting Packages. However, Non-Shifting packages save the trouble of carrying luggage from one place to another from time to time.
What do you require for travelling towards Makkah for the sake of Hajj 2023 Packages?
Must have a valid passport Six months before your departure. Apply for renewal ASAP. Pilgrims with invalid passports will face the rejection to delay or to have an invalid passport.
Two passport-sized photographs of each person.
One application form was completed and signed by the applicant.
Visa applications should be dealt with only through Hajj & Hajj Visa Services Agents.
Notably, Children aged one year and over, travelling on a parent’s passport, must have their photograph affixed to the passport and endorsed by the authority concerned.
All females should be accompanied by a Mahram, the husband, father, uncle, adult son, brother, or nephew. The accompanying relative's age is17 years old.
All non-UK passport holders must have permanent residency in the UK. Notably, Children aged one year and over, travelling on a parent’s passport, must have their photograph affixed to the passport and endorsed by the authority concerned. Their Photograph should also be attached to the application form.
All non-UK passport holders must have permanent residency in the UK.
Note: Ministry didn't give any statement to do Hajj 2023 on Tourist e Visa yet. You can get compliance with it.:Can Do Hajj On Visit Visa?
UK Emergency Travel Documents
UK Emergency Travel Documents (ETDs) are not valid for entry into Saudi Arabia. However, ETDs are for exit from Saudi Arabia.
Vaccination required for hajj 2023 Packages
The CDC and World Health Organization recommend these vaccines for Hajj: hepatitis A, typhoid, meningitis, hepatitis B, and rabies. You must have routine immunizations against diseases like measles and pertussis. And only fully vaccinated Muslims can perform their religious duties.
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