The conditions of Tawaaf are same as salah, except that speaking is allowed so it is preferable that one does not speak except good. One should start Tawaaf from the black stone and his left should be towards the Ka’bah. One has to circumbulate seven rounds completely and continuously. It is better to perform Tawaaf walking. No part of one’s body should be inside the Ka’bah when circumbulating around it but preferably close to it. It is recommended to touch the black stone and kiss one’s hands at the beginning of Tawaaf and for every round if it is not crowded. But if there is a crowd it is better to just raise one’s hands from a distance pointing towards the black stone and say the takbeer. When starting Tawaaf it is recommended to say.
If Saee follows any Tawaaf it is recommended, during that Tawaaf, to place the middle portion of the cloak under the right shoulder, exposing it, and make the two ends meet over the left shoulder, and to walk in short strides faster than usual in the first three rounds and to be in one’s normal pace and speed in the rest of the rounds.
It was also in the practice of the Prophet (sal) to pray two rakahs of salah, after Tawaaf, behind Maqam- e- Ibraheem or any part of al-Masjid al-Haraam, reading Surah al-Kafiroon in the first one and Surah al-Ikhlas in the second.
Safa and Marwah are two hillocks connected by a path which is adjoining al-Masjid al-Haraam. Going on this path is called Saee. One should perform Saee just after Tawaaf. One should go on this path seven times completely and continuously. When starting Saee it is desirable to climb Safa, look at the Ka’bah facing it and say
And it is recommended to do the same on Marwah. He should do Saee walking except between the two lines marked in green, where it is recommended for men to walk faster. During this and on climbing the two hillocks one can supplicate for whatever one wishes. It is also desirable during Saee to say:
After this one remains in Makkah until the 8thand it is recommended to spend the night of the 8th in Mina.
Stopping in Arafat(R)
After sunrise on the 9th day, one leaves to Arafat. But one does not enter it until afternoon, till then one will stay in Namira where one waits for the time of the Duhr prayer, then one prays Duhr and Asr together, after which one enters Arafat. It is obligatory to be inside the boundaries of Arafat from afternoon on the 9th of Zul Hijja to dawn on the 10th. But the best is to stay there for some part of the day and night. It is desired to supplicate unto Allah excessively, but the best supplication would be:
One leaves to Muzdalifah after sunset on the 9th.
Spending the night in Muzdalifah(W)
Here one prays Magrib and Isha together. It is recommended to remain here till dawn on the 10th, pray Fajr, pick up seven pebbles and leave to Mina. And on the way to Mina it is recommended to stop by the small mountain at the boundaries of Muzdalifah until it is bright. And it is recommended to say the talbiya, remember Allah and supplicate unto Him saying:
After sunrise one leaves to Mina to pelt stones. When one reaches Mina it is desirable to say:
Pelting at al-Jamrah al-Aqabah(W)
Pelting seven pebbles at al-Jamrah-al-Aqabah on the 10th of Zul-Hijja is obligatory during any time between midnight and sunset. This is recommended to be the first thing that one carries out as he reaches Mina. It is recommended to stop saying the talbiya and say the takbir during the pelting of the stones and raise the right hand high to pelt. After this one will sacrifice an animal in the name Allah.
This is the cutting off of at least three strands of hair for the male and shortening of a few strands for the female, but it is better for the male to shave off the hair completely. This should be done after midnight on the 10th. At this point one has come out of the state of ihram partially, where all the prohibited actions become permissible except the actions pertaining to women.
Then one must perform Tawaaf on returning to Makkah, now he has come out of the state of ihram completely.
Spending the night of 11th and 12th in Mina (W)
It is also obligatory to pelt seven pebbles at each of al-Jamrath on the 11th, 12th, and 13th of Zul-Hijjah. One should first pelt at al-Sugra, then al-Wusta and then al-Aqaba. One can pelt at any time from mid-afternoon to sunset.
It is recommended for one to pelt one stone after the other facing the Qibla before the Duhr prayer, if it is not crowded. It is recommended for one to stand for long and supplicate unto Allah after pelting at the first two of al-Jamrath. He has to leave Mina before sunset on the 12th or 13th after pelting at al-Jamrath. It is recommended for a person who is staying in Mina to read the Quran, praise Allah, glorify and supplicate unto Him.
Tawaaf al Wada’ (W)
This is the last circumbulation a pilgrim performs before leaving Makkah. Immediately after this one should leave Makkah. If one stays for any other reason, after this Tawaaf, one should repeat it.
Now one has completed his Hajj successfully by the grace of Allah.
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