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Sa’y Violations & Penalties

Bismi Llahir Rahmanir Rahim by Naielah Ackbarali Performing the sa’y is a mandatory (wājib) rite of the umrah. If the sa’y is omitted, the umrah will be valid but one will owe a penalty of slaughtering a sheep. If it is omitted without an excuse, one is also sinful....

The Nafl Tawaf

Bismi Llahir Rahmanir Rahim by Naielah Ackbarali Similar to how one can perform a voluntary (nafl) prayer, one can also perform a voluntary (nafl) ṭawāf while in Makkah. Scholars note that it is more praiseworthy for a non-resident of Makkah to perform the nafl...

What are the sunna acts of drinking?

Question: What are the sunna acts of drinking? Answer: Bismi Llahir Rahmanir Rahim Assalamu alaykum wa rahmatuLlahi wa barakatuhu The proper mannerisms of drinking are: To look inside the cup before drinking to make sure it is safe. To hold the cup with the right...

Umrah Tawaf Violations & Penalties

Bismi Llahir Rahmanir Rahim by Naielah Ackbarali The umrah ṭawāf is a pillar (rukn) of the umrah, meaning that it is obligatory to perform. The details of the ṭawāf were discussed at length in our FREE course: Umra For Women. Obligatory (Fard) Elements of...

Ihram Violations & Penalties

Bismi Llahir Rahmanir Rahim by Naielah Ackbarali It is a condition to enter into a state of iḥrām (pilgrim sanctity) in order for the other main umrah rites to count. In other words, it is obligatory to enter into a state of iḥrām and the umrah will be invalid without...

Salah

I have heard 2 opinions. I followed the first one. Is it okay because I read couple of books and I saw only rule one? 1. If a person stays less than 15 days before leaving for Mina, he is a musafir and will perform Qasar salah during Haj 2. If a person stays more than...

Haj Queries

Asalaamalaikum We left India on 4th Aug 4 pm and reached our hotel in Makkah 5th Aug 00:00. Before leaving I had intention that 8th zil haj may be on 19th , so i thought we will stay 14 days (5-18) I was praying Qasr when alone. After couple of days , I told my family...