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  • to do hajj or not? Myself & my wife are living in Saudi, I hve arranged a visit visa for my mom for the purpose of supporting my wife after her delivery in August& also I wanted my mom&dad 2004-09-23
  • My cousin considered himself a true Muslim but he never performs five time Namaz of a day, And he firmly believe that a person who going for Hajj are the most cunning,criminal... 2004-06-29
  • i want to send my dad for haj cause he is getting but he has many debts. wil it be better for me to try & help him pay his debts off first then send him for haj. 2004-06-07
  • it is compulsary or permissible to remove hairs from the private parts of the body before going perform umrah 2004-06-03
  • Can a muslim unmarried girl of 18 yrs go for umrah with her mothers sister and her husband... 2004-05-27
  • What intention (niyat) should be accompanied with deciding to go for Hajj? should one visit everyone he/she knows 2 inform them of pilgrimage? 2004-05-13
  • Q1 I am going for haj inshallah this year but my haqeeqa was not done yet, what should I do, is it compulsory to do haqeeqa before haj as I stay away from my parents. 2004-05-03
  • At what age Hajj becomes Fardh...will my children have to do again when they become adults to complete the Fardh (once in life)? 2004-03-08
  • Saudi Government's restriction regarding performing Hajj once in five years 2004-03-02
  • i had a dream in mina after fajr . i was in musjid nabawi s.a.w & sheikh huzaifi was makin salaah.he was reading & i was reading from surah baqarah ayat. 2004-02-26
  • After Hajj If a person leaving makha without performing tawafe wada and if he he is living in SAUDI ARABIA, so what he can do now. (He left Makha because he don't know tawafe wada obligatory) 2004-02-25
  • Asalamwailaikum,When people return from Haj/Umrah they mix zam-zam water with normal water and give it to their guests.Is this allowed to make the water more? Jazakallah O Kharin Sister in Islam 2004-02-14
  • i had a friend, he used to stay in my room, the room was only mine, he was like a guest, but after some days he started being homosexual with me, i broke friendship with him...was i right? 2004-01-12
  • How does one know before Hajj who he has sinned against so that they may apologize and make right in a contrite manner? 2004-01-11
  • if i am going to makkah for hajj in dhul-qada, which hajj is best suited for me, 2004-01-08
  • Can an unmarried woman perform hajj with the money that she has earned herself? 2004-01-08
  • going for hajj - 1) is it necessary for me to apologise to everyone i know or with whom i had sour relations with or with whom i misbehaved, or whom i caused pain? 2003-12-24
  • have taken loan of R500, i am going for haj, now i have R1000 with me as my saving for haj. if i pay back the loan, i will be left with only R500, i may fall short of money by that time if i repay now 2003-12-24
  • Is it permissable to perform Haj for some one else. has asked me if I would pray Haj on behalf of his mother's foi who died 2003-12-24
  • i had sexual relations with 3 women in my life, whom i didn't marry , now i am going to hajj, i still know them but i dont talk to them as i feel guilty... 2003-12-19
  • I am planning to go to hajj, I am currently taking the contraceptive pill, will I be commiting a sin if I take the pill while I am doing my hajj 2003-12-12
  • Is it permissible to give Athaan before leaving the house when departing for HAJ. What is the reason / origin of this activity ? 2003-12-11
  • Is Tawaaf more virtuous than salaah in Haram ? Someone who visits grave of Nabi(SAW) guaranteed death with Imaan ? 2003-12-11
  • Do I have to perform Umrah every time I go to Makkah even if I dont have intension to perform Umrah? 2003-11-12
  • are the women allowed to cover their faces during the time of umrah and haj if they want to? 2003-11-03
  • I am a student at university. I get a dependents grant . This does not have to be paid back and therefore no interest is involved. Is it okay if me and my wife go to hajj on this money. 2003-11-03
  • 1. I did my first Umra last year. When do I have to do Hajj by? (Is there a time limit?) 2003-10-07
  • Can I go for haj if i have a mortage bond as my only debt ? 2003-10-06
  • willing to go for Hajj Insha'Allah this year but my parents are advising me not to perfrom Hajj this year as i am going to get married Insha'Allah a few months after Hajj 2003-10-02
  • Praying 40 salah's in Madina has be 40 continous in 8 days starting from fajr only or can start from dhurur/asr 2003-09-18
  • I'd like to know whether one can use the proceeds from a pension scheme payout for Hajj? 2003-06-20
  • If a person is in Makkah's hadood though he has already performed many umrah's and hajj-(1) whether Umrah is Fardh upon him or not? 2003-03-26
  • Question relating to the inner dimensions of Haj... e.g. like the tawaaf-uz-Ziyaarat is in the physical sense going around the Kaaba but the spiritual meaning ... 2003-03-18
  • 1. Is it permissible for a female to wear the normal purdah (face covering) while in Ihraam? 2003-02-28
  • 1). If you go to hajj from a different country how do you calculate if you are a musaafir or not, because do you look at the fact you are resident in another country 2003-02-19
  • I made umra after eid in this shawal. I not performed any Haj before. Is haj became farz on me and do I have to perform Haj the same year. 2003-02-04
  • On 10th Zilhaj,after pelting the shaytan,doing animal sacrifice&Halq all the restrictions of ihraam have ended–except sexual relations with ones wife.Does this rule apply to woman on Hayd as well? 2003-01-28
  • On 10th Zilhaj,after pelting the shaytan,doing animal sacrifice&Halq all the restrictions of ihraam have ended–except sexual relations with ones wife.Does this rule apply to woman on Hayd as well? 2003-01-17
  • Can a Woman travel alone for her second Umrah? 2003-01-15
  • working in travel agency. confused, first visit to holy lands. want to involve myself in ibaadah. if I go as group leader, I have to be involved in servin the Hujjaj. advise 2002-12-14
  • Can Ihraam be washed with normal washing powder and fabric softner ? 2002-12-05
  • If I perform Umra after Ramadan this year should Haj be made Farz on me during the same year i.e. 2002. I have not done any Haj before. 2002-11-26
  • Does one need to sacrifice animal(s) during Hajj if he/she has disease of pulling hair and regularly pulls hair out? 2002-11-17
  • I would like to know that does a women have to go on haj with a mahram? I would like to go on haj but what if no mahram wants to go with me... can i go alone? 2002-10-23
  • Where did the hajre aswath(black stone) cum 4rm? 2002-10-23
  • Is it compulsory for kids (boys) under 5YR to don the ihraam for Umrah ? 2002-10-21
  • breastfeeding and haj - If a woman is breastfeeding and she has not performed haj, does she have to wean the child off brestmilk? ie is it farz on her to do this? 2002-10-14
  • Can i perform Umrah behalf of my mother, as i'm working Saudi and my mother is in India. My mother is very old and also i can not afford to bring her. 2002-10-08
  • Is it permissible for a person to borrow or take out a loan through a bank and use the money to go for Hajj or Umrah? 2002-09-04
  • Who should perform Hajj for a deceased person who has left money for his request? 2002-08-23
  • What is the reward for looking at the Kaaba, and for someone who does not have the luxury of visiting it quite often, do they get the same Sawaab when they look at it’s picture? 2002-08-13
  • I performed one umra and forgot to cut my hair and at night i went to bed with my husband. We did not do intercourse but ofcourse he touched me 2002-08-02
  • If a women did not cut her hair and came back to her country after perfrmin umrah..? 2002-07-24
  • If a women do not cut her hair after performing umrah,what kind of dum she has to give 2002-07-19
  • Is it allowed for somebody to go on Haj while owing money to banks for home loans, car loans, etc? 2002-04-04
  • Should a woman pray with face covered if men are around? 2002-04-02
  • What is the story behind the origin of the Black Stone, Hajre Aswat? When was it place by the Kaaba, and by whom? Is it true that it has turned black absorbing the sins of Muslims? 2002-02-21
  • How many Quarbani must one perform? 2002-02-21
  • Hajj Tamattu 2002-02-14
  • Women trimming each other's hair in Hajj 2002-02-14
  • Is it permissible for women to wear jewellery, socks, or gloves in the state of Ihraam? 2002-02-14
  • An article named 'Hajj: Tips and Reflections' which I read from the site: IslamiCity (http://www.islamicity.com/) 2002-02-11
  • Steps to perform Hajj-Qiran 2002-02-09
  • Questions regarding Tawaf-e-Ziyarat & Praying in your hotel in Makkah/Madina. 2002-02-09
  • Assalamu alaikum… Which hajj should be done first? 2002-01-31
  • Parents not satisfied with my hajj trip 2002-01-26
  • Assalamu Alaikum.Can I pay for my mother to go for Hajj?I have NOT made my Hajj yet. 2002-01-23
  • Does performing Haj for a deceased person who did not perform Haj nor request or specify in his will, discharge the murhoom's fard obligation or does he get the reward of nafl Haj? 2002-01-08
  • Can we perform umrah in the months of shawal to 6th Zilhaj even if we do not have an intention to perform haj 2002-01-03
  • Can I perform Hajj on behalf of a deceased person even if nothing was stated in his Will or he did not leave a Will & this person never performed Hajj in his lifetime? 2001-12-19
  • What is the minimum age at which Hajj can be performed in order to fulfill the obligation? 2001-12-07
  • is hajj obligatory on a woman who`s husband has the money to cover for both his and his wife`s hajj expenses? 2001-12-01
  • Hajj on Borrowing money 2001-10-08
  • Who may perform Hajj Badal? 2001-06-17
  • Is it alright to perform Umrah with my father’s money as I am not earning yet? Jazakallah 2001-06-09
  • Can a group of people, club together in order to raise funds to send under- priveledged persons on Hajj. 2001-05-28
  • I would like to know whether Gheebah (saying something against someone, backbiting) can be forgived after Haj. 2001-05-22
  • On which day is Saiy performed on Hajj, and what does it involve? 2001-05-22
  • If a person unknowingly brushes his teeth while in Ahram. He has to pay Dam or Sadka’h? If Sadka’h what value and where should he pay in Mecca Mukarrama’h or his place? Jazak’um’llah 2001-04-21
  • Follow Saudi day of Arafah or South African. 2001-04-07
  • Does woman allowed to visit Prophet Muhammad (Sallallaahu Alayhi Wasallam) Rodha in Madina? 2001-03-31
  • Asalaamu alaikum What is the ruling on doing Umrah from Masjid Aisha is it allowed after the initial Umarah? Some people do many umrah's from there is this allowed? jazahkallah 2001-03-26
  • Is it compulsory to trim/cut hair of 3 year old who is performing haj ifrad? 2001-03-25
  • I would like to know whether all sins (including kabira/major sins) will be forgived after the Haj? 2. Can we (women) cut our hair just to remove split ends? 2001-03-24
  • In Hajj, can I do Tawaf Effada and Tawaf Wedaa together (with the same Nia), and then leave Mekka and stay in Menna? 2001-03-18
  • I am working and living in Jeddah, around 100km away from Makkah and Muna. When I perform Haj, is it compulsory to do 'Tawaf al widah' or not in order to complete my hajj? 2001-03-14
  • What is the ruling of staying in Madinah for 8 days (40 salaah) when one is going for his first Hajj? Is this staying period absolutely necessary or waajib? 2001-02-26
  • Dear Mufti Saheb, If a person has a problem with gas and can't keep from passing gas every 10 minutes, does he have to refresh is wudu while during his performing hajj? (related: Mazur) 2001-02-23
  • Can we see any item that we have purchased in ummrah 2001-02-22
  • If my father doesn't want to take my mother to Hajj/Umara, can I, as her son go with her instead? 2001-02-22
  • Is it permissible for women to alter their monthly cycle using medications (e.g. birth control pills) so that by halting or shortening their haid they will be able to perform the Hajj or Umrah? 2001-02-14
  • In makkah when i was sitting looking at the Kabah, when people made tawaaf I could see a sort of mist come off from their head what was this? 2001-02-09
  • I'm 17 years old, & my parents want me to go hajj. Should I go or wait until I feel its right? 2001-02-06
  • Is Sai valid without wuzu? 2001-01-31
  • Can haj be performed for a deceased person more then once. 2001-01-31
  • Can a person performing Tamattu Hajj perform his Umra first and thereafter go to Madinah Munawwarah? 2001-01-30
  • If a Haaji stays in Makkah Mukarramah for 15 days only including the five days of Hajj, will he be considered a Muqeem or Musaafir? 2001-01-30
  • Respected Mufti Sahib, What kind/shape of shoes/sandals are allowed to be worn when one is wearing Ihram? If the weather is cold can any body wear socks and if yes then what should be its shape/type? 2001-01-19
  • Ihraam for Women. Do women have to cover their faces in Ihraam for Hajj or not? 2001-01-16
  • Halak-kasar, shaving of full head. 2001-01-06
  • Hajj before marriage with parents and Hajj after marriage with husband. 2000-12-20
  • I have plans to go for nafil Hajj this year. Is it permissible for me to leave my wife alone while I make Hajj or do I have to forgo my Hajj to stay with her? 2000-12-20
  • Hajj-e-Badal, whose Hajj will be discharged? 2000-12-15
  • I intend going for Haj next year and I need to know what is the rule regarding cutting the hair? 2000-11-23
  • Son will perform Hajj first or father/mother? Please explain in the light of Hadith? 2000-10-27
  • My friend lives about 9,000 km away from Mecca. Can he enter Mecca without putting on the Ihram or is it "haram" for him not to wear Ihram? 2000-10-12
  • Can parents go for Haj with money given to them by their adult children who have not performed haj themselves? 2000-10-08
  • Umrah: Where is the miqaat, and what length should I shorten my hair? 2000-10-06
  • Where must one dorn the Ihram when going for Hajj or Umrah from South Africa. On the plane when the Meeqat announcment is made or can one dorn the Ehram at Jeddah. 2000-09-30
  • I am disabled and need my brother to accompany me for Umrah. I am in the U.S.,he is in Yemen, is it a must that I pay for his ticket and expenses for Umrah? 2000-09-19
  • Can my dad be wali for my elderly grandmother in law for Umrah or Hajj. Can he be wali also for my mother's sister's grand daughter who is baligh? My grand mother in law is also my mothers aunt. 2000-09-07
  • Is it wrong to see Ka'aba while doing Tawaf? 2000-09-02
  • What does the Shariah say about entering within the Miqaat boundaries in the months of Haj? Especially if you did not perform your Haj as yet. 2000-09-02
  • Why do Muslims go for Hajj? 2000-09-02
  • What are the rituals of Hajj, and what spiritual value do they (each) have? 2000-09-02
  • Can you elaborate on the well being of those Muslims who died while performing the Hajj? Is it true that they are actually selected by Allah SWT? 2000-08-27
  • Is going for Hajj a must? 2000-08-27


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