According to Islam, the Hajj is a yearly pilgrimage to Mecca, KSA, the most sacred city for Muslims, and a compulsory holy obligation for Muslims that should be conducted out at least once in their life by all grown-up Muslims. However, the Hajj is mandatory only for those who are physically and financially able to undertake the pilgrimage and can sustain their families during Hajj. Have a look at essential duas to go for Hajj.
The accurate definition of the word Hajj is going to a place for the purpose of visiting. In Islam, Hajj is a journey made to Kaaba, the “House of God”, in the holy city of Mecca. The rituals of Hajj are completed in five to six days, starting from the eighth Dhu al-Hijjah to thirteenth of Dhu al-Hijjah.
Moreover, Hajj comes under the five pillars of Islam, beside Shahadah, Salah, Zakat, and Sawm. The position of remaining physically and financially able to perform the Hajj is named Istita’ah, and a believer who meets this requirement is described as a Mustati. The Hajj is an illustration of the unanimity of the Muslims and their obedience to Allah.
How long does it take to perform Hajj?
The hajj occurs from the 8th to 12th or 13th of Dhu al-Hijjah- the last Islamic month. The Islamic calendar is lunar and the Islamic cycle is approximately 11 days shorter than the Gregorian calendar; therefore, the AD date of pilgrimage varies from time to time. Do not forget your important belongings while going for Hajj
Fardh (obligatory) of Hajj:
2. Stay in Arafaat (Wuquf-e-Arafaat)
Wajib of Hajj :
1. Spending the night in Muzdalifa.
2. Doing Rami- casting stones at Jamraat (Satan)
3. Doing Sa’ee amidst Safa and Marwah.
4. Shaving the head (Halq or Qasr)
5. Performing Tawaf Wada’a (farewell Tawaf)
Important Duas for Hajj
Studying major Duas is an indispensable part of your Hajj homework. Here are some important Duas to recite on Hajj
Dua when leaving for Hajj
بِسْمِ اللهِ ، تَوَكَّلْتُ عَلَى اللهِ وَلاَ حَوْلَ وَلاَ قُوَّةَ إِلاّ بِاللهِ “In the name of Allah, I place my trust in Allah, and there is neither might nor power except with Allah.”
الَّهُمَّ إِنِّي أَعُوذُ بِكَ أَنْ أَضِلَّ، أّوْ أُضَلَّ، أَوْ أَزِلَّ، أَوْ أُزَلَّ، أَوْ أَظْلِمَ، أَوْ أُظْلَمَ، أَوْ أَجْهَلَ، أَوْ يُجْهَلَ عَلَيَّ “O Allah, I seek refuge with You from leading others astray.”
Dua when coming back to home
بِسْـمِ اللهِ وَلَجْنـاَ، وَبِسْـمِ اللهِ خَـرَجْنـَا، وَعَلـَى رَبِّنـَا تَوَكَّلْـنَا “In the name of Allah we enter and in the name of Allah we leave, and upon our Lord, we place our trust.”
While travelling on Jet/Wheels/Ship, or any Vehicle, You should recite
Dua while entering the Holy Mosque
Talbiya (Dua on the whole pilgrimage)
Dua while doing Tawaf
Dua while doing Sa’ee
إِنَّ الصَّفَا وَالْمَرْوَةَ مِنْ شَعَائِرِ الله فَمَنْ حَجَّ الْبَيْتَ أَوِ اعْتَمَرَ فَلا جُنَاحَ عَلَيْهِ أَنْ يَطَّوَّفَ بِهِمَا وَمَنْ تَطَوَّعَ خَيْرًا فَإِنَّ الله شَاكِرٌ عَلِيمٌ
“Verily! As-Safa and Al-Marwah are of the Symbols of Allaah. So it is not a sin on him who perform Hajj or ‘Umrah of the House (the Ka’bah at Makkah) to perform the going between them (As-Safa and Al-Marwah). And whoever does good voluntarily, then verily, Allaah is All-Recogniser, All-Knower.”
While ascending the Mount Safa the Prophet (S.A.W.) recited: لَى كُلِّ شَيْءٍ قَدِيرٌ ، لَا إلَهَ إلَّا الله أَنْجَزَ وَعْدَهُ وَنَصَرَ عَبْدَهُ وَهَزَمَ الْأَحْزَابَ وَحْدَهُ
Dua for ease and assistance
لَا إِلَهَ إِلَّا أَنْتَ سُبْحَانَكَ إِنِّي كُنْتُ مِنَ الظَّالِمِينَ
“O Allah, there is none worthy of worship besides You. You are Pure, definitely, I have oppressed my soul by sinning”.
Dua while drinking ZAM ZAM water
Drinking of ZamZam water has a huge significance in Islam.
للَّهُمَّ إِنِّي أَسْأَلُكَ عِلْمَاً نَافِعَاًً وَرِزْقَاً وَاسِعَاًَ وَشِفَاءً مِنْ كُلِّ دَاءٍ
“O Allah, I seek beneficial knowledge, wide sustenance and cure from all ailments from You.”
All the Duas that are described above have significance. Doing Hajj is a dream of all the Muslims may ALLAH Almighty fulfil our dream, so we could recite the wonderful duas on the pilgrimage .