First day;

During the night before Fajr of 8 Zul Hajj, put on ihram, make your niyyah (intention) and recite talbiyah 3 times and pray to Allah Almighty.

After Fajr, leave Makkah for Mina. But people can go to Mina even before Fajr during the night.

Today in Mina, offer Zuhar, Asar, Maghrib and Isha prayers.

Stay overnight in Mina.


9 Zul Hajj

After Fajr prayer in Mina, proceed to Arafat.

In Masjid-e-Namra, the imam leads Zuhar and Asar prayers, combined and shortened, at Zuhar time. At other places in Arafat, similarly combine these two salats or offer them at their proper times with jama’at.

Wuquf-e-Arafat or Standing until sunset.

At Maghrib time, without offering Maghrib prayer, leave for Muzdalifah.

Offer Maghrib and Isha prayers together in Muzdalifah at Isha time.

Stay overnight in Muzdalifah.


10 Zul Hajj

In Muzdalifah, after Fajr prayer and Wuquf, proceed to Mina.

Throw 7 pebbles at Jamrat-ul-Aqabah.

Animal sacrifice

Shave your head or cut some hair from it.

Go to Makkah for Tawaf-e-Ziarat.

Stay overnight in Mina.


11 Zul Hajj

At any time in the afternoon, throw 7 pebbles on each of the 3 pillars

starting with the first pillar,

then on the middle pillar, and

lastly on the pillar of Aqabah.

If you could not do Tawaf-e-Ziarat yesterday, do it today.

Stay overnight in Mina.


12 Zul Hajj

At any time in the afternoon, throw 7 pebbles on each of the 3 pillars in he same order as was done on 11 Zul Hajj.

If you could not do Tawaf-e-Ziarat earlier, it is essential to do it today before Maghrib.

You can leave Mina on 12 Zul Hajj before the sun sets. If the sun sets before you are able to depart, remain in Mina for the third night and throw pebbbles again the next day.


In Mina, Arafat and Muzdalifah, all the prayers are shortened and offered at their proper times except noted above.

Whenever you finish Tawaf-e-Ziarat during the night, come back to Mina for stay.

There are 3 obligatory acts (Fard) without which Hajj is invalid:

 * Ihram Spacer * Wuquf-e-Arafat Spacer * Tawaf-e-Ziarat

Before returning to your country after completing the rites of Hajj, perform the Farewell Tawaf (Tawaf al-Wida). Hajj and Umrah.com

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