Hajj Ritual


The appropriate conduct for the ṯawāf of the ´Umrah and the corresponding prayer and for the sa´ī have already been described and they apply here as well. It is recommended that the ṯawāf be performed on the day of ´Eid. At the gate of Masğid-ul-Haram, the pilgrim should say:

اللهم أعني على نسكك وسلمني له وسلمه لي، أسألك مسألة العليل الذليل المعترف بذنبه، أن تغفر لي ذنوبي، وأن ترجعني بحاجتي، اللهم إني عبدك والبلد بلدك والبيت بيتك، جئت أطلب رحمتك وأؤم طاعتك، متبعا لأمرك راضياً بقدرك، أسألك مسألة المضطر إليك المطيع لأمرك المشفق من عذابك الخائف لعقوبتك، أن تبلغني عفوك وتجيرني من النار برحمتك

(O Allah! Help me with my devotion to You (here: the basic rituals of pilgrimage), and lead me in attaining it and deliver it to me. I implore this of You as one who is sick, contemptible and admitting his faults, asking that You forgive my sins and grant my needs. O Allah! I am Your Servant and the land is Your land and the House is Your House. I have come asking for Your mercy and pledging obedience to You, following Your command, and am grateful for that which You have ordained. I implore You as one who is distressed, obedient to Your orders, apprehensive of Your punishment, fearful of Your penalty, let me obtain Your forgiveness and, by Your mercy, release me from the fires of hell.)

Then hold the Black Stone with both hands, salute it and kiss it. If this is not possible, just salute it and kiss it; and if that is not possible, face it and recite the takbir. Then perform the ṯawāf as was done on entering Mecca.