Fiqh-us-Sunnah Volume 5, Hajj and ‘Umrah, Fiqh 5.031.

Section : Ihram, Definition.Ihram is the intention to perform either Hajj or 'Umrah, or to make intention of performing both. Intention is an important element of both. Allah says: "And they have been commanded no more than this: to worship Allah, offering Him sincere devotion.'' (Qur'an 98.5) The Prophet (peace be upon him) said: "The … Continue reading Fiqh-us-Sunnah Volume 5, Hajj and ‘Umrah, Fiqh 5.031.

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Section : Etiquette of Ihram, Cleanliness.This means clipping one's fingernails, trimming the moustache, shaving off the hair from under the armpits, shaving the pubic hair, making an ablution or preferably taking a complete bath, and in the case of men, to comb their beard and hair.Ibn 'Umar said: "It is sunnah for a pilgrim to … Continue reading Fiqh-us-Sunnah Volume 5, Hajj and ‘Umrah, Fiqh 5.031C.

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Section : Wearing Some Perfume.The perfume may be used on the body as well as the Hajj garb, even if it should continue to smell afterwards.'Aishah said: "It is as if I can still (in retrospection) see the traces of perfume glittering on the Prophet's head while he was in the state of ihram." (Reported … Continue reading Fiqh-us-Sunnah Volume 5, Hajj and ‘Umrah, Fiqh 5.032A.

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Section : Praying Two Rak'ahs.With these, one should make one's intention to assume the state of ihram. In the first rak'ah one should recite Surah AlKafirun, and recite Surah Al-Ikhlas in the second rak'ah after the recitation of Surah Al-Fatihah.Ibn 'Umar reported: "The Prophet (peace be upon him) used to offer two rak'ahs at Zhul-Hulaifah.If, … Continue reading Fiqh-us-Sunnah Volume 5, Hajj and ‘Umrah, Fiqh 5.032B.

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Section : Kinds of Ihram.Ihram is of three kinds:1. Qiran (combining both 'Umrah and Hajj).2. Tamattu' (combining both Hajj and 'Umrah with a break in between), and3. Ifrad (Hajj only).There is consensus among scholars that all these three kinds are legitimate.'Aishah reported: "We left (Madinah) with Allah's Messenger (peace be upon him) to perform the … Continue reading Fiqh-us-Sunnah Volume 5, Hajj and ‘Umrah, Fiqh 5.032C.

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Section : Tamattu' - Combining 'Umrah and Hajj With a Break in Between.Tamattu' means performing 'Umrah during the Hajj season, and then subsequently making Hajj the same year. It is called tamattu' (or enjoyment) due to the fact that a pilgrim has the added advantage of performing Hajj and 'Umrah in the same journey without … Continue reading Fiqh-us-Sunnah Volume 5, Hajj and ‘Umrah, Fiqh 5.033A.

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Section : Which of the Above Kinds of Hajj and Umrah Combination is the Best.The scholars disagree as to which of these is the best kind. The Shafi'i school holds that ifrad and tamattu' are superior to qiran, because in either of the former two kinds a pilgrim has the opportunity to perform complete rites … Continue reading Fiqh-us-Sunnah Volume 5, Hajj and ‘Umrah, Fiqh 5.034A.

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Section : Putting on Ihram Without Specifying Its Kind.If a person puts on ihram with the intention of performing whatever Allah has prescribed for him without specifying any of the above three kinds due to lack of knowledge. his ihram would be quite lawful and valid.The scholars said: "If such a person utters talbiyah like … Continue reading Fiqh-us-Sunnah Volume 5, Hajj and ‘Umrah, Fiqh 5.035.

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Section : Tawaf and Sa'i for those Performing Qirarl and Tamattu' - The People Living Within the Sacred Precincts of Ka'bah May Perform Ifrad (Hajj only)..Ibn 'Abbas was once asked about the break between 'Umrah and Hajj to which he replied: "The Muhajirun (immigrants from Makkah), the Ansar (people of Madinah), and the wives of … Continue reading Fiqh-us-Sunnah Volume 5, Hajj and ‘Umrah, Fiqh 5.035A.