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The Fiqh of Hajj

Taken from

Silsilah Ahadeeth As-Saheehah & Silsilah Ahadeeth Ad-Daeefah

of the
Muhaddith, Shaykh, Allamaa’
Muhammad Nasiruddeen al-Albaani

Translated by

Abbas Abu Yahya


No. 830 – On the authority of Zaid bin Khalid al-Juhanee, on the authority of the Messenger of Allaah -sallAllaahu alayhi wa sallam – who said:

‘Jibraeel came to me and said: O Muhammad! Order your Companions to raise their voices with the Talbeeyah (proclamation for Hajj or Umrah), since it is from the signs of Hajj.’

No. 1500 – On the authority of Abu Bakr as-Siddeeq who said that the Messenger of Allaah – sallAllaahu alayhi wa sallam- was asked: ‘What is the best Hajj?’

He answered ‘The one where you raise your voice reciting the Talbeeyah and you slaughter an animal.’

No. 1621 – On the authority of Abu Huraira in a narration ascribed to the Prophet: sallAllaahu alayhi wa sallam: ‘A person does not ever make Talbeeyah except he is given glad tidings, nor does a person ever say Takbeer except he is given glad tidings.’

It was asked: ‘With Paradise?’

He answered: ‘Yes.’


No. 804 – On the authority of Ibn Abbas: the Messenger – sallAllaahu alayhi wa sallam used to visit the House (Ka’ba) every night from the nights of Mina.’


No. 2725 – On the authority of Abdullaah bin Umar who said I heard the Messenger of Allaah -sallAllaahu alayhi wa sallam- saying: ‘Whoever makes seven circuits of Tawwaf around the House (Ka’ba) and prays two Rakats, it is the same as freeing a slave.’

Salutation of the House – for the person not in Ihram– is Two Rakah

The Hadeeth has no chain – La Asl laha

No.1012 ‘Salutation of the House is done with Tawwaf.’

The Hadeeth has no chain – La Asl laha


Shaykh Albaani said:

‘I say: I do not know, neither from the sayings or actions of the Sunnah, that which attests the meaning of this hadeeth other than the general evidences which mention praying before sitting in the Masjid which then include the Masjid al-Haraam.

The assertion that salutation of the Masjid al-Haraam is the Tawwaf opposes the general evidence previously mentioned. So, this salutation cannot be accepted until it can be affirmed and how inconceivable is that? Especially as – due to experience – it is not possible for the person entering the Masjid al-Haraam during the days of the sacred seasons to perform the Tawwaf every time he enters it, so praise be to Allaah who has made the matter easy.

<<and He has not placed any burden upon you in your religion>>

Indeed what must be brought to attention here regarding this verdict is that it is for the person who is not a Muhrim. As for the person who is in Ihram then the rightful Sunnah is that he begins with the Tawwaf and then the two Rakah after it.’