1. The Talbia is read by the person throughout the Hajj while in the state of Ihraam. The Talbia is: “Here I am, O Lord, here I am. Here I am, you have no partner, here I am. Surely, Praise, Blessings and the Kingdom are for You. You have no partner.”
2. The Talbia stops immediately after pelting the Jamratul Uqbah (Big Shaytaan) on the 10th of Zil-Hajj.

What is Umrah

1. Umrah, unlike Hajj, can be made anytime during the year, except during the 8th till the 12th of Zil-Hajj.
2. A persons presence in Arafaat is not Fard during the Umrah.
3. No Qurbaani is required in Umrah.
4. In Umrah, Sa’ee between Saffa and Marwa and the Tawaaf of the Holy Kaaba is Fard.

Actions not Permitted during Hajj

1. To kill or harm animals (including insects).
2. To use perfumes.
3. To break or uproot plants.
4. To hunt.
5. To marry or take part in a wedding.
6. To do anything dishonest or be arrogant.
7. To carry arms.
8. To cover the head (males).
9. To cover the face (females).
10. To wear sewn clothes.
11. To wear shoes covering the ankles.
12. To cut hair or clip nails.


1. “Ayyaam-e-Tashreeq” or “The Days of Praise” are those 5 days from the 9th till the 13th of Zil-Hajj.

2. Ayyaam-e-Tashreeq begins from the Fajar Salaah of the 9th and ends at the Asar Salaah of the 13th of Zil-Hajj.

3. On these days, it is Waajib upon all Muslims to read the Takbeer-e-Tashreeq aloud once after every Fard Salaah. Females are required to read softly.

4. It is Sunnah to read this Takbeer 3 times.

5. The words of the Takbeer are: “Allah is Great. Allah is Great. There is none worthy of worship except Allah and Allah is Great. Allah is Great and to Allah belongs all Praise.”

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