4 years ago
There are some mistakes and contrary acts committed by some pilgrims when they perform the rites of Hajj and Umrah. We will mention them briefly so that pilgrims will avoid them:
1- Leaving his right shoulder exposed from the beginning of Ihram till the end of the ritual acts We call it in Arabic (Idtiba).
2- Leaving Talbiya loudly or leaving it all at once after Ihram and in Muzdalifa and Mina.
3- Reciting Talbiya in groups, commanded by a leader.
4- Innovation of special supplications when entering the Holy Mosque or seeing the Ka'ba.
5- Inventing special supplication to every course during Sa'ee or Tawaf while what is legal is recitation of Holy Quran and absolute supplication.
6- Praying loudly and in a group which disturbs and confuses the others who make Tawaf.
7- Pointing to the Kaba when climbing Safa.
8- Some women move quickly between the two green posts while it is permissible for men only.
9- Some of pilgrims think that the Sa'ee from Safa to Marwah and then return to Safa is a course, this is wrong, but the correct is that the Sa'ee from Safa to Marwah is one course, and returning to Safa is an other course.
10- Shaving some parts of the head and leaving an other part unshaved or cutting some areas of the head and leaving the rest.
11-Not facing Qibla during supplication in Arafah.
12- Insisting on climbing the mountain of Arafah for supplication.
13-Wasting time in Arafah, Mina and the nights of Tashreeq without any benefits.
14- Considering the picking up of pebbles from Muzdalifa is obligatory and thinking that washing them before pelting has excellence.
15- Neglecting standing for supplication (Du'a) after pelting of Al-Jamarat.
16- Sacrificing hady animals which are not of legal ages.
17- Many pilgrims at the last afternoon of Arafah look busy to leave Arafah where this time is the best time for supplication (Du'a). Allah is most pleased by His servants at this time.
18- Performing the prayers of sunset and evening (Maghrib and Isha) at Muzdalifa without being sure of the direction of the Qibla. It is a duty on them to ask about the direction of the Qibla.
19- Leaving Muzdalifa before mid night and leaving spending the night in it, although it is an obligation of Hajj.
20- Some strong people authorize others to throw on their behalf, where as the authoriztion is permissible for the weak people only and the like.
21- Pelting the Jamarat with shoes and big rocks.
22- Some pilgrims shave their beards on the Day of Eid, considering it as a kind of ornament where as it is disobedience at an excellent time and place.
23- Overcrowding for reaching and kissing the Black Stone to the extent of fighting and insulting which does not suit the manners of Hajj and the Holy Mosque.
24- Believing that the Black Stone is beneficial in itself, so that is why some pilgrims rub their bodies when they touch it. This is an ignorance because it is only Allah who brings benefit, so when Omar (may Allah be pleased with him) touched the Black Stone said “I know that you are a stone which brings no benefit and removes no harm and if I had not seen the Messenger of Allah kiss you, I would have never kissed you”.
25- Touching all parts of the Ka'ba and rubbing it by some pilgrims. This is plain ignorance for touching is a kind of worship that must be done according to the Holy Quran and the Sunnah.
26- Kissing the Yemeni corner which is wrong, for the Yemen corner is touched by hand.
27- Circumambulation of the Ka'ba from inside the Hijr which is wrong.(The Hijr is the low semi-circular wall next to the Ka'bah.)
28- Combining prayers together in Mina.
29- Some pilgrims start throwing Jamarat Al-Aqaba then the Medium Jamarah after that the Small Jamarah where as the correct is vice versa.
30- Throwing all the pebbles at once which is a terrible mistake. Scholars said that if he throws all the pebbles at once, it would be considered one pebble only. It is a duty on him to throw one by one as the Prophet Muhammad did (may peace and blessings of Allah be upon him).
31- Some pilgrims leaving Mina for Makkah to make the Farewell Circumambulation (Tawaf Al-Wadah) and coming back to Mina to throw at Al-Jamarat which is contrary to the commandment of Prophet Mohammad, for (Tawaf Al-Wadah) is the last act of Hajj.
32- Staying in Makkah after Farewell circumambulation.
33-To beleive in the permissibility of visitiing the Prophet's grave in Madina i.e. One should have the intention of visiting the masjid as opposed to the grave while there.
The above mistakes should be avoided, and kept away from. The best guidance is the guidance of our Prophet Muhammad who said “Take from me your rites”.