- The pilgrim must be Muslim
- The pilgrim must have reached puberty
- The pilgrim must be mentally sound and in full control of his mental faculties.
- The pilgrim must be physically capable of travelling and performing the rites of Hajj
- The pilgrim must have sufficient expenses to cover travelling, accommodation and all other requirements during the course of the journey.
Types of Hajj
- Hajj al-Tamattu
Hajj al-Tamattu involves performing Umrah during the months of Hajj (the months being Shawwaal, Dhul Qadah and Dhul Hijjah), usually a few days before the Hajj is due to start, before carrying out the rites of Hajj when the pilgrimage begins.
- Hajj al-Qiranu
Hajj al-Qiran involves combining Umrah with Hajj during the Hajj season, with only one intention and Ihram for both.
- Hajj al-Ifrad
Hajj al-Ifrad refers to Hajj that is performed without Umrah during the Hajj season and is usually adopted by those who visit the Kaaba on a regular basis such as residents of Makkah.
The Jurisprudence of Hajj
To perform Wuquf at Arafat for even a moment, after midday on the 9th of Dhul Hijjah until Fajr on the 10th of Dhul Hijjah.
- To perform Sa’i between Safa and Marwah.
- To perform Wuquf at Muzdalifah.
- To pelt the Jamarat.
- To shave or shorten the hair.
- To perform Tawaf al-Wida.
- Sunnan (Virtuous Actions)
- To perform Tawaf al-Qudum if performing Hajj al-Ifrad or Hajj al-Qiran.
- The Imam to deliver sermons on three occasions: on the 7th of Dhul Hijjah in Makkah, on the 9th of Dhul Hijjah at Masjid al-Namirah in Arafat and on the 11th of Dhul Hijjah in Mina.
- To spend the night before the Yawm al-Arafat (9th of Dhul Hijjah) in Mina.
- To spend the night preceding Yawm al-Nahr (10th of Dhul Hijjah) in Muzdalifah.
- To spend the nights of Ayyam al-Tashreeq (11th to 13th of Dhul Hijjah) in Mina.