Important Rules to follow while moving from Arafat to Muzdalifah by Hajj pilgrims

We have been asked by our frequent website visitors and the readers of our different articles to collect the relevant Islamic teachings related to the activities that need to be performed while moving ahead from Arafaat to Muzdalifah. There are certain rules which we have mentioned below for the ease of our readers and especially for those who intend to perform Hajj during the current year.

This article contains almost each and every step that is required to be followed while moving from Arafaat to Muzdalifah and also clarifies the misunderstanding that exists in the minds of different people. We hope reading this article will assist and help every Muslim and update his Islamic knowledge.

What is the place called Muzdalifah located?

Muzdalifah is situated within the boundaries of Haram at a distance of three miles towards the east from Mina.

When the Hajj pilgrims is required to reach Muzdalifah & when the requirements of Muzdalifah begins?

A Hajj pilgrim is required to reach Muzdalifah on the night of 10th of Zul-Hijjah after completing the Wuqoof in Arafaat.

When and Where the Hajj pilgrims will offer Maghrib and Isha prayer?

The Hajj pilgrim has to offer Maghrib and Isha prayers together during the time of Isha prayer.

Can the Hajj pilgrims offer their Maghrib prayer in Arafaat?

The name of Allah and Talbiya should be continuously recited throughout the way. On this night it is not permissible for the hajj Pilgrims to perform their Maghrib prayer in Arafaat or on the way to Muzdalifah.

Is it Obligatory upon Hajj pilgrim to delay their Maghrib prayer while they hear Maghrib Azaan in Arafaat?

It is Wajib (obligatory) upon them to delay their Maghrib prayer and offer it along with the Isha prayer by performing Isha prayer immediately after the Fardh of Maghrib prayer. One will be performing the Sunnah of Maghrib and Isha along with the Witr prayer afterwards.

Do you know that Maghrib & Isha prayers both will be offered in Muzdalifah together with only one Azaan?

Maghrib and Isha prayers both will be performed in Muzdalifah together with one Adhan (call for prayer). It is Wajib (obligatory) to combine Maghrib and Isha prayers in Muzdalifah during the time of Isha prayer and a congregation is not a condition for its validity.

What if someone has already performed the Maghrib prayer in Arafaat?

If someone had performed the Maghrib prayer on the way or in Arafaat, it would become compulsory to repeat it after reaching Muzdalifah.

Can Maghrib prayer be offered if someone has reached Muzdalifah before the Isha prayer time?

If someone had reached Muzdalifah before the starting time of Isha prayer then one should not perform Maghrib yet, instead, he should wait for the Isha time and then combine both prayers during the time of Isha.

Do you know the worship on the night of Muzdalifah contains a lot of Allah’s blessings?

It is Mustahab (desired) to stay away during the night of Muzdalifah and engaged in worship. According to the opinion of some (scholars) this night exceeds in virtue over Laialt-ul-Qader (night of power).

Do you know it is an emphasized Sunnah to spend a night between 9th & 10th of Zul-Hijjah in Muzdalifah?

It is an emphasized Sunnah to spend the night between the ninth and tenth of Zul-Hijjah in Muzdalifah and it is Wajib to make Wuqoof (stay) hereafter the dawn the detail of which is to follow.

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