8th day of Dhul-Hijjah (Yawmut Tarwiyah) [Day in Mina]
The date 8th Dhul-Hijjah starts after the Maghrib prayer of 7th Dhul-Hijjah.
A. Ihram: Enter state of Ihram (from wherever you are residing) following all Ihram guidelines. Kindly see Umrah section for details.
B. Intention (Niyat): Make intention for Hajj, reciting:
لَبَّيْكَ اللَّھُمَّ بِحَجّ
"Labbayk Allahumma bi -hajjah"
"Here I am O Allah, (in response to Your call) making Hajj."
C. Talbiyah: Standing, face the Qiblah recite the Talbiyah. Kindly see Umrah section for Talbiyah.
D. Departure to Mina: Between the time period after Maghrib of 7th Dhul Hijjah and before Zuhur of 8th Dhul-Hijjah go to Mina.
Note: One may perform Tawaaful Qudum and Sa'ee prior to leaving for Mina but after the Sunset of the 7th Dhul-Hijjah (that is the beginning of the 8th Dhul-Hijjah). This way, one does not have to do Sa'ee after Qasr / Halq (shaving of hair) on the 10th Dhul-Hijjah but will have to come to Mecca from Mina to perform Tawaaful Ziarat.
Stay in Mina
Pray Zuhur, Asr, Maghrib and Isha at Mina.[Pray two Farz each for Zuhur, Asr and Isha. Maghrib is not shortened, and remains three Farz. Isha to be followed by Witr]
Engage in Ibadah (worship) all day. Spend the night in Mina and on the 9th Dhul Hijjah morning, offer Fajr prayer and then proceed to Arafat. You may also proceed to Arafat after Isha in Mina on the night of 8th Dhul Hijja and offer Fajr of 9th Dhul Hijja at Arafat.
9th day of Dhul-Hijjah (Yawmu Arafah) [Day in Arafat]
A. Arrival in Arafat: You may choose to arrive in Arafat as you like but make sure to reach by Zawal of the 9th Dhul-Hijjah. Also, prior to departure from Mina, say Takbir Tashriq (Allah-u Akbar, Allah-u Akbar La Ilaha ill-Allah wa-Allah-u Akbar, Allah-u Akbar wa Lillah-il-hamd) and Talbiyah.
In Arafat, take a bath, if possible, otherwise perform Wudhu (ablution).
B. Masjid-e-Namrah: Stop-over if possible at Masjid-e-Namrah and remain there until after Zawaal and listen to the Khutbah. In Masjid-e-Namrah, the Imam leads Zuhur and Asr prayers, combined and shortened, at Zuhur time with one Adhan but separate Iqamahs. At other places in Arafat, some people similarly combine these two Sala'ats. But it is advisable that away from Masjid-e-Namrah, offer them at their proper times with Jama'at as recommended by most scholars. Due to the large crowd, it is not possible to reach Masjid-e-Namrah and you should stay in your tent or any other place in Arafat.
C. Wuquf-e-Arafat: Waquf is the most important part of the Hajj and starts at the beginning of Zawal and ends at Sunset. Stand near the 'black rocks' at the bottom of 'Jabalur-Rahmah'. Here the Prophet Mohammed (Sallallahu Alaihi wa Sallam) stood and if that is not possible then as close as possible. Facing the Qiblah, with raised hands, supplicate and also recite the Talbiyah, repent on your sins, seek forgiveness and mercy of Allah, say Durood Sharif and utter all the supplications (Du'aas) in Arabic and in your own language. It is better to do Waquf while standing but sitting down is also allowed. Due to the large crowd, it is not possible to reach 'Jabalur-Rahmah', therefore, you may do 'Wuquf' any where in Arafat and even your Tent.
It is encouraged to frequently recite the following:
لاَ إِلَهَ إِلاَّ للهَُّ وَحْدَهُ لاَ شَرِيْكَ لَه، لَهُ الْمُلْك، وَ لَهُ الْحَمْد، وَ ھُوَعَلَى كُلِّ شَيْءٍ قَدِيْر
"La ilaha ill Allahu wahdahu laa shareeka lahu lahul mulk wa lahul hamdu wa huwa 'alaa kulli shay 'in qadeer"
"There is none truly worthy of worship except Allah alone, without partner.
To Him belongs all Sovereignty and all Praise, and He is Omnipotent over all things."
[This is the best supplication to recite on this great day.]
D. Departure for Muzdalifah: When the sun sets in Arafat, proceed to Muzdalifah without offering Maghrib prayer; reciting Zikr and Talbiyah on the way.
Stay in Muzdalifah
E. Maghrib and Isha Prayers: In Muzdalifah offer Maghrib and Isha prayers together at Isha time. For both prayers there is one Adhan, one Iqamah and pray as follows:
First offer Farz prayer of Maghrib with Jama'at. Then say Takbir Tashriq and Talbiyah.
Immediately after that offer Farz prayer of Isha with Jama'at.
After this offer two Sunnah of Maghrib.
Then offer two Sunnah of Isha followed by Witr prayer.
Offering Nafl prayer is optional.
F. Pebbles: You can collect 70 pebbles for stoning either in Mina or Muzdalifah. You will need only 7 pebbles on the 10th Dhul Hijjah and 42 afterwards (49 total). You will need 21 extra pebbles if you are staying for the 13th of Dhul-Hijjah in Mina (70 total). They must be about the size of a chickpea.
G. Zikr and Du'aa: Spend the night in Ibadah (worship) or go to sleep until Fajr.[Arafat and Muzdalifah - Pray two Farz each for Zuhur, Asr and Isha. Maghrib is not shortened, and remains three Farz. Isha to be followed by Witr]
10th day of Dhul-Hijjah (Yawmun-Nahr)
Pray Fajr in Muzdalifah. Then do dua at Mash'arul-Haram (or anywhere in Muzdalifah).
A. Return to Mina: Leave for Mina after Fajr, little before sunrise.
B. Rami of Jamrat Aqabah: Between the time periods of after sunrise until the night, calmly proceed to Jamaratul - Aqabah al-Kubraa 3 (the largest stoning pillar) for stoning. Facing Jamarat, with Mecca to your left and Mina to your right, throw seven stones at Jamarat reciting:
"Allah is the Greatest (after each throw)."
C. Performing the Qurbani (Animal Sacrifice): If a Sacrificial Ticket has been purchased or Qurbani arranged in any Madarsa (both the methods are permissible and most likely convenient alternatives), otherwise, calmly proceed to slaughter house in Mina for sacrifice. There are three days designated for qurbani, i.e., 10th, 11th or 12th Dhul Hijjah. It can be done any time during day or night.
D. Shave/Trim Hair (Halq or Qasr): After qurbani Men and women should perform Halq or Qasr as described in the Umrah section.
Remove Ihram, as all restrictions are now lifted. (Ihram must be removed only after Halq or Qasr.) Now you may go to Mecca and perform Tawaaf-e-Ziarat (also called Tawaf-e-Ifadah in Arabic).If the sacrifice is postponed till the next two days, Halq or Qasr is also postponed because it comes after the sacrifice. Halq or Qasr can be done at any time up to the 12th Dhul Hijjah even if the sacrifice is not postponed. After Halq or Qasr all prohibitions of Ihram are lifted except the private relations between husband and wife which are permissible after Tawaaf-e-Ziarat. Halq or Qasr in Mina is a Sunnah. But you are allowed to do it anywhere in Haram. If done outside the precincts of Haram, it requires a 'Dam'. You have to make sure that Rami, Sacrifice and Shaving or clipping of the hair are performed in the order in which they are listed otherwise a 'Dam' is required as a penalty.
E. Tawaaf-e-Ziarat (Tawaaf-e-Ifadhah in Arabic): Go to Mecca and perform Tawaaf-e-Ziarat. Can be performed anytime up to sunset of 12th Dhul Hijjah.
(See Umrah Guide for the complete Tawaaf procedure). No Ihram is required.Tawaaf-e-Ziarat can be performed any time, day or night, from 10th Dhul Hijjah to the sunset of 12th Dhul Hijjah. Usually it is convenient to do it on 11th Dhul Hijjah as the 10th Dhul Hijjah is very crowded. it is essential that you have performed Wudu. According to Sunnah this Tawaaf is to be performed after Rami, Sacrifice and Shaving or clipping of the hair, and every effort should be made to do that, but the Farz stands discharged even if Tawaaf-e-Ziarat is performed prior to all these practices.
F. Sa'ee of Hajj: Perform Sa'ee (See Umrah Guide for the complete Sa'ee procedure)
If you performed Tawaf-e-Qudum and Sa'ee prior to leaving for Mina as indicated in section 8th day of Dhul Hijjah then you do not need to do Sa'ee.
Upon completion of the Sa'ee, all restrictions are now lifted.
G. Return back to Mina: Upon leaving Al-Masjid Haram with the left foot, recite dua of leaving the Masjid. (See Umrah section for Dua)
Note: Perform all 5 Salats on this day in its own time; the ones in Mecca pray fully; but ones in Mina, shorten.
If Tawaaf-e-Ziarat was not performed yesterday, go to Mecca and perform Tawaaf and Sa'ee (both with complete procedures as in Umrah section).
Return back to Mina.
[Women should allow extra days for Tawaaf in Mecca in case of menses.]
Stay in Mina for Stoning
Rami of Jamarat: From the time period between after Zawaal (sun at highest point - no shadow) until the night, stone all three Jamarats. 21 stones required per day.
Facing first Jamarat Oolah or Sughra (smallest), with Mecca to your left and Mina to your right, throw each of the seven stones at Jamarat reciting: "Allahu Akbar".
After stoning first Jamarat, face Qiblah (with first Jamarat to your right), raise hands and supplicate as you wish. Then, calmly proceed to 2nd (middle one) Jamarat Wustah. Facing second Jamarat, with Mecca to your left and Mina to your right, throw each of the seven stones at Jamarat reciting: "Allahu Akbar".
After stoning second Jamarat, face Qiblah (with second Jamarat to your right), raise hands and supplicate as you wish. Then, calmly proceed to third Jamarat Aqabah. Facing third Jamarat, with Mecca to your left and Mina to your right, throw each of the seven stones at Jamarat reciting: "Allahu Akbar".
After stoning final Jamarat, move onwards without supplicating.
Zikr and Ibadah: At your tent in Mina, recite Quran, glorify Allah, repent on your sins, and seek forgiveness. Ask Allah whatever you want and don't commit any sin.
If Tawaaf-e-Ziarat was not performed yesterday, go to Mecca and perform Tawaaf and Sa'ee (both with complete procedures as in Umrah Guide). Return back to Mina.
Rami of Jamarat: From the time period between after Zawaal (after midday) until the night, stone all 3 Jamarat with 7 pebbles for each one as done on the 11th Dhul-Hijjah. Leave Mina for Mecca before Sunset if possible. If you can't leave - Stay at Mina.
If you didn't leave Mina, beginning after Fajr, stone all 3 Jamarat with 7 pebbles for each Jamarat and then leave for Mecca.
Tawaaf-e-Widaa (Farewell Tawaaf): Before final departure from Mecca, perform Tawaaf-e-Widaa as your last act (with complete procedure for Tawaaf as in Umrah Guide but without Ihram).
Note: It is permissible to perform Tawaaf-e-Widaa on 12th day of Dhul-Hijjah (as long as you leave Mina before sunset), thus missing the recommended (but not compulsory) day of stoning.