Days of Hajj

8th Zul Hejah

  • During the night before Fajr of 8 Zul Heja, put on ihram, make your intention and recite talbiyah 3 times and pray to Allah Almighty.
  • After Fajr, leave Makkah for Mina.
  • In Mina, offer Zuhar, Asar, Maghrib and Isha prayers. In Mina, Arafat and Muzdlifah, all the prayers are shortened and offered at their proper times
  • Stay overnight in Mina.


9th Zul Hejah

  • After Fajr prayer in Mina, proceed to Arafat.
  • In Masjid-e-Namra, the imam leads Zuhar and Asar prayers, combined and shortened, at Zuhar time. At other places in Arafat, similarly combine these two salats or offer them at their proper times with jama’at.
  • Wuquf-e-Arafat or Standing until sunset.
  • At Maghrib time, without offering Maghrib prayer, leave for Muzdalifah.
  • Offer Maghrib and Isha prayers together in Muzdalifah at Isha time.
  • Stay overnight in Muzdalifah.

10th Zul Hejah

  • In Muzdalifah, after Fajr prayer, proceed to Mina.
  • Throw 7 pebbles at Jamrat-ul-Aqabah.
  • Animal sacrifice.
  • Shave your head or cut some hair from it.
  • Go to Makkah for Tawaf Al-Efada.
  • Stay overnight in Mina.


11th Zul Hejah

  • At any time in the afternoon, throw 7 pebbles on each of the 3 pillars
  • starting with the first pillar,
  • then on the middle pillar, and
  • lastly on the pillar of Aqabah.
  • If you could not do Tawaf Al-Efada yesterday, do it today.Stay overnight in Mina.


12th Zul Hejah

  • At any time in the afternoon, throw 7 pebbles on each of the 3 pillars in he same order as was done on 11 Zul Heja.
  • If you could not do Tawaf Al-Efada earlier, it is essential to do it today before Maghrib.
  • You can leave Mina on 12 Zul Hejja before the sun sets. If the sun sets before you are able to depart, remain in Mina for the third night and throw pebbles again the next day.