Our blessed Prophet performed only one Hajj. This Hajj has become an example for the entire ummah until the Day of Judgement on how to perform this blessed pilgrimage.

This year, as the world locks down and Hajj is not quite what we know it to be, National Zakat Foundation Australia is honoured to take our community through the Prophet’s only Hajj in a dynamic, visual way. We hope you enjoy and benefit from this brief look at His ﷺ incredible pilgrimage. Please share this resource with others if you find it beneficial!

Part One

The Journey to Makkah

The Prophet ﷺ left Madinah on Friday the 24th of Dhul Qa’dah and journeyed for 8 days before arriving in Makkah, reaching the city on Saturday the 3rd of Dhul Hijjah.

Throughout this journey, the Prophet ﷺ answered a myriad of questions from companions travelling with him about Hajj, its rules and rites.

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Friday 24th Dhul Qa’dah

Sermon delivered in Madinah, reminding the companions of the greatness of what they were about to perform.

A depiction of Masjid al-Nabawi at the time of the Prophet ﷺ
Masjid Dhul Hulayfah today

Saturday 25th Dhul Qa’dah

  • Departure from Madinah
  • Arrival at Dhul Hulayfah, an open desert area located about 9 KM southwest of Madinah, in Aqeeq Valley. This location was fixed as the Miqat (boundary beyond which one cannot pass without Ihram) for pilgrims coming from Madinah.

Sunday 26th Dhul Qa’dah

  • Entered state of Ihram
  • Set off from Dhul Hulayfah, absorbed in the devotion of Allah
  • Started to recite the Talbiyah
  • Passed through the blessed al-Rawha passage
A camel caravan in 1908
Wadi al-Arj

Intervening days: 7 days of journeying

  • Passage through Al-Uthayah
  • Passage through Al Arj
  • Passage through Azraq Valley, where he had a vision of Prophet Musa
  • Passage through and rest at al-Abwa, the resting place of the Prophet’s ﷺ blessed mother, Aminah
  • Stop at Harsha, where he had a vision of Prophet Yusuf
  • Passage via Jabal Jumdan, a mountain 100 KM from Makkah
  • Passage through Usfan Valley, where the Prophet ﷺ had another vision of earlier prophets
  • Passage through Saraf, some 20 KM north of Makkah, the place where the Prophet ﷺ married Maymuna bint al-Harith. Addressed the companions here and ordered for them to opt between two forms of Hajj, Hajj al-Tamattu’ or Hajj Al-Qiran

Sunday the 4th of Dhull Hijjah

Our Prophet ﷺ arrives at Makkah


Next: Makkah and Umrah

The Prophet ﷺ and his companions entered Makkah on Sunday the 4th of Dhull Hijjah before carrying out the rites of Umrah, after which they moved to al-Abtah, situated to the east of Makkah, and remained until the start of Hajj.

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