Fatwa: # 22752
Category: Hajj & Umrah
Country: India
Date: 17th October 2012


Hajj related question


Fatwa :22481 : Please Review

Before sunset the pilgrim should leave Arafat to arrive in Muzdalifah in time for  Maghrib .(Maghrib should not be performed along the way).

 Every book writes :

Cannot leave Arafah before sunset. 

Leave for Muzdalifah after sunset without praying Maghrib

And please answer

After performing Umra of Tamatttu and before commencement of  Hajj ,may we go al- Hill area which is  within Miqat  but  outside Haram boundary for example to visit Arafat,Ta'nim or say Jeddah and come back to Mecca without any obligation of donning  Ihram on re-entry to Haram precinct?


In the Name of Allah, the Most Gracious, the Most Merciful.

As-salāmu ‘alaykum wa-rahmatullāhi wa-barakātuh.

We have reviewed the Fatwaa in reference.  Hereunder are our observations:

It is not permissible for one to leave Arafah before sunset. [1] One will leave after sunset without performing Maghrib.

After performing the Umrah of Tamattu’, it is permissible to visit the al-Hill areas.[2]  Upon returning to Mecca from al-Hill, it is not necessary for a Mutamatti’ (one doing Hajj Tamattu’) to don Ihram unless he/she has intention to perform Umrah. [3] The Mutamatti’ is required to don the Ihram for Hajj from within the Haram precincts. [4]

And Allah Ta’āla Knows Best

Abdul Azīm bin Abdur Rahman,
Student Darul Iftaa

Checked and Concurred by,
Moulana Ismail Desai.




[1]  منتخب مسائل معلم الحجاج، ص 206، الميزاب ببلشر

[2]  أَمَّا إذَا أَقَامَ بِمَكَّةَ أَوْ خَارِجَهَا دَاخِلَ الْمَوَاقِيتِ فَلِأَنَّ عُمْرَتَهُ آفَاقِيَّةٌ وَحِجَّتَهُ مَكِّيَّةٌ، فَلِذَا كَانَ مُتَمَتِّعًا اتِّفَاقًا (البحر الرائق، ج 4، ص 369، سعيد)


[3]  ومن كان أهله في الميقات، أو داخل الميقات جاز له دخول مكة بغير إحرام لحاجة من الحوائج، وكذا من كان من أهل مكة وخرج منها لحاجة من الحوائج، وكذا من دخل مكة منها لحاجة له إلى ذلك نحو الاحتطاب، وما أشبهه جاز له أن يدخلها بغير الإحرام. (المحيط البرهاني، ج 3، ص 413، ادارة القران)

(و) الميقات (لمن بمكة) يعني من بداخل الحرم (للحج الحرم وللعمرة الحل) ليتحقق نوع سفر (الدر المختار، ج 2، ص 478، سعيد)

فتاوي محمودية، ج 10، ص 387، فاروقية

[4]  (قوله ليتحقق نوع سفر) لأن أداء الحج في عرفة، وهي في الحل فيكون إحرام المكي بالحج من الحرم ليتحقق له نوع سفر بتبدل المكان، وأداء العمرة في الحرم فيكون إحرامه بها من الحل ليتحقق له نوع من السفر شرح النقاية للقاري فلو عكس فأحرم للحج من الحل أو للعمرة من الحرم لزمه دم إلا إذا عاد ملبيا إلى الميقات المشروع له كما في اللباب وغيره (رد المحتار، ج 2، ص 478-479، سعيد)



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