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Stay at Muzdalifah
At whatever time you reach Muzdalifah resort to Qasr and Jamah-Bayn al-Salatayb (i.e. with one Azan and two Iqamats) offer Maghrib and Isha in congregation at Masjid Mas’hr-al-Haram or within the jurisdiction of Muzdalifah where ever space is available. Seek blessing after Salah. Send Durood on the Prophet (SAW). After completion collect seventy (or more) pea sized pebbles in small packets. Pebbles can be collected and taken along from Mina also. It should be keenly kept in mind that this night is unique in the life of any true believer, so spend it in seeking divine blessings with humility and meekness. While offering Durood and remembering the Creator take notice of Prophetic way. Do rest after it because our Prophet (SAW) on his farewell pilgrimage took rest also for a while during night.
         After ablutions offer Fajr prayers with fellow pilgrims in congregation. After completing Salah supplicate with moist eyes preferably in standing position till the sun rises. With the sun rise start journey from Muzdalifah to Mina which is about 7 kms distance. On reaching Mina go to your tents to have some rest and keep your baggage there.  Proceed to Jamrat for Rami at Jamrah-i-Uqaba. Throw seven pebbles one by one at Jamrah. After completion of stoning go for sacrifice (Qurbani). If you have deposited the sacrificial amount in the bank while at Makkah, remain satisfied that the sacrifice (Qurbani) has been done on your behalf in your name. If somebody wishes to perform sacrifice personally, he can go to slaughter house located in Mina. After performing sacrifice, shave off the hair or clip it short. Women should also clip a fingertip equivalent of their hair. With this act, one becomes free from restrictions of Ahram and can change over to the normal clothes.
Tawaf-i-Ziyarat
The pilgrims leave for Makkah for performing Tawaf-i-Ziyarat together with S’aie. If due to some reason, Tawaf-i-Ziyarat could not be possible on 10th Dhil Hijjah, it should be completed in next two days.
Return to Mina
After Tawaf-i-Ziyarah, the pilgrims have to return back to Mina and spend the days of Tashreek in Mina. During the stay in Mina keep yourself preoccupied with Zikr and offer salah at prescribed times in congregation. On 11th Dhil Hijjah after Zawal proceed to Jamrah for stoning. On this day all the three Jamrah: Jamrah Uula, Jamrah Wusta and Jamrah Uqba are to be stonned in this order by throwing seven pebbles one by one towards each. The time of stoning remains till sunset. After Rami come back to your tent. Similarly on 12th Dhil Hijjah after Zawal, go for Rami in the similar manner at all the three Jamrah.
           Your Haj is now complete Al Hamudullilah, but with one condition that you have to leave the jurisdiction of Mina before sunset of 12th Dhil Hijjaj. If somebody can not make it because of some reason, he will have to spend the night in tents of Mina and repeat the Rami on 13th Dhil Hijjaj in the same manner as done on 11th and 12th Dhil HIjjah. This Rami can be done before noon too.
          As per guidelines of Saudi Government, it has been decided that during Haj 2013 only 50% of pilgrims will be allowed to leave Mina on 12th of Dhil HIjjah and 50% Pilgrims will have to stay in Mina till 13th Dhil Hijjah.
Return of Makkah and Farewell Circumambulation (Tawaf-i-Vida)
The Pilgrims return to Makkah and wait for their return home. It is Waajib for the Pilgrims staying outside the Meeqat to perform farewell Tawaaf before laving Makkah Mukarramah. The farewell Tawaaf is offered just before leaving Makkah Mukarrammah. It is the last Waajib of the Haj. Just after Tawaf-e-Ziyarat begins the time of performing Tawaf-e-Vida. Ramal is not required while performing Tawaaf-e-Vida. This Tawaf can be performed in normal clothes without Ramal and Iztiba. After performing Tawaaf-e-Vida, proceed to the place of Zam Zam and drink Zam Zam, as much as possible. If possible touch the door-step of Holy Kaa’bah, proceed to Multazim and offer prayers with tearful eyes, cry with your heart and soul and seek the mercy, forgiveness and blessings of Allah Almighty.
     This is last Tawaaf you are performing during this journey. Make full use of it by seeking the forgiveness, mercy and blessings of Allah Almighty, pray for good health, prosperity, safety and security and all other relevant prayers in favour of yourself and of your family, friends, locality, country and entire Muslim Ummah.
Journey to Madinah Munawwarrah
Madinah Munawwarah is the second most pious city of Islam. It is the city of our beloved Prophet Mohammad (SAW) it is located about 450 Kms to the north of Makkah Mukarramah. The Holy Prophet (SAW) migrated from Makkah Mukarramah to Madinah Munawarrah. The migration marks the beginning of Islamic Calendar (Hijri), which means Migration.  The Holy Prophet (SAW) spread the teaching of Islam from this city.
     Moalim will arrange to send the Pilgrims to Madinah Munawwarah as per the set programme. As you reach Madinah Munawwarah, first go to your place of residence. Keep your belongings there. Take some rest, if time permits. It is better to take bath or at least perform ablution before entering the Holy Mosque. One should wear new and clean clothes, apply perfume and enter the Holy Mosque (Haram Sharief) with extreme politeness and humility to do ziyarat of Holy Mausoleum and pay respect and express love and humbleness to Prophet Mohammad (SAW), the seal of the Prophets (Khatam-un-Nabiyeen). The love and respect for the Messenger of Allah (SAW) in fact, is the pre-requisite of Imaan, as such, on must feel the natural urge to visit the second most Holiest of the places, after Holy Kaa’bah. If it is a prayer time of any Farz Salaah, then you should first offer Farz prayers in the congregation. After Farz prayers, visit Roza-e-Aqdas. Please be informed that there are different timings earmarked for men and women for visiting Roza-e-Aqdas and Riyaz-ul-Jinna’h. It is desirable to pray forty obligatory prayers at Masjid-e-Nabvi. One can also visit different places of religious and historical importance in Madinah Munawarrah.

Here is a step by step guide right from the time of selection till return from the Holy pilgrimage developed and designed by Dr. Shakir Hussain, Chief Executive Officer, Haj Committee of India, Mumbai. For download,  click here.

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