The Pillars of Hajj
The Prophet ﷺ said: “Deeds are according to intentions and every person will be rewarded according to his intention. Therefore, whosoever has emigrated for the sake of Allah and His Messenger, then his emigration was for Allah and His Messenger. And whosoever emigrated for the sake of a worldly gain, or a woman “whom he desires” to marry, then his emigration is for the sake of that which “moved him” to emigrate.” [ Source: Bukhari.]
2- The Sa’y between as-Safa and al-Marwa:
From the Prophet’s statement ﷺ “Perform Sa’y (between them) for indeed Allah has decreed that you perform Sa’y (between them).” [ Source: Ahmad.]
3- Waqfat ‘Arafah (the standing on Arafah)
because the Prophet ﷺ said: “Hajj is ‘Arafah.”
4- Tawaaful Ifaadah:
Allah said: “…and circumambulate the Ancient House.” (al-Hajj: 29)
A middle-aged to elderly woman from Sheba, known for her piety, wants to perform Hajj, but she does not have a Mahram (spouse or permanently unmarriageable relative). There is a wealthy, pious man in the town, who wants to perform Hajj with some of his female Mahrams. Can this woman perform Hajj with that kind man and his female relatives, as she will stay in the company of the women and the man will only watch over, or is she exempted from Hajj due to the lack of a Mahram to accompany her, although she is financially able to go? Please give us a Fatwa on this, as there is a disagreement over this issue among some of our brothers. May Allah bless you.
Putting a Sutrah (barrier placed in front of a person praying) is a necessity for both men and women. It is impermissible for anyone to pass in front of a person offering Salah, or between them and their Sutrah, whether the person praying is a man or a woman, and whether the passing person is a man or woman. But, if the passing person is a woman, her passage would interrupt the Salah of the person she passes in front of, or between them and their Sutrah, except in Al-Masjid Al-Haram (the Sacred Mosque in Makkah) where she would be excused for the difficulty of preventing that from taking place. Allah (Glorified and Exalted be He) says: So keep your duty to Allâh and fear Him as much as you can and ...and He has not laid upon you in religion any hardship May Allah grant us success. May peace and blessings be upon our Prophet Muhammad, his family, and Companions.
1- If a womans hair is braided, she’s not obliged to undo her braids to perform a ghusl. This applies to purification from a menstrual cycle or janabah.
2- It is recommended for the woman to take a piece of cotton/tissue, put musk on it and wipe the path the blood used to take after she has bathed due to her menstrual cycle stopping.
3- If a muslim makes a ghusl to purify himself from major hadath and prays, his prayer is valid, whether he intended wudu’ with it or not.