In the Name of Allah, Most Compassionate, Most Merciful,
The annual pilgrimage (Hajj) is one of the central obligations for
a Muslim, and the fifth and final pillar of Islam. As such,
numerous works, both detailed and concise, in many different
languages, have been penned on the virtues and rules of this great
once-in-a-lifetime obligation. Despite this, the topic of Hajj is
such that any new contribution made is never regarded as futile.
Many scholars have prepared guides and booklets in order to make
this unique spiritual journey as easy as possible for the Muslims.
Accordingly, some Apas (qualified female scholars) at Azhar Academy
Girls School have prepared this short, simplified and practical
Hajj guide, especially aimed at sisters, using simple language thus
making it easy for everyone to understand. I have gone through the
whole document and found it to be beneficial, Al-Hamdulillah. Upon
review, I suggested some minor changes which have been
I pray and hope this Hajj guide proves to be immensely beneficial
for those wishing to go for Hajj, Insha Allah. I pray that Allah
Most High accepts the efforts of the compilers and reward them
abundantly in this life and the next. I pray Allah enable us to
perform Hajj in a manner most pleasing to Him and make our Hajj an
accepted Hajj (Hajj Mabrur). Ameen Ya Rabb.
Muhammad ibn Adam al-Kawthari Darul Iftaa, Leicester, UK 16/10/09