Pilgrimage in Islam

Table of Contents

    • Section One: The Pilgrimage Before Islam
      • Pilgrimage in Different Religions and Cultures
        • Pilgrimage among the Jews
        • Pilgrimage among the early Christians
        • Christian centers of pilgrimage in Europe
        • Pilgrimage among the Buddhists
        • Pilgrimage among the Hindus
        • Pilgrimage in China
        • Pilgrimage in Japan
        • Common Features of Pilgrimage
        • The Pilgrimage of Islam
      • From Adam to Abraham
        • Abraham settles Ishmael and Hagar
        • Zamzam and the Arrival of the Jurhum
        • Ishmael in the Bible
        • Abraham Visits Ishmael
        • The Ka`bah is Built
        • The First Pilgrimage
      • After Abraham
        • The Deputation from Ad
        • The Jurhum Regain Control
        • Moral Degeneration
        • The Overturn of Jurhum Rule
        • The Introduction of Idols
      • The Quraysh
        • Qusayy ibn Kilab
        • Qusayy’s Rule
      • The Sanctity of the Ka`bah
        • Abraha is Repelled
      • The Pilgrimage Before Islam
        • The Hunafa’
        • Beginning the Journey
        • The Rites
        • Individual Customs
        • The Lesser Pilgrimage
    • Section Two: The Pilgrimage of the Prophet
      • The Return to Mecca
      • The Farewell Pilgrimage
        • Setting forth from Medina
        • Designations of the Pilgrimage
        • Onward to Mecca
        • Ali Sets out for Mecca
        • The Prophet Enters Mecca
        • The Lesser Pilgrimage
        • The Greater Pilgrimage – off to Arafat
        • Muzdalifah and Mina
        • The Speech on the Day of Sacrifice
        • Three Days in Mina
        • The Event at Ghadir Khumm
        • The Return to Medina
    • Section Three: The Outer Pilgrimage of Islam
      • The Pilgrimage Today
      • General Conditions and Issues
        • Maturity
        • Insanity
        • Capability
        • Immediacy
        • Women and the Pilgrimage
        • Grants
        • Marriage
        • Payment of Tax and Alms
        • Capability through Proximity to Mecca
        • Substitution
        • The Capable but Disabled
        • Substitution for a Non-Obligatory Pilgrimage
        • Conditions for a Substitute
        • Delay in Substitution
        • Deviation
      • The Pilgrim’s Garment
        • Places for Putting on the Pilgrim’s Garment
        • Putting on the Pilgrim’s Garment before Reaching the Designated Places
        • Putting on the Pilgrim’s Garment after the Designated Places
        • Putting on the Garment before the Months of Pilgrimage
        • The Pilgrim’s Dress Necessary for Entry to Mecca
        • Commendable Acts
        • Obligatory Acts
        • Intention
        • The Call to God’s Service
        • The Formula of the Call
        • The Pilgrim’s Garment
        • Acts Forbidden during Ihram
        • Summary of the Prohibitions
      • Circumambulation
        • Types of Circumambulation according to the Five Schools
        • Types of Circumambulation according to the Ja`faris
        • Upon entering Mecca
        • Conditions of Circumambulation
        • Mode of Circumambulation
        • Obligatory Acts of Circumambulation
        • Prayer at the Station of Abraham
        • Commendable Acts of Circumambulation
        • Menstruation
        • Altering the Number of Circuits
      • The Lesser Pilgrimage
        • Commendable or Obligatory
        • Types
        • Difference between the Two Kinds of Lesser Pilgrimage
        • Actions to be carried out during the Lesser Pilgrimage
        • Lesser Pilgrimage Obligatory in its own Right
        • Preferred Actions before Safa and Marwah
        • Safa and Marwah
        • Method
        • Rules for Going between Safa and Marwah
        • Cutting the Hair or Nails
      • The Greater Pilgrimage
        • Types
        • Obligatory Acts
        • The New Moon of Dhu al-Hijjah
        • The Pilgrim’s Dress
        • Before the Halt in `Arafat
        • The Halt in `Arafat
        • The Limits of `Arafat
        • The Conditions of the Halt
        • The Halt in Muzdalifah
        • The Limits of Muzdalifah
        • The Night at Muzdalifah
        • The Halt
        • Actions considered Preferable at Muzdalifah
        • Mina
        • Stoning the Pillars
        • Lapidation on the Tenth of Dhu al-Jijjah
        • The Conditions of Lapidation
        • Doubt
        • The Preferred Sacrifice
        • The Sacrifice of the Greater Pilgrimage
        • The Requirements of the Sacrifice
        • The Time and Place of the Sacrifice
        • Distributing the Sacrificial Animal
        • Atonement
        • Sacrifice by a Proxy
        • Cutting the Hair
        • Circumambulation and Women
        • The Night at Mina
        • Stoning the Pillars during the ‘Days of Drying the Meat’
        • Delaying the Lapidation
        • After Mina
      • Visiting the Prophet
        • The Reward of Visitation
        • Approaching Medina
        • Entering the Mosque and Greeting the Prophet
        • Supplications
        • Visiting Fatimah
        • Visiting the Prophet’s Family and Companions
        • Leaving Medina
      • The Structure of the Ka`bah
        • Rebuilt by the Quraysh
        • The Sack & Burning
        • Eleventh and twelfth-century Descriptions of the Interior
        • The Black Stone
        • The Cover
        • The Northern Wall
        • The Staircase and Pulpit
        • Zamzam
        • The Area of Circumambulation
        • The Flooding of the Ka`bah
      • The Sacred Mosque
        • The Sacred Mosque of Mecca
        • The Sacred Mosque of Medina
    • Section Four: The Inner Pilgrimage of Islam
      • The Path to God
        • Opposing the Self
        • Yearning to Meet the King
        • Severing Attachments
        • The Pilgrim’s Garb
        • Departure
        • Journey to the Appointed Place
        • The Devotional Call
        • Reaching the Sacred Sanctuary
        • Circumambulation
        • Kissing the Stone and Clinging to the House
        • Going between Safa and Marwah
        • `Arafat
        • Muzdalifah
        • Lapidation
        • The Sacrifice
        • After the Pilgrimage
        • Conclusion
      • The Essential Realities
        • Three Realms of Existence
        • The Meaning of the Ka`bah
        • The Spiritual Station of the Pilgrim’s Dress
        • The Sacred Precinct of the Self
        • The Sacred Precinct of the Universe
        • Witnessing the Beloved
        • Cutting off Duality
        • The Throne of Divine Knowledge
        • Divine Wisdom
        • Sacrificing the Self
        • The Elimination of Illusion
        • The Perfection of Unity

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