Sunnahs Of 9th And 10th Of Dhul Hijjah
After praying Fajr of the next day (9th of Dhul Hijjah), proceed to ‘Arafat.’ The pilgrims should reach ‘Arafat just before Dhuhr prayer. 10th dul-hajj
At ‘Arafat, the pilgrim combines the ‘Asr with their Dhuhr prayer so that they have more time to make dua. The pilgrim’s opportunity to make as many supplications as possible until sunset while facing the Qiblah. Once the time for Maghrib approaches, the pilgrims make their way to Muzdalifah. Try to reach there before midnight. Once the pilgrims go Muzdalifah, they pray the combined prayers of Isha and Maghrib. The pilgrim should pick up a minimum of 49 pebbles from Muzdalifah so that they can use these stones later. Keep in mind that you must pick up stones, not large rocks. The pilgrims spend the night in Muzdalifah, praying Fajr the next day and making abundant supplication.
On the 10th Dhul-Hijjah, just before sunrise, the pilgrims return to Mina.
A busy day and there are several rites the pilgrim must complete.
After spending the night at Muzdalifah, the pilgrims pray Fajr the next day and make ample supplication. Shortly before sunrise, the pilgrims set out for Mina.
At Mina, the pilgrims recite the Talbiyah, make their way towards the largest Jamarah, Al-Aqabah, and perform Ramy (stoning of the devil). The pilgrim throws seven pebbles, one at a time, at the Jamarah while saying Allahu Akbar each time he/she throws their cobblestones. After the Ramy, the pilgrim should stop reciting the Talbiyah and begin reciting the Takbir:
“Allahu Akbar, Allahu Akbar, La alpha illalah, Allahu Akbar, Allahu Akbar, wa lillah-il-hamd”) (Allah is the Greatest! Allah is the Greatest! There is nothing worthy of worship except Allah. Allah is the Greatest! Allah is the Greatest! And to Allah belongs all praise and thanks.”
اللهُ أكْبَرُ اللهُ أكْبَرُلاَ الَهَ الاَّ اللهُ وَ اللهُ أكْبَرُ اللهُ أكْبَرُ وَ لِلهِ اَلْحَمْدُ
The Takbir should recite until Asr on the 13th Dhul Hijjah, especially after the fard prayers.
After the Ramy, the pilgrims sacrifice an animal and are usually included in the Hajj packages. After the sacrifice, the men shave their hair, and the women cut approximately one inch of hair.
With this completed, the Ihram is partially lifted, allowing the pilgrim to wear regular clothes. However, the pilgrim is forbidden from engaging in marital relations.
With all these rites completed, the pilgrim heads to Makkah to perform the second most crucial pillar of Hajj: Tawaaf-al-Ifadah. 10th and
The pilgrim completes seven circumambulations of the Kaaba, walking regularly.
After the Tawaf, pray two rakyat Salah at Maqam Ibrahim as before
Then perform Sa’ee (seven circuits between Safa and Marwah)
With these rites completed, the pilgrim is free from the restrictions of the Ihram.
The pilgrim returns to Mina and spends the night there. These are the Sunnahs of 9th and 10th Dhul Hijjah.
Note: If the pilgrim cannot perform Tawaf al Ifadah on the 10th dhul-hajj, he/she can perform it on the 11th or 12th of Dhul Hijjah.