In the name of God the Merciful
These are the verses (in sequence) that deal with hajj (Pilgrimage) in the Quran.
"And proclaim that the people shall observe hajj pilgrimage. They will
come to you walking or riding on various exhausted (means of
transportation). They will come from the farthest locations."
We have rendered the shrine (the Kaba) a focal point for the people,
and a safe sanctuary. You may use Abraham's shrine as a prayer house. We
commissioned Abraham and Ismail: "You shall purify My house for those
who visit, those who live there, and those who bow and
The knolls of Safa and Marwah are among the rites decreed by GOD.
Anyone who observes hajj or `Umrah commits no error by traversing the
distance between them. If one volunteers more righteous works, then GOD
is Appreciative, Omniscient.
[2:189] They ask you about the phases of
the moon! Say, "They provide a timing device for the people, and
determine the time of Hajj." It is not righteous to beat around the
bush; righteousness is attained by upholding the commandments and by
being straightforward. You shall observe GOD, that you may succeed.
2:196] You shall observe the complete rites of hajj and `Umrah for GOD.
If you are prevented, you shall send an offering, and do not resume
cutting your hair until your offering has reached its destination. If
you are ill, or suffering a head injury (and you must cut your hair),
you shall expiate by fasting, or giving to charity, or some other form
of worship. During the normal Hajj, if you break the state of Ihram
(sanctity) between `Umrah and Hajj, you shall expiate by offering an
animal sacrifice. If you cannot afford it, you shall fast three days
during hajj and seven when you return home - this completes ten
-provided you do not live at the Sacred Masjid. You shall observe GOD,
and know that GOD is strict in enforcing retribution.
shall be observed in the specified months. Whoever sets out to observe
hajj shall refrain from sexual intercourse, misconduct, and arguments
throughout Hajj. Whatever good you do, GOD is fully aware thereof. As
you prepare your provisions for the journey, the best provision is
righteousness. You shall observe Me, O you who possess intelligence.
You commit no error by seeking provisions from your Lord (through
commerce). When you file from `Arafaat, you shall commemorate GOD at the
Sacred Location (of Muzdalifah). You shall commemorate Him for guiding
you; before this, you had gone astray.
[ 2:199] You shall file
together, with the rest of the people who file, and ask GOD for
forgiveness. GOD is Forgiver, Most Merciful.
[ 2:200-201] Once you
complete your rites, you shall continue to commemorate GOD as you
commemorate your own parents, or even better. Some people would say,
"Our Lord, give us of this world," while having no share in the
Hereafter. [2:201] Others would say, "Our Lord, grant us righteousness
in this world, and righteousness in the Hereafter, and spare us the
retribution of Hell."
[ 2:203] You shall commemorate GOD for a number
of days (in Mena); whoever hastens to do this in two days commits no
sin, and whoever stays longer commits no sin, so long as righteousness
is maintained. You shall observe GOD, and know that before Him you will
[ 3:96-97] The most important shrine established for the
people is the one in Becca; a blessed beacon for all the people. In it
are clear signs: the station of Abraham. Anyone who enters it shall be
granted safe passage. The people owe it to GOD that they shall observe
hajj to this shrine, when they can afford it. As for those who
disbelieve, GOD does not need anyone.
[5:1] O you who believe, you
shall fulfill your covenants. Permitted for you to eat are the
livestock, except those specifically prohibited herein. You shall not
permit hunting throughout hajj pilgrimage. GOD decrees whatever He
[ 5:2] O you who believe, do not violate the rites instituted
by GOD, nor the Sacred Months, nor the animals to be offered, nor the
garlands marking them, nor the people who head for the Sacred Shrine
(Ka'ba) seeking blessings from their Lord and approval. Once you
complete the pilgrimage, you may hunt. Do not be provoked into
aggression by your hatred of people who once prevented you from going to
the Sacred Masjid. You shall cooperate in matters of righteousness and
piety; do not cooperate in matters that are sinful and evil. You shall
observe GOD. GOD is strict in enforcing retribution.
[5:94] O you who
believe, GOD will test you with some game within reach of your hands
and your arrows (during pilgrimage). GOD thus distinguishes those among
you who observe Him in their privacy. Those who transgress after this
have incurred a painful retribution.
[5:95] O you who believe, do not
kill any game during pilgrimage. Anyone who kills any game on purpose,
his fine shall be a number of livestock animals that is equivalent to
the game animals he killed. The judgment shall be set by two equitable
people among you. They shall make sure that the offerings reach the
Ka'ba. Otherwise, he may expiate by feeding poor people, or by an
equivalent fast to atone for his offense. GOD has pardoned past
offenses. But if anyone returns to such an offense, GOD will avenge it.
GOD is Almighty, Avenger.
[5:96] All fish of the sea are made lawful
for you to eat. During pilgrimage, this may provide for you during your
journey. You shall not hunt throughout the pilgrimage. You shall
reverence GOD, before whom you will be summoned.
roam the earth freely for four months, and know that you cannot escape
from GOD, and that GOD humiliates the disbelievers.
[9:36] The count
of months, as far as GOD is concerned, is twelve. This has been GOD's
law, since the day He created the heavens and the earth. Four of them
are sacred. This is the perfect religion; you shall not wrong your souls
(by fighting) during the Sacred Months. However, you may declare
all-out war against the idol worshipers (even during the Sacred Months),
when they declare all-out war against you, and know that GOD is on the
side of the righteous.
[9:37] Altering the Sacred Months is a sign of
excessive disbelief; it augments the straying of those who have
disbelieved. They alternate the Sacred Months and the regular months,
while preserving the number of months consecrated by GOD. They thus
violate what GOD has consecrated. Their evil works are adorned in their
eyes. GOD does not guide the disbelieving people.
[ 22:26-27] We
appointed Abraham to establish the Shrine: "You shall not idolize any
other god beside Me, and purify My shrine for those who visit it, those
who live near it, and those who bow and prostrate." And proclaim that
the people shall observe hajj pilgrimage. They will come to you walking
or riding on various exhausted (means of transportation). They will come
from the farthest locations."
[22:28-29] They may seek commercial
benefits, and they shall commemorate GOD's name during the specified
days for providing them with livestock. "Eat therefrom and feed the
despondent and the poor." They shall complete their obligations, fulfill
their vows, and visit the ancient shrine.
[ 22:33] The (livestock) provide you with many benefits for a period, before being donated to the ancient shrine.
22:36] The animal offerings are among the rites decreed by GOD for your
own good. You shall mention GOD's name on them while they are standing
in line. Once they are offered for sacrifice, you shall eat therefrom
and feed the poor and the needy. This is why we subdued them for you,
that you may show your appreciation. [48:27] GOD has fulfilled His
messenger's truthful vision: "You will enter the Sacred Masjid, GOD
willing, perfectly secure, and you will cut your hair or shorten it (as
you fulfill the pilgrimage rituals) there. You will not have any fear.
Since He knew what you did not know, He has coupled this with an