Shaving the Hair in Pilgrimage
Question :

I have performed my first Hajj, and I did the Taqseer of my hair based on what I have read, and not Halq (complete shaving). Is this sufficient?

Answer :

One who performs the pilgrimage (Hajj) for the first time must shave the hair (halq) and not shorten it (taqseer). Since you did not deliberately contravene the ruling, then your pilgrimage is in order and you are not liable for Kaffara.

Question : If a person has not paid Khums yet, and meanwhile he performs obligatory Hajj, will his Hajj be valid?
Answer : His pilgrimage is valid. He must hasten to pay Khums.
Question : I am from a Muslim family, but my father died when I was young and I was brought up by my non-Muslim mother. I am now in my 30s. I am not circumcised but have been told this is necessary for Hajj. I have also been told that to be circumcised later in life is dangerous. Can I therefore do Hajj without being circumcised?
Answer : Such an operation is not dangerous usually, it is a fairly simple one. Pilgrimage is not valid without circumcision.
Question : If my father is indebted to me, is it permissible for me to absolve the debt, considering that the debt amount is such that it will enable me to go for Hajj?
Answer : It is not permissible to absolve the debt of your father, if this results in you not being able to perform pilgrimage. You can perform pilgrimage using the money he repays you.
Question : When I am taking into account whether I am financially able to perform the pilgrimage, one should have money for the expenses of how many days after Hajj?
Answer : It is not obligatory to perform pilgrimage if one does not have the financial capability to cover the expenses to travel to and from the sacred lands, in such a way that it does not negatively affect his dignity or cause hardship to him.
Hajj if outstanding loan
Question : If a person has a mortgage that is agreed to be paid over 30 years, is the person required to perform the Hajj? Will it be counted as a Hijjatul-Islam?
Answer : If the individual is financially capable to undertake the Pilgrimage from a source other than the money taken from the bank, then he is obliged to perform the pilgrimage and it is considered as Hijjatul-Islam.
Question : I am currently saving money for my marriage. If by the time the month for Hajj comes and I have enough money to go, but I need the money for marriage, what should I do?
Answer : If there is a need to marry in such a way that not getting married or delaying it causes hardship, pilgrimage will not be obligatory. Otherwise, pilgrimage must be performed first.
Question : Can one perform Umrah on behalf of more than one living person?
Answer : It is permissible to perform a recommended Umrah on behalf of more than one person, whether they were alive or not.
Question : After entering Ihram, if one proceeds to Makkah, is he allowed to rest for some time in a hotel when he reaches Makkah before performing the Tawaf?
Answer : Yes, it is permissible.

Question : If a person is performing Umrah al-Tamattu, is he required to shave his head?
Answer : It is prohibited to shave the head in Umrah al-Tamattu. One must perform Taqseer, i.e. cut some hair from the head.
Question : When performing Umrah, does one have to go to the Miqaat for Ihram when performing Umrah again on behalf of someone else?
Answer : For someone who finished the Umrah, it is sufficient to go to Tan’eem in order to undertake Ihram for another Umrah.
Question : In relation to Sa’ee in Hajj, as you know the original section of the Sa’ee area has been made wider. Is it permissible to walk in this extended wider area when walking from Safa to Marwa?
Answer : If the government enforces the Sa’ee in such a way that one is not allowed to walk back and forth the way he could previously, then it is sufficient to perform the Sa’ee in the new added area. However, based on compulsory precaution, one should not walk from Safa to Marwa within five meters of the far right side.
Question : For performing Umrah on behalf of somebody else, does the performer have to form the intention of Umrah Mufradah for such-and-such person, or is just the intention of Umrah sufficient?
Answer : It is sufficient to intend to perform the Umrah on behalf of somebody else. Mentioning their individual names is not obligatory.
Question : Is one allowed to perform the Umrah on behalf of his deceased relatives and friends?
Answer : Yes, it is permissible.
Question : In Umrah Mufradah, if a person has performed Umrah for himself, and if he wants to perform Umrah on behalf of somebody else, can he perform it the next day of the same month?
Answer : It is permissible.
Question : If one chooses to spend the night in the Haram in Mecca instead of going to Mina, what time should he or she start? Can he or she start around 10:00 pm until Fajr? Would that suffice?
Answer : It is permissible for the pilgrim to stay overnight in Mecca while he is busy in worshiping instead of Mina. The amount of time mentioned in the question is sufficient.
Question : If the caravan from Arafat passes by Muzdalifa at 8:00 pm on the 9th of Thul-Hijjah, can the caravan leave Muzdalifa and come back to it before the intention of Wuquf or must they stay in Muzdalifa?
Answer : It is obligatory to stay in Muzdalifa until after the time of Fajr. Based on compulsory precaution, the pilgrim should stay there from the middle of the night until the spread of the light after Fajr that allows pilgrims to see their way, but it is better to stay until after sunrise.
Question : Can Tawaf be performed wearing slippers?
Answer : It is permissible to wear slippers during Tawaf, but if it is during Ihram, then covering the top of the foot is not permissible so one should choose a slipper that does not cover the top of the foot.
Question : What is the ruling if the Ihram clothes have plastic buttons?
Answer : It is prohibited for the person during Ihram to wear clothes with buttons.
Question : If a person wears the Ihram clothes in Medina after performing Ghusl, and then leaves for the Meeqat at Masjid al-Shajarah, can he form the intention of Ihram there in Masjid al-Shajarah without Ghusl and supplication?
Answer : Yes, it is permissible.