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12 Essential Dua for Hajj Every Pilgrim Should Know

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May 16th, 2024
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Dua for Hajj

Hajj is one of the five pillars of Islam. It is compulsory for every able-bodied Muslim, man, or woman who has the financial and physical ability to go there once in their lifetime. The reward for an accepted Hajj is paradise. Supplications are more likely to be accepted during Hajj than at other times. Thus it is essential to make a lot of dua to Allah during Hajj. 

In this article, we have listed 12 such Dua for Hajj one should make during Hajj. Let’s begin.

Importance of Making Dua During Hajj

The importance of Hajj Dua is immense. Abu Hurairah (R) reported that, 

الْحَاجُّ وَالْعُمَّارُ وَفْدُ اللَّهِ إِنْ دَعَوْهُ أجابَهمْ وإِنِ استَغفروهُ غَفرَ لهمْ

Meaning: “Those who perform the hajj and those who perform the ‘umra are people who have come to visit Allah. If they supplicate Him He will respond to them, and if they ask Him for forgiveness He will forgive them.” [Mishkat al Masabih: 2536]

Thus it is important to make a lot of Duas during Hajj. Therefore the pilgrims should learn the relevant Duas to say in Hajj from the Quran and Sunnah to supplicate to Allah during these special days.

List of Duas for Hajj and Umrah in Arabic and English

1. Dua for Travelling

Say three times:

اَللّٰهُ أَكْبَرُ

Meaning: “Allah is the Most Great.”

..and then say:

سُبْحَانَ الَّذِيْ سَخَّرَ لَنَا هٰذَا وَمَا كُنَّا لَهُ مُقْرِنِيْنَ، وَإِنَّا إِلَى رَبِّنَا لَمُنْقَلِبُوْنَ

Meaning: “Glory is to Him Who has provided this for us though we could never have had it by our efforts. Surely, unto our Lord we are returning.” [Hisnul Muslim 207]

Check out our blog for more duas for travelling.

2. Talbiyah of Hajj

لَبَّيْكَ اَللّٰهُمَّ لَبَّيْكَ، لَبَّيْكَ لَا شَرِيْكَ لَكَ لَبَّيْكَ، إِنَّ الْحَمْدَ، وَالنِّعْمَةَ، لَكَ وَالْمُلْكَ، لَا شَرِيْكَ لَكَ

Meaning: At Your service, Allah, at Your service. At Your service, You have no partner, at Your service. Truly all praise, favour and sovereignty is Yours. You have no partner. [Sunan Ibn Majah 2919]

3. Dua to Say During Tawaf

There is no report from the Prophet ﷺ concerning du`as and adhkar to be recited in tawaf. You may offer whatever supplication you like or recite any dhikr. 

4. Dua at Safa Cliff

When near to Safa cliff say

إِنَّ ٱلصَّفَا وَٱلْمَرْوَةَ مِن شَعَآئِرِ ٱللَّهِ ۖ فَمَنْ حَجَّ ٱلْبَيْتَ أَوِ ٱعْتَمَرَ فَلَا جُنَاحَ عَلَيْهِ أَن يَطَّوَّفَ بِهِمَا ۚ وَمَن تَطَوَّعَ خَيْرًۭا فَإِنَّ ٱللَّهَ شَاكِرٌ عَلِيمٌ

Meaning: Indeed, ˹the hills of˺ Ṣafa and Marwah are among the symbols of Allah. So whoever makes the major or minor pilgrimage to the ˹Sacred˺ House, let them walk between ˹the two hills˺. And whoever does good willingly, Allah is truly Appreciative, All-Knowing. [Sura Al-Baqarah: 158]

At the top of Safa, the Messenger of Allah ﷺ said Tahlil. 

وَقَفَ النَّبِيُّ صلى الله عليه وسلم عَلَى الصَّفَا يُهَلِّلُ اللَّهَ عَزَّ وَجَلَّ وَيَدْعُو بَيْنَ ذَلِكَ

Meaning: “The Prophet ﷺ stood atop as-Safa proclaiming the Tahlil of Allah (saying La ilaha illallah) and supplicating in between that.” [Sunan An Nasai: 2973]

5. Dua at Marwa Cliff

He ﷺ did the same at Marwa cliff as Safa except that he did not recite the Ayah stated before.

6. Saying Takbir When Passing the Black Stone

The Prophet ﷺ circled the Ka’bah on a camel, every time he reached the black stone he would point to it with something (his staff) and say:

اَللّٰهُ أَكْبَرُ

Meaning: “Allah is the Most Great.” [Hisnul Muslim: 116]

7. Dua to Say Between Yemeni Corner and Black Stone

رَبَّـنَا آتِنَا فِي الدُّنْيَا حَسَنَةً وَفِي الآخِرَةِ حَسَنَةً وَقِنَا عَذَابَ النَّارِ

Meaning: “Our Lord! Grant us the good of this world and the Hereafter, and protect us from the torment of the Fire.” [Sahih Ibn Hibban: 3826]

8. Dua to Say at Mash’ar al-Haram i.e. at Muzdalifa

Jaabir (R) said: “He ﷺ rode al-Qaswaa (his camel) until he reached al-Mash’ar al-Haraam, he then faced the Qiblah, supplicated to Allah,

اَللّٰهُ أَكْبَرُ

Meaning: “Allah is the Most Great.”

and extolled His greatness

لَا إِلٰهَ إِلَّا اللّٰهُ

Meaning: “None has the right to be worshipped but Allah alone”

and oneness.

اَللّٰهُ اَحَدٌ

Meaning: “Allah is the one”

He stood until the sun shone but left before it rose.

[Hisnul Muslim: 120]

9. Dua at Arafah

The Messenger of Allah ﷺ said: “The best of supplications is the supplication on the day of ‘Arafah and the best which I and the Prophets before me have said is:

لَا إِلٰهَ إِلَّا اللّٰهُ وَحْدَهُ لَا شَرِيْكَ لَهُ، لَهُ الْمُلْكُ وَلَهُ الْحَمْدُ وَهُوَ عَلَی كُلِّ شَيْءٍ قَدِيْرٌ

Meaning: “None has the right to be worshipped but Allah alone, Who has no partner. His is the dominion and His is the praise, and He is Able to do all things.” [Hisnul Muslim: 119]

10. When Throwing Pebble at Jamraat

Say:

اَللّٰهُ أَكْبَرُ

Meaning: “Allah is the most great” [Hisnul Muslim: 121]

11. Saying Labbaik at Dhul Hulaifah

Umar (R) narrated: 

 رَأَيْتُ رَسُولَ اللَّهِ صلى الله عليه وسلم يَرْكَبُ رَاحِلَتَهُ بِذِي الْحُلَيْفَةِ ثُمَّ يُهِلُّ حَتَّى تَسْتَوِيَ بِهِ قَائِمَةً

Meaning: “I saw that Allah’s Messenger ﷺ used to ride on his Mount at Dhul Hulaifa and used to start saying, “Labbaik” when the Mount stood upright.” [Sahih al Bukhari: 1514]

12. Dua When Slaughtering Animal

بِسْمِ اللّٰهِ وَاللّٰهُ أَكْبَرُ [اَللّٰهُمَّ مِنْكَ وَلَكَ] اَللّٰهُمَّ تَقَبَّلْ مِنِّيْ

Meaning: “With the Name of Allah, Allah is the Most Great! [O Allah, from You and to You.] O Allah, accept it from me.” [Hisnul Muslim: 127]

Check out our Dua app to learn many more Duas. 

Conclusion

Performing Hajj in the house of Allah is an honour for a Muslim. Every able Muslim must perform Hajj once in his/her lifetime. It is also very important to make a lot of dua during Hajj days since there is a higher chance of acceptance. 

Thus every Hujjaj (pilgrim) must learn the Dua for Hajj and supplicate to Allah as much as possible during the blessed days of Hajj. May Allah accept the Hajj of our Muslim brothers and sisters and accept their Duas. 

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