Examining the Teachings of the ʿArafah Supplication from the Viewpoint of Ayatollah Makarim Shirazi

The supplication of ʿArafah must be recited with a full heartfelt presence and with complete understanding of its content. One must reflect on the deeper meaning of its various teachings and benefit from the blessings of this great day.

His Eminence’s Bi’thah Begins Work on Khordad 30th [June 20th, 2022] in the Holy City of Medina

The delegation of seminary teachers and researchers sent by Ayatollah Makarem Shirazi to set up his Bi'thah during this year’s Hajj pilgrimage will commence work on Monday Khordad 30th [Dhelqa'dah 20th, 1443 Ah.].

His Eminence’s Bi’thah begins Work on Mordad 11th [August 2nd 2018] in the Holy City of Medina

The delegation of seminary teachers and researchers sent by Ayatollah Makarem Shirazi to set up his Bi'thah during this year’s Hajj pilgrimage will commence work on Thursday Mordad 11th [Dhelqa'dah 19th, 1439 Ah.].

Ayatollah Makarem Shirazi has no Bi‘thah for this Year’s Hajj

The office of  Ayatollah Makarem Shirazi hereby announces that his eminence has sent no one to establish his Bithah for this year"s Hajj pilgrimage from Iraq and any such news is completely false.  Ayatollah Makarem Shirazi will have not have any representatives, whether from Iraq or Iran, to establish his Bi‘thah during this year’s Hajj pilgrimage.

His Eminence’s Statement Concerning the Important Issue of Hajj

The issues pertaining to the two Holy Shrines in Mecca and Medina need to be resolved one day; this can be accomplished only when a committee of experienced and skilled individuals regarding the issue of the Hajj pilgrimage is s e l e c ted by the Organization of Islamic Cooperation to superintend the affairs of the two Holy Shrines in Mecca and Medina. In such a case, Saudi Arabia can also have a member in that committee.  

A Person Who Is Not able to Perform his rituals Because of Illness

What is the duty of a person who is not able to perform the rituals which must be performed in Minā, or the ritual circumambulation [ṭawāf], the sa‘y, and the other rituals which need to be performed in Mecca, because of illness or something like that?

Giving Precedence to the Hajj Rituals over The Other Rituals for the Women Who Is about to Have Her Menstruation Period

Does a woman who is about to have her menstruating period need to give precedence to the ritual circumambulation [ṭawāf] or only or do both the circumambulation and the ritual running [sa‘y] need to be given precedence?

Ayatollah Makarem Shirazi’s Hajj Expedition Commenced Its Activities in Medina

The dispatched delegation of the  Ayatollah Makarem Shirazi's Office including a number of learned scholars started its work on 23/9/2013- Dil Qa’dah 16th at the holy city of Medina .

Place of Sacrifice

Please tell us your opinion about the existing place of sacrifice which is out of Minā. And if it is possible please explain the reason for your ruling according to fiqh.

Istiṭā‘ah [the financial capability to go on the Hajj pilgrimage] because of nuptial gift (Mahr)

The nuptial gift of a woman (mahr) is several times more than the amount she needs to afford the hajj pilgrimage; is it necessary for her heirs to allocate some of her wealth to performing the hajj after her death before prorating the heritage?

Finding out something on one’s body which is an Obstacle for Ablution after Finishing the Hajj

A woman has had nail polish on her nails and fingers and has performed the rituals of the hajj without knowing that nail polish is an obstacle for the wuḍū and the ghusl. Are the rituals that she has performed valid and if she realizes the matter after the she has finished the rituals of the hajj then what is her duty?