A Report on the issues of Hajj
By Sheikh Khalid Bin Abd Al Aziz Al Hueiseen
Compiled by: Abu Mujahed Al Maziani
Departure from A`rafat (Efadah) :
1- The difference between A`rafa and A`rafat I that the former is the day while the latter is the location. However, both titles may be used respectively.
2- The reason behind calling it A`rafa is that Jebreel a`lyhee as salam came to Ibraheem Salla Allah a`lyhee wa sallam to teach him Haj rituals till they arrived at the location of A`rafa and asked him: Did you lean Ibraheem (A`raft) he said I learnt (A`raft). It was then called A`rafa.
3- Rulings of one who dies at A`rafa:
4- He/she retains Ehram and according to hadeeth reported by Bukhari shall resurrect on the Day of Resurrection making Talbiyah.
5- He/she must be washed as any other dead person.
6- It is permissible to use Sidr leaves while washing the dead person since Sidr is not a scented plant.
7- The man is to be shrouded using his Ezar and Reda-a based on the hadeeth of the Messenger Salla Allah a`lyhee wa sallam saying : “Shroud him using his garment”.
8- It is permissible to use two pieces of cloth although three is the Sunnah.
9- His head must not be covered since he is in a state of Ehram.
10- No one is to be delegated to continue his Haj since he is retaining an Ehram status.