Foreward

Foreward

Bismillah-hi-Al-Rahman-Al-Raheem

Nahmaduhu Wanusale Alaa Rasulihil Kareem

In the name of Allah, the Most Gracious, the Most Merciful

We praise Him and solicit blessings for His noble Messenger. Hundreds of Ulama have written a large number of books on the precepts of Hajj in different languages at different times. Some of them are very detailed while some are brief. The Purpose of this small treatise is only to give an account of the necessary dictates for Hajj in easy language with easy classification. These dictates have been derived from the same detailed books to which necessary reference have mostly been made. In edition to the generally referred books on 'Hadith' and 'Fiqh' , the sources of this treatise are as follows :-

1. Manasik by Mulla 'Ali Qari.

2. Ghunyat-un-Nasik.

3. Zubdat-ul-Manasik by Hazrat Maulana Rashid Ahmed Gangohi (along with its annotation by Haji Sher Mohammed Mohajir Madani). Most of the dictates have been derived from this very book. As a matter of fact the real service in this respect has been rendred by these very 'Ulama'. My contribution therein rests only on facilitation and classification composed in 10 days of the month of Shawwal, 1387 A.H. This is in compliance with the orders of some of my elders through whose blessings it is not improbable to hope that Allah may approve my petty contribution as well.

   Muhammad Shafi
(May Allah forgive him)

17th Shawwal, 1387 A.H.