All praise is due to Allaah and may His peace and blessings be on His final Messenger, his family and those who follow him in goodness until the Day of Judgement. To Proceed:
This book is transcribed translation of a lecture Shaykh Usaamah Al-Qoosee gave while in New York, USA. The Shaikh gave this lecture in Masjid Ahlul-Qur’aan wa Sunnah in February of 2000 before Hajj time. The lecture was given in Arabic and then transcribed and translated by brother, Muhammd Yaseen afterward.
The talk was very beneficial as the Shaykh mentioned the rites of Hajj and ‘Umrah in a simple and understandable form, making it apply to the audience he was directing his talk to – those in the west, particularly those in the United States.
Shaykh Usaamah does not go into detail in this discussion and limits his words to just the main points, briefly mentioning the evidences from the Qur’aan and the Sunnah. By doing this, he gives a simple yet informational guide on how to perform the Hajj and ‘Umrah. This is beneficial for those who will be perfoming Hajj soon and do not have time to research the issue in depth or for those who just want a quick and brief guide on what to do during Hajj or ‘Umrah.
The reader will be able to easily follow the rites of Hajj and ‘Umrah, step and by step, as he goes along this treatise. And information is given as to what should be said during each point, as well as what should be done according to the Qur’aan and Sunnah.
We ask Allaah to reward the Shaykh for his beneficial talk and that He place it on his Balance of good deeds on the Day of Judgement. And lastly, we ask that Allaah make this treatise a guide for those who wish to perform Hajj, and that it cause them to perform it correctly and properly, such that their Hajj will be accepted.
On February 9, 2002.
Author: Shaykh Abu Haatim Usaamah Ibn ‘Abdil-Lateef Al-Qoosee
Translator: Abu Maryam Isma’eel Alarcon