Visiting Al-Masjid Al-Nabawee, the Seven Masjids and al-Qiblatayn (2) Masjids

Question 21: Some people believe that if a pilgrim is not able to visit Al-Masjid Al-Nabawee (the Prophet’s Mosque in Madeenah), their Hajj is incomplete. Is this true

Answer: Visiting Al-Masjid Al-Nabawee is a Sunnah (supererogatory act of worship following the example of the Prophet), not Waajib (obligatory). It is not connected with Hajj; it is a Sunnah to visit Al-Masjid Al-Nabawee at any time of the year, not only at the time of Hajj, according to the saying of the Prophet (peace be upon him): No journey should be undertaken except to three Masjids: Al-Masjid Al-Haram (the Sacred Mosque in Makkah), this Masjid of mine (the Prophet’s Mosque), and Al-Masjid Al-Aqsaa (the Aqsa Mosque in Jerusalem). (Agreed upon by Al-Bukhaaree and Muslim)… read more here.

Trading in Hajj season although the main intention is Hajj

Question 20: There are some trees about 80 kilometers from my region. We call these trees Al-Rakah, meaning, Arak tree. My question is: Is it permissible for me to make Miswaaks (tooth-cleansing sticks) out of these trees and sell them in Makkah and Al-Madeenah during the season of Hajj bearing in mind that my intention is originally to perform Hajj and not to sell the Miswaaks?

Answer: It is permissible for you to sell the Miswaaks in Makkah. This will not affect the validity of your Hajj even if you initially intended to sell them. This is based on the generality of the Saying of Allaah (Exalted be He): There is no sin on you if you seek the Bounty of your Lord (during pilgrimage by trading).… read more here.

Ascending to Hiraa’ Cave

Question 19: Some pilgrims have accidents while ascending Al-Noor Mountain and descending the Cave (Hiraa’). Therefore, some people suggested establishing stairways that lead to the Cave, along with blocking any other ways leading to it by iron grids, to prevent anyone from going there except through the specified route for ascending and descending.

Answer: Ascending the mentioned Cave is neither of the Hajj rituals, nor of the Sunnah (supererogatory acts of worship following the example of the Prophet) acts in Islaam; rather, it is a Bidd‘ah (innovation in religion) and is one of the means leading to Shirk (associating others with Allaah in His Divinity or worship)… read more here.