The Three Types of Hajj

There are 3 types of Hajj that can be performed, Hajj al-Tamattu’, Hajj al-Qiran and Hajj al-Ifrad

Hajj al-Tamattu’

Hajj al-Tamattu’ involves performing Umrah and Hajj, entering a separate state of Ihram for each.

This is considered the best option of the 3 types of Hajj and is the one the Prophet Muhammed (PBUH) encouraged his followers to perform.

Hajj al-Qiran

In this form of Hajj, Umrah and Hajj are performed whilst in a single state of Ihram.

Hajj al-Ifrad

This is when performing Hajj only – if you perform Hajj al-Ifrad a sacrificial animal (Qurbani) is not required.