This book volume 4 of 8, written by Muhammad Javad Moqniyyah, presents the similarities and differences in the issues regarding Hajj, the Islamic Pilgrimage from the viewpoints of the five Schools of thoughts.
At the beginning, in order to make it easier for the reader to follow the opinions of the five schools of fiqh about various aspects of Hajj, we shall briefly outline their sequence as ordained by the Shari’ah.
The Hajj pilgrim coming from a place distant from Mecca assumes ihram from the miqat on his way, or from a point parallel to the closest miqat, and starts reciting the talbiyah. In this there is no difference between one performing ‘Umrah mufradah or any of the three types of Hajj (i.e. tamattu, ifrad, qiran). However, those who live within the haram of Mecca assume ihram from their houses.’
This work on the Shariah or Islamic Law offers a comparative study of the Divine Law that, according to authentic Islamic doctrines, embodies the Will of God in society. In the Islamic world view, God is the ultimate legislator. The five major schools that are used in the comparison are: Hanafi, Hanbali, Shafi’i, Maliki and Jaf’ari.