Talbiyah: Meaning, Audio and Translation For Hajj

Talbiyah for hajj

The word Talbiyah means going to the place of worship with love and sincerity in heart.

When Muslims go to Makkah on pilgrimage, they recite Talbiyah at various places during their journey from the first day of Dhul-Hijjah till they enter Masjid Al-Haram after performing Tawaf Al-Ifadah (the farewell Tawaf). It is repeated three times in each Rak’ah of Tawaf.

What is The Talbiyah?

The Talbiyah is a declaration of faith recited by Muslims when undertaking the Hajj or Umrah pilgrimages.

It is considered a very important part of the Hajj and Umrah rituals and is often recited multiple times throughout the journey. The Talbiyah can be recited in any language, but the most common version is in Arabic.

Talbiyah Hajj


The meaning of the Talbiyah is Here I am, O Allah, here I am. There is no partner with You. Here I am. Verily all praise, grace, and dominion are Yours. You have no partner.

How to pronounce Talbiyah?

The Talbiyah is a short phrase that is recited during Hajj and Umrah. It is a declaration of intention to perform the pilgrimage. The Talbiyah is recited when the pilgrim puts on their ihram, the unique clothing worn during Hajj and Umrah.

The Talbiyah can be said any time during your pilgrimage. However, it is customary to say it in Arabic.

Talbiyah Hadith

When reciting the Talbiyah, it is recommended to raise one’s voice so that those around can hear. This is based on a hadith of the Prophet Muhammad صلى الله عليه وسلم in which he said:

Whoever utters the talbiyah for Hajj or Umrah with the intention of performing them and dies before actually performing them, will come on the Day of Judgment with the talbiyah on his lips.

Prophet Muhammad PBUH

Rules for Men

The Talbiyah is a very important part of the Hajj and Umrah, and there are some specific rules that men must follow when reciting it:

  1. The Talbiyah must be said with sincerity and intention.
  2. It should be recited loud enough to be heard by those around you.
  3. It should be recited continuously, without stopping. Fourth, it should be recited after every prayer.

Rules for Women

There are the rules for women to follow while reciting Talbiyah:

  1. There is no harm in a woman raising her voice when reciting it, as long as she is not in the presence of non-mahram men.
  2. It is recommended for women to recite the Talbiyah quietly.
  3. A woman should not recite the Talbiyah aloud when she is menstruating or experiencing postnatal bleeding.

It is a dua that is recited by Muslims who are undertaking the Hajj or Umrah pilgrimages. The word Talbiyah comes from the Arabic verb talaba, which means to answer or respond. In the context of Hajj and Umrah, it means responding to Allah’s call.

The Talbiyah is a declaration of intention to worship Allah and is recited throughout the journey.

This dua is an essential part of the Hajj and Umrah. It is a declaration of faith and intent to Allah. The Talbiyah hadith is very clear about what is required when reciting the Talbiyah. The audio and translation provided here can help you understand and adequately recite the Talbiyah.

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