Umrah Guide

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Important Instructions

  • It must be stressed at the very outset that there should be a sincere intention to perform Umrah , for all actions are judged by intentions. The holy Prophet sallallahu alayhi wasallam said:

    “The reward of deeds depends on the intentions”.

    Bukhaari

  • Do not let the thought enter your mind that you are going on a trip or a holiday. No! You are going to fulfil one of the greatest Sunnah of the holy Prophet sallallahu alayhi wasallam. You are going to Makkah where our beloved Prophet sallallahu alayhi wasallam was born and to Madeenah where he is resting. You are going to visit the house of Allah ta‘aalaa – Ka‘bah, which is surrounded by angels on all sides, and upon which continuously descend the Mercy and Blessings of Allah ta‘aalaa.

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  • As regards to your visit to the holy places, it must be borne in mind that Allah ta‘aalaa does not grant Important Instructions such blessed opportunities to all, and for those whom He has blessed with the opportunity, it will be very unfortunate to have spent time and wealth, and gain no benefit and reward. Generally, the loss and ruin is brought by Shaytaan and nafs (base desires). Therefore, be conscious of their deception and wickedness.

  • It is advisable to study this book prior to your departure for Umrah , preferably with an aalim of your locality, seeking his explanations on what you do not understand. Thus you will be able to follow the instructions laid down in this book with ease.
  • If you have any queries concerning religious matters or concerning the Umrah , consult an aalim or a knowledgeable person and seek his advice.

Abdullah Ibne Mas‘ood radhiyallahu anhu reports that Rasoolullah sallallahu alayhi wasallam said, “Perform Hajj and Umrah one after the other for surely they (Hajj and Umrah) remove poverty and sins just as the furnace removes the dirt of iron, gold and silver.”

Tirmizi, Nasa‘ee

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Umrah

Umrah is also known as the ‘minor Hajj’. It is a Sunnah and can be performed anytime during the year except for the five days of Hajj, i.e. from 9th Zul Hijjah to 13th Zul Hijjah. In these five days, it is makrooh tahreemi to perform Umrah.

Virtues of Umrah

  1. One Umrah is an expiation for the sins committed between it and another Umrah.

Bukhaari, Muslim

  1. To perform one Umrah in Ramadhaan is equivalent to a Hajj. In another narration, ... equivalent to Hajj with me.

Muslim

  1. The performers of Hajj and Umrah are deputationsof Allah ta‘aalaa. If they call Him, He answers them and if they seek His Forgiveness, He forgives them.

Ibne Maajah

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Necessary acts of Umrah

The fardh of Umrah are:

  1. Ihraam (i.e. special dressing, niyyah and talbiyah).
  2. Tawaaf (with niyyah).

The waajib of Umrah are:

  1. Sa‘ee between Safaa and Marwah.
  2. Halaq or Qasr.


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DEPARTURE

  1. Before departure, perform two raka‘at nafl in your house. On completing the two raka‘at, firstly thank Allah ta‘aalaa for the favour which He has b estowed upon you by giving you the understanding and the blessed opportunity to go on this holy mission.
  2. Thereafter, make du‘aa to Allah ta‘aalaa. Ask Him to make the journey easy for you and to make it full of blessings and gains. Also that He safeguards you from the evil of Shaytaan and nafs. Further that He gives you the opportunity to utilise your time in those actions which will bring His Pleasure and that He accepts your Umrah.
  3. Now start your journey. Throughout your journey you must perform the daily five fardh Salaat regularly and punctually. You must not be a cause of harm to anyone. On the contrary, you should be of assistance to anyone who needs help. Do not waste your time. Engage yourself in learning, teaching, preaching and remembrance of Allah ta‘aalaa.


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IHRAM

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In Makkah Mukarrama

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Tawaaf

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Sa'ee

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sa'ee

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Halaq

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While in Makkah Mukarramah

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Glossary

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