If you don’t know about the complete procedure of Umrah then you are at the right place because in this article we are going to guide you about the complete procedure of Umrah.
In Arabic, the word Umrah is obtained from I‘timaar which suggests ‘a stay with’. Umrah in Islamic terms refers to visiting a Kaaba, performing Tawaf around the Kabbah, and walking between Safa and Marwah seven times. Umrah is usually considered as a mini Hajj, which will be performed by Muslims at any time of the year from everywhere on the planet in Saudi Arabia. It is often performed alongside Hajj and within the month of Ramdhan also.
Umrah means “to visit populated places”. The Holy Prophet (PBUH) said:
“Umrah is an expiation for the sins committed (between it and the previous one). And the reward of Hajj Mabrur (the one accepted by Allah) is nothing except Paradise.”
First of all, you have to book your seat for Umrah from any agency. There are a lot of agencies providing services for Umrah. You can book your seat, according to your budget and according to the provided services during the Umrah. There is an ultimate guide that you can learn about the complete procedure of Umrah.
It is a critaory for males and females to perform Umra.
If a male wants to go single on Umrah then he must be 40+(Forty Plus) for this demand. The male who are below 40 years old, cannot go single.
If any lady has no Mahram (Male person) to go with her on Umrah then you don’t need to worry about that because she can perform Umrah even with-out Mehram, just she has to follow the limitations of age. Females must be 45+ (Forty-FivePlus) for single traveling. If she travels with a group or family then-No Objections Certificate (NOC) from her Mahram.
Requirements for Umrah:
- Passports must be valid for at least 6 months.
- CNIC 14*6 cm.
- Blue back-ground photos (female picture should be in hijab, the male picture should be without cap and glasses). Side or angled views are NOT accepted.
- Vaccination card/ Polio Card for Child. The certificate should be issued not more than three years and not less than at least 10 days to enter Saudi Arabia.
- 100% payment received in advance for the package.
- If you want to cancel your visa after approval then you have to pay PKR: 10,000 per head
Complete Procedure of Umrah
Steps of Umrah:
- Setup of Ehraam
A Haji sets Niyaah of Hajj and Umrah and recites Talbiya before Miqat.
للَّهُمَّ اِنِّيْ اُرِيْدُ الْعُمْرَةَ فَيَسِّرْهَا لِيْ وَ تَقَبَّلْهَا مِنِّيْ
َ“O ALLAH! I intend to perform Umrah, please make it easy for me and accept it from me”
- When you have left your home, start reciting again and again beneath mentioned Duaa and Talbiya continuously. It is mandatory to recite Talbiyyaah higher voice at least one time.
بِسْمِ اللَّهِ تَوَكَّلْتُ عَلَى اللَّهِ، لاَ حَوْلَ وَلاَ قُوَّةَ إِلاَّ بِاللَّ
(In the name of ALLAH, I place my trust in ALLAH, and there is no might nor power except with ALLAH)
- Enter into the Masjid-Aal-Haraam. Recite Durood-e-Pak and invoke Allah & begin towards Kaaba Shareef.
اللَّهُمَّ صَلِّ عَلَى مُحَمَّدٍ وسلم, اللَّهُمَّ افْتَحْ لِي أَبْوَابَ رَحْمَتِكَ
(In the name of ALLAH! O ALLAH! Exalt the mention of your Messenger. O ALLAH! Forgive my sins, and open the gates of your mercy for me).
- Fixed your eyes at BaituLLAH shareef & Pray:
اللّهُ أكبر اللّهُ أكبر, لا إلَهَ إلا اللّه, اللّهُ أكبر اللّهُ أكبر, و لِلّه الحمدَ
- Next, this recites Talbiyah and moves onwards to perform Tawwaf.
Banning of Ihram Shareef
- Cut your nails
- Cut your hair and remove extra hair from any part of your body.
- Use of fragrance on your body or your Ihram
- Stitch your clothes.
- Your ankle and back of the foot must be exposed, and your sandals or flip flops shouldn’t be stitched.
- Cover your head or face.
- Hunt of animals (camels) even of lice.
- Sexual task
The word Tawaf means you’ve got to maneuver around the Kaaba seven (7) times with faithfulness. The Hajji must walk keeping Kabaah Shareef on their left. Upon appearing at the Kaabah, stop reciting the Talbiyah. You’ve got in Wudu (ablution). Male leave their right shoulder naked only during the whole of Tawaf, this is often called Idttiba’aa after the tawaf male got to tuck both his shoulders.
- Starting at the Black Stone.
- If you can kiss, kiss the Black Stone.
- If you can touch, then touch the Black Stone with your right hand.
- Point the Black Stone using your right hand, facing it.
ِبسْمِ اللَّهِ, اللّهُ أكبر
For Male, to Ramal in the time of primary 3 rounds of Tawwaaf and walk commonly during the opposite 4rth rounds. Once you reached the Yamani corner, Touch it together, and say بِسْمِ اللَّهِ, اللّهُ أكبر or if you unable, to touch then continue to recite:
برَبَّنَا آتِنَا فِي الدُّنْيَا حَسَنَة ً وَفِي الآخِرَةِ حَسَنَة ً وَقِنَا عَذَابَ النَّار
Whenever Hajji reaches Rukh-Al-Yamani (Kabba’s corner) they ought to only hold Hijra-e-Aswat.
After ended the Tawwaf, move to the Maqam‐e Ibraheem ‐ (Prophet Ibrahim’s station)
بِسْمِ اللَّهِ, اللّهُ أكبر
Recite this verse (which means):
وَاتَّخِذُوْا مِنْ مَّقَامِ إِبْرَاهِيْمَ مُصَلًّى
(And take you (people) the Maqam (place) of Ibraheem as a place of Prayer. [Quran; 2:125])
The Hajji will offer Two Rakat of Nafl near to Maaqamm-e-Ibraahem without wrapping their heads.
Now, Hajji will have to go to Zamzam, which is located in the garden flat of Masjid-e-Haraam to drink the water (Zamzam) during this procedure say “بِسْمِ اللَّهِ & (Invoke to Allah)
للَّهُمَّ إِنِّي أَسْأَلُكَ عِلْمَاً نَافِعَاًً وَرِزْقَاً وَاسِعَاًَ وَشِفَاءً مِنْ كُلِّ دَاءٍ
O, Allah! I implore for the beneficial knowledge, vast provisions and cure from every disease.”
Saa’eye means to run back and seven times b/w the mountains of Saafaa and Marwaa which are located to the South and North of the Kaaba Shareef. Men should be preferred to run fast but women should go with fast feet.
بِسْمِ اللَّهِ, وَ الصلاة والسلام عَلَى رسول الله, اللَّهُمَّ إِنِّي أَسْأَلُكَ مِنْ فَضْلِكَ,
(In the name of Allah, and prayers and peace be upon the Messenger of Allah. O Allah, I ask you from your favor. O Allah, guard against the accursed devil.)
Teaching at the Mount of Saafaa, the recite:
اإِنَّ الصَّفَا وَالْمَرْوَةَ مِنْ شَعَآئِرِ اللَّهِ فَمَنْ حَجَّ الْبَيْتَ أَوِ اعْتَمَرَ فَلاَ جُنَاحَ عَلَيْهِ أَنْ يَطَّوَّفَ بِهِمَا وَمَنْ تَطَوَّعَ خَيْراً فَإِنَّ اللَّهَ شَاكِرٌ عَلِيْم
نَبْدَأُ بِمَا بَدَأَ اللَّهُ بِه
(I begin with what Allaah began with.)
Face the Qiblah Shareef, raise your both hands and recite 3 times:
اللّهُ أكبر, اللّهُ أكبر, اللّهُ أكبر
(Allah is the Greatest, Allah is the Greatest, and Allah is the Greatest.)
لاَ إِلَهَ إِلاَّ اللَّهُ وَحْدَهُ لاَ شَرِيْكَ لَه، لَهُ الْمُلْكُ وَ لَهُ الْحَمْدُ يُحْيِي وَ يُمِيْتُ وَ هُوَ عَلَى كُلِّ شَيْءٍ قَدِيْر؛ لاَ إِلَهَ إِلاَّ اللَّهُ وَحْدَهُ لاَ شَرِيْكَ لَه، أَنْجَزَ وَعْدَهُ وَ نَصَرَ عَبْدَهُ وَ هَزَمَ الأَحْزَابَ وَ حْدَه
(There is nothing worthy of worship except Allah, Alone. He has no partner, To Him belongs the kingdom, & all praise belongs to Him, & He has power above all things, There is nothing worthy of worship except Allah, He fulfilled His promise, Granted victory to His servant, And alone He defeated the allied army.)
The 7th way will end at Marwa. After this the Hajji will need to offer two Rakat nafl.
After Saa’yeee male Hajji will need to get their heads totally shaved, females will clip their hair wish to the length of a hand.
Now all the Ehram rules are upraised, and your Umrah is completed. We pray God accepts your Umra.