Umrah - Guide


The meaning of "Umrah" is "TO VISIT" The accomplishment of Umrah at least once in a lifetime is Sunnat-e-Mu'akkadah. The Umrah performed during the auspicious month of Ramadaan supercedes that Umrah completed in other days. Bukhari Shareef states that Umrah in Ramadaan is equal to Hajj.  

 This guide is How to perform Umrah perfectly.
  • Take bath and Put an Ehram before crossing the Meequat boundary.
    (People doing Umrah from India, Pakistan and Bangladesh should wear Ehram From their home or Airport of their respective countries. If you reach Jeddah Airport Without wearing an Ehram a DAM (Penalty) will be Wajib, Dam means you will have to give Qurbaani of a Goat within Haram Boundary)
    Click here to know about Restrictions in Ihram.
  • Males to perform 2 Rakaats Sunnah by covering head with the upper cloth sheet after wearing Ehram.
  • After Salaam, males to uncover head (not females) say Niyyah of Umrah follwed by Talbiah thrice.
  • Continue to read Talbiah every now and then till you come opposite to Hajar-e-Aswad.
  • Proceed to Makkah-e-Mukarramah (City) and enter Masjid-e-Haram preferably through Babus-Salam.
  • Come opposite to Hajar-e-Aswad and stop Talbiah.
  • Perform whole Tawaaf (7 times) with izh-tibaa and do Ramal in first 3 rounds of Tawaaf     
    with a total of 8 Istilaams.
  • Perform 2 Rakaats Wajibut-Tawaaf better behind Maquam-e-Ibrahim; otherwise any where   
    in Majsid-e-Haram.
  • Go to Multazzam if possible and then drink Zam-Zam water by facing towards Kaabah   
    Standing position.
  • Go to Safa and there commence Sa'ee by making 7 trips betwen Safa and Marwah
    (Staring  with Safa and ending on Marwah).
  • Shave or trim the hair of the head.
  • Perform 2 Rakaats Nafl in Masjid-e-Haram.
  • Umrah is complete remove Ehram, take bath, put on normal clothes.

    Be free from all Ehram restrictions.

The Prophet (s.a.w.) said : "Umrah is an expiation for sins committed between one Umrah and the next; but Hajj which is accepted will receive no less reward than Paradise."
  • Ehram: 2 white cloth pieces unsewen, particularly only for males.
  • Babu-Salam: one of the entrance.
  • Izh-tibaa: One has to take one portion of Ehram's upper cloth sheet below right   
    armpit and put it upon left shoulder in such a way that both the portions of Ehram's 
    upper sheet come upon left shoulder and right hand's arm and shoulder remaining fully
  • Ramal: Sunnah for males only in which one has to walk hastily, taking short steps and 
    chest out with moving shoulder simultaneously.
  • Istilam: To place both palms on the Hajar-e-Aswad and kiss the Hajar between 2 palms.
  • Hajar-e-Aswad: A black stone fixed in the wall of Kaabah and by kissing it or doing 
    Istilaam, the Tawaf commences and also terminates there only.
  • Maquam-e-Ibrahim: Footsteps of Hazrath Ibrahim (AlaisSalam).
  • Mas'aa: Lengthy land area for Sa'ee between Safa and Marwah.
  • Meequat: Fixed places in all the 4 direction around Kaabah, from where it is wajib to  put on Ehram.
    The meeqat points include Dhul Hulayfah, 9 km from Madinah; Juhfah, 190 km to the northwest of Makkah; Qarn Al-Manazil, 90 km to the east of Makkah; Dhat Irq, 85 km northeast of Makkah; and Yalamlam, 50 km southeast of Makkah.
  • Multazam: The space betwen Hajar-e-Aswad and Bab-e-Kaabah where it is sunnah to 
    make dua by embracing the wall of Kaabah.
  • Sa'ee: To make 7 trips between 2 rocky mounts commencing from Safa and       
    terminating on Marwah.
  • Tawaaf: To make 7 rounds around Kaabah.
  • Zam-Zam: It is a well of Sacred Water now in Mataaf.
  • Mataaf: Vast open ground around Kaabah for Tawaaf.




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