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Umrah 2015

Umrah is known to be the ‘minor Hajj’ and is a Sunnah act performed at any time of the year(Umrah visa is only processed from rabbiyulawwal to shaban) . Unfortunately, now-a-days, some people go for Umrah without even knowing the great virtues and blessings of the many actions we perform on this journey. It is extremely critical and important that a person who intends to perform Umrah learn the basics of this act of worship including the obligatory actions and what makes Umrah null and what should be done

Stages of Umrah

  • Ihram: put on at the Meeqat
  • Tawaaf: around the Kabah.
  • Saee: walking between As-Safaa and Al-Marwah seven times
  • Tahallul: coming out of the state of Ihram
  • Valid passport for at least six (6) months from date of travel
  • Four (4) passport size pictures with white background.
  • Proof for mahrem for ladies under age of 45 these proof may be marriage certificate or birth certificate
  • Muslims with non-Islamic names must submit proof of Shahadah from mosque or institution where it was taken.
Intention & Ihram ihram during umrah Men will change into the Ihram (2 white pieces of cloth); Women may wear any permissible clothing At the Meeqat make intention to perform Umrah Things not to do in a state of ihram To use perfume but its Sunnah to apply perfume before you enter into ihram To remove fingernails, toenails, or hair The man, to cover his head For the woman to cover her face or wear gloves Sexual intercourse or its inviting actions To hunt an edible, wild, land animal Tawaf Umrah & the kabah Upon arrival at the Kabah – proceed to the Blackstone – raise your right hand and say “Bismil-laahiwaAllaahu Akbar” During tawaf make supplication from your heart, for that which will benefit you. Upon Completion of the Tawaf (7 circuits) proceed to the Maqaam Ibrahim and recite this verse At the Maqaam Ibrahim – behind it – you will pray 2 rakahs. If possible Drink ZamZam Water – the foutains are directly behind you – then proceed to the Saee Area (Safaa) Sa’I(walking between Safa and Marwah) sai during umrahStart the Sa’I at Safa and Walk towards Marwah do this for 7 times ending at Marwah– between the green light move faster – Then one is to have his hair cut although shaving it is better. Women should shorten their hair by a fingertips length from the end.

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