What is Umrah?

In Arabic, the word ‘Umrah is gotten from I’timaar which implies a visit. Be that as it may, ‘Umrah in Islamic phrasing, implies visiting Ka’bah, performing Tawaaf (circumambulation) around it, strolling amongst Safaa and Marwah seven times. An entertainer of ‘Umrah puts off his Ihraam by having his hair shaved or trim. ‘Umrah can be performed alongside Hajj and in different days too.

‘Umrah can be performed amid whenever in the year, there is no settled time for ‘Umrah.

The Pillars of `Umrah are four:

an) Ihraam: which is expected at the Meeqaat.

b) Tawaaf: around the House.

c) Sa’y: strolling between As-Safaa and Al-Marwah, which comprises of seven circuits.

d) Tahal-lul: which implies leaving the province of Ihraam; getting to be plainly legitimate what was already disallowed amid Ihraam.

Amid ‘Umrah, explorers don’t go to Minaa, ‘Arafaat and Muzdalifah or toss rocks on the Jamrahs (stone columns speaking to fallen angels) or offer creature forfeit. These rituals are just performed amid Hajj.

The most effective method to perform ‘Umrah:

1. At the point when the person who needs to perform ‘Umrah lands at the Meeqaat, it is suggested for him (both man and lady) to clean up if helpful, including discharging ladies and those encountering postnatal dying. The man fragrances his head and facial hair yet not his Ihraam articles of clothing. There is no damage in what stays of it after Ihraam. There is not all that much on the off chance that it isn’t conceivable to wash up at Meeqaat.

2. Men are to change into their dress of Ihraam while the ladies just need to make their aim around then in the garments they are as of now wearing. There is no particular attire assigned for ladies, aside from that they are precluded from wearing the Niqaab (confront cover) and gloves. Rather, they may cover their hands with the lower some portion of their khimaar (head covering), while at the same time utilizing the upper piece of their jilbaab (external article of clothing) or a different bit of texture to cover their countenances by drawing it down, if there is have to do as such.

With respect to men, they should accept their Ihraam at the Meeqaat by wearing two bits of texture called the Izaar and the Ridaa’. The Ridaa’ covers the best 50% of the body, while the Izaar covers the lower half. No other attire is permitted to be worn notwithstanding these – no clothing, no jeans, no shirt, no turban, no cap, and so forth are to be worn.

At that point the pioneer makes the aim at the Meeqaat to start the rituals of ‘Umrah by entering the territory of Ihraam. The aim must be made in the heart, while the announcement made subsequently is: “Labayka ‘Umrah” or “Allahumma labbayka ‘Umrah”. This announcement starts the rituals of `Umrah. So the principal mainstay of `Umrah is the Ihraam. The goal is made in the heart, while the tongue recounts the opening Talbiyyah. Furthermore, on the off chance that you wish, while expressing Talbiyyah, you may express a condition to Allah expecting what may keep you from finish of the ‘Umrah whether disease or dread – saying “in habasanee haabes fa mahillee haithu habastanee” (I leave the province of Ihraam from the place You keep me from proceeding). So in the event that you do that and are then avoided or turn out to be sick – then you may leave Ihraam. At that point rehash the Talbiyyah: “labbayk Allahumma labbayk, labbayka laa shareeka laka labbayk, innal-hamda wan-ni’mata laka wal-mulk, laa shareeka lak” (“because of your call O Allah I perform ‘Umrah, here I am O Allah. In light of Your call. You have no accomplice. In light of Your call. All Praise and Blessings, and the Ownership of all that You made is Yours (alone). You have no accomplice”)

After touching base at the holy mosque in Makkah (Al-Masjid Al-Haraam), you ought to enter with your correct foot and say: “Bismillaah, Allahumma Salli ‘Alaa Muhammad, Allahumma Ighfirli waftahli Abwaaba Rahmatik. (For the sake of Allah! O Allah! Magnify the specify of your Messenger. O Allah! Pardon my wrongdoings, and open the entryways of Your benevolence for me).” You ought to enter in a way offering modesty and thanks to the endowments He, Almighty, gave upon you.

3. After landing at the Ka’bah, quit presenting the Talbiyyah, at that point approach the Black Stone, touch it with your correct hand and kiss it. On the off chance that this isn’t conceivable, you should confront the Black Stone and point to it. Try not to push and push, causing hurt and being hurt by other individuals. When touching the Stone, the accompanying is stated: “Bismil-laah, Allahu Akbar” (for the sake of Allah, Allah is the Greatest) or “Allahu Akbar” (Allah is the Greatest).

An explorer must walk, keeping the Ka’bah to his left side. When you come to the Yamaani corner touch it with your correct hand, if conceivable, yet don’t kiss it, and say: “Bismil-laahi wa Allahu Akbar”. On the off chance that this is troublesome for you, at that point continue performing tawaaf without touching it, pointing at it or notwithstanding saying “Allahu Akbar” in light of the fact that this was not described from the Prophet sallallaahu `alayhi wa sallam ( may Allah commend his say ) then again at whatever point you reach or are parallel to the dark stone, touch it with your correct hand, kiss it and say, “Bismillaah Allahu Akbar”, on the off chance that it isn’t conceivable then it is sufficient to point at it and say, “Bismillaah, Allahu Akbar”.

Amid this Tawaaf it is favored for a man to complete two things:

an) Al-Idhtibaa’ from the earliest starting point of Tawaaf until the end, which is setting the center of one’s Redaa’ under the correct arm and its closures over the left shoulder. When you are done performing Tawaaf, you may restore your Reda’ to its unique state in light of the fact that the ideal opportunity for An Idhtibaa’ is just amid Tawaaf.

b) Ar-Raml amid the initial three circuits as it were. Ar-Raml implies accelerating one’s pace with little advances.

Influence supplication from your heart, for that which to will profit you. Discuss whatever you wish, supplicate to Allah by requesting great, present the Quran, anything you wish. There are no particular proclamations or supplications to be recounted amid the Tawaaf that is genuinely settled in the Sunnah. Be that as it may, it is prescribed to state between the two corners amid every circumbulance as it is accounted for from the Messenger of Allah sallallaahu `alayhi wa sallam ( may Allah commend his specify ): “…Our Lord, allow us great in this life and great in the great beyond and spare us from the discipline of the Hellfire.” [Quran: 2:201]

4. When you finish seven circuits of Tawaaf, approach Maqaam (Ibraaheem’s station) and recount this verse (which signifies): “And take you (individuals) the Maqaam (put) of Ibraheem as a position of Prayer…” [Quran: 2:125]

At that point ask two short Rak’ahs, as close as helpfully conceivable, behind Maqaam Ibraheem. On the off chance that it isn’t conceivable then you can ask them anyplace in the sacrosanct mosque. It is liked to discuss amid the main Rak’ah the section “Al-Kafiroon” [109] and amid the second one the part of “Al-lkhlaas” [112].

After finishing the two Rak’ahs, come back to the Black Stone and touch it, if helpful

5. The following stage is to go to Safaa. After moving toward the foot of Safaa, the accompanying verse is recounted (which signifies): “Verily, As-Safaa and Al-Marwah are from the images of Allah. So it isn’t a wrongdoing on him who performs Hajj or ‘Umrah of the house (ka ‘bah) to play out the going (tawaaf) between them. Furthermore, whoever does great intentionally, at that point verily, Allah is the All-Recognizer, All-Knower.” [Quran; 2:158]

6. At that point climb unto mount Safaa until the Ka’bah is noticeable, if conceivable. Confronting the Ka’bah the accompanying is to be said 3 times, and between each time one is to make ones claim supplication:

“Allahu Akbar, Allahu Akbar, Allahu Akbar. Laa ilaaha il-lall-llaahu wadahu la shareeka lahu, lahul mulku wa lahul hamdu, wa huwa ‘alaa qulli shay’in qadeer. Laa ilaaha il-lall-llaahu wahdahu, anjaza wa’dahu, wa nasara ‘abdahu, wa hazamal ahzaaba wahdahu” (Allah is the Greatest, Allah is the Greatest, Allah is the Greatest. None has the privilege to be adored aside from Allah alone, Who has no accomplice. To Him has a place the territory, to Him has a place all acclaim, and He has control over everything. He satisfied His guarantee, offered triumph to His worker, and vanquished the confederates alone.)

7. At that point slip and go towards Marwah, running between the fluorescent green lights (for men just), after achieving Marwah move upon it on the off chance that it is conceivable, and rehash an indistinguishable methodology from when climbing Safaa with the exception of you are not to discuss the previously mentioned verse, since it is presented when rising Safaa out of the blue as it were. This finishes one circuit. At that point one proceeds back to Safaa running between the fluorescent green lights (for men just) – along these lines finishing two circuits.

There are no specific supplications to be discussed amongst Safaa and Marwah. Seven circuits are to be finished completion the keep going one on Marwah.

At that point one is to have his hair style in spite of the fact that shaving it is better. Ladies ought to abbreviate their hair by a fingertips length from the end. The privileges of ‘Umrah have now been finished.