A Step by Step Guide: How to Perform Umrah
Posted by Ady on December 11th, 2019
Umrah, the lesser pilgrimage, is an Ibadah that holds significant value in Islam. Although it’s not a religious compulsion to perform umrah, if you possess the financial means as well as health for it, it is recommended that you should go for umrah. It’s a sunnah of our beloved Prophet Hazrat Muhammad (PBUH). You can book Umrah package 2020 in this regard, and even go for multiple times in a year if you want. There are no restrictions made by the Saudi Government.
Umrah includes many rituals but to perform them is very easy and simple. Here’s a brief, step by step guide.
Rituals of Umrah
1. Entering the State of Ihram.
For men, ihram is two pieces of simple, white cloths; one for covering the lower body and the other for covering the upper body.
For women, they can wear usual clothes. However, simple, modest clothing is advised. For which, most women prefer wearing Abaya on the top of their clothes.
Preparation for entering the state of Ihram;
1. Trimming of nails.
After Niyyah, the prohibitions of Ihram must be kept in view.
It is better to enter the state of ihram before departure i.e. at home or at the airport.
2. Performing Tawaf
Tawaf means moving around Kaabah in Masjid-al-Haram, 7 times.
• Start the tawaf from the Al Hajar Al Aswad (Black Stone), either kiss it, touch it with the right hand (if you can) or point the black stone with the right hand, facing it.
3. Sa’i (Walking Across Safah and Marwah)
Sa’i is Walking between the hills of Safah and Marwah 7 times. These hills are situated in the North and South of Kaabah. 7th trip will end at Marwah, after which, the pilgrims will offer 2 Rakat Nafal.
It means cutting of hair. It is done after performing Sa’i.
• For men, they should shave their heads completely.
All these primary rituals are necessary for performing umrah. Whether you are going for umrah through Last 10 Days Ramadan Umrah Packages, or in any other month.Also See: 2 Rakat, Step Guide, Significant Value, Right Hand, Umrah, Ihram, Pilgrims
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