Hajj And Umrah

Umrah in the light of quraan and sunnah

Umrah in the light of Qura'an and Sunnah

To perform Hajj-e-Tammattu’, it is mandatory to perform Umrah. So first perform Umrah upon the given procedure.

Everyone who does Umrah should remember the following:


1. If necessary, get a haircut public hair and arm pit then take a bath and apply perfume before Ihram.1

2. Wear Ihram, men should remove all the stitched clothes and wear the unstitched clothes. Preferably Ihram should be white, and it should be neat and clean. Women should wear their normal clothes covering from head to toe except face and hands. Women clothes should be free from all kind of jewelry and attraction. The clothes should be simple and unappealing.2

Footwear which does not cover up the ankles is permissible.

Note: Those who go to Jeddah through flights can put on their Ihram before they take the flight. But after reaching Meeqat in the state of Ihram, the intention of Umrah should be made.3

Note: Niyyah is the mere intention in the heart. In other worships such as Salah, Zakah, etc the Niyyah in done only in the heart. Like Allaahu Akbar in beginning of Salah, for Hajj and Umrah Niyyah is required in the heart and followed by words through tongue.



3. After reaching Meeqat in the state of Ihram, make the Intention for Umrah in the Heart and say “Allaahumma Labbaika Umratan” (Here I am, O Allaah, for Umrah)4

1 Sahih Muslim – 1189, Sunan At Tirmizi – 830
2 Hajjatun Nabi ( ) – Shaik Bin Baaz
3 Musnad Ash Shafai – 1673
4 Sahih Muslim – 1232

*If a person doesn’t do the same and he goes ahead without being in the state of Ihram and making the intention, then he has to offer a recompense. (One sheep should be sacrificed and distributed to the people of Makkah).

**If you are performing Umrah on behalf of others then along with intention say
“Allaahumma Labbaika Umratan An ……….)” (Here I am, O Allaah, for Umrah
from so and so) saying this take the name of the person as well.1

***If a person reads the dua “Allaahumma mahilli Haisu Habastani” (O Allaah, I
shall be free from Ihram where you detain me)2 , there is a great benefit, as, if he happens to face any hindrance and is stopped before reaching Makkah, then he can remove his Ihram where he was stopped and will not have to give Dum (Sacrificing a sheep). If he is unable to reach Makkah, then without performing Dum (sacrificing a sheep) he can take off Ihram and his Hajj will be correct.3

****If this hajj is Nafeel then there is no penalty for it but if you are performing Obligatory Hajj, then it will not make your Hajj be counted or Valid. Whenever the financial conditions etc are good again, you need to perform the obligatory Hajj compulsorily.

*****There is no particular Salah for putting on the Ihram. But it is preferable to were Ihram after any Fard Salah.4

Some scholars say that it is preferable to offer two Raka’h Salah at Zul Hulaifah (Meeqat of Madina). This is not the Salah of Ihram, but this Salah is based on the intention to gain its particular reward. Allaah knows Best.



4. After putting on the Ihram, say the Talbiyah loudly “Labbaik Allaahumma Labbaik, Labbaik Laa Shareeka laka Labbaik, Innal hamda Wan Ne’mata Laka Wal Mulk Laa Shareeka Lak” (Here I am, O Allaah, here I am. Here I am, You have no partner, here I am. Verily all praise and blessings are Yours, and all sovereignty, You have no partner)5

1 Sunan Abi Dawood – 1811
2 Sahih Muslim – 1207
3 Sahih Al Bukhari – 5089
4 Sahih Muslim – 1243
5 Musnad Ahmed Bin Hambal – 26693

Importance of Talbiyah

Talbiyah is among the symbols of the Hajj. The best Hajj is the one where the Talbiyah is aloud.1

When the person says Talbiyah, along with him all the stones and plants on his right and left side of the way say “Labbaik” and its reward will be written in the account of the person who says Talbiyah.2

The following dua’s are also proven by our Prophet Muhammad صلى الله عليه وسلم :

1. “Labbaika Ilaahal Haq” (Here I am, O God of truth)3 and after the Talbiyah, Prophet Muhammad صلى الله عليه وسلم had gave permission to add some more dua’s like:

2. “Labbaika Zal Ma’aarij Laabaika Zal Fawaazil” (Here I am, O the Possessor of ascension, Here I am, O the separator)4

3. “Labbaika Allahumma Labbaik, Labbaika Wa Sa’daaik Wal Khairu fee yadaik warraghbaa’u ilaika wal ‘Amal” (Here I am at your service; here I am at your service; ready to obey you. The Good is in your Hand. Here I am at your service. Unto you is the petition and deed (is also for You))5

** Women are also permitted to say the Talbiyah loudly. (Loud enough that the Muslim sisters around her could hear the Talbiyah)6

1 Sunan At Tirmizi – 827
2 Sunan Ibn Majah 2921
3 Sunan An Nasai – 2752
4 Baihaqi 9299
5 Sahih Muslim 1184
6 Musnad Ahmed 26693

Entering Makkah :

5. As soon as you see the people of Makkah and the city of Makkah (Buildings etc) stop reciting Talbiyah1

*To enter Makkah in the day2
or if someone try to enter through Saniyaulya (Babul MuaAllaah) and trying to enter Masjid-e-Haram through Baab Bani Shebah then it is correct and permissible and is from the Sunnah of our prophet Muhammad (صلى الله عليه وسلم ( to do so. But assuming it as an Obligation is not at all correct. So, neither put yourselves in trouble nor others in doing so.

** You can enter Makkah or Masjid-e-Haram from any place which is convenient for you.3

Masjid e Haraam

6.Doing Ablution before entering.4

While entering Masjid-e-Haraam, step in with your right Foot and read this dua:

“A’oozu Billahil ‘Azeem Wa Bi Wajhihil Kareem Wa Sultanihil Qadeem Minash Shaitaanir Rajeem”5 (I seek refuge in Almighty Allaah, by His Noble Face, by His primordial power, from Shaitan the outcast.)

“Bismillahi was saalamu ‘ala rasoolillah Allaahummaghfirli zunoobi waftah lee abwaaba rahmatik” (In the name of Allaah, and blessings and peace be upon the Messenger of Allaah. O Allaah, forgive me my sins and open to me the gates of Your mercy.)

1 Manaasik Al Hajj Albani :20
2 Sahih Al Bukhari 1574
3 Sahih Al Bukhari 1576
4 Sunan Tirmidhi 960
5 Sunan Abi Dawood 466

Dua on exiting the Masjid:

“Bismillahi was salamu ‘ala rasoolillah Allaahummagfirli zunoobi waftah lee abwaba fazlik” (In the name of Allaah, and blessings and peace be upon the Messenger of Allaah. O Allaah, forgive me my sins and open to me the gates of Your favor.)1


*You should take due consideration during the Tawaaf that you should not become a cause of disturbance to others especially during the kissing and touching the Black Stone.

**Before starting Tawaf you need to uncover your right shoulder by passing the cloth of Ihram below the right arm (through Right armpit) to the top of the Left Shoulder. (Known as Haalat-e-Iztebaa)2

***Hajar E Aswad (The Black Stone) should be touched by the Right hand or it should be indicated by the hand and the Tawaf should be started.3

****Performing Tawaf and Supplicating by looking at the Kaaba is also permissible.4

Hajr E Aswad

Note: If it is possible, then you could kiss the Hajar-e-Aswad and Putting the forehead is also permissible.5

And if it is not possible then you can indicate Hajar E Aswad with hand or a stick and kissing the hand and the stick is also permissible. If touching it is difficult because of the crowd, then direct it with hand but do not kiss the hand. While indicating do not

1 Sunan Ibn Majah 632
2Sunan Abi Dawood – 1884
3 Sunan Tirmidhi 856
4 Sunan Ibn Majah 2441
5 Irwa Al Ghaleel 1112

Direct Hajar E Aswad with Two hands (as done in Raf-e-yadain), only Right hand is enough.1

Note: By looking at Kaaba, supplicate by raising your hands. This Dua is also prove by the companions of Prophet Muhammad (صلى الله عليه وسلم ).

“Allaahumma antas salaam wa minkas salam fahayyina Rabbana bis Salaam” (O Allaah! You are the Peace, from You is the Peace. O Allaah! Greet us with the Peace)2

8. While touching or directing the Hand towards Hajr-e- Aswad say “Allaahu Akbar” or “Bismillaahi Allaahu Akbar” (With the Name of Allaah, Allaah is the Greatest)3

Virtue: By touching the Hajr-e-Aswad and Rukun-e- Yamani the sins of the person are washed away. (Sins will be forgiven)4

On the Day of Judgment Allaah will bring Hajr-e-Aswad and it will have Eyes with which it will see and a Tongue with which it will speak, then, it will witness the people who did the Istilaam (touching) by giving its due right.5

Hajr-e- Aswad was brought down from the Paradise, it was white as the snow, but it become black due to the sins of Bani Adam.6

Rukn e Yamani

9. Just touch the Rukun E Yamani, do not kiss it. If touching, is not possible then go ahead without directing your hand to it.7

1 Al Mustadrak Al Hakim 1672
2 Musnad Ash Shafai – 587
3 Musnad Ahmed Bin Hambal – 4628
4 Sahih Ibn E Khuzaima – 2729
5 Sunan At Tirmizi – 961
6 Sunan Tirmidhi 877
7 Sahih Al Bukhari 1644

10. Between the Rukun E Yamani and Hajr E Aswad this Dua should be read: “Rabbana aatina fid- dunya hasanah wafil aakhirati hasanah waqina ‘azaaban naar” (Our Lord, give us in this world [that which is] good and in the Hereafter [that which is] good and protect us from the punishment of the Fire) And in the remaining Tawaf read any of the Quranic and Prophetic Dua’s which you remember.1

Note: There is no particular Dua to be read during Tawaf.

During the Tawaf, talking is permissible but do not speak unnecessarily, the focus should be on the worship.

If women menstruate, then they should not perform Tawaf.

One Lakh good deeds are confined to the person who prays in Masjid E Haram only.2

Be cautious; do not assume the same reward on entering any other Masjids in Makkah.3

11. Men should walk fast in the first three circuits of Tawaf (Raml) and walk normally in the remaining four circuits of Tawaf. Women should not perform Raml (Walking fast in the first three Circuits).4

12. The space in between the Hajr-e-Aswad and the door of Ka’ba is known as “Multazam”. Get close to this area of Kaaba with your upper body (face, hands and chest) and supplicate a lot by shedding tears. This is proven with Prophet Muhammad (صلى الله عليه وسلم ) and his companions.5

13. In the same way complete all the seven circuits of the Ka’ba.6

1 Sunan Abi Dawood 1892
2 Sunan Ibn Majah 1406
3 Fatawa Ibn E Uthaymeen – 12/395
4 Sunan At Tirmizi – 856
5 Al-Ahadees Sahiha – 2138
6 Sunan At Tirmizi – 856

* If possible, during every circuit of Tawaf, perform the Istilaam of Hajar E Aswad (Kissing or touching or mere pointing the hand towards it) 1

** After finishing the 7th circuit, then also, perform the Istilaam of Hajar E Aswad and say Takbeer. (Lajnah Daimah)


14. After the completion of all seven circuits, recite, “Wattakhizoo mim maqaami Ibraheema musalla” (And take, [O believers], from the standing place of Abraham a place of prayer)

While, reciting this, go towards the Maqaam-e-Ibraheem (or anywhere else if you do not get that place) and offer two Raka’h Salah. 2

In the first Raka’h recite (Qul Ya Ayyu Hal Kafiroon) and in second Raka’h recite(Qul Huwallaahu Ahad). Besides these, any other Surahs or Aayats can also be recited.3


15. After Salah drink, Zamzam standing there and some should be poured on the Head, Zamzam can also be drunk while sitting.4

16. After drinking Zamzam you have to Kiss or direct your hand towards Hajr E Aswad (Istilaam) and later start off to perform Sa’ee (Go to Mount Safa to start Sa’ee.)5


17. During the accent of Mount Safa read the following Dua “Innas Safaa walMarwata min sha’a’iril laahi faman hajjal Baita awi’tamara falaa junaaha

1 Sunan Abi Dawood – 1876
2 Sunan At Tirmizi – 856
3 Sunan At Tirmizi – 869
4 Musnad Ahmed Bin Hambal – 15243

‘alaihi aynyattawwafa bihimaa; wa man tatawwa’a khairan fa-innallaaha Shaakirun’Aleem” (Indeed, as-Safa and al-Marwah are among the symbols of Allaah. So, whoever makes Hajj to the House or performs umrah – there is no blame upon him for walking between them. And whoever volunteers good – then indeed, Allaah is appreciative and Knowing.)

And later on, say “Abdaoo Bima Badallaahu bihi” (I begin by that which Allaah began)1

18. After the accent of Mount Safa, direct your face towards Qibla and recite “Allaahu Akbar ” 3 Times and say this words 3 Times: “Laa ilaaha illallaahu wahdahu laa sharika lahu lahul mulku wa lahul hamdu Yuhyi wa yumeetu wahuwa ‘alaa kulli shai-in qadeer. Laa ilaaha illallaahu wahdahu anjaza wa’dahu wa nasara ‘Abdahu wa hazamal ahzaaba wahdahu ” (None has the right to be worshipped but Allaah alone, Who has no partner , His is the dominion and His is the praise, and He is Able to do all things. None has the right to be wor shipped but Allaah alone, He fulfilled His Pr omise, He aided His slave, and He alone defeated Confederates.)

And, supplicate a lot at Mount Safa.2
*Recite the verse only for the first time on Safa and on Marwa. Moreover, recite the Dua only, on the other times.

19. Now you need to begin Sa’ee by moving from Mount Safa to Mount Marwa and you need to repeat all the actions as said in the above 18th Point.3

20. Men should walk fast between the two Green lights. (But Women should not do this)4

1 Sahih Muslim – 1218
24Sahih Muslim 1218
4 Musnad Ash Shafai – 611

21. From Mount Safa to Mount Marwa consider it as a one trip, in the same way complete the seven (7) trips.1

Note: It means from Mount Marwa to Mount Safa it will be second trip, so the 7th trip
will be completed at Mount Marwa.

22. During Sa’ee supplicate with all the Qura’nic and Prophetic Dua’s you remember. Or else you can see and read the Dua’s from any authentic book as well.2

*For Sa’ee ablution is not mandatory.

**During Sa’ee the following Dua is also proven by the companions of prophet Muhammad (صلى الله عليه وسلم” : ( Rabighfir warham innaka antal a’azzul akram” (O lord forgive and have mercy,verily You are the Most Mighty, Most Noble)3

***It has been seen that people take photos during the Tawaaf and Sa’ee. It should be noted that taking photos for the sake of memory is not permissible and an insult to the Haram.

****If the prayer starts during the Tawaaf and Sa’ee, then the prayer should be performed leaving the Tawaaf and Sa’ee. Then they should be completed after the prayer.

Shaving and Trimming the Hair

23. After Sa’ee, men should shave their Head or Trim their hair small. Women need to cut only an inch of their Hair.4

24. Later you can put off the Ihram and you can wear your normal clothes.5 *The men doing Hajj and Umrah can help in removing each other’s hair. The women can do too in a similar way trimming only an inch of their hair, either on the Mount Marwa or after coming back to the residence.

1 Sahih Ibn E Khuzaima – 2760
2 Sahih Ibn E Khuzaima – 2738
3 Musannaf Ibn Abi Shaiba – 15807
4 Sunan Nisai – 2987
5 Sahih Muslim – 1211

**The women should note that any Non-Mahram should not trim the hair. Either a Mahram should assist or they should do it on their own.

In sha Allaah, in this way your Umrah will be completed in the light of Quran and Sunnah.





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