Meaning of Umrah
The word 'umrah in common speech "visit," but in the Shari'ah it means paying a visit to the Bayt Allah al Haram (the Sacred House of God, i.e., the Holy Kaaba) in a specific form.
Types of Umrah
The 'Umrah is of two kinds: the first which is performed independently of the Hajj (called al ‘Umrat al mufradah al mustaqillah 'an al Hajj), and the second kind which is performed in combination with the Hajj (al ‘Umrat al mundammah ila al Hajj). The al ‘Umrat al mufradah, the independent 'Umrah, all the five legal schools agree, can be performed at all times of the year, though it is praiseworthy to perform it during the month of Rajab according to the Imamiyyah, and in Ramadan according to the four Sunni schools.
The prestige of Umrah according to a different school of thought
According to the Hanafi and Maliki schools, the 'Umrah is not compulsory but a highly recommended sunnah (sunnah mu'akkadah). But according to the Shafi'i and Hanbali schools and the majority of Imamiyyah legists, it is obligatory (wajib) for one who is mustati', and desirable (mustahabb) for one who is not mustati: In support, they cite the
Qur' anic verse:
(Perform the Hajj and the 'Umrah for Allah.)1
(Fiqh al Sunnah, vol. V; al Fiqh 'ala al madhahib al-'arba'ah; al Jawahir; al Mughni)
Why Perform Umrah
Umrah is one of the sacred responsibility offered by Muslims from all over the world. It is not compulsory, but Muslims from all over the world perform it to get the blessings of preparation and forgiveness of the sins they have committed in their life until now. A large number of Muslims visit Makkah to perform Umrah in the month of Ramadan as the award in this month is higher.
Many sayings regarding Umrah can further explain the importance:
Abu Hurairah (RA) narrates that Nabi (SAW) said, An Umrah to another Umrah will be the redemption of sins for whatever (minor) occurs between them. (Bukhari, Muslim).
Aisha (RA) said that Nabi (SAW) said, Whoever leaves his home only for the purpose of Hajj or Umrah and he dies, nothing will be presented to him nor will he have any accountability on the day of Reckoning and it will be said to him, enter into Jannah. (Tabraani Baihaqi)
Piece of advice before performing Umrah
Before performing umrah one should have a complete knowledge
About how to perform Umrah
Let me break the Umrah in steps for you to make it easier for you to understand. Let's get started.
Before leaving home, you should perform the following actions to ensure you are prepared to enter into the state of Ihram:
Trim your nails.
Shave the underarms and pubic hair.
Men should trim their mustache if they have one.
Take a bath.
Perfume can be applied to the body but not to the Ihram sheet.
Remember, you have not entered the state of Ihram yet. You will not until you have uttered the intention for Ihram, and that is done once you have passed the Miqat
Recite the following Dua when leaving your home:
You have left for Saudi Arabia. Make sure you are in the Ihram clothing.
For Men, it is sandals and two sheets of white color.
For Women, it is their usual clothing and footwear, over which they wear the Hijab or Jilbab.
Once you have reached Miqat, enter the state of Ihram by uttering the following words.
labaik Allah Huma Biumrati
"Here I am O Allah, making Umrah."
Note: In the state of Ihram, the following restrictions are applied on:
Both Men and Women:
Nails cannot be trimmed.
Hair cannot be removed.
Perfumes cannot be applied on body or cloth.
They cannot get married.
Must not be involved in any sexual activity.
Head must not be covered.
Cannot wear sewn clothes.
Face must not be covered.
Cannot wear gloves.
You will perform the Tawaf(طواف) upon entering Masjid-al-Haram( ٱلْمَسْجِدُ ٱلْحَرَام) in Mecca. Men should uncover their right shoulder for the first 3 rounds. Proceed to the Black Stone (الحجر الأسود) and either kiss it, touch it or just gesture towards it.
Once you have circled the Kaaba(ٱلْكَعْبَة) seven times, your Tawaf is completed.
Recite this Dua while entering Masjid-al-Haram:
dua for entering masjid e haram
“In the Name of Allah! O, Allah! Exalt the mention of your Messenger. O, Allah! Forgive my sins, and open the gates of your mercy for me”
After performing Tawaf, proceed to Maqam-e-Ibrahim (A.S) and offer prayer. Once you have done that, proceed to Zam Zam and drink from it, you can also pour some on your head.
The Quran says:
After tawaf dua
“And take you (people) the Maqam (place) of Ibrahim as a place of Prayer” (2:125)
Now you will have to perform Sa’i(سعي). Reach Mount Safa(الصّفا) and walk towards Mount Marwa( المروة), upon reaching you will complete one circuit. You will have to do it seven times to complete the ritual.
safah to marwa dua“Indeed, as-Safa and al-Marwah are among the symbols of Allah. 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, Allah is appreciative and Knowing.” (2:158)
Men should either shave their head or trim the hair equally. Women are only required to cut the tips of their hair.
So this is it; it is only the overview of how to perform umrah step by step. You can read and learn more about it on the internet or from a book. All you have to do is focus on how to perform Umrah and let us manage your travel issues like flights, accommodations, transport, etc. Have a great journey.
Other planning regarding Umrah
Muslims are planning to perform Umrah need to manage some arrangements such as processing visa, accommodation, transport, and flights to reach Saudi Arabia and perform the holy rituals of Umrah. The best option is to take help from a reliable agent and choose a package for yourself .in this labbaik travel can help you.
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Laabaik hajj umrah mainly proposals three types of Umrah Deals; Individual Umrah deal, Family Umrah deal, and Group Umrah deal. Travelers also have the option to hire a travel guide on their visit to the ancient locations of Makkah.
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What do you require for Umrah 2019?
Muslims are traveling towards Makkah for the sake of Umrah.
Must have valid passport eight months before your departure.
The one who has expired documents or about to be terminated. Apply for renewal ASAP.
Pilgrims with invalid passports will face the rejection to delay or to have an invalid passport.
Should have valid Meningitis Certificate (ACWY) that can be arranged easily from your GP (General Practitioner).
- Traveling with Kids:
- The child will pay for the flight as well as the Visa or Accommodation cost.
- The infant will pay the Flight & Visa Cost.
- Two passports sized Photographs of each person required.
- One application form completed and signed by the applicant.
- Visa applications should be dealt with only through a Hajj & Umrah Visa Services Agents.
- Notably, Children aged one year and over, traveling on a parent's passport must have their photograph affixed to the passport and endorsed by the authority concerned. Their Photograph also attached to the application form.
- All females should be accompanied by a Mahram, the husband, father, uncle, adult son, brother, or nephew. The accompanying Mahram must be at least 17 years old.
- All non-UK passport holders must have permanent residency in the UK
Vaccination required for Umrah
All pilgrims are required to get vaccinated for Meningitis and get a certificate from the National Travel Health Network and Centre. Children up to the age of 15 years must be vaccinated for polio and meningococcal. A person above the age of 15 years will need the same vaccinations as adults.
Things to take as gifts from Umrah Tour
Buying souvenirs and gifts for friends and family back at home is also a common practice among the pilgrims. You can get prayer mats, beads, dates, mosque replicas, and jewelry to take back home for your dear ones.
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