1. Take bath as per Islamic
Shairia. During bath water is taken to the dead end of the throat (or fingure
to the end of the throat) and to the softer part of the nose. it is essential.
Not for umra and haj but also in daily life this act
is very essential to become clean (In arabic for TAHARAT). Shave off unwanted
hairs below navel and under armpit.
2. Put on AHRAM. It is consist
of two white (unsewed) clothing sheets for man. One is wrapped tightly the
lower part of the body. Belt may be used to tighten and other clothing sheet
is put on the upper body. (How to
wrap Ahram ? click here)
3. Offer two rakat Nafil Salat
of performing Umra. It is better to recite Sura-e-"Kafaroon"
andSura-e-"Ahad" respectively after Sura-e-"Fatiha" in two Rakats. Any other
surah may also be recited.
4. A man must cover his head
with the upper clothing sheet at the time of two rakat Umra prayer. After completion of Salat pilgrim must
6. After Salat, Dua, Intention
and Uncovering head, man must recite repeatedly these word (showing
Red below) until reaches in front of Black Stone (Hajra-e-Asvad) in Masjid-ul-Haram.
That is, "Kabatullah Sharif".
"LAB - BAIK - ALLAH - HUMMA-LAB
LAB - BAIK - LA SHAREEKA - LAKA-LAB
INNAL HAMDA - WAL NAMATA LAKA WAL
LA SHAREEKA- LAK."
8. During AHRAM procedure,
following acts are forbidden.
Covering head for a male pilgrim. woman will cover her head.
b) wearing of shoes / socks etc.
The upper bone of the feet of a man must be opened. Its means pilgrims must
be bare-footed or use uncovered
Killing animals and plucking flowers / plants / leaves are not allowed.
breaking of hairs of head & beard intentionally or unintentionally is
not allowed. It means comb and oil in the hair is
Use of any perfume or any fragrance is not allowed. It means face cream, toothpaste,
soap is forbidden in AHRAM
Relation of husband & wife is not allowed until Umra completes
IF YOU VIOLATE ANY STEP EXPLAINED ABOVE A DAM WILL HAVE TO PAY
Reaching Macca (Makkah).
1. After hiring reasonable
accommodation. (see hotel menu of this web site). Wrap upper AHRAM uncovering right shoulder. It is
necessary for tawaf.
2. Enter in Masjid-ul-Haram through any gate out of 95 gates
of Haram. As soon as your eyes make first contact to kabbat-ullah ,you must beg your most important
du. it is said this du is never turned down by al mighty Allah.
3. Come just in front of Black
Stone (Hajra-e-Asvad). a man has to IZTEBA before kissing black stone for starting tawaf
Black Stone, if not possible due to heavy rush,
kiss your palms and fingers of both the hands and weave towards
Black Stone like flying kiss.
5. Start first circle of Tawaf
by saying "Bismillah-e- Alham-Do-Lillah-e-Wala-Ho-Akbar."
6. Beg Duas what you have
in your heart and mind in any language.
7. Hajra-e-Asvad is the first corner of Kabba and Rukan-e-Yamani
is the last and fourth corner. From fourth to first corner a specific Dua
is recited in all the Seven moves of Tawaf. Only this dua is compulsory to
recite in arabic. From black stone to rukne yamani pilgrims beg duas
in their own languages but from rukne yamani to hajre asvad (black stone)
the language of all pilgrims become Arabic. The word of Dua are:
"Rabbana Ata-e-na Fed-Duniya Hasana,
Akhirata- Hasana Waqena Azabun-Nar.Wal-ad-Khilnal
Janata-Ma-Alabrar. Ya Aziz-o-Ya Ghaffar,
it is important to note
that A man must do RAMAL in first three moves of tawaf. RAMAL is actually
a special way of walking in which a man has to walk briskly over
his toes, lifting his heels, pulling his chest a little out and lift his
shoulders up. A Woman must walk in ordinary way.
8. Reaching in front of Hajara-e-Asvad, Pilgrims must stop for a while,
face towards black stone, kiss or weave it
as it was
the beginning and then start second round. Likewise all the seven
rounds are completed.
9. Offer two rakat Nafil at
Muqam-e-Ibraheam ((AH) or any place
in Haram. muqam-e-Ibraheam is justin front of
10. Come to the well of Zam Zam. Zam Zam
is available in the coolers throughout in the mosque. But pilgrims must
under ground (basement) where the actual well of Zam Zam is situated. Here number of basins are
pilgrims to drink Zam Zam as a part of
11. After drinking water come
out from Zam Zam basement and Beg Dua facing
12. Now come to Safa Mount for Saie.
13. Before Saie, man pilgrims are allowed to wear upper
sheet of AHRAM as they wish. Keeping right shoulder uncovered
is not necessary requirement for a male pilgrim as it was in tawaf. you may
wrap upper clothing sheet as you want. no restriction here
14. Standing on the mount
of Safa, facing towards Kabba, weave hands and say;
15. Now start walking towards
MARWA Mount in the normal walking style.
keep begging your own duas
16. In the middle pilgrim
swill see green lights area on the roof. Here male pilgrims must accelerate
his normal speed of walking . In other words men must run here . A female
must keep her pace normal even in this area.
17. Stop running as soon as
the green light are ends.
18. After reaching Marwa Mount, see towards Kabba and say same words what a pilgrims
said in Safa Mount. (See step No.14).
19. From Safa to Marwa pilgrims complete their first round
and from Marwa to Safa they complete their second and
like wise the seventh and the last round is completed at Marwa Mount.
20. After completion of 7th
round at Marwa Mount. Male pilgrim must
shave off his head or cut 3/4 hairs.
21. Women pilgrims must cut
symbolically a little hair equal to 1/3 of a finger from tail of their hairs.
Shaving head and cutting hairs like males is forbidden.
22. Now Umra is over. A man
can put his AHRAM off and can wear normal dress.
23. All the restrictions of
AHRAM now comes to an end.
1. Women must wear full normal dress. Head to Ankle.
All the parts of the body must fully covered. (No Specific AHRAM).
2. Face may be kept uncovered. If use HIJAB
,be careful .HIJAB must not touch face.Hands & feet maybe uncovered. Hairs
of head strictly hidden under scarf. .
3. Women can not perform Umra lonely if she is coming
beyond MEEQAT. A women can
perform UMRA lonely if she is residing the territories of HARAM (i.e.. Makkah).
4. A women is allowed to perform umra and hajONLY WITH HER MEHRAM (MEHARM means Husband, Brother, Father, Grand Father, Maternal
Real Uncle, Paternal Real Uncle, Real Nephew, Son in Law if daughter also
5. During Saie, women
is not allowed to run or walk faster on the green light area.
6. Women is not allowed to do her Tawaf (UMRA) during
her monthly periods.(to know more click here)
7. At the end of Saie,
woman is allowed to cut only a few bunch of her hair. It is just symbolic
and only to fulfill the order of ALLAH.
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1. During Umra (Tawaf, Saie) pilgrims are allowed to talk with any
other pilgrim at any point.
2. Pilgrim can drink water and can meal in between
if he is not with fast.
3. Pilgrim is allowed to take break during his Tawaf
or Saie, if he /she feels necessary to go
to washroom for unavoidable circumstances.
4. After fresh Vazoo, pilgrims is allowed to start
where from he had taken break.
5. Break may be taken if Salat
time comes during Umra.
6. After wearing AHRAM, A pilgrim can not put off
it until UMRA ends. But if he / she feels that the clothing of AHRAM are
become dirty, he/she may replace it. AHRAM cannot put off means pilgrim cannot
wear normal dress. However, changing of AHRAM clothings are allowed.
7. After performing UMRA pilgrim may use same cloths
of AHRAM for another UMRA. New clothings of AHRAM for fresh UMRA is not necessary.