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Umrah

Umrah is an Islamic journey and is, to put it plainly, a demonstration of love of Allah . It depends on the lessons of the Holy Prophet (PBUH) and his Sunnah. The journey is a visit to the House of Allah and can be completed whenever of the year. It is known as a ‘minor journey’ in contrast with the ‘more noteworthy journey’ of Hajj. Be that as it may, it holds incredible esteem and ethicalness according to Allah.

The Umrah procedure

Ihram:

Ihram is basically making the formal ‘aim’ of playing out the Umrah. So as to enter the overlay of Ihram, the individual must change garments and clean up (ghusl) which exhibits a demonstration of washing without end all polluting influences. Men change into the two textures, Ridaa and Izaar, though ladies can wear any type of dress which covers the body and head. Ladies who are discharging or encountering postnatal draining are likewise encouraged to perform ghusl.

Upon the purifying, the individual ought to play out the mandatory supplications or offer two rakaat of Sunnah petition. When that is done, the individual should confront the heading of the Qibla and authoritatively enter Ihram – the individual must enter Ihram before he/she leaves for the Meeqat in Makkah. Scent or perfumed items are carefully disallowed while an individual is in his/her Ihram.

At the Meeqat, the pioneer must make the aim and present the words:

               “Labbayk Allaahumma bi ‘Umrah
              (Here I am, O Allah, for ‘Umrah)

After this, he/she ought to recount the Talbiyah, in accordance with the Sunnah:

Labbayka Allaahumma labbayk, labbayka laa shareeka laka labbayk. Inna al-hamd wa’l-ni’mata laka wa’l-mulk, laa shareeka lak”

(Here I am, O Allah, 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).

It is prompted that the individual continue discussing the Talbiyah from the minute he/she enters Ihram until he/she gets to the execution of the Tawaaf.

Tawaaf :

The pilgrim must then enter Masjid al-Haram, and that too with his/her right foot and recite: The traveler would then be able to touch the Black Stone (Hajr e Aswad) and begin the Tawaaf. In a perfect world, the traveler should touch it with his right hand and afterward kiss it. Assuming, be that as it may, he/she is unfit to kiss it straightforwardly, he/she can touch it with his/her hand at that point kiss his/her hand. There is incredible temperance in contacting the Black Stone. In the event that he/she can’t touch the stone with his/her hand, the traveler should confront his/her deliver the bearing of the stone and state “Allahu Akbar”. At that point the traveler begins the Tawaaf – taking rounds around the Ka’bah, with the Ka’bah being to their left side. One must be mindful so as not to contact the fabric of the Ka’bah amid Tawaaf as it is perfumed and contacting it may rub off a portion of the scent onto you making the territory of Ihram void.

Men must keep the right shoulder revealed amid the Tawaaf, which is known as Idtibaa. This is finished by setting the Ridaa underneath the correct armpit and taking it up on the left shoulder. Besides, the men must practice ‘raml’ in the initial three rounds of Tawaaf, which is basically strolling quick while making little strides. For the remainder of the rounds, they can stroll on their ordinary spot.

After completing the seven rounds of Tawaaf, the traveler should then go to the station of Ibrahim (Maqaam e Ibrahim) and present the accompanying words:

“Also, take you (individuals) the Maqaam (place) of Ibraaheem (Abraham) [or the stone on which Ibraaheem (Abraham) stood while he was building the Ka’bah] as a position of supplication (for a portion of your petitions, for example two Rak’at after the Tawaaf of the Ka’bah at Makkah)” (Surah Baqarah:125)

The traveler should then offer two rakaat of petition behind Maqaam e Ibrahim. In the event that that is demonstrating troublesome, the explorer can offer the petitions in any spot of the mosque. Amid the first rakah, Surah Al-Kafirun (109) is recounted and for the second rakah, Surah Al-Ikhlaas (112) is presented. After offering the supplication, the individual should make a beeline for the Black Stone and touch it if conceivable.

Saa’i between Safa and Marwah:

The pilgrim should then head for the place of Saa’i (Masaa) and when he/she nears the hill of Safa, the following should be recited:

“Verily, As-Safa and Al-Marwah (two mountains in Mecca) are of the Symbols of Allah” (Surah Baqarah:158)

And

“Nabda’u bima bada’a Allaah bihi”

(We start with that with which Allah started)

The pilgrim should then move up on the Safa slope to a point from where the Ka’bah is noticeable. He/she should confront the Ka’bah, raise his/her hand and supplicate to Allah (SWT). The traveler is allowed to make whatever dua he/she wants. As indicated by a hadith, the Holy Prophet (PBUH) recounted the accompanying dua as recognition:

“Laa ilaaha ill-Allah wahdahu laa shareeka lah, lahu’l-mulk, wa lahu’l-hamd, wa huwa ‘ala kulli shay’in qadeer. Laa ilaaha ill-Allah wahdah, anjaza wa’dah, wa nasara ‘abdah, wa hazamaa al-ahzaaba wahdah”

(There is no god but Allah alone, with no partner or associate; His is the Dominion, all praise is due to Him, and He is able to do all things. There is no god but Allah alone; he fulfilled His promise, granted victory to His slave, and defeated the confederates alone).” (Sahih Muslim, 1218)

At that point the pioneer ought to slide down to Marwah and the men are to keep running between the green lights. The separation is set apart by two green markers – the men should keep running till the second marker and after that stroll up regularly to the slope of Marwah and move up. There, the traveler must face the Qibla and present what he/she said at Safa. From that point onward, the explorer must drop again and head towards Safa. After coming to Safa, the traveler must recurrent what he/she did the first run through and rehash a similar when he/she returns to Marwah for seven circuits (One circuit is from Safa to Marwah).

Shaving the head/Cutting of Hair:

In conclusion, upon the fruition of the seven circuits, the explorer is required to trim his/her hair. The men are required to shave their heads or trim their hair on their whole head similarly. The ladies are required to trim their hair equivalent to the length of a fingertip. With this last demonstration, the explorer authoritatively finishes his/her Umrah. Ideally, this article will turn out to be valuable to those anticipating playing out the Umrah soon. May Allah (SWT) acknowledge your duas and great deeds. Ameen!