Umrah and Ahram and its three obligatory issues

Umrah or Mini Pilgrimage is the visit to the House of Allah with the intention of getting rid of past sins. In Arabic, the word ‘Umrah is derived from I’timaar which means a visit. However, ‘Umrah in Islamic terminology, means paying a visit to Ka’ bah, performing Tawaaf around it, walking between Safaa and Marwah seven times. A performer of ‘Umrah puts off his Ihraam by having his hair shaved or cut. ‘Umrah can be performed along with Hajj and on other days as well. Performance of Umrah has become easier now, by taking the assistance of Umrah Packages offered by different travel agents.

Umrah and Ahram and its three obligatory issues

Ahram

The sincere intention of seeking the nearness of Allah by, for example, saying, “I am putting on the Ahram for ‘Umrah to seek the adjacency of Almighty Allah.”

For men it is to put on, the two pieces of Ahram which compulsorily be consisted on, two pieces of white clothing. It must not be a stitched one.

Umrah and Ahram and its three obligatory issues

Umrah

Saying the Talbiyyah at the time of Niyyat. It will be sufficient to say: “Lab-bay-ka Allahumma lab-bay-ka; lab-bay-ka la sharika laka lab-bay-ka; innal hamda wan ni‘mata laka wal mulk; la sharika laka lab-bay-ka.”

The ‘Umrah-pilgrim has to put on the Ahram at one of the famous Miqats or by Nadhr. However, this requirement does not apply in two cases: A person who is already in Mekah and intends to do ‘Umrah or, someone who leaves Makah and goes to a distance less than that of the Miqat and intends to return back to Makah for Umrah.

Umrah and Ahram and its three obligatory issues

Umrah and Ahram and its three obligatory issues

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