How to perform Umrah? A Step by Step Thorough Guide!

Umrah is a pilgrimage that Muslims from all around the world want to perform once in a lifetime. For this purpose, they can travel to Saudi Arabia at any time of the year. Before you start your Umrah journey, you must learn how to perform it. That’s why UrduPoint is presenting you the opportunity on how to perform Umrah in this step-by-step guide.

1. Stage 1: The State of Ihram1.1 Step 1: Dress Code for Women
1.2 Step 2: Salah Al-Ihram
1.3 Step 3: Niyyah
1.4 Step 4: Talbiyah
1.5 Step 5: Haram of Makkah
1.6 Step 6: Conditions for an Additional Umrah
1.7 Step 7: Entering Makkah
1.8 Step 8: Entering Masjid Al-Haram
1.9 Step 9: First Sight of Kaaba
2. Stage 2: Tawaf Al-Umrah2.1 Step 10: Starting Point
2.2 Step 11: Intention
2.3 Step 12: Kissing, Touching / Saluting Hajar Al-Aswad (Istilam)s
2.4 Step 13: Starting Tawaf
2.5 Step 14: Raml
2.6 Step 15: Dhikr and Dua
2.7 Step 16: Rukn Al-Yamini
2.8 Step 17: End of Circuit at Hajr Al-Aswad
2.9 Step 18: During Tawaf
2.10 Step 19: Completion of Tawaf and Salah
2.11 Step 20: Zamzam Water
2.12 Step 21: Multazam
3. Stage 3: Sa’i3.1 Step 22: Istilam of the Hajar Al-Aswad
3.2 Step 23: Proceed Towards Safa
3.3 Step 24: Making Dua at Safa
3.4 Step 25: Proceeding Toward Marwa
3.5 Step 26: Dhikr and Dua
3.6 Step 27: Making Dua at Marwa
3.7 Step 28: End of Sa’i
3.8 Step 29: Leaving Haram
4. Stage 4: Halq or Taqsir

Umrah mainly consists of four significant rites. First of all, before the step of Miqat, you need to get changed into the Ihram garments. Then perform two Rakats of Salah and make your Niyyah (intention) when Miqat approaches while reciting Talbiyah frequently. Secondly, you will perform Tawaf-al-Umrah of the Kaaba, and then 2 Rakahs of Salah. One should prefer to perform these 2 Rakats near Maqam-e-Ibrahim. Thirdly, you will perform Sa’i of Safa and Marwah. Lastly, you complete your Umrah by shaving (Halq doing by men) your heads or clipping (Taqsir doing by women) your hair as this step allows you to leave the state of Ihram.
Specifically, there are 4 stages of Umrah:
Halq or Taqsir
When you are ready to perform Umrah, first of all, before putting in your Ihram garments, be assured of your cleanliness and purity. After you clip your nails and remove the hair under your armpits and beneath the navel, do Ghusl. It is highly emphasized Sunnah for those who are intending to go into the state of Ihram as the first step before performing Umrah.
In case if you can’t do Ghusl, doing Wudhu will be adequate. Men may use Attar/Perfume to their heads/beards, making sure not to apply on the Ihram garments. This physical purity process should be performed at your residence before flying to Makkah (assuming you are flying).

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