Umrah has 3 pillars as follows:
(a) Articulating ones intention/assuming Ihram
(b) Tawaaf Qudum i.e, welcome Tawaaf or tawaful Umrah
* Umrah has 2 compulsory acts:
Assuming Ihram from the meeqaat
Shaving or carpeting one’s hair.
HOW TO PERFORM UMRAH
after a pilgrim spent some days in Madina he/she will travel to Makkah by road & would stop at a place called DHUL- HULAIFAH which is the miqaat for the people of Madina.
INTENTION/ IHRAAM: One would take his bathe & assume Ihram with the following intention
LABBAIKA ALLAHUMMA UMRATTAN..
** After taking intention and assumed ihraam one will enter miqaat masjid & observe 2 unit Raka’ah in the miqat masjid then proceeded to your vehicle’s & chant Talbiyyah as follows:
LABBAIKA ALLAHUMMA LABBAIK, LABBAIKA LASHAREEKA LAKA LABBAIK, INNAAL HAMDA WAN NI’MATA LAKA WAL MULK LA SHAREEKA LAK.
** You will continue to chant the Talbiyyah till you sighted Holly ka’abbah in Makkah.
* *TAWAAF : As you arrived Makkah safely one will proceed to keep your belongings at your hotel room and later go for Tawaaf in the Holly Ka’abbah to perform tawaful Qudum or tawaful Umrah i.e, Arrival circumambulation.
**Remember tawaf start and ended at hajaru aswad , one begins tawaf by saying “Bismillahi Allahu Akbar”
**After 7 circumambulation of Kaaba then one would faced maqamu Ibrahim and pray 2 unit Raka’ah then take zamzam water to energized yourself.
**Then he or she should proceed to perform sa’i , which is the passage walking between safa and Marwa 7 times.
** Finally, they Would shave their hair, Masha-Allah he or she has completed Umrah.
** One can deferred his Tawaaf for health challenges, women on menstruation or postnatal bleeding etc. Remember you will still be on the state of Ihraam till you perform the tawaful Umrah.
May Allah guide us alright. Aameen
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