Umrah is a form of pilgrimage to the House of Allah. It differs from Hajj in that it is not mandatory (Farz) to perform it. It is completely voluntary and can be performed any time of the year, unlike Hajj which is mandatory and must be performed by each Muslim at least once in a lifetime, granted he/she has the necessary resources.

The Prophet (PBUH) performed both the Hajj and the Umrah in his lifetime. As Muslims, we are to follow his Sunnah and perform both Hajj and Umrah according to the methods outlined by him. According to Qatada;

“I asked Anas (Allah be pleased with him) as to how many Pilgrimages had been performed by Allah's Messenger (PBUH), and he replied: One Hajj and four Umras were performed by him. The rest of the hadith is the same.” (Muslim, 1253)

How to perform Umrah?

Going on Umrah and visiting the House of Allah can be very overwhelming especially if you are visiting the Holy Ka’bah for the first time. Before going, while your excitement might reach exorbitant levels, you might also be surrounded by some confusion with many questions circling your mind. Therefore, we have come up with a step by step guide to performing Umrah for you. Some of the duas here can be interchanged however the basic format is that used generally by everyone. In order to read up on the step by step guide, click the link below.

Step by Step Umrah Guide

It outlines all of the rites one has to perform when doing Umrah, in detail. It is very handy for someone going on Umrah for the first time.

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