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In terms of Shariah, Umrah comprises of passing the Miqat in the state of Ihram, performing Tawaf of the Kaaba, doing Sa’i of Safa and Marwa and carrying out Halq (shaving) or Taqsir (shortening) of the hair.

Umrah can be performed throughout the year, although it is disliked to carry out the pilgrimage during the days of Hajj which take place between the 9th and 13th of Dhul Hijjah.

Conditions of Umrah

  • Islam – you must be Muslim.
  • Maturity – you must have reached puberty i.e. you are Baligh.
  • Sanity – you must be mentally sound and in full control of your mental faculties.
  • Financially able – you must have sufficient expenses to cover travelling, accommodation and all other requirements during the course of your Umrah. You must also have sufficient expenses to support your dependents during your absence. Being debt-free isn’t a prerequisite, although arrangements for debts to be fulfilled should be made prior to going on Umrah.
  • Physically able – you must be physically capable of travelling to Makkah and performing the rites of Umrah. You should be free from any illnesses or diseases that would restrict you from doing so.
  • Transport – you must have access to and can afford transport to travel to Makkah in order to perform Umrah. Travelling should also be safe i.e. you shouldn’t be in any danger of being harmed during your trip.
  • The Necessity of a Mahram (women only) – females must be accompanied by a Mahram.
  • Free from Iddah period (women only) – females must be from their Iddah period, if applicable.

Umrah Essentials

The following is a comprehensive checklist of items to take with you on your journey. Don’t feel obligated to take everything on this list (Other than travel essentials), rather take those items that you feel are necessary.

  • Travel Essentials
    • Passport including visa documentation.
    • Passport Sized photos
    • Proof of Vaccination
    • Passport photocopy
    • Saudi Riyals/ Debit Card/li>
    • Valid Tickets
    • Full Travel Itinerary
  • Prayer Essentials
    • Pocket Quran
    • Tasbeeh or Digital Dhikr Counter
    • Dua Book/List
    • Prayer Mat
    • Seven-bead Tasbeeh/Tawaf Counter
    • Hajj/Umrah Guide/Islam app
    • Compass for the Qibla/Islam app
  • Baggage Essentials
    • Backpack
    • Hard-Shell Suitcase
    • Suitcase lock keys & Luggage Tags
  • Clothing and Accessories
    • Ihram x 2
    • Safety pins/Clips for Ihram
    • Sandals x 2
    • Waist pouch or Neck pouch
    • Shoe bag / String bag
    • Bathroom Slippers
    • Trainer/Sneakers
    • Comfortable, loose-fitting clothes
    • Sunglasses
    • Light jumper/jacket
    • Underwear, Socks
    • Folding Umbrella, Headwear
  • Toiletries/Hygiene
    • Towels
    • Perfume/Ittar
    • Toilet Rolls/Pocket Tissues
    • Tothpaste
    • Toothbrush/Miswask, Shampoo, Conditioner
    • Bar of Soap, Liquid Soap, Wet wipes
    • Anti-Bacterial Sanitizer
    • Hairbrush/Comb, Nail Cutter
    • Deodorant I Anti-Perspirant
    • Shaving Machine ! Disposable Razors
    • Sanitary Pads
    • Suction Hooks
    • Small Mirror
    • Current ! Regular Medication
    • Cold & Flu Relief Medication
    • Antibiotics
    • Pain Relief Tablets
    • Travel Sickness Tablets
    • Moisturising Cream
    • Glucose
    • Cream ! Balm ! Lotion
    • Lip Balm
    • Sun Block
    • Vitamin C Supplements
    • Muscle Pain Ointments ! Creams
    • Oral Rehydration Salts
    • Diarrhoea Tablets
    • Vitamin C Supplements
    • Vitamin C Supplements
    • Universal Travel Adapter
    • Mobile Phone
    • Saudi Sim Card
    • Travel Iron
    • Mobile Phone Charger
    • Portable Charger! Power Bank
    • Wrist Watch
    • Earphones!
    • Headphones
    • E-reader ! Smart Tablet
    • Inflatable Air Mattress
    • Sleeping Bag, Straw Hajji Mat
    • Inflatable Pillow
    • Light Bla
    • nket ! Bed Sheet
    • Pebble Bag
    • Pen I Marker
    • Paper ! Small Notebook
    • Travel Neck Pillow
    • Small Bottle
    • Ear Plugs
    • Eye Mask
    • Dust Mask
    • String & Pegs
    • DuctTape I Sellotape
    • Small Pocket-Knife ! Utility Knife
    • Soft-Drinks, Snacks

Umrah Types

  • Umrah al-Mufradah

This type of Umrah is performed independently to Hajj and can be carried out at any point during the year, except during the days of Hajj.

  • Umrah al-Tamattu

This type of Umrah is performed in conjunction with Hajj and is normally carried out in the month of Dhul Hijjah, just before the commencement of Hajj. This particular type of Hajj is known as Hajj al-Tamattu and is the most common and easiest type performed by pilgrims.

Umrah Jurisprudence

The Prophet ﷺ performed Umrah four times during his life. There is a difference of opinion among the four Sunni schools of thought as to whether performing Umrah at least once in a person’s lifetime is compulsory or not.

According to the Hanafi and Maliki schools of thought, Umrah is not Fardh (obligatory), but is considered a Sunnah Mu’akkadah (emphasised Sunnah). On the other hand, the performance of Umrah is considered Fardh according to the Shafi’i and Hanbali schools of thought, just like Hajj.

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