Duas for Umrah before leaving home:
Bismillah, tawakkaltu ‘alallah, wa la hawla wa la quwwata illa billah.
“I begin with the Name of Allah; I trust in Allah; there is no altering of conditions but by the Power of Allah.”
Dua when boarding a vehicle:
Bismillah, walhamdulillah. Subhanal-ladzi sakh-khara lana hadza wa ma kunna lahu muqrinin. Wa inna ila Rabbina lamun-qalibun.
“In the name of Allah and all praise is for Allah. How perfect He is, the One Who has placed this (transport) at our service and we ourselves would not have been capable of that, and to our Lord is our final destiny.”Source: Islamicrelief.org
Dua upon arrival:
A’udzu bikalimatillahit-tammati min sharri ma khalaq.
“I seek refuge in Allah’s perfect words from every evil (that has been created).”Source: Islamicrelief.org
There are no specific duas that you have to recite during Umrah. Still, you might see various pilgrims carrying booklets of duas while performing multiple rites of pilgrimage. This is because Prophet Muhammad (ﷺ) recited some specific duas during his Umrah, and Muslims prefer to follow him and recite those duas too.
As there are no specified duas for each round of Tawaf, you can recite any duas mentioned in the Shariah, or you can also recite the Holy Quran.
Ibn ‘Abbas narrated that the Prophet Muhammad (ﷺ) performed ‘Umrah on four occasions: the ‘Umrah of Hudaibiyah, the ‘Umrah to compensate for the previous incomplete one, the third from Ji’ranah, and the fourth in conjunction with his Hajj.
List of Duas for Umrah
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|Dua for wearing clothes
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|Dua for Leaving the House
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|Dua for entering the bathroom
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|Dua after wudu
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|Dua for entering masjid and leaving
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|Dua before eating
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Preparations Prior to Undertaking Umrah
Preparing for Hajj or Umrah is an important step, and here are some simple guidelines to follow:
Have a Sincere Intention: Decide in your heart to perform Hajj or Umrah sincerely for the sake of Allah.
Repent for Past Sins: Say sorry to Allah for any mistakes you’ve made and promise not to do them again.
Use Halal Earnings: Make sure the money you use for Hajj or Umrah comes from halal (permissible) sources.
Make Up Missed Acts of Worship: Plan to make up for any prayers, fasting, or charity you may have missed in the past.
Seek Forgiveness: Say sorry to your parents, relatives, and anyone you may have hurt.
Write a Will: Write down your wishes and get it signed by two grown-up witnesses. Give it to your lawyer or a close family member.
Feel Disconnected from the World: Prepare mentally to go on a journey with a mindset of leaving the world behind temporarily.
Learn about Hajj/Umrah: Understand the rituals and how to perform them.
Embrace the Spirit of Hajj/Umrah: Remember that it’s an act of love and submission to Allah.
Stay Physically Fit: Eat well, sleep early, and wake up early to keep your body healthy.
Learn Duas and Zikr: Memorize the prayers and words of remembrance you’ll need for Hajj or Umrah.
Take Care of Dependents: Make sure arrangements are in place for those you leave behind.
Vaccinations: Get vaccinated for meningitis, polio, and flu as Saudi authorities require.
Check Passport: Ensure your passport is valid for at least six months from the departure date.
Make Document Copies: Photocopy important documents and keep them safe.
Seal Medicines: If you have prescribed medicines, seal them at a Hajj camp.
Carry Currency: Bring enough Saudi Riyals and have credit cards for your expenses.
Prepration before leaving home
|Passport, ticket, and visa photocopies
|Miswak, Toothbrush, toothpaste
|Non-perfumed Soap, shampoo
|Tablet for nausea, vertigo
|Important contact numbers
|Nail cutter, scissors
|Throat lozenges, anti-allergy
|Small Quran and Dua book
|Pocket tissues, wet wipes (unscented)
|Cold & Flu relief
|Mobile phone and charger
|Snacks, biscuits, etc
|Zip lock bags
|Sleeping bag or chattai
Preparing for Ihram: Rituals and Guidelines
Before putting on the Ihram, there are a few things to do:
Shave underarm and pubic hair.
Take a bath (even for women having their period or postnatal bleeding).
For men, perfume the head and beard, but not on the Ihram clothes.
When wearing the Ihram:
- Men wear two pieces of fabric called Izaar (covers the lower half) and Reda’ (covers the top half). No other clothes are allowed.
- Women can wear their regular clothes, but not the Niqaab (face-veil) or gloves.
- At the Meeqat, prayers are offered, and the intention to perform Umrah is made with the words “Labayka’ Umrah” or “Allahumma labbayka’ Umrah”.
During Ihram, some things are restricted:
- Don’t cut hair or nails.
- No perfume.
- Avoid desire-related actions with a spouse.
- No talks or texts that may cause desire.
- No intercourse.
- Don’t cover the head.
- Don’t wear clothes that shape the body, including underwear.
- Don’t cover the face or hands unless in the presence of non-mahram men.
- The journey starts with the Talbiyah, a prayer that continues to Mecca. Upon arrival, enter the sacred mosque with a special prayer.
Approaching the Ka’bah, touch the Black Stone or point towards it if crowded, saying “Bismillah, Allahu Akbar.”
Next is Tawaf, circling the Ka’bah seven times. Men may do Idhtibaa’ and Raml during Tawaf. Between the Yemeni corner and Black Stone, make personal supplications.
To make sure your Tawaf is valid, you need to do the following:
- Perform Tawaf Yourself: Walk around the Kaaba by yourself.
- Make an Intention: Think in your heart or say it out loud that you are doing Tawaf.
- Do Tawaf in Masjid al-Haram: Make sure you are in the Grand Mosque in Mecca.
- Be in a State of Wudhu: Wash yourself before Tawaf and be clean.
- Free of Things Requiring Ghusl: If you need a full bath (Ghusl), do it before Tawaf. For example, if you are on your period.
- Conceal the Awrah: Cover your private parts.
- Start Tawaf from Hajar al-Aswad: Begin your Tawaf from the Black Stone.
- Move Anti-Clockwise: Walk around the Kaaba in the direction opposite to the clock.
- Avoid the Hatim: Stay away from the semi-circle area outside the Kaaba.
- Perform Tawaf by Foot: If you can, walk on your own during Tawaf.
- Complete Seven Circuits: Go around the Kaaba seven times.
- Perform Two Rakahs of Salah: Pray two units of prayer after completing Tawaf.
Entering the Masjid-al Haram: Etiquettes.
Entering with Blessings:
As you step into Masjid ul Haram, use your right foot first and recite this dua: “رَبِّ اغْفِرْ لِي ذُنُوبِي وَافْتَحْ لِي أَبْوَابَ رَحْمَتِكَ” (O Allah! Forgive me my sins and open for me the doors of your mercy).
Upon entering the Haram, make an intention for Aitikaaf (spiritual retreat) – a noble act with added rewards.
Gazing at the Kaabah:
When the Kaabah comes into view, raise your hands and say “Allahu Akbar,” recite Durud, and make a heartfelt dua. Duas are especially accepted at the first sight of the Kaabah.
Tawaf or Tahiyyatul Masjid:
Tawaf is the greeting for this sacred place. If unable, pray two circuits of Tahiyyatul Masjid, avoiding Makruh times.
Women in a state of menstruation cannot enter the Masjid.
Exiting with Supplication:
Upon leaving, recite “اللهم اني اسالك من فضلك” (O Allah, I ask you from your bounty).
Refrain from consuming strong-smelling foods like raw onions before entering the Masjid.
Silence and Respect:
Switch off or mute your cell phone to maintain tranquility. Avoid engaging in worldly discussions, business transactions, or games within the Haram.
During recitations or dua, avoid disturbing others by raising your voice.
Respecting Sacred Property:
Taking home items from the Haram, such as books or chairs, is considered a grave sin.
If you find an item someone dropped, leave it where it is, refraining from picking it up.
Performing Umrah with Simplicity and Devotion.
Tawaf is the act of circling the Kaabah seven times in an anticlockwise direction, starting from the Black Stone (Hajr-e-Aswad).
Preparing for Tawaf
- Pass the upper sheet of Ahraam from underneath the right arm and drape it on the left shoulder. This exposes the right shoulder, a practice known as Iditiba.
- Ensure you are in a state of Wudhu (ablution).
- Stop reciting Talbiyah when you reach the Black Stone.
Entering the Haram – The Black Stone
- Intention (Niyyah): Before Tawaf, stand facing the Black Stone and silently express your intention for Umrah, seeking Allah’s pleasure and ease.
- Istilam: Approach the Black Stone, if possible, kiss it, or touch it with a stick, saying “Bismillahi Allahu Akbar WaLila Hil Hamd.” If not, raise your hands toward it, kiss your palms, and repeat the words.
- Start of Tawaf: Begin Tawaf, circling the Kaabah counterclockwise. Ensure that the Hateem (semi-circle) is encircled as part of the Kaabah.
Ramal and Supplications During Tawaaf
- Ramal: Men briskly walk for the first three Tawaf circuits. In the other four, walk at a normal pace. If crowded, normal walking is acceptable.
- Supplications: While there are no fixed supplications, recite Quranic verses, Allah’s names, and personal duas. Between Rukn-e-Yemeni and the Black Stone, say a prayer for blessings in this world and the next.
Step 14: Hatim and End of Tawaf
- Hatim: Encircle the Hatim during Tawaf, a semi-circular wall left out due to reconstruction.
- End of Tawaf: Complete seven rounds, perform Istilam at the Black Stone, covering both shoulders. Pray two optional units of prayer.
Zamzam and After Tawaf Etiquettes
- Zamzam: Drink Zamzam water while facing the Kaabah, with intentions fulfilled by your supplications.
- After Tawaf Etiquettes: Refrain from worldly talk, loud recitations, or Duas. Optionally, visit the Multazim, avoiding contact with the perfumed Kaabah cloth.
- Women’s Considerations: Women avoid Tawaf during menstruation, brisk walking, and bare shoulders.
- Wudhu and Tawaf: Renew Wudhu if broken during Tawaf, restarting if interrupted before four rounds.
- Sa’ee: Walk between Safa and Marwah seven times, reciting supplications. No Niyyah or Wudhu required.
Completion of Umrah
- Halaq or Qasar: Shave or trim hair within Haram boundaries.
- Umrah Completion: Express gratitude to the Creator as Umrah concludes and the Ihram restrictions are lifted.
May your Umrah journey be blessed and accepted by Allah. Now that you have packages available from a trusted Umrah travel agency. Even though there are no duas specified for this particular journey, there are many supplications and duas that you can recite according to the Shariah or Sunnah. So, make sure you make the most of your trip by reciting the duas that Prophet Muhammad (SAW) recited during his Umrah.