How to Perform Umrah? Step by Step Guide


In the realm of Islamic faith, the term “Umrah” holds deep significance. Translated from Arabic as “to visit a populated place,” Umrah represents a non-obligatory yet crucial pilgrimage undertaken by Muslims to the sacred city of Makkah, home to the revered Masjid al-Haram.

The Essence of Umrah: A Spiritual Pilgrimage

Umrah is often performed during the holy month of Ramadan or the preceding lunar months of Rajab and Sha’ban. During these auspicious times, Muslims believe that their prayers hold increased significance and that acts of worship are rewarded more generously.

This spiritual journey is open to Muslims of all ages, with the flexibility to be undertaken multiple times throughout one’s life. However, women must be accompanied by a mahram male relative.

Umrah Rituals Unveiled: A Journey of Spiritual Submission

Umrah comprises two types: Al Umrah Al Mufradah (optional) and Umrah Al Tammatu (obligatory before Hajj). The rituals involve complete submission to Allah, symbolized through three major pillars:

1. Ihram: Intention for Pilgrimage
Pilgrims enter a state of ihram at the Miqat, declaring their intention to perform Umrah.
The talbiyah prayer is recited, affirming their commitment to the pilgrimage.

2. Tawaf: Circumambulation of the Holy Kaaba
Pilgrims circle the Kaaba seven times, kissing or pointing at the Black Stone.
Two rakats of prayer follow each Tawaf, emphasizing spiritual connection.

3. Sa’i: Seven Rounds Between Safa and Marwah
Pilgrims walk between Safa and Marwah seven times, signifying devotion and worship.
Shaving or shortening hair (for men) and cutting hair (for women) symbolize spiritual purification.

Umrah Duas and Supplications: Connecting with Allah

Umrah provides an opportunity for personal communication with Allah through duas – earnest requests for forgiveness, mercy, and blessings. While specific verses for Umrah exist, pilgrims can draw inspiration from the supplications made by Prophet Muhammad during various stages of the pilgrimage.

Preparing for Umrah: Tips for Pilgrims

Embarking on the Umrah journey requires preparation on physical, mental, and spiritual fronts. Pilgrims are advised to:

Physically Prepare: Undertake physical training, especially for walking, as Umrah involves considerable movement.

Dress Accordingly: Choose appropriate attire for varying seasons, including comfortable walking sandals or shoes.

Educate Yourself: Attend classes or study the history, prayers, and rituals to enhance appreciation and reduce stress.

Spiritual Readiness: Reflect and resolve conflicts before the journey, fostering a peaceful heart for the spiritual pilgrimage.


In conclusion, Umrah stands as a profound spiritual journey, offering Muslims an opportunity to deepen their faith, seek forgiveness, and connect with Allah. With proper preparation and understanding of the rituals, Umrah becomes a transformative experience that lingers in the hearts of pilgrims long after they return.

Our Message:

Labbaik International Travels & Tours has been blessed to take Muslims to Umrah and Hajj for more than 20 years. We provide a comprehensive range of services, including visas, flights, meals, internal transportation, ziarat tours, and accommodations to cater to all our passengers’ needs. Moreover, if you’re a group, society, or organization, we offer several customized tour packages designed to make the journey as seamless as possible.

We sincerely hope you choose to travel with us, but even if you decide otherwise, we pray that Allah accepts your Umrah/Hajj and kindly request that you keep our team and our families in your prayers.

JazakAllah Khair and Assalam Alaikum

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