How to perform Umrah Step By Step


Umrah is a significant act in Islam, and Muslims perform it in the holy city of Makkah. It’s the strong wish of every Muslim to complete it because of its significance.

Umrah depends on four important steps:

  1. You must change your Ihram garments, do two Rakats prayers, and make your Niyyah perform Umrah.
  2. You have to perform Tawaf al-Umrah around the Holy Kaaba.
  3. You will do Sa’ee between the hills of Safa and Marwah.
  4. You have to shave (Halq) or shorten (Taqsir) your hair, allowing you to leave the state of Ihram and complete your Umrah.

Note: Muslims can perform Umrah easily by booking Umrah Packages.


Step One – Ihram

Ihram is a sacred state that Muslims enter before performing Hajj or Umrah. It’s the state that Muslims must undertake to perform the pilgrimage. Ihram is different for both males and females. Having two parts for lower and upper body parts is for men, while women can wear any modest dress that should be Islamic. Both men and women must also follow the following rules for Ihram.

  • We should clean our bodies by removing our hair, cutting our nails, etc.
  • After that, wear your Ihram attire by making the intention.
  • If you remember to enter the Ihram at the Miqat, you must exit Makkah and re-enter wearing it.
  • Don’t argue and shout in Ihram.
  • Do not use perfume. This includes scented soaps, shampoos, wipes, lotions, etc.
  • Don’t be attracted to intercourse-related activity.
  • Don’t kill or hunt any animal/insect, etc.


Step Two – Tawaf:

Tawaf is the second ritual involving circling the Holy Kaaba seven times during Hajj/Umrah. Muslims must perform Tawaf to complete their pilgrimage. Before beginning the Tawaf, you must have wudu or be in a purity state.

How to perform Tawaf?

  • Start with the black stone, and you can kiss and touch it.
  • Proceed from Hajr-e-Aswad to the Yemeni corner of the Holy Kaaba.
  • Continue your Tawaf while circling the Holy Kaaba by reciting this Duas of Tawaf.
  • Your Tawaf’s first round will end at Hajr-e-Aswad, where you started. Now, continue your circling with six more steps.
  • Complete your seven steps for the completion of Tawaf.


After Tawaf:

The Tawaf you are performing is called Tawaf al-Umrah. You can pray at Maqam Ibrahim and drink Zamzam water. Here’s what you should know:

  • What must you pray at Maqam Ibrahim?
  • After completing the Tawaf, go towards Maqam Ibrahim while reciting some specific Duas.
  • The place may be very crowded, so you have to take care of yourself and can be near it here.
  • You can pray two Nafl Rakats at Maqam-e-Ibrahim.
  • After praying here, go to Zamzam well in the Masjid al-Haram, so drink it. You must know the importance of Zamzam well.


Step Four – Sa’ee:

  • Sa’ee is again a walking/running ritual between the hills of Safa and Marwah.
  • Begin the Sa’ee ritual from Safa till Marwah.
  • You have to make seven rounds between the hills of Safa and Marwah.
  • Both men and women should follow the walking rules, and the area is marked with green tube lights.
  • Recite the Dua by reaching the top of every hill.
  • And that’s it! Sa’ee is completed after seven cycles. Now, you have done your third ritual of Umrah.

Step Five – Ending Ihram/Halq or Taqsir:

How your Ihram will be ended? Or when should you take off your Ihram attire? Pilgrims must perform Halq/Taqsir, related to hair cutting/shaving. Halq applies to men, while Taqsir is for women. For men, this means trimming or shaving their heads and changing Ihram clothes. For women, it’s related to cutting their hair according to the fingertip. Now, you can remove your Ihram as your Umrah has been done.


To summarize the Umrah journey:

To summarize this article, Umrah is a blessed opportunity for Muslims, so they must perform it in their lifetime whenever getting the opportunity. You have to ensure that your Umrah is going smoothly, and you can do this by booking the perfect package from a trusted Travel Agency. If you are going to perform at Umrah, may this journey go well, and may you have an amazing and memorable experience.

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