My Hajj – Part 8 – Umrah

[ toc | part 1 | part 2 | part 3 | part 4 | part 5 | part 6 | part 7 | part 8 ]

My Hajj Part 8 provides a detailed account of how to perform Umrah


  1. The Part 8 page has the latest version & may provide additional resources & references
  2. The Hajj Course page provides a table of contents (toc) and lists all the Parts
  3. For the best viewing experience watch in full screen HD

Hajj Notebook 2017

I am so pleased to announce that My Hajj Notebook (2017 Edition) is ready (Alhamdulillah),

Please visit the Hajj Notebook page (here) to download your very own copy.

The Notebook is jam packed with lots of Hajj related goodness and contains the absolute essentials for Hajj & Umrah including,

  • Definitions
  • Maps
  • Guides
  • Supplications
  • Hajj in the Quran
  • Hajj in the Hadith
  • Checklists
  • Glossary
  • Travel Facts
  • Dates & Times

Hope you find it beneficial. Happy learning…

Hajj Course

In the name of Allah the most Gracious the most Merciful

My Hajj – A step by step guide to Hajj & Umrah

With the grace of Almighty Allah, today I am so happy to announce “My Hajj” – our very own eLearning course on Hajj & Umrah for everyone, anytime, anywhere.

For this project, I was lucky to team up with with Br. Ismail David (of AMID Inspirations, who also happens to be the author of the book – “Getting the Best out of Al-Hajj“) and Sheik Mamdouh Mahmoud (Roots & Sprouts) & we have worked tirelessly to put together a course which is detailed & practical yet clear & concise – with the sole aim of guiding you through the essentials of Hajj & Umrah according to the Quran and Sunnah. The course will live at the Hajj Course page – and is divided into 10 parts,

  • Part 1Introduction – which covers essential background and basic definitions
  • Part 2Overview – of the entire Hajj from start to finish
  • Part 3Before You Depart – in which we discuss what you should do before departing for Hajj
  • Part 4Ihraam – will be a discussion of this special state of ritual consecration one must be in to perform Umrah and Hajj
  • Part 5Journey from Home to Makkah – where we will discuss the trip from home to Makkah & how to spend your time during the trip
  • Part 6Makkah – where we will explore Makkah and become acquainted with the Kabah and the Haram
  • Part 7Rites and Rituals – in which we will explore the Hajj rites and rituals in detail, including Tawaaf and Sa’ee
  • Part 8Umrah – will detail a step by step explanation on how to perform Umrah
  • Part 9Between Umrah and Hajj – where we we will provide suggestions on what you should do between Umrah and Hajj
  • Part 10Hajj – will dive into a detailed account of Hajj in detail and present the best actions one can perform

Unfortunately the animations for each part aren’t complete yet, but as Hajj is approaching, will be releasing draft versions of each part over the next few weeks. But do stay tuned for the final versions which will also be released on the Hajj Course page.

Hope it is beneficial for you & that you enjoy the course,

Happy Learning …

How To Perform Hajj

Overview & Guide to Hajj Tamattu (in one page)

Following are the “best” actions for completing Hajj Tamattu (from start to finish),

The best way to view this Overview is in the pdf file which can be downloaded from the button below. So go ahead download & enjoy. Happy studying.

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Not sure what Tamattu is? These posts can help,

  1. Types of Hajj
  2. Hajj – Types
  3. Hajj – Types (Part 2)


  1. This post is an updated version of my earlier post – Hajj – How to Perform – Overview (Tamattu)
  2. “Getting the Best out of Al-Hajj (Pilgrimage)”, By Abu Muneer Ismail Davids, Published by Darussalam, Second Edition – August, 2006, Chapter 10, Pg. 279. [10004]

Hajj Workshop 2016

Dear Brothers and Sisters, can you believe it – the year has flown past (mashAllah) and the month of Dhul Hijjah (& Hajj) are nearly upon us. I have been wanting to release a dedicated Hajj (& Umrah) Notebook and Pocketbook for a while now, and Alhamdulillah this year I am very excited to share this new project with you. Dedicated pages for the Notebook and Pocketbook will be out soon (inshAllah), but in the meantime all the Hajj Workshop resources (including these new books) can be found on the Hajj Workshop 2016 page.


The Hajj Workshop (2016) Page can be found [here]

Dhul Hijjah (1435 / 2014)

It has been confirmed by the Saudi authorities that the first of Dhul Hijjah (1435) is Thu, 25-Sept-2014.


So that means (inshAllah),

  • Thursday, September 25, 2014 is the first (1st) day of Dhul Hijjah (1435)
  • Thursday, October 2, 2014 – is the first day of Hajj (8th of Dhul Hijjah)
  • Friday, October 3, 2014 – is the day of Arafat (9th of Dhul Hijjah)
  • Saturday, October 4, 2014 – is Eid ul Adha (10th Dhul Hijjah)

Please visit my previous post here for a graphical calendar of dates above. Also a quick reminder from another previous post,

“It is recommended for a person who has made his clear intention to offer the sacrifice to observe” certain “restrictions from the beginning of the month of Dhul Hijjah until the sacrifice is made. He is simply required not to take anything off his hair or body. Hence, the restrictions are not to cut his hair or clip his nails.”
(excerpt from Dhul Hijjah – First Ten Days)


  • [1] ISNA – Fiqh Council of North America’s Announcement of Eid al Adha 1435/2014 (link)
  • [2] Arab News – Arafat Day on Oct. 3 (link)
  • [3] Emirates 24/7 – UAE Eid Break: Till Monday for government; private till Sunday (link)

How To Perform Tawaaf (Guide)

Though there are a number of Tawaaf’s during Pilgrimage, they are all essentially performed in the same way. This post provides a step-by-step guide to performing Tawaaf.

  • Wudu
  • Niyaah (in the Heart)

For Umrah Tawaaf (in the ‘Tamattu’ method) or Tawaaful Qudoom (in the ‘Qiran’ or ‘Irfad’ method), the following extra conditions are required,

  • (+) Ihraam (adopted at Meqaat)
  • (+) Expose Right Shoulder (Idtiba), for all 7 circuits (males only)
  • (+) Brisk Walk (Raml), in the first 3 circuits only (males only)

Start at Hajrul-Aswad [A].

Note: A Supplication sheet for this section is available here

Proceed in an Anti-clockwise direction,

  • Supplicate
  • make Dhikr
  • recite Quran

Note: Walk around the Hijr area NOT through it

Once you reach the Rukn-Yamani (southern corner),

It is Sunnah to recite the following between the Yemenite Corner (Rukn-Yamani) and the Black Stone Corner (Hajrul-Aswad)

Note: A Supplication sheet for this section is available here

  • 1 Circuit complete
    • Once you reach the Hajrul-Aswad again you have completed 1 circuit
  • Total = 7 Circuits
    • The number of circuits to perform is always 7, regardless of the type of Tawaaf. Proceed and repeat the aforementioned steps (from the Start at [A] section above) until you have completed 7 circuits in total

Upon completing 7 circuits, you will need to perform 2 Rakat prayer – proceed to the next section below.

2 Rakat Prayer

Note: A Supplication sheet for this section is available here

Cover your right shoulder (if applicable). With the Maqaam between you and the Kaba* (if possible) perform 2 Rakat of prayer. It is Sunnah to recite the following in the respective Rakahs,

  • 1st Rakah
    • Surah Fatiha [1]
    • Surah Kafirun [109]
  • 2nd Rakah
    • Surah Fatiha [1]
    • Surah Ikhlas [112]

Note (*): It is permissible to perform the 2 Rakat prayer anywhere in the mosque

At this point you are completed (if performing Nafl Tawaaf or Tawaaful-Wadaa’)

After finishing the 2 Rakat prayer it is Sunnah to proceed to well of Zamzam and drink your fill,

Return to Black Stone (Hajrul-Aswad) [A]

[a] (^) There is no particular supplication established in the Sunnah when drinking Zamzam. However, Abdullah bin Abbas (may Allah be pleased with him) used to recite the above after drinking Zamzam water.
[b] A Supplication sheet for this section is available here


  • [1] “Getting the Best out of Al-Hajj (Pilgrimage)”, By Abu Muneer Ismail Davids, Published by Darussalam, Second Edition – August, 2006, Pg. 249 – 257