Hajj is not an ordinary journey but one that has a special significance.
It consists of two parts:
- Umra e Tamattu (for entering Makka) – (Anytime from 1st Shawwal to 8th Dhulhijjah)
- Hajj e Tamattu – (9th-12th Dhulhijjah)
Umra e Tamattu (Anytime from 1st Shawwal to 8th Dhulhijjah)
- Ihram (Niyya, wearing the clothes of Ihraam and recitation of Talbiyya)
- Salaat ut Tawaaf (2 units of Salaa near Maqame Ibrahim)
- Sa’ee (Walking 7x between the mountains of Safa and Marwa)
- Taqseer (Cutting some hair or nails)
Hajj e Tamattu (9th-12th Dhulhijjah)
- Ihram (in Makka)
- Wuquf (Pause) in Arafat
- Wuquf in Muzdalifa (Mash’ar al-haram)
- Stoning of Jamarat in Mina
- Sacrifice (Qurbani ) in Mina
- Taqseer or Halaq in Mina
- Salaat ut Tawaaf
- Tawaaf un Nisa
- Salaa ut Tawaf
- Staying in Mina on the nights of 11th & 12th Dhulhijja
- Stoning the Jamarats in Mina between sunrise and sunset of 11th & 12th Dhulhijja.
Umra is a pilgrimage to Makka which unlike Hajj can be performed at any time of the year. In Arabic, Umra means “to visit a populated place”. It is sometimes called the ‘minor Hajj. Highly recommended unlike the Hajj which is obligatory at least once for every able-bodied Muslim who can afford it.