WAAJEEBAAT OF UMRAH
copyright February 2006 (Muharram 1427)
(updated December 2013 - Safar 1435)
- To be in the state of Ihraam, (with all its restrictions), before entering the Meeqaat.
- To be free from both major and minor impurities when performing the Tawaaf of Umrah.
- To ensure that the “aurah” is covered before, and during, the Tawaaf.
- To say the Niyyat for the Tawaaf without which it will be rendered null and void.
- To make the Tawaaf on foot, unless a valid Shar’ee reason dictates otherwise.
- To commence the Tawaaf from Hajr-e- Aswad.
- To move towards the right after performing the Istilaam.
- To keep the left shoulder, and not the chest, towards the Kaabaah during the Tawaaf.
- To encircle the Hateem during the Tawaaf.
- To complete all seven circuits of the Tawaaf.
- To add six more circuits for the one who intentionally completes eight circuits of
- To perform 2 Rakaats Salaat after the Tawaaf. (This Salaat is to be deferred if it
is a Makrooh time).
- To repeat these 2 Rakaats if they were prayed at a Makrooh time.
- To ensure that the “aurah” is covered before, and during, the Sa’ee.
- To perform Sa’ee for Umrah.
- To walk humbly during Sa’ee.
- To perform Sa’ee on foot unless a valid Shar’ee reason dictates otherwise.
- To complete all seven circuits of Sa’ee.
- To perform Sa’ee with Ihraam.
- To cover the entire distance between Safa and Marwa in each circuit.
- To commence Sa’ee at Safa and end at Marwa.
- For men, to shave or trim at least a quarter of the head, (Halq/Qasr), on completion
of the Sa’ee in order to be released from Ihraam. (Does not apply to the Mufrid
or the Qaarin).
- To have the Halq/Qasr within the boundaries of the Haram.
- To simply pass the razor over the head of a bald person as if he was being shaved.
- To shave the head completely if the hair is less than one-third the size of one’s
- To slaughter two goats or sheep as penalty by a Qaarin who violates the laws of Ihraam
by shaving or trimming his hair after performing Umrah.
If any of the Waajeeb acts is overlooked because of a valid Shar’ee reason, then
the Jazaa falls through.
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