Fiqh Series: Chapter on Umrah From the book ‘Ad-Durar Al-Bahiyah Fi Masaa’il Al-Fiqhiyyah’of Imam Shawkani

Fiqh Series:  Chapter on Umrah

One is to intend[1] and do Ihram (i.e. consecration) from the Miqaat (destinations were one must put his ihram on with the intention of either Hajj or Umrah).

One who resides in Makkah must go to Hil (it is also called At-Tan’eem to put on their ihram).

Then do Tawaf[2] (seven rounds around the Ka’bah – this includes all the Sunans involved in the Tawaf), Sa’yee[3] (circuits between As-Safa and Al-Marwah – which starts from Safa and ends at Marwah), then finally shave or shorten his hair[4].

Single Umrah is legitimized throughout the year (i.e. one can do Umrah any time during the year).

 

References: 

[1] Sahih: It is narrated on the authority of Amirul Mu’minin, Abu Hafs ‘Umar bin al-Khattab, radiyallahu ‘anhu, who said: “I heard the Messenger of Allah, sallallahu ‘alayhi wasallam, say: “Actions are (judged) by motives (Niyyah), so each man will have what he intended. Thus, he whose migration (hijrah) was to Allah and His Messenger, his migration is to Allah and His Messenger; but he whose migration was for some worldly thing he might gain, or for a wife he might marry, his migration is to that for which he migrated.”Recorded in Bukhari and Muslim

[2] Qur’an: Allah says: “… (then let them) circumambulated the ancient house (the Ka’bah at Makkah).” Surah Hajj: 29

[3] Qur’an: Allah says: “Verily! As-Safa and al-Marwah (two hills in Makkah) are of the symbols of Allah…”Surah Baqarah: 158

Sahih: The Prophet (Sallallahu alayhi was sallam) said, “Perform the Sa’yee for Allah has obligated the Sa’yee upon you.”Recorded in Ahmad and Hakim. Sheikh albani graded it Sahih

[4] Sahih: Ibn Umar narrates the Prophet (Sallallahu alayhi was sallam) said, “Whoever of you does not have a sacrificial animal should circumambulate the house, (go between) as-Safa and al-Marwah, trim his hair and exit the inviolable state (state of Ihram).”Recorded in Bukhari and Muslim

Sahih: It was narrated from Nafi that Abdullah said, “Allah’s Messenger (Sallallahu alayhi was sallam) shaved his head, as did a number of his companions, and some of them cut their hair.” Abdullah said: Allah’s Messenger (Sallallahu alayhi was sallam) said, “May Allah have mercy on those who shaved their heads, once or twice, then he said – And those who cut their hair.” Recorded by Muslim

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