UMRAH ARKAN

Niyyat
Any one who wants to perform only the Umrah, he should put on Ahram from Meeqat
or any place before Meeqat. It could be from your house or airport. The Niyat (Intent)
of Umrah, he should offer two rakats of Nafil with - the -intent or Niyat of Ahram and
recite the dua of Ahram;

"O Allah! I intend to perform for Umrah, so make it easy convenient and practicable for
me and accept this Umrah from me and I wish to observe sanctity of this Umrah with
all sincerity and humility for ALLAH The Almighty and Supreme."

After intention he should pray Talbiyyah there times:
'Labbaik Allahumma Labbaik, Labbaika Laa Shareeka Laka Labbaik, Innal Hamda
Wanne'mata Laka Wala Mulk, Laashareeka Lak'

Now he should avoid doing anything which are forbidden for a pilgrim wearing Ahram.
Now you are in Ehraam and you should keep praying Talbiyyah as much as you can.
If you are going to Madinatul Munawwarah 1st then you can put your Ehraam on from
the Meeqaat of Madinah.

When you arrive at Makkatul Mukarramah, settle down, eat if you are hungry, rest if
you are tired, and then make your way to Masjidul Haraam. If it is possible, enter
Masjidul Haraam from the gate "Baabul 'Umrah'; keep your gaze lowered, recite Talbiyyah
as much as possible, remember Allah and remember that you are going to see the very
same House of Allah which you used to only think of whenever you would pray namaaz in your country.
As you get closer to the Holy Ka'aba, just before Mataaf (where people do Tawaaf), raise your gaze,
look at the House of Allah and recite Takbeer (Allahu Akbar, Allahu Akbar). You should then make dua
for the Muslim Ummah and for yourself and your family.

Now you must perform Tawaaf.
Method of Tawaaf
Go to the corner of the Holy Ka'aba where the Hajre Aswad (Black Stone) is, making sure the
Hajre Aswad is to your right whilst you are facing the Ka'aba. Unclothe your right shoulder,
take the Ehraam from under your arm and place it on your left shoulder. This is called "Iztibaa".
Make the intention of Tawaaf: "O Allah! I am doing Tawaaf of your house, make it easy for me,
and accept it." Then, kiss the Hajre Aswad, if it is possible to do so. If it is not, just raise your
hands in the direction of the Hajre Aswad then kiss your hands.

Now, turn so that your left side is towards the Holy Ka'aba (you should not have your back to it)
and begin your Tawaaf. In the first three circles of Tawaaf, you must do Raml (to walk stiffly
and quickly). One full circle (chakkar) is completed upon passing the Hajre Aswad. In each circle,
when you arrive at the Hajre Aswad, raise your hand and kiss it without turning your front towards
the Ka'aba. You are required to do seven circles.

After completing the Tawaaf, you arrive at the Multazam, where the door of the Holy Ka'aba is.
Stand in between the door and the corner of the Holy Ka'aba; this is the place where seventy thousand
Angels of Allah say 'Aameen' to every dua you make. Rub your face, your chest, your arms on
the Multazam and ask Allah for His forgiveness for all of your sins and make dua. Then, stand
anywhere behind the Maqaam e Ibraheem and perform two raka'ats Waajib of Tawaaf.

You must now do Sa'ee. Before you do Sa'ee, however, it is better to drink as much ZamZam
water as you can, standing up, facing the Qibla. Make dua before drinking the water.

Rasoolullah Sallallaho 'Alaihi Wasallam used to recite "Rabbi Zidni 'Ilmaa"

Then go to Mount Safa through Baabus Safa. Don't go very high if possible. Face the Ka'aba and make
the intention, 'O Allah, I am performing Sa'ee for your sake, accept it.' Start walking from Safa to Marwa.
When you get to the green light, it is preferred to jog, if possible, without pushing others, to the next green light.
When you get to Marwa, this is counted as one chakkar. Now go from Marwa to Safa in the same method;
this is your second chakkar. You should complete seven chakkars, finishing at Marwa.

After your Sa'ee, men should shave or trim their hair; females should cut approximately one inch of their hair.
Your Umrah is now complete. You can come out of your Ehraam and you can perform additional (optional)
Tawaaf on behalf of others. Also, you can perform Umrah again, if you so wish. For that, you will have to
go to Masjid e Aisha or "Tan'eem" in the state of Ehraam, perform two raka'ats of Ehraam, and make the
intention of Umrah. Come back to Masjidul Haraam and complete your Umrah as above-mentioned.