The Hajj and Umrah is a pilgrimage to mecca for Muslims. It is the most special of holy journeys and should be a memorable one. Hajj is a very important duty for all Muslims who have the resources and it is very rewarding to perform it once in a lifetime. Umrah can be performed at anytime of the year. Hajj literally means 'to set out for a place'. Islamically however it refers to the annual pilgrimage that Muslims make to Makkah with the intention of performing certain religious rites in accordance with the method prescribed by the Prophet Muhammad.
With a little preparation we can ensure you perform the rites correctly and also have the benefit of an easy trip that includes everything from your food to air conditioning - especially suited to those not used to the heat of Makkah.
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Learning about the Hajj (and Umrah) does not become obligatory only when we want to perform it, but rather it is a knowledge that all Muslims, men and women, should attain.
Before the 8th of Dhul-Hijjah, a person who wants to perform Hajj pronounces the intention to perform Umrah while approaching the Miqat. A second intention for the actual Hajj is pronounced at a later period. There are several rites to properly complete the Hajj and Umrah.
The rites of Umrah and Hajj may include: Putting Ihram, performing supererogatory (Sunnah) prayers, making several types of Tawaf, reciting Talbiyah, doing Sa'ee between Safa and Marwah, trimming and/or cutting hair, praying and staying in Mina, praying and standing in Arafah, praying and staying in Muzdalifah, throwing pebbles in three Jamrahs, praying behind Maqam Ibrahim, and drinking from the well of ZamZam.
In the case of Hajj at-Tamattu, after completing the Umrah, the pilgrim trims his/her hair, showers, and changes into everyday clothes. These steps complete the Umrah portion. All restrictions of the Ihram are temporarily lifted. The pilgrim waits until the 8th of Dhul-Hijjah to start the rites of Hajj.
On the 8th of Dhul-Hijjah, the pilgrim pronounces a new niyyahat the place to perform Hajj. There is no need to go to Miqat for this. The pilgrim changes into Ihram in the prescribed manner and proceeds to Mina soon after the Fajr Prayers.