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A guide to umrah pilgrimage

Tawaf: An obligation of Hajj and Umrah

Tawaf is one of the principal rites performed in both Umrah and Hajj pilgrimage. Tawaf is comprised of seven circumambulations around the holy Kaaba in an anti-clockwise direction. All of the seven rounds start and ends at the Black Stone “Hajar-al-Aswad.” Linguistically, the meaning of the word Tawaf is “to walk around.” Tawaf is an…
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A Guide to Umrah Ziyarat in Mecca and Medina

Umrah, a sacrosanct Islamic pilgrimage with greater significance is undertaken by millions of Muslim pilgrims every year by visiting the Masjid Al-Haram in Mecca. Umrah pilgrimage is one of many ways through which Muslims can compensate for their past committed sins. Ziyarat is an indispensable part of Umrah providing a sense of closure and ultimate…
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Pillars of Umrah: The Supererogatory Acts of Umrah

The Umrah, also spelt as Umra, is an obligatory act of worship in Islam that all Muslims are ought to perform at least once in their lifetime. The word “Umrah’ itself means a pilgrimage to Mecca. Although, the significance of Umrah is comparatively less than the Hajj, however, the blessings received by pilgrims after performing…
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Saudi Vaccination Mandates for Hajj and Umrah Pilgrims

Hajj and Umrah pilgrimages are one of the largest religious gatherings of the world. Every year, lakhs of Muslim pilgrims visit the sacred cities of Mecca and Medina in Saudi Arabia with their evoked spiritualism. However, these mass gatherings are associated with numerous health-associated risks, and in order to prevent yourself from these health hazards,…
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Best time for umrah

What is the Best Time To Perform Umrah Pilgrimage?

Umrah is a lessor or minor pilgrimage with greater significance undertaken by Muslims. This pilgrimage is not obligatory in Islam, but still holds greater virtues and is also considered as one of the pillars of Islam. It is one of the most beautiful Sunnah (traditional and legal customs of the Islamic community) of the Prophet…
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Umrah for first timers

Umrah for the First Timers: All You Need To Know Before Going on the Pilgrimage

After Hajj, Umrah is the most sacred pilgrimage for the Muslims. It is also known as lesser pilgrimage because it is non-mandatory in Islam. Still, every year millions of Muslims visit Mecca and Medina to perform Umrah.  It is the dream of every Muslim to go on this sacred pilgrimage at least once in their…
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Ramadan umrah

Virtues of the Sacred Journey of Ramadan Umrah

Umrah is one of the most beautiful Sunnah of the Prophet Muhammad (PBUH) practiced by the millions of Muslim pilgrims throughout the year. On the other hand, Ramadan is considered as the most sacred Islamic month which comes with countless blessings for those who witness it. Performing Umrah in the month of Ramadan not only…
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Umrah Visa

Umrah Visa Requirements: What Do You Need To Know

Being a Sunnat-E-Muakkadah of the Prophet Muhammad (PBUH), Umrah pilgrimage is one of the few ways leading to spiritual purification. It is one of the largest congregations worldwide in which Muslims from different countries visit the sacred cities of Mecca and Medina in Saudi Arabia. Due to its vital significance, despite not being an obligation,…
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