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Friday, May 17, 2024

What Are The Essential Umrah Supplications And Their Meanings?

Umrah is an Islamic religious practice that involves Muslims visiting Makkah any time all around the year. Umrah unlike Hajj does not require to be performed by in the month of Dul Hajj. Muslims from all around the world perform Umrah in Makkah in the House of Allah or Haram. 

The two main important rituals of Umrah are:  

  • Tawaf and 
  • Saii

Almost all Muslims are aware of these rituals and they perform them with great care. However, some people are unaware of many things that are to be done in an Umrah. The Duas and the supplications that are to be recited during Umrah are what many people are unaware of. Or they have turned a blind eye to them all their lives. Therefore, Umrah supplications and meanings will be discussed in this article so that the Muslim community performs their Umrah wonderfully. 

What are the important duas for Umrah with their explanations? 

There are no specific duas to say while performing Umrah. However, according to sharia and the sunnah of Prophet Muhammad PBUH, several duas can be recited during tawaf. 

Let’s start with the Dua of traveling:

Subhana-allazhi sakh-khara la-na hazha wa ma kunna la-hu muqrinin. Wa inna ila Rabbi-na la munqalibun.

Translation: Glory unto Him Who created this transportation, for us, though we were unable to create it on our own. And unto our Lord, we shall return.

Secondly, there is a Dua when you set your eye on the Holy Kabah: 

It is reported that our last prophet Hazrat Muhammad PBUH when set his first sight on the Holy Kaaba recited the following Dua: 

Dua: Allahumma anta s-salamu wa minka s-salamu fa hayyina Rabbana bi s-salam.

Translation: O Allah, you are peace, and from you is peace, so give us life, our Lord, in the Abode of Peace.

Similarly, there are Duas for the following purposes: 

  • Dua while entering Haram
  • Dua for ihram
  • Talbiyah 
  • Dua for Tawaf
  • Dua for Sai
  • Dua before drinking Zamzam
  • Dua while leaving masjid ul Haram 

Why are Umrah Supplications important? 

The significance of Umrah supplications is that it brings the pilgrim close to Allah. Moreover, one visits the house of Allah to submit to the Almighty. So, talking unnecessarily or not making your time advantageous and wasting it is pitiful. Therefore, supplications are the best way to communicate with Allah and ask for his blessings. 

Furthermore, if we pray to Allah in our own words, we might not use the right words or we might miss a few things. We most probably would ask for worldly commodities and miss the spiritual duas. So, reciting the supplications is a plus point as they cover all the things that a human requires from his creator. 

Some people focus on understanding the meanings of essential Umrah duas. It is a wonderful practice as it gives you a clear idea of what you are seeking from Allah. It makes a Muslim realize the importance of supplications during each ritual of Umrah. 

Understanding the meanings of duas is a great way of spiritual guidance through Umrah supplications. When a Muslim is guided spiritually, he accomplishes the Umrah meticulously and does not worry about the worldly items. The more a man becomes spiritual during umrah, the more he concentrates on his Ibadah, which in turn provides him with inner peace.

What is the supplication for Sai? 

Sai is one of the most important rituals of Umrah. The Arabic word Sai means to walk. However, in Islamic terminology, it refers to walking between two mounts, Safa and Marwaa, back and for seven times.

Sai is performed in the memory of the actions of Hajar, the wife of our Prophet Ibrahim AS. 

Dua for Sai:  

It is Sunnah to recite the following Dua. 

 – “Allahu akbar, Allahu akbar, Allahu akbar, wa lillahi l-ḥamd. La ilaha illallah wahdahu la sharika lah(u), lahu l-mulku wa lahu l-hamdu yuhyi wa yumit(u), wa huwa ‘ala kulli shay’in qadir. La ilaha illallahu wahdah(u), anjaza wa’dahu wa nasara ‘abdahu wa hazama l-ahzaba wahdah.” 

Translation: Allah is the greatest and to Allah belongs all praise. There is no deity except Allah, alone without a partner. To Him belongs the Dominion, and to Him belongs all praise. He gives life and death and He has power over everything. There is no deity except Allah alone. He fulfilled His promise, supported His slave, and defeated the confederates alone.

The person can also say his other prayers in between. However, according to the sunnah of our Prophet, the pilgrim must recite it three times.

Conclusion:

The abovementioned duas are a few from the many duas that one can recite during Hajj and Umrah. For more duas you can refer to a guide that contains all the essential duas. You can go with booking a professional Hajj operator’s program, they will guide in every aspect of Hajj or Umrah.

Elizabeth Samson
Elizabeth Samson
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