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Umrah Guidelines for the Young Ones


You must try as much as you can to help your parents to prepare for this trip. They already have
a million things in mind. So do make a checklist of the things you want or need to bring


Ihram 1
2 Thawb/ Abaya/ Headscarves 2
3 Jammies 4
4 Day shirt 3
5 Day pants 2
6 Undies 10
7 Stationeries
8 Shoe/ sandal 1/1
9 Swimming suit (in case)
10 Socks 5
11 Sweater 1
12 Toothbrush 1
13 Little scissors
(for the ladies to cut their

You can add more things that you find useful. But don’t bring the whole house with you.

To parents :

1. Mention the need to put effort and put TAWAKKAL to Allah. This is important because
we need to instill our children from young that firstly planning and preparation is
important. And more important is to give tawakkal to Allah. For He is the one who will
allow anything to happen. In His hands alone are the success or otherwise of our plan.
We pray that Allah will give the best to us.
2. Mention also the need to have ikhlas in whatever they need to do. Remind them that
niyah is only for Allah and our hope that He is please with us.
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Meeqat a special place where you will make your niyah for umrah or hajj

Niyah Intention to do something. For umrah you say ٍ‫لَبَيْكَ اَللّ ُهنَ ِب ُعوْزَة‬

Ihram Being in the state of haram in order to do umrah or hajj. During this time
some things that are normally allowed for you to do will be forbidden like
cutting nails or hair for example. This will last until you complete umrah or
Talbiyah Reciting
،‫حوْدَ وَال ِّنعْ َهتَ لَكَ وَا ْلوُلْك‬
َ ‫ إِىَ ا ْل‬،َ‫ لَبَيْكَ لَا شَزِيْكَ لَكْ لَبَيْك‬،‫لَبَيْكَ اللّ ُهنَ لَبَيْك‬
َ‫ لَا شَزِيْكَ لَك‬from doing the niyah until you reach masjidil haram
Tawaf Circumblating the kaabah seven times. This is one of the rites for umrah
and hajj. It is sunnah to do it when you visit Masjidil haram at any times.
Hajaratul Aswad The holy black stone attached to one of the corners the kaabah. It is sunah
to kiss it.
Rukun Yemeni It is the corner of the kaabah before the corner of hajaratul Aswad (when
you look at it counter clockwise)
Raml Brisk walk or slow running. It is sunnah for the men to perform Raml on
their first tawaf for the first three rounds.
Maqam Ibrahim Also called the station of Ibrahim. This is the spot where Prophet Ibrahim
a.s. stood when he built the kaabah. An impression of his feet can be seen
at this spot. After performing tawaf, go and perform sunnah prayer behind
the Maqaam Ibrahim.
Multazam The area between the door of the kaabah an the corner of hajaratul
aswad. Make dua between these places as it is accepted by Allah, Insya
Hijr Ismael It is an area next to the Kaabah. Refer to diagram. Praying in that area is
like praying in the kaabah itself.
Safa One of the hills that one needs to ascend when performing sa’ee rite. Then
go to the Marwah
Marwah The other hill that one need to ascend during sa’ee rite. Then go to Safa

Sa’ee One of the rites of umrah and hajj. It invovlves ascending Safa, descending
the going to Marwah, brisk walking at the appropriate place, then
ascending up to Marwah, descending then going to Safa. This will be
repeated seven times ending at Marwah.
Tahlul Trimming the hair or shaving them. Doing the tahlul ends the ihram.

Just refer back to this list when you find these words to remind you what it means. But Insya
Allah as you go along, these words will become less difficult. May Allah make it easy for us to
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MEEQAT ‫ميقات‬

In Arabic it means a station or a place.

But when we talk about the ibadah Umrah or Hajj, it means a special place where you will make
your niyah for umrah or hajj.

You see for umrah, you need to make your niyah at special place. And if you miss this, your
umrah is invalid.

Who gives this rule?

Rasullullah said it in his hadith (Book of Hajj)

Bukhari :: Book 2 :: Volume 26 :: Hadith 599

Narrated Ibn Abbas:

Allah's Apostle (p.b.u.h) made Dhul-Huiaifa as the Miqat for the people of Medina; Al-Juhfa for the
people of Sham; Qarn-al-Manazil for the people of Najd; and Yalamlam for the people of Yemen; and
these Mawaqit are for the people at those very places, and besides them for those who come thorough
those places with the intention of performing Hajj and 'Umra; and whoever is living within these
boundaries can assume lhram from the place he starts, and the people of Mecca can assume Ihram from

Since we will travel by car to Mekkah from Qatar, which is considered as coming from Najd1, we
will stop at this place called Qarn Un Manazil. Qarn un Manazil is after the town Taif. Qarn Un
Manazil is our meeqat. It is about 75km from Makkah.

Nejd or Najd (literally "highland", Arabic: ‫نجد‬‎) is the central region of the Arabian Peninsula.
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What should I do at the meeqat?

Now that you know what meeqat is, you must know what you are supposed to do there.

Do as the sunnahs

1. You will take the special bath there.

2. You will put on perfume (for boys only) before you put on the ihram garment
3. Cut your nails
4. If you have armpit hair, it is sunnah to remove them
5. If you have pubic hair it is sunnah to remove them also.

For girls, the ihram garment is the normal

prayer clothes that you wear. Care must be
taken that it should not be transparent nor
tight. Nor should it be too short and not
covering your chest.

For boys, you will be wearing extra special. Ask

ayah to help you with the ihram garment.
Make sure it is fasten properly. We don’t want
it to drop. *Blush*

If it drops during the tawaf, or part of your

awrah is shown, quickly have it covered. If you
delay it, then that turn is consider invalid and
you must repeat that round.
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After you make niyah for umrah, you will be in a state of ihram. And being in a state of ihram
means, there are things that you cannot do. There are also things that you must complete

Before we discuss what we cannot do, we must know that once you say the niyah for umrah,
you must complete all the umrah rites. Pray to Allah that it is made easier for you.

The things that you cannot do while in ihram are

1. Cutting your hair

2. Cutting your nails
3. Apply perfume on body/ clothes
4. Killing or hunting
5. Marrying or asking someone to marry
6. Wearing a cap (for man)
7. Wearing seamed garment (for men) meaning no wearing socks nor spender
8. Covering face for woman
9. Wearing gloves for woman
10. Don’t pull out any plants, flowers or leaves (this apply all the time in Makkah)
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Just like everything, we must make intention. So make the intention in your heart

ٍ‫َل َب ْيكَ اَلّلهُنَ بِعُوْزَة‬

Allah! Here I am responding to you in
performing the Umrah
Also add this condition to your niyah

‫س َتّنِي‬
ْ َ‫حب‬
َ ُ‫حيْث‬
َ ‫حلِي‬
ِ َ‫اَللهُنَ ه‬
O! Allah take the place where I take off my
ihram is where you restrain me2

The one who reads this and qadar Allah that he is prevented from completing the umrah –
there is no compensatory sacrifice due from him.

Most important of all be sincere, have IKHLAS, about going to umrah. You are doing this for
ALLAH. Not because your parents made you go. Since you don’t want to be alone at home, you
had to follow. Even initially this is how you feel, change it now. Do this for ALLAH alone. May
Allah shower you with Mercy and abundant of rewards both in the world and the afterlife. And
may He make our heart content.

2 Muslim :: Book 7 : Hadith 2756

A'isha (Allah be pleased with her) reported that Allah's Messenger (may peace be upon him) went (into the house of) Duba'a bint Zubair and said
to her: Did you intend to perform Hajj? She said: By Allah, (I intend to do so) but I often remain ill, whereupon he (the Holy Prophet) said to her:
Perform Hajj but with con- dition, and say: O Allah, I shall be free from Ihram where you detain me. And she (Duba'a) was the wife of Miqdad.
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After saying the niyah, we start reciting the talbeeyah all the way until we reach Makkah. The
sunnah is to recite the talbeeyah loudly for the boys. For the girls we do it q u i e t l y.

،َ‫ َل َب ْيكَ لَا شَ ِز ْيكَ َلكْ َل َب ْيك‬،‫َل َب ْيكَ الّلهُنَ َل َبيْك‬

،‫ِإىَ الْحَوْدَ وَالّنِعْوَتَ َلكَ وَالْ ُولْك‬
َ‫لَا شَ ِز ْيكَ َلك‬
Here am I, O Allah, Here am I. There is no associate
with You. Here am I. Surely all praise and graces
are Yours, and so is the dominion! There is no
associate with You3

Saheeh Bukhari Volume 2, Book 26, Number 621: Narrated 'Abdullah bin 'Umar :

The Talbiya of Allah's Apostle was : 'Labbaika Allahumma labbaik, Labbaika la sharika Laka labbaik, Inna-l-hamda wan-ni'mata Laka walmu
Lk, La sharika Laka' (I respond to Your call O Allah, I respond to Your call, and I am obedient to Your orders, You have no partner, I respond to
Your call All the praises and blessings are for You, All the sovereignty is for You, And You have no partners with you.
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Stop reciting the Talbeeyah upon reaching Makkah.

We will most likely put our bags at the hotel first. Take this opportunity to

1. Check for any najasah on the ihram garment. Clean them if any.
2. Renew your wudhu’ if necessary. Tawaf is invalidate without wudhu’


Let’s do dzikir on our way there so we can calm our heart and remember Allah.

When you are finally there, enter with your right foot. And say

ِ‫س ْىل‬
ُ َ‫علَى ر‬ َ ُ‫سلَام‬
َ ‫ّصلَاةُ وَال‬
َ ‫ وَال‬،‫بِسْنِ اللّه‬
َ‫اللّه۔ اَلّلهُنَ ا ْفتَحْ لِي َأ ْبىَابَ رَحْ َو ِتك‬
I begin in the name of Allah. May Allah
render Rasulullah (s.a.w) safe from every
evil. O! Allah! Open for me the gates of Your
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For boys, you need to wear your Ihram garment as in this picture. The right
shoulder must be exposed while the left shoulder remained covered. This is
called IDTIBA’ (‫)إضطباع‬

Getting orientation right to start tawaf

Here are two diagrams of the orientation around Kaabah. Insya Allah you may understand.

We start at the corner of the BLACK STONE or HAJARATUL ASWAD. Can you find it in the
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Hajaratul Aswad.

1. If you can, go and kiss the stone saying ‫بِسْنِ الّلهِ الّلهُ أَكْبَز‬
2. If you can’t kiss it then touch it with your right hand and kiss the hand saying the same
3. But if you can’t because there are too many people just point to the HAJARATUL ASWAD
with your right hand and say ‫أَكْبَز‬ ُ‫الّله‬, Do not kiss your hand in this case.

1. You will go round the Kaabah SEVEN times counter clockwise

2. For the boys it is sunnah to walk faster or slow running for the first three round. This is
called Raml.
3. Your left shoulder will always face the Kaabah
4. You will not turn around
5. You are not to play catchers or race with people.
6. You will concentrate on the ibadah tawaf and remember Allah. Refer to the topic dua
7. When you reach the Yemeni corner (refer to the diagram again) Yemeni corner is the
corner right before the hajaratul aswad, touch the corner if it is possible but DO NOT
8. Between the YEMENI CORNER and the HAJARATUL ASWAD recite this dua.

‫رَبَّنَا آتِّنَا فِي الدُنْيَا حَسَّنَتً َوفِي اآلخِ َزةِ حسَّنَتً َوقِّنَا‬
‫عذَابَ الّنَار‬
Our Lord! Give us in this world that which is good and in the
Hereafter that which is good, and save us from the torment of

9. Complete the last round until after the corner line of hajaratul aswad.

Sunan Abu Dawood Book 4, Number 1887:

Narrated Abdullah ibn as-Sa'ib:

I heard the Apostle of Allah (peace_be_upon_him) say between the two corners: O Allah, bring us a blessing in this world and a blessing in the
next and guard us from punishment of Hell.
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Dua while doing the tawaf

There are no specific supplications (dua) recorded in the authentic hadith during the tawaf. So
you can do either dzikir or recite the ayatul quraan that you have memorized.

Dzikir : Subhanallah, Alhamdullillah, Allahhu Akbar, Astaghfirulah.

You can also make your own dua and ask Allah’s assistance.


1. Always ask for something good. Never something bad for people
2. Think of what you want beforehand even before going for umrah. Let me help you to
narrow it down
a. Glorify Allah by doing Dzikir. Sends salaah to Prphet Muhammad s.a.w.
b. Thank Allah for the Mercy that He has bestowed you
i. Being able to perform umrah
ii. Being healthy
iii. Having loving parents
iv. Having good life
c. Make dua for yourself
i. Ask for forgiveness. You can specify which sins so Insya Allah you can be
more remorseful
ii. To enter Jannah
iii. To remain on the straight path
iv. To remain a mu’min
v. To have a strong mind
vi. To give strength to memorise the quran
vii. To excel in my studies
viii. To be healthy
ix. Brainstorm with yourself on what other dua you want to ask from Allah
d. Make dua for your parents
i. To forgive them
ii. To place them in Jannah
iii. That your parents remain on the straight path
iv. Remain a mu’min and to stay away from syirik
v. To shower them barakah and mercy
vi. Accept all their good deeds
vii. To guide them so they can raise you as good Muslims
viii. To remain healthy
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ix. Brainstorm further what other duas that you want for your beloved
e. Make dua for your siblings/family
i. To forgive them
ii. To place them in Jannah
iii. That they remain on the straight path
iv. Remain mu’min and to stay away from syirik
v. To shower them barakah and mercy
vi. To remain healthy
vii. That you will remain good siblings
viii. That the love between you remain
ix. They excel in their studies
x. That you can work together in the path of Allah
xi. Brainstorm further what other duas that you want for your beloved
f. Make dua for the ummah
i. That the ummah will be victorious
ii. That the ummah remain united
iii. That we will adhere to the quran and the sunnah
iv. Peace in the world
v. World to become a safer place
vi. Think of Gaza, Iraq, Afghanistan and other Muslim countries
vii. Brainstorm what other dua can you make for the ummah
g. Other dua that you want to make for your friends
h. Other specific dua that you want for yourself

I suggest you have a good sit down alone and write down what you want so Insya Allah
you can focus during the tawaf.

Further tips : It’s beneficial that you can invoke Allah’s names while you make the duas.
Some of Allah’s name
 Al ALim (Allah knows everything). Allahu Alim you know what is in my heart.
 As Samiee (Allah hears everything). Allahu Samiee. You can hear my need and
my cries. I seek Your assistance
 Ar Razaq. Ar Razaq bestow me rizq and shower me with your mercy.
 Do you know other Allah’s names that you can invoke during your dua?
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MASYALLAH! You have now completed your tawaf! May Allah accept your ibadah.

Now proceed to Maqam Ibrahim. Recite this

ayatul Quran

      

and take ye the station of Abraham As a place of prayer;

Al Baqarah 2:125

Then pray sunah prayer of two rakaah. Recite uratul

Kafirun in the first rakaah and Suratul Ikhlas in the

If the area behind Maqaam Ibrahim is full, you can go

further back.



Have a drink of zam zam. Use your right hand and say Bismillah.

Make dua while you drink and pour some on your head. What would like for yourself? Healthy?
Clean heart? Clever? Good brain? Long memory retention?

Do not splash the water. Wasting is not good.


Go back to hajaratul aswad and say ALLAHU AKBAR. If possible touch it with right hand.

Go to the multazam. This is the area between HAJARATUL ASWAD and the KAABAH’S door. The
dua here is the most mustajab. Make intense dua here. Ask Allah what your heart desires.
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Walking in between Safa and Marwah

Go to foot of Safa and recite this

               

           

158. Behold! Safa and Marwa are among the Symbols of Allah. so if
those who visit the House In the Season or at other times, should
compass them round, it is no sin In them. and if any one obeys His own
impulse to good,- be sure that Allah is He who recognises and knows.

Then climb the As Safa till you see the Kaabah. Face the Kaabah and declare tawhid to Allah say

‫ال إِله إِلَا اللّه‬

There is no true god except Allah alone
Then make takbeer three times

‫أللّه’ أكبز أللّه’ أكبز أللّه’ أكبز‬

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Then say

َ‫ لَهُ الوُ ْلكُ وَلَهُ الحَ ْودُ وَهُى‬،ُ‫ح َدهُ لَا شَز ْيكَ لَه‬
ْ َ‫ال إِلهَ إِلَا اللّهُ و‬
‫عَلَى كُّلِ شَيءٍ َقدِيْز‬
ُ‫ع َدهُ وَ َنّصَزَ عَ ْب َده‬
ْ ‫ أَنْجَزَ َو‬،ُ‫ح َدهُ لَا شَز ْيكَ لَه‬
ْ َ‫ال إِلهَ إِلَا اللّهُ و‬
ُ‫ح َده‬
ْ َ‫وَهَ َزمَ األَحْزَابَ و‬
There is no true god except Allah alone, who is
without partner. His is the Kingdom, all praise due to
Him and He is able to do all things. There is no true
god except Allah alone, who is without partner. He
fulfilled His promise, and made His slave prevail, and
He defeated the clans all alone.
Repeat the dua 3 times.

Then you go to Marwah and reach green traffic

light. Run a bit until you reach the next green
traffic light.
Make dua and dzikir until you reach Marwah.
At Marwah repeat what you did at Safa.
Then descend Marwah and go back to Safa.
Repeating everything.
Repeat this to and fro until you make seven
circuits ending at Marwah. 5

Saheeh Muslim vol2 p 612 no 2803 (part of hadith)
He then went out of the gate to al-Safa' and as he reached near it he recited: "Al-Safa' and al-Marwa are among the signs appointed by Allah,"
(adding:) I begin with what Allah (has commanded me) to begin. He first mounted al-Safa' till he saw the House, and facing Qibla he declared
the Oneness of Allah and glorified Him, and said: "There is no god but Allah, One, there is no partner with Him. His is the Sovereignty. to Him
praise is due. and He is Powerful over everything. There is no god but Allah alone, Who fulfilled His promise, helped His servant and routed the
confederates alone." He then made supplication in the course of that saying such words three times. He then descended and walked towards
al-Marwa, and when his feet came down in the bottom of the valley, he ran, and when he began to ascend he walked till he reached al-Marwa.
There he did as he had done at al-Safa'.
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For the girls, it is sufficient just to trim some hair. Minimum is three strands of hair.

For the boys – it is encouraged to totally shave the head because Rasullullah prays three times
more for those who shave their hair off6. However it is ok to trim it.


MASYA ALLAH! You have completed all the umrah rites. Mabrouk! Alhamdullillah!

May Allah accept our ibadah and May all of you grow up to be righteous children.


We will be staying in Makkah for a few days, Insya Allah. And within these days we must grab as many
opportunities as we can to grab the reward of praying in the masjidil haram. I would recommend for the
young ones to set an objective within the time that we are in Makkah and also in Madinah later.

For example perhaps you can set an objective to complete memorizing the whole of Juz Amma (if not
already). Can you suggest other realistic missions that you can do?

6 Bukhari :: Book 2 :: Volume 26 :: Hadith 785Narrated Abdullah bin Umar:

Allah's Apostle said, "O Allah! Be merciful to those who have their head shaved." The people said, "O Allah's Apostle! And (invoke Allah for)
those who get their hair cut short." The Prophet said, "O Allah! Be merciful to those who have their head shaved." The people said, "O Allah's
Apostle! And those who get their hair cut short." The Prophet said (the third time), "And to those who get their hair cut short." Nafi' said that the
Prophet had said once or twice, "O Allah! Be merciful to those who get their head shaved," and on the fourth time he added, "And to those who
have their hair cut short."
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Before we leave Makkah for mAdinah, we will perform our last Tawaf which is called Tawaf Wadaa’. This
is based on this hadith

Bukhari :: Book 2 :: Volume 26 :: Hadith 810

Narrated Ibn Abbas:

The people were ordered to perform the Tawaf of the Ka'ba (Tawaf-al-Wada') as the lastly
thing, before leaving (Mecca), except the menstruating women who were excused.

This tawaf is to show our gratefulness to Allah for making the Umrah easy for all of us and
through His will that we are here in Makkah.

For this tawaf, the man is not required to do Raml nor wear the Idtiba’. But the tawaf will still be
done counterclockwise for seven times.

And we shall leave Makkah immediately after performing this ibadah. Knowing that we should
not linger in makkah after this, make sure you do your shopping or errands before performing
this tawaf.

Young ones, I pray that all of you will grow up to be among the righteous who will make dua for
your parents, who will strive in Allah’s path and who will in return raise righteous Muslims. May
Allah’s Mercy be upon you all, Insya Allah.


When you are in Makkah, please remember to be patient all the time. If you have not been a very
patient person, this is perhaps the time to be one.

Refrain yourself from saying anything bad. Practice thinking before saying anything.

When you see something that is not pleasing or you funny (and you feel like mocking them), try to
refrain from saying it. If you have said it in your heart, make istighfar quickly. Ask Allah for forgiveness
for this attitude.

This is the time for us to practice good. It is the time for ibadah. Let’s clean our heart from anger and
mockery of other people or things. May Allah make it easier for all of us.

And I pray this is the start of us to make changes in our personality.