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1. Before setting off from home

 Make Ghusl (full body wash)
 Trim your nails, and remove your pubic hair.
 Whatever Salah is due at the time of travel, ensure it has been prayed in full
before setting off
 Read 2 rakaats of Travelling Salah before setting off
 When going out of your house/hotel, say:

Bismillahi, Tawakkaltu, ‘a-lallahi, wa laa hawla wa laa quwatta illah billah

(In the name of Allaah, I place my trust in Allaah, and there is no might
nor power except with Allaah)
 Read Du’aa of Travelling, before setting off in car

Allahu Akbar, Allahu Akbar, Allahu Akbar. Subhaa-nalathee, Sakha-ra-la-

naa ha-thaa wa maa kunaa, lahu muq-ri-nee-na wa innaa ilaa rabbinaa la-
(Allaah is the greatest x3, How perfect He is, The One Who has place this
(transport) at our service, and we ourselves would not have been capable
of that, and to our Lord if our final destiny.)
 At a journey break, you may say:

A’uthoo bi-kalimaa tillaah-hitammaa ti-min sharri maa khalaq

(I take refuge in Allaah’s perfect words from the evil that He has created.)
 NB.During your journey keep yourself in the remembrance of Allah
(make dhikr, make dua, read quran, read Islamic Book etc).
Remember this is the start of your journey to the House of Allah, and
you have been given an invitation from Málik Al-Mulk (Owner and
King of all Kingdoms), so Praise and Glorify Him.
 Once you are a traveller (having left your areas of residence), and the next
Salah is due, you can combine and shorten them as this is a concession from
o Dhur (2 Rakaats) & Asr (2 Rakaats) together
o Maghrib (3 Rakaats) & Ishaa (2 Rakaats) together
o Read as many sunnah/nawafil as you like, there is no restriction.
2. Before passing the Meeqat – (the place where the Umrah starts, and one
enters the state of Ihram)
 Men to get changed into their Ihram (2 pieces of white cloth),
preferably after one of the 5 daily prayers
 Make niyyah (intention) for Umrah

Labbaik Allaahumma ‘Umrah

(Here I am O Allah making ‘Umraah)
 If one fears that they are likely to be subjected to illness or anything else
that might obstruct their Umrah, one may add the following, by doing so if
one can not complete the Umrah for whatever reason; then they simply cut
their hair and do not have to pay the ransom.

Allaahumma mahillee haithu habastanee

(I come out of the state of Ihraam from the place You prevent me from
 Make the Talbiyah (men to raise their voices) and continue making the
Talbiyah until you reach the Kaba and start your Tawaf

Labbayk Allahumma labbayk, labbayka laa shareeka laka labbayk, innal-

hamda wan-ni’mata laka wal-mulk, laa shareeka lak
(Here I am, O Allah, here I am. Here I am. You have no partner. Here I am.
Surely all praise, grace and dominion is yours, and you have no partner.)
3. Entering Masjid Al Haram – (in Makkah, Saudia Arabia)
 Enter with your right foot
 Make duaa of the Masjid

Bismillahi, Allallhumma salli ‘alaa muhammadin wa sallim – allaahumma

aftah lee abwaaba rahmatika
(In the name of Allaah! O Allaah! Exalt the mention of your Messenger. O
Allaah! Forgive my sins, and open the gates of Your mercy for me).

4. Tawaf (7 rounds around the Ka’bah) – You must be in Wudu (ablution)

 Men to leave their right shoulder bare ONLY during the entire Tawaf,
this is called Idtiba’a, after the tawaf men need to cover both
 Start at the Black Stone, either
o Kiss it if you can, if not
o Touch it with your right hand, if not
o Face the Black Stone and point at it with your right hand
 Say Bismillah, Allahu Akbar (just before kissing it/or just before or whilst
 For men, to Raml (hasten/briskly walk) during the first 3 rounds of Tawaf and
walk normally during the other 4 rounds.
 Once you reach the Yamani corner, either
o Touch it with your right hand (do not kiss it), and say Bimsillah
Allahu Akbar
o or if unable, then continue without gesturing or saying anything
 From the Yamani corner to the Black Stone recite

Rabbanaa aatinaa fid-dunyaa hasanatan wa feel aakhirati hasanatan wa

qinaa ‘adhaaban naar
(Our Lord, grant us good in this life and good in the hereafter and save us
from the punishment of the Hellfire. [Quran; 2:201])
>> Once you return back to the Black Stone, you have completed 1 round, and
you need to repeat the above steps 6 more times >>

 NB.There is no specific duaa’s that must be read during the Tawaf.

Make as many supplications from your heart, for that which will
benefit you. Recite whatever you wish, supplicate to Allaah by asking
for good, recite the Quran, anything you wish.

5. After Completing Tawaf, proceed to Maqaam-e Ibraaheem – (Prophet

Ibraaheem’s station)
 Recite this verse (which means):

Wattakhidhoo min-maqaami ibraaheema musalla

(And take you (people) the Maqaam (place) of Ibraheem as a place of
Prayer. [Quran; 2:125])
 Pray two short Rak’ahs, as close as conveniently possible behind Maqaam-e
Ibraheem. If it is not possible then you can pray them anywhere in the
sacred mosque.
o It is preferred to recite during the first Rak’ah (after Surah Al Fatiha),
Surah Al-Kafiroon and
o during the second Rak’ah (after Surah Al Fatiha) Surah Al-lkhlaas

6. Go to Zam Zam Wells

 Make duaa before drinking
 Drink Zam Zam water
 Pour water over your head
 Return to the Black Stone touch it with your right hand (as before), if it is
not convenient do nothing, and proceed to do Sai.

7. Sai (7 circuits) – having wudu is highly recommended, but not

 As you leave the boundary of the Masjid, you can say (as prescribed for all
Bismillahi was-salaatu was-salaamu ‘alaa rasoolillahi, Allahum-ma inee a’-
aluka min fadhlika, Allahum-ma a’simnee minash-shaitaanie-rajeem
(In the name of Allah, and prayers and peace be upon the Messenger of
Allaah. O Allaah, I ask You from Your favour. O Allaah, guard from the
accursed devil.)

>> Upon approaching Mount Safaa, the following ayaat (verse) is recited <<

Innas-safaa wal marwata min sha’aa’irillaahi faman hajjal baita

‘awi’tamara falaa janaaha ‘alaihi an yattawwafa bihimaa wa man
tatawwa’a khiran fa’innallaaha shaakirun ‘aleemun
(Verily, As-Safaa and Al-Marwah are from the symbols of Allaah. So it is
not a sin on him who performs Hajj or ‘Umrah of the house (ka ‘bah) to
perform the going (tawaaf) between them. And whoever does good
voluntarily, then verily, Allaah is the All-Recognizer, All-Knower. [Quran;

Abda’u bimaa bada’Allahu bihi

(Indeed Safa and Marwah are from the places of worship of Allaah…’ ‘I
begin with what Allaah began with.)
 Then ascend upon Mount Safaa, face the Qiblah, raise your hands and
recite 3 times:

Allaahu akbar allaahu akbar allaahu akbar.

(Allaah is the Greatest, Allaah is the Greatest, Allaah is the Greatest.)
Laa ilaaha illa Allah, Wahdahu laa Sharika lah, Lah ul-Mulk, Wa lah ul-
Hamd, Wa huwa ‘ala Kulli shay’in Qadeer, Laa ilaaha illa Allah, Anjaza
wa’dah, Wa Nasara ‘abdah, Wa hazam al-Ahzaba wahdah
(There is nothing worthy of worship except Allah, Alone. He has no
partner, To Him belongs the kingdom, & all praise belongs to Him, & He
has power above all things, There is nothing worthy of worship except
Allah, He fulfilled His promise, Granted victory to His servant, And alone He
defeated the allied army.)

 Then you Praise Allah, Send Salaam upon Muhammad (sa) and then make as
much personal Du’as as you like. Pray for anything from the goodness of this
life and the next, pray for both yourself and others.
 Then descend from Mount Safaa and go walking towards Mount Marwah
 When you reach the green sign, men are to hasten their walk for a
while, but do not run. Then return to your normal phase of walk at
the next green sign.
 Upon reaching Mount Marwah repeat the same procedure as when ascending
Mount Safaa (face the Qibla, raise your hands and repeat what was said on
Mount Safaa.) This completes one circuit.
 Continue and complete in total 7 circuits, ending the last one on Mount
Marwah.Enjoy the process. You’ve come all this way, open your heart
in glorification and Dua to Allah!

 NB.There are no particular supplications to be recited between Safaa

and Marwah. It is up to the worshipper to praise Allah or supplicate
Him in his own words, or he may recite portions of the Our’an.

8. After Completing Sai, Trim/Cut the hair

 It is recommended for men are to shave all their hair, but they can
trim it all the way round
 Women are to shorten their hair by a finger tip.

Now all Ihraam rules are lifted,and your Umrah is completed. May Allah
accept your Umrah, Ameen!!

Note : If one cannot kiss or touch the black stone then according to the
order of rasool (s.a.w) he has to only raise his hands in the direction of the
stone and say “Allahu Akbar” and that is it ! no kissing or wiping of hands
on body and etc for all this is a bidah

Ihraam means having the intention of starting the rituals of Hajj or ‘Umrah.

When the pilgrim wants to enter ihraam, he should change his clothes and do ghusl like the
ghusl done to cleanse oneself of janaabah (impurity following sexual activity). Then he
should apply whatever perfume is available, musk or whatever, to his head and beard. It
does not matter if traces of that perfume remain after he enters ihraam, because of the
hadeeth narrated in al-Saheehayn from ‘Aa’ishah (may Allaah be pleased with her) who
said: When the Prophet (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him) wanted to enter
ihraam, he would perfume himself with the best perfume he could find, then I would see
shining traces of that musk on his head and beard after that.” Narrated by al-Bukhaari, 271;
Muslim, 1190.

Doing ghusl when entering ihraam is Sunnah for both men and women, even women who
are bleeding following childbirth or menstruating, because the Prophet (peace and blessings
of Allaah be upon him) commanded Asma’ bint ‘Umays when she was bleeding following
childbirth to do ghusl when she entered ihraam, and to bandage her private parts and enter
ihraam. Narrated by Muslim, 1209. Then after doing ghusl and putting on perfume, the
pilgrim should put on the ihraam garments and – apart from women who are bleeding
following childbirth or menstruating – pray the obligatory prayer if that is at the time of an
obligatory prayer, otherwise they should pray two rak’ahs with the intention of the Sunnah
prayer of wudoo’. When the pilgrim has finished praying he should face the qiblah and enter
ihraam. He may delay ihraam until he has boarded his means of transportation, and is
ready to move off, but he should enter ihraam before he leaves the meeqaat for Makkah.

Then he should say, Labbayk Allaahumma bi ‘Umrah (Here I am, O Allaah, for ‘Umrah).

Then he should recite the Talbiyah as the Prophet (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon
him) did: “Labbayka Allaahumma labbayk, labbayka laa shareeka laka labbayk. Inna al-
hamd wa’l-ni’mata laka wa’l-mulk, laa shareeka lak (Here I am, O Allaah, here I am. Here I
am, You have no partner, here I am. Verily all praise and blessings are Yours, and all
sovereignty, You have no partner).”

The Talbiyah of the Prophet (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him) also included the
words, “Labbayka ilaah al-haqq (Here I am, O God of Truth).”

Ibn ‘Umar used to add to the Talbiyah the words, “Labbaayk wa sa’dayka, wa’l-khayr bi
yadayka, wa’l-raghba’ ilayka wa’l-‘aml (Here I am and blessed by You, and all good is in
Your hands, and desire and action are directed towards You).”

Men should raise their voices when saying that, because the Prophet (peace and blessings
of Allaah be upon him) said: “Jibreel came to me and told me to tell my companions and
those who are with me to raise their voices when reciting the Talbiyah.” Classed as saheeh
by al-Albaani in Saheeh Abi Dawood, 1599. And he (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon
him) said: “The best of Hajj is that in which voices are raised in the Talbiyah and the blood
of the sacrificial animal flows.” Classed as hasan by al-Albaani in Saheeh al-Jaami’, 1112.

A woman should recite in such a manner that those who are beside her can hear it, unless
there is a man beside her who is not one of her mahrams, in which case she should recite it

If the person who is entering ihraam fears some obstacle that may prevent him from
completing his pilgrimage (such as sickness, an enemy, being stopped from proceeding any
further, etc), then he should stipulate a condition when entering ihraam by saying, “If I am
prevented then my exiting ihraam is where I am prevented” – i.e., if something prevents me
from completing my pilgrimage such as sickness or delay etc, then I will exit my ihraam. The
Prophet (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him) commanded Dubaa’ah bint al-Zubayr,
when she wanted to enter ihraam but she was sick, to stipulate such a condition, and he
said, “Your condition is valid with your Lord.” Narrated by al-Bukhaari (5089) and Muslim

If he stipulates this condition and something happens to prevent him from completing his
pilgrimage, then he can exit his ihraam and does not have to do anything (i.e., offer a
sacrifice in compensation).

But the one who does not fear that some obstacle may prevent him from completing his
pilgrimage does not have to stipulate any conditions, because the Prophet (peace and
blessings of Allaah be upon him) did not stipulate conditions nor did he command everyone
to do so. Rather he told Dubaa’ah bint al-Zubayr to do that because she was sick.

The muhrim (person who has entered ihraam) should recite the Talbiyah a great deal,
especially when circumstances and times change, such as when going up to a high place or
going down to a low place, or when night or day begin. After that he should ask Allaah for
His good pleasure and for Paradise, and seek refuge in His Mercy from the Fire.

The Talbiyah is prescribed in ‘Umrah from the moment one enters ihraam until one starts
Tawaaf. When he starts Tawaaf he should stop reciting the Talbiyah.

Ghusl when entering Makkah

When the pilgrim approaches Makkah, he should do ghusl before entering, if possible,
because the Prophet (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him) did ghusl when he
entered Makkah. Narrated by Muslim, 1259.

Then when he enters al-Masjid al-Haraam he should do so with his right foot first, and say,
“Bismillaah wa’l-salaatu wa’l-salaam ‘ala Rasool-Allaah. Allaahumma ighfir li dhunoobi
waftah li abwaab rahmatika. A’oodhu Billaah il-‘Azeem wa bi wajhih il-kareem wa bi
sultaanih il-‘qadeem min al-Shaytaan il-rajeem (In the name of Allaah, and blessings and
peace be upon the Messenger of Allaah. O Allaah, forgive me my sins and open to me the
gates of Your mercy. I seek refuge with Allaah the Almighty and in His noble Countenance
and His eternal power from the accursed Satan).” Then he should go to the Black Stone in
order to start tawaaf. He should touch the Stone with his right hand and kiss it; if he cannot
kiss it then he should touch it with his hand and kiss his hand. If he cannot touch it with his
hand then he should face the Stone and point to it with his hand and say “Allaahu akbar”,
but he should not kiss his hand.

Then when he enters al-Masjid al-Haraam he should do so with his right foot first, and say,
“Bismillaah wa’l-salaatu wa’l-salaam ‘ala Rasool-Allaah. Allaahumma ighfir li dhunoobi
waftah li abwaab rahmatika. A’oodhu Billaah il-‘Azeem wa bi wajhih il-kareem wa bi
sultaanih il-‘qadeem min al-Shaytaan il-rajeem (In the name of Allaah, and blessings and
peace be upon the Messenger of Allaah. O Allaah, forgive me my sins and open to me the
gates of Your mercy. I seek refuge with Allaah the Almighty and in His noble Countenance
and His eternal power from the accursed Satan).” Then he should go to the Black Stone in
order to start tawaaf. He should touch the Stone with his right hand and kiss it; if he cannot
kiss it then he should touch it with his hand and kiss his hand. If he cannot touch it with his
hand then he should face the Stone and point to it with his hand and say “Allaahu akbar”,
but he should not kiss his hand.

There is a great deal of virtue in touching the Black Stone, because the Prophet (peace and
blessings of Allaah be upon him) said: “Allaah will raise up the Black Stone on the Day of
Resurrection and it will have two eyes with which it will see and a tongue with which it will
speak, and it will bear witness for those who touched it in sincerity.” Classed as saheeh by
al-Albaani in Saheeh al-Targheeb wa’l-Tarheeb, 1144.

It is better not to crowd around and cause annoyance to people or be annoyed by them,
because of the hadeeth in which the Prophet (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him)
said to ‘Umar: “O ‘Umar, you are a strong man, do not crowd around the Stone and disturb
the weak. If you find space, then touch it, otherwise just face it and say ‘Allaahu akbar.’”
Narrated by Ahmad, 191; classed as qawiy by al-Albaani in Risaalat Manaasik al-Hajj wa’l-
‘Umrah, p. 21.

Then he should move towards the right, with the Ka’bah on his left, and when he reaches
the Yemeni Corner (al-Rukn al-Yamaani, which is the third corner after the Black Stone) he
should touch it, without kissing his hand or saying “Allaahu akbar”. If he cannot touch it then
he should move on, and not crowd around it. Between the Yemeni Corner and the Black
Stone he should say, “Rabbanaa aatina fi’l-dunya hasanah wa fi’l-aakhirah hasanah wa
qinna ‘adhaab al-Naar (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 the Fire).” Narrated by Abu
Dawood and classed as hasan by al-Albaani in Saheeh Abi Dawood, 1666.

Every time he passes the Black Stone he should face it and say ‘Allaahu akbar’, and in the
rest of his tawaaf he should recite whatever he likes of dhikr, du’aa’ and Qur’aan, because
tawaaf around the Ka’bah has been established for the remembrance of Allaah.

In Tawaaf men should do two things:

1 – Uncovering the right shoulder (idtibaa’) from the beginning of tawaaf until the end. This
is done by placing the middle of the rida’ (upper garment) beneath the right armpit and the
ends of the rida’ over the left shoulder. When the pilgrim finishes tawaaf, he should put his
rida’ back as it was before tawaaf, because the time for wearing it with one shoulder
uncovered is only in tawaaf.

2 – Raml in the first three circuits only. Raml means walking quickly with short steps. In the
last four circuits there is no raml, rather the pilgrim should walk normally.

When the pilgrim has completed seven circuits of tawaaf, he should cover his right shoulder
and then go to the Station of Ibraaheem (Maqaam Ibraaheem) and recite the words
(interpretation of the meaning):

“And take you (people) the Maqaam (place) of Ibraaheem (Abraham) [or the stone on
which Ibraaheem (Abraham) stood while he was building the Ka‘bah] as a place of prayer
(for some of your prayers, e.g. two Rak‘at after the Tawaaf of the Ka‘bah at Makkah),”

[al-Baqarah 2:125]

Then he should pray two rak’ahs behind the Station; in the first rak’ah after reciting al-
Faatihah he should recite Yaa ayyaha’l-kaafiroon (Soorat al-Kaafiroon 109) and in the
second Qul Huwa Allaahu ahad (Soorat al-Ikhlaas 112). Since there are a lot of people
doing tawaf so praying at the station will cause inconvenience so one can pray a little far
away where praying mats are there. Then when he has finished this prayer he should go to
the Black Stone and touch it if he can. It is prescribed at this point to touch it only; if he
cannot do that then he should go away and not point to it.
3. SA’AI
Then he should go out to the Mas’aa (place for saa’i) and when he comes near to al-Safa’
he should recite (interpretation of the meaning):

“Verily, As-Safa and Al-Marwah (two mountains in Makkah) are of the Symbols of Allaah”

[al-Baqarah 2:158]

And he should say: “Nabda’u bima bada’a Allaah bihi (We start with that with which Allaah

Then he should climb al-Safa until he can see the Ka’bah, then he should face it and raise
his hands and praise Allaah, and make du’aa’ as he wishes. The Prophet (peace and
blessings of Allaah be upon him) used to say: “Laa ilaaha ill-Allaah wahdahu laa shareeka
lah, lahu’l-mulk, wa lahu’l-hamd, wa huwa ‘ala kulli shay’in qadeer. Laa ilaaha ill-Allaah
wahdah, anjaza wa’dah, wa nasara ‘abdah, wa hazamaa al-ahzaaba wahdah (There is no
god but Allaah alone, with no partner or associate; His is the Dominion, all praise is due to
Him, and He is able to do all things. There is no god but Allaah alone; he fulfilled His
promise, granted victory to His slave, and defeated the confederates alone).” Narrated by
Muslim, 1218.

He should repeat that three times, and make du’aa’ in between. He should recite this dhikr
then make du’aa’, then recite it again and make du’aa’, and recite it a third time, then come
down to al-Marwah, and not make du’aa’ after the third time.

When he reaches the green marker he should run as quickly as he can without disturbing
anyone, because it was proven that the Prophet (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon
him) did saa’i between al-Safa and al-Marwah, and he said, “The river bed is not crossed
except with vigour.” Narrated by Ibn Maajah and classed as saheeh by al-Albaani in Saheeh
Ibn Maajah, 2419. The river bed [it was a dried river bed in the time of the Prophet (peace
and blessings of Allaah be upon him)] is the area between the two green markers that stand
there now.

When he reaches the second green marker, he should walk normally until he reaches al-
Marwah. He should climb up it and turn to face the qiblah, and raise his hands and say what
he said at al-Safa. Then he should come down from al-Marwah and head for al-Safa,
walking in the place of walking and running in the place of running. When he reaches al-
Safa he should do what he did the first time, and the same when he goes back to al-
Marwah, until he has completed seven circuits; going from al-Safa’ to al-Marwah is one
circuit, and coming back from al-Marwah to al-Safa is another circuit. During his saa’i he
can say whatever he likes or dhikr and du’aa’, and recite Qur’aan.


The verse (interpretation of the meaning):

“Verily, As-Safa and Al-Marwah (two mountains in Makkah) are of the Symbols of Allaah”

[al-Baqarah 2:158]

should be recited by the pilgrim who wants to perform saa’i when he approaches al-Safa at
the beginning of saa’i only. It is not mustahabb to repeat it every time he approaches al-
Safa and al-Marwah, as some people do.

4 – Shaving the head or cutting the hair

When he has completed seven circuits (of saa’i) he should shave his head if he is a man,
or cut some of his hair. If he shaves his head he must shave his entire head, and if he cuts
his hair he must cut from all over his head. Shaving is better than cutting because the
Prophet (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him) made du’aa’ three times for those
who shaved their heads and once for those who cut their hair. Narrated by Muslim, 1303.

Women should cut the length of a fingertip from their hair.

With these actions, ‘Umrah is complete. So ‘Umrah consists of ihraam, tawaaf, saa’i and
shaving the head or cutting the hair.


The things which are forbidden in ihraam are things which a person must refrain from doing
because of being in ihraam. They are:

1 – Shaving the hair of the head, because Allaah says (interpretation of the meaning):

“and do not shave your heads until the Hady [sacrificial animal] reaches the place of
sacrifice”[al-Baqarah 2:196]

The scholars added to the prohibition on shaving the head the prohibition on shaving any
hair on the body, and on trimming or cutting the nails.

Also Quarreling, fighting, abusing, cursing within the masjid al haram or during ihram or
umrah is prohibited strictly.
2 – Using perfume after entering ihraam, whether on one’s clothes or body, or in one's food
or when washing the deceased muhrim or in any way whatsoever. Using perfume is
forbidden in ihraam because the Prophet (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him) said
concerning a man whose camel trampled him to death, “Wash him with water and lotus
leaves and shroud him in his two garments, but do not cover his head or perfume him with
hanoot.” Hanoot is a mixture of perfumes that is usually applied to the deceased.

3 – Intercourse, because Allaah says (interpretation of the meaning):

“So whosoever intends to perform Hajj therein (by assuming Ihraam), then he should not
have sexual relations (with his wife), nor commit sin, nor dispute unjustly during the Hajj”[al-
Baqarah 2:197]

4 – Touching one’s wife with desire, because this comes under the general meaning of the
phrase “he should not have sexual relations (with his wife)”, and because it is not
permissible for the muhrim (person in ihraam) to get married or to propose marriage – so it
is more likely that it is not permissible for him to touch his wife with desire.

5 – Killing game (hunting), because Allaah says (interpretation of the meaning:

“O you who believe! Kill not the game while you are in a state of Ihraam [for Hajj or ‘Umrah

[al-Maa'idah 5:95]

As for cutting down the trees, that is not haraam for the muhrim, except for those trees
within the amyaal, i.e., the boundaries of the sanctuary, cutting which is forbidden whether
one is in ihraam or not. Hence it is permissible to cut down trees in ‘Arafaah even if one is in
ihraam, because the prohibition on cutting down trees is connected to the Haram
(sanctuary), not ihraam.

6 – A prohibition which applies exclusively to men is wearing shirts, hooded robes, trousers,
turbans and leather slippers, because the Prophet (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon
him) was asked about what the muhrim should wear. He said: “He should not wear a shirt,
hooded robe (burnous), trousers, a turban or leather slippers.” But he (peace and blessings
of Allaah be upon him) made an exception for one who cannot find an izaar (lower garment
or waist wrapper), who may wear trousers, and one who cannot find sandals, who may
wear leather slippers.

These five things are described by the scholars as wearing sewn garments, so the common
folk imagine that wearing sewn garments means wearing clothes that have stitching in
them, but that is not the case. What the scholars meant by that is wearing clothes that is
tailored to fit the body or part of it, such as shirts and trousers. This is what they meant.
Hence if a person wears a rida’ (upper garment) or izaar (lower garment) with patches on it,
that is o.k., but if he wears a woven shirt with no stitching, that is haraam.

7 – One of the prohibitions of ihraam that applies only to women is niqaab refers to a veil
that covers the face and leaves the eyes uncovered, because the Prophet (peace and
blessings of Allaah be upon him) forbade that. A similar prohibition applies to the burqa’.
When a woman enters ihraam, she should not wear a niqaab or burqa’. It is prescribed for
her to leave her face uncovered except when a non-mahram man passes by her, when she
must cover her face and it does not matter if this cover touches her face.

With regard to the one who does any of these forbidden things out of forgetfulness or
ignorance or because he is forced to do so, he does not have to offer any expiation,
because Allaah says:

“And there is no sin on you concerning that in which you made a mistake except in regard to
what your hearts deliberately intend”

[al-Ahzaab 33:5]

Some Other Mistakes which scores of people make :-

Mistake 1 -> While entering Masjid Al Haram kissing and touching and rubbing on tiles to
gain blessing is an innovation and nowhere to be found in shariah.

Mistake #2. “Kissing” the black stone from far away and stopping in mid-tawaaf to do so:

Kissing the black stone is a beautiful Sunnah, and an honor indeed for the one who is able to do so.
However, due to the immense crowds, a very large number of people are not able to reach it. So
a large number of people try to “kiss” it from far away. When they are line with the black stone, they
stop dead in their tracks in mid-tawaaf, stand facing the black stone, put up both hands on the side
of their head and “kiss” the black stone in mid air, as if the black stone is right in front of them. Or
they throw “flying kisses” at the black stone from far away, by kissing their hands and then
“throwing” these kisses in the direction of the black stone. Besides being wrong, stopping the flow
of tawaf causes disruption and unnecessary crowding in that area, and a LOT of inconvenience to
fellow Haajis.

“Distance kissing” is not from the Sunnah of course. All the Prophet (Sal Allaahu Alaiyhi wa sallam)
did while doing tawaaf, was to kiss the black stone if he easily could do so, or touch it with his
hand and kiss his hand. BUT, when there was a crowd, all he did was point to it from far away
and say “Allaahu Akbar”. Â That's it.
It was narrated that Abu Tufayl (may Allāh be pleased with him) said: I saw the Messenger of Allāh (peace and
blessings of Allāh be upon him) performing Tawaaf around the House, touching the corner [where the Stone is] with a
crooked staff which he had with him, then kissing the staff. [Muslim, 1275]

It was narrated that Ibn ‘Abbaas said: The Messenger of Allāh (peace and blessings ofAllāh be upon him)
performed Tawaaf on his camel, and every time he came to the corner [where the Stone is] he would point to it and
say “Allaahu akbar.― [al-Bukhāri, 4987]

And that's what we need to do. If you are far away from the black stone, all you do is to point to it
with your right hand, say Allāh Akbar and move on. No facing the Ka'bah, no “distance kissing”, no
stopping dead in your tracks. Keep moving and don't disrupt the flow of the tawaaf.

Mistake #3. Shouting out duas in unison

Some people shout at the top of their voices, in unison, while making dua during tawaaf. They
follow an imaam or a leader who says out different duas aloud, and then the followers all repeat
after him in unison. This causes a lot of confusion and disturbs others engaged in their own duas,
 making them lose focus and khushoo'. And obviously, it is also not befitting that one should shout
and raise his voice in a place so sacred as the Harram.

The right thing to do is to know, before you go for tawaaf, the duas that you will be making, the
Qur'aan you will be reciting, etc. so that you don't have to follow anybody. Rather you will be
making your own dua, in your own language, from your own heart. This will give you better
concentration and satisfaction. Plan your duas ahead of time, repeat them to yourself, with
humility and khushoo'. After all, you're making dua to the One Who hears all and sees all. The
Prophet (Sal Allaahu Alaiyhi wa sallam) said:

Each one of you is conversing with his Lord, so do not disturb one another or raise your voices over
one another when reading [or he said] when praying. [Abu Dawood, saheeh by al-Albaani]

Mistake #4. Designating specific duas for specific rounds:

There are some people who make specific duas for each round and there are even books that
have specific duas written for each specific round, with dua #1 to be read for round #1 and so on.
This is not something from the Sharee'ah. The Prophet (Sal Allaahu Alaiyhi wa sallam) did not
recite any specific dua in any of the rounds, and neither did his companions. If there was such a
thing, then he would have told us about it, and he would have done so himself first.

The only dua that he did specify during Tawaaf, was when he reached at the end of each circuit
between the Yemeni Corner and the Black Stone, and he would say: “Rabbana atina' fid-dunya
hasanatan wa fil-akhirati hasana wa qina adhaban-nar. “Â (Our Lord, give us good in this world and
good in the Hereafter and save us from the punishment of the Fire.)

Mistake #5. Doing Tawaaf on someone else's behalf:

Many people make this mistake. They circumambulate the Ka'bah 7 times and then they donate the
reward of this tawaaf  to their loved ones, their family members or their relatives who have passed
away. Also, when people go for Hajj or Umrah, their relatives and friends specifically ask them to
“do one tawaaf on their behalf”. This is not valid and there is no evidence for its permissibility.

You see, Tawaaf is a kind of prayer and you cannot pray on someone else's behalf. Can you?
Similarly, you cannot do just tawaaf by itself on someone else's behalf either. However, if you
were doing an entire Hajj or Umrah on someone's behalf, then the tawaf would be automatically be
on the other person's behalf anyway. But to do tawaaf by itself, meaning 7 rounds around the
Ka'bah and donating the reward to someone else is not correct.

Mistake #6. Going to Tan'eem again and again for multiple Umrahs:

Some people perform multiple Umrahs after finishing their own, going outside Makkah either to
Masjid Aaisha (Tan'eem) or other meeqaat points, put on a new Ihraam and repeat Umrahs again
and again. Some of them do an Umrah a day, some even more! This is also NOT from the Sunnah.
And NOTÂ the practice of the Sahaabah.

If it was good to do multiple Umrahs all in one trip, surely the Prophet (Sal Allaahu Alaiyhi wa sallam)
would have done so himself and the Sahaabah would have done so too. But we see that although
the Prophet (Sal Allaahu Alaiyhi wa sallam) stayed in Mecca for 19 days after the conquest of
Mecca, yet he did NOT leave Mecca to do `Umrah, even though he could have easily done so.
Sheikh al-`Uthaymeen said: “Ibn Taymiyah mentions that the Salaf are agreed that making multiple
`Umrahs is disliked. In any case, leaving Mecca and going to the boundary of the sacred precincts to
make a second or third `Umrah is an unfounded practice that was unknown during the time of the
Prophet (peace be upon him). The only exception to this was the case where `A’ishah sought
permission to make a single `Umrah after Hajj because of special circumstances. If it was generally
recommended to leave Mecca to perform `Umrah in this way, the Prophet (peace be upon him)
would have encouraged his Companions to do so.”

Actually, instead of making multiple Umrahs, the better thing to do and the worship that willearn
more rewards, bi idhnillaah, is to perform as many tawaaf as you can for yourself. Like I said before,
tawaaf is an Ibaadah that cannot be done anywhere else except Makkah and this is a golden
Mistake #8. Touching or wiping over the Ka'bah, any part of Masjid al-Haraam or Masji an-

Some people try and touch any part of the Ka'bah or Maqaame Ibraaheem, thinking that there is
blessing or barakah in it. Or they touch or wipe their hands on the different parts of Masjid al-Haraam
or Masjid an-Nabawi, and then they wipe over themselves, thinking that this is something good or it
will be source of blessing for them. But again, this is another act with no basis in the Sharee'ah of
Islam. The Prophet (Sal Allaahu Alaiyhi wa sallam) did not touch any part of Ka'bah except the
Black Stone and the Yemeni Corner. If it was good, he would have done so. But he didn't and so we
don't either

Note : To stand at Al-Multazam beneath the door of the Kaaba to offer supplication is
also recommended because dua is answered there but the women should make sure that
they do not do anything to stick to men or come in rigid contact with men no matter
where it is ( black stone, door etc)
Mistake #9. Thinking that praying forty prayers in Madeenah is compulsory:

Some people think that you have to complete forty prayers in the Prophet's Masjid and that this
is necessary and part of Hajj. It's not. This is based on a weak hadeeth. Neither is it necessary to
complete forty prayers there nor is visiting Madeenah a part of Hajj. Obviously it is good if you can
spend as much time as you can in Madeenah and pray as much as you can in Masjid an-Nabawi.
But to think that one has to complete forty prayers there is not correct. You can pray one day or one
hour or one month or whatever is according to your hajj program. It does not have to be forty


There is nothing wrong with doing ‘umrah several times in the year. That was narrated from ‘Ali, Ibn ‘Umar, Ibn
‘Abbaas, Anas, ‘Aa’ishah, ‘Ata’, Tawoos, ‘Ikrimah and al-Shaafa’i, because ‘Aa’ishah did ‘umrah twice in one month
on the command of the Prophet (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him). And the Prophet (peace and
blessings of Allaah be upon him) said: “From one ‘umrah to another is an expiation for whatever (sins) come
between them.” Agreed upon. If a person does ‘umrah three or four times IN A MONTH then there is nothing
wrong with that. At the time of the Prophet (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him), at the Farewell
Pilgrimage, ‘Aa’ishah (may Allaah be pleased with her) did ‘umrah twice within a space of less than twenty days.

note : meeqat e aisha ( the mosque of aisha) which is taken by many people as a meeqat
point to start another or new umrah is wrong. it is not a meeqat point and there is a long
hadith and tafsir regarding that incident where rasool s.a.w asked aisha (r.a) brother to go
with her and start the umrah from that point. that was only intended for her as a special
case once and only once . even during the remaining part of her life she performed umrah
and haj but never took that as a meeqat point.
Mistake #1: Thinking that their iḥrām is the 'cap' they wear over their head

Some Muslimahs do not know whatiḥrām means and they think it's the cap that they put on over
their hair, They don't take it off no matter what, thinking they will “break their iḥrām”. Iḥrām is
astate that you enter into and putting on any item of clothing when you enter into the state of iḥrām
does not mean that you cannot take it off later. And taking it off does NOT mean that you ended your
iḥrām. That's why the 'ulemā' say we can change our iḥrām (meaning our clothes), and even wash it
if it gets dirty.

“It is permissible for the pilgrim in iḥrām for Hajj or 'Umrah to change his iḥrām clothes and put on
another set of iḥrām clothes, and that does not affect his iḥrām for Hajj or 'Umrah.” (Standing
Committee for Academic Research and Issuing Fatwas, Fataawa al-Lajnah, 11/185)

Mistake #2. Excessive fear of breaking their hair

Some women have an excessive fear of breaking their hair. So much so that they don't take off their
scarf/dupatta/hijāb, even when they're by themselves or among just women. They are so worried
about their hair breaking, that they don't even take off their headpiece for making wuḍū'. This is a
trick of the Shaytān. Think about it. If you don't do wuḍū' properly, would your prayer be valid?
Would your tawāf be valid? Do you really think Allāh would hold you accountable if you did
something that was not in your control? No of course not. He is The Most Merciful. He is the Most
Forgiving. Then, why would He would nullify your iḥrāmjust because a few hair fell out on their own,
something that was out of your control! The prohibition is for the hair to be cut, plucked, shaved, etc.
on purpose. Not involuntarily.
Mistake #3: Getting their hair cut ONLY by someone who has exited iḥrām

Many women think that ONLY the one who is NOT in iḥrām can cut their hair, once they've finished
with their rituals. And they refuse to cut their own hair to exit iḥrām nor do they allow another sister
who has not yet exited iḥrām to cut it for them, thinking that she is not allowed to do that for them.
This is a wrong notion. Actually, if you think about it, you aresupposed to cut your hair when you
finish with all the rituals.

The Prophet (ṣallallāhu 'alayhi wa sallam) commanded his companions, during the Farewell

“Let him cut his (meaning, his own) hair then exit iḥrām.” (al-Bukhāri, Muslim)

Mistake #5: Crowding with the men

Beware of crowding with men in all the rituals of Hajj, especially during ṭawāf and at the Black Stone,
during Sa'i and when stoning the Jamarat. Choose times when there is less crowding. Think about it.
Touching the Black Stone is a beautiful Sunnah, but it is a sunnah. And protecting yourself and
your hayā' from coming in unnecessary contact with all non-mahram men is a FARDH.
The Mother of Believers, 'Ā'ishah used to do ṭawāf in an area away from the men, and she did not
touch the Black Stone or the Yemeni Corner if there was crowding.

It was narrated that 'Ata' said:

'Ā'ishah used to do ṭawāf far away from the men, not mixing with them.” A woman said: “O Mother of
the Believers, let us go and touch the Black Stone!” She said: “Go yourself,” and she refused to go
Mistake # 6: Rushing through 'ibādah. Remember it's about quality, NOT quantity

Remember that Allāh will look at thequality of your worship, NOT your quantity. And that's why our
deeds will be weighed on the Day of Judgment and not counted. If you pray just
tworakʿah with khushū', concentrating on what you are saying, beseeching Allāh with humility,
wouldn't that be better and more acceptable to Allāh than even 50 or even a 100 rakʿah quickly
pecking the ground, without knowing a word of what you are saying?
Every time you do any 'ibādah, check to see whether you have khushoo or not? Are you focused in
what you are doing? Do you know the meaning of what you are saying or asking? Are you moving at
a slow, measured pace or are you rushing through it?

Remember what the Prophet (ṣallallāhu 'alayhi wa sallam), said:

“The worst type of thief is the one who steals from his prayer!” The Companions asked, “Oh
Messenger of Allāh! How does one steal from his prayers?” The Prophet (ṣallallāhu 'alayhi wa
sallam), responded,
“He does not complete his bowing, nor his prostrations.” Or he said “He does not straighten his
backbone while bowing and prostrating.” (Ahmed, Al-Ṭabarani, others–authentic)

Mistake #7: Misbehaving in the Masjid of the Prophet

One of the worst mistakes that I see the sisters making is at the Prophet's (ṣallallāhu 'alayhi wa
sallam) Masjid. When the doors are opened, in the morning and evening, for the sisters so that they
can visit the Raudah of the Prophet (ṣallallāhu 'alayhi wa sallam), they totally lose all sense of who
they are, where they are and what they are doing. They run like wild animals let loose, shouting and
screaming in ignorance, pushing each other, trampling anyone and everyone that comes in their

SubḥānAllāh sisters! Is this what the Prophet (ṣallallāhu 'alayhi wa sallam), taught us?! Is this the
way you behave in a Masjid, let alone the Prophet (ṣallallāhu 'alayhi wa sallam)'sMasjid?! Is this the
respect he (ṣallallāhu 'alayhi wa sallam), deserves from you?

Remember when visiting the Prophet (ṣallallāhu 'alayhi wa sallam),'s Masjid, to behave with honor
and dignity, with the hayaa' that Allāh has adorned you with, as a believing Muslim woman would.
Remember to keep your voice soft and your walk paced. Don't shove, push, harm or hurt your fellow
Muslim sisters. Even if you didn't get a chance to pray in that area, if you let your sister pray there for
the sake of Allāh just because she is your Muslim sister, Allāh will reward you, and He knows
best, perhaps even more than He would have, had you yourself had a chance to pray there.

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The Prophet (saws) said, 'The closest one of you comes to his Lord is while he is
prostrating; (therefore) make many supplications therein.' And he (saws) also said, 'I have
prohibited you from reciting (the Quran) while bowing (Ruku’) or prostrating (Sujood).
During the bowing, Glorify the Lord. During the prostrations, strive your hardest in making
supplications (Dua). Most likely, you will be listened to."

Narrated in the hadith books compiled by Imam Ahmad and Imam Muslim.

DUA NO.1 

ِ ‫ وأ ََّولَه و‬،‫ ِدقَّه و ِجلَّه‬،‫"اللَّه َّم ا ْغ ِفر لِي َذنْبِي ُكلَّه‬

."ُ‫آخ َرهُ َو َع ََلنِيَتَهُ َو ِس َّره‬ َُ َ ُ َُ ُ ْ ُ
Allaahum-maghfir lee thanbee kullahu, diqqahu wa jillahu, wa
'awwalahu wa 'aakhirahu wa 'alaaniyata hu wa sirrahu.

O Allah, forgive me all my sins, great and small, the first and the last, those
that are apparent and those that are hidden.

Reference: Muslim 1/350.

DUA NO. 2 

،‫ َو ْارُزقْنِي‬،‫ َو َعافِنِي‬،‫اجبُ ْرنِي‬‫و‬ ،‫ي‬ِ‫ن‬ ِ ‫ و ْاه‬،‫ وارحمنِي‬،‫"اللَّه َّم ا ْغ ِفر لِي‬

ْ َ َ َْْ َ ْ ُ
."‫َو ْارفَ ْعنِي‬
O Allah forgive me, have mercy on me, guide me, support me, protect me,
provide for me and elevate me.

Reference: Abu Dawud, Ibn Majah, At-Tirmithi. See also Al-Albani, Sahih At-Tirmithi 1/90 and
Sahih Ibn Majah 1/148.

Note : It is a sunna to recite this Dua between two prostrations, but however as per the hadith
mentioned in the start, we can recite any Dua in the sujood.
DUA NO.3 

Allaahumma 'innee 'a'oothu bika min 'athaabil-qabri, wa min 'athaabi jahannama,

wa min fitnatil-mahyaa walmamaati, wa min sharri fitnatil-maseehid-dajjaal.
O Allah, I seek refuge in You from the punishment of the grave, and from the punishment
of Hell-fire, and from the trials of life and death, and from the evil of the trial of the False

Al-Bukhari 2/102, Muslim 1/412, Muslim's wording.

DUA NO. 4 

Allaahumma 'a'innee 'alaa thikrika, wa shukrika, wa husni 'ibaadatika.

O Allah, help me to remember You, to give You thanks, and to perform Your
worship in the best manner
Abu Dawud 2/86, An-Nasa'i 3/53. See also Al-Albani Sahih Abu Dawud 1/284
1. Du’aa of Adam ‫( عليه السالم‬and his wife):

‫ر‬ ِ ‫ربَّنَا ظَلَمنَا أَن ُفسنَا وإِن لَّم تَ ْغ ِفر لَنَا وتَ رحمنَا لَنَ ُكونَ َّن ِمن الْ َخ‬
َ َ َْْ َ ْ ْ َ َ ْ َ
“Our Lord! We have wronged ourselves. If You forgive us not, and bestow not upon us Your Mercy, we
shall certainly be of the losers.” (Surah al A’raaf: 23)

2. Du’aa of Nooh ‫عليه السالم‬

ِ َ‫ي ولِمن َد َخل ب يتِي م ْؤِمنًا ولِلْم ْؤِمنِين والْم ْؤِمن‬

‫ات‬ ‫د‬ ِ‫ب ا ْغ ِفر لِي ولِوال‬
ُ َ َ ُ َ ُ ْ
َ ََ ََْ َّ َ َ َ ْ ِّ ‫َر‬
‫ين إََِّل تَ بَ ًارا‬ ِ ِ‫وََل تَ ِزِد الظَّال‬
َ َ
“My Lord! forgive me and my parents, and whoever enters my house as a believer, and forgive all
believers, both men and women, and do not increase the wrong-doers in anything except perdition.”
(Surah Nooh: 28)

3. Du’aa of Yunus ‫ عليه السالم‬after he was swallowed by a fish:

ِ ِ‫نت ِمن الظَّال‬

َ ‫م‬ َ ُ ‫ك إِنِّي ُك‬ َ ‫ََّل إِلَهَ إََِّل أ‬
َ َ‫َنت ُس ْب َحان‬
“None has the right to be worshipped but You (O Allah)], Glorified (and Exalted) are You [above all that
(evil) they associate with You]. Truly, I have been of the wrong-doers.” (Surah al Anbiyaa: 87)
4. Du’aa of Ayyoob ‫(عليه السالم‬after enduring illness for many years):

‫ين‬ ِ ‫الر‬
ِ ‫اح‬ ُّ ‫سنِ َي‬
َّ ‫َربَّهُ أَنِّي َم‬
َ َّ ‫َنت أ َْر َح ُم‬
‫م‬ َ ‫الض ُّر َوأ‬
“Verily, distress has seized me, and You are the Most Merciful of all those who show mercy.” (Surah al
Anbiyaa: 83)

5 Du’aa of Moosa ‫ عليه السالم‬when he was a stranger in the land of Madyan:

‫ْت إِلَ َّي ِم ْن َخ ْي ٍر فَِقير‬

َ ‫َنزل‬
َ َ ‫ا‬‫م‬ِ‫ب إِنِّي ل‬
ِّ ‫َر‬
“My Lord! Truly, I am in need of whatever good that You bestow on me!” (Surah al Qasas: 24)

6 Du’aa of Moosa ‫ عليه السالم‬for eloquence of speech:

‫احلُ ْل عُ ْق َد ًة ِّمن لِّ َسانِي‬ ِ ِّ ‫ب ا ْشرح لِي ص ْد ِري وي‬

ْ ‫س ْر لي أ َْم ِري َو‬ََ َ ْ َ ِّ ‫َر‬
‫يَ ْف َق ُهوا قَ ْولِي‬
”O my Lord! Open for me my chest (grant me self-confidence, contentment, and boldness). “And ease
my task for me; “And make loose the knot (the defect) from my tongue, (i.e. remove the incorrectness
from my speech) “That they understand my speech,” (Surah Taha: 25-28)

7. Du’aa by Yaqoob ‫ عليه السالم‬after hearing the sad news of having lost his
son Yusuf:

ِ َ‫فَص ْب ر ج ِميل واللَّهُ الْمستَ عا ُن َعلَ ٰى ما ت‬

‫ص ُفو َن‬ َ َ ُْ َ َ َ
“So Beautiful Patience. It is Allah’s help alone that I seek against what you utter” (Surah Yusuf: 18)
8. Du’aa of Yusuf ‫عليه السالم‬

ِ ‫الدنُيا و‬
‫اآلخ َرِة تَ َوفَّنِي ُم ْسلِ ًما‬ ُّ ‫ي‬ِ‫َنت ولِيِّي ف‬
‫أ‬ ِ
‫ض‬ ‫ر‬َ ِ ِ
َ َ َ َ ْ َ َ َ َ َ‫ف‬
‫أل‬ ‫ا‬‫و‬ ‫ات‬ ‫او‬‫م‬ ‫الس‬
َّ ‫ر‬‫اط‬
ِ ِ‫الصال‬ِ ِ ِ
َ َّ ‫َوأَلْح ْقني ب‬
‫ين‬ ‫ح‬
“The (only) Creator of the heavens and the earth! You are my Wali (Protector, Helper, Supporter,
Guardian, etc.) in this world and in the Hereafter, cause me to die as a Muslim and join me with the
righteous.” (Surah Yusuf: 101)

9. Du’aa of Luut ‫عليه السالم‬

‫ين‬‫د‬ِ ‫ب انصرنِي َعلَى الْ َقوِم الْم ْف ِس‬

َ ُ ْ ْ ُ ِّ ‫َر‬
“My Lord, support me against the corrupting people.” (Surah al Ankaboot: 30)

10. Du’aa of Shuaib ‫عليه السالم‬

‫ين‬ ِ ِ‫َنت َخي ر الْ َفات‬

‫ح‬ َ ‫أ‬‫و‬ ‫ق‬
ِّ ‫ْح‬
‫ل‬ ‫ا‬ِ
‫ب‬ ‫ا‬‫ن‬ ِ‫ربَّنا افْ تح ب ي ن نا وب ين قَ و‬
َ ُْ َ َ َ ْ َ ََْ ََ َْ ْ َ َ َ
“Our Lord! Judge between us and our people in truth, for You are the Best of those who give judgment.”
(Surah al A’raaf: 89)

11. Du’aa of Sulayman ‫عليه السالم‬

َّ ‫ت َعلَ َّي َو َعلَ ٰى َوالِ َد‬

‫ي َوأَ ْن‬ َ ‫ك الَّتِي أَنْ َع ْم‬ َ َ‫ب أ َْوِز ْعنِي أَ ْن أَ ْش ُك َر نِ ْع َمت‬
ِّ ‫َر‬
‫ين‬ ‫ح‬ِ ِ‫الصال‬
َّ ‫ك‬َ ِ ‫ك فِي ِعب‬
‫اد‬ َ ِ‫ضاهُ وأَ ْد ِخلْنِي بِر ْحمت‬ َ ‫ر‬ َ‫ت‬ ‫ا‬‫ح‬ ِ‫أَ ْعمل صال‬
َ َ َ َ َ ْ ً َ ََ
“My Lord! Hold me under (Your) control that I may render thanks for the favour which You have
bestowed on me and on my parents, and that I may act righteously in a manner that would please You.
Include me, out of Your Mercy, among Your righteous servants.” (Surah an-Naml: 19)
12. Du’aa 1 of Zakariyya ‫ عليه السالم‬begging Allah for good children:

‫الد َع ِاء‬
ُّ ‫يع‬ ِ‫ك س‬
‫م‬ َّ
ُ َ َ َ‫ن‬ ِ
‫إ‬ ‫ة‬
ً ‫ب‬ ‫ي‬
َِّ‫ط‬ ‫ة‬
ً ‫ي‬
ِّ ‫ذ‬
ُ ‫ك‬
َ ُ ْ ‫بل‬
ْ ‫د‬‫ل‬
َ ‫ن‬‫م‬ِ ‫ي‬ِ
ْ ‫ب َه‬
ِّ ‫َر‬
’O Lord! Grant me from Yourself out of Your grace the gift of a goodly offspring, for indeed You alone
heed all Prayers.’ (Surah Aal Imran: 38)

13. Du’aa 2 of Zakariyya ‫ عليه السالم‬pleading Allah not to leave him


‫ين‬ِ‫ب ََل ت َذرنِي فَ ردا وأَنْت خي ر الْوا ِرث‬

َ َ ُ ْ َ َ َ ً ْ ْ َ ِّ ‫َر‬
”Lord! Leave me not solitary (without any issue). You are the Best Inheritor.” (Surah al Anbiyaa: 89)

14. Du’aa of Ibraheem ‫ عليه السالم‬seeking honorable mention among


‫ر‬ ِ ‫ص ْد ٍق فِي ْاآل‬
‫خ‬ ِ ‫اجعل لِي لِسا َن‬
َ َ ْ َ ْ ‫َو‬
“and grant me an honourable reputation among posterity”(Surah Ash-Shu’araa: 84)

15. Du’aa 3 of Zakariyya (A.S) expressing his weakness and asking Allah
to bless him with kids:

‫س َش ْيبًا َولَ ْم‬ ْ

َّ ‫ل‬ ‫ع‬ ‫ت‬ ‫ش‬
ْ ‫ا‬‫و‬ ‫ِّي‬
‫ن‬ ِ ‫ب إِنِّي وهن الْعظْم‬
‫م‬ ِّ ‫َر‬
ُ َ َ َ َ ُ َ َ ََ
‫ب َش ِقيًّا‬ َ ِ‫أَ ُك ْن بِ ُد َعائ‬
ِّ ‫ك َر‬
‫ب لِي ِم ْن‬ ‫ه‬ ‫ف‬
ْ َ ً ‫ا‬‫ر‬ِ‫ت امرأَتِي َعاق‬
ِ ‫ن‬
َ ‫ا‬‫ك‬َ‫و‬ ‫ي‬ِ
‫ائ‬‫ر‬‫و‬ ‫ن‬‫م‬ِ ‫ت الْموالِي‬
َ ََ ْ َ ََ ُ ‫ف‬ْ ِ ‫وإِنِّي‬
‫خ‬ َ
‫ك َولِيًّا‬
َ ْ‫لَ ُدن‬
”My Lord! My bones have grown feeble and my head is glistening with age; yet, never have my prayers
to You, my Lord, been unfruitful. I fear evil from my kinsmen after I am gone; and my wife is barren, so
grant me an heir out of Your special grace” (Surah Maryam: 4 & 5)

16. Du’aa of Eesa ‫ عليه السالم‬for special providence:

ِ ‫السم ِاء تَ ُكو ُن لَنا ِعي ًدا ِألَ َّولِنا و‬

‫آخ ِرنَا‬ َّ ‫ن‬ ِ ‫اللَّه َّم ربَّنا أَنْ ِز ْل علَي نا مائِ َد ًة‬
َ َ َ َ َ َ َْ َ ََ ُ
‫ين‬ ِ‫الرا ِزق‬
َّ ‫ر‬ ‫ي‬ ‫خ‬
َ ‫ت‬َ ‫ن‬
ْ َ
‫أ‬‫و‬ ‫ا‬‫ن‬ ‫ق‬
ْ ‫ز‬
ُ ‫ار‬ ‫و‬ ‫ك‬َ ‫ن‬
ْ ِ ً‫وآية‬
َ ُْ َ
َ َْ ََ
“O Allah, our Lord, send down to us a table [spread with food] from the heaven to be
for us a festival for the first of us and the last of us and a sign from You. And provide
for us, and You are the best of providers.” (Surah al Maa’idah: 114)

17. Du’aa of Ibraheem ‫ عليه السالم‬seeking forgiveness for himself, his

parents and all the Believers on the Day of Judgement:

‫اب‬‫س‬ ِ ‫ي ولِلْم ْؤِمنِين ي وم ي ُقوم ال‬

‫ْح‬ َّ ‫د‬
َ ِ‫ربَّنَا ا ْغ ِفر لِي ولِوال‬
ُ َ ُ َ
َ َْ َ ُ َ ََ ْ َ
“Our Lord! Forgive me and my parents and the believers on the Day when the
reckoning will take place.” (Surah Ibraheem: 41)
18. Du’aa of Ibraheem and Ismaeel, father and son ‫ عليهما السالم‬after they
completed the construction of Ka’bah:

‫يم‬ ِ‫الس ِميع الْعل‬

َّ ‫ت‬
َ ‫ن‬
ْ َ
‫أ‬ ‫ك‬َ َّ
‫ن‬ ِ
‫إ‬ ‫َّا‬
‫ن‬ ِ ‫ربَّنا تَ َقبَّل‬
ُ َ ُ ْ ََ
ِ َ‫ك وأَ ِرنَا من‬
‫اس َكنَا‬ ‫ل‬ ‫ة‬ ‫م‬ ِ
‫ل‬ ‫س‬ ‫م‬ ‫ة‬ ‫ُم‬ ‫أ‬ ‫ا‬ ِ ِ ِ ِ
َ َ َ َ ُْ َ ً ً َّ َ ْ َ َ ْ َ ‫اج َعلْنَا ُم ْسل‬
‫ن‬ ‫ت‬ ‫ي‬
َّ‫ر‬ِّ ‫ذ‬
ُ ‫ن‬‫م‬ ‫و‬ ‫ك‬ ‫ل‬
َ ‫ن‬ ‫ي‬ ‫م‬ ْ ‫َربَّنَا َو‬
‫يم‬ ِ‫الر‬ َ ْ‫ك أَن‬ َ َّ‫ب َعلَْي نَا ۖ إِن‬
ُ َّ ‫اب‬
‫ح‬ ُ ‫َّو‬
َّ ‫ت الت‬ ْ ُ‫َوت‬
”Our Lord, accept this service from us; You are All-Hearing and All-Knowing. Our
Lord, make us Your Muslims (submissive servants) and also raise from our offspring a
community which should be Muslim (submissive to Your Will). Show us the ways of
Your worship and forbear our shortcomings: You are Forgiving and Merciful. (Surah al
Baqarah: 127 & 128)

19. Du’aa of Dawood and Sulayman, father and son ‫ عليهما السالم‬expressing
their gratitude for having blessed with knowledge:

‫ين‬ِ‫اد ِه الْم ْؤِمن‬

ِ ‫ضلَنَا َعلَ ٰى َكثِي ٍر ِمن ِعب‬
َّ ‫ف‬
َ ‫ي‬ ِ َّ‫الْحم ُد لِلَّ ِه ال‬
َ ُ َ ْ َْ
”All praise be to Allah Who has exalted us above many of His believing servants!”
(Surah an-Naml: 15)
20. Du’aa of Ibraheem ‫ عليه السالم‬thanking Allah for blessing him with two
sons, one after the other, during his old age:

‫يل َوإِ ْس َحا َق إِ َّن َربِّي‬ ِ ‫إِسم‬

‫اع‬ ِ ‫الْحم ُد لِلَّ ِه الَّ ِذي وهب لِي َعلَى ال‬
‫ْكبَ ِر‬
َ َْ َ ََ َْ
‫الد َع ِاء‬
ُّ ‫يع‬ ُ َ‫م‬ِ ‫لَس‬
“All praise be to Allah Who, despite my old age, has given me Ismaeel and Ishaaq.
Surely my Lord hears all prayers”. (Surah Ibraheem: 39)

21. Du’aa of Ibraheem ‫ عليه السالم‬asking Allah to make the City of Makkah a
City of Peace, and also to keep him and his progeny safe and secure from
worshipping the idols:

‫صنَ َام‬ َ
‫األ‬ ‫د‬ ‫ب‬ ‫ع‬ ‫ن‬ ‫ن‬ َ
‫أ‬ ‫ي‬ ِ
‫ن‬ ‫ب‬‫و‬ ‫ي‬ِ
‫ن‬ ‫ب‬ ‫ن‬‫اج‬‫و‬ ‫ا‬‫ن‬ ِ ‫ب اجعل ٰه َذا الْب لَ َد‬
ْ ْ َ ُْ َ ْ َّ ََ ْ ْ َُ ً َ َ ْ َ ْ ِّ ‫َر‬
”My Lord! Make this city secure, and keep me and my sons away from worshipping
the idols. (Surah Ibraheem: 35)

22. Du’aa of Ibraheem ‫ عليه السالم‬seeking knowledge and wisdom, and also
the blessed company of the righteous:

‫ين‬ ِ ِ‫الصال‬
‫ح‬ ِ ‫ب هب لِي ح ْكما وأَل‬
ِ‫ْح ْقنِي ب‬
َ َّ َ ً ُ ْ َ ِّ ‫َر‬
“My Lord, endow me with knowledge and wisdom and join me with the righteous”
(Surah Ash-Shu’araa: 83)
23. Du’aa of Ibraheem ‫ عليه السالم‬asking Allah to make him and his family
adopt consistency in Salah:

‫الص ََل ِة َوِم ْن ذُ ِّريَّتِي ۖ َربَّنَا َوتَ َقبَّ ْل ُد َع ِاء‬

َّ ‫يم‬ ِ ‫ب اجعلْنِي م‬
َ ُ َ ْ ِّ ‫َر‬
“My Lord! Enable me and my offspring to establish Prayer, and do accept, our Lord,
this prayer of mine”. (Surah Ibraheem: 40)