The act of Umrah is to know to cleanse one's soul from past committed sin. It is advice to offer Umrah more than one time in a lifetime so that it can act as a washing of the sins.Before setting off from home take gusal which means shower, offer 2 rakaats of traveling prayer. When going out of your hotel room recite" Bismillahi Tawakaltu, alla-he,wa laa hawla wa laa quwataa illa billah."

The first rite of Umrah is to wear Ihram. One who wants to offer Umrah should enter a state of Ihram as the Meeqat, offers Tawaf, offers the Sai between Safa and Marwa and at last the pilgrim puts off his Ihram by cutting or shaving his hair. The Meeqaat is the place from where the traveler changes their clothes and wears the garments of Ihram. The Meeqats have identified places for those who perform Umrah with umrah packages 2019 when they are on their way to the holy house Usually there are six Meeqats if you are going to perform Umrah out of the Saudi Arabia but From London you will perform only four Meeqats. Umrah is derived from "Al Itimar" which means "a visit".

When the Muslims enter in Saudi Arabia for Umrah they should must put Ihram it is the basic need to perform Umrah and without it Umrah is impossible. For women, there are no exact cloths designated, except that they are banned from wearing the face veil and gloves. However, they may cover their hands with the lower part of their khimaar that means a head covering while using the upper part of their jilbaab which means outer garment or another piece of fabric to cover their faces if there is need to do so. men is advisable to shave his hair, to cut his nails, to take a bath, then to wear two pieces of fabric known as Izaar and the Ridaa, clean and preferably new, to perfume his head but not his Ihram garments. This clothing is only for men. No other clothing is allowed to be wear in addition to these no underwear, no pants, no shirt, no turban, no hat, etc. are to be worn.

When you successfully arrived at the Holy mosque in Makah named Al-Masjid Al-Haraam, we should enter with our right foot in a manner expressing humbleness and appreciation to the blessings Him, Almighty, bless his shower of blessings upon us. If it is the time to offer pray then we have to pray, if not we shall start Tawaf Al Kaaba which means 7 rounds around the Kaaba we always start from the black stone.You will notice that there are marks on the floor that guides the spot from where we have to begin. The Kaaba is on left by our left side, and we move forward on the Black Stone by saying Bismil-laahi WA Allaahu Akbar which means In the name of Allah, Allah is the Greatest. If we are too close we kiss the black stone if not then we can just touch it. If it is also not possible then we can go forward without touching. Then Sai should be done by men and women once sai is done then women should cut one or two centimeters of their head hair. Men can shave or cut their hair and for men, if they want to directly do Hajj with very cheap hajj packages after the Umrah, they could not shave their head hair, but simply cut and shorten it.

Author's Bio: 

Mustafa is well known for umrah and hajj guide, he always put a keen interest in his writing for Holy Guests. He is also famous for spiritual writings.