Why Ihram Is Necessary For Hajj & Umrah

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How Ihram Provide Spiritual Purity While Performing Hajj & Umrah:

The Ihram word is derived from the Arabic verb Haram, it means “To Be Forbidden”. Its matter to a state of spiritual purity the pilgrim is required to be into while performing Hajj, Umrah or both before entering the perimeter of Makkah. Having made the intention for Ihram, the pilgrims must abide by its prohibitions. The two-piece garment worn by men is also referred to as the Ihram and any individual has worn those garments in the state of ihram known as Muhrim on the other hand Qibla travels offer cheap umrah packages for all and also provide complete information about ihram to the pilgrimage before their departure.

In order to fulfill both the rituals Hajj and Umrah Muslims have to wear Ihram. Basically, Ihram provides a person with spiritual purity that one should wear before Hajj and Umrah Pilgrimage. Most people are very often confused that how they should wear Ihram. Ihram, not a regular dress so this guide is for people. Who is planning to go for Umrah and Hajj want to learn how to put on and fasten Ihram.

” Labbayk, Allahumma Labbayk. Labbayk.La shareeka laka. Labbayk. Innal-hamda wan-n’imata laka wal-mulk. La shareeka Lak.”

English translation of Talbiyah:

“Here we come, O Allah, here we come! Here we come. No partner has You. Here we come! Praise indeed, and blessings, are Yours–the Kingdom too! No partner have You!”

Prohibited Activities In Hajj & Umrah:

During Ihram, some activities are strictly banned however in the regular condition they are allowed;

  • Removal of nails and hair are not allowed while in ihram.
  • One cannot have sexual relations.
  • One cannot apply any product that has fragrance in the state of Ihram
  • Killing is prohibited be it fishing and hunting while observing ihram

Take Bath To Clean Yourself:

The cleanliness is the first step towards purification before wear ihram. However, while taking a bath, one should not apply to fragranced soap or shampoo. Due to any problem if you are not able to take a shower, perform wudhu.  whereas While doing wudhu show your good intentions to Allah by saying “I am performing wudhu for the pleasure of Allah, and to seek closeness to Him”.

Ihram For Women’s:

Women are not required to wear specific dress code and are free to wear what they please. While Hajj and Umrah women should cover their heads as a matter of maintaining Hijab. Needless to say, clothing should be a normal Islamic dress with a head covering of any color. Socks may be worn but the hands and faces must be uncovered.

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