What are the two types of Umrah?

What are the two types of Umrah?

Umrah There are two kinds of Umrah:

  • Umrah-ul-Mufradah
  • Umrah-al-Tammatu

For people who want to go on a pilgrimage, it is important to know the difference between the two types of Umrah in terms of when they happen, what they involve, and what they get out of it.

Umrah ul-Mufradah – the independent pilgrimage

Umrah-ul-Mufradah is independent of Hajj. It is an optional pilgrimage that can be done at any time of the year except during Hajj. This Umrah can be done at any time of the year, including during Ramadan. Umrah Mufradah, on the other hand, is best done in the month of Rajab. Rajab is not compulsory, you can perform Umrah in any month via booking All inclusive umrah packages except Hajj Period.

Umrah-ul-Mufradah Rules & Guidelines

Umrah Mufradah doesn’t have to done in a group. It is by each person on their own before the Hajj rituals begin.
Umrah Mufradah is an obligation for people who can only do Umrah Mufradah. Umrah-e-Mufradah is a precaution that must taken if he or she does not have the physical ability or money to perform Hajj, which must be done at least once in a person’s lifetime. If this is the case, Umrah-e-Mufradah must done. This also shows how a pilgrimage that required can become required or not required depending on the situation.

Umrah al-Mufradah can be during the months of Hajj before Umrah al-Tammatu.
Umrah al-Mufradah can’t be twice in the same Islamic lunar month. But there is no minimum amount of time that must pass before you can do Umrah al-Mufradah again.

Umrah al-Mufradah can done twice in one lunar month, if the first time is for yourself and the second time is for someone else. This known as Umrah Badal.
Umrah Mufrada requires seven rituals: Ihram, Tawaf, Namaz-e-Tawaf, Saee, Taqseer, Tawaf-un-Nisa, and Namaz-e-Tawaf-un-Nisa.

If a person does Umrah Mufrada and stays in Makkah until the 8th of Zil Hijja, he can think of Umrah Mufrada as Umrah Tamattu and do the rituals of Hajj-e-Tamattu. But in this case, one must make a sacrifice.

Umrah-al-Tammatu, which is the required pilgrimage

You can only perform this kind of Umrah, which is call Umrah Tamattu, in the month of Hajj (Zil-Hajj) and it must completed before the Hajj rituals begin. Most Muslims like it because they don’t have to make different plans for Umrah and Hajj. They can do both at the same time or in the same month.

Umrah-al-Tammatu Rules & Guidelines

  • Umrah-al-Tammatu can only done on Hajj days, which are in the months of Shawwaal, Dhul Qadah, and Dhul Hijjah.
  • Umrah-al-Tammatu must done at the same time as Hajj by a pilgrim.

A pilgrim can’t leave the Holy Makkah between the Umrah Tamattu and the Hajj.
Umrah Tamattu not required for people who already live in Makkah. This belief is as per Surah Al-Baqarah, 2:196.
Umrah Tamattu has five rituals: Ihram, tawaf, the prayer for tawaf, sa’y, and Taqsir.

Read Also: Hajj and Umrah Travel Blogs

Tawaf an-nisa is not an obligatory ritual in Umrah Tamattu
A pilgrim can do tawaf with prayer as a safety measure.
You cannot use shaving the head (halq) in place of cutting the hair (taqsir) in Umrah Tamattu.
Men should only trim, because the Hajj may require halq
There are no other differences between Umrah-ul-Mufradah and Umrah-al-Tammatu aside from what we have already said. You must put on Ihram at the Miqat for both types of Umrah.

If a pilgrim is in Makkah and wants to do Umrah Mufradah, it is okay for him or her to come out of haram (forbidden actions like cursing or something sacred that others can’t get to if they are not in the state of purity) to get into Ihram and not move towards Miqat.

It is important to remember that the two types of Umrah have a lot more rules and specifics for their rituals. Because of this, it is best to talk to Islamic scholars (maulana) to fully understand the rules and requirements for each type of Umrah.

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