Fard & Wajib Acts of Umrah

I. There are two acts that are Fardh in Umrah

  • Intention/Niyyah: Assume the Ihram clothing, make intention and recite Talbiyah.
  • Perform Tawaf of Holy Ka’ba.

II. And there are two acts that are Wajib in Umrah

  • Perform Sa’ee between Safa and Marwah Hills.
  • Halq i.e. shaving head or Qasr i.e. trimming/cutting hair equally on all sides.

Note: If a fardh is missed, umrah is not accepted whereas if a wajib is missed, umrah can be completed by performing a damm (penalty) as an expiation (kaffarah) for the mistake.


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