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Steps in Hajj and Umrah

Tamattu' Hajj [16 steps] Qiran Hajj [13 Steps] Ifrad Hajj [12 Steps] Umrah [4 Steps]

Tamattu` means performing `Umrah during the Hajj season, and on the Day of Tarwiah a pilgrim gets into the state of Ihram for Hajj.

Anyone intending to perform a Tamattu`` Hajj should on approaching the Miqat make intention for `Umrah.

After fulfilling the Hajj rituals, one should offer a sacrificial animal.

In this type of Hajj, a pilgrim should declare his intention to perform both Hajj and `Umrah together.

Only when he throws the Jamrah of Al-`Aqabah, gets his hair shaved or cut that he can put off his Ihram.

 However, he should offer a sacrificial animal.

In the Miqat, a pilgrim of Ifrad Hajj declares his intention for Hajj only.

 He maintains his Ihram up to the Day of Sacrifice. No offering is required from him.

In Arabic the word `Umrah is derived from I`timar which means a visit.

However, `Umrah technically means paying a visit to Ka`bah, performing Tawaf  [Circumambulation] around it, walking between Safa and Marwah seven times.

A performer of `Umrah puts off his Ihram by having his hair shaved or cut.

Steps in Tamattu' Hajj
[16 steps]
Steps in Qiran Hajj
[13 Steps]
Steps in Ifrad Hajj
[12 Steps]
Steps in Umrah
[4 Steps]
1. The Miqats 1. The Miqats 1. The Miqats 1. The Miqats
2. Arrival Tawaf 2. Arrival Tawaf 2. Arrival Tawaf 2. Arrival Tawaf
3. Sa`i 3. Sa`i 3. Sa`i 3. Sa`i
4. Haircut - - -
5. Ihram - - -
6. Mina 6. Mina 6. Mina -
7. `Arafah 7. `Arafah 7. `Arafah -
8. Muzdalifah 8. Muzdalifah 8. Muzdalifah -
9. Jamrah of Al-`Aqabah 9. Jamrah of Al-`Aqabah 9. Jamrah of Al-`Aqabah -
10. Slaughtering 10. Slaughtering - -
11. Shaving or Haircut 11. Shaving or Haircut 11. Shaving or Haircut 11. Shaving or Haircut
12. Ifadah Tawaf 12. Ifadah Tawaf 12. Ifadah Tawaf -
13. Sa`i - - -
14. Mina 14. Mina 14. Mina -
15. Throwing the Jamrahs 15. Throwing the Jamrahs 15. Throwing the Jamrahs -
16. Farewell Tawaf 16. Farewell Tawaf 16. Farewell Tawaf -



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