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State your intention to put yourself in ihram.
"I answer your call, O Allah, by an 'Umra'
"LABAYKA ALLAHUMMA BI 'UMRA",
The ihram is a state of sacralization that all Muslims must adopt before performing UMRAH and haj. This state must be respected throughout the duration of the rite. The ihram presupposes a change in your behavior and actions, but do not get me wrong, you will only reach the true state of sanctification when you formulate your sincere intention to perform the UMRAH or haj and recite the prayer of the talbiyah. Thus, someone who puts himself in a state of sacralization without being sincere has not accomplished his ihram correctly. Men and women enter sacralization differently. Read on for more details.
For men: shave, comb, shave or trim facial hair, cut nails and shave body hair. Take a bath or wudu (wudu) with the intention of entering sacralisation, but without using toilet water or perfumes. To sincerely repent of the sins committed.
Dress with an ihram garment that consists of two pieces of plain white cloth. Wrap one piece around your waist and cover your upper body with the other. Just wear sandals or flip-flops that do not cover the backs of your feet. Do not cover your head. These simple clothes signify the equality of all before God. Thus, the wealthiest of kings and the poorest beggars wear similar clothes during the hajj.
For women: As for men, women should shave body hair and wash, wash, avoid using perfume, etc. They must not wear makeup or use cosmetics. However, apart from sandals that remain mandatory, women do not have special dress to wear during the ihram. They can wear their usual clothes as long as they are clean and modest.
Declare your intention and recite the talbiyah. The sacred places of pilgrimage are surrounded by a sacred boundary called Miqat. Pilgrims can not exceed this limit if they are not in a state of sanctification or ihram. When a pilgrim in the state of ihram introduces himself to the miqat, to one of his six historical entrances, he pronounces the niyyah which is a short statement of his intention to perform the UMRAH. Before leaving the miqat, the pilgrim recites the talbiyah, a prayer he will often repeat during his pilgrimage. The words of the talbiyah are as follows:
"I answer your call, O my Lord, I answer your call, you who has no partner, I answer your call. Praise, grace, and kingship belong to you, you who have no partner. "
"Labbaikal lâhumma labbaik, labbaika la charīka laka labbaik, innal hamda, wan ni'mata laka wal moulk, the charîka lak"
If on reaching the miqat the pilgrim is not in a state of sacralization, he must enter ihram before passing.
Note: the Sunna wants us to cross these passages and to enter the religious buildings of the right foot.
Head to the Ka'bah which represents the most sacred place of Islam. When you arrive in view of the Ka'bah, look at it and stand among the crowd saying "Allahu Akbar" (God is the greatest) three times, then say "The Ilaha Illallah" (He does not there is no other deity than Allah). Recite other sacred verses if you wish. Bless the Prophet Muhammad peace be with him and humbly offer your prayers to Allah. It is a propitious and favorable time to pray and implore divine generosity.
When entering the compound of the Sacred Mosque of Mecca, it is recommended to move your right foot forward and say:
"In the name of Allah, may the peace and blessings of Allah be upon the Messenger of Allah; O Allah, open to me the doors of Your mercy; I take refuge with Allah, the Majestic and with His Noble Face, His ancient power against the banished Devil. "
Bismil-lâh, was-salâtu was-salâmu alâ rassûlil-lâh, allâhumma-ftah lî abwâba rahmatik. A'ûdhu billâhil-azīmi wa wadjhihil-karīmi wa sultānihil-qadīmi minash-shaïtânir-rajīm.
Complete tawaf. Tawaf or circumambulation is a ritual during which Muslims revolve around the Ka'bah. Before starting, the men should check that their ihram outfit is secure so that the piece of cloth that covers the upper body passes under the right arm and covers the left shoulder while leaving the right shoulder uncovered. .
Then move to the right. Move closer to the Black Stone, the eastern corner of the Ka'bah and if possible embrace it. If you can not get close enough to kiss her, touch her with your hand. If you can get close enough to touch or kiss her, carry your hands to your ears and recite this short prayer: "Bismi'llah Allahu akbar wa li'lah al-hamad" (in the name of Allah, Allah is the greatest and to him are the praises). Do not push others and do not fight for a chance to touch the Black Stone.
Run the sa'ey. The word sa'ey means "run" or "make an effort". In practice this consists of going back and forth seven times between the hills of Safa and Marwa, which are respectively north and south of the Ka'bah. Originally, this walk was done in the open, but nowadays, the journey takes place in a long covered corridor.
Arriving at the top of Safâ, recite:
As-Safa and Al Marwah are really among the sacred places of Allah. So whoever makes a pilgrimage to the House or does the Oumra does not commit sin by going back and forth between these two mountains. And whoever does a good work of his own accord, then Allah is All-Knowing, All-Knowing. [Surah 2 Al Baqara: verse 158]
Inna-Safa wal-marwata min sha'a-iri Allahi faman hajja-lbayta awi'tamara fala junaha 'alayhi an yattawwafa bihima waman tatawwa'a khayran fainna Allaha shakirun' aleem
Then, climb Mount As-Safa, but you do not have to go to the top of Mt. Climb just a little bit and then balance yourself, place yourself to face the Kaaba and say three times: "Allahu Akbar"; Then, you will say:
"There is no deity worthy of worship but Allah alone; no partner with Him; to Him belong kingship and praise, and He is omnipotent. There is no deity worthy of worship except Allah alone, He has fulfilled His promise, rescued His servant, and defeated the Allies alone. "
"Lâ ilâha ilal-lâhu wahdahu la sharifka lah, lahul-mulku wa lahul-hamdu wa huwa ala kulli shaï'in qadir, ilâha illal-lâhu wahdahu andjaza wa'adah, wa nassara abdah, wa hazamal-ahzâba wahdah."
You will repeat this evocation three times by making between them the invocations that you desire among the goods of this world and of the hereafter. If you limit yourself to a number lower than this, no one will reproach you in-cha-Allah. Raise your hands only at the moment of the invocation; you do not have to raise them when you proclaim the greatness of Allah three times.
Then go down from As-Safa and head to Al Marwah walking normally, alluding to Allah and imploring Him for your good, that of your family, your Muslim brethren using invocations that are you easy. At the beginning of the green mark, you have to "run at high speed", according to your abilities, until you reach the other green mark. Then, you walk normally again and continue your journey until you climb Mount Al Marwah. When you have arrived at Al Marwah and the Auras, place yourself in the direction of the Kaaba and repeat the invocations and evocations as you did in As-Safa.
Always in this same way, start again this course to reach the seven turns starting with As-Safa to finish at Al Marwah. So, your departure from As-Safa to Al Marwah counts as one turn, and your return from Al Marwah to As-Safa for another round.
Shave your hair or cut it. After completion of sa'ey, men must shave their head or cut their hair very short, both formulas are acceptable but shaving is preferable. However, a man may not want to shave his head during the UMRAH if he intends to perform the rite of haj a few days later, because this rite also includes a shave of the head. On the other hand, women should not shave their heads, but they can cut a lock of their hair or cut their hair and shorten it by a few centimeters.
The UMRAH ends after the haircut and the restrictions of the ihram are lifted. You can resume normal activities, wear your usual clothes, etc. However, if, like many pilgrims, you decide to perform the Haj pilgrimage in the following days, know that to be able to do this, you must enter the Ihram state again.
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