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Essential Duas for Hajj and Umrah: A Spiritual Guide

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Essential Duas for Hajj and Umrah: A Spiritual Guide
Yahya related to me from Malik from Ziyad ibn Abi Ziyad from Talha ibn Ubaydullah ibn Kariz that the Messenger of Allah, may Allah bless him and grant him peace, said, “The best dua is dua on the day of Arafa, and the best thing that I or the Prophets before me have said is ‘There is no god but Allah, alone, without any partner’ (La ilaha illa’llah, wahdahu la sharika lah.)” (Sunan Ibn Majah: Book 15, Hadith 34)

Introduction

Hajj and Umrah are important acts of worship for Muslims worldwide. Hajj is obligatory for financially capable and non-disabled Muslims to perform at least once in their lifetime. Umrah is a highly recommended pilgrimage that can be carried out at any time of the year. Dua is an integral part of both Hajj and Umrah as it enables us to communicate with Allah (SWT) and seek guidance, forgiveness, and blessings during these sacred journeys.


Check out our blog for in-depth information about Umrah and Hajj.



Join us on this sacred journey as we present a list of Duas for Hajj and Umrah, guiding pilgrims toward a more deep and spiritually enriching experience. Let us accompany you on this path of spiritual growth and enlightenment.


Dua for Intention of Hajj

The supplication for the intention of performing Hajj is:

Dua for Intention of Hajj
Allahumma inni uridu l-Ḥajja fa yassirhu li wa taqabbalhu minni.
“O Allah, I intend to perform Hajj, so make it easy and accept it from me.”

Reciting this dua affirms your readiness to obey Allah’s (SWT) command on the Hajj journey.


Dua for Intention of Umrah

The Dua for the intention of Umrah is:

Dua for Intention of Umrah
Allahumma innee uridul umrah; fayassir haa li wa taqabbalahaa minnee.
“O Allah, I intend to perform Umrah, so make it easy and accept it from me.”

Reciting this Dua represents your intention to undertake the blessed journey of Umrah, expressing your readiness to perform this voluntary pilgrimage with devotion and sincerity.


Dua for Hajj and Umrah

If you intend to perform both Hajj and Umrah during the same trip, you can combine your intention and perform what is known as “Qiran” or “Tamattu” Hajj.

Dua for Hajj and Umrah
Allahumma inni uridu l-ʿUmrata wa l-Ḥajja fa yassirhuma li wa taqabbalhuma minni.
“O Allah, I intend to perform Umrah and Hajj, so make them easy for me and accept them from me.”

Recite this Dua during Hajj and Umrah for a successful pilgrimage, gratitude, forgiveness, and acceptance of actions by Allah (SWT).


For more information about Qiran or Tamattu Hajj


Dua When Leaving Home for Hajj

Dua Leaving Home for Hajj
Bismillahi tawakkaltu 'ala l-lahi wa lā ḣawla wa la quwwata illa bi l-lah
“In the name of Allah, I have placed my trust in Allah, and there is no power or might except by Allah Almighty.”

Recite this Dua before leaving home for Hajj, seeking Allah’s (SWT) guidance and protection throughout the journey and His refuge from potential pitfalls or missteps.


Dua for Travelling

The Dua for traveling is:

Dua for Travelling
Allahu akbar, Allahu akbar, Allahu akbar, subḥana-l-ladhi sakkhara lana hadha wa ma kunna lahu muqrinin, wa inna ila rabbina la-munqalibun, Allahumma inna nas'aluka fi safarina hadha-l-birra wa-t-taqwa, wa mina-l-ʿamali ma tarḍa, Allahumma hawwin ʿalayna safarana hadha wa-ṭ-wi' ʿanna buʿdah, allahumma Anta-ṣ-ṣaḥibu fi-s-safar, wa-l-khalifatu fi-l-ahl, allahumma inni aʿudhu bika min waʿthai-s-safar, wa kaabati-l-manẓar, wa su'i-l-munqalabi fi-l-mali wa-l-ahl.
“Allah is the Greatest. Allah is the Greatest. O Allah is the Greatest. How perfect is the One Who has given us control over this; we could not have done it ourselves. Truly, it is to our Lord that we are returning. Allah, we ask You for piety, taqwā, and deeds which You will be pleased with on our journey. O Allah, make this journey easy for us and let us cover its distance swiftly. O Allah, You are our Companion on the journey and the One in Whose care we leave our family. Allah, I seek Your protection from the difficulties of the journey, from distressing scenes, and an unfortunate outcome with my wealth and family.”

Dua When Boarding a Vehicle

When you are about to board a vehicle, it is recommended to recite the following Dua:

Dua for Boarding a Vehicle
Subhanal-ladzi sakh-khara lana hadza wa ma kunna lahu muqrinin. Wa inna ila Rabbina lamun-qalibun.
“All praise is for Allah. How perfect He is, the One Who has placed this (transport) at our service. We would not have been capable of that, and to our Lord is our final destiny.”

Dua Upon Arrival Holy place

Upon arriving at a holy place, it is recommended to recite the following Dua:

Dua for Arrival Holy place
"A'udhu billahi al-'Adheem wa bi-wajhihi al-Kareem wa sultanihi al-Qadeem min ash-Shaytan ir-Rajeem, Bismillahi wa as-salatu wa as-salamu 'ala Rasulillah, Allahumma ighfir li dhunubi wa aftah li abwaba rahmatik."
“I seek refuge in Allah the Almighty, by His noble countenance, and His eternal power, from the accursed Satan. In the name of Allah, and prayers and peace be upon the Messenger of Allah. O Allah, forgive my sins and open the gates of Your mercy for me.”

Reciting this, Dua invokes Allah’s protection from Satan, seeks forgiveness for sins, and asks for His mercy and blessings upon arrival at a holy place.


Dua for Beginning Ihram

It is advised to recite Tasbeeh (glorifying God), Tahleel (declaring God’s oneness), and Takbeer (exalting God’s greatness).

Dua for Ihram
Subhan Allah, La ilaha ill Allah, Allahu Akbar.
“Glory be to Allah. There is no god but Allah, and Allah is The Greatest.”

For more information, visit our blog, Entering the State of Ihram for Hajj and Umrah.

Talbiyah Recitation

The Talbiyah is a devotional phrase recited by pilgrims during Hajj and Umrah. It signifies their complete submission to Allah (SWT) and their presence for His service.

Talbiyah Recitation
Labbayka Allahumma Labbayk. Labbayka La Sharika Laka Labbayk. Innal Hamda Wan-ni'mata laka Wal-mulk. La Sharika Lak.
“Here I am at your service, O Allah. Here I am at Your service. You have no partner. Truly, all praise and blessings belong to You, and so does sovereignty. You have no partner.”

Dua for the First Sight of Kaaba

When you see the Kaaba for the first time, it can be a powerful and emotional moment. As Muslims, we believe that making dua at this time is significant because it is believed to be a time of increased acceptance of prayers.

Dua for the First Sight of Kaaba
Allahumma zid hadha l-bayta tashrifan wa ta'dhiman wa takriman wa mahaba(tan), wa zid man sharrafahu wa karramahu mimman hajjahu awtamarahu tashrifan wa takriman wa ta'dhiman wa birra.
“O Allah, increase this House in honor and esteem, reverence and awe, and increase the one who honors and ennobles it, of those who travel to it for Hajj or Umrah, in honor, esteem, reverence, and piety.”

There is a beautiful dua that covers many important supplications. Through this dua, we can ask Allah (SWT) for beneficial knowledge, the ability to perform good deeds (amal), sufficient provision (sustenance), and healing from any sickness. With this single dua, we can express our desire for a balanced and blessed life.

Allahumma inni as’aluka ‘ilman naafi’an, wa rizqan tayyiban, wa ‘amalan mutaqabbalan.
“O Allah, I ask You for beneficial knowledge, good sustenance, and accepted deeds.”

Dua for Tawaf

While performing Tawaf, it’s a special time to recite different Du’as (supplications) to seek blessings, guidance, and forgiveness from the Almighty.

Dua for Tawaf 
SubhanAllahi walhamdu lillahi wala ilaha illallah wallahu akbar wala hawla wala quwwata illa billah.
“Glory be to Allah, and praise be to Allah. There is no god but Allah, and Allah is the Greatest, and there is no power nor might except with Allah.”

In another blof, we discuss the Tawaf in Hajj and Umrah: Significance and Method.

Sa’ee Between Safa and Marwah

You may recite the following verse from the Holy Quran:

Sa'ee Between Safa and Marwah
Innassafaa wal marwata min sha'airillah, faman hajj al baeeta awi'tamara falaa junaaha a'laihi aiyattawwafa bihi maa, wa man tatawwa'a khairan fa innAllaha shaakirun a'leem.
“Indeed, Safa and Marwah are among the symbols of Allah. Hence, those who perform Hajj or Umrah at the holy Kaabah can safely walk between them without fearing sin. And Allah Knows and Appreciates him who does any good with a willing heart.” (Quran 2:158)

Please take a moment to read our detailed blog post on Sa’ee Between Safa and Marwah: A Pillar of Hajj and Umrah.


At Mount Safa and Mount Marwah

Dua at Mount Safa and Mount Marwah
Abda'u bi maa bada'-allaahu bih allaahu akbar, allaahu akbar, allaahu akbar laa ilaaha ill-allaahu waḥdahu laa shareeka lah, lahul-mulku wa lahul-ḥamdu wa huwa ‛alaa kulli shay'in qadeer, laa ilaaha ill-allaahu waḥdahu, anjaza wa‛dahu, wa naṣara ‛abdahu, wa hazam-al-'aḥzaaba waḥdah
“I begin with what Allah began with. Allah is the greatest, Allah is the greatest, Allah is the greatest. None has the right to be worshipped except Allah, alone, without a partner. To Him belong all sovereignty and praise, and He is omnipotent over all things. He fulfilled His promise, aided His Servant, and single-handedly defeated the Allies.”

Dua for Drinking ZamZam Water

Dua for Drinking ZamZam Water
Allahumma inni as'aluka 'ilman nafi'an, wa rizqan wasi'an, wa 'amalan mutaqabbalan, wa shifa'an min kulli da'.
“O Allah, I ask You for beneficial knowledge, abundant provision, and a cure for every illness.”

Read Our blog, Zamzam Water: Its History, Significance, and Benefits for Muslims.


Dua after Every Prayer

After completing a prayer, it is recommended that you recite specific prayers or supplications to remember Allah Almighty.

Dua after Every Prayer
Allahumma a'inni 'ala zikrika wa syukrika wa ḥusni 'ibadatik
“O Allah, help me to remember You, express gratitude towards You, and worship You in the best manner.”

Personal Duas

During Hajj and Umrah, pilgrims are encouraged to make personal supplications in addition to the prescribed Du’as. This is a valuable opportunity for pilgrims to express their deepest desires, concerns, and gratitude to Allah (SWT) by speaking from their hearts and seeking forgiveness, guidance, and blessings for themselves and their loved ones. It should be remembered that Allah (SWT) always listens and responds to sincere Duas.


It’s important to remember to include our loved ones, friends, and community in our prayers, asking for their well-being, guidance, and forgiveness. This selfless act strengthens the bonds within our community and fosters a sense of unity. By doing this, we can deepen our spiritual connection with Allah (SWT), experience the transformative power of prayer, and find solace and guidance on our faith journey.


The following blogs could provide valuable insights and guidance for those seeking to understand the importance of dua and its role in daily life.


Conclusion

The power of dua (supplication) during Hajj and Umrah cannot be overstated. These sacred journeys provide a unique opportunity to connect with the Divine, seeking blessings, forgiveness, and guidance. From the moment we intend to embark on this spiritual voyage until we complete the rituals, we are encouraged to remain in a constant state of supplication.


As we undertake our journey of Hajj and Umrah, let’s remember the immense power of dua. Let’s maintain a constant state of remembrance and supplication, seeking Allah’s favor and mercy at every step.


May Allah (SWT) accept our prayers and bless our journey to Hajj and Umrah with guidance, spiritual enlightenment, and His (SWT) pleasure. Ameen.

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