Umrah is a religious obligation performed with spiritual efforts. Muslims come to Makah to perform Umrah from all across the world. Many organizations facilitate the pilgrim by providing Umrah packages for the ease of pilgrims. Pilgrims use to perform Umrah occasionally so they forget many related instructions to perform Umrah up to the spiritual marks but there are some common mistakes in performing Umrah. So below is a detailed mention of common mistakes that must avoid during Umrah.
The intention of Umrah:
Umrah is must be preplanned and with prior intention as one cannot perform as he reaches Masjid-Al-Haram. Pilgrim has to wear the Ihram before entering Makah so that clear intentions are compulsory. One can change the intention for Umrah type but cannot plan it suddenly.
Not changing the Ihram clothes:
Changing the Ihram will not disturb the state of Ihram. Some people wrongly think that if they change the white sheets of Ihram, it will deny their Ihram. One is allowed to change the Ihram whenever one finds it needed. The pilgrims come out of Ihram which they intended only after completing all the rites of Umrah and shaving or cutting of hair.
Shouting Dua in groups:
While carrying out Tawaf, some pilgrims shout dua in the group. They follow a leader who speaks out various duas loudly and the people recurrence after him in harmony. This loud prayer disturbs other pilgrims and generates a lot of confusion which is wrong.
Doing Tawaf on someone’s behalf:
Most people pledge this mistake. After performing their Tawaf they perform an extra tawaf for a friend, relative, or a deceased person. It is wrong as Tawaf individually cannot be done on someone’s behalf. Only Hajj and Umrah can be done on somebody’s behalf.
Doing multiple Umrahs:
Some people make the error of performing multiple Umrahs and go to Masjid Ta’neem or other Meeqat to assume Ihram again and again. It is not according to the practice of Prophet Muhammad SAW and one should avoid making this mistake to gain greater rewards.
To think that praying 40 prayers in Medina & Makah is compulsory:
Most people think that praying 40 prayers are compulsory in Masjid-e-Nabawi and Masjid-Al-Haram. It is virtuous to spend maximum time praying inside the Prophet’s Masjid in Medina but it is not correct to think that praying 40 prayers are necessary. Having such a view is one of the fallacies and common mistakes to avoid during Umrah.
Distance Kissing of Hajr-e-Aswad (The Black Stone):
Kissing the Hajr-e-Asawad is a beautiful Sunnah but most of the pilgrims are not able to reach the black stone because of too much crowd. That is why several people try to kiss it from the space. One must understand that distance kissing is not from Sunnah so try to maximum with care in the crowd to kiss according to Sunnah.
By avoiding the above-mentioned common mistakes in performing one’s Umrah with its true spirit. Pilgrims can go for this pious journey by availing of the best umrah packages 2022. Without a doubt opportunity to go for Umrah is one of the greatest blessings of Allah SWT which should avail on a prior basis.