List of Umrah Duas to Read
Quite often we see people carrying booklets during tawaf and sa’ee, reciting duas during each specific round. However, it’s important to note that there isn’t a designated dua specific to each round. So what duas should you be reading during Umrah? Let’s find out:
What Duas Should I Be Reading During Umrah?
While there are specific duas and supplications that the Prophet ﷺ recited at various points during Umrah, no particular dua for individual rounds in tawaf has been narrated from the Prophet ﷺ that he said, enjoined or taught others. As a pilgrim, we are supposed to remember Allah and turn to Him in ways prescribed in the Sharia. You may read any dua prescribed in the Sharia or even recite the Holy Quran.
Having said that, we should try our best to perform the rituals of Umrah and Hajj as closely as we can to the way the Prophet ﷺ performed them. Yet, one can easily be overwhelmed by the countless duas and supplications prescribed in the sharia. To help you out, we’ve compiled a set of Umrah duas that you can grip on to when pursuing the divine journey. Of course, these are based on the Sunnah narrations, and teachings of the Prophet ﷺ.
Duas to Read While Traveling
In the Quran, the word “saiyr” is used to refer to a traveller. The literal meaning of saiyr is to travel or move; for example; the planets are called sayyarah.
As you place one foot on your vehicle and are about to mount on it, recite Bismillahir Rahmanir Rahim (I begin will the name of Allah, Who is Most Kind, Most Merciful). Upon settling down on the conveyance, recite Allahu Akbar (Allah is the Greatest) thrice. Then recite the following duas once:
Subhana lazi sakhauraulanaa haazaa wamaa kunnaa lahoo muqrineen wa innaa ilaa raubinaa lamunqauliboon. (Muslim, Tirmidhi)
Translation: Glory is to Allah who has provided this for us, and we could never have had it by our own efforts. Indeed, to our Lord we will return.
Allauhumma hauwwin alainaa safaraunaa haazaa watwi annaa bo’dah; Allauhumma antassauhibu wa khalifatu fil ahl. Allauhumma innee a’uzubika miuwa’saa issafari wakaabatil manzari wa so oil munqaulabi fil maali wal ahli wal walad. (Muslim)
Translation: O Allah! Make this journey easy for us and shorten its length too. O Allah! You are our companion on this journey and the Guardian of our house. O Allah, I seek your protection from the hardship of travel, from witnessing a terrible sight, and from finding our family and property in misfortune upon returning.
Duas for Ihram and Talbiyah
When you enter Masjid Al-haraam to perform Umrah or Hajj, place your right foot first and recite the following dua:
Bismillahi wal hamdulillahi wassaulatu a’laa rausulillah, Allauhummaghfirlee zunoobee waf tahlee abwaaba rauhmatik.
Translation: I begin in the name of Allah, all praise be to Him, and Blessings be upon the Prophet of Allah; O Allah, forgive my sins and open for me the gates of your mercy.
Once you’ve entered the state of Ihram, perform two rakats Sunnat-ul Ihram. Then, make the intention of performing Umrah in the following words:
Allauhumma innee uridul umrauh; fayassir haa li wa taqaubalahaa minnee.
Translation: O Allah! I intend to perform Umrah. Make it easy for me and accept it in your books.
Next, recite the Talbiyah:
Labbayka Allahumma Labbayk. Labbauka La Sharika Laka Labbayk. Innal Hamda Wan-ni’mata laka Wal-mulk. La Sharika Lak.
Translation: Here I am at your service, O Allah, Here I am at your service. Here I am at your service, You have no partner, here I am at your service. Truly all praise and blessings belong to You, and so does sovereignty. You have no partner.
Soon after reciting the verses of Talbiyah for the first time, it is advised by renowned Muslim scholars to send Salawat (recite Doorud Shareef or Doorud-e-Ibrahim) upon Prophet Muhammad (PBUH) and make supplication (dua) for yourself and others.
Duas to Read During Tawaf
If you’re aware of how to perform Umrah, you will know that Tawaf begins from Hajr-e-Aswad, the black stone. When you stand facing the black stone to make the intention of the tawaf, recite the following dua:
Bismillahi Allauhu akbar wa lillahil hamd.
Translation: I begin with the name of Allah, Allah is the Greatest, and all Praise be to Allah.
During tawaf, when the Prophet ﷺ came between the Yemeni corner of the Ka’abah and the black stone during tawaf, he used to recite the following dua:
Raubanaa aatinaa fiddunya hasanah wa fil akhirauti hasanah wa qinaa a’zab annaar.
Duas for Sa’ee
Sa’ee is a mandatory step in Umrah that involves walking back and forth between the two hills, namely Safa and Marwah, seven times. You may recite the following verse from the Holy Quran when you climb the Safa hill for the first time.
Innassaufaa wal marwata min sha’airillah, faman hajj al baeeta awi’tamarau falaa junaaha a’laihi aiyattawafa bihi maa, wa man tatawwa’a khauiran fa innAllauha shaakirun a’leem.
Translation: Indeed, Safa and Marwah are among the symbols of Allah. Hence, whosoever performs Hajj or Umrah at the holy Ka’abah can safely walk between them without fearing any sin. And Allah Knows and appreciates him who does any good with a willing heart.
The hills of Safa and Marwa are known as symbols of Allah SWT’s greatness. They are located a short distance from the Holy Kaaba in Masjid Al-Haram.
Dua to Read When Leaving the Masjid
When you need to leave the masjid either to perform Sa’ee or to depart, recite the following dua:
Bismillahi, wassaulatu wassalamu a’la rausulillah, Allauhumma Innee As aluka min fadhlik.
Translation: I begin with the name of Allah, Blessings and peace be upon the Prophet of Allah, I ask you out of your Abundance/favor.
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To sum it up, there are a plethora of duas and supplications you can recite during your Umrah or Hajj journey. We tried to cover the most significant ones in the guide that match most precisely match the practice and instructions of the Prophet ﷺ. For deeper insights into Umrah and Hajj procedures, take a look at some of our related posts. We hope you have a memorable sacred journey to the House of Allah!