Women who are menstruating are not prohibited from doing Umrah. According to the Hadiths, while Aisha (RA) was menstrual, the Prophet (PBUH) told her to take a bath and don Ihram. In order to fully understand the significance of the Umrah, we must first understand its four main sections. Umrah Performing Umrah is straightforward: a pilgrim must don the Ihram garments, enter the Haram (called Meeqat), state their purpose, conduct Tawaf (seven circuits of the Ka’abah), and Sa’i (seven circuits of the Saffa and Marwah) seven times.
After completing the journey, one must cut or shave their hair and remove the Ihram garments. Before donning the Ihram garments, it is also suggested to take a bath, trim fingernails, and apply perfume, and to pray two rounds of the Salah. It is important to note that many British Muslims choose to buy Umrah packages from UK-based travel agents, which makes the Umrah ceremonies much more accessible and less of a headache for them.
Umrah has four essential acts
Before the meeqat, you should put on Ihram, pray two rakats of salah, and declare your niyyah as the meeqat draws near (or, better yet, before the meeqat, to be on the safe side).
After that, pray two rakats of Salah at Maqam Ibrahim and complete the “Tawaf al-Umrah” of the Ka’abah.
Finally, Saffa and Marwah Sa’i should be carried out.
Leaving the Ihram state is accomplished by either cutting (Qasr) or shaving (Halq) the hair.
Make the purpose, recite the Tawheed declaration, then bind your hands in prayer to enter a holy condition. You can not cut your hair or nails, use perfume, or have sexual relations once you are in this condition. If you are doing your Umrah at home, you may don Ihram after performing Wudu or a shower. However, if you are traveling through other cities, you may put on Ihram at the Meeqat. After a long journey, visitors to Makkah should check into their accommodation, relax, and shower without soap. The next step is to make their way to the Haram, enter with the right foot, and wait to stare at the Ka’abah until they are ready to say their Duas.
Seeing the Ka’abah and offering sincere prayers is the first step in undertaking Umrah. Maintaining a list of duas might be helpful. The next step is to go over to the Blackstone (Hajr Al Aswad), where you will set your desire for tawaf and be ready to do the circumambulation a total of seven times. There is a particular Dua that should be recited when one rounds the Yamani bend. Muslims are encouraged to remember Allah and offer sincere prayers for the benefit of themselves and others when they complete seven circuits around the Ka’abah. At the corner just before the Blackstone, there is a Sunnah Dua named Rukn-e-Yamani that is highly recommended.
After finishing Tawaf, you must pray two Rakats, preferably at Makam-e-Ibrahim, although you are free to pray anywhere you choose in Masjid Al-Haram due to the increasing crowds. While traveling toward Saffa and Marwah, the pilgrim should halt at any point of Zamzam and drink heavily during the Umrah. Umrah can be booked from any travel agency. Duas are also made at this time, and the Shifa-infused Zamzam water is said to have healing properties. The Sa’i, which entails seven laps between Saffa and Marwah, is then completed by the pilgrim. The pilgrim must shave or trim their hair before continuing on to their lodging after Sa’i. By doing this, they would have finished their Umrah.