Ihram Violations & Penalties

Bismi Llahir Rahmanir Rahim by Naielah Ackbarali It is a condition to enter into a state of iḥrām (pilgrim sanctity) in order for the other main umrah rites to count. In other words, it is obligatory to enter into a state of iḥrām and the umrah will be invalid without it. The details of the iḥrām were...Read More

Sa’y Violations & Penalties

Bismi Llahir Rahmanir Rahim by Naielah Ackbarali Performing the sa’y is a mandatory (wājib) rite of the umrah. If the sa’y is omitted, the umrah will be valid but one will owe a penalty of slaughtering a sheep. If it is omitted without an excuse, one is also sinful. The details of the sa’y were...Read More

The Nafl Tawaf

Bismi Llahir Rahmanir Rahim by Naielah Ackbarali Similar to how one can perform a voluntary (nafl) prayer, one can also perform a voluntary (nafl) ṭawāf while in Makkah. Scholars note that it is more praiseworthy for a non-resident of Makkah to perform the nafl ṭawāf than...Read More