What are the main differences between a man and woman’s umrah?

Question: What are the main differences between a man and woman’s umrah?

Answer:

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Assalamu alaykum wa rahmatuLlahi wa barakatuhu

A woman is like a man in all the acts of umrah, except:

  • She wears sewn clothing (e.g. abayas, socks, underwear, hijab, etc)
  • She doesn’t expose her head (because she wears hijab)
  • She doesn’t raise her voice when pronouncing the talbiya
  • She doesn’t try to kiss the Black Stone or Yemeni Corner if men are surrounding it
  • She doesn’t swing her shoulders during the tawaf (raml) or expose her right shoulder (idtiba’)
  • She doesn’t run between the green lines but walks normally for the entire sa’y
  • She doesn’t shave her hair but cuts it
  • She doesn’t perform the umrah tawaf if she is in a state of menstruation/post-natal bleeding until her menstruation/lochia finishes and she takes a ghusl

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Jazak Allah khayran

Naielah Ackbarali


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