Congratulations! Start preparing your list of Umrah Dua. For you have been chosen by Allah to go on a sacred journey that will leave you sins-free, like a newborn baby. You should prepare yourself well for this trip physically, mentally, and spiritually. Prepare yourself physically by going to the masjid for prayers, doing some exercises, eating healthier. While you can start reading about Umrah, its rituals and, its graciousness to prepare yourself mentally. For the spiritual part, you can start doing Nawafel, Sunnah, Sadaka, and Dhikr to cleanse your soul and get ready for the divine wave of spirituality that is about to hit you.
Check out Umrah do’s and dont’s for some Umrah pointers.
Let’s begin our list with Dua for Traveling, you can recite it once you settle on your ride.
We should abide by Prophet Muhammad’s ﷺ Sunnah and perform the Umrah rituals according to his teachings. As for Umrah Dua, there aren’t any restrictions or limitations to specific ones but the ones we are about to mention are recited by Prophet Muhammad ﷺ on these occasions.
Niyyah (Intention) is a crucial part of any deed in Islam. So before performing your Umrah you should make Niyyah or Intention. Ideally, you should postpone making Niyyah as far as you can. It is done in Al Miqqat and it should be recited verbally as well as internally.
After making your Niyyah you will have to say Talbiyah to validate your intention and enter into the state of Ihram.
As you move to Makkah keep reciting Al Talbiyah, send Prophet Muhammad ﷺ prayers and say, Dua.
Upon entering Al Haram, it is recommended to recite this Dua, Whisper:
When you reach Al Haram, it is preferred to enter through Al Salam Gate, with your right foot and Say:
When you see Al Kaaba for the first time, make Dua and make sure that your heart and mind and all your senses are present as this is one of the situations where Dua is answered. Make the most out of this moment.
Raise your hands and Repeat 3 times:
Make Niyyah for Tawaf then recite this Dua for Allah to accept your Tawaf and help you with it.
Ali Ibn Abi Talib used to say this Dua when he reaches the Black Stone in each circuit.
You can also keep saying La Elah Ela Allah and send prayers to Prophet Muhammad ﷺ and say whichever Umrah Dua or Dhikr you want during your Tawaf.
Make the best out of these special moments. Take advantage of each second and fill it with Umrah Dua from the heart. Keep on pleading to Allah’s forgiveness and help and blessing. Tell Him everything you feel and don’t hold back. He is listening and He is there.
Recite this Dua between Rukn Al Yamani and the Hajar Al Aswad, It is Sunnah.
Upon finishing your Tawaf and on your way to pray at Maqam Ibrahim you should recite this in a hearable voice make sure to do plenty of Umrah Dua after praying.
After drinking Zamzam water you may say this Dua
You may also recite whichever Umrah Dua you wish as this is one of the spots where Dua is answered.
As you approach Safa and Marwa you can say this Dua
These Dua should only be recited once before Sa’i and not at the start of each lap.
At Al Safa Hill recite this Dua 3 times.
At Al Marwa Hill recite the same Dua 3 times
As you leave Al Haram, it is Sunnah to step out with your left foot and say this Dua.
Remember to send prayers to Prophet Muhammad ﷺ whenever you are making Umrah Dua as Umar ibn Al Khattab said:
Dua is suspended between heaven and earth and none of it is taken up until you send blessings upon your Prophet ﷺ. [Narrated in Sunan al-Tirmidhi]
Check out the complete Umrah Guide for all the rituals step by step.