Hajj & Umrah

The rituals and duas for Hajj and Umrah are exemplified by Prophet Muhammad (ﷺ) in his lifetime. The Hajj is incomplete without the fardh arkan-e-Hajj (elements), but duas are voluntary. It is better to recite them, but the Hajj will not be nullified if they are not recited. Hajj or Umrah is anticipated by all Muslims. Hajj is the pilgrimage performed once a year in the 12th and final month of the Islamic lunar calendar, Dhul-Hijjah, between the eighth and 13th days of the month, and is obligatory upon every able-bodied and financially capable Muslim. While similarly significant yet not obligatory, Umrah can be performed at any time of the year and is considered a little lesser pilgrimage than Hajj. 

This section contains the most authentic duas compiled from various authentic sources of Hadiths in the book Hisnul Muslim with Arabic and its translation in your preferred language. There are eight duas in total, each supplicated on particular occasions by the Prophet (ﷺ) and sourced through reliable compilations of hadith such as Sahih Bukhari, Sahih Muslim, etc. 'Abdullah b. 'Umar (رَضِيَ ٱللَّٰهُ عَنْهُ) reported the Talbiya of the Messenger of Allah (ﷺ), recorded in Sahih Muslim 1184a.

Benefits And Virtues of Reciting Hajj & Umrah Duas in Light of Quran and Sunnah

Hajj and Umrah and all duas recited while performing these two Islamic ibadahs are beneficial for a Muslim’s faith. It was narrated from Abu Hurairah (رَضِيَ ٱللَّٰهُ عَنْهُ) that the Prophet (ﷺ) said: “From one ‘Umrah to another is an expiation for the sins that came in between them, and Hajj Mabrur (an accepted Hajj) brings no less a reward than Paradise.” (Sunan Ibn Majah 2888). Each dua is a meticulous reminder and reassurance to the believer.

Reciting the Talbiya, “Labbayk Allaahumma Labbayk (Here I am at your service, O Allaah, here I am)” at the Meeqaat (station from where one enters into the state of Ihraam), reminds a Muslim of his first conversation with His Lord. This duas is: “And [mention] when your Lord took from the children of Adam - from their loins - their descendants and made them testify of themselves, [saying to them], "Am I, not your Lord?" They said, "Yes, we have testified." [This] - lest you should say on the Day of Resurrection, "Indeed, we were of this unaware." (A’raf 7:172)

This dua is a beneficial reminder of the complete acceptance of Allah’s commands and prohibitions, strengthening the Iman (faith) of a Muslim. Abdullah ibn as-Sa'ib (رَضِيَ ٱللَّٰهُ عَنْهُ) heard the Messenger of Allah (ﷺ) say the dua (Rabbanaa 'aatinaa…) between the two corners, the Yemeni corner and the black stone (Sunan Abi Dawud 1892). This dua is the most frequently recited Dua of Allah’s Messenger according to Anas (رَضِيَ ٱللَّٰهُ عَنْهُ) (Sahih Muslim 2690a). It is the most complete dua taught to us personally by Allah (سُبْحَانَهُ وَتَعَالَى) through his words in Al-Quran, Surah Baqarah 2:201. Jalāl al-Dīn al-Maḥallī says in his Tafseer that it is “intended to encourage [people] to petition for good in both abodes, for which one is promised a reward.”

Tips To Recite Hajj & Umrah Duas during the Sacred Pilgrimage

If you’re performing Hajj or Umrah, these Duas and dhikr are integral parts of the rites of Umrah and Hajj and can not be dismissed. However, even if you’re not performing the pilgrimages, you can still recite these duas while seeking an opportunity from Allah (سُبْحَانَهُ وَتَعَالَى) to call you to His blessed cities.

The month of Dhul Hijjah in the Islamic lunar calendar is an annual reminder of the sacrifice of Prophet Ibrahim (عَلَيْهِ ٱلسَّلَامُ) and his son Prophet Ismail (عَلَيْهِ ٱلسَّلَامُ). Those who are not capable of performing Hajj are recommended to do dhikr and remind themselves of their promise to Allah and His mercy. These duas can be recited during the month to increase rewards, and a Muslim can benefit by strengthening his connection and faith in Allah (سُبْحَانَهُ وَتَعَالَى).

Supplication is an integral part of worship as Allah (سُبْحَانَهُ وَتَعَالَى) says in the Quran, "Call to Me that I may answer your call” (40:60). Even if you don't have the opportunity to perform the pilgrimage yet, you can recite the duas in preparation and ask Allah (سُبْحَانَهُ وَتَعَالَى) to call you to the holy cities, Makkah and Medina. Prophet Muhammad’s (ﷺ) dua and dhikr that he said during the Hajj or Umrah can be recited throughout the day while doing daily chores and work. As an eager remembrance of the highly esteemed acts of worship like Hajj and Umrah, a Muslim can prepare him or herself for the pilgrimage this way.

Read Hajj & Umrah Duas with Muslim and Quran

All the necessary features to read and understand Duas are available on the Muslim and Quran app and website. You can copy your relevant dua with one click on the bottom right Copy icon. Use the bookmark icon to save the dua within the app bookmark collections for quick access. You can even highlight or add notes when learning the dua or understanding its meaning with the Add Note feature.

With Muslim and Quran, you can set the interface and visuals of the dua according to your preferences and ease with Settings which can be accessed through its icon on the top right corner. Customize dua settings by clicking the settings icon and choosing to keep the following on display or off:

  • Arabic Text
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  • Transliteration Text

For your accessibility, you can also adjust the size of the fonts of the dua so you can expand or shrink it according to your needs. Muslim and Quran allows smooth customization of the texts for your ease of reading, whether you’re traveling or at home.

Each dua in this section is sourced and provided with its authentic reference so you can be assured of following the correct supplications, attested by the esteemed scholars of Islam. Download the Muslim and Quran mobile application to carry with you the most reliable source of Islamic knowledge. Read these duas on your smartphone as you travel, whether to Mecca for pilgrimage or elsewhere around the world.