5 Duas for Hajj and Umrah

Muslims gather around the Kaaba in Makkah for Hajj and Umrah

What’s one of the best ways to make sure we stay safe during Hajj and Umrah? On these journeys of a lifetime, let us seek guidance from Allah (SWT) with sincere Duas specific to travelling and these two pligrimages.

Each year, millions of Muslims from around the world travel to Makkah in Saudi Arabia to perform Hajj, the fifth pillar of Islam.

A pilgrimage that every adult Muslim, who is financially, physically and spiritually able, must make at leasts once in their lifetime, it takes place between the 8th and 12th or 13th of Dhul Hijjah, the twelve final month of the Islamic Calendar.

However, this period is not the only time Muslims travel to Makkah. Umrah, the voluntary pilgrimage, refers to the journey to Makkah taken at any time of the year outside of the Hajj period.

For both Umrah and Hajj, Allah (SWT) offers believers many rewards for completing them successfully. Prophet Muhammad (ﷺ) said:

“(The performance of) `Umrah is an expiation for the sins committed (between it and the previous one). And the reward of Hajj Mabrur (the one accepted by Allah) is nothing except Paradise.”

Sahih Al-Bukhari 

Hajj and Umrah are incredibly spiritual journeys that we make in our lifetimes. As many of us will be travelling long distances when we go on these journeys, it’s important make sincere dua to Allah (SWT) to keep us safe during this time.

Here are 5 essential duas you can say while on Hajj and Umrah.

Dua for travelling

Bismillah, tawakkaltu ‘alallah, wa la hawla wa la quwwata illa billah.
بِسْمِ اللَّهِ تَوَكَّلْتُ عَلَى اللَّهِ لاَ حَوْلَ وَلاَ قُوَّةَ إِلاَّ بِاللَّهِ
“I begin with the Name of Allah; I trust in Allah; there is no altering of conditions but by the Power of Allah.”

Hisn al-Muslim

Dua when boarding a vehicle

Bismillah, walhamdulillah. Subhanal-ladzi sakh-khara lana hadza wa ma kunna lahu muqrinin. Wa inna ila Rabbina lamun-qalibun.
بِسْـمِ اللهِ وَالْحَمْـدُ لله، سُبْحَانَ الذي سَخَّرَ لَنَا هذا، وَما كُنَّا له مُقْرِنِينَ، وإنَّا إلى رَبِّنَا لَمُنْقَلِبُونَ
“In the name of Allah and all praise is for Allah. How perfect He is, the One Who has placed this (transport) at our service and we ourselves would not have been capable of that, and to our Lord is our final destiny.”

Hisn al-Muslim

Dua upon arrival

A’udzu bikalimatillahit-tammati min sharri ma khalaq.
 أَعُوذُ بِكَلِمَاتِ اللَّهِ التَّامَّةِ مِنْ شَرِّ مَا خَلَقَ
“I seek refuge in Allah’s perfect words from every evil (that has been created).”

Sunan Ibn Majah

Talbiyah Dua (intention to start worship) for Hajj or Umrah

Labbayka Allāhumma labbayk. Labbayk lā shareeka laka labbayk. Inna al-ḥamda, wa n-‘imata, Laka wal mulk. Lā shareeka lak.
لَبَّيْكَ اللَّهُمَّ لَبَّيْكَ، لَبَّيْكَ لَا شَرِيكَ لَكَ لَبَّيْكَ، انَّالْحَمْدَ، وَالنِّعْمَةَ، لَكَ وَالْمُلْكَ، لا شَرِيكَ لَكَ
“Here I am, O Allah, here I am, here I am. You have no partner, here I am. Verily all praise and blessings are Yours, and all sovereignty. You have no partner.”

Bukhari and Muslim

Dua for return

Ayibun, ta’ibun, ‘abidun, sajidun, lirabbina hamidun.
آيبونَ تائبونَ عابدونَ لربِّنا حامِدون
“We return, repentant, worshipping, prostrating and praising our Lord.”

Sahih Muslim

Don’t forget to make lots of Dua’s during Hajj and Umrah, asking Allah (SWT) for forgiveness. Don’t forget to include your friends, relatives, neighbours as well as the wider Ummah in your Dua during these spiritual journeys.

During these first 10 days of Dhul Hijjah, make sure to make the most of it! Reap the rewards of this blessed time by doing as much good as you can. Give your Zakat if you haven’t already. Share blessings with your Sadaqah. And don’t forget to give your Qurban in time for Eid!

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