A concise note on performing ‘Umrah based on authentic rulings of Islam can be downloaded from here.
Direct link – http://bit.ly/MOUNEN2
Being able to go for Hajj or ‘Umrah is a priceless blessing from Allah that not everyone is granted. To show gratitude for that blessing, we need to spent our time, money and energy in a way that is most pleasing to Him, while we are there at Makkah, visiting His House. And to be able to do that we should equip ourselves with the knowledge of the Deen in regards to the Hajj and ‘Umrah rights as well some practical guideline on how to spend our days there.
The first and foremost would be to realize that we should not under any circumstances treat the days spent there as holidays. If we see that our desires and activities are becoming similar to that of any other vacation spots, then we need to stop and redirect ourselves to contemplate why are there. We are there responding to our father, Ibrahim Alaihi wa Sallam‘s invitation thousands of years back. Allah says in the Qur’an –
And [mention, O Muhammad], when We designated for Abraham the site of the House, [saying], “Do not associate anything with Me and purify My House for those who perform Tawaf and those who stand [in prayer] and those who bow and prostrate. And proclaim to the people the Hajj [pilgrimage]; they will come to you on foot and on every lean camel; they will come from every distant pass – That they may witness benefits for themselves and mention the name of Allah on known days over what He has provided for them of [sacrificial] animals. So eat of them and feed the miserable and poor. Weblink: quran.com/22/26-28
Learn the story of Ibraaheem (إِبْرَاهِيم) and his son Ismaa’eel (إِسْمَاعِيل) from the Hadiths –https://sunnah.com/bukhari/60/43
Download notes on ‘Umrah from here.