Domestic Umrah

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Enriching the experience

After performing Umrah, you can enrich your experience by carrying out charitable deeds at the Grand Mosque, or by exploring the religious landmarks and historical exhibitions in Makkah.


  • Saudi Citizens & Expats

    Target audience

    Performing Umrah is favoured form of Sunnah, thus after the performance of the ritual or during its performance, there are a number of engagements that you can carry out inside the Grand Mosque as a way to enrich your religious experience.

    1.  Performing the sunnah of circumambulation (Tawaf) around the Ka’aba, after performing Umrah. 
    2. Kissing the black stone, as it is considered to be one of the stones of Heaven, having been mentioned that the Prophet Muhammed (PBUH) was committed to kissing the stone during circumambulation (Tawaf). 
    3. Praying the two rak’ahs of circumambulation (Tawaf) in front of the shrine of Ibrahim, following the example of the noble verse, "And take the shrine of Ibrahim as a place of prayer".
    4. Praying in the Stone of Ismail, as it is considered to be as though you are praying inside the Ka’ab, as stated in the hadith of the Prophey Muhammed (PBUH),"Pray in the stone if you wish to enter the holy house, for it is a piece of the house"
    5. Appealing in front of the Multazam of the Ka’aba, which is the part of the Ka’aba between the door of the Ka’aba and the Black Stone, which is the part of the Ka’aba between the door of the Ka’aba and the Black Stone, per the saying any Duaa you make will be answered by Allah.
    6. Praying anywhere within the area of the Haram in Makkah is equal to a thousand rak’ahs. 
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    Citizens

    Target audience

    During the blessed month of Ramadan, there are a number of services provided, such as fasting and i’tikaaf (a period of retreat in a mosque for 10 days), in case you wish to increase your rewards while performing umrah. 

    1. By using the service for Ramadan travel permits, you can request to set up a layout for breaking the fast, on site within the Haram, to serve other pilgrims that are fasting during the month of Ramadan. 
    2. If you wish to carry out i’tikaaf during the last ten days of Ramadan, the General Presidency for the Affairs of the Grand Mosque and the Prophet’s Mosque, allows you to request this service from the 25th of Shaaban until the 10th of Ramadan. Permits and lockers are provided from the 16th of Ramadan till the 19th of Ramadan in the cabinet of affairs of the retreat (i’tikaaf) in the courtyard of the Grand Mosque in front of Gate 119.

  • Saudi Citizens & Expats

    Target audience

    Makkah is home to many historical monuments and archaeological museums that you can visit during your stay in the Haram area.

    Areas and Sites to Enrich Your Experience :

    1. Cave of Hira (Ghar Hira) is a cave in which the Prophet Muhammed (PBUH) received his revelation from Allah (SWT) through angel Jebreel. 
    2. Mountain of Light (Jabal Al Nour) is the mountain where the Cave of Hira is found.
    3. Cave of Thawr (Ghar Thawr) is the cave in which the Prophet Muhammed (PBUH) took refuge with Abu Bakr Al Siddiq, where they hid from the Quraish on their way to Madinah. 
    4. Mount Arafat (Jabal Arafat) is the place where Adam and Eve reunited on Earth after falling from Heaven and where they confessed their sins and were forgiven. It is now a place where people confess their sins when performing Hajj. 
    5. Bay’ah Mosque (Masjid Al Bay’ah) was built to commemorate the place where the Ansar pledged allegiance to the Prophet Muhammed (PBUH). 
    6. Ayn Zubaydah was the initial source for providing water to pilgrims in the areas of the holy sites. 
    7. Book your visit to the King Abdulaziz Complex for the Holy Kaaba Kiswah by clicking here.
    8. The Two Holy Mosques Architecture Exhibition showcases the history of the two holy mosques throughout different eras. Book your visit by clicking here
    9. Ma’aradh Al Suhaba’a provides snippets from the lives of the companions of the Prophet Muhammed (PBUH). 
    10. Clock Tower Museum offers an exceptional view of the Holy Haram from the highest point in Makkah.