Description of ‘Umrah
1- When the pilgrim intending ‘Umrah arrives at the Meeqaat, he takes the ritual bath, applies scent and then puts on the Ihram garment. Then he makes the intention for ‘Umrah by saying; “Labbayka ‘Umrah”.
2- He proceeds, saying the Talbiyah;“Labbayka Allahumma labbayka. Labbayka la shareeka Laka labbayka. Innal hamda wan ni’mata Laka wal Mulk, la shareeka Lak.”
[ Source: Bukhari.] He continues to say the Talbiyah until he sees the House (the Ka’bah) and reaches the Black Stone.
3- He enters the Haram Mosque, starting with his right foot and saying the supplication for entering the Mosque.
4- He terminates his talbiyah and starts circumambulating the House, beginning from the Black Stone by touching and kissing it - if possible - otherwise he just points to it.
5- He puts the House to his left and circumambulates seven times completely, starting from the Black Stone and ending with it.
6- It is sunnah to perform Ramal in the first three rounds, which is to walk quickly with short steps without bouncing. It is also sunnah to perform Idtiba’ while he is making Tawaaf and that is by exposing his right arm, putting his garment underneath it and placing the tail of the garment on his left shoulder.
7- He supplicates during the circumambulation as he desires. When he is aligned with the Yemeni corner, he touches it and says “Allahu akbar”, and if he is not able to touch it, he does not point at it or say “Allahu Akbar”. When between the Yemeni corner and the Black Stone, he says:“Rabbanaa aatina fid dunya hasanatan wa fil aakhirati hasanatan wa qina athaban naar.”
[ Source : Abu Dawud.]Meaning: Our Lord! Give us in this world that which is good and in the Hereafter that which is good, and save us from the torment of the fire.