The Essentials of Hajj and Umrah

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A Guide to the Journey of a Lifetime (2nd Edition)

The Essentials of Hajj and Umrah is the perfect companion for pilgrims who have made the pure intention to travel on the ‘Journey of a Lifetime’. Many wonderful and rare secrets are divulged, providing a valuable insight into the wisdom and true meaning of Hajj.

Aspiring pilgrims are taken on the greatest trip on Earth. A voyage of discovery beginning at their doorsteps and passing through Makkah, Mina, Arafah, and Muzdalifah; culminating in the pinnacle of all visits - entering into the sanctified city of light - al-Madinah al-Munawwarah.

This spectacular guide includes: the legal rulings pertaining to Hajj and Umrah; a breakdown of the days of Hajj; spiritual guidance that provides meaning for each ritual; du’as and invocations; places to visit; detailed maps of Hajj, the Prophet’s Masjid, the blessed Hujrah Sharif and Jannah al-Baqi; and a comprehensive list of principles that clarify the most excellent of etiquettes and mannerisms that are required when visiting the seal of all Messengers, the best of creation, the Holy Prophet Muhammad ﷺ.

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The Essentials of Hajj and Umrah


Book Reviews

"I personally recommend 'The Essentials of Hajj and Umrah' book to everyone."
"A beautiful read, very well presented with a particular attention given to the accuracy of the rulings. A perfect companion for those visiting the blessed Holy Lands and even for those who want to learn more about one of the great pillars of Islam. May Allah bless the Essential Islam Team for their efforts."
"I would highly recommend Essential Islam to the people of Bradford and beyond.

The work on Hajj is an excellent work and a great addition to the works of the Ahlus Sunnah, and more specifically in the field of worship.

I recommend everyone purchase this book, it is a wonderful and colourful work, and a very high quality publication. "
"JazakAllah for the books; I received them yesterday and found them to be impeccable. A great service to the Muslim community which reflects the skill and sincerity of the people behind it all."
"Masha'Allah a very beautifully written pocket sized manual on the rituals of Hajj. Easy for readers to carry and learn at the same time. The book has a modern design that is well laid out and has detailed diagrams, which makes this the best in the market for any beginner going on this great journey. Allah Almighty continue to bless Essential Islam with their work in serving the Deen."
I would like to say to Essential Islam this book is absolutely awesome. I would recommend this book to anyone going to umrah or hajj. If you know anyone going this book would make an excellent gift.

The section on visiting the messenger of Allah ﷺ was simply beautiful and breathtaking (no exaggeration). This one dua from the book blew me away and took me to tears: 'O Messenger ﷺ of Allah, you pardoned your enemies and I am not your enemy - I have come here with love, and I love you'.Allah bless those who helped in anyway to produce this book.

Ustadh Imran Haq
"Alḥamdulillāh I have received my copy of "The Essentials of Ḥajj & ʿUmrah" and have skimmed through it to find it a wonderful, reader friendly and comprehensive work, something that was lacking in English readership on the topic. Inshā`Allāh, I will be delivering a Fiqh of Ḥajj seminar soon and I hope that the book will be of benefit. May Allah reward those involved, Āmīn."
"Alhamdullillah I have read through the book 'The Essentials of Hajj & Umrah' I believe it's very different in its layout as it's wrote in such a way which makes it fun to study with lucid English and images applicable to all people, I advise all those brothers/sisters who are intending to travel to the sacred lands of Makkah Al Mukkarama and Madina Al Munawwarah to keep this pocket size book with them, so that, they don't go wrong anywhere."
"Don't think my 'Umrah would have been the same without the use of this book. Alhamdulilah. Allah bless the Essential Islam crew for their efforts."
"Mashallah this is a fantastic resource to have on hajj. I used this book through out my hajj last year. it is very easy to read, understand and follow I would definitely recommend this to all going on hajj this year. May Allah tala reward those who have put this book together."
Alhamdulilah I was fortunate to attend the Hajj course last year (a must attend for all) a day before leaving for Madinah Al-Munawwarah and it was extremely beneficial.

The Essential Hajj and Umrah book is absolutely necessary as it covers all the information you need to ensure that you fulfil all the rites of Hajj, especially the brief overview that is provided for the days of Hajj. Without a doubt, it was one of the books most dear to me during my Hajj last year.
"Alhumdulillah the Essential Islam Hajj guide it is very well written and designed book.

I have not seen a book in English by a Sunni scholar (or organisation) of this quality and I hope you carry on doing more books in English on important subjects such as fiqh, aqida and contemporary issues which will be of huge benefit to the English speaking Muslims."
"I would like to commend you on your efforts. The book is very professional and well laid out and is exactly what is required.

Jazakallah please keep up the good work."
"Alhumdulilah, this comprehensive yet compact sized book is overflowing with invaluable guidance and wisdom.

For someone who has not yet had the honour of visiting the blessed land, this handbook along with its stunning images gives a sense of visual presence of being in the sacred cities as you journey through the rituals of performing Hajj and Umrah.

This book is packed with spiritual guidance that is very easy to follow and understand. There are reference points for key terminology, du'as and invocations along with emphasised statements for further contemplation, Subhan Allah!

This truly is a perfect companion and a wonderful gift.

May Allah Subhana Wa'Tala grant Hajj Mabrur to those amongst us who have made the intention of travelling to the Holy Land. May Allah bless the Essential Islam team with the best of His rewards for all their efforts in bringing us this remarkable work."
"I just wish to say a big thank you and jazakAllah khairun for the swift postage of the hajj and umrah book.

Allhamdulillah I purchased the first edition some time ago and though sadly I haven't had the opportunity to use it for its means just yet, my cousin went on umrah and took it from me.

Allhamdulillah upon her return she thanked me for it and said its what she used all the way through, precise and concise masha'Allah.

I spent the day reading and admiring the second edition.

Masha'Allah it's remarkable! So small and compact yet so full of detail and much needed information including beautiful images! Not just with a physical command to it; but commentary on what the spiritual state should be like and prompts for renewing intentions at the various sanctified points!

And absolutely detailed and amazing diagrams of the blessed sanctuaries!

Allhamdulillah I've been blessed to have a few dreams of the actual resting place of RasoolAllah sallallahu alayhi wassalam and the diagrams have helped me understand the beatific images I hold dearly imprinted in my mind. SubhanAllah.

Amazing work! May Allah ta'ala reward each and all blessed enough to be a part of this great project abundantly in this life and the next Insha'Allah amen thumma amen."
"I have received my copies of The Essentials of Hajj and Umrah -2nd Edition. I have bought extra copies for family to give as Ramadhan/Eid gifts, in the hope that Allah Almighty will - through the blessings of this Guide and this beautiful month, call all my family to the Blessed Lands soon. Aameen.

Although I already have the First Edition, I can instantly see the improvements in the newer version, with much better clarity, wonderful illustrations and compact lay-out which is in Plain English for all to understand. Allahu Akbar! It is a marvellous piece of work and a MUST HAVE in every home inShaAllah"
"I was given this wonderful handbook by a dear brother today, JazakAllah Khair! A great ease shall come from this book for the English speaking youth who want to make the holiest of all journeys!

MashaaAllah, very pleased by the work of the Essential Islam Group, I am sure Allah Azwajal will also be very pleased!"
"My favourite chapter of the essentials of hajj book so far is visiting the final messenger salalahu alaihi wasalam.

A compact, Informative, user friendly and great value for money guide."
"I received my copy of the 2nd edition yesterday. I have to say that it is excellent. I love the diagrams, they are absolutely brilliant. This book is small, compact and concise. It is a must for anyone going on Hajj or Umrah. At a mere £6.50, it has to be bargain of the year! Well done Team Essential Islam!"
"Masha'Allah beautifully put together...I would definitely recommend it. Perfect size for travelling."
"Mashallah it is a clear and concise book. I am finding it very informative and learning alot from it. May allah subhanawatallah reward you and the whole of the essential islam team of your hard work and effort in completing this book."
"Alḥamdulillāh received my copy today. Mā shā Allāh it's a detailed yet simple pocket sized handbook to aid as your companion on the blessed journeys. May Allāh ﷻ reward Essential Islam for producing this and may we all get called to the blessed lands soon, āmīn thumma āmīn."
"I bought 2 of these books to learn how to perform Umra and Hajj, I wasnt sure at first how would it be, but since reading, i would highly recommend this book to all, I love reading books and trust me I wont give a bad recommendation. Its been explained in very good way, and it contains many duas you can read, and also how to visit the blessed Shrine of Prophet Peace be upon him.

I read quite a few books on umra but wanted to own a book, and this books is completely different than others, the way its written and explained is the best of all. Also on the side it has the word meanings, so that you know what is what. Its a small book which you love to have and the print quality is great. You just love to hold this book in your hand as normally the books be larger than this one."
"As soon as I opened the book I saw that it contains beautiful photograph's and helpful diagrams to look at, along with some useful prayers to read whilst performing hajj or umrah.

Some words are written in bold, and their meaning is clarified on the side of the page making it easy to understand.

The book itself can fit snuggly into the pocket, which means it is perfect to carry around.

An extremely wonderful book which will be an excellent guide for new and returning pilgrims. May Allah reward you for your efforts. Ameen"


  • Full colour paperback
  • 144 Pages
  • A6 in size
  • 2nd Edition
  • Includes duas, maps, and diagrams
  • Critically acclaimed
  • Professional Dispersion Varnish Print
  • Printed on 150gsm paper
  • Print Finishing: Matt Coating
  • Covers printed on 300gsm paper, with a gloss lamination finish

The Essentials of Hajj and Umrah

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