Understanding the intricacies of Hajj and Umrah is paramount for every Muslim planning to embark on these sacred journeys. The spiritual significance intertwined with the physical rituals demands meticulous preparation and deep comprehension.

Hajj is a journey of love; the fifth pillar of Islam and an obligation upon every sane adult Muslim with the physical, mental and financial ability to perform it. For most, performing Hajj is a once in a lifetime opportunity, making it a very unique journey to connect with Allah Most High and return as sinless as the day they were born.

Umrah, though not obligatory like Hajj, also holds great spiritual significance. It is a cherished act of devotion often undertaken to seek forgiveness, blessings, and spiritual renewal.

This course focuses on the spiritual and physical preparations of Umrah and Hajj, the logistics and detailed step-by-step procedure to complete the pilgrimages. It will provide students with a clear understanding of the rules and practical ins and outs so they can maximise their experience in the sacred lands.

Indeed, ˹the hills of˺ Safa and Marwa are among the symbols of Allah. So whoever makes the major or minor pilgrimage to the ˹Sacred˺ House, let them walk between ˹the two hills˺.

(Qur'an 2:158)

Course Curriculum

    1. Physical & Spiritual Preparation

    2. 3 Types of Hajj

    3. Miqat Boundary

    4. Preparing for & Donning Ihram

    5. How to Perform Umrah

    6. FIQ115 - Quiz 1

    1. Overview of Hajj

    2. 8th Dhul Hijja

    3. 9th Dhul Hijja

    4. 10th Dhul Hijja

    5. 11th-13th Dhul Hijja

    6. Rites and Rulings of Hajj Tamattu'

    7. Women's Issues

    8. Mistakes & Their Compensations

    9. Q&A

    10. FIQ115 - Quiz 2

    1. Hajj & Umrah: A Practical & Visual Guide Handout

    2. Hajj: A Journey of Love

    3. How to Pray on a Plane

    4. Ihram Demonstration

    5. How to Perform Salatul Janazah [Funeral Prayer]

    1. FIQ200 - Final Assessment

    2. Feedback Form

About this course

  • 2.5 hours of video content
  • Rayyan Courses Subscription
  • NEW Elective Course
  • Detailed Handouts

By equipping oneself with the knowledge provided in this course, participants will not only be able to correctly fulfill their religious obligations but also enrich their spiritual experience, fostering a deeper connection with Allah Most High.

“Alhamdulilah this course offers many practical tips and tricks to help me prepare - I especially benefited from the handouts that I can use as checklists for Hajj and Umrah.”

Umm Abdur-Rahman

Complete the Hajj and Umrah for Allah. But if prevented ˹from proceeding˺, then ˹offer˺ whatever sacrificial animals you can afford.

(Qur'an 2:196)

What will you learn in this course?

This course aims to provide the student with the following:

  • Visual Guides of: All of the locations in Hajj & Umrah, Ihram, Janazah Prayer and more!

  • How to prepare for, put on and remain in the state of ihram

  • Detailed method of both Hajj & Umrah

  • The technical and practical knowledge to deal with the various situations one may encounter during Hajj & Umrah.

  • Learn how to avoid common pitfalls and how to compensate any potential mistakes

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Dr. Mufti Abdur-Rahman Mangera

Dean, Course Instructor

Dr. Mufti Abdur-Rahman ibn Yusuf Mangera is a British Muslim scholar educated in both the Islamic and Western traditions. He memorised the Qur’an by heart and graduated from the Darul Uloom seminary Bury, UK, and later earned a specialised licence to issue fatwa (legal responses) at Mazahir ‘Ulum Saharanpur, India. He earned his BA from the University of Johannesburg and completed his MA and PhD in Islamic Studies from the School of Oriental and African Studies in London. He holds an honorary fellowship at The Royal Aal al-Bayt Institute for Islamic Thought, Amman, Jordan. Shaykh Abdur-Rahman has the unique experience of serving as an imam in Muslim communities on both sides of the Atlantic, eight years in Southern California and over five in the great city of London—and his continued work as an international speaker and lecturer enables him to address and offer pertinent advice on current challenges that face Muslims in the West. He is the founder of Whitethread Institute, a post-graduate insititute for Islamic scholars. He is an avid traveller and continues to teach hadith and work on scholarly publications through White Thread Press. Many of his lectures are available on Zamzam Academy and his courses through Rayyan Courses.

Hajj is a very unique & complicated journey.

This course will guide you through the entire process both logistically and spiritually.