Umrah

The Umrah is a pilgrimage to Mecca, Saudi Arabia, performed by Muslims that can be undertaken at any time of the year, The pilgrim performs a series of ritual acts symbolic of the lives of Ibrahim and his wife Hajar, and of solidarity with Muslims worldwide. These acts of faith are:Perform a tawaf , which consists of circling the Kaaba seven times in an anticlockwise direction. Perform a sa’ee, which means rapidly walking seven times back and forth between the hills of Safa and Marwah, Perform a taqsir, meaning a cutting of the hair. A taqsir is a partial shortening of the hair, whereas a taqsir is a complete shave of the head, except for women, as they cut a little amount of hair instead.