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  • Niyyah

    Niyyah (Arabic: نیّة) is translated as “intention” and is an essential prerequisite for the performance of any type of Ibadah.

    Requirement of Niyyah

    The rationale for the requirement of Niyyah is that it distinguishes acts of worship from ordinary actions that are performed in daily life. It also distinguishes between the type of worship and the level of worship i.e. whether the act of worship is obligatory or supererogatory.

    How to Make Niyyah

    Niyyah does not need to be uttered by the tongue, rather it should be made from the heart. If a verbal intention is made by an individual that is contrary to that which is in the person’s heart, the latter takes precedence over the former.

    Some scholars have mentioned that it is Mustahabb to also verbally utter one’s intentions, so as to fortify the intention itself.

    If an intention is made audibly, it may be made in Arabic or in a person’s native language.

    Niyyah for Hajj and Umrah

    The Niyyah for Hajj and Umrah should be made at the Miqat or close to the Miqat as it approaches after the Ihram attire has been worn. The following are some examples of intentions that can be made in Arabic, if an audible intention is being uttered:

    Niyyah for Umrah

    This Niyyah is to be made if you’re performing Umrah during any time of the year, or Umrah as part of Hajj al-Tamattu. Another Niyyah for Hajj al-Tamattu is made later.

    لَبَّيْكَ اللَّهُمَّ عُمْرَةً
    Labbayk Allahumma Umrah.

    O Allah, here I am to perform Umrah.

    اللَّهُمَّ إِنِّيْ أُرِيْدُ الْعُمْرَةَ
    Allahumma Innee Ureedul Umrah.

    O Allah, I intend to perform Umrah.

    اللَّهُمَّ إِنِّيْ أُرِيْدُ الْعُمْرَةَ فَيَسِّرْهَا لِيْ وَتَقَبَّلْهَا مِنِّيْ
    Allahumma Innee Ureedul Umrata fa-Yassirhaa lee wa Taqabbal-haa Minnee.

    O Allah, I intend to perform Umrah, so accept it from me and make it easy for me.

    Niyyah for Hajj

    This Niyyah is to be made if you’re performing Hajj al-Tamattu (after Umrah has been completed) or Hajj al-Ifrad (only Hajj).

    لَبَّيْكَ اللَّهُمَّ حَجًّا
    Labbayk Allahumma Hajj.

    O Allah, here I am to perform Hajj.

    اللَّهُمَّ إِنِّيْ أُرِيْدُ الْحَجَّ
    Allahumma Innee Ureedul Hajj.

    O Allah, I intend to perform Hajj.

    اللَّهُمَّ إِنِّيْ أُرِيْدُ الْحَجَّ فَيَسِّرْهُ لِيْ وَتَقَبَّلْهُ مِنِّيْ
    Allahumma Innee Ureedul Hajja fa Yassir-hu lee wa Taqabbal-hu Minnee.

    O Allah, I intend to perform Hajj, so make it easy for me and accept it from me.

    Niyyah for Umrah and Hajj

    This Niyyah is to be made if you’re performing Hajj al-Qiran (Umrah and Hajj together).

    لَبَّيْكَ اللَّهُمَّ عُمْرَةً وَ حَجًّا
    Labbayk Allahumma Umratan wa Hajj.

    O Allah, here I am to perform Umrah and Hajj.

    اللَّهُمَّ إِنِّيْ أُرِيْدُ الْعُمْرَةَ وَ الْحَجَّ
    Allahumma Innee Ureedul Umrataw-wa Hajj.

    O Allah, I intend to perform Umrah and Hajj.

    اللَّهُمَّ إِنِّيْ أُرِيْدُ الْعُمْرَةَ وَ الْحَجَّ فَيَسِّرْهُمَا لِيْ وَتَقَبَّلْهُمَا مِنِّيْ
    Allahumma Innee Ureedul Hajja fa Yassir-hu lee wa Taqabbal-hu Minnee.

    O Allah, I intend to perform Umrah and Hajj, so make them easy for me and accept them from me.

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