Umrah is the minor pilgrimage in Islam. It is a spiritual journey which can be performed anytime at the holy city of Islam Mecca, Saudi Arabia. Many people come from different countries to perform Umrah. It is a chance to repent to Allah (ﷻ) and to seek forgiveness and strengthen the connection with Allah (ﷻ).

The journey involves specific rites and regulations. Therefore understanding these rituals along with necessary preparation is crucial for fulfilling an enriching experience.

Avoiding Common Mistakes for a Fulfilling Umrah Experience

While performing Umrah you should have the knowledge of every rites and rituals to follow. However, unintentional mistakes can sometime diminish the experience. To help ensure a smooth and fulfilling Umrah here are some common mistakes to avoid:

1. Lack of Preparation and Knowledge:

Understanding the rituals:

Before beginning  the pilgrimage (Umrah), it is essential to understand the Umrah rituals properly. Consult reliable resources such as trusted online resources from trusted Islamic institutions, or seek advice from certified experts.

Physical preparation:

Umrah frequently requires a lot of walking and standing. Make sure you’re physically prepared by completing mild exercises and bringing comfortable clothing and footwear.

Visa and travel arrangements:

Make sure you secure your visa and confirm your travel plans prior to the moment, especially during peak seasons.

Learning basic Arabic phrases:

While not necessary, understanding basic Arabic phrases will help you communicate with locals and other pilgrims.

2. Enter Ihram from the incorrect location:


Putting Ihram, which means the state of dedication must be done from designated locations known as Miqats. Make sure you understand the Miqat route and avoid stepping into Ihram before you reach it.

3. Performing prohibited activities during Ihram:

Certain clothing and actions are not permitted during Ihram. Men must wear Ihram, women must wear modest dresses with finest seams. However, it is obligated for women to cover their hair.

Nevertheless, both men and women are restricted to use fragrances or perfumed cosmetics. It is obligatory to refrain from engaging into marital relations, harming living things, and using abusive words.

Specially for females:

Females are not allowed to wear any jewellery item or makeup during Umrah.

Before moving on the journey, familiarise yourself with these restrictions.

4. Improper performance of Tawaaf:

Walking in the wrong direction: Tawaaf, involves walking in a specific counter-clockwise direction.

Touching or kissing the Kaaba: Touching or kissing the Kaaba itself is not a requirement, and excessive attempts can cause unnecessary crowding.

Focusing on worldly matters:

Tawaaf is a time for prayer and supplication. Avoid engaging in idle talk, laughter, or focusing on worldly distractions.

5. Rushing through rituals:

Prioritise quality above speed. Rushing through rituals may weaken the focus and passion required for such acts of worship.

6. Disrespectful attitude towards other pilgrims:

Patience and kindness are needed. Avoid jostling and poking. Maintain a sense of love and respect for others, particularly in areas of rush and crowd. Avoid pushing, hitting, or arguing, this might end up ruining your virtues and deeds.

7. Excessive purchases and distractions:

Focus on the spiritual significance. Although, purchasing gift items is allowed, prioritize fulfilling religiously significant Umrah rituals over excessive worldly desires and distractions.

8. Disregarding personal hygiene and cleanliness:

Maintain proper hygiene on your journey. Islam emphasizes on cleanliness and purity. Therefore, keep yourself clean and fresh to keep you faith pure and all cleansed.

9. Not seeking assistance from relaible tour company:

Don’t hesitate to ask questions and seek assistance from the best and reliable tour companies. They not only provide you with the affordable Umrah tour packages but they also help pilgrims navigate their experience and ensure they perform the rituals correctly.

Taqwa tours for UK services :

Taqwa tours UK are here to make your Umrah journey smooth and peaceful. We offer the best Umrah packages to pilgrims travelling from London. Our planned Umrah packages are customised to meet your budget. While providing packages at affordable prices, we offer you the best services ensuring that you don’t face any difficulty in your journey, making your trip as easy and fulfilling as possible

We offer you the best services which include:

  • Provide various hotels and accommodations to stay nights including 5 star hotels.
  • Transportation throughout the journey in Saudi Arabia.
  • Booking flight tickets of the best airlines.
  • 24 hours customer helpline in London and Saudi Arabia
  • Exclusive deals and discounts for individuals, families and groups of pilgrims.


In summary, by being aware of these common mistakes and taking the necessary steps to avoid them, you can focus on the true essence of Umrah. It is a spiritual journey of self-purification, devotion and connection with Allah. For the smooth and peaceful Umrah journey Taqwa tours in the UK is the best choice for you.

We not only provide you the customised packages in affordable prices but also consider every need of the customer. Do not hesitate to contact us if you need help in planning the right Umrah package for 2024.