Posted by: alqamardesigns | April 8, 2009

Recommended Resources for Umrah, Hajj, Zirayah and Visiting the Prophets Mosque


The below books are a MUST-READ for all those planning to go for Umrah or Hajj, and a MUST for every home library.  Some of these books can be viewed online, links provided below:


Hajj Books

  • Verifying & Explaining many matters of Hajj, Umrah & Ziyarah In the light of the Quran & Sunnah – Abdul Aziz bin Abdulla bin Baz (Darussalam)
  • How the Prophet (s) Performed Hajj – Abdul Aziz bin Abdulla bin Baz (Maktaba Darussalam, Publishers & Distributors Riyadh (K.S.A))
  • A guide to Hajj, Umra, & Visiting The Prophets MosqueMuhammad As-Salih Al-Uthaimeen (The ministry of Islamic affairs, endowments, daw’aj and guidance. Ridaydh)
  • Rites of Hajj & UmrahMuhammad Naasir-ud-Deen Albaani (International Islamic Publishing House)
  • Hajj & Umrah made easy – Dr Taqi Hashmi and Adnan Malik (Al-Hidaayah Publishing & Distribution)
  • Getting the best out of Hajj (Pilgrimage) – Ismail Davids (Darussalam)
  • Fiqh-us-SunnahSayid Sabiq (American Trust Publications,U.S.)


Umrah Books

  • The ultimate guide to Umrah (with special chapters on Umrah in Ramadan & Visiting Madinah) – Ismail Davids (Darussalam)
  • A Manual on the rites of Umrah, in light of the noble Quran and the authentic Sunnah – Sa’eed bin ‘Alee al-Qahtaanee (Harraf & Harraf, Ilford, Essex)

History Books

  • History of MakkahPrepared by a group of scholars under the supervision of Safiur-Rahman Mubarakpuri (Darussalam)
  • History of Madinah Munawwarah – Prepared by a group of scholars under the supervision of Safiur-Rahman Mubarakpuri (Darussalam)

The publisher name for each book is written within brackets and can be purchased through your local Islamic Book store, or through the many Online Islamic Book stores available (please see below):

Online Islamic Book Stores




  • Getting the best out of Hajj, 1 Day SeminarIsmail Davids (You can also purchase this video from Islam 1 Productions)
  • The Hajj, An Information Film of Hajj Rituals – Al Hidaayah Publishing & Distribution (Birmingham, B10 0UH, UK)
  • For the one setting out on a Journey – Al Madinah Al Munawwarah Research & Studies Center (

Online Videos/DVDs




  • How to make Hajj HudaTV
  • Inspiration, Special Hajj Episode (Part 1 / Part 2)Moutasem Al-Hameedi
  • Classic Hajj Documentory – A journey of a life time, pilgrimage to Mecca. This video shows what Muslims do durring hajj, teaches how to perform it and who is obligated to perform this duty.
  • A tale of two citiesJoin a Canadian Muslim group in their journey to hajj from Toronto to Makkah





Visiting the Prophet’s Grave (sa)




Inshaa Allah the above resources will help you (and me) tremendousley when preparing for Hajj / Umrah! Please post anymore resources/links in the comment section below to add to this collection. JazakumAllahu khairan!


  1. Thanks for the wonderful post. I was already searching for some useful and informative resources online but you have made my task very easy by combining all umrah realted information at one place. thanks a lot.

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