Top 4 Abayas for Umrah & Hajj in 2024

Top 4 Abayas for Umrah & Hajj in 2024

Umrah and Hajj are essential for Muslims, and with the holy month of Zil-Hajj just around the corner, everyone’s starting to plan their trip to Makkah. A big part of getting ready is making sure you’ve got the right clothes for Ihram, right?  

If you're feeling a bit worried or confused about what to wear, trust us, you're not alone. We’ve all been there on our first pilgrimage. It’s a big deal, and you want to make sure everything is just perfect. 

No worries, though! SMAMZ has got your back. We’ll help you find the best and most modest outfits to make your Umrah or Hajj as comfortable and meaningful as possible. And hey, while you’re here, why not peek at our new Abaya collection and pick your favorites? Let’s dive in without further ado! 

Guidelines for Women’s Ihram Attire: What to Wear for Umrah and Hajj 

Understanding Ihram attire can be straightforward for men, just two plain white, unstitched cloths worn in the prescribed way. But when it comes to women, it gets a bit more complex. 

For women, the rules mainly focus on what you shouldn't wear, which can be pretty confusing. Here’s a simple breakdown of the no-no’s: 

  1. Your clothes shouldn’t be form-fitting. 
  1. They shouldn’t be so thin that they become see-through. 
  1. Your garments must be long enough to cover your ankles and wrists. 
  1. They shouldn't cover your face and hands. 
  1. Your attire should not mimic men’s clothing. 

While this might seem limiting, it leaves room for a lot of options that meet these guidelines. Let’s explore some choices that keep you comfortable and compliant! 

Choosing the Right Outfits for Umrah & Hajj: What to Wear for a Comfortable Pilgrimage? 


  • Prayer Abaya With Hijab 

SMAMZ newly launched 2-in-1 elegant Burkha Jilbab Abaya, perfect for chilling at home or jetting off on your travels to the holy land. It’s a handy one-piece with a burkha stitched right in, so it’s a breeze to slip on when you’re in a rush or need to switch up your look quickly.  

Plus, the fabric is not only stretchy and durable but also lightweight, which means it stays looking good for longer while you are busy in your supplications. Whether you’re gearing up for Umrah or just looking for a go-to piece for different occasions, this abaya has got you covered, and it does it in style! 

  • Black Burkha Jilbab Abaya 

The Black Burkha Jilbab Abaya is a 2-in-1 elegant black burkha prayer abaya designed for prolonged travel and comfort. We ensured it offers maximum practicality, suitable for both lounging at home and hitting the road. 

 This one-piece garment features a burkha stitched right in, making it easy to throw on whenever you need to get dressed quickly without any fuss. The fabric is stretchy and durable, ensuring it holds up well over time, and it's light enough to keep you comfortable no matter where the day takes you. 

  • Black closed Abaya with Pockets 


Black closed Abaya with Pockets is a perfect addition to your pilgrimage wardrobe, tailored specifically for Umrah and Hajj! Made from high-quality, lightweight fabric, this abaya is not only comfortable but also beautifully draped to create a flattering silhouette that adheres to the modesty requirements of your spiritual journey.  

The classic black design ensures versatility, allowing you to wear it during various rituals without feeling out of place. What truly sets this abaya apart are the strategically placed pockets.  

These are a game changer, providing a discreet yet convenient place to keep your essentials like a small Quran, dua book, or your ihram belt accessories. Whether you’re performing Tawaf, moving between the holy sites, or engaging in daily prayers, this abaya combines elegance with practicality, ensuring you remain organized and focused. 

  • Rawda Deluxe Open Abaya 

Rawda Deluxe is our stunning open abaya, a perfect blend of beauty and practicality, especially designed for those who cherish modest wear especially for hajj and umrah. This beautiful piece features exquisite detailing at the front and on the sleeves, adding a touch of style to your wardrobe. It's made from fine grey fabric, chosen specifically for its lightweight and breathable qualities, making it ideal for hot weather and suitable for Umrah or Hajj, where comfort is key. 

With love and care woven into every stitch, this open abaya is designed to cater to all lovers of modest fashion. It also comes with a matching hijab, completing the look and making it easy for you to step out in style and grace. 

Whether you’re attending a special event or seeking a comfortable yet chic option for your spiritual journey, this open abaya with its matching hijab is an excellent choice.  

What Else Should You Pack for Umrah? 

Although Umrah itself can typically be completed in one evening, you'll likely be in Makkah for a longer period. It’s a good idea to pack more than one outer garment. Your abaya or jilbab might get dirty, and you definitely want to stay clean while visiting Masjid Al-Haram. Investing in a versatile prayer dress is wise, not only for your trip but for future use on various occasions. 

But if you are not someone who prefers a prayer dress, you can always invest in flowy abaya designs that help with ease of movement and practicality. If you are unsure where to get your hands on such premium abayas, you can always count on SMAMZ for the best and most exclusive abaya designs for your spiritual journey and offering supplications. 

A Few More Tips for Umrah Clothing 

Remember, you enter the state of Ihram before reaching Makkah, often needing to change on the plane. If your dress is very long, consider changing it early during the flight to avoid picking up dirt and impurities that could contaminate your clothes.  

Opting for shorter jilbabs with skirts might be more practical. You can wear the skirt normally before boarding and simply add the jilbab when you’re ready to enter Ihram. When purchasing clothing, consider the longevity and versatility of each piece.  

For instance, SMAMZ jilbab sets and maxi dresses are not only suitable for Hajj and Umrah but are stylish enough for other occasions. Our two-piece jilbabs are particularly great for those who don’t wear jilbabs full-time; if you choose to ditch the traditional jilbab, you still have a beautiful maxi dress to wear! 

The Bottom Line 

We’ve all eagerly awaited the moment when we, as Muslims, visit the holiest places on earth, Al-Haramain. Now that this time is finally approaching, it's our responsibility to prepare thoroughly. Choosing the right garments is crucial, not only to ensure comfort during your pilgrimage but also in hopes that Allah will be pleased with our efforts. 


Hopefully, this guide has simplified the decision-making process for all our Muslim sisters. Good luck with your Umrah and Hajj, and may Allah bless you with abundant rewards! Before you leave us, we advise you to check SMAMZ blog section to get a glimpse of what's happening in the modest fashion space from experts! 

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