Bathe yourself (ghusl).
Put on the white clothing of Ihram. The white garment of the Ihram consists of two pieces of white cloth: the cloth covering the upper part of the body is the Rida'; the cloth covering the lower part of the body is the Izar.
After donning the white garment of Ihram and verbally declaring the intention to perform Umrah or a specific type of Hajj, recite the Talbiyah.
Now that you are in a state of Ihram, you are subject to a number of prohibitions. You must not:
- wear sewn clothes
- cut or pluck hair
- clip nails
- cover your head
- wear perfume
- engage in sexual intercourse
Other prohibitions include entering into a marriage contract, hunting, or cutting down trees in the Sacred Precinct.