Hajj And Umrah Acts of Ibadah

Hajj And Umrah Are Two Acts of Ibadah

Last Updated: February 8, 2024By

The Umrah and Hajj are the two acts of ibadah (worship) done by Muslims to get the pleasure and blessing of ALLAH Almighty. Umrah is sometimes known as the “Minor or lesser pilgrimage,” in comparison to the yearly Hajj which is the pilgrimage and among the five pillars of Islam. It is a visit a person makes to the Masjid-al-Harram in city Makkah, Saudi Arabia. Umrah is a visit which may be done outside of the chosen Hajj pilgrimage dates. The word “Umrah” means to visit a significant place. In Arabic, Umrah means “to visit a populated site”. In the Shariah, Umrah means to perform Tawaaf (circumambulation) round the Holy Kaaba and Saaee running between Al-Safa and Al-Marwah, after getting into the sacred state of Ihram, which is assumed as a ritual state, either from a Meeqat like Zu-l-Hulafa, Juhfa, Qarnu-l-Manazil, Yalamlam, Zat-I-irq, Ibrahim Mursia, or a site in Hill. Performing the rituals of Umrah is made easier by the Umrah packages 2016 from around the world.

Islam has 5 columns which incorporate faith or belief in one
ALLAH Almighty, request to ALLAH, fasting (roza), raising aid or zakaat (if moderate) and Hajj in any occasion once in a lifetime (if physically and financially reasonable). These are the 5 required assignments that each Muslim man and lady should do or have confidence in, with an exact aim and motive to be a Muslim. During the Umrah, some of the similar pilgrimage rites are performed: Wearing of the Ihram, Tawaaf (circumambulation) – walking about seven times around the Holy Kaaba, Saaee is a Running between the hills of Safa and Marwa and last of all Shaving or clipping of the head hairs. Though, the other steps of Hajj are not performed during Umrah. Thus, performing Umrah does not meet the needs and requirements of Hajj and does not replace one’s obligation to perform Hajj. The Umrah is suggested to perform, but not required in Islam. The Umrah packages 2017 are something, which have been offered by several travel agencies like Makkah Tour. We made all the arrangements in the city Makkah for the easiness of pilgrims. By taking an Umrah package 2017, it became a stress free and easy way for them.

During the Hajj, the pilgrim goes to Mina, Arafat and they go to the stoning (rami al jamaarat) at the shatans placed there. Then they also go for the animal slaughtering (qurbani) in the memory of the Hazrat Ibraheem (AS) and Hazrat Ismaeel (AS). All these acts are not accompanied and done during the Umrah, yet the Umrah is quite simple than of Hajj. Cheap Umrah packages 2016, one may conveniently and hassle free undertakes the righteous obligation of Hajj and the Umrah as well.

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