Hajj & Umrah

Hajj and Umrah:


  • Hajj is one of the five pillars of Islam and is considered obligatory for every adult Muslim who is financially and physically capable.
  • It is performed during the months of Shawwal, Dhul-Qa'dah, and the first days of Dhul-Hijjah.
  • The pilgrimage includes several rituals such as entering the state of Ihram, standing at Arafat, throwing pebbles at the Jamarat, circumambulating the Kaaba, and more.


  • Umrah is a visit to the Kaaba in Mecca and is less extensive in rites compared to Hajj.
  • It can be performed at any time of the year and is not restricted to specific months.
  • Umrah rituals include entering Ihram, circumambulating the Kaaba, and performing Sa'i between Safa and Marwah.

Key Points:

  • Hajj is a once-in-a-lifetime obligation under specific conditions, while Umrah can be performed multiple times.
  • Hajj requires financial means and specific health conditions, whereas Umrah can be undertaken at any time.
  • Hajj is performed during specific times of the year, while Umrah can be undertaken at any time.