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Hajj and Umrah

The Umrah & Hajj 2017

Welcome to HalalTrip's official Hajj & Umrah page! Here you will find useful information, images and tips that will help you understand one of the most important pillars of Islam – Hajj & Umrah.

Umrah - also referred to as “minor pilgrimage,” is an Islamic Pilgrimage that can be done at any point of time in the Islamic lunar calendar. It is a form of “Ibadah” that is not compulsory, but highly recommended among Muslims.

Hajj - also referred to as “major pilgrimage” is an Islamic Pilgrimage that can only be done at a specific time in accordance with the Islamic lunar calendar. This is the most integral part of Islam’s five pillars and it is compulsory for those who are able-bodied and have the financial means to perform it.

Browse through our articles that provide Umrah and Hajj facts, the differences between the two, the obligations that is required to be carried out and the numerous tips when performing either Hajj & Umrah. Here, you will also find supplications and prayers that would help in increasing your rewards In sha Allah.

The HalalTrip team wishes you a fruitful journey full of Barakah when undertaking Umrah or Hajj this Islamic calendar year!

FAQs

  • When can Umrah be done?

    • Umrah can be undertaken at any time of the year.
  • When is the Hajj usually held?

    • Between the 8th and 12th days of the Islamic Lunar Month called “Dhul - Hijjah"
  • What is the difference between Hajj & Umrah?

    • The Hajj is one of the 5 pillars of Islam and it is compulsory for Muslims who are able-bodied and have the financial means whereas Umrah is highly recommended, although not compulsory for Muslims.
  • Can any non-Muslim participate in both Hajj & Umrah?

    • Only Muslims are allowed in the Makkah (Mecca) and Medina area. Hajj & Umrah is exclusively for people of the Islamic faith.
  • Is there a minimum age to do both Hajj or Umrah?

    • There is no minimum age to do both.
  • How many pilgrims are expected to turn up for Hajj in 2017?

    • An estimated 3.1 million pilgrims.
  • What is the reward for doing Umrah?

    • An Umrah that is accepted by Allah will result in the expiation of sins InshaAllah.
  • What is the reward of carrying out Hajj?

    • A Hajj that is accepted by Allah will result in the individual’s sins being extinguished and the person would be elevated to the level of purity, just like a newborn baby that carries no sins InshaAllah.
  • Is it compulsory to perform the Hajj or Umrah?

    • The Umrah is not compulsory but highly recommended while the Hajj is only compulsory for Muslims who are able-bodied and have the financial means.
  • What if one can only afford to do Umrah in his / her lifetime?

    • That is a bonus from Allah. However, Umrah is not compulsory even if one can afford it but Hajj is.