Islam is a religion based on Rules and Principles Which are Set on every Muslim of this world. However, a Muslim gratitude towards Islam, and consequently Allah, is incomplete without the journey to the medieval city of Mecca. Though both of these pilgrimages mean spending respect in person into the Holy Almighty at the Holy city, there’s a difference of time between both.
Whereas Umrah may be performed at any time of the year, Hajj Must be finished at least once in a life of some Muslim (only if he is in the state to manage it). Hajj is obligatory (fard) at a Muslim’s life and both the journeys should be performed only in the state of Ihram – the condition of being clothed in only two clothes that aren’t sewed together. Hajj is adopted in the 8th, 9th or the tenth month of Dhul-Hijja.
Umrah entails performing Tawaf of K’abah and Saee – conducting Involving the sacred hillocks that are Marwa and Safa. Tawaf intends to make a circuit (7 circuits( exactly ) and K’abah is a cubic structure that is constructed with rock and mofar at the sacred city of Mecca. The K’afah is covered wth black cloth and is decorated with gold and has the verses of Holy Quran on it.
The K’afah is a very important arrangement of worship for Muslims all over the world as it is regarded as the House of God, ” said Bait-ul-lah and also the Sacred Mosque, al-Masjid-al-Haram. It is revered so much since K’abah is supposedly the first place on Earth that was built to worship only Allah.
Umrah is a shorter pilgrimage but not a substitute of Hajj. However, umroh could be included in Hajj by including Umrah in Niyat (intent ) of a pilgrim. Hajj is a Fard and will be now the fifth pillar of Islam. A Muslim has to Go to Mecca and provide Talbiyyah – continuous chanting of the verse:
“Here am I, O Allah, Here am I;
Here are some, thou hast no associate, here am I;
All compliments and faculty are Thine, and Thine the Kingdom;
Thou hast no associate.”
Tawaf Must be performed in Hajj from the 10th day to the 12th afternoon; the times of Hajj have been called Zulhajj. A creature is forfeited on the 10th Zulhajj and is still a ritual in Hajj.