WHAT IS UMRAH?
Umrah is a smaller-scale pilgrimage than Hajj, yet it is just as valued. Umrah is also more flexible, offering pilgrims much more freedom when it comes to the details of completing their journeys. It is useful for those who struggle to complete Hajj due to time or monetary constraints, or the burden of other commitments.
Unlike Hajj, there is no fixed time by which Umrah must be completed. It can be undertaken at a time of the individual’s choosing, either alongside Hajj (Umrat al-Tammatu) or as a pilgrimage in its own right (al-Umrat al Mufradah). However, it is worth bearing in mind that if you want to complete Umrah independent of Hajj, you must first wait until Hajj has ended.