What is the Difference between Hajj and Umrah

Do you want to know that there is a difference between Hajj and Umrah or both are the same name of worship? There is confusion in this because in our society, both people who come for Hajj and Umrah are called Haji. While the person who performs Hajj is called Haji and the person who performs Umrah is called Mu’tamar

So let us give you information about Hajj and Umrah, what is the difference between them and what are the same tasks in both.

What is Hajj

Hajj means intending to visit the House of Allah That is, during the specific days of Dhu al-Hijjah, to perform the necessary acts of worship and rites in special ways, intending to go to Bait Allah. Circumventing the Kaaba of Allah and staying in the field of Arafat is called Hajj.

See also Related: what is hajj in islam

What is Umrah

Pilgrimage to the house of Allah Ta’ala is called `Umrah, except for the specified days (i.e. the Hajj days). That is, putting on Ihram from Meeqat, performing two Nafl prayers and performing Talbiyah, Tawaf, Sa’i and Halaq after the intention of Umrah is called Umrah.

Difference between Hajj and Umrah

What is the Difference between Hajj and Umrah

  • Performing Hajj is obligatory on the wealthy and performing Umrah is a Sunnah It is not a condition to be rich
  • Hajj is performed only on special days of Dhu al-Hijjah While Umrah can be done anytime throughout the year Except from 9th Dhul-Hajj to 13th Dhul-Hijjah
  • Hajj is the fifth pillar of Islam, while Umrah is not counted among the pillars of Islam
  • Hajj is performed only at designated places(Arafat, Mina, Muzdalifah ) while Umrah is performed only in Kaaba
  • Umrah is also called Hajj Asghar (small Hajj) and Hajj is called Hajj Akbar (big Hajj).
  • The meeqat of Hajj is fixed in Haram or Makkah, while the meeqat of Umrah is determined according to its own region.
  • Hajj is performed at a specific time. There is no specific time for Umrah
  • Hajj has three fards and six wajibs while Umrah has two fards and two wajibs
  • Talbiyah in Hajj is started after putting on Ihram on 8 Dhu al-Hijjah and is stopped on 10 Dhu al-Hijjah before performing the Rumi of Jamrah al-Uqaba.
  • The Ihram of Hajj is opened after the sacrifice and shaving of the head While Umrah Ihram is opened after performing Umrah
  • In Hajj the head is shaved in Mina while in Umrah in Makkah
  • Rami Jamarat is to be done in Hajj while Rami Jamarat is not to be done in Umrah
  • Sacrifice is required in Hajj, but not in Umrah.
  • Hajj is completed in five days while Umrah is completed in about five hours.

Similarities between Hajj and Umrah

  • Those who go on Hajj and Umrah are the guests of Allah
  • Both have the same dress
  • Shariah restrictions apply equally
  • Tawaf of Bait Allah is performed during Hajj and Umrah
  • In both, Sa’i is performed between the hills of Safa and Marwah
  • Head hair is cut or shaved during Hajj and Umrah

3 Types of Hajj

Finally, we tell you that if you are going to perform Hajj, you can also perform Umrah before the days of Hajj. From this point of view, three types of Hajj have been described

Hajj Qer’an

In this type, Ihram is put on with the intention of Hajj and Umrah, and then Umrah is performed and Ihram is not opened, but Hajj is also performed in the same Ihram, and then Ihram is opened after shaving the head.

Hajj Tamattu

In this type, you can perform Umrah by putting on Ihram before the days of Hajj and then take off Ihram and then put on Ihram again during the days of Hajj.

Hajj Ifraad

Only Hajj is performed in this category you cannot perform Umrah with the intention of this Hajj

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