Hajj and umrah are two types of pilgrimages that Muslims undertake as a token of their faith. Although both are pilgrimages, there are many differences between the two. For instance, Hajj is a major pilgrimage among Muslim and one of the five pillars of Islam. It is one of the best forms of worship and is one of the most sublime deeds, while umrah is considered as a small or minor pilgrimage.
The natures of both pilgrimages are also different. An umrah is a recommended and non-compulsory pilgrimage, but a hajj is an obligatory one. There are also more requirements and qualifications for a pilgrim in conducting a hajj.
Umrah is a pilgrimage that can be done any time of the year or in combination with a hajj, while hajj can be done at a specific time of the year. There are designated months for the hajj, namely: Shawal, Dzulhijjah, and Dzulqaidah.
Included in the five pillars of Islam, the hajj is considered as a religious duty by all Muslims. It requires that a Muslim at least do the hajj once in a lifetime.
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