umrah

the `minor pilgrimage` undertaken by Muslims whenever they enter Mecca. It is also meritorious, though optional, for Muslims residing in Mecca. Its ... [1 related articles]
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Umrah

The Umrah or (عمرة) is a pilgrimage to Mecca, Saudi Arabia, performed by Muslims that can be undertaken at any time of the year. In Arabic, Umrah means `to visit a populated place`. In the Sharia, Umrah means to perform Tawaf round the Kaaba and Sa`i between Al-Safa and Al-Marwah, after assuming Ihram (a sacred state), either from a Miqat l......
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