The word "umrah" in Arabic means to visit an important place.Umrah a preferred Sunnah is the name given to a pilgrimage to Mecca, a shorter version of the annual Hajj gathering. Unlike Hajj, Umrah is voluntary and can be performed at any time, pilgrims have the choice of performing Umrah separately or in combination with the Hajj the major annual Pilgramage.
Umrah offers an opportunity for Muslims to refresh their faith, seek forgiveness and pray for their needs. One who performs it is said to be cleansed of their sins.
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