My question is is umrah compulsory for visit in HARAM.

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My father in law & Mother in Law had completed Hajj this year , so i went with my family to meet them from Dammam IN MAKKAH on thsi 27th, however i didnot intend to perform umrah , i only did tawaf in kaba , my question is is umrah compulsory for visit in HARAM, HOWEVER I ALREADY HAVE DONE ONE UMRAH LAST YEAR 


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Is it obligatory to perform umrah

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Your Question: my question is is umrah compulsory for visit in HARAM, HOWEVER I ALREADY HAVE DONE ONE UMRAH LAST YEAR 

Although it would be best if one visits the Holy Precinct from a distant land to perform the Umrah pilgrimage, but there is absolutely no such obligation in Shariah that every believer who enters the Sacred House must perform Umrah.  If one, for any reason whatsoever, chooses not to perform the Umrah, but rather only make the ‘tawaaf’ or offer prayer in the ‘haram’, there is absolutely no harm and no sin upon them.  The absolute most that can be said of a person who gets an opportunity to visit the Sacred House from a distant land but chooses not to perform the Umrah is that the person lost a huge opportunity to earn extra rewards from His Lord. 


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