1) The literal meaning of Hajj in Arabic is to set out towards a definite objective. In Islamic law it means to set out for the Ka'ba, the Sacred House, and to fulfill the pilgrimage rites.
2) 'Umra is derived from I'timar meaning a visit. In Islamic law it means visiting the Sacred House, drawing near to God in accordance with the rules which are subsequently referred to.
Ordinances of the Pilgrimage
and Lesser Pilgrimage
To Whom Is the Pilgrimage Obligatory?
The Pilgrimage and Lesser Pilgrimage
Some rules concerning the Hajj
Visiting the Mosque of the Prophet
Pilgrimage ( Hajj )
How do you perform Hajj and Omra