Definition of umrah in English:

umrah

noun

  • The non-mandatory lesser pilgrimage made by Muslims to Mecca, which may be performed at any time of the year.

    Compare with hajj
    • ‘I told her not to over-exhaust herself (as it is the Ramadhan month and Mecca would be too crowded) by performing many umrahs if her physical strength couldn't take it.’
    • ‘Should it not deserve our attention if our talented students drop out of schools due to paucity of funds or child labour while our elite perform repeated umrahs and hajjs?’
    • ‘Perform as many tawaaf, umrah and nafl salaat as you can and make du'aa that the thawaab of this be presented to Rasûlullâh.’
    • ‘Subhanallah, here I was, with two perfectly healthy, strong legs and yet I had come half-reluctantly… thinking that I had already done three umrahs and that that was quite enough.’
    • ‘How did you find the umrahs as an experience?’

Origin

Arabic ‘umra.

Pronunciation:

umrah

/ˈʊmrɑː/