Abbas Jaffer, Sheikh Abbas Jaffer is an optometrist by profession and has a Master’s degree in Islamic Sciences. He is a part time lecturer at the Islamic College in London and is currently writing his doctoral... Answered 4 years ago

The Hajj is the annual pilgrimage to the house of God in Makka. It is obligatory for every Muslim to perform, once in their lifetime, if they have the means to do so. It ca only be performed at a specific time in th eyear.

The Umrah is a recommended visitation to the house of God and can be performed around the year except at the time specifically reserved for Hajj.