Performing Umrah is compulsory?
Among five Arkan e Islam Hajj is fifth one. And whenever Hajj is discussed Umrah also becomes its part. But Hajj and Umrah are two separate type of holy activities. Confusion arrives when we talk about their mandatory performance. So answer to this confusion is that Hajj is no doubt obligatory once in life upon the man/woman who can afford it but Umrah is non-compulsory holy activity. No matters whether a person having affordability perform Umrah or not. But it is also one of the great virtues in Islam but not compulsory. No doubt Umrah and Hajj have many things in common but they have the difference of imperativeness. And it should be clear to every Muslim.