ʿumrah

or ʿum·ra

[ uhm-ruh ]
/ ˈʌm rə /

noun Islam.

the pilgrimage, consisting of rituals performed at various shrines, made by a Muslim upon entering Mecca: often part of the hajj.

Nearby words

  1. ʿalawite,
  2. ʿarafat,
  3. ʿashuraʾ,
  4. ʿayn,
  5. ʿulama,
  6. α,
  7. β,
  8. γ,
  9. δ, δ,
  10. ε

Origin of ʿumrah

< Arabic: literally, visit

Also called lesser pilgrimage.

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