Umrah is, in fact, a lesser pilgrimage and is non-mandatory. However, it has tremendous significance in Islam. As for as first Umrah of Prophet Muhammad (SAW) has concerned, so it is known as Dhu’l-Qada. Dhu’l-Qada is indeed an Arabic term which means the first Umrah of Muhammad (SAW) which was performed in the 11th month of 7 AH or 629 CE.