Hazrat Abu Hurairah R.A. reports that Rasulullah Sal’am said: “The Jihaad of the aged, the weak and the females is to perform Haj and umrah’.
In the eleventh Hadith of chapter one this theme has already been discussed. Hazrat Aa’isha R.A. asked Rasulullah Sal’am whether Jihaad is also compulsory on woman? Rasulullah Sal’am replied: “Such a form of Jihaad has been laid upon their shoulders wherein there is no fighting and no killing; that is Haj and umrah’. (Targheeb)
A companion once asked Rasulullah Sal’am: “I am a man of little courage, having no strength to appear before the enemy”. Rasulullah Sal’am answered: “Shall I show you a Jihaad in which there is no fighting?’ He replied: “Yes”. Rasulullah Sal’am said: “Perform Haj and umrah”. (Durre Mansoor)