Hazrat Um Salmah R.A. reports that Rasulullah Sal’am said:
“Whosoever puts on his ihraam for an umrah from Baitul Muqaddas, shall be forgiven’.
This Hadith speaks for itself. One Tabi’iyya, (A Muslim woman who saw the Prophet Sal’am). Hazrat Um Hakeem R.A. hearing this hadith from hazrat Um Salmah R.A. undertook a special journey to Baitul Muqaddas to put on her ihraam there, for an umrah to Mecca. (Targheeb)
That was the spirit of those people that whenever they heard the commands and advices of Rasulullah Sal’am they immediately endeavored to put them into action, according to their means. They never cared about the hardship they had to undergo.
Hazrat Um Salmah R.A. also reports another hadith:
‘whosoever travels from the Masjidul Aqsaa to the Masjidul Haraam in Mecca with the intention of performing umrah, shall have his previous and future sins forgiven and he shall enter paradise’. (Durre Mansoor)