The people of Makkah performing `Umrah

Q: Is it obligatory upon the people of Makkah to perform `Umrah (lesser pilgrimage)? I would like to know the evidence from the Qur'an and Sunnah if it is obligatory upon them to perform it or not. If it is obligatory upon them to perform `Umrah, should they go out to Tan`im?

A: `Umrah is obligatory one time only during a person's life for the people of Makkah or others due to the general proofs for this.Performing Ihram for `Umrah for a person who is inside the sacred area should be from outside the sacred area such as Al-Tan`im, Al-Ji`ranah or the like.May Allah grant us success. May peace and blessings be upon our Prophet Muhammad, his family, and Companions.