Umrah is also often referred to as the ‘Minor Pilgrimage’ in Islam. Unlike Hajj, Umrah is not a religious obligation for Muslims rather only a Sunnah of Hazrat Muhammad (SAWW). Since its rewards and significance are not less than Hajj, it’s advised in Islam for the believers to perform Umrah and Hajj frequently (if they can).
Umrah can be performed at any time of the Islamic year excluding the days of Hajj. That means a person can go for the performance of holy rituals of minor pilgrimage in any week or any month of the year. Yet, some time periods are generally regarded as religiously more superior and rewarding than other months. In this regard, Ramadan comes at the top of the list. That’s why people prefer booking Packages for Umrah in this sacred month.
Here are the virtues of Umrah in Ramadan.
Existence of Layla-tul-Qadr.
First of all, Ramadan is the holiest month of the year. During this month, the Holy Quran was first revealed to Hazrat Muhammad (SAWW). The very night remains remembered as Layla-tul-Qadr or the Night of Decree. Although the exact date if its existence isn’t mentioned anywhere but Prophet (SAWW) advised believers to look for it in the odd-numbered nights of the last Ashra of Ramadan. It’s a night that holds great rewards and virtues, for which its importance is also mentioned in the Holy Quran.
The equivalent reward of Hajj.
In Ramadan, Allah Almighty multiplies the reward for every good deed performed with rightful and honest intentions. Since Umrah is among the best mediums to supplicate to Allah Almighty, he also has announced great bounties for it. In this regard, Hazrat Muhammad (SAWW) narrated that; (description) Umrah in Ramadan holds an equivalent reward of Hajj.
Removal of Poverty and Sins.
Performing Umrah is the best way to eradicate poverty and sins from one’s personality. Hazrat Muhammad (SAWW) narrating the importance of Umrah said that; (description) Perform Umrah and Hajj frequently because they remove poverty and sins just like the fire separates out impurities from the metals of silver, gold, and iron.
Similarly, He (SAWW) also said that; (description) From one Umrah to another; it’s is the expiation for the sins committed in-between.
The opportunity to spend the most sacred time of the Year in Haramain.
Being the guest of Allah Almighty is the ultimate dream of every Muslim. The best way to do that is to perform Umrah and Hajj. The cherry on top, if you get the chance to visit Haramain in Ramadan, there’s nothing more a Muslim can desire for. Therefore, Umrah in Ramadan is an ideal time for a believer to supplicate to its creator; ask for the forgiveness and blessings and intend Taubah with sincere intentions.
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