Umrah and Ramadan both are very important events in Islam. Ramadan is a holy month, in which Muslims observe fast for a certain period of time each day for a whole month. Umrah is a beautiful journey to the Holy city of Makkah. Since keeping fast is an obligation in Islam, Umrah is not obligated for Muslims. Umrah is a beautiful Sunnah of the Holy Prophet (S.A.W) and it’s a dream of every Muslim to follow Sunnah. Umrah can be performed during the whole year at any time, Muslims can choose any time to travel to Saudi Arabia to offer Umrah, there is no such obligation related to the time. There are 12 months in the Islamic calendar, and Ramadan is the 9th one which comes after Shaban and before Shawwal. Since Muslims can perform Umrah any time of the year, offering Umrah in the month of Ramadan is a big opportunity. It’s a dream and a life-changing opportunity to perform Umrah in Ramadan and spend Ramadan in Makkah. It is very beneficial and also rewarded with much more blessings from Allah Almighty.
Importance of Ramadan
Ramadan is a month of blessings, it is the most important month in which the rewards for the act of worship, doing Sadaqah, and good deeds are 70 times more. Muslims keep fast from dawn to dusk every day for straight 30 days during the month of Ramadan. Keeping fast means Muslims are not allowed to eat and drink and do wrong deeds. While having fast, doing good deeds, and performing acts of worship give high rewards and blessings from Allah Almighty. Ramadan gives so many useful lessons to Muslims, it teaches them about humanity, patience, and sacrifice and also takes the Muslims close to their creator. Performing Umrah while having a fast is even more beneficial for Muslims.
Wipe out all Sins
Umrah in Ramadan gives you the opportunity to seek forgiveness from Allah Almighty and wipe out all your sins. Performing Umrah and keeping Fast is not an easy task, it takes a lot of effort, and it requires a lot of patience, and strength to perform both acts of worship. While being in Makkah during Ramadan, Muslims keep fast and also perform Umrah at the same time which opens the doors of blessings from Allah. It also gives you the opportunity to get 70 times higher rewards by getting good deeds, helping others, and performing all the rituals of Umrah. It helps to wipe out all your sins and gives you the opportunity to be closer to Allah Almighty.
Umrah Equals to Hajj?
There are 5 pillars of Islam and Hajj is one of these pillars. Hajj is one of the most important acts of worship for Muslims. It is obligatory for Muslims to perform Hajj at least once in their whole life. There are certain criteria on the obligation of Hajj on Muslims, If Muslims are financially strong and physically fit only then Hajj is obligated. Umrah in Ramadan is the same as the Hajj. The rewards and blessings of performing the Hajj are very high and if Muslims perform Umrah in Ramadan, they will get the same rewards and blessings as the Hajj.
Opportunity to do Jihad
Jihad means to put effort or struggle to achieve a good objective from an Islamic perspective. There are different kinds of Jihad. Jihad is about fighting against the enemies of religion, Jihad also means to control your worldly lust, and it also means to stay strong against Satan’s temptation. Doing Jihad for the right reasons and on the right path for Allah, gives you high rewards. Umrah in Ramadan is one way to do Jihad. It is considered that the one who performs Umrah during the holy month of Ramadan is rewarded as high as the Jihad, and their act of worship will be considered as Jihad.
Life Changing Experience
Muslims who get the opportunity to be the guest of Allah Almighty to perform Umrah are considered very blessed. Ramadan is also a month of unlimited blessings. Umrah and Ramadan, both together make a life-changing experience. Umrah in Ramadan is a very joyful and spiritually peaceful journey. It gives the opportunity to Muslims to spend the Holiest month of Islam in the Holiest city of Makkah. It allows Muslims to perform good deeds and earn unlimited blessings. It reminds Muslims about the Akhirah and brings them on the right path which leads them to a successful Akhirah.
Umrah in Ramadan is a unique experience for Muslims that let them get higher rewards. It is full of blessings and teaches Muslims a lot of useful lessons. It allows Muslims to earn higher rewards and also seek forgiveness for their previous sins from Allah Almighty. All in all, Umrah in Ramadan opens the doors of blessings and brings a life-changing experience to the Muslim’s life.