Ramadan is the best of the month of the Islamic calendar. A reward of every single good deed is multiplied seventy times than the actual deed. Now imagine the reward of performing Umrah in the month of Ramadan. Performing Umrah in this blessed month brings mental and spiritual relief and brings immense rewards when it comes to blessings and acceptance by Allah the Almighty. The significance of performing Umrah in the month of Ramadan is a crux of follow Hadith. Reported by Ibn Abbas, The Allah’s Apostle PBUH said;
“When the month of Ramadan arrives, go for Umrah, as Umrah in Ramadan is like accompanying me on Hajj.” –Shahih Bukhari: 1764
Blessings of performing Umrah during Ramadan
Performing Umrah in the holy of month of Ramadan is not obligatory, however it accompanies infinite blessings and a spiritual opportunity no one would want to miss. Other than the countless blessings a Muslim remains firm on his worship and spirit of remembering Allah SWT and asking forgives from the Almighty throughout the journey. Seeing thousands and thousands of Muslims belonging to different parts of the world are the guests of Allah SWT, sitting together and breaking their fast is a splendid sight. The thing that comes to one’s mind is benevolence. It is such an amazing experience to be among the community of different Muslims of the world, having sahoor and doing iftar sitting around people with whom you have not met before. This presents the core essence of brotherhood and emphasizes on the harmony amid Muslim Ummah.
The sweet taste of carrying out Umrah in the month of Ramadan is further motivated during five daily prayers. Especially during Taraweeh when gorgeous Mosque Al-Haram is sparkling and bright with masses equal to those present at Hajj. This whole experience gets more spiritual when you know that every one of the people is endeavoring and striving for the same journey, i.e., to seek the blessing of Allah Almighty and forgiveness. Every passing day makes this journey more spiritual and memorable, and for most of the pilgrims, it is the Ramadan of a lifetime.
Benefits and Rulings of Performing Umrah during Ramadan
Let’s discuss some of the benefits of performing Umrah in Ramadan:
- Allah SWT grant huge rewards and countless mercy on His servant who performs Umrah during Ramadan.
- The great rewards are granted to those who perform Umrah during Ramadan even if they do not prolong their stay in Makkah and immediately return to their home.
- When a person takes his family on this holy expedition and leave them in the hotel, make sure they do not fall in committing some forbidden act otherwise it is possible that his sins exceed the earned rewards because of his negligence towards his children and wife.
Going for Umrah is an ultimate spiritual boost and a remarkable experience, however one must be careful in his responsibilities towards his wife and children as neglecting it may negate the earned rewards.