Umrah is one of the most beautiful Sunnah of the Prophet Muhammad (PBUH) practiced by the millions of Muslim pilgrims throughout the year. On the other hand, Ramadan is considered as the most sacred Islamic month which comes with countless blessings for those who witness it. Performing Umrah in the month of Ramadan not only bring blessings and acceptance by Allah, but it also brings mental and spiritual relief. Accomplishing Umrah during Ramadan is not an obligation, but it accompanies countless blessings of Allah, and that is why no Muslim want to miss this opportunity. Some of the advantages of performing Umrah in Ramadan are:
- The pleasure of meeting Allah and being his guest is an opportunity which every Muslim does not encounter in their lifetime. Only the special ones are selected to experience this gratification and joy of visiting Allah in his house. Allah is the most gracious and merciful, and in return of your prayers, he blesses his worshippers with health, wealth and prosperity.
- Umrah compensates for all the sins which you have committed unknowingly. Performing Umrah during Ramadan or at any time of the year is an opportunity for seeking forgiveness from Allah with repentance. It is said that Umrah performed with complete sincerity and wholeheartedly will be considered as the atonement of your past committed sins. Allah grants you an opportunity to compensate for your past sins by performing Umrah in Ramadan.
- As narrated by Ibn Abbas, Prophet Muhammad (PBUH) once said, “Umrah performed in the month of Ramadan is equivalent (in terms of rewards) to the Hajj.” However, it does not eliminates or replace the obligation of performing Hajj, which is considered Sunnah in Islam.
- Jihad is the supreme form of worship in Islam, whose ultimate reward is martyrdom. Prophet Muhammad once quoted that “Hajj and Umrah provide opportunity to the elderly, women, children, and other less fortunate to perform Jihad.