Importance of Umrah in Ramadan
Almighty Allah says ” Fasting is for Me, and I will give recompense for it.” The month of Ramadan is mentioned in the Holy Quran.”There is a special gate in Paradise called Bab Al-Rayyan, and on the Day of Resurrection the fasting people will be asked to enter Paradise through this gate”.
Just as Friday is the chief day of all days, so the month of Ramadan is called the chief month of all months. This is the third important duty of the religion of Islam, such as prayer is obligatory five times a day, Zakat is obligatory once a year on the person who meets the necessary criteria of wealth, Hajj once in a lifetime is obligatory on the able Muslim (who meet the criteria of health and wealth), Similarly Fasting in one month in a year is obligatory for Muslims.
Importance of Holy month of Ramadan
In Ramadan, the reward of Nafal or Sunnah is equal to the Fard, and the reward of performing one Fard is equal to the reward of performing seventy Fard. And in Ramadan the reward for good deeds is increased up to seven hundred times. This is the month of patience and the reward for patience is Paradise. Ramadan is the month of the revelation of the Quran. The Holy Quran was revealed in Ramadan. Fasting became obligatory in Ramadan. One night in the odd nights of the last ten days of Ramadan, Laylat al-Qadr descends. The battle of Badr took place in the holy month of Ramadan. The conquest of Makkah took place in the holy month of Ramadan. Muslims pay Zakat, Fitrana, and charity in the month of Ramadan. In the last ten days of Ramadan, Muslims observe I’tikaf in mosques. Similarly, the virtue and reward of performing Umrah in Ramadan are great. There are many hadiths about the virtue of Umrah, but it is narrated from Hazrat Abdullah bin Abbas that the Prophet (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him) said that it is mustahabb and better to perform ‘Umrah in Ramadaan (Bukhari, Muslim). It is narrated on the authority of Abu Dawood that the Messenger of Allah, may Allah bless him and grant him peace, said: Umrah can be performed throughout the year except for 9th Dhul-Hijjah to 13th Dhul-Hijjah. It is narrated from Abu Hurairah that the Prophet (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him) said: From one ‘umrah to another is an expiation for whatever (sins) come between them. (Bukhari, Muslim).
Obligatory Duties in Umrah
It is obligatory for those who perform Umrah to make the pleasure of Allah Almighty their goal in their Umrah. Merely performing Umrah does not make Hajj obligatory. Before going on Umrah, stay away from worldly motives and prejudices. Perform prayers on time and in the congregation and treat people with good manners. Repent of your sins and disobedience, be ashamed of the sins you have committed, and promise not to sin again. Return the rights of the people. If someone’s heart has been shown, ask forgiveness from him. Stay away from all sins. Spend from halal and pure wealth for your Umrah. That Allah loves and accepts pure things. Avoid lying, avoid backbiting, and say nothing religious without knowledge and think about whose court you are going to attend, who has invited you to your house. It is obligatory for those who perform ‘Umrah to prepare for the visit to the House of Allah before going on’ Umrah. Prepare your mind and learn the rules and rituals of ‘Umrah.
Difference between Hajj and Umrah
Learn the rules and rituals of Umrah. Umrah is also called Hajj Asghar. Study the literature on Umrah. Those who go on Umrah should also know the difference between Hajj and Umrah. There is a difference between Hajj and Umrah: Hajj is obligatory, Umrah is Sunnah, the meeqat of Hajj is Haram, while the meeqat of Umrah is Hil. There is a specific time for Hajj. There is no specific time for Umrah. The days of Hajj are from 8th Dhul-Hijjah to 12th Dhul-Hijjah. It is makrooh to perform Umrah from 9th Dhul-Hijjah to 13th Dhul-Hijjah. The rites of Umrah are performed in the Haram Sharif, Khana Kabah. Hajj rituals are performed in Arafat and Muzdalifah, in addition to the Kaaba. Hajj has three fard and six wajib, while Umrah has two fard and two wajib. In Hajj, after entering ihram, reciting the nafal prayers of ihram, and making the intention of Hajj, the Talbiyah is started, and stopped before reaching jamara (stoning of the Devil). While in Umrah, the Talbiyah starts after entering ihraam, reciting the supererogatory prayers of ihraam and making the intention of ‘Umrah, and stopped before starting Tawaf Baitullah. There is Tawaf e Wida (farewell tawaf) in Hajj while not in Umrah. Hajj is completed in five days, while Umrah is completed in about five hours.
Hajj and Umrah Planning
When you plan to go on Hajj and Umrah, then it becomes obligatory to learn the rituals and issues of Hajj and Umrah. Men and women going on Hajj and Umrah for the first time must take training in performing Hajj and Umrah rituals before leaving for Saudi Arabia so that they can perform Hajj and Umrah properly. It is very important to learn the rituals of Hajj and Umrah. No arrangements are made for the training of Umrah pilgrims at the government or private level during the Umrah season. Training of Umrah pilgrims is as necessary and as training of Hajj pilgrims and rituals of Hajj and Umrah is as necessary for women as it is for men.
Finally, Hajj and Umrah pilgrims are requested to offer prayers for themselves, their country, and the Muslim Ummah at the Holy Haram and in the holy places. And when you return from Umrah or Hajj, you should see a clear change in yourself and those who see you, and this change is a sign of your acceptance of Hajj and Umrah. May Allah bless us all to perform Hajj and Umrah and bless us with the blessings of Ramadan. Amen.
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