Rewards of Performing Umrah in the Month of Ramadan

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Umrah is a holy journey of Muslims for which they travel with all-inclusive Cheap Umrah packages. Arriving in Makkah from across the globe, pilgrims gather in Haramain and observe the rites of minor pilgrimage individually as it is a Sunnah Ibadah. Due to this voluntary status, one can travel for Umrah anytime of the year.

When it comes to the best times of Umrah performance, it is a subjective matter to everyone’s personal preferences. However, some times are regarded more rewarding and spiritual for it. The month of Ramadan is one of them.

Ramadan is the busiest time for Umrah travel. You can expect a crowd of millions of pilgrims in Haramain during Ramadan. Consequently, translating to higher travel and accommodation costs. It is generally expensive to travel for Umrah in Ramadan but also highly rewarding.

Here’s what you need to know about the rewards of performing Umrah in the month of Ramadan.

Equivalent status of Hajj in reward.

Ramadan is the month in which Allah Almighty increases the rewards for all good deeds performed by the believers.

Umrah in Ramadan holds equivalent rewards of performing Hajj. Hazrat Muhammad (SAWW) narrated in a hadith that, Umrah in Ramadan equals Hajj. However, that does not mean Umrah performance in Ramadan suffices for one’s obligatory pilgrimage. Rather, it is just the reward that is equivalent.

Any person performing Umrah in Ramadan doesn’t not fulfil his religious obligation of Hajj (taking it as an alternative). In other words, Hajj is still Fardh on such a person if he/she has the means for it and haven’t already performed it in lifetime.

Expiation of Sins.

Umrah purifies the spirit of a Muslim. When a pilgrim returns home after performing holy rituals of minor pilgrimage, he/she not only has the renewed perspective of life but also liberated from the burden of sins. Hazrat Muhammad (SAWW) said in a hadith that, from one Umrah to another; it is the expiation of sins committed between them.

However, it is only possible when a pilgrims intended holy pilgrimage with the righteous intentions and honesty.

Removal of poverty.

Umrah requires a person to spend from the financial resources. Covering for all of your pilgrimage travel and accommodation expenses is a something that not everyone can afford. Yet, when a person spends to go for the holy pilgrimage, Allah Almighty grants Barakah in their wealth. So instead of losing the wealth, they actually gain a lot more.

Hazrat Muhammad (SAWW) narrated in a hadith that Umrah removes sins and poverty for a believer similar to fire removing impurities from iron.

Increased spiritual status.

Ramadan brings the peak spiritual period in the while of the Islamic year. It is the time when Muslims increase in their acts of worship; do a lot of charity; take part in righteous deeds and abstain from all sorts of wrongdoings to the maximum extent. This increased spiritual status also adds to the overall sacredness of the Umrah trip.

Completion of Sunnah.

Umrah is a Sunnah of our Holy Prophet (SAWW). He (SAWW) performed a total of four Umrah in his lifetime. This fact alone is enough to highlight the importance of Umrah pilgrimage for believer, especially in the month of Ramadan and with 7 Nights 4 Star Umrah Package.

Deeper connection with Allah Almighty.

In the relaxing and peaceful atmosphere of Ramadan, when a person engages in worship i.e. fasting, standing in night prayers, doing Dhikr, observing Taraweeh prayers, having Iftaar and Suhoor; it builds a deeper connection with Allah Almighty. A person can better reflect on his sins and ask for forgiveness from Allah Almighty. Therefore, building a relation that is more meaningful and beneficial.

Unity and brotherhood.

When pilgrims gather in Haramain, it develops the sense of unity and brotherhood in them. Travelling from different regions of the world with different ethnicities, cultures, language, traditions and personalities – they stand together equal in front of Allah Almighty.

Dressed in simple white cloths and worshipping one God, they portray such a picture of Muslim unity and brotherhood for the world that has no alternative!

So, these are the rewards of performing Umrah in the month of Ramadan.