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Doing Umrah in Ramadan

Ibn `Abbâs relates that Allah’s Messenger (peace be upon him) asked a woman from Madinah: “What prevented you from embarking on the Hajj pilgrimage with us?”

She replied: “We had two camels. My husband and child took one and left the other for the rest of us to ride on.”

The Prophet (peace be upon him) then told her: “When the month or Ramadan arrives, go for ‘umrah, because `umrah in Ramadan is like accompanying me on Hajj.” [Sahîh al-Bukhârî (1764)]

This beautiful hadith denotes the importance of performing Umrah during the Ramadan season. The prophet did not only declare the importance but the integrated value that it would mean performing Hajj with the greatest man on Earth. It is the dream of millions to simply have seen a glimpse of the Prophet Muhammad ( Peace Be Upon Him) let alone accompanying him for a Hajj experience. This is the beauty of the hadith. It is a message to the millions of muslims across the world to perform Islamic rituals during the holy month of Ramadan.

However, the best Umrah packages are really expensive during the month of Ramadan. Due to the importance, millions of muslims tend to visit Saudi Arabia during this particular time. Even the cheapest hotels in Madinah Saudi Arabia are also all booked.

Significance of Umrah during the Holy Month of Ramadan

Though other hadiths also exist that clearly mention that performing Umrah during Ramadan is equivalent to Hajj, it should not rule out the mandatory task for all muslims to perform Hajj. This is only to give additional value to the month of Ramadan.

There are different scholarly opinions on the significance of Umrah during Ramadan. Some scholars state that Umah is also obligatory and the other scholars indicate that it is not mandatory. Irrespective of the conclusion of the verdict, it is critical to perform Hajj first and then also Umrah.

Verily similar to Hajj, you cannot perform Umrah during Ramadan if you neglect your family and social obligations. This is a serious problem. Though you need to get more blessings during the month of Ramadan however you cannot neglect your families and other obligations of work and kin. You cannot neglect parents or children to go to Umrah during ramadan.

Another mistake that many parents do is that they do take their children for Umrah but neglect their time and need during Umrah. You cannot neglect their needs at all. You need to spend time with them and not go secluded for your ibadat.

We encourage parents to take their kids to Umrah with following certain obligations and activities. To give the Umrah experience to kids is a spectacular and unique trip for them. Going to the holy place in the holy month is a milestone and a most memorable experience for children.

 

Stories during Ramadan

Like to share with you some of the amazing stories that I have been able to accumulate over the years of our valued customers that have finally been able to make that trip to Mecca during Ramadan. Ramadan is one of the most blessed months in the Muslim Calender. It holds a special meaning, value and attributes significantly to the overall social and well being of the societies at large.

Ramadan has always been a sharing event. Millions around the world take refuge with Allah from the evil and the bad characteristics. Muslims all over the world pray to Allah and ask forgiveness. For the entire month, Muslims fast and say prayers. The objective of all the prayers and the fasting is for Allah. You want to ensure that you spend your time reading the Quran and being good to your kin and family.

Due to the importance of Ramadan, people want to anticipate in the beautiful procession of Umrah. It is just adding or even multiplying your good deeds. What a beautiful way to spend Ramadan. Imagine the opportunity to be close to the holiest shrines and places during the holy month. It is a rare opportunity and must be availed by people across the world. I take pride in the fact that our valued customers loved the meaning and significance of Umrah during Ramadan.

You are fasting with millions of Muslims from all around the world. You want to assist and become more pure and humble. You dream of building yourself into a clear and devoted Muslim. And performing Umrah during Ramadan gives you the added advantage. Basically, you are performing Umrah year round. But for this particular month, you are now adding value and importance of the fast along with the benefits of Umrah.

It is a bizarre and sensational moment for millions of Muslims who have the opportunity to enjoy and become closer to Allah through Umrah and Fasting. Let us share with you some of the amazing experiences that many of our customers have shared with us.

“The first thing that came to my mind was benevolence. I was able to break fast with different people from all across the world each day. It was amazing. I was never able to know that so many people have the same meaning towards life. And that was an eye opener. I remember a man from Sudan insisting to open fast with me. I was humbled.” Asif, Karachi, 26 years old, business man

“Tears and tears. I was scared and delighted at the same time. No other place in the world would allow me to be happy and sad at the same time. I was happy because I was finally in the house of Allah but also very sad that I had nothing but bad deeds to show. I wanted to seek forgiveness. During the opening and closing of fasting, I was in complete shock and love.” Amna, Islamabad, 42 years old, house wife