Million Muslims around the world gather in the Grand Mosque to attain nearness to Allah by fasting and worshipping together. Breaking the fast of Muslims at the time of Iftar connects them with Allah.
Umrah is a mystical voyage and pilgrims travel to Makkah to seek the mercy of Allah (SWT) with their hearts filled with love and gratitude. It is an enlightening experience for every believer, one that they would remember for a lifetime and be always thankful. Umrah is a blessing throughout the year, but it holds special significance in the sacred month of Ramadan, an experience that every Muslim should try to accomplish.
Upcoming Ramadan 2024 Date in the UK
Starting on the evening of Sun, Mar 10, 2024 Ending on an evening of Tue, Apr 9, 2024
These dates may vary due to the lunar calendar.
Benefits of Umrah in Ramadan according to Hadiths
The following Hadith shows the importance of Umrah in Ramadan 2024
Al-Bukhaari (1782) and Muslim (1256) narrated that Ibn ‘Abbaas said: The Messenger of Allaah (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him) said to a woman from among the Ansaar – Ibn ‘Abbaas mentioned her name, but I forgot it – “What kept you from performing Hajj with us?” She said: We only have two camels and the father of her son and her son had gone for Hajj on one camel, and he left us the other camel so that we could carry water on it. He said: “When Ramadaan comes, go for ‘Umrah, for ‘Umrah in (that month) is equivalent to Hajj.”
One should understand that Umrah done during the month of Ramadan cannot be a substitute for the obligatory Hajj, that they are equal in reward, but the former does not replace the latter as a fulfilment of the obligation. Hence, whoever performs Umrah in Ramadan, enjoys the virtue of the place i.e., Mecca and time, which is the blessed Ramadan as we all know that doing Umrah in the month of Ramadan is more complicated.
That is because one may be fasting while performing it or break his fast due to the travelling involved, and then have to make up for it. This is not the case when one performs Umrah during any other month. When it comes to the best time for Umrah, Ramadan holds a special significance and the most significant rewards.
According to another Hadith, Prophet Muhammad (PBUH) said,
“Perform Umrah in the month of Ramadan, as it’s (reward) is parallel to having a Hajj performed with me.” [BUKHARI]
From the above hadith, we can easily understand that Umrah in Ramadan is equivalent to hajj Performing Umrah in Ramadan carries immense value and religious significance. Umrah is a lesser form of Hajj and whoever performs Umrah with pure intention earns the highest pleasure of Allah (SWT).
Tips for Umrah in Ramadan 2024
While the rewards of this ritual are immeasurable, it’s essential to be prepared for this pilgrimage. Here are some suggestions for performing Umrah in Ramadan:
Umrah is one of the few rituals in Islam that requires you to walk for long distances and extended periods; hence, focus on maintaining your health before you leave on your pilgrimage. Keep a small first-aid kit on you at all times that’s got medicines and first-aid supplies such as painkillers, aspirin, cough or cold medicines, bandages, etc.
During Ramadan, the area for performing Tawaf is filled with the crowd, so make sure you keep an eye on the prayer timings during your pilgrimage. It becomes increasingly more crowded after Asr. The duration of tawaf is about one hour. When you are free with this ritual, the time for breaking the fast will begin. It isn’t wise to force yourself to perform Umrah in the states of thirst, hunger, and fatigue; therefore, the best time to perform Umrah during this month is in the morning hours.
This ritual, which is an integral part of the Isha prayers, is one of the main features of Ramadan; hence, you should rest up, gather your strength and wits, and be prepared to offer Isha prayers en masse for a few hours.
Iftar and Suhūr
Make sure you keep a note of your hotel timings for Iftar and Suhūr. To keep your energy up, eat whole-grain foods, fruits, and vegetables, and drink plenty of water. Avoid overeating meat, spicy and junk food, and processed food items; they will increase your stomach’s acidity and put extra stress on your body.
Whole-grain foods, fruits, and vegetables, on the other hand, will provide your body with fibres that are necessary for digestion and building your energy levels. Be mindful of your diet this month.
Things you need to pack
It’s appropriate only to pack the things you need on your trip to keep your luggage on the lightweight side. A mini Quran or a book of supplications is an absolute necessity, along with a mobile phone. This would allow you to prepare the prayers that you’ll offer at various holy sites.
A portable prayer mat can come in handy in mosques as there’s a chance that you may not find one during busy hours of Salah. During your stay, make it a habit to reuse empty plastic bottles to refill zam-zam water instead of buying new ones; this not only saves money but also doesn’t create an inconvenience for the cleaning staff.
Try to book the last ten days of Ramadan Umrah Packages
Spend the blessed month of Ramadan in the sacred city of Mecca. Perform Umrah in the last 10 days of Ramadan and search for the Laylatul Qadr while worshipping Allah (SWT) and seeking his forgiveness in Haram.
The last 10th days of Ramadan are of great importance because the Prophet (peace and blessings of Allah be upon him) and his Companions performed I'tikaf in these last days. The Holy Quran has also emphasized on Lailat-ul-Qadr (Night of Power). There is an explanation of this in the 97th chapter of the book.
Indeed, We revealed [the Qur’an] during the Night of Decree. And what can make you know what is the Night of Decree? The Night of Decree is better than a thousand months. The angels and the Spirit descend therein by permission of their Lord for every matter. Peace is until the emergence of dawn. (97:1-5)
Therefore, it is better to select last 10 days Ramadan Umrah Packages for those who are capable of performing Umrah during Ramadan fasting during Ramadan.
Our special Ramadan Umrah packages 2024 are best for those who are keen to visit Makkah to seek blessings of Allah (SWT) but have limited means to do so. Pilgrims can opt for budget Ramadan Umrah packages and travel with groups which cost much lesser than private or individual Umrah Ramadan Packages. Our budget Umrah packages offer comfort at a great cost.
We have tied up with the leading hotels near Haram to give you the right price and services. Our low-cost 3-Star Ramadan Umrah packages ensure that your financial constraint for not being able to perform Umrah is eliminated and you are ready to visit Makkah in this blessed month while enjoying excellent services at a reasonable price.
Pilgrims are given all the necessary facilities so that they can worship and perform Umrah without any interruptions. Accommodation is provided near the marketplace, and extra services like dry cleaning and laundry are also arranged for the pilgrims. Pilgrims are also taken to various ziyarat places such as Ghar-e-Hira, Jabal-e-Rehmat, Masjid-e-Taneem, Juma Mosque, etc
Book your Ramadan Umrah package 2024
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