Every Ibadah in Islam is attached with some virtues and so is Umrah which is one of the most important Sunnah of our beloved Prophet Muhammad (P.B.U.H) and is considered as an important and sacred obligation for Muslims. The blessings of Umrah are countless and numerous.
To earn virtues, goodness and blessings of Allah, Muslims perform Umrah throughout the year. They perform each obligation with great desire, love, intensity and gratitude to achieve the blessings of Umrah. Umrah is not only a spiritual journey towards the house of Allah, the Holy Kaaba but also in return Muslims earn loads of uncountable rewards, righteousness virtues and blessings of Umrah.
Throughout a Muslim’s life, it’s seen that each Muslim longs to visit Kaaba at least once in his life and be the guest of Allah. With the same he gets bestowed by during Zia ’rat of the Tomb of their beloved Prophet Mohammed (P.B.U.H) in Medina; thereby praying in the Sacred and Blessed of the mosque of Islam, Masjid un Nabwi.
The feelings and blessings of Umrah that he enjoys being Allah’s guest and those magical moments and worship that he performs adds to his grace and bounties of the lifetime. The inner peace, gratitude and calmness that a Muslim enjoys cannot be described in words. Following are some sayings of Prophet Muhammad (P.B.U.H) related to blessings and rewards of Umrah
Remove Poverty And Sins
Ibn Abbas (RA) said: Allah’s Messenger (PBUH) said,
“Perform Hajj and Umrah consecutively; for they remove poverty and sin as bellows remove impurity from iron.”
When Muslims travel so far for the pilgrimage of Umrah, his heart is free from worldly lust and he seeks the path of Allah and hadith of Prophet Muhammad at every step and asks for forgiveness for his sins that would make him pure and refined, free from all wrong thinking and doings. That’s the blessings of Umrah.
Umrah does not only help Muslims in expiation of sins but is also considered as equivalent to jihad for some Muslims.
The Prophet Muhammad (P.B.U.H) said:
The translation of the Hadith:
“Whomever leaves his home only for the purpose of Hajj or ‘Umrah, and dies, it becomes guaranteed upon Allah to grant him the Paradise, if He takes away his soul and if He returns him; He’ll return him with rewards and gains”.
Umrah is also known as a minor Hajj and it can be performed throughout the year except during hajj days. He who goes for Umrah and travels to Mecca to perform the same is considered a pilgrim until he reaches back home. Till all this time he is the guest of Allah and he answers all his wishes if they seek his forgiveness, He forgives them.
As per Islamic belief, Muslims strive to perform Umrah many times in their lives. Knowing about the blessings of Umrah, Muslims believe that performing Umrah can help them to expiate their sins and protects them from poverty and scarcity of livelihood throughout their lives.
It’s Muslims belief that spending anything for the sake of Allah and in the path of Allah results in more blessings and he is bestowed with rewards. As Allah bestows his followers and true lovers with all his blessings and rewards as promised in Quran. Umrah is an amazing journey where Muslims yearns Allah’s favour and protection throughout this sacred pilgrimage and earned the blessings of Umrah