Significance of Performing Umrah in Islam

In Arabic the word Umrah meaning is a visit. In Islam the word umrah meaning is paying a visit to Holy Kabba.the Circumambulation (Tawaaf) around Holy Kabba and 7 times walking between Safa and Marwa. Many people performe Umrah during Hajj and in other days round the year. There are four pillars of Umrah. The fist one is entering the state of Ihraam. The second one is Tawwaf circumambulation round Holy Kabba. The third one is Sa’y which is fast wlking round the hills of Safa and Marwa and the fourth one is Tahlal-lul which means come out of the sate of Ihram. Hajj is performed once in a year while Umrah can be performed any time during the year. Umrah is a Sunnah of our Holy Prophet (P.B.U.H). Umrah is neither Imperative nor mandatory but it Sunnah (the following of our Holy Prohphet P.B.U.H). One or more time many Muslims perform Umrah as it has great reward. Umrah is also known as mini Hajj it can be performed any time round the year except the five specific days of Hajj. The performers of Umrah are actually deputation of Allah Almighty. Allah Almight really loved those people who perform Umrah and give up their time and money for this noble act. One Umrah is compensation for the sins and mistakes committed between it and next Umrah. The one who perform Umrah with Takwa his/her sole get rid for the last committed sins that’s why it is recommended to perform Umrah one or more in life time because it act as the washing of souls. Performing Umrah solely for the sake of Allah Almighty has immense return. Umrah is among one of the best acts that a Muslims can perform to please Allah Almighty. The one who strive in the Path of Allah and perform Umrah Allah Almighty will answer his all prayers. The reward of performing Umrah in the month of Holy Ramadan is many times more than performing Umrah in other days of year. Another great virtue is of the ones who died during the journey of performing Umrah is that they will get the reward of Paradise.

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