Umrah is not a mandatory part of Islam like Hajj, but it is the Sunnah of our beloved Prophet Muhammad (Peace Be Upon Him). In Islam, some acts of worship are obligatory and some are Sunnah. There is no problem in performing Umrah at any time other than the fixed five days of Hajj because Hajj is an obligatory act of worship. The title “5 Amazing Times for Umrah” is a guide for everyone on when you should prepare for Umrah.
Umrah is temporarily suspended for all foreigners from the last day of Shawwal, the month following Ramadan, until the month of Dhul-Hijjah. So these days no one can apply for an Umrah visa and this is the right time to prepare yourself for Umrah. During this period, you should decide when you should get the best Umrah packages 2022 from any travel agency.
You should not forget that Umrah is an act of worship that will be possible only when travelling to the country of Saudi Arabia.
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All Muslims have some questions in their minds:
- What is the best time for Umrah?
- Which is the best season for Umrah?
- What is the best time to achieve Umrah?
- Which is the best month for Umrah?
- What is the best season for Umrah?
The meaning of all the questions is the same, which is the best time of the year for us to perform Umrah?
There are five best times when one can perform Umrah.
- summer holidays
- Major months
- Mild weather
Millions of Muslims choose this month of the Islamic lunar calendar for Umrah over any other month or time because of its greater reward.
Our beloved Prophet Muhammad (peace and blessings of Allah be upon him) said about those who perform Umrah in this month:
“Perform Umrah in Ramadan because its reward is equivalent to performing Hajj with me.”
In another Hadith, the Messenger of Allah, may God bless him and grant him peace, said:
Hazrat Muhammad (peace and blessings of Allah be upon him) said while addressing an Ansari woman.
What prevented you from performing Hajj with us?
The Ansari woman replied:
We have only 2 camels and his son’s father and his son went for Hajj on 1 camel, and he left the other camel for us to carry water on it.
The Prophet (PBUH) said:
When Ramadan comes, perform Umrah because in this month Umrah is equivalent to Hajj.
(Bukhari and Muslim)
Everyone wants to perform Umrah this month for the same reward as Hajj. On normal days, a single act of worship gets only one reward, but on the days of this holy month, everyone gets 70 times a reward in addition to one reward. Muslims spend their time during Umrah this month doing some unusual acts of worship. No one can imagine the reward of performing Umrah in Ramadan.
If one wants to perform Umrah this month, he can certainly face a lot of crowds during the Tawaf and Sa’i of Umrah. No one can achieve anything special without difficulty. Here, many travel agencies are doing their duty so that everyone can easily perform Umrah with Umrah packages.
Nowadays, everyone’s life has become very busy, so no one has enough time to spend some time on world tours. A Muslim living in a European country needs some planning first to fulfil his dream of performing Umrah with his family.
Therefore, most Muslims choose summer vacations for Umrah as schools, colleges, and universities are closed during these days and parents can easily perform Umrah with their children during these summer days.
The weather in Saudi Arabia is extremely hot during this season, but due to the complete air-conditioning system in Masjid al-Haram and Masjid al-Nabawi, everyone can easily perform Umrah regardless of the severity of the hot weather. And there is not much crowd of pilgrims in this season.
Umrah is not the name of going to the house of Allah and returning from there, but it requires full attention and devotion, so people select Grand months to perform Umrah. These months come after the month of Hajj, Muharram and Safar. These are the first and second months of the Islamic lunar calendar.
This is the best season of the year for Umrah as there is less rush of pilgrims than in other seasons. You can say that this is the off-peak season due to the low prices of hotels and flights, which allows pilgrims to perform Tawaf and Sa’i comfortably.
The weather in Saudi Arabia is much hotter than the weather in the United Kingdom and the United States. Many Muslims prefer this season to perform Umrah as the weather is mild during these days, making it one of the best times to perform Umrah.
It is the best time to perform Umrah for those living in the UK, Canada, the USA and European countries as the weather is cold in Saudi Arabia during this month. Compared to Ramadan, the number of pilgrims is less this month. Due to the prices of hotels and flights for those performing Umrah this month, one can easily perform Umrah. Many companies offer December Umrah packages for Umrah in December. Through this package, Muslims can go for Umrah during the Christmas and Easter holidays.
The above information is a complete guide to everyone regarding the best season/time/season/month for Umrah. Everyone should perform Umrah when they have time because life is too short, and we should take advantage of all the opportunities for Hajj.