Every type of worship is bestowed a specific type blessing in the religion of Islam and one of the worship is performing of Umrah. Prophet Muhammad (PBUH) has announced number of Hadiths about Allah’s blessings and rewards for the people performing the Umrah. Therefore we are providing some of the most important Ahadith that focus on the importance, blessings and virtues of Umrah.
According to Hazrat Abu Hurairah (R.A) Prophet Muhammad (P.B.U.H) announced in a Hadith (that was authenticated by Imams Al-Bukhari and Muslim) that: “(The performance of the pilgrimage) Umrah is expiation for the sins committed during it and the preceding Umrah.”
The above mentioned Hadith not only emphasizes the importance of Umrah in the life of a Muslim but it also encourages him to perform it numerous times when possible.
Now we will describe the importance of making prayers, Duas or Requests while performing Umrah:
Every individual in this world has special demands and wishes. Therefore Muslims can pray to Almighty Allah, and He can answer their prayers. Only Almighty Allah can grant our wishes and understand what is requested from His bounties. Pilgrimage like Umrah offers a golden opportunity for Muslims to pray in front of Allah Almighty. Since Umrah is a special event that is held at the Holy place therefore the wishes that are included in the prayers to Allah have the highest possibility of being granted there. Muslims should take the maximum advantage of Umrah and ask Allah for His mercy and guidance to show them the right path.
If a Muslim has specific needs, wishes or demands no matter how impractical or unfeasible they are, he or she should make full utilization of Umrah without reluctance to ask for support and favor of Allah.
Numerous people who have performed Umrah have testified that their prayers were answered by the Almighty Allah. The best way of making a Dua or prayer is saying it with complete concentration, humility and intention in front of Almighty Allah.