Ramadan is the most pious month in the whole year and it is comprised of three Ashras and each Ashra consists of 10 days. The final Ashra of Ramadan is regarded as the most sacred Ashra of the month. According to Islamic doctrine, the last 10 days of Ramadan are considered to be the most significant and essential in our journey of pleasing Allah (SWT), because among them is Laylah-tul-Qadar. Umrah, in general, is a spiritual journey that has the power to purify one’s soul and elevate one’s spiritual state. Performing Umrah during the last Ashra of Ramadan can have an even greater impact on one’s spiritual well-being.
Performing Umrah during the last Ashra (ten days) of Ramadan holds great significance for Muslims as it is considered to be a time of immense blessings and mercy from Allah (SWT). Here are some of the benefits of performing Umrah in the last Ashra of Ramadan
Importance of the Last Ashra of Ramadan
Although every moment of the holy month of Ramadan has its significance, the last ten days of Ramadan have prime importance because of several reasons. performing Umrah during the last Ashra of Ramadan holds great significance and can bring immense blessings and rewards for a Muslim. It is a highly recommended act that can lead to spiritual elevation, forgiveness of sins, and an increase in one’s rewards. The last ten days of Ramadan, including the Laylatul Qadr, are considered to be the most blessed days of the year. It is believed that during this time, the mercy and blessings of Allah (SWT) are at their peak. The final Ashra of Ramadan is a wonderful chance to assist individuals who are struggling to enjoy Eid due to a lack of resources.
Blessings of Laylah-tul-Qadar
The Holy Quran declares the Night of Laylah-tul-Qadar, a night that is better than a thousand nights making it the most significant virtue and feature of the final 10 days of Ramadan. This evening marks the blessing of the Quran on humanity. Therefore, Shab-e-Qadar worship has a greater reward than a year’s worth of regular prayer. Whoever awakens and offers a prayer that night will be exalted, since Laylah-tul-Qadar is known as the night of value and regard. Because of this night’s splendor and prestige with Allah (SWT), gives it immense importance and significance. The virtue of Laylah-tul-Qadar is proved by numerous verses and hadiths.
Increase in Rewards & Forgiveness of Sins
The rewards for good deeds performed during the last Ashra of Ramadan are said to be multiplied manifold. Performing Umrah during this time can therefore result in an immense increase in one’s rewards and blessings. Ramadan is a month of forgiveness and performing Umrah during the last Ashra can lead to the forgiveness of even the gravest of sins. The Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him) is reported to have performed Umrah during the last Ashra of Ramadan, and it is therefore considered a highly recommended act.
Itikaf is a Sunnah that is highly recommended and a spiritual deed that separates a person from the world and unites them with Allah. Itikaf is often performed by Muslims during the last 10 days of Ramadan, however, if a Muslim prefers to do so during the first or second Ashra of Ramadan for any reason, there is no harm in doing so. Many Muslims all around the world perform Itikaf in the last Ashra since our beloved Prophet Mohammad (P.B.U.H.) typically did it in the final 10 days of Ramadan (men in mosques and women at home). The importance of doing Itikaf during the final ten days of Ramadan is increased by the occurrence of Laylah-tul-Qadar (the night of splendor) during this Ashra.
Friday is the luckiest day for Muslims. But the significance of Friday becomes much more when Ramadan begins. Jummah-tul-Wida is the last Friday of Ramadan, and it is a day that is particularly near to every Muslim’s heart since it marks the end of the month of Ramadan. On this day, special prayers are offered and more Muslims attend mosques for Ibadaah
Giving Zakat & Charity
Another key feature of Ramadan is charity and Muslims around the world donate millions and trillions during this month to please Allah, The Almighty, and seek His forgiveness and blessings. Muslims give generously in the name of zakat and other charity during the last Ashra of the holy month. Simply because the joyful holiday of Eid comes after the holy month, now is the ideal time to provide. And one of the finest ways to improve your chances of finding shelter from the awful flames of hell is to assist those who lack the resources to celebrate Eid with enthusiasm and excitement. Allah (SWT) cherishes those who show compassion and kindness for others.