Umrah sometime known as a lesser pilgrimage has great importance in Islam. As compare to Hajj in which Muslims gather in Makkah after getting suitable Hajj Packages amid specific days, there are no specific days for Umrah. Umrah can be done at any time in the whole year.
The greatest month to perform ‘Umrah is amid Ramadan, for the Prophet (peace be upon him) stated:
‘Umrah (performed) in Ramadan is equivalent to Hajj (in reward).
(Agreed upon its validness by Imams Al-Bukhari and Muslim)
As indicated by another statement by Al-Bukhari:
It (Umrah In Ramadan) is equal to performing Hajj with me.
As narration by the Muslim:
It is equal to Hajj or Hajj performed with me (in remunerate).
This implies it is equal to Hajj or (demonstrative of uncertainty with respect to the Hadith narrator) equal to Hajj performed with the Prophet (peace be upon him).
At that point, comes the ‘Umrah in Dhul-Qa’dah, for all the ‘Umrahs which the Prophet (peace arrive) performed occurred in Dhul-Qa’dah. Allah says:
For sure in the Messenger of Allâh (Muhammad صلى الله عليه وسلم) you have a decent example to take after.
May Allah give us achievement!
Described by Imam Ahmad, Section on the Hadiths described by Banu Hashim, the start of the Chapter on the Hadiths described by `Abdullah ibn `Abbas, no. 2804; and Ibn Majah, Book on customs, Chapter on the perfection of performing `Umrah in Ramadan, no. 2994.
Described by Al-Bukhari, Book on Hajj, Chapter on Hajj for ladies, no. 1863.
Described by Muslim, Book on Hajj, Chapter on the magnificence of performing `Umrah in Ramadan, no. 1256.
Surah Al¬Ahzab, 33: 21
Umrah in Ramadan contains many virtues and blessing of Allah. As compare to other months Ramadan Umrah Packages are very cheap due to which people prefer to perform Umrah in the month of Ramadan. So plan your Umrah today before it is too late.