Monday, September 7, 2009

What is Umrah? Information on Umrah

What is Umrah?

Among the virtuous acts recommended during Ramadan, is performance of 'Umrah, the lesser Hajj, for those Muslims who are capable physically and financially first to travel to the House of Allah (Ka'abah) in Makkah, and who can afford the expenses of air fare or bus fare and accommodations.

The case for this 'Umrah rests on the Hadith in which the Mes­senger of Allah (says) said:
“Performing 'Umrah in the month of Ramadan equals performing Hajj” (Agreed Upon)

This hadith indicates the merits of 'Umrah in Ramadan. It does not specify whether 'Umrah is performed in the beginning of the month or in the last ten days of Ramadan.

There is a popular belief that this 'Umrah should be on the 27th of Ramadan, the Night of Power. This results in a traffic jam on that date in the grand Masjid, with thousands of visitors around the world wanting to make ‘Umrah on that night. As I have explained in the section on the Night of Power, the rec­ommended act on the Night of Power is not 'Umrah, it is Tahajjud (nightly prayer). After all, no one is certain that the 27th is the Night of Power.

Indeed, for those who can afford it and may have made Hajj, 'Umrah in Makkah during Ramadan is a lifetime experience that no one should miss. Words cannot describe the exhilarat­ing feeling of Iftar (fast breaking, nightly prayer, and Ta­raweeh) in the Holy Land with other pilgrims.


Islamic / Muslim Festivals and Holiday 2019

Islamic Events and Holiday 2019

English Date Islamic Date
We have listed the important Islamic Festivals, Holidays and Events for the year 2019 as per the calender year 2019. These muslim religious holiday can vary as per the sighting of moon and the lunar calendar.
#Urs Khawjah Gharib Nawaz, Ajmer Sharif 14 March, 2019 - Thursday 6th Rajab 1440
#Lailat-ul-Meraj #Shab-e-meraj Night of Apr 3, 2019 - Wednesday 26-Rajab-1440
#Shabe-e-Barat April 20, 2019 - Saturday 14th Sha'baan 1440
#Start of Fasting Month (#Ramadan) May 7, 2019 - Tuesday 1st Ramadan 1440
#Jummat-ul-Wida 31 May 2019 - Friday Last Friday of Ramadan 1440
#Lailat-ul-Qadr (#Shab-E-Qadr) June 1, 2019 - Saturday 27 Ramadan 1440
#Eid-ul-Fitr June 5, 2019 - Saturday 1st Shawwal 1440
#Hajj August 11, 2019 - Sunday 9th Dhul-Hijjah 1440
#Eid-ul-Adaha #Bakrid August 12, 2019 - Wednesday 10th Dhul-Hijjah 1440
#Islamic New Year September 1, 2019 - Sunday 1st Muharram 1441
#Yaum al-Ashura September 10, 2019 - Tuesday 10th Muharram 1441
#Eid Milad-un-Nabi Nov 10, 2019 - Sunday 12th Rabi-al-Awwal 1441
#Urs Haji Ali Baba Mumbai 13 December, 2019 - Friday 16 Rabi Ul Akhir 1441
714th Urs Sharif Of Hazrat Khwaaja Syed Nizamuddin Aulia Mehboob-e-elahi Rahmatullah Alayh 16 December, 2019 - Monday 19 Rabi Ul Akhir 1441