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Umrah The Expiration Of Previous Sins

January 16, 2015
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Umrah The Expiration Of Previous Sins

Umrah is expiation for the sins committed between it and another Umrah. (Bukhari, Muslim) The act of Umrah is known to cleanse one’s soul from past committed sins. It is advised to do Umrah more than once in your lifetime so that it can act as a washing of the sins from the last time one performed Umrah. The virtues of Umrah ‫‏like Hajj, the act of Umrah is amongst the best deeds one can perform when pleasing Allah (swt). In the blessed month of Ramadan, the reward of performing Umrah is equal to that of performing Hajj with the Prophet (S). Another great virtue of Umrah is that if one passes away in their journey of Umrah, the reward for them is Jannah. While setting off for Umrah, the intention or Niyah, counts first. Taking a bath to wear Ahram and offering of two rak’at Nafal steadfast your intention to perform Umrah. Make Ghusl before you set off from home. Whichever Salah is due at the time, ensure it has been prayed in full before setting off. Read 2 rakaats of Travelling Salah before setting off. When going out of your house/hotel, say: Bismillahi, Tawakkaltu, ‘a‐lallahi, wa laa hawla wa laa quwatta illah billah. Recite Du’aa of Travelling :- Allahu Akbar, Allahu Akbar, Allahu Akbar. Subhaa‐ nalahee, Sakha‐ra‐la‐naa ha‐thaa wa maa kunaa, lahu muq‐ri‐nee‐na wa innaa ilaa rabbinaa la‐mun‐qa‐le‐boon.

It is advised to perform Umrah more than once in the life time so that it can act as a washing of sins from the last time one performed Umrah. The act of Umrah is known as the cleanse one’s soul from past sins committed by him. Hajj and Umrah are pilgrimages to Mecca, Saudi Arabia, taken up by the Muslims. Hajj forms the fifth pillar of Islam, which a Muslim is supposed to undertake at least once in his lifetime, while Umrah is considered a minor pilgrimage that can be taken up at any point in time. There are a series of rituals that needs to be followed to complete Umrah correctly. Umrah actually based on the four pillars. Ahraam, Tawa’af, Sa’ee and trimming/ shaving of head. One step is followed by the other. Harram is deemed to be the House of Allah. Since making the intention for Umrah to arriving back to your place, every step is just full of the blessings of Allah. Muslims around the World have a keen desire to come and perform the holy act of Umrah.

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