Last Updated on November 30, 2023 by Asfa Rasheed
It wasn’t until I started writing this article that I realized I couldn’t possibly limit the list of lessons that Umrah could teach me. I’m only unable to continue this list into the hundreds or even thousands and it deserves owing to the brevity and also my own shortcomings. Umrah is a highly personal event for me, and because it happened so recently, I’m still absorbing it. Plenty of the lessons would only become obvious with time and experience. Any imperfections or flaws in this post are, obviously, a reflection of my own inadequacy, but all of these lessons are significant.
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Table of Contents
1. Diverse Beauty:
Even now, in an age of globalization where we believe we know everything about “every remote path”. Hajj and Umrah reveal our ignorance against our fellow humans. It’s quite lovely to see pilgrims dressed differently for worship to the same Lord, having conversations in various languages but speaking to the same Lord, and participating in various religious customs as expressing their devotion to the same Lord.
2. Allah Sees Everyone As Equal.
It’s easy to believe that your nation or tribe is superior as compared to others after witnessing the diverse beauty. Once the Hajj and Umrah rituals start, it is even more delightful to watch all of those pilgrims wearing the same white clothes, expressing the same “Talbiyah,” and circling around the same Holy Kabah. Any arrogance and pride in your heart shatter like a pane of glass as you realize how similar you are to the rest of humanity.
3. Always Keep Hope Alive:
At Arafat, the Day of Judgment is recreated, with millions of people standing bareheaded in their death robes, humiliating themselves in the dusty, smelly and messy in the scorching desert heat. Despite this, Allah decides to forgive participants based simply on their participation at this annual dress trial for that incident in which we all will be there. When one considers Allah’s merciful presence, one’s heart is warmed and one is reassured that, despite our wrongdoings and sins, Allah Almighty is always ready to accept us back into His embrace.
4. Eliminate Bad Deeds From Your Life:
It’s amazing that out of the 25 forbidden activities in the state of Ihram, Fusooq (wickedness, such as the use of harsh and abusive language) and Jidaal (quarreling) are the two of them specified in the Qur’an that is haram after the Ihram period. These are also 2 of the most difficult deeds or activities to avoid, especially during the Hajj and Umrah, when massive amounts of pilgrims from all over the world are brought together in a scorching and barren region with diverse languages and cultural standards. When the pilgrim returns to normal society after learning restraint skills and throwing all other evil acts back at the Shaytaan in the form of stones, the challenge is to start afresh.
5. Take Care Of Allah’s Creation:
The Abrahamic prayer for Makkah has two parts: security and fruitfulness. The prayer was answered, and the security of the Haram area has been protected to this day – no tree can be removed, and no animal can be hunted inside the sacred premises. Even a single tiny bug found on the body cannot be killed! It is shameful to see Allah’s sanctity towards animals and plants in His Own house. In contrast to the reckless mentality, we often show in our homes, which expresses itself most clearly in our everyday lives as food and other resources wastage.
6. Stop And Reflect
Stops occur during the Hajj and Umrah, where the pilgrim is not required to do anything other than rest for a specified period of time. All distractions, whether they be the bright and dazzling lights of a city, the noise of inner-city traffic, or even the distant buzzes of electronic devices, are silenced in Muzdalifa. All that is visible is the glamour of the evening sky, and all that is being heard is the vibe of Allah’s remembrance. Occasionally, it is necessary to get away from our regular routines, set aside our gadgets and contraptions, and stand with Allah’s creation.
7. Make An Effort With Strong Faith To Succeed:
Despite appearing to be solely preparation for the afterlife, Hajj and Umrah also teach great lessons for this life’s existence. In an extremely dry desert, Hazrat Bibi Hajra (AS) ran between Safa and Marwah, desperately seeking water. She put a lot of effort until Allah rewarded her with the best results, despite the slimmest of chances. Hajj and Umrah teach us to achieve the proper balance: strive for success and prosperity in this world, but do not devote yourself to earthly desires and pleasures, as She did for her small child Ismael (AS).
In short, if you learn all these fruitful lessons, then it would not be difficult for you to assist others by your actions and behavior. You can easily promote equality, help poor and needy persons, stay polite in every situation, have complete faith on Allah, keep struggling, and much more. All these practices make you more prominent in eyes of Allah Almighty.