Making the small Umrah pilgrimage brings blessings and spiritual satisfaction. It is considered the most peaceful walking path to Jannah (paradise). While Umrah’s journey has not been easy, maintaining purity and holiness in everyday life after Umrah requires a lot of discipline and dedication.
In Umrah, one has no responsibilities towards home, work, home life, etc. It is a journey into a world without negative and evil existence; everyone participates in the worship of Allah. It is a sacred place with no recreational or recreational activities, and the sole concern of a pilgrim is to perform this act of worship to the best of his ability and to ask for blessings. Allah’s blessings and forgiveness.
But when they return home, they are caught up in responsibilities, difficulties, crime, guilt, and laziness. Although the Umrah journey is full of great productivity, dedication, and income, all the effort and time spent in Makkah can hardly be appreciated after returning home. Maintaining and continuing the same spiritual class in the world’s chaos is difficult but not impossible.
Everything that exists depends on God for its birth and maintenance. Any attributes a being has are not their own but a reflection of God’s attributes. For example, a flower catches the eye simply because it reflects God’s beauty, and a mountain of majestic stature because it reflects God’s majesty. A mother’s love for her children reflects God’s unconditional love and affection for His creation.
Man is the only species capable of fully reflecting God’s attributes among God’s creatures. We can reflect life, beauty, kindness, wisdom, knowledge, power, compassion, justice, revenge, forgiveness, sight, hearing, and love. All are attributes of God. According to the Quran, humanity is God’s deputy on Earth:
وَإِذْ قَالَ رَبُّكَ لِلْمَلَائِكَةِ إِنِّي جَاعِلٌ فِي الْأَرْضِ خَلِيفَةً
And when your Lord said to the angels, “I will send a representative to Earth,” (Qur’an, Surah al-Baqarah, 2:30)
Humanity is superior to animals and angels. Animals have desires but no wisdom, so they must act on their wishes. When a goat sees fodder or grass, it begins to eat without checking whether the grass is from its owner’s or neighbor’s yard. Angels are given only wisdom and no temptation or desire, so they don’t have to make moral choices.
However, humanity has both the power of desire and intellect. We were as hungry as a goat, but we didn’t just eat everything along the way. We get annoyed when our rights are violated, but we cannot attack the aggressor the way animals hunt him. Our wishes and anger are controlled by the capacity of the mind. Maybe not always, but most of the time!
According to the Quran, mankind enjoys a special rank compared to other creatures:
وَلَقَدْ كَرَّمْنَا بَنِي آدَمَ وَحَمَلْنَاهُمْ فِي الْبَرِّ وَالْبَحْرِ وَرَزَقْنَاهُمْ مِنَ الطَّيِّبَاتِ وَفَضَّلْنَاهُمْ عَلَىٰ كَثِيرٍ مِمَّنْ خَلَقْنَا تَفْضِيلًا
We have certainly honored Adam’s children (with many distinctions): We have sustained their travel on land and sea, provided for them (their food) from pure, wholesome things, and preferred them over many of whom We have created with special favor. (Qur’an, Surah al-Isra’, 17:70).
The interplay between desire and intellect gives rise to conflicting choices that allow us to exercise our free will. When we have many different choices, we can choose to act or not act in a certain way, which leads to different outcomes. We can make rational decisions and the ability to distinguish between what is good and what is bad, what is good and what is harmful:
إِنَّا عَرَضْنَا الْأَمَانَةَ عَلَى السَّمَاوَاتِ وَالْأَرْضِ وَالْجِبَالِ فَأَبَيْنَ أَنْ يَحْمِلْنَهَا وَأَشْفَقْنَ مِنْهَا وَحَمَلَهَا الْإِنْسَانُ ۖ إِنَّهُ كَانَ ظَلُومًا جَهُولًا
We offered our Trust to the heavens, the Earth, and the mountains. Still, they narrow from bearing it and were afraid of it (afraid of being unable to fulfill their responsibility), but the human being has undertaken it. But, unfortunately, he is prone to doing great wrong, misjudging, and acting out of sheer ignorance. (Qur’an, Surah al-Ahzab, 33:72).
Based on the above discussions, humanity has a special role as God’s deputy, enjoying special honor and being the bearer of God’s faith (which has been interpreted as free will). or deputy sovereign).
LIFE IS LIKE A TEST
The next question is: what is our role or duty in this life? What are we to do with this God-trusting and sub-ruler role?
The Quran further explains that God created life and death to see which of us is better than the other in deed:
الَّذِي خَلَقَ الْمَوْتَ وَالْحَيَاةَ لِيَبْلُوَكُمْ أَيُّكُمْ أَحْسَنُ عَمَلًا ۚ وَهُوَ الْعَزِيزُ الْغَفُورُ
He (God) who has created death and life, so that He may try you (and demonstrate to yourselves) which of you is better in deeds; and He is the All-Glorious with irresistible might (Whose will none can frustrate), the All-Forgiving. (Qur’an, Surah al-Mulk, 67:2).
According to this verse, throughout our lives, we continually go through trials and tribulations to see how we perform in the context of our life on Earth with all kinds of challenges and temptations. Coax. Whether a person is poor or rich, sick or healthy, hungry or full, all undergo a test:
إِنَّا جَعَلْنَا مَا عَلَى الْأَرْضِ زِينَةً لَهَا لِنَبْلُوَهُمْ أَيُّهُمْ أَحْسَنُ عَمَلًا
We have made whatever is on the earth as an ornament for it (inviting to humanity) so that we can try them (by demonstrating it to ourselves) and see which of them is the best in behavior. (Quran, Surah al-Kahf, 18:7).
The adornment of this earthly life is further clarified in another verse as follows:
الْمَالُ وَالْبَنُونَ زِينَةُ الْحَيَاةِ الدُّنْيَا ۖ وَالْبَاقِيَاتُ الصَّالِحَاتُ خَيْرٌ عِنْدَ رَبِّكَ ثَوَابًا وَخَيْرٌ أَمَلًا
Wealth and children adorn the present worldly life. Still, the good, righteous deeds (based on faith) that cause suffering are better in the sight of your Lord in bringing prize and better to set one’s heart for. (Qur’an, Surah al-Kahf, 18:46).
To clarify, being rich and having children is not inherently bad or wrong, but what should be warned is not to get too involved in pursuing them and amassing wealth or feeling too proud of the relationship. Family or lineage, or to moral harm because of money or family relationships. Good moral deeds done with pure intentions are worth more than any wealth or number of children. Thus, life and its various aspects test how we act in a particular situation.
WHAT TO DO WHEN UMRAH RETURNS?
If done regularly and diligently, five simple things will lead you to the true and spiritual path.
MAINTAIN YOUR CONNECTION WITH ALLAH
Pilgrims must adhere to some principles regarding personal and social behavior during the pilgrimage. Incorporating them into life as Umrah packages 2023 can help maintain and strengthen your connection with Allah. Be patient and calm, keep your faith in Allah, do not speak ill of, hurt anyone, swear, etc.
REMEMBER ALLAH IN EVERYTHING YOU DO
After returning from your trip, you will often reflect on your experiences in the holy city of Makkah. Over time, the mention of Allah decreased. However, being grateful to the Almighty and remembering Him is not a temporary phase. Express gratitude for your good fortune, and remember God in everything you do.
ADOPT GOOD HABITS
Umrah gives insight into how adopting good habits can change your life. It allows the pilgrim to change what he does and how he does it. The pilgrimage is not only a spiritual experience but also a reminder that all Muslims should adopt good habits in their daily lives. So make good habits and diligently continue them even after you return from Umrah.
PRAY AS PART OF DAILY LIFE AFTER UMRAH
Most pilgrims need help to maintain the habit of praying after returning home. Maintaining your prayers is a straight road to Jannah. And for your time on Earth, it will help you deal with everyday problems and encourage punctuality and discipline. After Umrah returns, you must say all your prayers on time and suggest the same to your friends, family, and neighbors. Moreover, since Allah has chosen you to undertake the sacred journey of Umrah, He has entrusted you with the responsibility of teaching His religion and beliefs to others; it is a pilgrim’s duty to fulfill it.
CARING FOR OTHERS
The great Ibadah (worship) tells Muslims the true meaning of life, people, and relationships. When a Muslim returns from his trip to Umrah, he should be concerned with the lives of those around him in the same way he was in Makkah. Continuing this habit will make their life more interesting and help them maintain good relationships with people. Surround yourself with good deeds and obtain the true blessings of Umrah. When performing Umrah, pilgrims abandon their usual habits and all material desires and focus on being close to Allah and achieving His joy. Their priorities shifted to more general concerns. But after Umrah’s return, this habit changes, and they again turn their attention to material things. A pilgrim must try to stay as he was in Mecca. By helping others, maintaining contact with Allah through prayer, and participating in charitable activities, one can preserve the sense and essence of holiness and make it a part of one’s life after Umrah.