Sunnah of Hazrat Muhammad (SAW) has a lot of importance in the lives of Muslims because they have to follow the Sunnah of last prophet in every walk of their life. We cannot worship Allah (SWT) in our own way because that will not be accepted. Worship of Allah (SWT) should be according to the Sunnah of last prophet because it is the condition for the acceptance of worship. Recently I was in Makkah for the purpose of Umrah and I saw that some people are not very much conscious about the Sunnah of last prophet Hazrat Muhammad (SAW) because they were saying that every good act is acceptable and the way of doing that act does not matter. I was shocked after hearing this because anything that is against the Sunnah cannot be accepted and so the way of doing the Umrah should be according to Sunnah. I tried to convince those people that their views about the acceptance of Umrah are not correct and they should follow the Sunnah in any case.
My tone was not harsh and I was trying to convince them politely but it was a difficult task for me because they were not ready for listen to me. If Allah (SWT) blessed us to visit His house then it is vital to do all acts according to the Sunnah but unfortunately we are not very much conscious about this fact. I asked a scholar to help me for convincing those people and he agreed happily.
He said that it is our duty to show others a right path. We both shared many Ahadees with them and told them the importance of Sunnah and due to the blessing of Allah Almighty we got success in this matter. I am sharing this experience because I want to highlight the importance of Sunnah in our lives. You cannot perform Umrah according to your own way because our way is not acceptable and cannot please Allah (SWT). Following the way of Hazrat Muhammad (SAW) is the key of success.
I have some suggestions for people who want to go to the house of Allah (SWT) and the suggestions are:
Do not go to this beautiful journey without any knowledge regarding Umrah.
Find some authentic Ahadess related to Umrah and read them before going.
You do not have to follow your elders instead you have to follow the Sunnah.
Find some help from any scholar and try to figure out the authentic things from Quran.
Try to read the procedure of performing Umrah from an authentic book.
You are going to the house of Allah and your purpose is to please Allah Almighty but if you try to fulfill your purpose without following the Sunnah then your journey will go in vain. So try to make your journey successful by performing Umrah according to Sunnah and the most vital thing is finding the authentic logics of everything from Quran and Hadees because most of us do not make such efforts and that is not good for us.