There are two types of pilgrimages in Islam: Hajj and Umrah. Hajj, also known as…
The best way to do Umrah
Even though Hajj is one of the main pillars of Islam and compulsory for a Muslim to perform, it is not always easy to do it. It takes place in the last month of the Islamic year and millions of people go to Makkah and Medina at that time. Because of the crowds of Muslims prices also rise making it unaffordable for many people. This is why many people choose to perform an Umrah also known as the lesser pilgrimage. It isn’t a substitute for Hajj but Muslims would rather go to the holy cities of Islam and worship Allah at least once in their life. If they get the chance to perform the Hajj they will, but they wouldn’t want to pass away not having seen the House of Allah.
Umrah can take place any time of the year and there are two types of this pilgrimage. Umrah performing independently from Hajj is called al-Umrat al mufradah. Umrat al-tammatu refers to Umrah that is carried out with the Hajj. Thusly the customs of Umrah are accomplished first and afterward the ceremonies of Hajj. Just like with Hajj, cheap Umrah packages are also offered to help you with planning your pilgrimage. Depending on the time of the year the prices of Umrah packages 2016 vary from 450 pounds to 3000 pounds, currently being around 500 pounds in April 2016, also depending on the type of package you avail. You can choose a premium or economy package, family, and children packages and many others.
For Muslims who haven’t performed Umrah before there are also Umrah Tour packages to guide them through the entire experience of the pilgrimage as well as the cities of Makkah and Medina. These packages don’t only include the guided tours but also the benefits of normal travel packages, by taking care of your plane tickets, accommodation, and other needs. There are special offers for British citizens and residents; they can contact the Umrah Operators UK to find out more details about the UK deals.
On this note, we wish you best of luck for your pilgrimage and hope that you find the peace that you went to obtain. If the thought of managing and affording Umrah seems hard, feel free to take advantage of these packages and check different companies and organizations to find the package that suits you the best. Let your soul be cleansed and let someone worry about everything else.