Benefits That Umrah in December Have For UK Muslimsby Safeena Rahman Travel Addict
The lesser pilgrimage of Umrah has its own special place in Islam, although it is not an obligation as compared to the major pilgrimage of Hajj. While the Hajj is one of the five pillars of Islam, Umrah is the Sunnah of Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him). All the physically fit and financially capable Muslims are required to perform Hajj at least once in their lifetime. When it comes to the minor pilgrimage of Umrah, there is no such obligation. The lesser pilgrimage can be accomplished within a few hours, while the performing of Hajj takes much longer time owing to the greater number of rituals involved in it.
Hajj is performed in a designated month of the Islamic calendar during specific days, but Umrah can be performed at any time of the year. Muslims residing in the United Kingdom (UK) often choose to fulfil their dream of performing Umrah in December considering the comfortable climate that prevails in the holy city of Makkah during this month. They get to move away from the harsh weather of their home country and feel blessed to be performing their lesser pilgrimage in the pleasant climatic conditions of Makkah.
Most of the offices and educational institutions in the UK are closed for Christmas and New Year celebrations in the final week of December. It is a great opportunity for Muslims living in the UK to make their journey to Makkah in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia and perform their minor pilgrimage in the extremely pleasant climate prevailing in the holy city during this time of the year. Upon booking their December Umrah packages in advance, they can avoid the disappointment of not getting their desired package at affordable prices. Considering the large number of bookings that are made during this time of the year, it is advisable to book several months in advance.
Another big advantage of performing the lesser pilgrimage during the month of December is the relatively lesser crowds of pilgrims in Makkah. The December Umrah packages offered by the leading tour operators or travel companies of the UK helps Muslims residing in the country to make comparisons between them and go with the one that is best suited to their budgets and preferences. Many of the Muslims living in tropical countries of the world prefer other months for their Umrah as the climate of Makkah can be extremely cold for them. Muslims of the UK are used to living in the extreme cold of winters and this is the reason why they find Makkah's climate relatively pleasant in December.
Pilgrims embarking on their journey to Makkah would also find the weather of December favourable for visiting some of the important Islamic sites located in the city and its surroundings. They can also complete all the rituals associated with Umrah conveniently without any worries. During their time spent in the holy city, they can also visit the local markets to buy some souvenirs and any of the desired items without any hassles.
You can click here to know more about May Umrah packages and the benefits that they provide for UK Muslims who wish to fulfil their dream of performing the lesser pilgrimage.
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