Book Packages Early for Performing Umrah in Ramadanby Safeena Rahman Travel Addict
Ramadan is the holy Islamic month when Muslims across the world observe fast from dawn until sunset. According to the Islamic calendar, it is the ninth month and commemorates the revelation of Holy Quran for the first time to Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him). It is compulsory for all adult Muslims to observe fast for the entire month, but it is not obligatory for certain individuals. They include menstruating women, women in their state of pregnancy, women who are breastfeeding their children, the sick, the chronically ill, and the elderly. The word 'Ramadan' is derived from the Arabic 'Ramida' or 'ar-Ramad'. It literally translates as 'dryness' or 'scorching heat'.
An Umrah in Ramadan is considered to be of great importance and it can be understood from what Ibn Abbas (may Allah be pleased with him) narrated. According to the narration, Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him) once asked a woman who was from Madinah the reason for not performing Hajj. In her reply, she said that her husband had taken one of their two camels to go on his pilgrimage and that she needed the other camel for irrigating their land. Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him), upon hearing this, replied that an Umrah in the holy month was just like (in terms of reward) performing Hajj with him.
Many of the Muslims book ramadan Umrah packages owing to the opportunities that the holy month brings for them to earn great spiritual rewards. Today, they have the option of choosing the desired package from a wide range of packages offered by many of the tour operators or travel companies. All they have to do is go online and search for the best packages that suit their overall budget. One of the best ways to choose a package from the available ones is to compare the cost of all the packages. If the prospective pilgrims find a particular travel company and the package offered by it suitable, they can go ahead with their booking.
The prospective pilgrims would never like to miss the opportunities for Umrah Ramadan month brings for Muslims. Many of them, therefore, try to book the packages as soon as possible to benefit from the spiritual rewards associated with performing Umrah in the holy month. The heavy rush often leads to an increase in the cost of these packages and this makes it difficult for many to get any of them at the desired cost. Upon booking any of these packages several months in advance, they can reduce the package cost to a great extent.
However, before booking any of the packages for performing Umrah in the holy month, it is essential that the prospective pilgrims make sure that the travel company or tour operator they are booking with is authentic. As there are plenty of them today in different corners of the globe, it has become absolutely necessary to verify the authenticity of the tour operator or travel company. The reliable ones are those who have been authorised by Saudi Arabia's Ministry of Hajj and approved by IATA and ATOL.
You can reduce the overall cost of your journey to the holy city with cheap Umrah packages.
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