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Cheap Umrah Packages Make Lesser Pilgrimage Affordable

by Safeena Rahman Travel Addict

Umrah has a special place in Islam and is performed by Muslims across the world as it is the Sunnah of Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him). However, when compared to the major pilgrimage of Hajj, it is called the 'lesser pilgrimage' or the 'minor pilgrimage'. The reason for this is the importance that Hajj has in Islam, as the major pilgrimage is one of its five pillars and mandatory for every able-bodied and financially capable Muslim. Umrah is not compulsory but carries its own spiritual rewards for the pilgrim who undertakes the journey to the holy city of Makkah in order to perform it.

Hajj is performed in the month of Dhu al-Hijjah, but the lesser pilgrimage can be performed at any time during the year.  This is the reason why Muslims living in the United Kingdom are always on the lookout for an appropriate time when they can embark on their sacred journey to the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia to accomplish their minor pilgrimage. Some of the tour operators who specialise in the Islamic religious tours of Hajj and Umrah offer cheap Umrah packages for those who are faced with budget concerns while planning their journey to Makkah. These packages play an important role in reducing their travel costs to a great extent.

The cheap Umrah packages that are offered by several tour operators or travel companies can be made even cheaper if they are booked several months in advance. This helps many of the Muslims residing in the UK who cannot afford even the cheap packages made available by their tour operators. In order to make this happen, they need to plan their departure date and the number of days they are willing to spend in the holy city before they make their booking. Once they have decided their dates, they can book their chosen packages much earlier and save a significant amount on their booking.

It has become much easier in recent times for UK Muslims to choose suitable Umrah packages, as most of the tour operators or travel companies offering the Islamic religious tours of Hajj and Umrah have their own websites. This enables Muslims living in the country to browse through all the available packages and select the most affordable one. Such websites would also have the packages placed in different categories according to their overall cost or special seasons like Ramadan. These arrangements make it much easier for the prospective pilgrims to choose their desired package.

Some of the websites of tour operators providing Umrah or Hajj packages also give the option of customisation. It is of great benefit for those who wish to have their packages tailor-made according to their available budget and travel preferences. Some of the prospective pilgrims may not have any budget concerns. They can opt for a high-end package that gives them the privilege of staying in a five-star hotel located close to the Masjid al-Haram. The latest facilities offered in such hotels and the convenience in getting to the holy mosque for performing the Umrah rituals makes staying in them a pleasant and memorable experience.

To get detailed information on the Umrah packages UK travel companies provide, click here.

 


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