Easter Umrah Packages Make Lesser Pilgrimage Convenientby Safeena Rahman Travel Addict
When compared to Hajj, Umrah is often referred to as the 'lesser pilgrimage' or the 'minor pilgrimage'. Being a major pilgrimage and one of Islam's five pillars, Hajj is obligatory for all Muslims and must be performed at least once in their lifetime if they are able-bodied and financially capable for the journey. Umrah is not compulsory in Islam, but it is the Sunnah of Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him) and is of great significance among Muslims around the world. Both these pilgrimages share common rituals, but the minor pilgrimage involves lesser rituals and is usually accomplished within a few hours.
Muslims who reside in countries far from the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia have to make a considerably longer journey to the holy city of Makkah. This is the reason why they look for certain times of the year when they can embark on their journey to the holy city without any worries. An Umrah in Easter gives Muslims residing in the United Kingdom adequate time to make the journey to Makkah from their place of residence in the country. As the offices and educational institutions are closed on this occasion, it would be a wonderful opportunity for UK Muslims to fulfil their lesser pilgrimage.
If they plan their journey well in advance, they can get the desired Easter Umrah packages at affordable costs. In recent times, there are many travel companies or tour operators in the UK offering the Islamic religious tours of Hajj and Umrah. Most of them offer cost-effective packages arranged in various categories on their websites. They are also available for the holiday seasons, such as Easter and Christmas, which makes it convenient for Muslims of the UK to choose a suitable time of the year when they can accomplish their minor pilgrimage. Some of the tour operators or travel companies also offer great discounts on packages that are booked several months in advance.
The packages for Umrah Easter season brings for Muslims residing in the UK through various travel companies located in different parts of the country gives them a wider range of choices. Upon searching for a suitable package for this season online, they would come across several options in the search results. They can then compare the costs of these packages and the facilities offered in them for pilgrims. After making the comparisons, they would be able to choose a package best suited to their budget. Many of these packages include flights of reputed airlines departing from major airports of the UK.
For those who are not concerned about costs, there are some high-end packages that include stays in any of the elegant 5-star hotels of Makkah besides flights of the leading airlines. As most of the 5-star hotels are located close to the Masjid al-Haram, the ones booking such packages can have greater convenience in getting to the holy mosque. They can also perform all the rituals of Umrah with complete peace of mind. The latest amenities offered in such hotels would make their stay truly pleasant and memorable.
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