Get to Important Places with Ramadan Umrah Packages in 2018by Safeena Rahman Travel Addict
An Umrah in the holy month of Ramadan is considered equivalent to Hajj in terms of spiritual rewards for the pilgrim. For this reason, many of the Muslims living in the United Kingdom (UK) dream of performing the lesser pilgrimage in the holy month. By the grace of Allah, they have a variety of options for the year 2018 in the form of different packages for Umrah. Some of these packages offered for the month of Ramadan include stays in one of the elegant hotels of Makkah. This gives them greater convenience in visiting the Masjid al-Haram and performing all the rituals of Umrah in peace. Such stays also make it easier for them to explore the places of great importance located in the holy city and its surroundings.
One of them is the Masjid-e-Taneem, located at a distance of about 5 miles from the holy Kaabah. As the wife of Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him), Ayesha (may Allah be pleased with her), had once assumed the state of Ihram at this place, the mosque is also known as Masjid-e-Ayesha. People living in Makkah who wish to perform their Umrah have to enter into the state of ihram at this place and then return to the holy city. The Ramadan Umrah packages would give Muslims of the UK the chance to visit this magnificent mosque during their stay in the holy city.
The UK Muslims can also visit Mount Arafat with their Ramadan Umrah packages 2018. This granite hill is also known as Jabal al-Rahmah or the ‘Mount of Mercy’, as it is the place where Adam was forgiven. The exact spot where the event took place is now shown by a pillar erected at the place. Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him) had delivered his farewell sermon from this hill to those who had accompanied him for Hajj in the final phase of his life. Mount Arafat is located in a plain, which is at a distance of about 20 kilometres to the southeast of Makkah.
The Ramadan 2018 packages would also give UK Muslims the chance to visit Jabal al-Noor or the 'Mountain of Light', which is located in the Hejaz region near Makkah. It is home to the Hira cave, where Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him) had received the first revelation of Quran through archangel Jibreel (A.S). The visitors have to hike for about two hours in order to reach the Hira cave.
Yet another interesting place to visit is the Masjid al-Jinn or the 'Mosque of the Genie'. This mosque was built at a spot where a few genies had gathered to hear Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him) recite a portion from the holy Quran at night. Later, he met the leaders of the genies, who embraced Islam after taking an oath of allegiance to him. The mosque is believed to be among the oldest mosques located in the holy city of Makkah and is also visited by many individuals who arrive in the city for their pilgrimage.
You can click here for more information on Umrah packages and the benefits that they offer for UK Muslims.
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