Reap Greater Benefits by Performing Umrah in Ramadanby Safeena Rahman Travel Addict
Ramadan is the 9th month of the Islamic calendar and is a holy month, which commemorates the first revelation of the Quran to Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him). Fasting during this month is an obligation for all Muslims every year and is one of the five pillars of Islam. In the month of Ramadan, every Muslim refrains from consuming food, drinking liquids, and smoking until the time prescribed for breaking the fast. Other rules to be followed during this month include refraining from sexual acts, sinful behaviour, foul speech, and fighting (except in self-defence).
As this particular month brings multiple rewards for those who perform good deeds, an Umrah in Ramadan brings immense spiritual benefits for the pilgrim. This was made evident when Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him) had said that an Umrah in this month is like accompanying him on Hajj. Umrah is also known as the 'minor pilgrimage' or the 'lesser pilgrimage' when compared with the major pilgrimage of Hajj. Although performing it in the holy month is definitely not an obligation, it is a great opportunity to seek the countless blessings of Allah.
It would be a wonderful sight for every Muslim to see millions of his brothers and sisters from different corners of the world converge at one place to perform their Umrah. They would also go through the heart-warming experience of seeing the guests of Allah sitting together to break their fasts. Like all the other Muslims from different parts of the world, Muslims residing in the United Kingdom (UK) can also fulfil their dream of performing Umrah in the holy month with Ramadan Umrah packages offered by many of the tour operators or travel companies in the country. Such packages help Muslims living in the UK to embark on a wonderful journey from their place of residence in the country to the holy city of Makkah in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.
However, it is never easy to book these packages, as the dream of performing the minor pilgrimage in the holy month is shared by many of the UK Muslims. As Ramadan Umrah carries numerous spiritual benefits for the pilgrim, such packages are always in great demand not only in the UK but also in many other countries of the world. One of the best ways to get any of such packages is to make the booking well in advance. Getting an Umrah package for the month of Ramadan booked much earlier makes the individual booking the package eligible for certain benefits.
One of them is reduction in the overall cost of the package. As the holy month of Ramadan approaches, the cost of such packages increase to such an extent that many of the Muslims are unable to book them. It is, therefore, necessary to make the booking several months in advance. Another key benefit is that Muslims of the UK can take their time going through the details of benefits offered in various packages. They can make an informed decision of booking a package that suits their budget and gives them maximum benefits during their stay in Makkah.
You can click here to know more about Umrah packages and the benefits that they provide for Muslims living in the UK.
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