Things to Know Before Booking Ramadan Umrah Packagesby Safeena Rahman Travel Addict
Ramadan is a month of fasting for Muslims all over the world. In the Islamic calendar, it is the ninth month and commemorates the first revelation of the holy Quran to Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him). Ramadan is considered as the holy month in Islam and is derived from the Arabic word 'Ramida' or 'ar-Ramad', which literally translates as 'dryness' or 'scorching heat'. Fasting during this month is mandatory for all adult Muslims. However, it is not obligatory for the sick, those on travel, the elderly, menstruating women, women in their pregnancy, the women who need to breastfeed their children, and the chronically ill.
There is a greater significance of Umrah in Ramadan, which can be understood from what Ibn Abbas (may Allah be pleased with him) narrated. According to him, Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him) once asked a woman from Madinah the reason for not performing Hajj. She replied that her husband had gone on pilgrimage with one of their two camels and she could not go with the second one as it was used for the irrigation of their land. Upon hearing this, the Prophet (peace be upon him) said, "Umrah in Ramadan is akin to performing the Hajj with me." It is, therefore, the dream of numerous Muslims across the world to accomplish their Umrah in the month of Ramadan.
Numerous Muslims residing in the United Kingdom (UK) also dream of performing Umrah in the holy month. They can now fulfil their dream with any of the Ramadan Umrah packages that are available with some of the leading travel companies in the country that provide Hajj and Umrah tours. Although there is a wide range of packages available for the UK Muslims, they must choose the one that suits their budget and allows them to make their journey to the holy city of Makkah for Umrah on their preferred date.
Many of the Umrah packages Ramadan month offer for the UK Muslims through different travel companies can be booked well in advance. Owing to the great rewards associated with the Umrah performed during the holy month of Ramadan, many of the Muslims living in the UK try to book the Ramadan packages to reap the benefits of Umrah in this particular month. This often leads to an increase in the costs of such packages and makes it difficult for many to get the packages for Umrah in the holy month. Booking these packages months in advance can not only help them in getting packages for the desired dates in Ramadan but gives them greater savings as well.
Before going ahead with the bookings for Umrah in the holy month, it is extremely necessary for UK Muslims to verify the authenticity of the travel company they are booking their packages with. Over the years, many such travel companies and tour operators have come up in various parts of the country. However, only the ones that are authorised by the Ministry of Hajj, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia and registered with ATOL are truly reliable.
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