UK Muslims Can Now Book Cheaper Ramadan Umrah Packagesby Safeena Rahman Travel Addict
Ramadan is the ninth month in the Islamic calendar and it commemorates the revelation of the Holy Quran to Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him) through the archangel Jibreel (A.S). It is a month when Muslims all over the world observe fast from dawn until sunset. The name of this holy month is derived from the Arabic word ‘ar-Ramad’ or ‘Ramida’, which means ‘scorching heat’ or ‘dryness’. The observance of fast is an obligation for all Muslims during this month, except for those suffering from an illness, menstruating women, the elderly, women in their pregnancy, the chronically ill, and women who need to breastfeed their children.
According to Ibn Abbas (may Allah be pleased with him), Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him) had once asked a woman from Madinah why she had not gone for her Hajj. In her reply, she said that her husband had gone on the pilgrimage with one of their two camels and she needed the second one for carrying out the task of irrigating their land. Upon hearing this, Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him) said that an Umrah in the holy month of Ramadan was like performing the Hajj with him. One can understand the importance of Umrah in Ramadan from this narration of Ibn Abbas (may Allah be pleased with him).
The spiritual benefits associated with an Umrah in this holy month is one of the major reasons why numerous Muslims residing in the United Kingdom (UK) dream of embarking on a journey to Makkah for their lesser pilgrimage during this time of the year. The Ramadan Umrah packages provided by many travel companies in the country help them in fulfilling their dream of accomplishing the lesser pilgrimage. Although there are many such packages available in recent times, the UK Muslims must choose the one that helps them save more on their journey to Makkah on their desired dates.
Many of the Muslims residing in the UK book their Ramadan Umrah packages to have the opportunity of getting immense spiritual rewards during the holy month. This makes it difficult for many to get their desired package for Ramadan at an affordable cost. Many of the tour operators or travel companies offer significant reductions in the cost of such packages if they are booked several months in advance. It is, therefore, advisable for them to plan their dates much in advance and make their bookings without any delays.
It is absolutely necessary for the Muslims of the UK to verify the authenticity of the travel company before going ahead with their booking. As the number of travel companies operating in the country has multiplied over a period of time, it has become increasingly difficult to find a reliable one for booking packages for Umrah. However, the UK Muslims can check whether the tour operator or travel company they are booking their package with are authorised by Kingdom of Saudi Arabia’s Hajj ministry. The reliability factor would also be greater if the travel company is approved by IATA and ATOL.
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