Umrah Packages Allow UK Pilgrims to Visit Key Islamic Sitesby Safeena Rahman Travel Addict
UK Muslims have now got a reason to rejoice as they can get affordable packages online for the purpose of accomplishing their Umrah. Over the years, many tour operators or travel companies have come up in various parts of the country offering cost-effective packages. As the internet has now become accessible for all, they have come up with their own websites that allow Muslims living in the UK to book their desired package. If any of the packages available online are booked well in advance, they can have greater savings for their journey. The amount saved can also be utilised while exploring the important Islamic sites in and around Makkah.
The Umrah packages enable Muslims of the UK to visit Jabal al-Rahmah, also known as 'Mount Arafat'. Its name literally translates as the 'Mount of Mercy', which refers to the incident described in the Islamic traditions, in which, the first prophet Adam (peace be upon him) was forgiven for his sin. It is also believed to be the place where he and Hawwah (peace be upon her) were reunited after their fall from Heaven. A pillar has been erected in this area to show the exact spot where these events took place. This mountain is also the place where Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him) had given his Farewell Sermon towards the end of his life.
Savings made while booking any of the cheap Umrah packages would also allow pilgrims arriving in the holy city from the UK to visit Jabal al-Noor. This mountain is located in the Hejazi region near the holy city of Makkah and its name means 'Mountain of Light'. It is home to the famous 'Cave of Hira'. This is the cave where Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him) had received the first revelation of Holy Quran comprising Surah Al-Alaq's first five ayats from the archangel Jibreel (A.S). It takes about two hours of hike in order to reach the cave.
Abu Qubais is another sacred mountain that pilgrims from the UK can explore with cheap Umrah packages. It is situated on the eastern frontier of the holy city of Makkah. According to the legends, it was known as 'al-Amin' during the times when the region was inhabited by the pagan Arabs. There is also a legend, which states that this mountain was the place where the first of men lived and were buried after their death. However, it is more popular as the place where Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him) had shown the pagans the miracle of the splitting of the moon.
Yet another interesting place that the UK pilgrims can explore during their time spent in Makkah after performing Umrah is the Masjid al-Jinn. It is a mosque that has been constructed at the spot where a group of 'jinn' or genies had gathered after sunset to hear Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him) recite a portion of the Holy Quran. He later met the leaders of the jinn and accepted their embrace of Islam. This mosque is among the oldest mosques in the holy city and is visited by numerous individuals.
You can also benefit from the opportunities for Umrah Ramadan month brings for pilgrims.
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