Umrah Packages Allow You to Fulfil Your Minor Pilgrimageby Safeena Rahman Travel Addict
There are two pilgrimages, which Muslims all over the world dream of undertaking at least once in their lifetime. The first is Hajj, one of the five pillars of Islam and an obligation for all the able-bodied Muslims of the world. It is undertaken by the pilgrims during the month of Dhu-al-Hijjah. The second is Umrah, known as the minor pilgrimage. Although it is a Sunnah of Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him), Umrah is not compulsory. However, if you make a journey to the holy city of Makkah for the minor pilgrimage, it is considered virtuous. If you are a Muslim living in the United Kingdom (UK), this journey can be undertaken by choosing any of the packages for Umrah that many of the travel companies in the country provide.
Usually, Muslims residing in the UK postpone their visit to Makkah for performing Umrah owing to budget constraints. Many times, the costs involved in getting to the holy city from their place of residence exceed their estimated budgets and this hampers their plans of fulfilling their minor pilgrimage. In the past few years, an increase in the number of travel companies in this country has also increased competition. As a result, some travel companies have lowered their cost of packages, which has enabled numerous Muslims to book cheap Umrah packages and fulfil their sacred intention. You can now compare the packages after an online search and book your desired package after making detailed comparisons.
Choosing the right travel company is crucial before going ahead with your bookings. While there are many travel companies in the country which claim to be the best in Hajj and Umrah tours, not all of them are completely reliable. A company or travel agent providing Umrah packages must be authorised by the Ministry of Hajj, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. The company or agency must also be registered with the ATOL. You can compare the packages offered by all such agents and book the one that suits your available budget and travel preferences. Some companies have a rich experience of more than a decade in providing Umrah tours and are supported by an expert staff and latest technologies. If you come across such a company offering packages that suit your budget, it can be one of the best ones to book your Umrah with.
Among all the packages for Umrah available today, there are ones that provide accommodations for the pilgrims in elegant hotels located close to the Masjid-Al-Haram. Once you have found a reliable company that provides cheap Umrah deals to reduce your overall cost of travel, the next step would be to choose a package that gives you stays closer to the holy mosque. This would make it convenient for you to get to the Kaabah and complete all your rituals with complete peace of mind. This would also provide the necessary convenience in visiting other important sites located in Makkah. Besides, all the wonderful amenities provided in the hotel also makes your stay a memorable experience.
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