Umrah Packages in UK Allow Pilgrims to Visit Sacred Places

by Safeena Rahman Travel Addict

Umrah has a special significance among Muslims across the world as it is the Sunnah of Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him). This is the reason why it is often referred to as the 'lesser pilgrimage' or the 'minor pilgrimage. Numerous Muslims from different countries make the journey from their place of residence to the holy city of Makkah in Saudi Arabia in order to perform this pilgrimage and reap the spiritual rewards associated with it. It not obligatory when compared to the major pilgrimage of Hajj and can be performed at any time during the year.

The Umrah packages UK tour operators or travel companies offer for the prospective pilgrims of the country not only help them in accomplishing their sacred intention but also give them the required convenience in making their journey to the holy city. In recent times, almost all of these tour operators or travel companies have their own websites, which give UK Muslims greater convenience in booking their desired packages. Upon booking several months in advance, they also get their desired package at a reduced cost. The savings thus made can be utilised for buying souvenirs or exploring the important Islamic sites in and around Makkah.

One of them is the Masjid-e-Taneem, which is a mosque located at a distance of about 5 miles from the Holy Kaabah. This mosque is also known as Masjid-e-Ayesha, as this is the place where Prophet Muhammad's (peace be upon him) wife Ayesha (may Allah be pleased with her) had entered the state of 'ihram' once. In recent times, this mosque is the most convenient location for those living in the holy city to enter the state of 'ihram'. The Umrah packages UK travel companies or tour operators provide would give the country's pilgrims the opportunity to visit this mosque after performing their minor pilgrimage. It is a large mosque with several facilities offered for both pilgrims and individuals coming for regular prayers.

The Umrah packages from UK also give pilgrims the chance to visit Jabal al-Noor, which literally translates as 'Mountain of Light' or the 'Hill of Illumination'. This mountain is located in the Hejazi region close to Makkah. It is sacred for Muslims across the world as it houses the 'Cave of Hira' where Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him) spent a significant amount of time in deep contemplation. This is also the place where he received the first revelation of the Quran from the Archangel Jibreel (A.S).

Mount Arafat is yet another sacred mountain that can be visited by the pilgrims from the UK during their time spent in Makkah after performing their Umrah. This mountain is also called 'Jabal al-Rahmah' which means 'Mount of Mercy'. It has a height of about 230 feet and is a place where the first prophet Adam (peace be upon him) was forgiven for his sin. Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him) had delivered his famous 'farewell sermon' at this place towards the end of his life to all those who had accompanied him for Hajj.

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