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Umrah Packages in UK Provide Great Benefits for Pilgrims

by Safeena Rahman Travel Addict

Millions of Muslims visit the holy city of Makkah every year to perform Umrah, which is also known as the 'lesser pilgrimage' or the 'minor pilgrimage'. This pilgrimage can be undertaken at any time during the year, while the major pilgrimage of Hajj is performed in the month of Dhu al-Hijjah. Hajj being one of Islam's five pillars is mandatory for every financially capable and able-bodied Muslim. Umrah is not obligatory, but since it is the Sunnah of Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him), it is considered to be of great importance by Muslims across the world. It also brings great spiritual rewards for the pilgrim performing it.

The Muslims residing in the United Kingdom have benefitted immensely from the Umrah packages UK tour operators offer for the prospective pilgrims intending to perform the lesser pilgrimage. Earlier, they had to depend on one of the few travel agents who specialised in arranging the Islamic religious tours of Hajj and Umrah. However, today this has changed completely. Many travel companies or tour operators providing such tours have come up in various parts of the country. This has given many options for the Muslims wanting to fulfil their sacred intention of Umrah.

Now they can choose their tour operator for booking any of the Umrah packages to accomplish their lesser pilgrimage. There was a time when Muslims residing in the country had to visit the offices of travel agents personally to get their journey to Makkah arranged. Over the past few years, almost all the tour operators have created their own websites that have different kinds of packages for the minor pilgrimage listed under specific categories. Muslims of the UK just have to browse through these sections and choose a particular package that suits their requirements. If they have any questions or concerns about the package they have chosen, they can also get further clarifications through phone or email.

As there have been significant advancements in technology over the years, smartphones and the internet has become accessible for all. This has also prompted the tour operators to make their websites mobile-friendly. As a result, the prospective pilgrims of the UK can browse through the website of tour operators and go through the information about the Umrah packages online by using their smartphone. Most of these websites also have a chat option, which enables the country’s Muslims to clear any doubts they have about the packages by chatting with the customer support instantly.

Before going ahead with the booking of a package, the UK Muslims must decide their departure date and the number of days they intend to spend in Makkah after their Umrah. Once these things are decided, they must make comparisons between the packages that are advertised online by the tour operators or travel companies. This would help them in choosing a package that suits their travel preferences and the overall budget. It must also be verified before booking whether the tour operator providing the package is authorised by the Hajj Ministry of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. Once everything has been verified, they can go ahead and make the booking with complete peace of mind.

The country’s Muslims can make their journey cost-effective by booking cheap Umrah packages.


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Created on Mar 18th 2019 07:11. Viewed 117 times.

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