Visit the Popular Islamic Sites During Your Umrah in Februaryby Safeena Rahman Travel Addict
The holy city of Makkah enjoys a pleasant climate from the month of December until the end of February and these three months are greatly preferred by the Muslims living in the United Kingdom (UK) to embark on a journey to the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia for their Umrah. Those who have missed the months of December and January can still accomplish their Umrah or minor pilgrimage in the month of February. If you are a Muslim residing in the UK, you can plan your journey to Makkah in this month to fulfil your sacred intention. You can also visit some important sites during your stay in this holy city:
1. Makkah Gate: Also known as the Quran Gate, this gate is located on the Makkah al-Mukkarramah road. It is the entrance to Makkah and is the boundary of the area from where non-Muslims are not permitted to enter. Designed by Dia Aziz Dia, it was built in 1979 with the structure resembling the Quran resting on a book stand or 'rehal'. The number of days during Umrah February packages offer for pilgrims can be utilised for visiting this gate after sunset to witness its fascinating illuminations.
2. Ghar-e-Hira: This cave on the Jabal-al-Noor mountain is about 3 kilometres away from Makkah and is the place where the Quran was first revealed to Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him). In order to reach this cave, you have to climb more than a thousand steps. Nearly 5,000 individuals visit Ghar-e-Hira in the Hajj season.
3. Masjid-e-Nimra: This mosque is the place where Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him) had delivered his last sermon to the Muslims who had arrived here for Hajj with him. Upon booking any of the suitable February Umrah packages with an extended stay in Makkah, you can visit this mosque with greater convenience. Pilgrims arrive here from Mina on the 9th day of Dhu-al-Hijjah for the most important part of the pilgrimage. They offer their Zuhr and Asr prayers together in this mosque. Although its inner hall remains closed, the courtyard area is available for offering the 'Nawafil' prayers.
4. Jannat al-Mu'alla: Located to the north of Masjid al-Haram, this cemetery is the place where many of the relatives of Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him) have been buried. Domes and structures were built on the graves of prominent people in the years following their burial.
5. Ghar al-Thawr: This is the cave where Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him) and Abu Bakr took refuge from the Quraish tribe while migrating to Madinah. It is located in the lower parts of Makkah on a mountain called Jabal Thawr. When the Quraish tribe arrived at the cave they saw that it had a spider web and nests of birds spread all over. Upon seeing this, they moved on, thinking that there was no one other than birds and spiders inside the cave. During your Umrah in February, you can explore this cave if you are spending a considerable amount of time in the holy city.
You can click here to read some important information on Umrah packages and their benefits to the Muslims residing in the United Kingdom.
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