Why Booking Umrah packages in Advance is Recommendedby Safeena Rahman Travel Addict
Umrah is referred to as the 'lesser pilgrimage' or the 'minor pilgrimage' by many Muslims residing in different parts of the world as the major pilgrimage in Islam is the Hajj. Although Umrah is not an obligation when compared to Hajj, it is given great importance in Islam, as it is the Sunnah of Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him). It offers some spiritual benefits to those who undertake the pilgrimage from their homes to the holy city of Makkah. It can be performed at any time of the year and can be accomplished within a few hours, as it involves lesser rituals as compared to Hajj.
For many of the Muslims living in the United Kingdom, this journey is a long one and involves a certain amount of cost. There are still a lot of individuals who cannot afford the expenses that go into accomplishing the lesser pilgrimage. In recent times, the cheap Umrah packages offered by some of the tour operators or travel companies specialising in the Islamic religious tours have given them some hope. With these packages, they can fulfil their dream of performing the minor pilgrimage by embarking on a journey from their place of residence in the UK to Makkah in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.
It is always better for the prospective pilgrims embarking on this sacred journey to have some finances with them. The Muslims of the UK can save a considerable amount for the lesser pilgrimage by booking their desired Umrah packages well in advance. For this purpose, they would have to plan the dates several months earlier, so that they are certain about the dates and do not have to cancel and rebook their packages later. They can also have a detailed discussion with their family, especially when they have other members of the household accompanying them for Umrah. Once the date has been decided, they can go ahead with their booking.
As most of the tour operators or travel companies offering the Islamic religious tours have their presence online in the form of attractive and user-friendly websites, it has become easier for UK Muslims to browse through a wide range of packages and book a suitable one for themselves. An Umrah package with flights and hotel accommodation would make the entire journey of Umrah comfortable for them, as they do not have to book everything separately. Before booking such packages, they must go through the benefits offered in the package and the terms and conditions involved.
The inclusion of flights of leading airlines and a stay in any of the elegant hotels of Makkah in these packages play an important role in offering great convenience for the pilgrims. Some of the high-end packages that are offered by the UK-based travel companies have the accommodation for the pilgrims arranged in a reputed five-star hotel of Makkah. If the hotel is extremely close to the Masjid al-Haram, it would give the pilgrim great convenience in getting to the holy mosque and performing all the rituals without any hassles.
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