Why Numerous Muslims Choose to Perform Umrah in Decemberby Safeena Rahman Travel Addict
December is the time when most of the countries in the world, especially the ones in the Arctic circle or close to it experience an extremely cold climate characterised by freezing temperatures. This is also a time when most of the countries in this part of the world enjoy their holidays, as the last week of this month is of Christmas and New Year celebrations. Muslims living in these countries and also many of the other countries across the world can escape the harsh weather of their home country in this month and fulfil their dream of performing Umrah by embarking on a journey to the holy city of Makkah in Saudi Arabia.
Umrah is one of the Islamic pilgrimages that Muslims around the world perform every year. It is also called the 'lesser pilgrimage' or 'minor pilgrimage' as the major pilgrimage in Islam is Hajj, which is also one of its five pillars. They can begin by booking their desired package for performing Umrah in December well in advance. By booking their chosen package several months earlier, they would get a considerable amount of discount. The amount thus saved can be utilised by the pilgrims for exploring the Islamic sites in Makkah or buying gifts and souvenirs for their loved ones back home.
There are many benefits of planning an Umrah for the month of December, especially for Muslims living in countries located in the Northern Hemisphere. This is the time when most of the educational institutions and offices would be closed for Christmas and New Year. It can be a wonderful opportunity for Muslim students, their parents, and those belonging to the working class to make a journey to Makkah in order to perform their lesser pilgrimage. They can also take other members of their family along with them so that no one misses out on this opportunity.
As the climate in Makkah would be absolutely pleasant for the pilgrims arriving in the city from countries of Northern Hemisphere, it can be a wonderful change for them. They would enjoy their stay in the holy city and feel blessed to be performing their lesser pilgrimage in such a pleasant environment. The climate in Makkah during this time of the year would also help them perform the rituals of Umrah comfortably. They can also travel to places in the holy city that are worth exploring without any hassles or feeling of inconvenience. This would be difficult during the summer season when the weather is extremely hot and humid.
Most of the tour operators or travel companies would be quite forthcoming in providing cost-effective packages for performing their lesser pilgrimage during this month, as they know that people have their holidays in the second half of December. Muslims who intend to fulfil their dream of Umrah in this month would also get some special offers or discounts on packages from the tour operators or travel companies that specialise in the Islamic religious tours. Such deals go a long way in reducing the cost of their packages to a great extent.
Created on Jul 12th 2019 05:38. Viewed 83 times.