Booking Early Can Help UK Muslims Secure Their Umrah Dealsby Safeena Rahman Travel Addict
The pilgrimages of Hajj and Umrah bring immense spiritual rewards for the pilgrims who perform them. Hajj is one of the five pillars of Islam and is an obligation for all Muslims who are physically and financially capable of making the journey. Umrah, also called the ‘lesser pilgrimage’ is not obligatory, but it is a Sunnah of Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him) and has its own spiritual benefits for the pilgrim. Unlike Hajj which can be performed only during the month of Dhu al-Hijjah, Umrah can be performed at any time of the year. It involves lesser rituals than Hajj and can be completed within a few hours.
For Muslims living in the United Kingdom (UK), the journey from their place of residence in the country to the holy city of Makkah in Saudi Arabia is quite a long one. Fortunately, many of the travel companies located in the UK provide the religious tours of Hajj and Umrah for Muslims residing in the country. Such tour operators or travel companies make the entire journey from their homes in the UK to Makkah easy and affordable. They also offer Umrah deals during certain times of the year, which reduce the overall cost of the journey to a great extent.
In recent times, almost all the travel companies based in the UK have their presence on the internet as well. Those who wish to perform their lesser pilgrimage can visit the websites of the travel companies and browse through the various packages available for accomplishing the pilgrimage. The Umrah packages UK travel companies provide have many aspects included in them, such as flights, Umrah Visa, and accommodation in Makkah. With all such benefits included in the package, Muslims of the UK do not have to arrange everything separately. They can thus save a lot of their time and energy by booking any of such packages.
Muslims of the UK can have greater savings if they book any of these packages months in advance. Some of the Umrah packages from UK offered for the month of Ramadan also include iftar for the pilgrims embarking on their journey to Makkah during the holy month. Bookings made in advance can make it easier for UK Muslims to secure their packages for certain months when they are in great demand, such as Christmas and Easter. These are the times when the schoolchildren and working professionals have their holidays.
Almost all these packages offer accommodations in any of the elegant hotels in Makkah. Such hotels are equipped with the latest amenities that are designed to make the stays of pilgrims truly comfortable. Those who go for any of the high-end packages get the chance to stay in hotels that are located close to the Masjid al-Haram. A major advantage of staying so close to the holy mosque is that the pilgrims can perform all the rituals of Umrah with complete peace of mind. They can also have greater ease in visiting all the places of great importance located in Makkah during their time spent in the holy city.
You can click here to know more about Umrah packages and how they make the lesser pilgrimage affordable for the UK Muslims.
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