Explore the Prominent Islamic Sites with Umrah Package Deals

by Safeena Rahman Travel Addict

For Muslims residing in countries located at greater distances from the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, the journey to the holy city of Makkah to perform their Umrah would be quite a long one. It, therefore, involves a significant amount of cost, which can be unaffordable for many of the prospective pilgrims. However, the packages for this pilgrimage offered by many of the tour operators have made the journey cost-effective for most of the Muslims. They can also get a considerable amount of discount on their chosen package if it is booked several months in advance.

The Umrah package deals offered by many tour operators from time to time have also helped the prospective pilgrims in reducing the cost of this pilgrimage. For getting these deals, it is extremely necessary to be informed about them as and when they are released by the travel company or the tour operator. The best way to stay informed on the deals is to register online on the websites of the leading tour operators. Once the prospective pilgrims sign up on these sites, they can stay updated on the latest deals. Upon booking their desired package under such offers, they can have greater savings to be utilised during their time in Makkah for buying souvenirs or visiting the most important Islamic sites.

One of them is Mount Arafat, also known as Jabal al-Rahmah, which translates as 'Mountain of Mercy'. This mountain is the place where Prophet Adam (peace be upon him) was forgiven by The Almighty Allah for his sin after his fall from heaven. It is a granite hill located in the plain of Arafat at a distance of about 20 kilometres to the east of central Makkah. The Islamic tradition also states that Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him) had stood on the mountain to deliver his famous 'Farewell Sermon' towards the end of his life.

Another interesting place worth exploring is a mosque located in Makkah called 'Masjid al-Jinn' or 'Mosque of the Jinn'. This is considered to be one of the oldest mosques located in the holy city and is visited by many worshippers and pilgrims. It has been built at the spot where a group of 'jinn' or genies had gathered one night to listen to Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him) reciting a portion of the Holy Quran. The prophet later met with the leaders of these genies and they embraced Islam.

Yet another mountain that the pilgrims must never forget to visit is 'Jabal al-Noor'. The name of this mountain translates as 'Mountain of Light' or 'Hill of Illumination'. It is home to the 'Cave of Hira', where Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him) had received his first revelation of the Holy Quran from Archangel Jibreel (A.S). The revelation comprised the first five 'ayats' or verses from 'Surah Al-Alaq' and he had received it after spending many days inside this cave in deep contemplation. It takes a strenuous hike of one to two hours to reach the Cave of Hira.

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