Get to Popular Islamic Sites with Umrah Package Dealsby Safeena Rahman Travel Addict
Umrah is an
Islamic pilgrimage that Muslims across the world perform by visiting the holy
city of Makkah located in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. For the pilgrims who
live in countries that are at a greater distance from Saudi Arabia, this
journey would be quite a long one. It would also involve a significant amount
of cost, which many of the Muslims may not afford. However, the tour operators
or travel companies specialising in the Islamic religious tours of Hajj and Umrah
come up with some attractive offers frequently that help Muslims in reducing
the cost of their journey to the holy city.
These Umrah package deals
are generally made available for bookings that are made several months in advance.
For booking the packages much earlier, those intending to perform this
pilgrimage must decide the date of departure from their place of residence and
the number of days that they wish to spend in the holy city. Once they have
decided the dates, they must book their chosen package immediately to get the
maximum discount. They can then use the amount saved while shopping for
souvenirs or visiting the sacred Islamic sites in and around Makkah.
One of them
is a mountain located about 12 miles east of central Makkah, known as Mount Arafat.
This mountain has been named after the plain where it is situated. It is also
known as 'Jabal al-Rahmah', which translates as the 'Mountain of Mercy'. The
name refers to an event when Prophet Adam (peace be upon him) was forgiven by
Allah for his sin. The event had taken place at this site. In recent times, the
site has been shown by a pillar erected for the purpose. This mountain is also
the place where Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him) had delivered the famous
'farewell sermon' to all those who were with him while performing Hajj towards
the end of his life.
sacred mountain that the pilgrims must explore is Jabal al-Noor, which
translates as 'Hill of Illumination' or the 'Mountain of Light'. It is renowned
across the world and revered by Muslims, as it is home to the Cave of Hira.
Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him) had spent a considerable amount of time in
deep contemplation inside this cave. It is this place where he received his
first revelation of the Quran from the archangel Jibreel (A.S). One to two
hours of hike is required to reach the cave and there are more than 1,700 steps
that an individual has to take for reaching the top.
who are in Makkah for their Umrah can also visit one of the oldest mosques in
the holy city, known as Masjid al-Jinn. This mosque is located near the 'Jannat
al-Mu'alla' cemetery, where Prophet Muhammad's (peace be upon him) wife and
other relatives are buried. Masjid al-Jinn has been built at a place where a
group of genies or 'jinn' had assembled after sunset to listen to the prophet
reciting a portion of the Holy Quran. According to the Islamic tradition, the
leaders of the jinn later met the prophet and embraced Islam.
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