How UK Muslims Can Make Their Umrah Packages Affordableby Safeena Rahman Travel Addict
Umrah is one of the Islamic pilgrimages that the Muslims perform by visiting the holy city of Makkah in Saudi Arabia from their place of residence. When compared with the major pilgrimage of Hajj, it is often called the lesser pilgrimage or the minor pilgrimage. It is not compulsory for Muslims as compared to the major pilgrimage, which is obligatory for every Muslim who is physically fit and financially capable for undertaking the journey. However, Umrah has its own importance in Islam as it is the Sunnah of Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him).
The journey to the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia is quite a long one for Muslims residing in the United Kingdom. In the past, they could only rely on a handful of travel agents who arranged the journey of pilgrims to the holy city of Makkah from the UK. Today, there are several tour operators or travel companies in the country who provide the religious tours of Hajj and Umrah to the prospective pilgrims. Muslims of the UK can also get cheap Umrah deals from some of these tour operators. Such deals go a long way in making their journey affordable and giving them greater savings for their time spent in Makkah.
An effective way of saving more on Umrah packages is to book them several months earlier. This requires UK Muslims to plan their journey well in advance and decide the dates when they can make their journey to the holy city without any hassles. If they find it difficult to decide the dates for undertaking the lesser pilgrimage to Makkah, the holiday seasons can be an ideal time to visit the holy city. One of the best times to go on a pilgrimage to the city of Makkah in Saudi Arabia for the Muslims living in the UK is during the Christmas week.
During the last week of December, the offices and educational institutions are closed for Christmas celebrations. This would be one of the ideal times for Muslims of the country to perform their lesser pilgrimage with the help of Umrah packages from UK. Makkah’s weather during this time of the year is extremely pleasant for the Muslims living in the countries of northern Europe, as they can perform their rituals in the presence of comfortable temperatures. As they have to face the chilly environs in their home countries, their journey of Umrah would give them the opportunity to move away from an uncomfortable weather and experience the pleasant climate of Makkah.
Easter weekend in the UK is also a great time for the Muslims of the country to make their journey to Makkah for performing their Umrah. This is also one of those times when the students and working professionals have their holidays, but the climate in Makkah during this period is extremely hot. In order to protect themselves from the uncomfortable temperatures, the UK Muslims can take some necessary precautions like packing some light clothes made of cotton and drinking plenty of water to avoid getting dehydrated.
You can read on to know more about December Umrah packages and the benefits that they offer for UK Muslims.
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