How UK Muslims Can Secure the Best Umrah Package Dealsby Safeena Rahman Travel Addict
Just like the Muslims residing in any other part of the world, the ones living in the United Kingdom (UK) also dream of visiting the holy city of Makkah to perform their Hajj and Umrah. The Hajj is a major pilgrimage and one of the five pillars of Islam. It is obligatory for every Muslim who is physically fit and financially capable of making the journey to Makkah in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. Umrah is called a minor pilgrimage or the lesser pilgrimage. Although it is not obligatory, Umrah is the Sunnah of Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him) and has its own spiritual rewards for the Muslim who performs it.
Hajj can be accomplished only during specific days in the Islamic month of Dhu al-Hijjah, while Umrah can be performed at any time of the year. The minor pilgrimage involves fewer rituals and can be completed in a few hours. To make this pilgrimage affordable for a large number of Muslims, many of the travel companies providing Hajj and Umrah tours often come up with Umrah package deals that reduce the overall cost to a great extent. The tour operators or travel companies in the UK also offer such deals to make this pilgrimage affordable to the Muslims living in the country.
As a number of options in Umrah packages have been made available for Muslims residing in the UK by many of the country's tour operators or travel companies, those intending to perform the minor pilgrimage can choose their desired packages. As cost is always a major factor while selecting these packages, they always look for the ones that are affordable and do not compromise on facilities offered for the pilgrims. The next aspect that Muslims of the UK consider while booking their packages is a favourable time for making their journey to the holy city of Makkah.
They can choose when to go for their Umrah based on the time that would make the pilgrimage a pleasant and memorable experience for them. Booking well in advance can also help them in getting cheap Umrah packages for that particular time of the year. One of the best times for performing the minor pilgrimage is the month of December. During this month, the climate in the UK is extremely cold, while Makkah experiences a pleasant weather. Going for your Umrah in this month would not only give UK Muslims the chance to escape the harsh winter of their country but also allow them the chance to fulfil their lesser pilgrimage without any hassles.
As the spiritual rewards associated with Umrah performed in Ramadan are much higher, many of the Muslims living in the UK desire to accomplish their minor pilgrimage in the holy month. However, since the packages for this month are always in great demand, it is always advisable for the UK Muslims to book a suitable Ramadan package much earlier. This would help them in securing a package for this month and get them some good deals as well.
You can click here to know more about March Umrah packages and the experiences that they provide for pilgrims performing their minor pilgrimage.
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