Make the Most of Holy Month with Ramadan Umrah Packagesby Safeena Rahman Travel Addict
The ninth month in the Islamic calendar, Ramadan is a holy month observed by Muslims all over the world by fasting from dawn until sunset. It commemorates the first revelation of the Holy Quran to Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him). Based on sightings of the crescent moon, this month lasts for 29 or 30 days. Ramadan is among Islam's five pillars and must be observed by all the adult Muslims. However, fasting during this month is not an obligation for those suffering from an illness, the chronically ill, the elderly, pregnant women, breastfeeding mothers, menstruating women, and those who are travelling.
Once Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him) asked a woman the reason for not going for Hajj. She replied by saying that her husband and son had taken one of their two camels for the pilgrimage and the other one was needed to irrigate their land. Upon hearing this, Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him) told her to perform Umrah in the month of Ramadan as it was just like (in terms of spiritual rewards) going on Hajj with him. This shows the significance of performing Umrah in the holy month and this is the reason why Ramadan Umrah packages are always in great demand worldwide.
For performing an Umrah in Ramadan, it is absolutely necessary that the prospective pilgrims book the desired package several months in advance, considering the greater demand for such packages during this time of the year. Upon booking early, they can also have a considerable amount of savings, which can be utilised during their time spent in the holy city of Makkah. Before booking the package well in advance, they must be absolutely certain about their date of departure and the number of days they intend to spend in Makkah.
Some of the Muslims intending to perform their Umrah in the holy month would like to spend the entire Ramadan in Makkah. They can go for the full month Ramadan package, which allows them to stay longer in the holy city and make the holy month truly pleasant and memorable. It would be a heart-warming sight to see Muslims from so many different countries come together in the holy month to fulfil their dream of performing Umrah. During their stay, they can shop for souvenirs at the world-class supermarkets and get the opportunity to visit all the important places in and around Makkah.
Among these places is Masjid al-Jinn, which literally means 'Mosque of the Jinn'. The word 'jinn' refers to genies, the supernatural creatures with neither evil nor good characteristics. Once a group of jinn had assembled at the place where this mosque has been built to hear Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him) recite a portion of the Holy Quran. After the recitation, they met him and proclaimed their oath of allegiance to him. Yet another place worth visiting is Mount Abu Qubais, which is the place where Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him) had shown pagan Arabs the miracle of the 'splitting of the moon'.
UK Muslims who wish to perform their lesser pilgrimage during the last month of the year can go for December 2019 Umrah.
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