Muslims Now Have Several Options in Umrah Packages Online

by Safeena Rahman Travel Addict

Umrah is a great Sunnah of Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him) and is held in high regard by Muslims across the world for this reason. This Islamic pilgrimage is often called the 'minor pilgrimage', as the major pilgrimage in Islam is Hajj. While the major pilgrimage of Hajj is obligatory for all Muslims and must be performed at least once in their lifetime, the minor pilgrimage has no such obligation. There are specific dates in the Islamic calendar reserved for the Hajj, while Umrah can be performed at any time of the year and is usually accomplished within a few hours.

There was a time in the past when many Muslims postponed their plans of performing the minor pilgrimage owing to their concerns of limited finances. As there were only a few travel agents whom they could rely on for arranging the tour from their place of residence to Makkah in Saudi Arabia, they did not have many choices. However, this has changed today. As numerous tour operators offering affordable Umrah packages have come up in different parts of the world, Muslims wanting to perform their minor pilgrimage now have many options. Upon considering different options, they can easily decide which package would be the most suitable for their budget.

As the internet has become much cheaper and accessible to billions across the world, Muslims who want to perform Umrah can search for the available packages online. The search results would provide them several options in packages as well as tour operators. Upon going through the options that they consider to be the best for them, the prospective pilgrims can choose a package best suited to their budget. The next step would be to verify the authenticity of the tour operator offering the package.

Only the tour operators specialising in the Islamic religious tours of Hajj and Umrah and authorised by the Hajj Ministry of Saudi Arabia must be considered while booking packages for performing the minor pilgrimage. If the tour operator offering an ideal package online has been authorised by Saudi Arabia’s Hajj Ministry, the prospective pilgrim can go ahead and make the booking. Before going ahead with the booking, it would also be a good idea to go through the online reviews of the company offering the package. If it has been in operation for many years and offers an excellent service, the company would be the best choice for booking any of the packages for Umrah.

Muslims who want to perform their minor pilgrimage can reduce the cost of their packages to a great extent by booking them several months in advance. One thing that must be kept in mind before going ahead with the bookings is the departure date and the duration of stay in Saudi Arabia. Once the dates have been decided, the bookings must be made immediately for maximum benefits. Upon booking such packages well in advance, the Muslims wanting to perform their Umrah can have a significant amount of savings, which they can utilise during their stay in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.

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