UK Muslims Can Now Book Their Desired Umrah Packagesby Safeena Rahman Travel Addict
Every year, numerous Muslims residing in the United Kingdom dream of embarking on a journey to the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia to perform their Umrah. Although it is not an obligation as compared to the major pilgrimage of Hajj, Umrah has a special importance in Islam as it is the Sunnah of Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him). It is called the ‘minor pilgrimage’ or the ‘lesser pilgrimage’ often when comparing it with Hajj. The UK Muslims who are physically fit and have the financial capability to undertake the journey from their place of residence to the holy city of Makkah can perform the lesser pilgrimage at any time during the year.
Over the years, several travel companies have come up in the UK offering packages for Umrah. The Umrah packages UK travel companies have provided over the years have helped many of the country’s Muslims in fulfilling their dream of performing the minor pilgrimage. Some of the tour operators have an experience of more than a decade in arranging the religious tours of Umrah and have gained the trust of many. There are certain travel companies that are relatively new, but provide highly efficient services for the pilgrims.
The presence of new as well as experienced travel companies operating Umrah tours has given numerous options for prospective pilgrims of the UK to choose a suitable tour operator to book their Umrah packages. However, it is absolutely necessary for them to verify certain aspects before choosing a travel company for booking the desired packages. The very first aspect is the authorisation from Saudi Arabia’s Ministry of Hajj. Only the travel agents or companies authorised by the Ministry of Hajj, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia are allowed to organise the religious tours of Hajj and Umrah.
A proven track record is another essential factor to be considered before choosing a travel company for booking Umrah packages from UK. Those looking forward to performing their lesser pilgrimage must know more about the company they wish to book their package with. It would be of great help if they can connect with individuals who have booked their packages with the company previously and get their feedback. Based on their feedback, the prospective pilgrims can decide whether to book with the company or search for another tour operator offering packages for Umrah. Besides this, the best approach for UK Muslims would be to ask a friend or relative who has recently performed Umrah.
Many of the Muslims living in the UK are among the working class and they have to look for a suitable date during the year when they can visit the holy city of Makkah to perform their minor pilgrimage. Planning their dates well in advance can help them immensely in making their journey easy and affordable. Today, many of the tour operators or travel companies of the UK offering packages for Umrah have attractive offers for those booking their packages well in advance. The Muslims of the UK can also book during the public holidays of the country and perform Umrah with their entire family.
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