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Umrah in Easter Can be Extremely Beneficial for UK Muslims

by Safeena Rahman Travel Addict

The two important pilgrimages in Islam are Hajj and Umrah. Upon performing them, a Muslim benefits spiritually to a great extent. While there is no denying the fact that Hajj is the most important pilgrimage and among Islam's five pillars, Umrah is also recommended highly for Muslims. It can be performed at any time during the year, while the major pilgrimage of Hajj is performed in the month of Dhu al-Hijjah. Muslims residing in different parts of the world make the journey from their homes to the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia in order to accomplish these pilgrimages.

Easter is one of the seasons when Muslims living in the United Kingdom get the opportunity to fulfil their dream of performing their lesser pilgrimage by embarking on a journey to the holy city of Makkah. As the offices and educational institutions across the UK are closed for the Easter weekend, they can also choose to perform Umrah in Easter along with their family members. The journey to Makkah can be made hassle-free and affordable with the help of a wide range of packages that are offered by the tour operators in the country that specialise in the Islamic religious tours of Hajj and Umrah.

Special offers that many of these tour operators provide on Easter Umrah packages can reduce the overall cost of the journey to a great extent. While they offer such special offers for the benefit of the prospective pilgrims, most of them do not compromise on the quality of services provided. In order to make their lesser pilgrimage a pleasant experience, the pilgrims must ensure that they have all their documents in place, such as the Umrah visa, passport, proof of identity, and photocopies of their key documents. They must also carry all items that are essential for the journey, such as medicines.

An opportunity for Umrah Easter month brings for UK's Muslims is something they would not like to miss. It is, therefore advisable that they plan their date of departure and the duration of their stay in Makkah several months in advance. Once the dates have been decided, they can book any of their desired packages well in advance. This would not only get them confirmed bookings but also give them the chance to save more for their journey. The savings made on their booking can be used to buy souvenirs or visiting important places in and around the holy city during their stay in Makkah.

During the Easter weekend, the climate of Makkah can be extremely hot. It is advisable for Muslims travelling to the holy city from the UK to carry plain cotton clothes to reduce the impact of heat to some extent. Those who are not concerned about budgets can go for any of the packages that have accommodations arranged in one of the 5-star hotels in Makkah close to the Masjid al-Haram. Upon booking such packages, their stay in the holy city would be something worth cherishing. They would also have greater convenience in getting to the Kaabah and performing all their Umrah rituals with complete peace of mind.

The UK Muslims can also choose to perform the lesser pilgrimage in the holy month by booking Ramadan Umrah packages.


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