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    Default Thinks To Considered Before Umrah Travelling

    Umrah and Hajj are the journeys which most of Muslims from all around the world perform at least once in their lives. Hajj is measured as one of the five pillars of Islam while Umrah is also measured as one of the most worth forms of workshop in Islam and thought was very rewarding. Although a big number of Muslims perform Hajj and Umrah each year, but many Muslims get confused and upset during their journey because of ignorance of some essential things which must be remembered during performing the most worth workshop of their lives. So here are few important points which all Muslims should remember before performing their spiritual journey to the Holy Makah. First of all teach you about the basic rights of the Umrah and Hajj according to the Sunnah before leaving for Hajj or Umrah because most of the Muslims went for Hajj or Umrah without knowing the actual rights of Umrah and Hajj according to Sunnah. So it is very important to learn all the rights of Umrah and Hajj before going on this holy trip by Cheap Umrah Packages 2017 From London For Muslims Community with Hotel, Flights, Visa and Transportation and learn to stay away from ordinary mistakes too which are made by most of the pilgrims during this holy trip.

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    Default Why perform hajj

    There are many ways to go about answering this question, all of them can be constituted as satisfactory replies. Hajj is a spiritual journey like no other. Every year during the month of Dhul Hijja, we hear or see live pictures of the millions of pilgrims flocking to Mecca, Mina, and Muzdalfah to perform this sacred pilgrimage.


    Last year, over three million pilgrims performed Hajj and 2016 is expected to bring an even larger turnout. Here are the reasons why Muslims perform Hajj:


    Allah (SWT) has made Hajj compulsory. Just like Salat, Sawm and Zakat, Hajj is compulsory. Every able Muslim who has the finances available (after taking care of all family obligations), is required to embark on this journey once in their life. And since it is the command of Allah (SWT), the Creator of us all, it is the duty of every Muslim to make sure they perform Hajj while they can.


    Hajj is one of the five pillars of Islam. These pillars make up the core of the Islamic belief. To believe in Allah (SWT) and His Messenger, to perform Salat, to fast during Ramadan, to pay Zakat, and to embark on Hajj; these five things define a Muslim. Every Muslim needs to get this right in order to be identified as a person of the Islamic Faith.


    Prophet Muhammad performed Hajj and as it is written that we should perform the task like He did, people embark on Hajj to obtain the blessings of Allah (SWT) and to follow in His footsteps.


    Hajj serves not just as a spiritual journey but also as a means to seeking forgiveness for the mistakes of the past as well. Muslims who embark on Hajj also get their sins forgiven by Allah, The Merciful.


    May Allah (SWT) accept their Hajj and the Qurbani sacrifice of all Muslims around the world. Muslim Aid would like to wish all already en route and those already in Mecca, a safe, swift and memorable Hajj pilgrimage.

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    What is Umrah?

    In Arabic, the word ‘Umrah is derived from I‘timaar which means a visit. However, ‘Umrah in Islamic terminology, means paying a visit to Ka’bah, performing Tawaaf (circumambulation) around it, walking between Safaa and Marwah seven times. A performer of ‘Umrah puts off his Ihraam by having his hair shaved or cut. ‘Umrah can be performed along with Hajj and in other days as well.

    ‘Umrah can be performed during anytime in the year, there is no fixed time for ‘Umrah.

    The Pillars of `Umrah are four:

    a) Ihraam: which is assumed at the Meeqaat.

    b) Tawaaf: around the House.

    c) Sa'y: walking between As-Safaa and Al-Marwah, which consists of seven circuits.

    d) Tahal-lul: which means coming out of the state of Ihraam; becoming lawful what was previously prohibited during Ihraam.

    During ‘Umrah, pilgrims do not go to Minaa, ‘Arafaat and Muzdalifah or throw pebbles on the Jamrahs (stone pillars representing devils) or offer animal sacrifice. These rites are only performed during Hajj.

    How to perform ‘Umrah:

    1. When the one who wants to perform ‘Umrah arrives at the Meeqaat, it is recommended for him (both man and woman) to take a bath if convenient, including menstruating women and those experiencing postnatal bleeding. The man perfumes his head and beard but not his Ihraam garments. There is no harm in what remains of it after Ihraam. There is nothing wrong if it is not possible to take a bath at Meeqaat.

    2. Men are to change into their clothing of Ihraam while the women only need to make their intention at that time in the clothing they are already wearing. There is no specific clothing designated for women, except that they are prohibited from wearing the Niqaab (face-veil) and gloves. Instead, they may cover their hands with the lower part of their khimaar (head covering), while using the upper part of their jilbaab (outer garment) or a separate piece of fabric to cover their faces by drawing it down, if there is need to do so.
    As for men, they must assume their Ihraam at the Meeqaat by wearing two pieces of fabric called the Izaar and the Ridaa’. The Ridaa’ covers the top half of the body, while the Izaar covers the lower half. No other clothing is allowed to be worn in addition to these – no underwear, no pants, no shirt, no turban, no hat, etc. are to be worn.

    Then the pilgrim makes the intention at the Meeqaat to begin the rites of ‘Umrah by entering the state of Ihraam. The intention must be made in the heart, while the statement made afterwards is: “Labayka ‘Umrah” or “Allahumma labbayka ‘Umrah”. This statement begins the rites of `Umrah. So the first pillar of `Umrah is the Ihraam. The intention is made in the heart, while the tongue recites the opening Talbiyyah. And if you wish, when uttering Talbiyyah, you may state a condition to Allah fearing that which may prevent you from completion of the ‘Umrah whether illness or fear - saying “in habasanee haabes fa mahillee haithu habastanee” (I come out of the state of Ihraam from the place You prevent me from continuing). So if you do that and are then prevented or become ill - then you may come out of Ihraam. Then repeat the Talbiyyah: “labbayk Allahumma labbayk, labbayka laa shareeka laka labbayk, innal-hamda wan-ni'mata laka wal-mulk, laa shareeka lak” (“In response to your call O Allah I perform Umrah, here I am O Allah. In response to Your call. You have no partner. In response to Your call. All Praise and Blessings, and the Ownership of all that You created is Yours (alone). You have no partner”)

    Upon arriving at the sacred mosque in Makkah (Al-Masjid Al-Haraam), you should enter with your right foot and say: "Bismillaah, Allahumma Salli 'Alaa Muhammad, Allahumma Ighfirli waftahli Abwaaba Rahmatik. (In the name of Allah! O Allah! Exalt the mention of your Messenger. O Allah! Forgive my sins, and open the gates of Your mercy for me)." You should enter in a manner expressing humility and gratitude to the blessings He, Almighty, conferred upon you.

    3. Upon arriving at the Ka’bah, stop reciting the Talbiyyah, then approach the Black Stone, touch it with your right hand and kiss it. If this isn't possible, you should face the Black Stone and point to it. Don’t push and shove, causing harm and being harmed by other people. When touching the Stone, the following is said: “Bismil-laah, Allahu Akbar” (In the name of Allah, Allah is the Greatest) or "Allahu Akbar" (Allah is the Greatest).

    A pilgrim must walk, keeping the Ka’bah on his left. When you reach the Yamaani corner touch it with your right hand, if possible, but do not kiss it, and say: “Bismil-laahi wa Allahu Akbar”. If this is difficult for you, then go on performing tawaaf without touching it, pointing at it or even saying “Allahu Akbar” because this was not narrated from the Prophet sallallaahu `alayhi wa sallam ( may Allah exalt his mention ) on the other hand whenever you reach or are parallel to the black stone, touch it with your right hand, kiss it and say, “Bismillaah Allahu Akbar”, if it is not possible then it is enough to point at it and say, “Bismillaah, Allahu Akbar”.

    During this Tawaaf it is preferred for a man to do two things:

    a) Al-Idhtibaa' from the beginning of Tawaaf until the end, which is placing the middle of one's Redaa' under the right arm and the ends of it over the left shoulder. When you are finished performing Tawaaf, you may return your Reda' to its original state because the time for A-Idhtibaa' is only during Tawaaf.

    b) Ar-Raml during the first three circuits only. Ar-Raml means speeding up one's pace with small steps.

    Make supplication from your heart, for that which will benefit you. Recite whatever you wish, supplicate to Allah by asking for good, recite the Quran, anything you wish. There are no specific statements or supplications to be recited during the Tawaaf that are authentically established in the Sunnah. However it is recommended to say between the two corners during each circumbulance as it is reported from the Messenger of Allah sallallaahu `alayhi wa sallam ( may Allah exalt his mention ): “...Our Lord, grant us good in this life and good in the hereafter and save us from the punishment of the Hellfire.” [Quran: 2:201]

    4. When you complete seven circuits of Tawaaf, approach Maqaam Ibraaheem (Ibraaheem’s station) and recite this verse (which means): “And take you (people) the Maqaam (place) of Ibraheem as a place of Prayer...” [Quran: 2:125]

    Then pray two short Rak’ahs, as close as conveniently possible, behind Maqaam Ibraheem. If it is not possible then you can pray them anywhere in the sacred mosque. It is preferred to recite during the first Rak'ah the chapter "Al-Kafiroon" [109] and during the second one the chapter of “Al-lkhlaas” [112].

    Upon completing the two Rak'ahs, return to the Black Stone and touch it, if convenient

    5. The next stage is to go to Safaa. Upon approaching the foot of Safaa, the following verse is recited (which means): “Verily, As-Safaa and Al-Marwah are from the symbols of Allah. So it is not a sin on him who performs Hajj or 'Umrah of the house (ka 'bah) to perform the going (tawaaf) between them. And whoever does good voluntarily, then verily, Allah is the All-Recognizer, All-Knower.” [Quran; 2:158]

    6. Then climb unto mount Safaa until the Ka'bah is visible, if possible. Facing the Ka’bah the following is to be said 3 times, and between each time one is to make ones own supplication:

    “Allahu Akbar, Allahu Akbar, Allahu Akbar. Laa ilaaha il-lall-llaahu wadahu la shareeka lahu, lahul mulku wa lahul hamdu, wa huwa 'alaa qulli shay'in qadeer. Laa ilaaha il-lall-llaahu wahdahu, anjaza wa'dahu, wa nasara 'abdahu, wa hazamal ahzaaba wahdahu" (Allah is the Greatest, Allah is the Greatest, Allah is the Greatest. None has the right to be worshipped except Allah alone, Who has no partner. To Him belongs the dominion, to Him belongs all praise, and He has power over everything. He fulfilled His promise, gave victory to His servant, and defeated the confederates alone.)

    7. Then descend and go towards Marwah, running between the fluorescent green lights (for men only), upon reaching Marwah climb upon it if it is possible, and repeat the same procedure as when ascending Safaa except you are not to recite the above-mentioned verse, because it is recited when ascending Safaa for the first time only. This completes one circuit. Then one continues back to Safaa running between the fluorescent green lights (for men only) - thus completing two circuits.

    There are no particular supplications to be recited between Safaa and Marwah. Seven circuits are to be completed ending the last one on Marwah.

    Then one is to have his hair cut although shaving it is better. Women should shorten their hair by a finger-tips length from the end. The rights of 'Umrah have now been completed.

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    Default Collective Benefits of Hajj

    1. World’s Largest Annual Assembly

    This is a worldwide meeting and gathering of millions of Muslims from a variety of habits and societies. The pilgrims study to think on focus points to stay the unity, real agreement and brotherhood in spite of the cultural dissimilarities. Also, It is an strange opportunity to get together Muslims from a range of states and share their feelings and thoughts.

    2. Manifestation of Islam as the religion of Solidarity and Unity

    This gives harmony of Muslims and takes away differences. Two million people get together at the same rest for the same objective, wearing the same clothing, turning to same Qibla and sharing same proceedings and feelings. Muslims understand that they are brothers in the name of Islam.
    This is the total form of prayer where a being performs all the fifth pillars of Islam in a communal way. He gives up physically, monetarily, and during hajj days, just set aside himself for only Allah. We link hands to let you go from side to side this divine trip in the best way probable. See our most excellent hajj and umrah services in most sensible rates.

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    Umrah, also known as the lesser pilgrimage (as compared to the Hajj), means a visit, in particular, a visit to the Kaa’ba. The fact that Umrah is the lesser pilgrimage in no way diminishes its significance or reward. An Umrah can be performed anytime during the year – and what better time to perform an Umrah than in the holiest month of the Islamic year. A month where even the simplest of good deeds reap a manifold reward, an Umrah becomes an act of even greater significance.

    About Hajj and Umrah, Allah's Messenger (ﷺ) said:

    “(The performance of) `Umrah is the expiation for the sins committed (between it and the previous one). And the reward of Hajj Mabrur (the one accepted by Allah) is nothing except Paradise” (Bukhari 26:1).
    Keeping in mind the general importance of Umrah one can only imagine how much Allah Almighty will appreciate it when we perform it in the month of Ramadan.

    Hajj is one of the five pillars of Islam and for those Muslim brothers and sisters who can afford it easily, it is mandatory to perform at least once in a lifetime. And those of us who are unable to afford the Hajj or are unable to perform it for any other reason, an Umrah in Ramadan then becomes a great opportunity:

    According to a hadith reported by Ibn `Abbas:

    “Allah's Messenger (ﷺ) asked an Ansari woman (Ibn `Abbas named her but `Ata' forgot her name), ‘What prevented you from performing Hajj with us?’ She replied, ‘We have a camel and the father of so-and-so and his son (i.e. her husband and her son) rode it and left one camel for us to use for irrigation.’ He said (to her), ‘Perform `Umrah when Ramadan comes, for `Umrah in Ramadan is equal to Hajj (in reward)” (Bukhari 26:10).
    Thus, as one can see, Umrah performed during the holy month is synonymous with having performed the Hajj, the ultimate act of total submission to the Lord. Whosoever is unable to perform the Hajj, due to its strenuous physical demands, costs, or other personal reasons, can instead opt for performing Umrah during Ramadan, as this Hadith narrates that it is one in the same thing. Read more authenticated Best Time to Perform Umrah.

    However, the equivalence to Hajj may only be in terms of the blessings and while it is unable to relieve a Muslim of his or her obligation of Hajj, Umrah is still able to expiate sins and offers us an opportunity to amend our relationship with the Almighty Allah. Ibn-i-Abbas narrates from the Prophet Muhammad (PBUH) that:

    “Whoever reaches Makkah in the month of Ramadan and fasts and passes his/her night worshipping as much as he can, Allah writes for him/her the reward of a hundred thousand fasting of the month of Ramadan performed outside of Makkah and Allah bestows on him/her for each day and night the reward of freeing a slave. For each day, He writes the reward of a horse's attack against the enemy on the way of Allah. And He writes for the day a hasana (good deed), and for the night a hasana.” (Ibn Majah, Manasik: 106.)
    So if this Ramadan you want to earn great rewards from Allah, take the opportunity and go to Makkah to perform the Umrah, it not only lessen your sins but also brings you closer to Allah and that is the ultimate reward for any Muslim.

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    Default Umrah Opening Date After Hajj 2017

    Right after Hajj season, the Saudi Government allows agencies and countries to open up the Umrah season. It typically takes a few weeks and even months after the Hajj season for the Saudi government to start issuing Umrah visas. Even the hotels, local areas, motels, parks, restaurants, malls and all the civil areas need to be revamped. The massive influx of people has come and it is imperative to ensure that the area remains cleans for the new people arriving. The objective is to clean up and sort out any variance from the Hajj impact. Do realize that millions of people have just visited the most beautiful and holiest cities of the world, and the government needs to prepare for the entire Umrah season. Umrah Season is still very much active. Umrah Packages after Hajj is comparatively cheaper as compared to Umrah during Ramadan.

    Umrah Visa Opening Dates 2017 after Hajj


    One needs to know that the Umrah is a comprehensive package given to certain delegates of each country. And each year the government of Saudi Arabia either allows or rejects the visa issuance. Each travel agency is evaluated on merit. Any person that has absconded or has not reached back will be taken notice of. How it works is that each person is registered via its visa office and travel agent. That travel agent has to have bonded with each regional player to ensure that the people return safely.
    People need to know that the laws in Saudi Arabia are very much different. If you abscond and do not come back, you will not only be deported but can serve time. Hence, Umrah after Hajj season depends on multiple variances. Sometimes the country gets different quota. Some packages will not be offered anymore. Pricing might change. Read in details here: Umrah Opening After Hajj 2017
    If you find a travel agent quoting you a price prior to the Hajj, this is not possible. And that pricing is not accurate but only an estimate. Travel agents can assurance and cleared out and then the prices are created for every country. The best umrah 5-star packages are also offered after Hajj since the hotels are more than eager to win business. The earlier the bookings the better.

    It is recommended that if you are interested in performing Umrah before any Hajj prepares in advance. Umrah after the great Hajj is not like performing the umrah during the holy month of Ramadan. In fact, the prices are now reasonable and not as high as Ramadan Umrah.

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    Performing Umrah is a Sunnah and as far as I know, the December is the best time to perform Umrah because the weather is pleasant in the Land of Saudi Arabia.

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    I think, the Biggest benefit of the Hajj is that the previous sins remove.

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    Hajj is becoming more and more difficult to perform, especially now that the saudis have tripled the visa and other fees. It's a good thing it's only obligatory on those who can afford it, if people can't afford it then they don't have to do it. This price hijacking will only hurt those saudis are trying to take advantage of robbing the hajjis.

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    How can we go for Umrah in the month of December???

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    Quote Originally Posted by islamirama View Post
    Hajj is becoming more and more difficult to perform, especially now that the saudis have tripled the visa and other fees. It's a good thing it's only obligatory on those who can afford it, if people can't afford it then they don't have to do it. This price hijacking will only hurt those saudis are trying to take advantage of robbing the hajjis.
    Yes, I agree but, its religious duty, we must perform it in any situation. InshahAllah, Allah will help us.

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    Quote Originally Posted by adeeliqbal View Post
    Yes, I agree but, its religious duty, we must perform it in any situation. InshahAllah, Allah will help us.
    yes, it is a religious duty. But no, we must not perform it in any situation. Hajj becomes obligatory only when one is able to afford it physically, mentally, and financially.

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    Quote Originally Posted by islamirama View Post
    yes, it is a religious duty. But no, we must not perform it in any situation. Hajj becomes obligatory only when one is able to afford it physically, mentally, and financially.
    You are right, my statement "we must perform it in any situation" has referred to those people who are, physically, financially, and mentally strong. But, its my mistake, I didn't clear it.

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    I heard that Umrahexperts is the best UK base agency. What do you think, is it??? See their cheap packages here.

    http://umrahexperts.co.uk/cheap-umrah-packages.html

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    Default Annual Great Trip of Makkah

    A large amount of Muslims visits Makkah every year for the drive of Hajj or Umrah. Hajj has more meaning as associated with Umrah and number of persons during the Haj are in millions. Hajj is obligatory and it happens at an exact time in a year whereas the Umrah is not obligatory and it can be performed through the year. Hajj is obligatory for those Muslim who are accomplished to have enough money its expenses and are actually able to do all the rituals.

    The figures showing the number of hajis from the dissimilar countries coming to Makkah to do Hajj are as follows• According to the knowledge of Allah Almighty and in the bright of Islamic teaching Muslims who are talented to perform, should do Hajj at least once in their lifetime due to this detail each year enormous crowds are drawn to Makkah to carry out a sequence of rituals and prayers aimed at eliminating past evils during Hajj.

    Saudi Arabia has hosted 24.8 million hajis from all over the world during the past 10 years,• Conferring to the Al-Eqtisadiah everyday report, in last ten years the major number of hajis that were witnessed in 2012-13 were 2,254,366 lakhs that performed Hajj and the lowermost number was noted in 2002-2003 with only 1,328,638 lakhs pilgrims on Hajj.•

    The number of pilgrims traveling for Hajj released a little bit due to the government chose to cut the number of distant pilgrims by 20% and domestic pilgrims by 50% due to the ongoing growth projects in Makkah and Madinah.• In 2015 about 2,744,367 pilgrims performed Hajj with economy hajj package. From South Africa, a huge number of hajis has arrived this year. With 293,200 pilgrims coming from the Indonesia explanation for about 21% of the total number of foreign pilgrim’s quota set by Saudi Arabia.•

    Pilgrims coming from Pakistan were 189,500 hajis and India having pilgrims 151,500 on Hajj engaged second and third place correspondingly on the list of countries. • Egypt is at amount four with 126,600 pilgrims, and Bangladesh is on the fifth quantity with 102,900 pilgrims.• Around 67,000 Egyptians account for 10% of the 696,200 domestic pilgrims while 41,900 Pakistanis account for about 6% of the owed quota.•

    Indians accounted for about 2% of national hajis while Indonesians and Yemenis each of them account for about 1%. • The Saudi Arabia government has spent more than $100 billion which is equivalent to SR375 billion to upgrade pilgrimage services during Hajj. •

    According to the certified data, there were 1,660,365 hajis in the year of 2004-2005 that enlarged to 1,736,348 Lakhs in 2006-2007.• This number of 2006 -2007 further increased by about 3% in the worth in the year 2008-2009 reaching up to 1,687,832 Lakhs.• In the following three years the number of the pilgrims showed a stable increase, reaching to 2,160,261 Lakhs in the year 2010-2011, 2,254,366 Lakhs in 2012-2013 and 2,744,367 Lakhs in 2014-2015, with an intensification of 8 percent yearly.

    The rise in the number of foreign pilgrims over the past 100 years was unresolved, due to the progress in transportation means and outstanding efforts by the Saudi Arabian management to grow proper infrastructure facilities in the two holy cities as well as the in the pilgrimage sites. • According to data composed from are Levant official body, less than 60,000 foreigners done Hajj Pilgrimage in the year 1920.

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    Umrah Packages for the general population of UK are at great rates and the administrations are additionally astounding.


 

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