Umrah is a form of worship and a minor pilgrimage undertaken by Muslims living in different corners of the world to the Holy city of Makkah in the kingdom of Saudi Arabia. Umrah has great importance in Islam also it is the Sunnah of Holy Prophet Mohammad (SAW) and has some great rewards for the pilgrims who perform this minor pilgrimage. Umrah being a minor pilgrimage can be performed at any time of the year and is not compulsory when compared to the major and compulsory pilgrimage of Islam Hajj. Umrah can be completed within a few hours because it involves lesser rituals than Hajj.
Muslims residing in the UK can perform this minor pilgrimage by booking Cheap Umrah Packages 2019 which are now available at many affordable rates. As within the UK, there are many travel operators and company have come up over the past years making the travelling to Makkah and other Islamic sites easily accessible for all the Muslims resulting the overall cost of packages have decreased because of the tough competition among the travel companies. There are several privileges of booking Umrah packages and one of them is that you can choose the date which is best suitable for you and of your own choice. Booking packages in advance can make you save some good amount of your money also saves you from last minute hassle.
Some travel operators who offer various Umrah packages also allows pilgrims to stay in Makkah for a good number of days which can benefit them to explore the holy and historical sites of Islam easily after performing their Umrah. Makkah has many Islamic historical sites which for the visitors and pilgrims to visit among them is the Jabal al-Rahmah, which is famous with the name of Mount Arafat. It is the mountain where the Holy Prophet Mohammad (SAW) delivered his “Last Sermon” to the fellow pilgrims. According to Islamic traditions, Mount Arafat is the place where Allah 9SWT) forgiven Prophet Adam (A.S) for his sins. This is the reason that the mountain is called “Jabal al-Rahmah” which means “The Mount of Mercy”.
These Umrah packages also give pilgrims the opportunity and time to explore “Jabal al-Noor” or “The Mountain of Lights” which lies 2 miles from Ka’ba. The mountain which has the famous “Cave of Hira” where Prophet Mohammad (SAW) received his revelation of Holy Quran by Allah (SWT) through archangel Gabriel (A.S). Pilgrims reached through hiking to this cave to see the place where Prophet Mohammad (SAW) spend his good amount of time in deep contemplation.
Last but not least, one thing which is really important is to find a liable and reliable travel agent or company which is authorized by the Saudi embassy. As there are many fraudsters to cheat people and make Muslims lots millions of their money. Try not to fill online forms and transfer money to on an individual’s account. Do good homework and then you can book Umrah packages which are as per your needs and requirements.