Hajj and Umrah are the two revered pilgrimages in Islam, as they bring great religious virtues to a Muslim performing any of them. While it is true that Umrah is lesser in importance when compared to Hajj, it is highly recommended in the sunnah of Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him). Unlike the pilgrimage of Hajj that can be performed only in the month of Dhu al-Hijjah, Umrah can be performed anytime during the year.
For many of the Muslims living in the United Kingdom (UK), the period during Easter is considered as the best time to embark on their religious journey to Makkah for performing Umrah. This is owing to the long weekend that everyone in the country gets to enjoy around this time of the year. Simply Hajj and Umrah brings you an excellent range of budget-friendly Easter Umrah packages to fulfil your sacred intention of performing your lesser pilgrimage.
Over the past few years, the Easter Umrah packages have been in great demand among the Muslims living in the UK. Many of them see the Easter season as an opportunity gifted to them by The Almighty Allah to visit His sacred site on earth. As this is a holiday season, they can plan their journey to Makkah along with their family members to perform their umrah. The Easter breaks also give children the chance to get acquainted with the rituals of Umrah, which would be of immense benefit for them while performing their Umrah in the coming years.
Muslims of the UK can reduce their travel costs to a great extent with the Easter Umrah packages offered by Simply Hajj and Umrah. They can also lower the overall cost of these packages with special offers that are made available around this time of the year. While these packages are offered at significantly lower costs, Simply Hajj and Umrah does not compromise on the quality of accommodations and facilities provided.
The Umrah in Easter can be performed with greater ease if you take all the necessary steps for it much in advance. You must not forget your visa, passport, identity proofs, photographs and photocopies of the documents while leaving. The climate in Makkah during this period can be extremely hot for the people arriving in the holy city from the United Kingdom. It would be of great help if you carry plain cotton clothes, as they offer protection from the possible rise in temperatures. Medicines and other essential items must be also be taken before leaving for your Umrah.
In addition to making the journey easier for you to perform the lesser pilgrimage, these Umrah packages also give you the chance to visit other places of religious importance during your stay in the holy city. Your stays are arranged in the best hotels of Makkah located close to Masjid-Al-Haram. These hotels are well-equipped with the latest facilities that are designed to make your stays pleasant and memorable.
The cheap umrah packages 2018 offered by Simply Hajj and Umrah fetch you greater savings, which can be utilised to visit all the popular places in and around Makkah. Among them is the Jabal al-Noor or the 'Mountain of Light', which houses the Hira cave. It was in this cave that Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him) received his first revelation from The Almighty Allah through archangel Gabriel. Pilgrims visiting Makkah endure the long journey to make it to the cave, which is of great significance for Muslims around the world.
Another place of great importance is Mount Arafat, which is about 70 metres high and is located to the east of Makkah. This granite hill is the place where Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him) delivered the 'Farewell Sermon' to all the faithfuls who had performed their Hajj with him towards the end of his life. It is also believed to be the spot where Adam and Eve landed after their fall from Heaven. As Adam was forgiven for his sin at the same place, it is also known as the ‘Mount of Mercy’.
Dumat al-Jandal is also a place worth visiting for the pilgrims, as it was the territory of one of the twelve sons of Prophet Ismael (peace be upon him) called Dumah. Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him) had ordered the invasion of this ancient city of ruins upon learning that some tribes living in it were involved in robbery and were planning to attack the city of Madinah.