Importance Sacred City Makkah And Cheap Umrah Packages


In addition to prayer, a pilgrimage to Makkah is required of every able Muslim who can afford it as one of the Five Pillars of the belief. Every year about three million of people gathered for the major pilgrimage, or Hajj, during the Muslim month of Zil-Hijjah, and many more perform the minor or lesser pilgrimage Umrah, at various times throughout the whole year.

Few non-Muslims have ever seen the rituals and rites of the Hajj, as non-Muslims are strictly forbidden from entering city Makkah and Madina. Roadblocks are stationed along roads leading to the city.

The focal point of Makkah is the Holy Kaaba, the “House of ALLAH Almighty” believed by Muslims to have been built by Hazrat Ibraheem (AS) and His son Hazrat Ismaeel (AS), and which is covered in a gold-embroidered black coloured fabric. Pilgrims circle the Holy Kaaba seven times called tawaaf and may also try to kiss or touch its cornerstone, the Hajr-e-Aswad (Black Stone). Pilgrims may drink Zamzam water from the well of Zamzam. Its water of Zamzam is believed to have extraordinary and special properties. Pilgrims return from the Hajj or Umrah with a large plastic bottle of Zamzam water. During the Hajj pilgrims travel to Mina a little village, where the Devil (shaitaan), symbolised by 3 stone columns, is ritually stoned. They then proceed to the hill of Arafat (sometimes well known as mountain, but with a height of only 70 m), a place for prayers, where Prophet Muhammad (PBUH) is believed to have delivered His final sermon.

The Masjid al Haram (Sacred Mosque) is for Muslims the holiest masjid on Earth. Both the masjid and the city itself are strictly off limits to non-Muslims.

Verse 3:96 of Holy Quran,

Indeed, the first House [of worship] established for mankind was that at Makkah – blessed and a guidance for the worlds.

Makkah is the sacred city which is the most beloved land in the sight of ALLAH Almighty and the selected location of His House. It was here that the final prophet and guide of the entire of mankind, Prophet Muhammad (peace and blessings of ALLAH be on him), was born and commenced His Prophethood.

In the time of the Prophet (peace and blessings of ALLAH be on him), camel caravans were a most important part of Makkah’s busy economy. Alliances were struck between the merchants in city Makkah and the local travelling tribes, who would bring goods livestock, leather and metals mined in the local mountains to city Makkah to be loaded on the caravans and carried to cities in Iraq and Syria. Historical accounts also provide several indications that goods from other continents may also have flowed through sacred city Makkah.

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Umrah Meaning

In this article we will provide you guidelines regarding health and safety tips that every pilgrim should follow in order to perform all the rites and rituals of Umrah perfectly. Following the instructions helps you in preserving your health and safety:

1-   Perform all the required rituals moderately and easily as ALLAH Almighty instructed us to do.

2-   Avoid getting angry and annoying other pilgrims during the performance of Umrah rituals Tawaaf, Saaee that is running between the Safa and Marwah.

3-   Try to maintain personal hygiene and cleanliness as Islam emphasize on cleanliness, which is most important factor that can prevent us from disease.

4-   Pilgrims should take their water bottles while performing Tawaaf or Saaee because the weather sometimes becomes too hot and scorching hot.

5-   Avoid eating uncovered foods and unhygienic eating items that are exposed to dust and flies and try to use preserved and packed foodstuffs after confirming their expiry date.

6-   It is highly recommended to consume vegetables, fruits and boiled foods while your stay in Makkah that benefit the human body in all ways and these natural food items also doesn’t irritate the intestines.

7-   Nowadays it is quite common that group leaders provide wristbands that display the name of the pilgrim, his address, nationality, health condition all the basic information including and the name of his convoy so in case if a person falls off, group will find him easily. So wear wristband for yourself.

8-   Use tissues or towel when sneezing and in condition of common cold.

9-   Refrain from involving in useless activities that takes your much physical effort, such as going on shopping or unnecessarily walking in the markets, during burning weather.

10-     If you feel any kind of illness or sickness then immediately visit the nearest hospital or healthcare centre.

11-   As there is a great throng influx in Makkah for performing Umrah so avoid getting in to overcrowding and pushing and do not hurt yourself and others.

12-   Avoid sleeping or sitting in the tunnels and streets because they are not there for this purpose.

13-    Avoid climbing rocks and stones and.

14-   Keep your room neat and clean.

15-    To safe your energy for performing another Umrah try to take rest before and after performing every ritual so that you will feel fresh and will be able to perform the rest of the rituals actively.

16- While travelling in daytimes use an umbrella to avoid any kind of sun heat and heatstroke.

17- Avoid shaking hands and sitting near to people who are suffering from any kind if infectious diseases, such as flu, cough, common cold, to preserve your health.

18-   Pilgrims are recommended to take bring medical bag with themselves containing all the necessary medication. is one of the authorized Hajj and Umrah travel agent based in UK, offering the services for Hajj, Umrah, Flights, Tickets, Hotels, Visa and Travel services in cheapest and many saving rates with Umrah Packages 2018 With Flights from London UK.