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Hajj & Umraha

Hajj, literally means (to set out for a place). However, Islamically Hajj means to set out for Makkah in a state of consecration known as Ihram during the months of Hajj with the intention to performing certain religious rites in accordance with the method prescribed by the Prophet Mohammed. And Hajj is considered one of the major religious duties of Islam and has been declared compulsory.

The word Umrah is derived from the Arabic word I`timar which means a visit. However, Umrah technically means paying a visit to Ka`bah, performing Tawaf [Circumambulation] around it, walking between Safa and Marwah seven times. A performer of Umrah puts off his Ihram by having his hair shaved or cut.
Pilgrimage, or Hajj is the fifth pillar of Islam. It is obligatory for Muslim who are physically and financially capable once in a lifetime. It is performed during a predetermined set of actions during five days starting the eighth day of each Hijra Year (8th Dhul Hijja). However, Umrah can be performed anytime during the year.

Every year around two million people come to Mecca from almost everywhere on earth. Pilgrims wear simple garments, which strip away distinction of class; every body stands equal before God. Muslims celebrate Eid al-Adha as a sign of the closure of Hajj. This festival is celebrated with prayers and exchange of gifts.

We are providing the spiritual journey Hajj and Umrah pilgrimage for the Muslims to Mecca. We offer trips with different categories, accommodation as close as possible to the holy places, comfortable transportation, experienced tour leaders and above all competent rates.
In addition to Mecca and Medina, we can arrange a spiritual journey in Islamic Cairo before or after Hajj or Umrah itself. Please advise if you need information about this option in addition to Hajj and Umrah, and we will be honoured to take care of this part of your pilgrimage as well.

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