A Brief Introduction to Hajj
Hajj is an act of worship that includes several other deeds of obedience and submission towards ALLAH and testifying his ONENESS. "...And Hajj to the House (Ka'bah) is a duty that mankind owes to Allah, those who have the ability...."Messeneger of Allah (SAW) was asked "What is ability " and he replied "Provision and Transport".
This means Hajj is obligatory on anyone who has enough money to afford an average Hajj package. If one declines despite the ability the Allah say: "... and whoever disbeleives then Allah stands not in need of any of the Alamin (mankind , jinns and all that exists)..."
Can I delay my Hajj for future? Once a Muslim has the 'ability' he should not delay Hajj, as the Messenger of Allah said:"Whoever intends for Hajj should haste as he may fall ill or detracted or face a need (preventing him from Hajj)"..
Who should I accompany for Hajj? As The Messenger of Allah described the ability for Hajj being "Provision and Transport", many people think of provision as being food, drink and money. Allah says: "… take the provision, and the best provision is righteousness…"
The provision for Hajj includes:
- Pure Halal spending
- Righteous deeds
- Righteous and knowledgeable people to accompany
- People who are humble and will help you perform your Hajj in accordance with the Sunnah of the Messenger of Allah.
This is important because people often choose the groups they join for Hajj based on offerings of food and lodging options. This is later nullified when they receive insufficient guidance and teaching/instruction on how to perform the Hajj properly."
Will my Hajj be accepted?
The conditions for Hajj to be accepted are:
- That one performs it with pure Halal earning
- That he performs it for the sake of Allah alone with no showing off in it
- That he performs it strictly in accordance with the Sunnah of the Prophet
- That he/she does not have sexual relations (with his/her spouse), nor commits sin, nor disputes unjustly during the Hajj
- That he does not follow his Hajj by any unlawful deeds of disobedience to Allah and His Messenger (peace be upon him)
Q1.How much Deposit is needed to book?
A: £1000 per person( Non-Refundable) 30% after 15th of June
Q2.What is the closing date for Hajj Booking?
A: Subject to Availability
Q3.When is the full payment due?
A: 05th August 2016
Q4.Will all single woman need a mahram?
A: Yes, unless the she is over the age of 45 and accompanied by another sister
Q5.What is the luggage allowance?
A: 30 KG per person + 10L Zam Zam Water
Q6.After Booking my place, what documents do I need to provide?
A: Passport ( valid for at least 6 months), 4 Passports Photos, Completed Visa form and a copy of your Vaccination Certificate ( ACWY meningitis). Please keep the original copy.
Q7.Which Airline do you use?
A: Chartered Flight
Q8.What is the distance between the hotels and The Holy Sanctuaries?
A: All of our hotels are very close to Holy Mosques.
Q9.Can we book a VIP tent?
A: There are no VIP tents available for UK or European Pilgrims. Some groups book 'private' tents which is close to Jamarat. Our aim is to keep all of our pilgrims together during the journey, we aim to offer access to Dr Khalid's lectures particularly in Mina.
Q10.Can I change Flight details?
A: The flight details are non-changeable
Q11.What happens to our suit cases during Hajj days?
A: During hajj days, your belongings will be stored in a safe and secure storage.
Q12. Will I access to our hotels during Mina?
A: The group will have access to our building in Aziziyah.
Q13. What is the segregation procedure in Mina?
A: Men and Women stay in separate tents in Mina.
Q14. Can I contact my Wife in Mina?
A: Yes, but you cannot enter the women's Tent.
Q15.In Aziziyah, how many people do I share the room with?
A: Maximum 4. Segregation is observed. At an additional cost, you can book twin sharing.
Q16. Do you have a medical Doctor?
A: Yes, a medical doctor will be with us to provide advice and prescribe medicine. Most of the medicines are available from the local pharmacy.
Q17.How many guides and assistant accompany the Group?
A: We have 10 expertly trained guides; in addition we have a team in Saudi Arabia who will facilitate our Hajj journey.
Q18. Will there be lectures and religious talks during the hajj?
A: Yes, our scholar Dr Khalid Khan will dedicate most of his time delivering inspiring sermons and lectures. In addition, you can approach him for a Q&A.