Maintaining Spirituality After Hajj

In a couple of days, the pilgrimage of Hajj will be over and people will return home, back to the reality of family life, work and other responsibilities. Even though it’s over, you get to return home to loved ones, not only with many precious memories but also with a multitude of lessons learnt from […]

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5 Things to Consider for Umrah

If you are considering an Umrah pilgrimage, there are certain things you may want to take into account to make this the best possible individual experience. Plan Carefully Emotionally, you may have a strong desire to carry out an individual ritual to reaffirm your faith, but it is a good idea to take time to […]

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When is the Best Time for Umrah?

If you are considering Umrah, as countless Muslims do in their lifetime, then one of the most perplexing questions you may have is the timing of your pilgrimage. Not just in terms of your age and current life circumstances, but also the best time of year to travel on this holy expedition. This is not […]

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Important Advice for Your Umrah Journey

So, you’ve booked your Umrah package and you are about to head out on your spiritual journey. Here’s some useful advice to bear in mind before you begin. Learn about Umrah Before you set off on your journey, learn everything you can about Umrah. Many books on Hajj contain chapters dedicated to Umrah and this […]

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All You Need To Know About The First Umrah

With new Muslims making their first personal pilgrimage each year, it is good to reflect upon the Umrah Dhu’l-Qada, or the first pilgrimage. The first pilgrimage took place in the year 629 CE, on the morning of the fourth day of Dhu al-Qi’dah. Muhammad and the Muslims made this journey together after the Treaty of […]

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Can I Travel Alone For Umrah?

Ramadan Umrah Packages

The Umrah is one of the most personal and memorable journeys you will ever take, which is why you must organise it to fit around your own needs and preferences. One of the most common questions people have is whether to travel alone or in a group. It could be that your family and friends […]

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Do I Need a Visa for Umrah?

Taking part in the Umrah is a privilege for any Muslim and involves a highly spiritual and important part of any good worshippers’ life. The journey takes in some of Saudi Arabia’s most important historical sites and requires significant organisation. Whether you are taking the trip for the first time or are just looking for […]

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How to Enjoy a Healthy Umrah

Every year, thousands of Muslims from all around the world take part in the spiritual pilgrimages of the Hajj and Umrah. This should be a Holy time for all pilgrims, but with so many people from diverse places in a small area, it’s important to look after your body as well as your soul while […]

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The Do’s and Don’ts of Umrah

For many Muslims each year, the Umrah they go on will be their first. It can be carried out at any time of year, and Umrah is preferable for those who are not ready for their first Hajj. However, it still requires lots of preparation and planning. Here are some do’s and don’ts for those […]

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Egyptian Cuisine

Egypt is the home of The Great Sphinx, The Valley of The Kings and The Al-Azhar Mosque, and it supplies an endless array of colourful, flavoursome, and stunning food. The cuisine of this country consists heavily of vegetables and fruits, because the rich Nile Valley and Delta rivers produce high quantities of crops. If you […]

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The Hajj Packages That Are Available

We at Hajj and Umra Express have been providing the very best Hajj and Umrah packages for people across the world. Our aim is that your travel experience is as memorable as possible in all the positive ways. But what are the very best packages we can provide for you? Hajj 2017 is just around […]

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The 3 Holy Mosques and Their Significance

The Umrah is a pilgrimage to Mecca, performed by Muslims and taken at any time of the year. This contrasts with Hajj, which in Arabic means “to visit a populated place”. Umrah is to perform Tawaf, round the Kaaba and sa’i between Al-safa and Al-Marwah. It is sometimes referred to as the ‘minor pilgrimage’ as […]

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Enjoy the Islamic China Tour

China holds so much for the world to see, from the Great Wall to the Forbidden City, and its many attractions bring the world to its cities. The country holds so much history which it highly celebrates. Beijing, the country’s capital, is one of their most visited cities, and it’s no wonder with the endless […]

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Taking Your Children to the Hajj

The Hajj is an important journey for any Muslim, and an increasingly bigger number of families perform it with their families. It can be quite a spiritual and positive experience to go with your children, but there are a few things to keep in mind. Although taking your children with you is a wonderful experience, […]

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Helping Children Understand and Take Part in Ramadan

During the holy observance of Ramadan, fasting is an important ritual alongside prayers, good deeds and increased charity. However, for the youngest members of the family, this can be a difficult time to digest and understand the reasons for these activities. Of course, children are not required to fast for Ramadan until they are old […]

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Andalusian Cuisine

If you are wanting to venture to Andalusia, Spain, to experience the unique Islamic sites throughout Malaga, Sevilla, Granada and Cordoba. However, no trip to Andalusia is complete without sampling some of the amazing dishes that the region is famous for – such as fried fish, gazpacho and other spectacular flavour explosions. So, what are […]

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