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 Tours

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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Items You Should Take with You on Your Umrah Trip

The Umrah pilgrimage is one that is sacred and needs to be treated with as much respect and dedication as the Hajj pilgrimage in the Islamic month of Dhu al-Hijjah. Because of this, it is important to ensure that you are fully prepared for your Umrah trip and to make sure that you haven’t forgotten […]

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What to Know About Umrah Visa Requirements

The Umrah pilgrimage is one of great significance; it is the second most sacred event in the Islamic calendar, just before the Hajj pilgrimage in the month of Dhu al-Hijjah. The Umrah pilgrimage differs because it can occur at any time during the year. However, you can’t simply go on an Umrah pilgrimage; there are […]

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Who Is Obligated to Perform Umrah?

The Umrah pilgrimage is one of great significance in a Muslim’s life; even though it isn’t compulsory, it is suggested to perform Umrah more than once, as you will reap the benefits in later life. However, when it comes to who can perform the Umrah pilgrimage, there are some conditions with regards to who are […]

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Rabi al-Awwal Around the World

In the Islamic Calendar, the two most important months of the lunar year are Ramadan and Dhu al-Hijjah – the month of the Hajj pilgrimage. However, there is one other month that is just as important; Rabi al-Awwal. Currently, we are now in the middle of the month, but there is one main reason as […]

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Middle-Eastern Dishes for the Winter Season

Keeping warm during the winter months – especially when living in a cold climate – is essential both for your health and your comfort. While experiencing warm weather is a rarity during winter, there are ways in which you can warm yourself up and feel cosy, even if it’s snowing outside. The Middle East is […]

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What Vaccines Do You Need to Perform Umrah?

One of the most important things that you need to do before performing the Umrah pilgrimage is to ensure that you are physically fit and healthy enough to go. When it comes to the trip, just getting there can be quite a daunting experience, especially when you are travelling from a cold country, such as […]

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Recipe Ideas for the New Year

Recipe Ideas for the New Year

Winter is a lovely season filled with delicious recipes, ones which are sure to make your mouth water. For the new year, hearty and warm dishes are sure to keep the chill away and the conversation flowing. Nice meals with your loved ones are important, whether in the morning or in the evening! Shakshouka Perfect […]

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General advice before leaving for Umrah

What should I do before going to Umrah? Planning a trip for Umrah can be a daunting task. But it can also be quite therapeutic; making sure that after selecting a Cheap Umrah Package, you have everything that you need for your journey is vital. Especially if you are travelling long distances. One such journey [...] Read More...