Traditional Andalucian and Moroccan Food Recipe Ideas

Food is a great way to get to grips with an exotic culture that you aren’t used to in everyday situations. The flavours are different, the ingredients can change drastically, and it can be a great experience. As well as offering  Cheap Umrah packages, we also provide packages in which you can explore beautiful countries […]

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Preparing for Hajj 2020

Hajj 2020 Hajj is one of the most important events in any Muslim’s life, as it is part of the Five Pillars that each Muslim should abide by throughout their life. However, going on the Hajj pilgrimage isn’t something that you can prepare for in a week or two; it takes time and a lot […]

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The Islamic Connection with China

Islam has been present in China for over 1,000 years and it continues to flourish to this day. The largest concentration of Muslims present in China are in the north west of the country, in the Xinjang province. The majority of the Muslims that preside here are of Uyghur origin, and it is said that […]

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Surrounding Activities in Makkah

Makkah is, without a doubt, the holiest place in Islam, as it is the birthplace of Muhammad (PBUH). Every year, millions of Muslims go there to perform the Hajj pilgrimage, one of the most important events in a Muslim’s lifetime. Because of this, Makkah contains lots of luxurious hotels, but there are a lot of […]

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The History of Islam in Istanbul

Istanbul is one of the world’s most populous cities with a population of over 14 million people. Istanbul is rich in history, from the rise of the Greek empire and the establishment of Byzantium to the change in culture from Grecian to Roman and the establishment of Constantinople until the 20th century. With all of […]

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Spotlight On: Andalusia and Morocco

A trip to Andalusia and Morocco is a great way to explore a different area of the world that has a clear merger of two different cultures – European and Arabic. Morocco is heavily influenced by French and Spanish culture due to colonisation and, interestingly, Andalusia is heavily influenced by Arabic culture due to the […]

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The Importance of Umrah

The Umrah is an important pilgrimage that is performed by Muslims from all over the world and which can be undertaken at any time of the year. A lot of people consider it to be the ‘minor pilgrimage’, where the Hajj is considered to be the ‘major pilgrimage’. However, just because the Umrah isn’t as […]

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The Different Schools of Islam

Islam is one of the largest religions in the world and its different branches and schools follow a similar division to other important religions such as Christianity – there is more than one branch. Each of these branches in Islam follows specific rules and they are all a different form of one another. The Largest […]

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Why is Islam So Popular Throughout the World?

Islam started around 1500 years ago with the intention to bring Arabic tribes that believed in polytheism together to worship one unique deity, and to bring peace to the people in a region ravaged by war. Now, Islam is the world’s second largest religion and the fastest-growing major religion. With over 23% of the world’s […]

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The History of Egypt

Egypt is one of the main African countries and has the largest Muslim population, with over 80 million Muslims. Throughout history and in modern day society, Egypt has been a massive influence with regards to cultural and historical change. Because of this, we think that it is fitting to give you an insight of how […]

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Why Do Muslims Follow the Lunar Calendar?

One of the most notable things about important Islamic holidays and dates is that they constantly change every year. This year, Hajj started on September 9th but next year, Hajj will approximately start on October 29th. Every year, the dates move backwards in the calendar by roughly eleven days. The reason for this is because [...] Read More...

When is the Best Time to Book Your Umrah Trip?

Last month marked one of the most sacred events within the Islamic calendar; the Hajj pilgrimage. It truly is a once in a lifetime opportunity, something that all Muslims will complete at least once in their life. However, there also is a sacred event that can be completed more than once by all Muslims; the […]

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Your Guide for a Healthy and Holy Ramadan

This year, Ramadan will be celebrated in June and July, and to commemorate this occasion, we at Hajj and Umra Express would like to help our valued customers celebrate a healthy and holy Ramadan. Here, we will explain to you the importance of a balanced diet while you are fasting and the importance of self […]

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The Five Days of Hajj Explained Step by Step

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Great Recipe Ideas for Eid al-Fitr

Eid al-Fitr is one of the most important religious holidays in the Islamic calendar. It is a time where families and friends get together and celebrate the end of the month of Ramadan with extravagant plates of food, lots of drinks and celebrations. Traditionally, Muslims break their fast like the prophet Muhammad did – with […]

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The 3 Holy Mosques – And Why You Should Visit Them

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Umrah Plus 3 Holy Mosques Tour Packages The 3 Holy Mosques and Their Significance The Umrah is a non-mandatory, lesser pilgrimage that Muslims can perform at any time. If you choose to embark on this journey, there are three places you cannot miss: the three holy mosques. According to the teachings of Islam, Muhammad (PBUH) [...] Read More...

Preparing for an Unforgettable Hajj

Every year, millions of Muslims undertake the journey of their lifetime – the Hajj. Due to the importance of the Hajj, you should not take lightly the preparations needed. In preparing for your pilgrimage, both spiritually and practically, you will ensure a truly special time. Allah picked you to visit His House and your mission […]

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