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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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?

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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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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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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