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) said that the only journey Muslims should prepare for is these mosques, which are considered sacred places on Earth. We understand the importance of this journey, which is why we offer Umrah packages for everyone, at any time. Read the General advice before leaving for Umrah or Hajj.
Tour to Masjid al-Ḥarām (Makkah)
Also called the Sacred Mosque, Masjid al-Ḥarām is the largest mosque in the world and surrounds the Kaaba, Islam’s holiest place, where all obligatory daily prayers should be directed. During the Hajj period, the mosque is completely full with devout Muslims on their pilgrimage, as more than two million worshippers gather to pray during Eid.
This is also said to have been the first mosque created by Abraham as a place of worship, and its structure covers an area of 356,800 square acres. All Muslims need to go on a pilgrimage to this mosque at least once in their lives.
Tour to Al-Masjid an-Nabawi (Madinah)
This mosque can also be called the Mosque of the Prophet, as it’s said that Muhammad (PBUH) settled there, and is located in Madinah, the second holiest site in Islam. The original mosque used to be an open-air building, and served as a religious school and community centre, as well as a court, and its basic plan has been adopted by other mosques around the world.
The most important element of the site is the green dome over the centre, where the tomb of Muhammad (PBUH) is located, which makes it one of the most important places for a Muslim to visit.
Tour to Al-Aqsa (Al-Quds)
The third holiest place in Islam, the Al-Aqsa mosque is located in the Old City of Jerusalem and it’s also called Temple Mount. This site has high religious significance to all Muslims, as it’s believed to have been the second worship site built after the Masjid al-Ḥarām in Makkah.
The mosque has been destroyed by earthquakes several times and rebuilt after that, until the final reconstruction in 1033 that can still be seen today. It’s also believed by many to be the place where Muhammad (PBUH) ascended to heaven, although some disagree.
Visiting the three holy mosques is an important part of all Muslim’s lives, as it offers a truly enriching spiritual experience like no other. For more information about how to visit these sacred locations, don’t hesitate to contact us and we’ll answer all of your questions!