Cheap Umrah Packages Provide Greater Savings for Pilgrims
Posted: May 28, 2019
The Almighty Allah presents several opportunities for humans to ask forgiveness for their sins and earn His blessings. Among these opportunities are the pilgrimages of Hajj and Umrah. While Hajj is among Islam's five pillars and an obligation for all Muslims, Umrah is the 'minor pilgrimage'. It is not an obligation and can be accomplished by visiting the holy city of Makkah at any time during the year. This is the reason why many of the Muslims prefer to perform this pilgrimage during certain seasons when they can have a hassle-free journey to the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia from their home countries.
Many of the tour operators provide Umrah packages in Ramadan to enable Muslims living in their area and the regions surrounding it to perform their minor pilgrimage during the holy month. Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him) had once said that an Umrah performed in the holy month of Ramadan is like (in terms of spiritual rewards) performing Hajj with him. One can understand the importance of the minor pilgrimage performed in this month from these words of the prophet. Numerous Muslims across the world dream of visiting Makkah in Ramadan for this purpose. There are many who also book packages for performing this pilgrimage during Ramadan well in advance.
Upon booking several months earlier, they can get cheap Umrah packages that would reduce the cost of their journey to a great extent. However, they have to plan their journey early to be absolutely certain about the date on which they would depart from their home country in order to get to Makkah. They also have to decide the number of days they would spend in the holy city after performing their Umrah. Once they have decided all the dates, they can search for the cheapest package available online and then make their booking as soon as possible for greater savings.
December is also a good choice for performing the minor pilgrimage, especially for Muslims living in the countries of Northern Europe. This is the time when the climate in their home countries is extremely cold with chilly temperatures and snowfall. With the Umrah packages in December, they can escape the harsh climatic conditions of their home countries and make a journey to the holy city, where they can expect a pleasant weather. They can perform all their rituals of Umrah in the presence of a wonderful climate and have a memorable stay in Makkah if they choose to book a package for December.
As a certain number of Muslims across the world have no concerns of budget, they can go for the high-end packages that are usually placed in the 5-star category on the websites of many tour operators. Such packages are placed in this category mainly due to the fact that they have accommodations for pilgrims arranged in one of the 5-star hotels in the holy city. Some of these hotels are located extremely close to Masjid al-Haram, which gives pilgrims staying in them great convenience in getting to the holy mosque.
The packages offered by tour operators in Great Britain make it easier for Muslims of the country to embark on their journey of Umrah from UK.
I'm Safeena, and I work as a content strategist for Simply Hajj and Umrah, which provides cost-effective Umrah packages for December, January, Easter and Ramadan.