BLESSED JOURNEY OF UMRAH AND HAJJ

Hajj and Umrah

It is the heartiest desire of every Muslim from any corner of world to perform Umrah or Hajj once in his or her lifetime. It is the Holy dream and wish of all Muslims either living near to Makkah or living far away. Performing Umrah has an incredible virtue. Like pilgrimage hajj, performing Umrah is amongst the best acts of worship that a person can perform for pleasing ALLAH Almighty.

Performing Umrah additionally shields Muslims from neediness as they are there, particularly for performing Umrah, Muslims investing their money or lifetime earned savings. It is recommended to perform Umrah more than once in your life span, as it is said, Umrah washes away sins from the last time person performed Umrah. The performance of Umrah is well known as the purge a person’s spirit from past committed sins conferred by him or her.

Hajj and Umrah are two pilgrimages that are performed in the Holy city Makkah, Saudi Arabia; perform by the Muslim from many different corners of the world, Umrah can be performed throughout the whole year except the days of hajj but Hajj can not be performed throughout the year day of Hajj are prescribed in Islam and it is performed in the month of Zil-Hajj only.

Hajj is the fifth pillar of religion Islam, which is obligatory to perform by every financially and physically able Muslim, at least once in his or her lifetime, while Umrah is considered as a lesser or minor pilgrimage and it is not obligatory to perform and can be taken up anytime. There are certain rituals and rites of performing the Umrah and mainstay of the Umrah, without knowing these; a person can not accurately and properly be able to perform the Umrah according to Islamic way.

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Ihram, Tawaaf (circumambulation), trimming or shaving of the head. Every stage is trailed by the other. The Haram Shareef is esteemed to be the House of ALLAH Almighty. Since making the aim and niyyat for performing Umrah to your arrival back to your hometown, each and every step is simply loaded with the favours of ALLAH Almighty. Muslims from all around the World have a strong wish and hearty desire to visit Makkah and perform the customs, rites and rituals which actually demonstrate the Umrah.

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SOME FACTS ABOUT MASJID-E-NABWI (PART 2)

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Initial capacity vs. Recent Capacity

The early structure of masjid was extremely very simple with a size of just about 35×30 meters and height of 2.5 meters. By the time passes, when more and more people embraced religion Islam, after the victory of Battle of Khaibar, height and size of it was increased to 50×50 meters and about 3.5 meters respectively. The dimensions of masjid have been changed so many times. The recent structure and situation of its capacity is about 90,000 square meters area, 66,000 meters long roof, 1300 meters height and more than 2,000 pillars.

As Educational Institute

The masjid was not only used for performing namaz but it’s also a key place for enlightenment education for all. Sahaba (R.A) used to learn recitation of Holy Quran and understand Quranic messages and teachings and debate and discuss among one another. This indicates that masjid is not only a place to perform namaz, but also an important source of preaching and teaching the religion of ALLAH Almighty.

Blessing of namaz

Masjid-e-Nabwi is a sacred masjid and considered as one of the most significant masjids in Islam and performing namaz in Masjid-e-Nabwi has great rewards and blessings.

Riyad-ul-Jannah

Another blessed part of Masjid-e-Nabwi which is about 22 meters in length and 15 meters in width, with some portion of it situated inside the Hujrah (chamber) of Prophet Muhammad (PBUH).

The high significance of Riadh-ul-Jannah is that it is called a garden of jannat. It is presently distinguished by a green coloured carpet.

Mimbar of the Prophet (PBUH)

The Place where Prophet Muhammad (PBUH) used to deliver His lecture to Muslim has great history and importance. Hence the very first mimbar was made in Masjid-e-Nabwi and got a high significant rank in masjid.

New structure

Lifts and Escalators have been installed for providing facilities to pilgrims. Outside in the radius the masjid, a beautiful white coloured marbled area has been left open, it provides extra room for pilgrims in order to pray namaz. Beautiful and elegant electric towers are pitched outside the masjid-e-Nabwi and over them high power search lights have been fixed which make surrounding bright in the night. Around the masjid separate ladies and gents underground bath rooms are constructed where escalator and stairs facilities are available. The masjid enclosure is one hundred times bigger now than the initial masjid built and can accommodate many worshippers.

Hence, the mosque of Prophet Muhammad (PBUH) or Masjid-e-Nabwi is one of the greatest masjids in the history of Islam; Masjid-e-Nabwi has laid the foundations for all Muslims to not only perform namaz and learn about the orders and teachings of ALLAH Almighty, but also preach it to others.

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SOME FACTS ABOUT MASJID-E-NABWI (PART 1)

Masjid E Nabwi

Masjid-e-Nabwi is the Holy masjid established by the Prophet (peace and blessings of ALLAH Almighty be on him) upon His migration from Makkah to Madina. Prophet (PBUH) did not have any residence in that city. When the Prophet (peace and blessings of ALLAH Almighty be on him) migrated to Madina, the chiefs of the city and his followers rode around His camel in their good clothes and in splendid armour. Everyone there was hoping Prophet (PBUH) would stop by their house. The camel moved on with slackened reins and reaches the site of the present masjid and then knelt down. The land contained a few graves, date trees of polytheists and a resting point for herds of cattle and was owned by two brothers who were orphan, Sahl and Suhail. Finally, Prophet (PBUH) stopped permanently at a place where the

Masjid-e-Nabwi, was formed. In Islam, It is the second most sacred masjid and the second largest masjid in the world, after Masjid-ul-Haram in holy city Makkah.

Millions of Muslims from all around the world visit this beautiful masjid every year to perform namaz, as it is the symbol of Muslim’s emotional attachment with the Prophet Muhammad (PBUH). The original structure of masjid was very simple, which had the roof covering with straw, walls by using date branches, and pillars made up of supportive tree trunks and floor with bare sand. Its interior and appearance have been restructured so many times over the past centuries to have a huge room for maximum number of lovers of the Prophet Muhammad (PBUH) to perform namaz at a time. Following are discussing some of the facts about it:

Impact of As-Suffah

The location of suffah in Masjid-e-Nabwi is towards the front of the present Masjid-e-Nabwi, of the platform that housed the Ashab us-Suffah. This platform was originally on the north wall of the Masjid-eNabwi and when the masjid was extended in 7 AH it was moved back. In the initial years, Prophet Muhammad (PBUH) allocated a separate place with cool shelter right along with the wall located on North side of masjid. It was meant to build for spending and resting night especially for the passengers and for those people who could not go anywhere else, it shows the humbleness and kindness and actual teachings of Islam related to masjid. The name Suffah means “companion” or sahaba, those sacrificing and selfless Muslims who had devoted their lives for Islam.

Sacred chamber (hujrah) of the Prophet (PBUH)

Hujrah (the sacred chamber) is situated just outside main masjid and has a golden vault in front of it. It was in actual the house of His most beloved wife Hazrat Ayesha (R.A) at that time.

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Holy Ramadan and Multiplying the Rewards

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Holy Ramadan is a month that multiplies the reward of a single act to seventy times. If a Muslim fulfils one obligation (farz) then he or she will be rewarded seventy times more of the real deed. So, a person can imagine the return of performing one Nafl or Sunnah act performed in the month of holy Ramadan. Similarly, performing Umrah during Holy Ramadan not just brings mental and spiritual relief but also brings huge rewards or return in terms of blessings and acceptance by ALLAH Almighty.

Although performing Umrah in the month of Holy Ramadan is not an obligation, but since it accompanies innumerable blessings, no one would want to miss this religious opportunity. Apart from these uncountable blessings, a person’s stress remains on veneration and the strength of remembering and asking forgiveness is hearty revealed throughout the sacred journey. It gives an astonishing sight to see millions and millions of Muslims from many different regions of the globe, the beloved guests of ALLAH Almighty sitting together breaking their roza (fasts). The primary thing that would come to a mind is kindness and generosity. How wonderful that experience would be to break one’s roza (fast) with people from different nations of the world, whom you have not even met before and doing iftaar together. It represents the core spirit of Muslim brotherhood and also highlights the humbleness and harmony amongst Muslim Ummah.

Furthermore, the sweet and amazing taste of performing Umrah in the Holy month of Ramadan enhances the sprit of Muslims towards worshipping ALLAH Almighty and daily prayers. Mainly during Taraweeh, when the beautiful Masjid-al-Haram would be as sparkling and bright as during day time with masses equal to those present during the time of Hajj. Similarly, the experience becomes more spiritual once a person gets to know that everyone there is striving for the same sacred journey ‘to seek blessings and forgiveness of ALLAH Almighty’. With each day passing, the sacred journey becomes more and more spiritual and religious and worth-remembering. For many people it is the Holy Ramadan of a lifetime

Along with these religious and spiritual rewards, there are several problems which are part and parcel of nearly every sacred journey. People are frequently confronted with many travelling issues like visa processing, passport, flights bookings, transportation, hotel accommodations and so many others that divert a person’s mind from worship. Similarly, many people who have lack of finances to embark on this sacred journey and hence they interval behind in fulfilling and satisfying their dream of visiting the Holy Kaaba and Madina. For this purpose, Kaabah Tour cares for you and we provide cheap and budget friendly Ramadan umrah packages 2017 to assure our Muslim sisters and brothers to perform their prestigious Holy journey.

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MAKE YOUR HAJJ AND UMRAH MEMORIABLE

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Hajj Memories – No doubt hajj and Umrah are considered as the most sacred and pious and act in Islam and it provides ideal opportunities to the pilgrims to wipe away their earlier sins.

Other than that hajj and Umrah memories can also become the most excellent chance for families to make their bonds and relation stronger with each other while creating a strong connection with ALLAH Almighty. The more change you will bring in you as a family the more unforgettable your sacred trip will be. Read on to make your family sacred journey into the greatest journey of your life

  1. Plan a visit to different sacred sites in Makkah with your family. Keep the young ones updated with the historical significance of each site so that they can completely experience the spirituality and relation to the place.
  2. If you are going on a Hajj or Umrah with your children, then make your kids write down and note about their experience after visiting every sacred place in Umrah and hajj.
  3. Make sure to purchase the small souvenirs that are linked to the place you have visited. It will act as a memorial for you and your family.
  4. When visiting any holy place in Makkah, make your kids busy in visiting the site by telling them related stories of the Prophets.
  5. Hajj and Umrah is the time when your sins are wiped away, so use this time and speak to your family about any previous grudges and pardon each other for their previous mistakes.
  6. Once you have done your Umrah or hajj, you can go around and go for shopping a slight because kids will always wanted to have fun in the malls.
  7. Let your kids cooperate with other kids also. This means they must not only socialize with kids from their own state, but they must also socialize with kids from other countries. This will assist them build self-confidence and proud in their homeland.

If you are pursuing this holy journey with your aged parents, then make superior and most possible efforts to have a better time with your family. Fulfil your duty towards your parents in the finest way possible and have quality time with them.

Performing Umrah and hajj after wedding could be the greatest experience for the newlyweds. It strengthens the bond and their connection and relationship with trust and integrity. You can gather touching and emotional memories by helping and supporting each other.

Hajj itself is an amazing experience in one’s lifetime and a prayer together offered by family members is something outstanding. May ALLAH Almighty grant us the opportunity offer Hajj and Umrah both with our family –Ameen.

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Rewards Of Performing Umrah

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Umrah is the one of the most favorite ritual of our Holy Prophet (PBUH) as he performed Umrah many times in his life. Many Muslims follow this Sunnah of our holy prophet throughout the year every year. Umrah is to be performed with full dedication, love, integrity and with purity. Allah promises great rewards for the people who bear the hardships of travel and distance from home only for the worship of Him. Holy Quran tells us many of the great rewards for content and obedient Muslims. There are also many Hadiths glorifying the importance and rewards of performing Umrah and Hajj.

Allah’s Guest Abu Hurairah (RA) said: Allah’s Messenger (PBUH) aid; “The guest of Allah are three; the Ghazi (the warrior who fights for God), The Haji (the pilgrim who performs Hajj) and the Mu’tamir (the pilgrim who performs Umrah)”.

This one hadith is more than enough to show the importance of performing Hajj and Umrah in Islam. Pilgrims who perform Umrah taste the most delightful experience of being Allah’s guest and by this it means the deep peace and calmness one gets when he goes for Umrah. Allah showers his blessings for the guests who come from countries all over the world to worship Him and in return Allah blesses them with peace and serenity. This feeling is absolutely unexplainable.

Forgiveness of his Sins Allah never disappoints anyone who has firm believe in Him. Allah has mentioned the punishments for the sins. But Allah is great and merciful. He cannot see the humanity to suffer. Anyone who bears the hardships of travel and separation from the home, Allah promises him to forgive all his sins and a great reward for the Umrah and dedication.

Abu Hurairah said; Allah’s Messenger (PBUH) said:” From one Umrah to another is an explanation for what comes in between and Hajj Al-Mabrur brings no reward less than Paradise.”

This beautiful Hadith shows Allah’s promise about the forgiveness of all the sins of the person who performs Umrah.

Equivalent to Jihad Jihad has many types. But the supreme definition of Jihad is to struggle for Allah and His purposes. If we see deeply, Umrah is one of the type of Jihad and it fits best in the definition of Jihad. And rewards for Jihad are unending. The person who dies in Jihad never dies as promised by Allah and Allah forbids others to call them dead. The ranks of Jihadi is greatest among all others. These great rewards of Jihad are given to anyone who performs Umrah and Hajj.

Abu Hurairah (RA) said that Allah’s Messenger (PBUH) said;” Jihad of the elderly, the young, the weak and the women is Hajj and Umrah.

This beautiful Hadith shows how great the rewards of performing Umrah and Hajj are.

Performing Umrah is itself a great feeling. May Allah give us all the opportunity to have this feeling in our life. Plan your Umrah and Hajj journeys with Makkah Tours with very affordable and amazing packages.

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Why Do Muslims Dream To Perform Umrah?

 

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We all are familiar with that every Muslim dreams for performing Umrah because it belongs to our religious and spiritual sentiments. Every Muslim wants to visit the House of ALLAH Almighty where they can apologize for their past committed sins and ask ALLAH Almighty to forgive them for whatever they have done in their lives and also travels there with bundle of wishes with this faith that their all wishes and prayers will be fulfilled and it becomes actuality with a strong imaan (faith). Performing Umrah is a major dream for all Muslims so that they can be allow to enter the paradise (jannat) or else they will be punish for their sins and send to the hell (dozakh) for a huge punishment. This is the reason why it becomes Muslims dream for performing Umrah.

Umrah is well-known as the second most sacred Muslim worship (ibadah) after hajj, which is not obligatory, but recognized as Sunnat-e-Muwaqada, for the reason that our beloved Prophet Muhammad (PBUH) performed this. This is why millions of Muslim every month visits the holy land of Holy Kaaba in Saudi Arabia to perform Umrah as a ritual made by the beloved Prophet (PBUH). Umrah unlike the Hajj can be carried out at any time throughout the whole year; it’s up to the consent of the pilgrims when they desire to go. The Muslims feel they are spiritually purred after performing all the rituals of Umrah, as this is the sacred act of worship and ALLAH Almighty is the greatest and creator of this entire universe and mankind and each and every thing we feel, see, hear, touch or taste.

Moreover, Umrah also provide an opportunity to pilgrims to ask pardon for their sins that they had done in the past life and to guarantee not to carry out them again in the remaining lifetime in front of the ALLAH Almighty. So, Muslims go to perform this holy worship (ibadah) of umrah in Saudi Arabia from all parts of the globe from different Muslim countries, as well as from non Muslim countries too, where they reside.

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But, the difficulty lies here for huge Muslim population that are living in under-developed or developing countries like Pakistan, where the low-income masses who effort to go for umrah – due to their high cost. Thus, for this holy worship meant for spiritual cleanliness these people most of the times have to wait for several years by gathering money to perform umrah. On the other hand, stay in the search for some kind of unexpected monetary resource to come their way to be capable to go for performing umrah.

PERFORMING HAJJ IS OBLIGATORY FOR ALL MUSLIMS

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Hajj is striving in path of ALLAH Almighty, relinquishing worldly comforts and luxuries, abstaining from worldly desires, accomplishing rituals to give a boost to the bond with divine creator ALLAH Almighty. Hajj is the 5th most basic pillar of Islam, which honour numerous sacramental ceremonies that symbolize the necessary vitalities of Islamic belief. Among all 5 significant pillars of Islam, Hajj holds whole ingredients for all Muslim to revitalize one’s iman (faith) in order to achieve the level of distinction in sight of ALLAH Almighty.

Verse 2:196 of Holy Quran says:

And complete the Hajj and ‘umrah for ALLAH. But if you are prevented, then [offer] what can be obtained with ease of sacrificial animals. And do not shave your heads until the sacrificial animal has reached its place of slaughter. And whoever among you is ill or has an ailment of the head [making shaving necessary must offer] a ransom of fasting [three days] or charity or sacrifice. And when you are secure, then whoever performs ‘umrah [during the Hajj months] followed by Hajj [offers] what can be obtained with ease of sacrificial animals. And whoever cannot find [or afford such an animal] – then a fast of three days during Hajj and of seven when you have returned [home]. Those are ten complete [days]. This is for those whose family is not in the area of al-Masjid al-Haram. And fear ALLAH and know that ALLAH is severe in penalty.

Hajj is considered to be one of the most important religious deeds for all the Muslims around the globe. Every Muslim has a dream to visit holy Makkah, perform namaz and worship ALLAH Almighty and to ask forgiveness for all the committed sins and live a superior life ahead.

Pilgrim who performs Hajj by travelling all the way to visit Holy city Makkah is special guest of ALLAH Almighty and ALLAH take cares of His matter enthusiastically. Hajj is the essence of divine teachings of Quran and Islam that expiates and wash away all the sins when perform with devoted and pure niyyah (intention) for sake of ALLAH Almighty.

Fundamentals of Hajj

ALLAH Almighty has declared the practices and rituals of Hajj, it an obligation on every person who is;

  1. Financially able enough to utilize wealth, health for ALLAH Almighty to perform Hajj that is the once in a life time obligation
  2. In not any kind of debt.
  3. Muslim having strong imaan (faith) in the Touheed (excepting oneness of ALLAH Almighty and all the declarations in Sunnah and Quran)
  4. Physically and psychologically able enough to perform all the rites of Hajj
  5. Possess wisdom and puberty to perform Hajj

Hajj is the heavenly and the religious ritual that every Muslim has to perform once in their lifetime. Hajj means that people require making a visit to the holy Makkah. It is considered as the most blessed pillars in Islam.

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