Thursday, 26 March 2020

What are the main Umrah updates for Muslims?

For the first time, people are seeing compelled to search for the best way to do Umrah in 2020. Because Umrah is ban due to Coronavirus in this year. Nobody Know when this opportunity will be gotten in future.

With observing update news related to Umrah, now people are seeing a little bit upset to see the list of new affected persons with Coronavirus. Some of them think that they may not be succeeded in performing Hajj 2020.

But they should never think about more Corona because it is just an epidemic that will be ended in future and Allah will help us to invent the antidote against it. (Insha Allah)

So, if we lose the chance of Umrah in Ramadan or Hajj then we should prepare ourselves for the next moment. I hope after the end of Hajj season 2020, Saudi Arabia had been changed some of the policies for performing Umrah. The Saudi government wants to remove all the obstacles which often people were faced.

Already Saudi Arabia changed their major steps to get Umrah Visa like Umrah e visa. When an epidemic disease spread in a society or country then it does not mean that it has happened for all time, no, medical scientists or pharmacist start to search a cure against this such as they developed the vaccines against the Plague, Dengue, TB, etc.

I read a news that Saudi Arabia will open the gates of Kingdom for Umrah Pilgrims on 31st March 2020. But this is a news and ratio of affected people will never permit to reopen the gate of Kindom for pilgrims or tourists on 31st March.

First of all, I want to tell people how I chose a package in 2020 for the sacred journey. Nowadays, I was looking for Best Cheap Umrah packages on Google because it is a great search engine. I just typed the Umrah package on the search bar and found 10 top results because of the nature of this search engine. After examining the first ten results, I found a lot of packages out there.

So the package is a great way to complete any trip as it can provide you with cheap flights, transportation and accommodation. If someone wants to get an Umrah Guide, then the travel agency can also arrange for you an Umrah Guide. I do not get any news at this time that Saudi Arabia's Ministry of Hajj and Umrah will more update the implementing new visa policies.

There are three important updates for Umrah visitors that had implemented already in the starting period of 2020.

1) 2000SAR Extra charge eliminated
2) Issuance of Umrah e-visa
3) Visiting other cities

1) 2000SAR Extra charge eliminated

In the past, if a Muslim wanted to perform a second Umrah after the first in 2 years then he/she would have to pay some additional fees 2000 SAR. According to the new policy, this is not mandatory for us. This time the Saudi government has fixed a visa fee of 300 SARs for each person and people can carry out multiple Umrah in a year at their custom.

2) Issuance of Umrah e-visa

The Ministry of Hajj and Umrah has launched an E visa program in 49 countries. E-Visas means electronic visas. This new visa system has replaced the old system, which was based on paperwork. It was a rule that a candidate could not submit his Umrah visa directly to the Saudi Embassy or Consulate.

3) Visiting other cities

The city of Jeddah is closer to Mecca than to others. According to Google Maps, the distance between Jeddah and Makkah is 40 km and 89 km from the road. The distance between Madinah to Mecca is 451.2 km. Most people choose the city of Jeddah to reach Saudi Arabia.

In the past, people could not visit cities other than Mecca, Medina, and Jeddah, as this was the ruling for Umrah pilgrims. Currently, this rule is broken. People can now travel to other cities of the country during the journey to Umrah by obtaining a tourist visa.

I recommend it to anyone who wants to carry out a package for this trip. I was confused about what the best way to do Umrah this year before knowing the best travel agency. Then Allah helped me find the best agency, and I found a travel agency in the UK called the Labbaik Hajj Umrah.

All world Muslims should pray to Allah eliminate the Coronavirus immediately. And we start again to visit Allah's house and the Tomb of Muhammad (Peace Be Upon Him) in the coming days. (Ameen)

Wednesday, 26 February 2020

Why December Is Called The Best Month To Perform Umrah

The Arabic word Umrah means "to visit a populated place." In Islam, Umrah is a journey to the house of Allah which can be taken at any time of the year.

Hajj and Umrah are both deep spiritual journeys. Although the purpose and outcome of these trips are different. Hajj is obligatory for every Muslim who can perform it physically, financially, and mentally while Umrah is a voluntary pilgrimage that Muslims undertake out of love and devotion for Allah.

Most Muslims choose to do Umrah with Hajj. By The Way, the priority of doing Umrah during fasting month is that the importance of doing Umrah in Ramadan is much more than performing in any other month.

The Holy Prophet said:

“When the month of Ramadan arrives, go for ‘Umrah, because `Umrah in Ramadan is like accompanying me on Hajj.”

If you are planning to do Umrah this year, the month of Ramadan is almost upon us, and at this stage, it is really difficult for you to do Umrah in Ramadan. If you ask me, I would advise you to go with the December Umrah packages or wait until next year if you want to do this in Ramadan. Wondering why December? Here are the reasons for choosing Umrah Packages 2020 in December.

The weather of Saudia Arabia

For a good part of the year, Saudi Arabia is hot. After 9 months, the winter season will again start, i.e. December and January. It is wise for Muslims who are not used to hot weather and this statement is for those who live in Europian Countries.

Therefore December is the best selection to perform Umrah. The winter in Saudi Arabia is not the same as the European winter. It's not like there will be snow everywhere and the water will freeze when you throw it away. Even at night, the temperature rarely drops below 0 ° C.

No Hassle

You must have seen some videos of the pilgrims that they had a chance to kiss the black stone (al-Hajar al-Aswad). If you travel in December you will not have to go through all this struggle. December is no hassle and you perform all the rituals effortlessly.

You may have noticed that people regret not spending enough time in any sacred place. If they did this trip in December, they probably wouldn't regret it anymore. The thing is, it's not too crowded at this time of year.


Hotel prices are relatively low in December. You can find a comfortable room with a nice view, at a reasonable price. Let's imagine for a moment, what a great time it will be when you look at "House of God" from the window of your restroom. Is there a sight anything bigger than that?

So here it is. I think I have given you enough reasons to please do Umrah in December 2020. The weather will be pleasant, there will be no hassle and the rates are reasonable.

Of course, there is no alternative to doing Umrah during the month of Ramadan, but this is the Second great option. Hotel rates are relatively low in December. You can get a comfortable room with a great view, at a reasonable price. Imagine standing in your window and seeing the House of Allah. Is there a sight greater than that?

Tuesday, 25 February 2020

5 best 5-star Hotels of Makkah in 2020

Accommodation is a very important part of any journey where a person stays a bit to relax his/her body. Umrah and Hajj are both sacred journeys for those Muslims who are not residents of this country where Hajj and Umrah are performed.

Investors invest in building the 5, 4, 3 stars Hotels every year while from some years the speed of this process is growing fast with the passing of each day.

Every one of them tries to provide the best to best facilities of accommodation, no doubt they are doing better.

I did my Umrah first month of this New Year, I found there are many hotels but I got experience of staying in these 5 hotels in Makkah. Therefore, I feel, you should be knowledgeable of at least these five best accommodations when you book your 5 stars Umrah Package 2020 or 4 star Umrah Package. I only share here, a little bit of information about 5-star hotels, not 4 or 3 stars.

Let's move to know what are the five best five-star hotels in Makkah?

5 Star Hotels in Makkah

  1. Jabal Omar Hyatt Regency Makkah
  2. Swissotel Al Maqam Makkah
  3. Four Points by Sheraton Makkah Al Naseem
  4. Grand Makkah Hotel
  5. Le Meridien Makkah

1) Jabal Omar Hyatt Regency Makkah

Jabal Omar Hayat Regency Mecca is located in the heart of the sacred city of Mecca. The distance between the hotel is just a one-minute walk to Al-Masjid Al-Haram. Customers can enjoy free WiFi throughout the property. Prayer spaces for men and women are also available at the hotel's parking level.

This hotel has 19 floors, with 656 generously sized guest rooms, including 25 suites. Guest rooms and suites range in size from 38 to 190 square yards. All rooms offer modern services and amenities, along with rich design, designer decoration and fine modern furnishings.

The Royal Tower of Mecca is 400 meters from Jabal Omar Hayat Regency Mecca. The nearest airport is King Abdul Aziz Airport, 47 miles from this property.

2) Swissotel Al Maqam Makkah

To see the holy city, Swissotel Al Maqam Makkah stands tall at the heart of the Muslim world. As part of the prestigious Abraj al-Bait Complex, the hotel faces the Kaaba and has direct access to the mosque through Ibrahim El-Khalil Street and tunnel entrance at B2. There is another way to enter the hotel from the Abraj al-Ba'ath Complex.

The 1,624 rooms and suites have an attractive atmosphere, most of them have a beautiful view of the Holy Kaabah.

For shopping in Makkah, the hotel provides direct access to the shopping mall within Abraj Al Bait complex. The nearest airport is King Abdulaziz International Airport, 47 miles from the property

3) Four Points by Sheraton Makkah Al Naseem

Boasting a fitness centre and a restaurant, Four Points by Sheraton Makkah Al Naseem is set in Makkah. The property is around 6.2 miles from Makkah Mall and 4.3 miles from Abraj Al Bait. The accommodations offer a 24-hour front desk as well as free WiFi.

In the hotel, every room comes with a desk, a flat-screen TV and a private bathroom with free toiletries.

The Sacred Mosque is 4 miles from this residency, while Arafat is only 11 miles from the property. The nearest airport is King Abdulaziz International Airport, 67 miles from this property.

4) Grand Makkah Hotel

Grand Makkah Hotel provides a direct view to cemetery Jannatul Mualla and a clear view to Jabal e Noor. It is situated at a 10-minute walk to the Holy Haram Mosque and is the closest Hotel after performing Umrah.

Every room at this hotel is air-conditioned and is equipped with a LED screen TV with satellite channels. They also provide a mini-fridge refreshment centre with a selection of premium food and beverage products facilities and every room of hotel comes with a private bathroom with bathrobes, a hairdryer, slippers, and luxury bathroom amenities. There is a 24- hour front desk service available for upcoming guest.

The Hotel is 46 miles away from Taif airport and 56 miles from King Abdul Aziz Jeddah airport.

5) Le Meridien Makkah

Offering partial views of Al-Ḥaram Mosque, Le Meridien Makkah offers to restaurants and luxurious rooms decorated with rich fabrics. The King Abdulaziz Gate is just 200 meters away.

The Meridien Makkah Hotel has rooms and suites, which are be elegantly decorated and every room is equipped with a satellite TV.

Other facilities of this hotel include a business centre, a barbershop and 24-hour security. Jeddah City is located 53 miles away.

Describe fully information maybe is not possible, because I lived in only one of them and I checked others four when I go to meet my friends that come from India, USA, and Dubai. I hope that my given information is proved helpful for you when you will go to Hajj and Umrah.

Saturday, 25 January 2020

Who were 4 daughters of the Prophet (PBUH)?

Prophet Muhammad (Peace Be Upon Him) was born around 570, AD in Makkah (Saudi Arabia). He was the first and only son of Abdullah Bin Al-Muttalib and Amina Bint WahabAbdulah (r.a) died before the birth of Muhammad (PBUH).

 Halimah al-Sa'diyah (r.a) was the foster-mother and wet-nurse of the Prophet (PBUH). Your grandfather took care of your upbringing after passing Bibi Amina (r.a). But when you got the age of 8 years, then your grandfather also died, after that your uncle took up the responsibility of raising you. At the age of 25 years, Muhammad (PBUH) married Khadija (r.a).

6 children were born from Khadija (r.a), 2 of whom were sons and 4 daughters.

Names of the Daughters of Prophet Muhammad (PBUH). There are four daughters of prophet Muhammad (PBUH).

Fatima Bint Muhammad

 Ruqaiya Bint Muhammad

Zainab Bint Muhammad

Umm Kulthum Bint Muhammad

Fatima Bint Muhammad

Fatima (r.a) was the youngest daughter of the Prophet (peace and blessings be upon him). You were married to your father's cousin - Ali ibn e Talib (r.a). You were the mother of two great martyrs of Islam, Hassan and Hussain.

She married to the cousin of Prophet Muhammad (PBUH)'Ali bin Abi Talib and was the mother of the great martyrs of Islam, Hassan and Hussnain. You had given birth to four children whose name were Hassan, Hussain, Zainab, Umm Kulthum. The main reason for the death of Bibi Fatima was separation from her father-Muhammad (Peace Be Upon Him), and almost every sect believe in it.

Prophet Muhammad (PBUH) stated:Fatima is part of me, Whatever upsets her upsets me, and whatever harms her harms me.” (Muslims Shareef)

Bibi Fatima (r.a) died three months after the death of her father, Muhammad.

 Ruqaiya Bint Muhammad

She was born three years after the birth of  Zainab (r.a) when Muhammad was 33 years old. She was married to the son of Abu Lahab, Utbah, who was Muhammad's uncle. It had not yet begun to stay with him when the Surah al Lahaab was revealed. Abu Lahab called his sons Utaibah and Utbah (who was married to another daughter- Ummah Kulsoom, of the Prophet of Islam, and said to them: "Unless you divorce both of Muhammad's daughters. I am not going to see your faces."

They divorced their wives. After this divorce, Hazrat Ruqaiya (r.a) married Hazrat Usman (r.a).
At the time of Badr, Hazrat Ruqaiya (r.a) was ill. Usman (r.a) was, therefore, asked by the Prophet Mohammad (PBUH)  to stay in Madina and look after her (daughter). The news about the victory in Battle of Badr was received in Madina when people were returning from Ruqaiya’s (r.a) funeral because she was died due to illness. The Prophet  (PBUH)  was, therefore, not present at her burial. 

Zainab Bint Muhammad

Hazrat Zainab was the eldest daughter of the Prophet Mohammad (PBUH) and was born in the 5th year of his first marriage. After the announcement of Prophethood, Hazrat Zainab bint Muhammad (r.a) soon accepted Islam and was cousin married to her cousin Abul Aas bin Rabi.

At the time of migration. Zainab (r.a) went to her father Prophet (PBUH) and asked him for permission to stay with her husband (Abul Aas bin Rabi). The Prophet (Peace Be Upon Him) replied, “Stay with your husband and children”.

Umm Kulthum Bint Muhammad

She was 3rd daughter of the Prophet Mohammad (Peace Be Upon Him). She was married to Utaibah son of Abu Lahab, but her husband divorced her (r.a) after the revelation of Surah Al- Lahab.

After the death of Hazrat Ruqayia (r.a), Hazrat Umme Kulsum (r.a) was also married to Hazrat Uthman (r.a) in Rabi-ul-Awwal, 3 A.H. The Prophet Mohammad (SAW) said:I have given Umme Kulsum in marriage to Uthman by command."

She died issueless in Shaaban (8th Islamic month), 9 A. H.

All daughters of Prophet were great defenders of Islam who was never left behind in the promotion of Islam. They sacrificed their lives and even children too only for religion. They were all great leaders to follow the path of life for women and are. Never anyone of us can take place of them. To visit these graves is only possible for you if you go to Saudi Arabia at any reason (Hajj, Umrah, Tourism, Business).

In 2020, it is a good chance for visit other historical places along with the graves of  Daughters of Prophet (Mothers of Muslims) by Umrah Packages 2021 All Inclusives because Saudi Arabia starts to issue tourist visas and people can perform Umrah on a tourist visa.