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.
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?