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The smart way to Mecca

THE haj, the pilgrimage to Mecca every Muslim is expected to make at least once, can be a pretty stressful experience. The rites, which last from the 8th to the 12th day of the 12th month of the Islamic calendar, are fiendishly complex. Missing...

Ascending in the Levels of Worship

In his well-known book, Al-Hikam(Words of Wisdom), sheikh Ahmad Ibn `Ataa’illah As-Sakandari says: Allah diversified the acts of worship for you because He knows how quickly you get bored.

Doing the Hajj or Umrah? Yes, there’s an app for that!

If you’re doing the Hajj or Umrah this year, you can be helped by a Blackberry application.  The application is available for free on BlackBerry App World, and includes: •Support for six different languages – Arabic, English, Turkish,...

An American Student’s Experience with Hajj

Walking toward the horizon, my pulse began to quicken… All of a sudden, the marble floors, the intricately decorated pillars, and the gold lighting fixtures seemed to melt away, and the only thing present in the world was the black structure...

★Urdu★ Hajj & Umrah

Umrah pilgrims flock to Makkah

With the peak Umrah season during Ramadan under way, pilgrims from Oman have started arriving in the holy cities of Makkah and Madina. The Saudi Ministry of Haj has announced a 45 per cent increase in the number of Umrah pilgrims this year after...

Palestininan girl with cancer completes Umrah before passing away

When 14-year-old Maisa Mohammed of Palestine fell victim to cancer four years ago, she decided to fight. She won the first battle in the first year but the malignant disease attacked again and forced her to give up.

Mini Introduction to Umrah

Umrah is known to be the ‘minor Hajj’ and is a Sunnah act performed at any time of the year except for the five days of Hajj, in which it is makrooh, or disliked, to perform Umrah. One who steps out in the path of Umrah is considered...

What is Umrah

The Umrah or (Arabic: عمرة‎) is a pilgrimage to Mecca, Saudi Arabia, performed by Muslims that can be undertaken at any time of the year. In Arabic, Umrah means “to visit a populated place”. As a technical term used in the...

Umrah Service for 2011 (Delhi-Jeddah, Madina-Delhi)

ZIYARAT E HARAMAIN TRAVEL operates as Umrah tour operator in India. ZIYARAT E HARAMAIN TRAVEL organizes Umrah pilgrimage for the devoted at a reasonable price and satisfaction is assured for the pilgrims. We offer good infrastructure, own accommodation,...