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Umrah Packages in UK Can Now Be Booked Online Conveniently

07.26.2019 · Posted in Writing and Speaking
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The United Kingdom is home to a significant number of Muslims and many of them dream of performing the Islamic pilgrimage of Umrah, which is often described as the ‘lesser pilgrimage’ or the ‘minor pilgrimage’. In contrast to the major pilgrimage of Hajj, the lesser pilgrimage is not an obligation for Muslims and can be performed at any time during the year. Although lesser in importance when compared to the major pilgrimage, it is held in high regard by Muslims across the world as it is the Sunnah of Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him). Just like Hajj, Umrah involves making a journey from one’s place of residence to the holy city of Makkah, located in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.

There is no denying the fact that this journey involves a certain amount of cost and it is something that many of the Muslims residing in the UK may not afford. However, the Umrah packages UK tour operators specialising in the Islamic religious tours provide can bring down the overall cost of the journey to a great extent. Such packages have truly helped many Muslims in the country fulfil their dream of performing Umrah in the past few years. Earlier, many of them used to keep postponing their plans of performing the lesser pilgrimage owing to budget concerns.

Over the past few years, this has changed to a great extent as more Muslims in the country are performing their Umrah by booking such packages. It has happened mainly owing to the ever-increasing numbers of tour operators or travel companies in the country. The competition among them has resulted in a considerable reduction in the costs of packages. As the costs of packages have gone down, the number of prospective pilgrims booking the packages for performing their Umrah has increased greatly in recent times.

Booking packages for the lesser pilgrimage has also become much easier today. This has happened mainly due to the internet becoming cheaper and accessible to many. As almost all the tour operators or travel companies providing packages for performing Umrah have their user-friendly websites, it has become easier for Muslims to go through the packages online and choose the one that suits their overall budget. As many of these websites have been made mobile-friendly, the packages can also be accessed through smartphones. This has made it extremely convenient for Muslims of the UK to go through the available packages using their smartphones and choosing the one best suited to their budget.

Most of the tour operators or travel companies based in the UK have such packages arranged according to certain seasons or months of the year. The most popular times chosen by many of the country’s Muslims are the holiday seasons like Christmas and Easter, as these are the times when students and working professionals have their holidays. Muslims who belong to the working class can use these opportunities to accomplish their Umrah by making a journey to the holy city of Makkah. They can also help their family members perform their Umrah by taking them along on this sacred journey.

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