Hajj or the literal meaning of this word would be ‘to make pilgrimage’ is a must for all Muslims. It is the annual religious ritual in accordance with the teachings of Prophet Muhammad.
It is a glorious act which symbolizes offering to Allah. It is the purpose of choosing of life over worldly possessions and showing that everything we own should not be attached closely to the heart and we shall devote ourselves to the one and only. Both Hajj and Umrah are performed in Mecca located in Saudi Arabia.
Why are they considered important?
- It helps to count their blessings and a must ritual for all the Muslims.
- It is a peaceful ritual which helps in the development of both sound and mind.
- It shows their passion for God and how they respect the whole culture in general.
- It is made compulsory by the words of Allah (Quran).
Modern-day Hajj and Umrah Pilgrimage
As mentioned earlier, performing Hajj is a must for all the Muslims. There are several rituals attached to this and they can be performed accordingly. The main ones are Tawaf, Ramay al-Jamarat, and Eid al-Adha.
Since Hajj is an offering which happens once in a year, these packages range from October to the end of December. Many people books their tickets in advance for an extended package to spend their holidays with their families on the nearby location of Medina.
These rituals are monthly based and highly recommended. These are carried out before Hajj but not necessary in nature.
Umrah Packages are convenient and finding them is easy. There are direct flights to Jeddah which provides convenience to the worshippers who can perform these rituals at ease.
These rituals are extremely important to earn salvation and to choose the right form of living. It is also the last words of Muhammad who left his followers saying that this advice shall keep them guided until the end of time.