Umrah is considered to be the pilgrimage to Mecca instead of the month of Zil-Hajjah to visit Allah’s House, Masjid-UL-Haram in order to please Allah and make Him happy. Allah has blessed all the people with numerous blessings which can’t be counted on hands so He has the right to be visited by those who can afford the journey to the Holy Kaaba as a thank you for the blessings which is not enough of course. Umrah Visa Requirements can be obtained from the nearest traveling agent or visa dealers. During the Umrah the restrictions are not as strict as in Hajj, which can make the Muslim as pure as he is newly born. There are many similarities between Hajj and Umrah like the Tawaf around the Kaaba and Sae between Safa and Marwa.
Intending for Umrah and Tawaf:
Pilgrims wishing to visit the Holy Kaaba first of all makes the intention to visit which is the basic requirement in Islam as “Actions are standing up upon Intentions (Neeyat)”. After the intentions are made during the flight they then perform Tawaf of the Holy Kaaba, which is the circling around the Kaaba seven times reciting different prayers and verses. Umrah Flights and Umrah Tickets can be obtained easily from here. The Tawaf is done in an anticlockwise direction after performing ablution if one is not already in the state of ablution. Men are directed to wear the Ihram during the Tawaf. Ihram includes of two unsewn sheets which are typically tied around the body to cover it and the sewn things can’t be worn by the Men during the state if Ihram. These sewn clothes are prohibited. Women are asked to wear nice and decent clothes.
After the Tawaf, Sae is performed which includes running between the hills of Safa and Marwa seven times either running if one has enough strength and stamina or walking at moderate speed. The Umrah during the Holy month of Ramadan is considered to be approximately equal to the Hajj in rewards. Cheap Ramadan Umrah Packages can be acquired in order to visit the Holy Kaaba and get even more blessed by acquiring endless blessings. After that the Muslims move towards the Zam Zam well to drink water as a religious omen. The Zam Zam water is considered to be coming from hundreds of years ago as a result of hitting the foot on the ground by Hazrat Ismail (A.S). This water is treated as sacred water and pilgrims take them back to their countries.
Halq or Shaving off the Head:
Umrah Packages 2015 from the UK can be viewed to select the most affordable package in order to visit the Kaaba from UK. After performing Sae, Shaving off the Head is performed by the men where they had to make shaving off their head and women are directed to cut the small lock of their hair to be clipped. After this the Umrah is completed. This is same as in Hajj. Hajj Packages 2015 can also be obtained to book the seats for Zil-Hajjah.