Tips for a Successful Hajj – Your Health and Fitness

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Carrying out the Hajj is a duty that every adult Muslim must perform at least once during their lifetime, providing that they are physically and financially able to do so. This a relatively well-known fact, and means that the pilgrim in question must be spiritually and physically prepared for their undertaking, as well as being able to support any family that they may be leaving behind. However, sometimes prospective pilgrims place more emphasis on the spiritual preparation needed for the Hajj than they do upon the physical, yet there is a great need to take the physical side of the Hajj extremely seriously. Not only does a Muslim have a duty to be strong in both a spiritual and a physical sense, but the Hajj is a true test of endurance, and all too often this is sidelined. The Hajj requires a pilgrim to walk for miles upon miles within …Continue reading →

The Differences between Hajj and Umrah

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The Hajj and the Umrah, as pilgrimages to Mecca, are both important tokens of the pilgrim’s devotion to the faith; however, there are significant differences between the two. The Hajj is a major pilgrimage; it is one of the five pillars of Islam. Every Muslim who is physically and financially capable of carrying out the Hajj and supporting their family in their absence has a religious duty to complete it at least once in their lifetime. The pilgrimage occurs from the 8th to the 12th of Dhu al-Hijjah, the last month of the Islamic calendar, and every year it creates the largest gathering of Muslim people in the world. In comparison, the Umrah is often referred to as a minor or lesser pilgrimage – this is not, of course, to say that it is unimportant! While the Umrah is not compulsory, it is highly recommended and is a way to …Continue reading →

Qibla Travels is pleased to announce its latest Umrah Packages for 2014

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Qibla Travels is the leading Umrah service provider catering to the needs of Muslims in the UK. Thousands of pilgrims take the help of Qibla Travels every year, to fulfil their dream of Umrah pilgrimage. Like every year, Qibla travels have taken on the responsibility of travelling arrangements with their excellent Umrah Packages, 2014, such that the travellers can solely devote their concentration to Umrah. It has come up with the provisions of providing the best possible facilities within the budget of the traveller. The packages offered by Qibla Travels can be broadly categorized as: Economy Umrah Packages 2014 Deluxe Umrah Packages 2014 Super Deluxe Umrah Packages 2014 Each of these packages are available for travelling periods of 7 nights and 10 nights, and include Ziarats to Makkah and Madinah. In case of the 7-night packages, the itinerary is divided into 3-night stay in Makkah and 4-night stay in Madinah. …Continue reading →

Summary of three kinds of hajj

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