Hajj & Umraha
literally means (to set out for a place). However, Islamically
Hajj means to set out for Makkah in a state of consecration
known as Ihram during the months of Hajj with the intention to
performing certain religious rites in accordance with the method
prescribed by the Prophet Mohammed. And Hajj is considered one
of the major religious duties of Islam and has been declared
The word Umrah is derived from the Arabic word I`timar which
means a visit. However, Umrah technically means paying a visit
to Ka`bah, performing Tawaf [Circumambulation] around it,
walking between Safa and Marwah seven times. A performer of
Umrah puts off his Ihram by having his hair shaved or cut.
Pilgrimage, or Hajj is the fifth pillar of Islam. It is
obligatory for Muslim who are physically and financially capable
once in a lifetime. It is performed during a predetermined set
of actions during five days starting the eighth day of each
Hijra Year (8th Dhul Hijja). However, Umrah can be performed
anytime during the year.
Every year around two million people come to Mecca from almost
everywhere on earth. Pilgrims wear simple garments, which strip
away distinction of class; every body stands equal before God.
Muslims celebrate Eid al-Adha as a sign of the closure of Hajj.
This festival is celebrated with prayers and exchange of gifts.
We are providing the spiritual journey Hajj and Umrah pilgrimage
for the Muslims to Mecca. We offer trips with different
categories, accommodation as close as possible to the holy
places, comfortable transportation, experienced tour leaders and
above all competent rates.
In addition to Mecca and Medina, we can arrange a spiritual
journey in Islamic Cairo before or after Hajj or Umrah itself.
Please advise if you need information about this option in
addition to Hajj and Umrah, and we will be honoured to take care
of this part of your pilgrimage as well.