Tuesday, 8 May 2012

Sacred Journey of Umrah

Umrah is a pilgrimage to Mecca, which is located in Saudi Arabia. Visiting Mecca once in a life time is mandatory for every Muslim and the 45 days long practice for praying and offering namaaz called Hajj. There is no specific time to undergo this sacred journey of umrah, as it can be performed at any time of the year.

Mecca is the capital of Makkah province in Saudi Arabia and one of the holiest places in the world. This is the same city where the Prophet Muhammad was born. As per Islamic rituals every Muslim should once visit this sacred place in his lifespan. According to the recent study, more than 13 million Muslims visit Mecca every year. Though if you are not Muslim by religion then, you should not plan your trip to this city because non- Muslims are forbidden from entering the metropolis. On the outskirts of the city there are many check points which makes sure to not to allow any non- Muslim inside the Mecca territory. At these check points you will be asked to provide the authority with the proof of being a Muslim along with your passport for verification.

If, you are planning out your sanctified journey to Mecca for umrah, then you have to contrive it via Jeddah or Medina because there is no airport in the Mecca city itself. Many travel based sites are providing cheap flight tickets to Jeddah to its customers these days, book one for yourself and go on your mandate religious trip of the life time.


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