Umrah Season 1440 comes to an end

Umrah Season 1440 comes to an end

The Ministry of Hajj and Umrah has stopped receiving Umrah visa applications since Monday, June 17. However, the pilgrims who have been issued Umrah visas before June 17, would be allowed to enter the Kingdom before July 2 (being the last date of entry before the...
Important landmarks in Makkah

Important landmarks in Makkah

During Hajj and Umrah, the pilgrims can visit many historical landmarks in the holy cities of Makkah and Madinah that are the standing monuments of precepts upon which Islam rests. The place of Prophet’s (S.A.W) birth:  Prophet’s (S.A.W) birthplace is in She’eb Banu...
8 Tips for Umrah in Ramadan

8 Tips for Umrah in Ramadan

To perform Umrah in Ramadan is one of the most exalted acts of worship. The Prophet (S.A.W) said: “Performance of Umrah during Ramadan is like accompanying on me Hajj.” Whilst the rewards of this ritual is immeasurable, it’s important to be prepared for this...
Methodology of Tawaf

Methodology of Tawaf

Tawaf is one of the sacred rites performed during Hajj and Umrah. During Tawaf, Muslims go round the Kaaba (literally cuboid in Arabic) seven times in a counterclockwise direction; however, like every rite in the Islamic tradition, Tawaf has its own methodology that...
Rewards of Umrah

Rewards of Umrah

Umrah is an integral part of Islamic heritage. Each year, millions flock to the Holy City of Makkah in hopes of salvation hereafter, expiation from sins, and spiritual gratification. The tradition, which began from the rituals performed by the Prophet (S.A.W), that...
Locations of Meeqat

Locations of Meeqat

Miqat, an Arabic word, refers to “a stated place” or “a boundary” where it becomes obligatory for the pilgrims to wear the Ihram garments; it’s also not permissible to pass these predetermined boundaries in “the state of Ihram”. Any individual who crosses these...
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