Significance of Hajj
Hajj is one of the five pillars of Islam which completes the faith of Muslims. To perform the rites of Hajj, the pilgrims need to undergo physically necessary activities in which a pilgrim seeks forgiveness for the sins of his past life. Performing this act of worship increases a Muslim’s faith, trust, and love for the Lord – it purifies a person completely and at the same time teaches him to trust in Allah with all his heart and soul. It is also a cause of getting pleases of Allah.
In addition, performing this religious duty also creates brotherhood, quality, and unity among the Muslim Ummah. This, of course, increases a spirit of unity among Muslims. In this annual Muslim gathering, pilgrims from different horizons, colors, races, and languages from all over the world gather in Makkah to pursue great goals.
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Prerequisites of Hajj
Hajj should be performed with full devotion for peace of mind and worship. If any of you have done Umrah before then know that this time you will need some more time and expense to complete Hajj.
As we know, only pure intentions are rewarded, otherwise, time is wasted. So going out for Hajj, give priority only to the pleasure of Allah. No, showing your piety in front of others. It takes some extra time and money to complete this journey.
Therefore, manage all your travel expenses through lawful (halal) sources. Before going, you must resolve your outstanding issues with these people i.e. repay the loan or indemnify you for the loss.
Be sure to pack extra ihram with your bag, as wearing ihram can be torn and dirty there. Hajj pilgrimage is expensive, that’s right but you have to take some steps to complete it according to your budget. It is very difficult to survive in this world without each other’s help. Therefore, finding halal sources is also a great reward. The distance between the UK and Saudi Arabia is about 70 hours according to Google Maps if one travels by car but the condition is that the road is straight and there is no turn in between.
Therefore, it is not possible because there are various hurdles along the way, in addition to the borders of the countries. Therefore, no one can cross the borders of Saudi Arabia without the permission of the authorities. You need a Hajj visa to enter this country for a spiritual journey. The best option to keep you away from all problems is to get Hajj Packages 2022 UK from a reputable travel agency. Now, you should try your best to find the best travel agency to book your Hajj package.
In the old days, meningitis certificates, passports, visas, flight tickets, and hotel booking vouchers were plentiful. But time has changed the list of important documents. First of all, get a complete certificate of coronavirus vaccine. Also, take a negative PCR test 48 hours before departure. Take a smartphone with you; because this magic gadget can keep your entire tour safe in your pocket. Use a Saudi Arabia SIM card instead of your local SIM as it may reduce your Hajj budget.
Some of us try to buy sacrificial animals there instead of relying on travel agents. This is possible only if a true friend and relative of yours lives there and can arrange it. Otherwise, include it in your chosen Hajj package. Do not take your children and elderly relatives on Hajj pilgrimage as this time, it is forbidden to perform Umrah with elders above 65 years of age and children below 15 years. For the last two years, international pilgrims have not participated in Hajj but this time it will be possible. May Allah help us to perform Hajj at least once. Amen