Private Taxi Woes in Saudi Arabia

Some pilgrims that actually go to perform Umrah or Hajj usually complain about Saudi private taxis. While we provide the transfers from city to city and from the airport to the city hotel, the company does not offer services that move the pilgrims with in the city for...

Lessons from the Final Sermon of Prophet Muhammad (SAW)

The last sermon of Muhammad (SAW) happened on 9th of Dhul Hajj, 10AH or 6th of March, 632. This Sermon was given to the Muslims that came with him to Makkah to perform Hajj. Throughout the Hajj, the Prophet of Allah (SAW) explained to the people how to perform the...

The Evolving Makkah

In 2011, His Majesty King Abdulaziz initiated the fourth phase of the Saudi expansion of the Masjid-Al-Haram. Six years since then, and the grand project is slowly materializing into the vision of the Makah of the future. The developmental plan is destined to be...

Elevating Depression with an Umrah

According to Public Health England (PHE), one in every five Briton suffers from moderate to critical depression. PHE also predicts an increase in the number of people suffering from dementia by up to 22.5% in the near future. Immigrant communities tend to show even...

Smartphone apps for the Umrah pilgrimage

As the age of information technology begins to spread into each and every part of our lives, a positive use of this new strength human beings have invented to guide, protect and empower our Umrah seems to become more and more a necessity. With just a smartphone and an...

How to choose your best flights for Umrah

Taking a flight to Umrah can be a spiritual rebirth of the soul or a gut wrenching jet lagged turmoil. It all depends on: Who you are going with If the pilgrim is travelling alone then this postulate is not that relevant. However, if the pilgrim wants to leave for...
Umrah for New Converts

Umrah for New Converts

If the reader of this article is a new convert, we would like to congratulate you and wish you all the best for this great new world you have reached out to. May Allah increase your E’man manifolds with every step you take towards reaching a better understanding of...
Inspirational stories about Umrah and Hajj

Inspirational stories about Umrah and Hajj

The following stories were authenticated and original authors of these stories are also mentioned. The Cobbler and the Scholar Abdullah bin Mubarak (RA)was born in 726 AD to a Turkmen father and a mother from Khuarzim. His father was an adviser to a wealthy merchant...
Ways to manage pilgrimage anxiety

Ways to manage pilgrimage anxiety

Many feel the jitters, fears and inhibitions of going to perform the hajj or umrah. Some of it is the excitement, some just baseless worries others are legitimate concerns. Some Muslim brothers get nervous, about taking the family along even though, they themselves...
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