Halq and Taqsir in Hajj and Umrah

Halq and Taqsir in Hajj and Umrah

Despite the hot-streak of weather during summer, the month of Ramadan is right at the heels of Shaban, and many pilgrims will take this chance to visit Makkah and Madinah: Umrah is the preferred ritual to amass blessings in this month. People from all around the world...
Makkah hotels suitable for elderly

Makkah hotels suitable for elderly

Umrah and Hajj rites occur every year, inviting millions of pilgrims from around the world to the city of Makkah; however, with blessings, come double the responsibilities, especially for the elderly. During the Umrah and Hajj season, it’s preferable for people who’re...
8 Restrictions of Ihram you must know before Umrah

8 Restrictions of Ihram you must know before Umrah

The Ihram’s compulsory for various types of Hajj and Umrah. It’s also regarded as the rukn (pillar) of Islam. All schools of thoughts agree that Ihram’s adorned at the predetermined sacred boundaries (Miqaat), depending upon from which direction the pilgrims approach...
7 Types of Tawaf

7 Types of Tawaf

Tawaf is “walking round the Ka’abah seven times”. This act of circumambulating begins from Hajr-e-Aswad (the sacred black stone) in an anti-clockwise direction. Each circumambulation’s completed upon returning back to Hajr-e-Aswad. It’s preferable to approach the...
Umrah without mahram

Umrah without mahram

It isn’t permissible for a woman to travel for the purpose of Hajj or Umrah without a Mahram. This obligation imposed due to a tradition in al-Bukhaari, narrated by Ibn ’Abbas (R.A). He narrates that he heard the Prophet (S.A.W) state: “‘No man should be alone with a...
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