Tuesday 4 April 2017


The meaning of the Arabic word Umrah is “to visit a populated place”. In Islam, Umrah is the journey to the house of Almighty Allah which can be undertaken at any time of the year.

Both Hajj and Umrah are deeply spiritual journeys. The purpose and outcome of these journeys are different, though. Hajj is obligatory on every able Muslim while Umrah is a voluntary pilgrimage that Muslims undertake, out of love and devotion for Allah.

Most Muslims opt to perform Umrah along with Hajj. Otherwise, the preference is to perform the Umrah in the Holy month of Ramadan since the significance of performing Umrah in Ramadan is way more than that of performing it in any other month. Holy Prophet said:

When the month of Ramadan arrives, go for ‘Umrah, because `Umrah in Ramadan is like accompanying me on Hajj.

If you are planning to perform Umrah this year, the month of Ramadan is almost upon us, and at this stage, it’s really difficult for you to perform Umrah in Ramadan. If you ask me, I would suggest you go with December Umrah Packages, or wait till the next year if you want to do it in Ramadan. Wondering why December? Here are the reasons why you should choose Umrah Packages 2019 in December.


 The weather of Saudi Arabia is really hot for a good part of the year. The winter lasts only a couple months, which are, December and January. It is wise for the Muslims who are not used to hot weather i.e. Europeans, to perform Umrah in December. The Saudi Arabian winter is not like European winter. It’s not like there will be snow everywhere and the water will freeze the moment you spill it. The temperature seldom drops below 0° C, even at night.

No Hassle:

                You might have watched some video of the pilgrims jostling to get a chance to kiss the Black Stone (al-Hajar al-Aswad). You will not have to go through all this struggle if you make the trip in December. There is no hassle in December and you get to perform all the rituals with ease.

            You might have seen people regret not spending enough time in some holy place. Had they made the trip in December, they might not be regretting now. The point is, it’s not over-crowded at this time of the year. 

Hotel Rates:

                Hotel rates are relatively low in December. You can get a comfortable room with a great view, at a reasonable price. Imagine standing in your window and seeing the House of Allah. Is there a sight greater than that?

            So this is it. I think I have given you enough reasons to convince you to perform the Umrah in December 2019. The weather will be pleasant, there will be no hassle and the rates will be reasonable. Of course, there is no substitute for performing Umrah in the month of Ramadan, but this is the second-best option. 

            It’s entirely up to you whether you want to wait another year or do it this year. If you are doing it this year, December is the best option. Visit some reputed traveling agency like Labbaik Hajj Umrah and select an Umrah package according to your requirement. Have a great journey.

Monday 27 March 2017

Current Hajj Umrah Issues (2019)

Before starting the sacred tour to Saudi Arabia for performing Hajj or Umrah, pilgrims should know some important rules and regulations, otherwise, they could face a lot of troubles over there. 

This article is enriched with the precise information that can allow every pilgrim to stay unperturbed during the visit to the holy places of Makah and Medina. Umrah Packages 2020 should be selected wisely because some of the travel agencies don’t protect the rights of pilgrims.

You must know your basic rights so no one can dodge you. Some of the basic issues that you could face are:

• Flight Delay is the most common problem that many of the pilgrims talk about. It happens because of the haste and many times, chances bad weather condition, airplane fault, medical emergency or disaster over the airport where you have to land. Political instability in the origin or at the destination can affect your flight. So be patient if you are facing any of the circumstances.

• Finding suitable accommodation near to the Masjid Al Haram and Masjid Nabawi can be a big problem. Especially during the Hajj and peak time of Umrah like in Ramadan. But one can avoid this issue with the help of a travel agency.

• The third issue which is like the everyday problem in Saudi Arabia is all about weather. Normally the weather of this country is hot and many of us are fully aware of this fact. If you want to keep yourself safe from the harsh weather conditions, you must arrange for suitable things. Possess an umbrella, rubber slippers, towel, tissues and most importantly water within your bag. It will keep you away from dehydration.

• Getting the most suitable Umrah Package is the surety that you will remain comfortable during the whole tour. Kingdom of Saudi Arabia has released some important rules and regulations that you must know to keep protect your basic rights. Actually, the government of KSA has established the committees and other communication centers to protect the rights of every pilgrim. Now you can make a complaint to the directed authorities to rectify your problem as soon as possible.

• If any of the pilgrim facing issues such as transportation, accommodation, and food, they can contact the monitoring institutions to get quick help. If any of the complaints gets filed against the nominated authority, the punishment and fine will be enforced. The special committee will decide the penalty against the violators.

• If a Haj or Umrah company is not providing the substandard services, you can file a complaint against them. A special committee will suspend them from work, they will be fined or license will be revoked.

If Haj or Umrah pilgrims want complete safety and comfort while execution of rituals, luggage delivery, transportation, shipping and want the confirmation of flight bookings, they must consult with Labbaik Hajj Umrah. They implement contractual obligations as well.