Performing the Umrah pilgrimage is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity for many Muslims and should be carefully performed to obtain blessings from Allah. This Umrah itinerary is designed to guide prospective pilgrims through their journey, from arrival to departure, providing Muslims with all the necessary details for a seamless and memorable Umrah trip. Get ready to immerse yourself in the sanctity of Makkah and fulfil the spiritual obligations of this Islamic pilgrimage, Umrah.
Before we jump into day-to-day insights let us summarise the sightseeing sites all at once for you:
- Jannat Al-Baqi
- Masjid Al Nabawi and the Rawdah.
- Masjid Al Quba
- Mountain of ‘Uhud and the cemetery
- Masjid Al Qiblatain
- Saba Masajids including Masjid Al Fatah
- Masjid Al Haram
Day one commences on the 20th of march as the flight arrives in Medinah, Saudi Arabia. In the sacred state, Heritage tours offer direct transfers to the five-star hotel, Aqeeq Hotel, from the airport. The pilgrims then offer a deep prayer at Masjid Al Nabawi and give their ‘salaam’ to the Prophet (May the Peace be upon him). This is followed by a group introduction conducted by the Heritage Tours, which will mark the end of day one.
Day two begins with the Fajr prayers. Heritage tours will then take the pilgrims sightseeing in Medinah.
First, Jannat Al-Baqi, also known as the garden of heaven will be visited. It is the first and the oldest Islamic cemetery where Ahl al-Bayt, the family of the Holy Prophet (PBUH) and the ten blessed Companions were buried. A Walking tour will then commence, taking the pilgrims to the blessed Masjid of Prophet Muhammad (May Peace be Upon Him). The pilgrims will be able to access The Rawdah (Reeaz Ul-Jannah). This is an area between the house and the minbar of the Holy Prophet. It is known as the Noble Garden or the Garden of Paradise. There they can give their salam to the Holy Prophet (PBUH), Abu Bakr As-Siddiq, and Omar Bin-Khattab (May Allah be pleased with them). Pilgrims can also witness the clothes of the Prophet.
The pilgrims will gather at the Al-Haram along with Sh Yahya Ibrahim, Heritage Tour’s scholar and tour lecture guide at maghrib. This will mark our end of day two.
On day three, after Fajr, another sightseeing tour will begin. The pilgrims will be taken to visit Masjid Al Quba, the first Mosque in Islam. It is the second-largest mosque in Medina and was built by the Holy Prophet himself (PBUH). Then our tour guide will take the pilgrims to the mountain of ‘Uhud. It is where the second battle between Muslims and the pagans took place. We will then visit the Burial places of the 70 Shuhada of ‘Uhud, including Hamza (May Allah be pleased with him). Later on the day, we will be visiting Masjid Al Qiblatain, the masjid of two qiblas. It is one of the three historical mosques. At this mosque, Allah sent down the command to the Holy Prophet offering obligatory congregational prayers to turn their face to the new Qibla. On the same day, you will also be taken to visit the Saba Masajids, seven small historical mosques near Sala Mountain. These represent the places where the believers camped during the battle of the Trench. This includes the campsite of the Prophet Muhammad(PBUH), known as Masjid Al Fath. The pilgrims will also visit Salman Al Farsi’s campsite, who gave the actual idea to dig a trench during the battle of Trench. After this trip down the history of Islam, the pilgrims will attend a talk by Sh Yahya and a Guest speaker. The deep prayer of Maghrib will be followed by a coffee served at Medina with Sh Yahya.
On day four, the pilgrims will be given some free time in Medinah to rest and prepare for the rituals of Umrah. On this day, the pilgrims will attend a Talk by Sh Yahya and the Guest speaker, followed by maghrib prayers and a coffee at Al Haram with Sh Yahya.
The next day the pilgrims will again have some free time in Medinah before offering the Jummah prayers. After praying Jummah, the pilgrims will depart for Makkah to perform Umrah. The heritage tours will make all the necessary arrangements to ensure pilgrims travel smoothly to the holy city, Mecca. After arriving in Mecca you will be transferred to the hotel, Hilton Convention Hotel. From there we will proceed together to Masjid Al Haram to perform Umrah with Sh Yahya.
After performing Umrah at the Holy Ka’aba, in Mecca, on day six, you will have some free time in Makkah as most pilgrims demand. You will have enough time to spend at Al Haram viewing the black stone. The trip will end with an Asr prayer and talk by Sh Yahya followed by Maghrib prayers.
For the next two days, the same routine will be followed.
On the ninth day just like all other days, the hotel will serve breakfast followed by fajr prayers. After this, the pilgrims will be transferred by heritage tours to the airport for their flight departures from Saudi Arabia. With this, the end of our Ramadhan 2023 Umrah tour will be marked.
It is advised to take care of the following things to make this Umrah tour the most spiritual one,
- Your belongings
- If you are coming with kids ensure they are old enough (aged 11 to 15) to take care of themselves in crowds. Please avoid bringing newborns or babies with severe medical conditions as it can harm your child.
- Have enough cash or money to bear personal expenses along with lunch and dinner expenses.
- You must remain in constant contact with us throughout the trip to ensure your security and timely arrival at venues.
- If you are a person who’s medically impaired please let us know first-hand so we can help you out beforehand.
- Any person with a lung issue and/or any health concern must mention the details of it to us prior to arriving in Mecca. This will help us to keep you protected from any major health concerns.
- If there is any other thing you want to discuss personally contact us here https://heritagetours.co/contact