The pilgrimage to Mecca, The Hajj
The pilgrimage to Mecca, The hajj is obligatory and religious duty for all adults who’re physically and financially capable of making the journey. Hajj is the largest annual religious celebration and gathering of human being on the face of Earth. It is the last pillar of Islam. These pillars are what every Muslim must follow and practice in order to take into account themselves practicing Muslims. Pilgrims visit the holy city of Mecca and perform the rituals through the specific days of Hajj. These days starts from the Islamic calendar dates from 1st Zil Hajj to 12 Zil Hajj.
Before coping with any Hajj packages providing company, visit its website and focus it deeply to understand sorts of services the corporation offers. There are numerous tour operators all over world offer Hajj and Umrah packages to Muslim. It is important to understand the Hajj Package type. some companies offering VIP Hajj Packages and some offering standard Hajj Package. The difference between these packages are mostly the type of Mina tents and services which a person will get. The tents in VIP Packages are much closer to Jamarat the place where Muslims through the stone on Devil on 10th Zil Hajj VIP Hajj packages are usually very expensive and in the range of from $9000 to $14000. While the standard packages are in the range of $6500 to $8500. Most of the time the Hotels in Makkah are same but only major difference is the tents which only required for minimum 3 days. So you have to analyze if it’s really worth to spend huge amount for getting VIP tents. I’s all depend on your budget. In Normal and non-VIP Hajj package indeed it’s convenient in VIP Tents based Hajj Package to quickly reach to stoning place while on the other hand the standard hajj packages have North American Minah tents which are at the distance of about 3 miles and which takes some times from 45 minutes to 1 hour to reach to the destination. If a person can afford VIP Package then it’s depend on him but we must not forget that the more we do hard work and walk , we get the reward on every steps. Also if we wants to do hajj according to sunnah then we must not forget how the Prophet Mohammad (PBUH) and his companion use to perform hajj 1400 years ago. An the reward for this type of hajj is also very high. An accepted Hajj has reward nothing but Janna’h the paradise. So this is a person’s choice how much luxury hajj he wants or wants to follow the foot steps of the Rasool-Allah Salllaho alaihay wasalam.
Companies offering Hajj Packages 2015. Many of them having offices in East coast and west coast both. Here is some companies recommandations
Service Provider Packages offered
Daral Salam 5 star but very pricey VIP Packages only
Adam Tours 4 star medium price Standard and VIP
Labaik Tours 4 star, cheaper price Standard Deluxe and Economy Hajj & Umrah www.labaiktours.com 1-866-565-8040
Sara Travel 4.5 star very pricey VIP and standard