Importance of hajj:
The spiritual center of the Islamic faith is the city of Makkah in Saudi Arabia. Billions of Muslims from all corners of the world consider its direction as Qibla during prayers. This holiest city of Islam becomes more vital in the last month of Islamic Calendar due to the presence of millions of Muslims for their biggest duty of Islam. This duty is known as the Hajj, the fifth pillar of Islam. The Hajj is the duty of those who are physically and financially able to perform this act of Worship. The Hajj consists of a five-day excursion, to Mecca and the nearby holy sites of Arafat, Mina, and Muzdalifah. Once there, pilgrims do a sequence of rituals to join themselves with other believers, free themselves of their sins and pay praise to Allah.
“Abu Hurairah (may Allah be pleased with him) described that he heard Prophet Muhammad (PBUH) say,
“Whoever performs Hajj and does not commit any obscenity or transgression will return [free from sins] as he was on the day his mother gave birth to him.”
Throughout the rest of the year, pilgrimage is still encouraged toward their worship however, they do not earn the same amount of blessing as Hajj.
“Abu Hurairah (may Allah be pleased with him) narrated that the Prophet Muhammad (PBUH) was asked, “Which deed is the best?”
The Prophet Muhammad (PBUH)said, “Belief in Allah and His Messenger.”
He was asked again, “What is next?”
The prophet Muhammad (PBUH) said, “Jihad [striving] in the cause of Allah.”
He was further asked, “And what is next?”
He said, “Hajj mabroor [i.e. Hajj accepted by Almighty Allah]”
(Al-Bukhari and Muslim)”
History of Hajj:
Hajj and its rites were first designed by Allah in the time of the Prophet Ibrahim and he was the one who was commanded by Allah to build the Kaaba “the House of Allah” along with his son Ismail at Makkah. After the construction of Kaaba, Prophet Ibrahim would come to Makkah to do Hajj every year, and after the death of Prophet Ibrahim, this task was continued by his son Prophet Ismail. But, slowly with the passage of time, both the procedure and the aim of the Hajj rites were reformed. As idolization spread throughout Arabia, the Kaaba lost its purity and idols were placed inside it. After thousands of year, Last Prophet Muhammad (PBUH) rid all the impurities from Kaaba and also restored all the rites of Hajj which were recognized by Allah’s Permission, in the time of Prophet Ibrahim. Muslims believe that the rites of Hajj have their cause in the time of the Prophet Ibrahim. The Prophet Muhammad performed the Hajj himself in AD 632, the year of his expiry.
The real meaning of Hajj packages:
Hajj packages are specially designed by the companies for the ease of all those Muslims who want to perform this great duty with their sincere hearts. Hajj packages include all the important facilities of Hajj. For availing these packages you need to visit different travel agents and companies, this procedure is very time-consuming. Haramayn Tours offering best hajj packages 2019 for their customers. Their packages are 5-star short hajj packages which are reasonable for those who want to perform hajj in less budget and who are busy in their tough routine and want to perform their duty in a short time period.