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Make Your Spiritual Journey Easier with December Umrah Packages
A holy pilgrimage undertaken by Muslims, Umrah can be done at any time of the year. It is also known as 'the lesser pilgrimage', and is highly recommended in Islam although not compulsory. It is another way to get closer to The Almighty Allah.
The December umrah packages enable you to reach Makkah without any hassles for your Umrah. First in the series of rituals is 'tawaf' which involves circling the Kaabah at the centre of the sacred mosque, Al-Masjid al-Haram. The circling has to be done seven times anticlockwise. Men are encouraged to finish the first three rounds at a hurried pace and then the last four closer to the Kaabah at a leisurely pace.
Next is the sa'i, which re-enacts the frantic search for water by prophet Ibrahim's (peace be upon him) second wife, Hajar. It is believed that prophet Ishmael (peace be upon him), who was an infant at the time, cried and hit the ground with his foot, resulting in the miraculous springing of water. Today this source of water is known as the 'Well of Zamzam'. The sa'i is completed by walking rapidly back and forth between the Safa and Marwah hills seven times.
Finally, the 'halq' or 'taqsir' is performed, which involves shaving or shortening of the hair. A 'halq' involves complete shaving of the head and is performed on men. A 'taqsir' is reserved for women and involves the partial shortening of hair, in which they cut a minimum of one inch or more of their hair.
Home and Away Holidays provide excellent December umrah deals to help you fulfil your sacred intention of performing your pilgrimage. With years of experience in providing the best Umrah packages, we assure you of complete satisfaction on your spiritual journey.