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Umrah In December Can Be Convenient For Many Muslims

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By Author: Safeena Rahman
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Millions of Muslims living in different parts of the world make their journey to the holy city of Makkah in Saudi Arabia to perform their Umrah every year. This Islamic pilgrimage is often referred to as the 'lesser pilgrimage' or the 'minor pilgrimage'. The 'greater pilgrimage' is Hajj, which is also one of Islam's five pillars and an obligation for every Muslim. Performing Umrah is not compulsory for Muslims. However, it is highly recommended, as it is the Sunnah of Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him). The greater pilgrimage is performed in the month of Dhu al-Hijjah, while the lesser pilgrimage can be performed at any time during the year.

For Muslims living in countries that are faced with extreme winters, the opportunities for Umrah December packages offer can help them escape the chilly weather of their home country and make their journey to the holy city of Makkah. The climate of this city in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia would be highly pleasant for them during this time of the year, which offers them great comfort while performing their lesser pilgrimage. Visiting all the places of great importance in and around the holy city after performing their Umrah can also be a pleasure for them in the month of December.

In the last week of December, most of the educational institutions and commercial establishments are closed for Christmas and New Year celebrations. Muslims belonging to the working class can book Umrah packages in December for this time of the year and benefit from these holidays. They can visit the holy city of Makkah along with their family members for accomplishing their lesser pilgrimage. It would be a wonderful idea to take children their children along with them as they can be introduced to Umrah and its rituals at an early age. This would help them in the later years when they perform the lesser pilgrimage as adults.

December is also a wonderful time for discounts. Many of the tour operators that specialise in the Islamic religious tours of Hajj and Umrah offer special discounts on packages for the lesser pilgrimage in the month of December. The best deals for December 2019 Umrah are being offered by most of the tour operators currently. This would be an excellent opportunity for prospective pilgrims to save more on their packages. Savings thus made can be utilised by the pilgrims to buy souvenirs from the local markets or to explore interesting places after performing the lesser pilgrimage.

While the climate of Makkah in the month of December may be extremely pleasant for the pilgrims coming from countries facing a chilly climate with extreme cold and snowfall, there are many from tropical countries who avoid visiting the holy city in December. The reason for this is that the weather may be too cold for them. This reduces crowds of pilgrims in this month to some extent, resulting in a drop of hotel room rates. Muslims who go for high-end packages in this month can get accommodations in any of the 5-star hotels located close to the Masjid al-Haram without any hassles.

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