Considering Muslim’s spiritual quest to perform the holy pilgrimage, Chahal Travels have joined the league to offer cheap Umrah packages from Pakistan. Based in Islamabad, Chahal Travels distinctive services include a wide range of flights for Umrah with most preferred airlines, hotel reservations and variety of other travel services for the most convenient religious journey. We are dedicated to make customization for further ease and comfort of our clients.
Chahal Travels is the new name in travelling industry which aims at practicing innovative ways to make travel convenient yet economical for residents of Pakistan. We take pride in offering our highly professional services along the team of motivated personnel to assist you in your endeavours. Our focus lies solely in finding the low airfares, quick visa processing, and hotel booking in the close proximity of the praying area which makes our comprehensive Umrah packages more feasible for our clients. We design as well as customize Umrah packages for the enthusiastic pilgrims in accordance with their budget and needs. We strive our best to maintain a network that make your journey stress-free in all aspects.
Umrah is to perform lesser pilgrimage at any given time of the year except from 9th to 13th Zil-Hajj. Pilgrims set off by getting themselves in state of Ihram from Miqaat and go the Holy Place of Kaaba, perform Tawaf, pray two rakat at Muqam-e-Ibrahim and then perform Saee between Safa and Marwa. Moreover, for a person who has the finances and other means to travel to Makkah Al Mukarramah, Umrah is Sunnah Moakaddah (must).
While planning to perform a lesser pilgrimage, the first thing is to decide at what time of the year you want to travel from your country. Owing to the religious significance of months in Islamic Calendar, the first half of Ramadan is highly recommended. Other than that, Rabi-Ul-Awal and Shabaan are considered as peak season.
On the contrary, off-season would be the most appropriate time for budget-wise travellers to perform Umrah i.e. right after Hajj in the months of Muharram and Safar. Subsequently, booking in advance with a proper strategy in mind might help you in scoring the best deal possible.
In spite of all the facts stated above, also keeping in view the different pocket sizes but passion to perform the holy pilgrimage, Chahal Travel musters up all its capacity to assist you in tailor-made Umrah package in accordance with your needs and requirements.
You are required to travel with the luggage as limit assigned by the particular airline you are flying with. You are entitled to carry one carry-on bag with whose weight should not exceed 7kg.
As far as free checked-in luggage is concerned, PIA allows 30 kg for flights from Pakistan to Saudi Arabia. Emirates permit 35 kg for Economy Class travellers.
Your have laid the foundation of pillar of faith by intending to perform Umrah. With that, the first question that arises in your mind is about the travel visa to Saudi Arabia. We assist you by stating the guidelines for the document requirements for Umrah Visa.
Document requirements for Umrah Visa:
In addition, Umrah Visa is valid for 30 days and you are required t o complete your Umrah within this time period. On this visa, you can move between the cities of Makkah, Madinah and Jeddah.
As you are approaching Holy Makkah, there are boundaries within which you cannot proceed without being dressed in the sacred garment “Ihram”. These boundaries, all around Makkah are called Miqaat or the boundaries of Haram. There are certain signs displayed at well-arranged boundaries.
It is the intention to perform Umrah. The Arabic literal meaning of Ihram is to make forbidden, a few things for this period which are otherwise allowed in normal circumstances.
According to the Sunnah, you should preferably pray two rakat Nafil prayers. Normally, in the first rakat recite Surah Al- Kafeeron after Surah Fateha and in the second rakat recite Surah Al-Ikhlas. Then declare the intention of pilgrimage of Umrah by reciting Talbiyah.
After arriving at Makkah Mukarama, perform ablution before entering the Holy Sanctuary. There, the first act is to circumambulate the Kaaba, the House of Allah.
Hereby, Tawaf means going around the Holy Kaaba and making the seven circuits beginning from the corner of Kaaba where Hijr-e-Aswad (Black Stone) is fixed. Each circuit is called as Shawt.
Istilam: The Tawaf is started by kissing Hijr-e-Aswad which is known as Istilam. In case Istilaam becomes impossible due to the rush of Pilgrims, it should be abandoned, for it is Wajib to refrain from harming others while kissing is Sunnah. Thus, on such occasions, be content by merely placing your hands on Hajr-Al-Aswad and kissing your hands, or just raise both hands facing palm towards Hijr-e-Aswad, followed by recitation of Takbir and Tahlil. Moreover, Istilaam of Hijr-e-Aswad for the first Shawt as well as last Shawt is accepted to be as Sunnat-e-Moakaddah.
The Tawaf after which you have to perform Saee between Safa and Marwa, it is obligatory to do circumambulate by means of observing Ramal and Ibtida. (Only for men)
Ramal: Ramal is to walk hurriedly with forceful and narrow paces while shaking the shoulders.
Ibtida: You are to put the upper sheet of Ihraam on your left shoulder taking it under your right arm-pit.
After the eighth time of Istilaam i.e. ending the Tawaf-e-Kaaba at Hijr-e-Aswad corner wherefrom it started, you are required to proceed to the Holy Kaaba door, called as Bab-e Multazim. This is the place between Hijr-e-Aswad and the door of Kaaba. It is also to be noted that Multazim has a special blessing for the efficacy of prayers. You ought to embrace the Multazim and invoke the Mercy and blessings of Allah.
When you finish praying at Multazim, move to Maqaam-e-Ibrahimi and pray two rakat there. This is essential after completing the Tawaf and it is recommended to pray at Maqaam-e-Ibrahimi or in its vicinity in rush hours. After the Salat, raise your hands in supplication with humility and lowliness and pray.
In front of the gate of Kaaba, there is well of ZAM ZAM. The location is distinctly marked on the marble floor. The ZAM ZAM well is just under the place. The well and its pumping arrangements can be seen by going in the basement from the wide entrances for ZAM ZAM with steps separately for men and women. A number of taps are provided for the drinking of ZAM ZAM water. The water is also provided inside the Haram area with water taps at certain locations.
Before starting Sa'e, it's sunnah to perform Istilaam of Hijra-e-Aswad once again then move ahead to climb the mountain of Safa with an intention to do Sa'e. Climb until you can see Kaa'ba then raise your hand in supplication. And seek your wishes in prayer. Then, climb Marwa until you reach the green pillars between which men have to walk but women need to walk with normal pace. The whoel round is approximately 3.5 km. Starting from Safa, you seventh round will end at Marwah.
After performing Sa'e, men should get their head completely shaved or tied up to the length of upper third of finger whereas women are not required to shave their heads.
You can book exclusive Umrah packages with the special transport arrangements. Although, Umrah packages come with the intercity transportation but if you wish to visit other Ziyarat then you can use personal car hire or taxi system.
We extend our efficient services to book hotels of every range depending upon the budget preferences. Mövenpick Hotel & Residences Hajar Tower, Conrad Makkah, Fairmont Makkah, Hilton Suites Makkah, Hilton Hotel, Al Safwah Royale Orchid, Elaf Kinda Hotel, Hotel Pullman Zamzam Makkah, Swissotel Makkah, Royal Dar Al Eiman, Le Méridien Makkah are among the names of the five star luxury accommodation places with impeccable service which also ensure the availability of necessary services.
Other 3-stars accommodation options may include Elaf Al Salam Hotel, Bab Al Multazim Concorde Hotel, Abeer Al Azizia Hotel, Mercure Hibatullah Hotel, Shohada Hotel, Al Massa Hotel and many more on the list.
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