The Pakej Umrah is a journey that is performed by Muslims on pilgrimage. It is a religious event that is performed to follow Allah’s will, if we follow it and satisfy His love for us. During the journey, the believers travel to the holy land for performing prayers and receiving spiritual guidance in accordance with Allah’s Will.
Pakej Umrah is the word used for Muslim pilgrimage and refers to a journey to the Holy Land. This journey is not restricted to any one part of the world but involves traveling throughout Asia. It includes an amazing journey across Arabia to Jerusalem. The journey takes around ten days and also includes travelling from the Holy Land to Mecca and back again.
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Umar ibn al-Khattab, the third caliph of Islam, sent his son ‘Uthman to Palestine to lead the way for the Muslims for Umrah. The Muslims believe that he established the community of Islam in Arabia and paved the way for the Muslims to embrace the faith in their homelands. ‘Uthman also preached Islam to the pagan Arabs.
A Muslim’s journey for Pakej Umrah does not just include travel. It also includes hearing the Quran, being given the holy garment and performing dhikr. These three pillars of the Islamic faith are known as Tawassul, Masjid al-Qibla, Masjid al-Aqsa and Masjid al-Haram.
An Umrah journey to Mecca entails seeing the Ka’aba and doing all the traditional Hajj rituals such as fasting, tayammum and performing a self-flagellation. Pakej Umrah is also inclusive of Umrah services and travels to Al-Aqsa mosque.
In fact, Umrah is regarded as one of the three pillars of Islam. According to Muslim tradition, the first pillar is offered to the Holy Prophet (Peace be upon him) and the second is to the Holy Qur’an. And, the third pillar is the basic prayer, which is said before sleeping. Each of these pillars of Islam is offered to the Holy Prophet (peace be upon him).
Pilgrims are permitted to sleep during their journey to the Holy Land. They are required to wake up early in the morning to perform the afternoon prayers at the Masjid al-Aqsa. The pilgrims, who perform the pilgrimage, return back to their homeland after a four-day break and make Umrah at the end of their trip. They make a pilgrimage to Mecca, the third pillar, where they receive the pilgrimage’s spiritual guidance.
Imam Zakariya (r) (d.774H) was the first scholar of the establishment of Islamic schools and was also the first to issue a fatwa that Muslims could be buried in their original graves after death. The Fatwa has been implemented throughout the Islamic world and around the world and is a type of declaration by the Imam. Because of this Fatwa, Muslims today are also free to bury their dead in their original graves.