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Fraudulent company stay away.

Polani Travel Limited
★☆☆☆☆
Fraudulent company stay away. Virgin Atlantic cancelled the flight & confirmed they issued a full refunded back to the travel agent. But Flightcatchers also known as Polani Travel are trying to charge me admin fees and making excuses to delay refund. Its been 3+ months since & I have all the evidence to show this in court. Stay Away!
Ansar Khan

Umrah Trip

Sky Fly Connections Limited
★☆☆☆☆
Your Review: For any brothers and sisters thinking of booking Hajj or Umrah trips please avoid this company. I booked an Umrah trip for my wife, 3 children and my mother-in-law. We paid for a 5 star service (£2,100 each). The hotel in Medina was changed 3 times and we ended up in a zero star hotel, run down and dirty. The ziarat we booked was changed last minute so we had to rearrange to following day. If you want to pay top price but want zero star hotels please use SkyFly. May Allah SWT give them guidance and make their hearts less greedy. They are dealing with peoples’ life savings and lifelong dreams of visiting such sacred placed yet all they want to do is rip people off.
AFZAL HUSSAIN

Would not recommend…

AlManasik
★☆☆☆☆
Took my $2000 dollars after Al-Manasik was unable to facilitate Hajj in 2022. Avoid.
Rehan Shikalgar

Never through “Dar El Rahmah”

Dar El Rahmah
★☆☆☆☆
I deposited money to “Dar El Rahmah” to perform Hajj in 2019. I have’t yet been able to perform hajj since “Dar El Rahmah” couldn’t manage permission from KSA to take pilgrims to Saudi Arabia. I requested “Dar El Rahmah” to refund my deposited money multiple times for the last couple of years. but they denied to refund it. I would recommend you – please don’t deposit any money to them and never think about going to hajj through them.
AHAMMAD ASHRAF KHAN

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What is Hajj?

what is hajjThe fifth pillar of Islam is to make a pilgrimage (Hajj) to Makkah, in Saudi Arabia, at least once in one’s lifetime. This pillar is obligatory for every Muslim, male or female, provided that he/she is physically and financially able to do so. Prerequisites for performing the Hajj are to be a Muslim, to be free, to be an adult or mature enough, to be of sound mind, and to have the ability to afford the journey and maintain one’s dependents back home for the duration. The reward for the Hajj is nothing less than Paradise.

The Hajj is the ultimate form of worship, as it involves the spirit of all the other rituals and demands of the believer great sacrifice. On this unique occasion, nearly two million Muslims from all over the globe meet one another in a given year. Regardless of the season, pilgrims wear special clothes (Ihram) – two, very simple, unsewn white garments – which strips away all distinctions of wealth, status, class and culture; all stand together and equal before Allah (God).

The rites of Hajj, which go back to the time of Prophet Abraham who built the Ka’bah, are observed over five or six days, beginning on the eighth day of the last month of the year, named Dhul-Hijjah (pilgrimage). These rites include circumambulating the Ka’bah (Tawwaf), and going between the mountains of Safa and Marwah, as Hajjar (Abraham’s wife) did during her search for water for her son Isma’il. Then the pilgrims stand together on the wide plain of Arafah and join in prayers for God’s forgiveness, in what is often thought of as a preview of the Last Judgment. The pilgrims also cast stones at a stone pillar which represents Satan. The pilgrimage ends with a festival, called ‘Id al-Adha, which is celebrated with prayers, the sacrifice of an animal, and the exchange of greetings and gifts in Muslim communities everywhere.

The duties of the Hajj are symbolic of the story and obligations of Islam. Before prayer, Muslims wash, representing ritual purity. The walk around the Ka’ba — the black stone block in the great mosque—is an expression of our desire to put God at the center of our lives. Pilgrims also make a journey to Mina and to the plain of Arafat, 13 miles outside of Mecca. Making our way on foot, we trade city streets and buildings for tents and carpets on the sand of the barren plain, giving up our usual comforts, getting back to basics. On the plain of Arafat, we perform the central obligation of the pilgrimage, to be here together from noon until sunset. There is no ceremony. We stroll, we pray, we meditate. The Hajj goes on inside the hearts and thoughts of each of us. This is a rehearsal for that Day of Judgment. How will we account for our acts? Have I injured anyone? Have I been grateful enough for the simple gifts of life, water, food, friends, family and the air to breathe? Before leaving Mecca, we visit the Ka’ba one last time. For most of us, this will be our last glimpse of the shrine. There is an old proverb—before you visit Mecca, it beckons you. When you leave it behind, it calls you forever.

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