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Chicago Hajj and Umrah
★★★★★
Recently from February 18 to February 23, 2024 we went on doing Umrah Pilgrimage plus a trip to Instanbul, Turkey through Chicago Hajj and Umrah, Chicago, Illinois. With good and excellent arrangement and amenities at all levels in Madinah, Makkah and Istanbul, Turkey we enjoyed during our journey. Hotel accommodations, transportations and all other services provided to us was excellent and this made our journey easy and memorable for all of us. My disable wife, SABERA PATEL who was also part of our group and who requires Wheel Chair, is very happy with doing Umrah Pilgrimage 3 times and Tawaf Multiple times. Our trip to Istanbul, Turkey was also made excellent by Chicago Hajj & Umrah team members. Our thanks and Blessings to Chicago Hajj & Umrah for making our journey a great sucess with all good amenities provided to us at all lelves everywhere we went during our journey. MUBARAK ALI PATEL SABERA MUBARAK ALI PATEL NASHIMA PATEL & SISTER
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Dar El Rahmah
★☆☆☆☆
Please don’t make yourself a prey of Dar El Rahman. They are outright scammers. They simply receive and digest money, They neither send pilgrims to perform Hajj nor refund money. They are blatant scammers scammers scammers !!!’
Ahmed

Umrah December 2023

Almis Travel
★★★★★
The group leaders were amazing and communicated clearly, looked after us and helped with our completion of the Umrah. In both Madinah and Makkah we stayed in a 5* hotel with great transportation. The tourism explanation of all the historic Islamic sights was enriching and interesting. Thank you to Almis Travel for the best Umrah trip, JazakaAllah Khayran and May Allah bless you all.
S Abdi

Umrah

Almis Travel
★★★★★
Very organised and vary care team. May Allah bless them. They looked after us really well regardless are different needs and depends. Bless them.
Jamal

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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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