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Monday, June 18, 2012
Hajj is just around the corner. Let Almusafer Travel handle all of your Hajj travel plans to enjoy the smoothest possible trip.
Hajj Program 1 -$6195.00
Depart - 10/10-11-12 Return - 10/29-30-31
Round trip air fare (CHICAGO-JEDDAH-CHICAGO)
Accomodations options to choose from:
1. Stay in Safwa, Orchid, Zamzam in Makkah 5 star hotel (adjacent to the harram),
(4 people / room) (2 meals Open Buffet daily) - (10/12 - 10/17)
2. Stay in Madinah 4 star hotel (Al-Manarah Crome or similar) 200m away from the Mosque,
(4 people / room) (2 meals Open Buffet daily) - (10/17 - 10/21)
3. Stay in Residential Apartment two days (2 meals Open Buffet daily) - (10/22 - 10/23)
4. Stay in Mena & Arafat in tents (American Camps assigned by Hajj Ministry), (3 pre-packaged meals with refreshments)
- Deluxe air conditioned buses
- Educational program throughout the trip
- Visits to the Holy Sites of Makkah and Madinah
* To upgrade in this program close to Jamarat tents add $2,000
* (3 per room add $400, 2 per room add $1,000)
* Price may change due to the increase of the airline fuel charge
* Travellers will be advised as soon as passports are processed
The Hajj, or Holy Pilgrimage, has been happening every year for thousands of years from the time of Prophet Abraham. The Hajj is one of the five pillars of Islam, a duty for every Muslim who is able to take the journey.
The Hajj takes place over five days at that time the Pilgrim will leave the Hajj anew and without their old sins.
Pilgrims travel to Mina on 8 Dhul Hijjah and remain there until dawn the next morning.
Pilgrims then travel to the valley of Arafat and stand in the open praising Allah and meditating.
At the end of the day, pilgrims travel to Muzdalifa where they spend the night. Pilgrims gather up stones to use the next day.
In the morning, pilgrims return to Mina and throw seven stones at Jamaraat. These represent the devil. The pillars stand at three spots where Satan is believed to have tempted the Prophet Abraham.
Pilgrims sacrifice an animal to commemorate the incident related in the Old Testament when the Prophet Abraham was about to sacrifice his son and God accepted a sheep instead.
Pilgrims shave their heads or cut some hair from it and return to the Great Mosque at Mecca for a further Tawaf, walking around the Kaaba. They then return to Mina, where they spend the night.
Pilgrims spend time in Mina, continuation of the ritual of stoning the pillars.
If a pilgrim has been unable to return to Mecca to walk around the Kaaba, he or she does so on the fourth or fifth day.