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بَّيْكَ اللَّهُمَّ لَبَّيْكَ، لَبَّيْكَ لاَ شَرِيْكَ لَكَ لَبَّيْكَ، إِنَّ الْحَمْدَ وَالنِّعْمَةَ لَكَ وَالْمُلْكَ لاَشَرِيْكَ لَكَ, لَبَّيْكَ
"I am present, O Allah, I am present, there is no partner unto You. I am present. Definitely praise and glory is yours (for You). The Kingdom is also Yours. There is no partner for You."
Hajj – the story of Ibrahim [AS] and his son Ismail, from the rebuilding of the Ka’bah to the sacrificing. Their memories etched into this golden pillar of Islam. The scholars are unanimous in their opinion that Hajj is Islam per excellence. If anyone wants a summary of Islam, they need not look beyond the rites and rituals of Hajj.
Hajj is an emotional, educational, physically demanding Ibadah. If done rightly then there is no reward other than Jannah, this is what Allah promises. With so much importance attached it is only right that potential pilgrims choose carefully. Their choice should not only consider the financial aspect but more importantly the scholarly guidance and help to circumnavigate this Ibadah appropriately. Hajj is not decreed as the final pillar of Islam by mere whim, but due to taking into consideration its difficulty and profound impact.
Ahmed Travels hajj packages are led by Advocate Maulana Rashid Ahmed. He has rarely missed Hajj since 1979 and has been providing services to Hujjaj since 1984. In addition to his scholarly advice there is a team of scholars accompanying the entire trip ensuring that guidance and help is extended at every request and every need. Being well versed in Arabic, English, Urdu, Punjabi and Bangla the team is well equipped to deal with the diverse and multi lingual UK Muslim population that Ahmed Travels attracts. Our Hajj tours are a proper advocate of Islam and Islamic brotherhood, rich and poor, black and white mingling in perfect harmony. Still there is sufficient cultural and linguistic support for localised need. As a result young and old can enjoy Ahmed Travels hajj packages.
Hajj is an obligation upon every Muslim who is financially and physically capable of fulfilling the demands of the journey. If you are one such lucky individual who has been called by Allah (SWT) then your responsibility is to ensure that you search for a reputable Hajj service provider like Ahmed Travels. When comparing cheap hajj packages advertised by various service providers, fundamentally ensure that you only consider Hajj Ministry approved [our license number 1693] and ATOL accredited [our license number 9775] agents. Only those who are approved by the Hajj Ministry in Saudi Arabia can guarantee Hajj visas, as only they have the visa quota and those who have ATOL can sell flight inclusive packages. Although it is human nature to look for a bargain, cost should not be the only determining factor. Hajj Ministry license, ATOL, experience will all mitigate the risks of being left short changed, both financially and spiritually. Hajj is a life changing experience provided by the grace of Allah (SWT). To maximise from its benefits, choosing the right agent is the first determining step.
Cheap hajj packages
Hajj packages are either sold as shifting and non-shifting. Both should be compared with companies providing a like for like service. Shifting packages involve 4/5 days stay during the days of Hajj in the Aziziyah / Shisha locality of Makkah. These are the most expensive days in terms of hotel pricing in the immediate vicinity of Haram Sharif. By avoiding these days through a shifting package, in our cheap hajj packages one is not only guaranteed 5* hotels during the remaining stay in Makkah and Madinah but overall definitely better value for their money. The prices for 5* shifting and economy non shifting packages are usually very similar. However the accommodation in the latter is usually very ordinary and unconvincing.
You will find hajj packages advertised as very cheap hajj packages because conveniently they have excluded the prices of flight, food or Qurbani. A hajj package can never be complete without any of the three. In addition the length of stay in hotels is also a determining factor in prices. Some shifting hajj packages keep Hujjaj in Madinah for 3 days and in Makkah for 4 days. All in all there are many ways of getting value for money. Please ensure that you compare packages properly, correctly and like for like. And the first step should be looking for Hajj Ministry approved agents with ATOL protection. Cheap hajj packages Hajj packages