When you get the opportunity to perform Hajj or Umrah you would always want to make it worth the chance. Without any apprehension, everyone is aware of the importance and elegance of the Masjid Al Haram. For both and Hajj and Umrah pilgrims it is the location where they perform their rites and rituals. However, this holy journey could feel more complete and peaceful when you visit the locations of Ziyarat to spend your time and prayers to all the great leaders of Islam. To get the sense of closure, pilgrims aim to visit as many sacred Ziyarat locations as possible.
When you choose your Hajj and Umrah packages, it is important to get a full view of the trip planning. Your travel agency should include as many Ziyarat locations as possible, along with proper transportation and time management. Before making a trip you need to have an idea about your complete Umrah package. Pilgrims performing Umrah generally have an extensive plan of Ziyarat. Here we would discuss about the most important locations of Mecca and Medina that would be included even in the low price Umrah packages.
Locations near the city of Mecca
Jabal Al Nour
Jabal Al Nour, the cave of Hira, is one great location to find peace and make your prayers. It is where the Holy Prophet Muhammad (PBUH) began revealing the Holy Quran. It was His place of peace where he prayed and practiced meditation. It is highly recommended to visit Jabal Al Nour when you get the chance to make your divine pilgrimage.
Jannat Al Mu’allah
This great cementry, located north to the Masjid-Al-Haram, homes the burials of the Holy Prophet’s family members. It has the tombs of Abu Talib ibn Abdul-Muttalib; Khadija, the first wife of Muhammad (PBUH); Abdul Mutallib, grandfather of Muhammad (PBUH), and few others. It is important to offer your prayers and pay respect to these tombs when you visit the city of Mecca for your Hajj tours.
Jabal Arafat or Mount Arafat is an age old granodiorite hill with magnificient rocks. It is believed to be the location where Adam and Eve met after they were overthrown form Jannat. It is also the place where Prophet Muhammad (PBUH) gave his last sermon. It is great place to worship and unite with the divine.
It is an important location where pilgrims spend one whole day. They sleep on the roads of Muzdalifah at night and carry out the auspicious stoning ceremony. It is believed that gathering and throwing the stones cast away the devil while you keep repeating the ‘Dua’ and ask for forgiveness. This profound act helps one cleanse all the negativities and feel purer within one’s self.
Locations near the city of Medina
The Masjid-e-Nabvi is considered to be the second holiest Mosque in the Islamic religion. It is where the Holy Prophet (PBUH) rests forever in peace. He built the mosque Himself and is important for all Hajj and Umrah pilgrims to visit after performing their rituals at Masjid-al-Haram.
Mount Uhud is one of the most important mountains in Saudi Arabia and thousands of pilgrims and residents visit this place every day to pray and find peace in the name of the Holy Prophet Muhammad (PBUH).
Jannat ul Baqi
Jannat ul Baqi is one of the oldest cemeteries in the Islamic religions that are known to man. Whenever you visit the city of Medina, it is a must-visit location where people pay their tribute and pray to the great lost souls of the past.
Grave of Hamzah
The grave of Hamza is the place where Hamza was buried along with his nephew Abdullah. Hamza is believed to have gone to heaven and was washed by angels after his death. This place offers you the peace your soul craves for when you visit and pray. These are some of the important locations to consider in your Hajj and Umrah packages when you visit the holy cities of Mecca and Medina