Thursday, 27 August 2015

The Basic Rituals of Hajj and Umrah

Hajj is the fifth basic pilgrim of Islam which is performed in Mecca, Saudi Arabia.  It is obligatory for every Muslim to Perform Hajj once in a life.  People who can physically and financially afford the travel should perform Hajj Once in Life Time. The Holy Pilgrimage occurs between 8th and 12th Of Islamic month Dhu Al Hajjah.  This pilgrimage is made around the Holy Kaba. There are billions of Muslim perform Hajj every year. The Performer seeks the ultimate forgiveness from sins with full devotion to ALLAH Almighty. Mecca is the center of Islamic State.  You should be adult, a free person and a Muslim to perform this Holy Event.
Pilgrims come from different races, different countries and different colors to perform Hajj. There is no Distinction there on the Holly Ground of Mecca. During Hajj, performer dress up in a holy Dress which is called as Ihram. Hajj involves many rituals some of them are
  • Counter clockwise seven rounds around Kaba
  • Run Forth and back around the Hills of Saffah and Marwa
  • Drink Water of Zam Zam
  • Visit to mountains Of Arafat
  • Stay at night at the plains Of Muzdalifa
  • Stoning to the Devil
  • After all these rituals, sacrifice an animal on the Day of Eid Ul Adha.

The Present method of Hajj was Firstly Presented by Prophet Muhammad (P.B.U.H). He (.P.B.U.H) performed one Hajj in his Life. There are multiple days of Hajj, each is associated with a unique ritual, and these are
  • First Day of Hajj- 8th Dhu Al Hajjah----------- Stay at Mina
    Second Day of Hajj-9th Dhu Al Hajjah--------- Day Of Arafat, Day Of Muzdalifa 
  • 3rd day of Hajj- 10th Dhu Al Hajjah-------------Day Of Ramah Al Jamarat, Day Of Animal Sacrifice, Day Of Hair Removal, Day Of Tawaaf Al Ifadah
  • Fourth Day of Hajj-11th Dhu Al Hajjah-------------Stoning Of Devil 
  • Fifth Day of Hajj-12th of Dhu Al Hajjah------------Stoning Of Devil
  • Conditional 6th Day 13th of Dhu Al Hajjah-------------Stoning of Devil (Conditional), Tawaf Al Wida

Umrah is also a Holy Pilgrimage of Islam which can be performed anytime and any number in a year. Like Hajj, Umrah has also serious of rituals which are:
  • Perform Tawaaf around kaba seven times in anti-clockwise rotation.
  • Perform a Sa’i – Which means walking back and forth seven times at the hills Of Saffah and Marwa
  • Cutting Of hairs called as Halq or shaving of the head is called Taqsir.

There are two types of Umrah as well.
  • Al-Umrat al mufradah – Performs independently of hajj
  • Umrat al-tammatu- Performs injunction with Hajj.
Hajj and Umrah services are offered by many Companies in Pakistan. These companies provide special discounts and packages also. Their First Priority is customer satisfaction. They provide a friendly customer service. You can ask about any issue directly. Plus these companies provide special offers to disabled and poor persons.

Thursday, 6 August 2015

Dubai- The City Of Attractions

Many travel and tour agencies in Pakistan are providing UAE visa services. They provide a wide selection of hotels and apartments in various cities of UAE
Dubai Events and Festivals
Dubai offers a wide range of entertainment and business events depending upon the month of year. Most of the fashion shows of Pakistan are now holding at Dubai. Dubai is the city of business and you don’t need a special event to visit Dubai.
Dubai Shopping Festival
Dubai shopping festival held in January February every year and attracts a lot of customers to Dubai. It is now known as the largest business event of Dubai and is celebrated as the shopper’s day.
Dubai summer surprises
In the months of June July and August, there held a ten week event in Dubai that weekly changes its theme. These summer events usually focuses on art, education, sports, fashion and business.
These summer events are held by the government in associations with different shopping malls, hotels and sponsor companies.
In addition to these Dubai hosts a world class sport events. Three of them are
Horse racing - Dubai World Cup
Golf – Dubai Desert Classic
Powerboat Racing
List of attractions in Dubai
Top 10 tourist attractions in Dubai
  • Burj Al arab
Burj Al Arab is the world’s only 7 stars hotel and most iconic symbol of Dubai.
  • Burj Khalifa
Burj Kahlifa is the tallest tower of world
  • The Dubai Foundations
It is located at the base of Burj khalifa and considered as world’s largest dancing foundation.
  • Atlantis Hotel
Atlantis is a man-made fascinating island situated on the palm. It has a majestic offers for families and couples. It has a water-park, water beach, cuisine in 18 restaurants, and many boutiques.
  • Global Village
Global village is providing shopping and cultural environment from past 15 years in Dubai. Different business, cultural and shopping events are hostel at global village.
  • Palm Island
Palm Jumeirah is a wonderful island in Dubai where you can relax yourself on the beach and immerse yourself with the luxurious shopping and fashion malls.
  • Dubai Creek
The natural seawater inlets that cuts through the center of Dubai city is the historical point in Dubai.
  • Ski Dubai
Ski Dubai is the first indoor ski resort in Middle east and offers a  snow setting to enjoy skiing, snowboarding and playing with snow.
  •  Dubai Marina
Dubai marina is the largest man made marina inj the world and its Clubs are now famous for the house of yachts.
  • Wild wadi
It is located in front of Burj Al Arab and offers 30 rides and attractions for tourists.