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When Muslims can perform Umrah?

Umrah is not obligatory and it can be performed at any time of the year.

Where a person who wishes to go for umrah can apply for Umrah visa 2016?

Person should apply for Umrah visa through any authentic and approved Umrah travel agent or agency.

Requirements for Umrah Visa 2016:

  • A completed original Umrah visa 2016 application form. The statement that is written at the end of the application form should be carefully read and signed by an applicant.

If a person has a non-Muslim name than he or she must submit a certificate from a masjid (mosque) or any Islamic authentic center stating that the applicant is a Muslim.

  • One recent passport size coloured photograph with a white background must be attached to the application form. The photograph should be a full-face view in which the visa applicant is directly facing the camera. Side or any kind of angled views will not be accepted.
  • Passports must be valid for at least six months from the date of submission of the application form.
  • Non-refundable and Confirmed airline ticket. Departure from Saudi Arabia must be within two weeks from the date of entry.
  • Children and Women should be accompanied by mehram husband or father or a male relative (Mehram). Proof of relationship with mehram is also required (for a wife marriage certificate and birth certificate for a child representing the names of both parents). The Mahram should travel into and out of Saudi Arabia on the same flight as his children and wife.

Note:

If a woman who is going for umrah 2016 is 45 years old or older than she is allowed to go without her Mahram if she is travelling with an organized group or with her family should have to submit a notarized No Objection Certificate from her Mahram.

Note:

If the applicant is not a national of the country from he or she is applying, a valid and legal residency permit should be submitted with the application.

  • A vaccination certificate against Meningococcal Meningitis must be attached with the application form. The certificate of vaccinations must have been issued not more than three years and also not less than 10 days prior to entry in Saudi Arabia and it must be valid for three years. The vaccination certificate should be with the applicant on entry to Saudi Arabia.

Validity of Umrah Visa 2016:

Umrah visa 2016
is valid for only 2 weeks. Within these 2 weeks you must perform Umrah, making sure that your departure from Saudi Arabia is within two weeks from to the date of entry.

Note:

The visa for Umrah 2016 in Ramadan cannot exceed the last day of month of Ramadan. You must leave Saudi Arabia by the end of Ramadan month and a person cannot have Eid-ul-Fitr there.

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THE IMPORTANCE OF PERFORMING NAMAZ

Main Objectives

There are 2 main objection of Namaz or Salah that are:

  • To realize the significance of performing the prayers (Namaz).
  • To understand the spiritual or religious dimension of prayers (Namaz).

The ritual prayer (Namaz) is the heartbeat of Islamic (Ibadah) worship, a living expression of Islam.  It keeps a Muslim in everlasting contact with ALLAH Almighty. The recitation of the Holy Quran, the sacred scripture of Islam, is an inseparable element of the Namaz or prayer. In it, one finds the purest expression of the necessary elements of Islam.  Being a ritual act of devotion to ALLAH Almighty, it has 2 faces: the legal prescription and the religious dimension.

The primary duty on a person upon becoming Muslim is the performance of the Namaz or prayers. The prayers are obligatory on each and every Muslim man and woman 5 times a day throughout their life once they declare Islam.  The prayer (Namaz) is the second pillar of Islam, after the 2 testimonies.  Whether one is poor or rich, healthy or sick, travelling or resident, a Muslim should pray.

Every Muslim must learn the rules and regulations of performing Namaz correctly and pray five times a day.  Learning and performing the prayer or Namaz must be the initial priority of every new Muslim.  If you are new to Islam, incorporating a new religious practice completed in an unfamiliar language may feel intimidating and strange, but soon with patience and ALLAH’S help it will become the part of your life.  Prayer to a Muslim is as significant as breathing, and it is not as difficult as it may seem!

The prayer revolves around 3 supreme realities in a Muslim’s life: ALLAH Almighty, His Prophet (PBUH), and the community of believers. ALLAH Almighty is constantly praised, thanked, glorified, and remembered in prayer (Namaz).  A Muslim turns himself inwardly and outwardly to ALLAH Almighty. Lastly, the prayer ties one to the community of the trust and faithful, especially when a person performed Namaz in the masjid with a local congregation.

The prayer (Namaz) is considered the most significant act of Ibadah (worship) prescribed for human beings.  It is the backbone of spiritual observance of a Muslim. Without a backbone, the human body would collapse. In the same way, without the prayer (Namaz) a person’s Islamic practice would fall apart.

Verse 14:40 of Holy Quran;

My Lord, make me an establisher of prayer, and [many] from my descendants. Our Lord, and accept my supplication.

The Holy Quran is a complete code of life and it’s also full of commands and orders to perform Namaz and to emphasize its significance. The Namaz or Salah has been divinely transmitted to us in two ways.

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MOUNT THAWR OR JABL-E-THAWR IN ISLAMIC HISTORY

Mount Thawr or Jabal-e-Thawr is the mountain that contains the cave (ghaar) in which the Prophet (PBUH) and Hazrta Abu Bakr (may ALLAH be pleased with him) sought refuge for 3 days and nights from the Quraish, as they left city Makkah and emigrated to Madina.

When the Prophet (PBUH) and Hazrat Abu Bakr (may ALLAH be pleased with him) arrived at the cave (ghaar) on Mount Thawr, Hazrat Abu Bakr (may ALLAH be pleased with him) entered initial to clear away everything that might injure the Prophet (PBUH). He found a few holes and stuffed them with pieces of cloth.

For 3 consecutive nights the Prophet (PBUH) and Hazrat Abu Bakr (may ALLAH be pleased with him) remained hidden in the ghaar (cave). During this period, Hazrat Abu Bakr’s (may ALLAH be pleased with him) son, Abdullah, would pass his nights close. The young man would return back to Makkah in the early hours in morning so that the Quraish had no idea that he had slept somewhere else. Each day in Makkah he composed information about the activities and actions of the Quraish, and each night went back to the Mount Thawr to tell all the information to the Prophet (PBUH) and his father Hazrat Abu Bakr (may Allah be pleased with him).

When they were inside the cave ALLAH Almighty sent a spider to spin or make web from a bush crossways the entrance to the cave. ALLAH Almighty also commanded 2 doves to fly downwards between the spider and the tree, make a nest and lay eggs. In the meantime the Quraish look for party scoured the area south of city Makkah where the Prophet (PBUH) and Hazrat Abu Bakr (may ALLAH be pleased with him) were hiding. They came upon the Ghar-e-Sour (mouth of the cave), and had they looked down as standing at the boundary of the cave, they would have definitely found whom they were hunting.

With the Quraish so near to discovering their hiding site, HazratAbu Bakr (may ALLAH be pleased with him) became very nervous about the Prophet’s (PBUH) security. The Prophet (PBUH) reassured him,

How can you be apprehensive about two with whom is a third, especially when the third one is ALLAH?”

On seeing the spider’s web or netting and dove nest, the Quraish done with that no one could have entered the ghaar and left. Describing this scene the Holy Quran mentions in Surah Taubah:

If you do not aid the Prophet – ALLAH has already aided him when those who disbelieved had driven him out [of Makkah] as one of two, when they were in the cave and he said to his companion, “Do not grieve; indeed ALLAH is with us.” And ALLAH sent down his tranquillity upon him and supported him with angels you did not see and made the word of those who disbelieved the lowest, while the word of ALLAH – that is the highest. And ALLAH is Exalted in Might and Wise

After 3 days when they learnt that the searching by the Quraish had petered out they left the ghaar and headed towards city Yathrib (Madinah).

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IMPORTANCE OF PERFORMING UMRAH IN ISLAM

Umrah is a holiest journey of every Muslims across to the Holy Makkah. Accurately, Umrah meaning is to visit the place that is densely populated. As of the Hajj, the Umrah has huge rewards and value in Islam.

The Umrah is placed at a level of religious and spiritual purity for the Muslims. It is neither imperatively or directly, an obligation and duty for the Muslims, but it is also Sunnat for them. It seems that resembles to the Hajj, which is as, every Hajj is accompanied by a preceding Umrah. But it, unlike Hajj, may be performed anytime throughout the year.

The bounties of the Umrah are huge, which may with no trouble be traced in the Holy Quran and of course, from the Traditions or Sunnat of the Holy Prophet (PBUH). There are many merits and virtues for those people who perform Hajj or Umrah correctly. The blessings and rituals of the Umrah are countless for the Muslims. It is an act which purifies the soul and the spirit of the Muslim. The enormous credit of the Umrah, drag the Muslims from different corners of the globe to the Harram shareef.

Many Muslims believe performing Umrah to be one of the most significant duties of Islam.

They believe that performing Umrah can make them pious and firm believers of Islam. Though, several people believe that Hajj is greater or superior to Umrah. People think that if they have to embark on a sacred journey then it has to be Hajj

because its importance outweighs the importance of Umrah. Not any person can refute that fact that the Hajj is one of the basic pillars of Islam and it has more worth than performing Umrah. Though if someone is provided the chance to perform Umrah then he or she must not avoid it. That is because it is the opportunity or chance provided by ALLAH Almighty to His selected people.

For that reason, if you plan to go for performing Umrah, then you must visit the Holy Cities with spirit, enthusiasm and faith in ALLAH Almighty. You must consider ALLAH Almighty to be the provider of all the resources on this sacred journey.

ALLAH Almighty is sending you on significant undertaking hence you must perform Umrah with all your dedication and confidence. Numerous Ahadees emphasize on the importance of Umrah. There are many hadees of Holy Prophet (PBUH) that explain the virtues of Umrah and describe that Umrah is an important religious responsibility that washes away the sins of the Muslims.

Umrah is the sacred pilgrimage that is performed by the Muslims. While performing umrah Muslims visit most popular holy and sacred places in Saudi Arabia like 

Holy Kaaba in Makkah and Madinah Al Munawarah and also Muslims regularly pray Umrah dua.

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