Ramadan is the ninth month of the Muslim calendar. Muslims around the world observe fasting in this holy month. It begins and ends with the appearance of the crescent moon. Because the Muslim calendar year is shorter than the Gregorian calendar year, Ramadan starts 10 to 12 days earlier every year. This way, it falls… Continue reading What is Ramadan and its Benefits?
Wash your hands before taking your meals. It is in keeping with the rules of cleanliness and neatness that your mind should be satisfied with your hands’ cleanliness before starting the meal. Say “Bismillah Hirrahma Nirrahim – In the name of Allah the most beneficent and merciful” before starting the meal. The meal which is… Continue reading Good Etiquettes and Manners of Eating and Drinking in Islam
You should wear a dress that covers and protects your body and meets the requirements of modesty, honor, and virtue. Allah says in the Holy Qur’an: “O children of Adam! We have sent unto you raiments to conceal your shame and to serve as protection and adornment.” Of course, the dress’s purpose is to lend… Continue reading Etiquette of dressing in Islam – Understanding Islamic Clothing
Irrespective of the age bracket, the women planning to perform Umrah need to know the basic rules and regulations, steps, and procedures. All the rules and regulations do not imply on the little girls. There are few clothing, visa ad Islamic requirements that need to be met to perform Umrah successfully. Traveling to Umrah Unlike… Continue reading Do’s and Don’ts in Umrah for Women Pilgrims
Ramadan, the holy month of bliss and idyllic, is a month when everyone wishes to perform Umrah and earn great rewards. The desire for the peaceful sight and refuge in Allah from the evil in Mecca’s serene environment uplifts the soul in this holy place. This holy month is imperative and significant for all the… Continue reading Benefits of Umrah in Ramadan and its Significance
Almighty Allah’s favorite are those who maintain themselves neat and clean. Our Prophet Muhammad (PBUH) observed: “Purity and Neatness are half of the Faith (Imaan).” In simple words, faith partly consists of cleaning one’s soul and partly in keeping physically clean and pure. The body’s purity and neatness denote, keeping it clear of all external… Continue reading Importance of Cleanliness, Neatness, and Purity in Islam
Health is not only a great gift by Allah but also a valuable trust from the almighty. Please do not take it for granted. Instead, take every care to safeguard it. It is an essential factor in the development of the mind, necessary for sublime acts of morality and the discharge of religious obligations. They… Continue reading The Importance of Maintaining Health in Islam
Sara International Travel is the first USA and Canada Hajj group from amongst the top 10 largest companies to fully transition and offer only “non-shifting”/no aziziyah Hajj packages. This move was done after much consideration and research on how to make the Hajj easier for our pilgrims. Non-Shifting Style Hajj Package Azziyah (Shifting style)… Continue reading What is a “Non-Shifting” Hajj?
Brief List of Recommended Travel Items for Hajj Ihram Wet wipes Neosporin and bandaids Sunscreen Dramamine or any motion sickness medication Black permanent marker for labeling luggage Surgical masks Sandals or slippers Vitamin tablets Prescription drugs if needed Toiletries Bath towels face towels Hairbrush Feminine toiletries (Unscented) Cash Tums Imodium Lip balm or vaseline… Continue reading What Should An Intending Pilgrim Pack?