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Hajj 2017

Arafah during hajj


Aalam Travels being one of the pioneer Hajj & Umrah tour operators for the past two decades is being patronized by many pilgrims for its impressive hospitality. It is also one of the few leading travel agents which has won the recognition and recommendation from Sri Lanka Muslim Cultural Ministry for executing its obligations and services to the pilgrims.As travel agents we identify our customers needs and and customize our packages to satisfy the pilgrims.

Hajj is mentioned in the Hadîth as one of the Pillars of Islâm. It is a Duty to be performed by every Muslim who has the necessary wealth. Hajj is compulsory on every Muslim once in a life time. However, one may perform it more than once.Hajj is an ibâdah in which money is spent in Allâh's way and strength is sacrificed for the pleasure of AllâhTa'âla. At the same time it is a test of patience.
Hajj also provides Muslims from all parts of the world the opportunity of meeting at a central venue to strengthen the bonds of Muslim Brotherhood.


Stages of Hajj

  • Ihram
  • Tawaf of Umrah
  • Sa’i
  • Mina
  • Arafat
  • Muzdalifah
  • Jamarat
  • Id ul-Adha 
  • tawaf al-ifadah
  • Mina
  • Farewell Tawaf (Tawaaf Al wida)

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HOW MANY QURBANI (NAHR - DHABIHA - OR SACRIFICES) DO I HAVE TO OFFER?

You must offer one sacrifice as a compensation of release from your Ihram if performing Hajj-e-Tamattu or Qiran.


DOES MENSTRUATION AFFECT THE HAJ?

There are some aspects of the Haj that cannot be performed if a Hajja has her monthly period but can carry on with Haj. She must not enter into the Harmein and must not perform Tawaaf.  Consult your Aalim (scholar) on further detail.


HOW MUCH MONEY DO I NEED TO TAKE WITH ME?

If you are travelling with us where all aspects of your pilgrimage is covered for in terms of expenditures and there is no likelihood of your spending money on large scale shopping then there should be no need for you to carry large amount of money except for an emergency contingency such as offering a sacrifice for breach of hajj condition,


SHOULD I TAKE CASH OR TRAVELLERS CHEQUES?

Both if possible; especially if you intend to carry a large amount. Depending on your length of stay especially in Makka and as your passport is taken away by the Mutawwif, you may not be issued with an official Identification. Although there are money exchangers every few yards and open almost 18 hours a day, they will definitely not cash your traveller cheques Banks will on condition that you have your official identification on you. Therefore, it is prudent to carry cash only if your visit is of short duration as your ID will not be issued in that period.


HOW DO I PROTECT MY PERSONAL POSSESSION/VALUABLES?

Most hotels have a safe deposit box or hotel safe which is offered for you to keep your valuables. You must find out the terms and conditions for such safe keeping as the group leaders will not take any responsibility for such facility provided by the hotels.


IF I AM TAKEN ILL WHO WILL TAKE CARE OF ME?

People do fall ill. Most of the illness is preventable. However, in case of minor or serious illness, we will do our best to assist in seeking medical attention. However, we cannot and do not provide personal service. In fact no other group does. We will advise and assist should you be taken seriously ill and need hospitalisation within the given limits of our ability and within reason. We urge you to seriously consider this point and be prepared to meet such eventuality should it arise. One way to ensure is to have another member of your family with you on the journey. Same applies should there be a death during the journey. We will do everything, within our limit, to see through the process of hospital admission, mortuary, medical and bureaucratic clearance and the burial within the location of the death.


CAN I MAKE A TRIP TO OTHER CITIES WHILST IN SAUDI ARABIA FOR MY HAJ?

The Haj Visa is strictly for performing Haj. You are not at liberty at all to move anywhere else beyond the boundary of Makkah and Madinah. The port of Jeddah is only for the purpose for the transit. Many people are misguided in believing that the official identity issued by the Moassasa is a permit to undertake journeys outside the two Holy cities. The official I.D. is a formal receipt issued to you because your passport is retained by the Moassasa.


HOW DO I KNOW WHETHER I NEED TO PAY A DAMM (PENALTY)?

Only you know- apart from Allah SubhanahuWaTaala, whether or not you have breached one or some of the processes of Haj that invokes payment of a Damm. The best way of ensuring that you observe the conditions of Hajj is to acquaint yourself with all the "Rukns" or conditions before leaving home for your Pilgrimage. Be in the company of those who are experienced or have performed their Haj before or attend talks given by travelling Ullamas (scholars) in most of the good Haj groups.

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