About Aqsa Travels
Aqsa Travels is the travel and tour agency and they sell products and services to customers on behalf of their supplier like
airlines, hotels, car rental etc. For more information you can contact Mr. Gulzar Ahmed at following address: Jinnah Stadium
Shop No. 53, Kutchery Chowk Gujranwala. This agency is located in Gujranwala.
Tamattu` means performing `Umrah during the Hajj season, and on the Day of Tarwiah a pilgrim gets into the state of Ihram for
Hajj. Anyone intending to perform a Tamattu`` Hajj should on approaching the Miqat make intention for `Umrah. After
fulfilling the Hajj rituals, one should offer a sacrificial animal.
In this type of Hajj, a pilgrim should declare his intention to perform both Hajj and `Umrah together. Only when he throws
the Jamrah of Al-`Aqabah, gets his hair shaved or cut that he can put off his Ihram. However, he should offer a sacrificial animal.
In the Miqat, a pilgrim of Ifrad Hajj declares his intention for Hajj only. He maintains his Ihram up to the Day of Sacrifice. No offering is required from him.
Rituals of `Umrah
In Arabic the word `Umrah is derived from I`timar which means a visit. However, `Umrah technically means paying a visit to
Ka`bah, performing Tawaf [Circumambulation] around it, walking between Safa and Marwah seven times. A performer of `Umrah
puts off his Ihram by having his hair shaved or cut.
Definition of Hajj:
Literally:The word "Hajj" means heading for an honorable person or place.Legally:Hajj means worshipping Allah by performing the Hajj rituals, which are defined as specific acts performed at a specific time and place in a specific way.Obligatory acts of Hajj
Obligatory: Necessary ritual means whatever ritual a pilgrim must observe and if not, he should offer a sacrificial animal.
The Seven Obligations of Hajj:
1. Performing Ihram from Miqat
2. Standing by `Arafah
3. Spending one night in Muzdalifah
4. Spending one night in Mina
5. Shaving the head or cutting hair short (shaving is recommended)
6. Throwing pebbles
7. Farewell Circumambulation
Allah's Messenger (peace be upon him) declared Medina to be as sacred as Abraham (peace be upon him) had declared Mecca to be. The Prophet (peace be upon him) said, "What lies between its (Medina's) two lava plains is sacred."
O Allah! Make Medina as dear to us as You made Mecca dear or more.
O Allah! Increase in Medina twice the blessing (Thou showered) upon Mecca.
O Allah! Bless our Medina, bless us in our Sa` and Mudd, and make twice Thy blessing.
O Let him die in Medina who can do so.