Hajj Tour FAQs
Frequently Asked Questions
Yes, groups will be accompanied by guides (male & female) who have experience in performing hajj. Also, for specific religious guidance and lectures, we have arranged for an Imaam to accompany each group – Dr Rashid Zia (Imaam at Hayes Mosque) and Dr Mohammed Elsharkawy (Chairmain of ArRahman Academy – Previously head Imaam at Regents Park Mosque for 12 years)
Inshallah we will be performing Hajj Tamattu according to the Sunnah of the Prophet Mohammed (SAW)
Tamattu – A pilgrim enters the state of Ihraam with theintention of performing Umrah only. After the completion of Umrah, this Ihraam is removed and another state of Ihraam is adopted before 8th Dhul Hijjah with the intention of performing Hajj.
Qiraan – A pilgrim enters the state of Ihraam with the intention of performing Umrah & Hajj. On reaching Makkah, a pilgrim first performs Umrah and then performs Hajj in a single state of Ihraam
A qurbani will be carried out on your behalf , this is not part of the package and an extra cost will apply.
Luggage will remain in your rooms
Whilst in the hotels, your are covered half board within the package. In Minah & Arafat the accommodation is full board. Any additional meals over and above this you will have to pay for.
Obviously, during Hajj days you will need an Ihraam. The weather is generally very warm all of the time but during the winter months it can get a little chilly at night. It is recommended to pack at least one item of warm clothing such as a jumper. The rest of the time you will need cool, comfortable clothing that is easy to move in.
This can be done through services provided by the hotel, although there are other laundrettes around the local areas who also offer this service, often at a cheaper rate.
Please allow for any food / laundry bills and shopping/souvenirs that you will buy during your stay. It is recommended to take at least a couple of hundred pounds or so, but this obviously varies from person to person. We do not recommend that you take travellers cheques as you will not have your passport with you at times when you may need to cash them.
It depends on the currency rates at that time. It is relatively easy to exchange money at one of the many points situated haram. Rate is about 5 Riyals to 1 British Pound
Approx £5 or 20 Riyals outside the hotel. Meals inside the hotels are charged in a much higher price
We will arrange this on your behalf.
A certain amount of medical care is provided by the Saudi authorities, however, we strongly advise you to take out comprehensive travel insurance. If you take regular medication, it is also essential to take enough medication to last you for the full period of our package.
We have rendered the shrine (the Kaba) a focal point for the people, and a safe sanctuary. You may use Abraham's shrine as a prayer house. We commissioned Abraham and Ismail: "You shall purify My house for those who visit, those who live there, and those who bow and prostrate.