When our Prophet Ibrahim ('alayhis-salam) was commanded to call out to everyone to visit the House of Allah, he was worried that no-one would hear him. But they did hear. Because Allah the Most High sent that message around the world and throughout the generations, and so here you are.
Indeed you are now on the cusp of quite possibly the greatest journey you will ever take: the Hajj. Allow us the honour of guiding you along the way using our experience, scholarly resources and our desire to make this the most memorable experience of your life.
We have a comprehensive Religious & Guidance Programs, Courses and Seminars for all Packages, before and during Hajj supervised by Sh. Daood Butt & Sh. AbdulBary Yahya.
This package combines proximity to Haram in Makkah at the beginning of the trip and then moves to an accommodation near to Jamarat during stay in Mashaer. With regular scheduled reminders and seminars, both pre-Hajj and throughout the trip makes this a perfect option for those who wants to spend more time in Haram.Details Details Details Register Now
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Sh. Daood Butt and Sh. AbdulBary Yahya are in charge of the guidance and overall religious program, and conducting lectures and seminars. All the Shuyukh and team leaders will be roaming between the groups, and we will all be together during the days of Mashaer (Mina, Arafat, Muzdalifah). Basically, regardless of what package you choose, in sha Allah you will get to spend the same time as all the participants with the Shuyukh.
Sh. Daood Butt is in charge of the guidance and overall religious program, and conducting lectures and seminars. Both of the Shuyukh will be participating in the online groups and online webinars.
The itinerary is subject to a lot of variables for example the starting date of the month of Dhu'l-Hijjah. We are doing our best to finalize the itinerary as soon as possible. Please note, any changes made on the itinerary are going to be within the items mentioned on our website. Please keep checking the website for any updates. We will also be sending an email to registered participants once we finalize the itinerary.
Regardless of what package you take, it's best to prepare yourself for long waits in traffic and the Mutawwif offices. We do our best to prepare the necessary documents for quick processing by the officials, but it's not uncommon to experience long waits.
Star-ratings in Saudi Arabia use different standards to the one used in North America. We try to avoid using them since they are irrelevant to what we are accustomed to in North America.
Shishah is a suburb of Makkah that is adjacent to Mina (next to Aziziyyah). The distance is roughly 5 km. Shishah is still considered to be in Makkah, and therefore is considered to be within the historical boundaries of the Haram area (different than the Haram Mosque).
Yes, there will be shuttle buses provided on a daily basis (at least every 1-2 hours) both to the Haram and back to the hotel. Due to the high volume of people and traffic, the Ministry of Hajj decides when shuttle buses are no longer able to drop off in the streets close to the Haram (this is usually 2-3 days before the days of Hajj begin).
Yes, Ihram is included for males in all packages, you will receive it shortly prior to departure.
There are several taxis and buses that can take you from Aziziyyah to the Haram (and from the Haram to Aziziyyah). Unlike in North America, the transport prices aren't fixed. Before and after the Hajj, the typical cost is between 3-5 SAR (roughly $1 CAD) per person. During the busiest times, prices can be as high as 30 SAR per person or even higher, depending on how well you can bargain. In all cases, we recommend travelling in groups and never to travel alone, especially for women – it's unsafe..
It depends on your package. Prices for accommodation near the Haram are higher than accommodation further from the Haram. For economy packages, including Shishah is essential to keep the cost of the package in reach for budget travelers, if you are taking any higher package and it includes Shishah beside other hotel accommodation in Makkah, this is a huge bonus, since you will have access to accommodation near Mina (Jamarat) during your stay in tents where you can leave your luggage. Also you will have access to private shower facilities unlike the public showers in Mina.
The Hajj season will be during the fall of that region. During the day you can expect temperatures of up to 45ºC and during the night the temperature can drop to as low as 12ºC. It's very rare for there to be any rain in the region; however, there were flooding incidents in the past due to poor sewage infrastructure. Please bring appropriate clothing to accommodate for this weather.
One Canadian dollar is roughly equal to 2.75 Saudi riyals ($1 CAD ≈ 2.75 SAR). In terms of food prices, a typical sandwich from a street vendor cost from 5-10 SAR. From cleaner, more 'westernized' eateries, you can expect to pay roughly 25 - 40 SAR per person for a typical meal. Transportation, other goods will obviously vary in price depending on quality.
Side trips can be booked only after Hajj, not before. The maximum amount of time of a side trip is one month. Prices for side trips are subject to availability and confirmation by airline.
After registering your information online, you will be prompted to make a deposit via PayPal. We also accept e-transfers (to email@example.com), direct deposits (email us for our bank information) and personal cheques (to the order of “Al-Muyassar for Hajj and Omrah Services Inc�?). We do not accept credit cards as a payment method for the rest of the balance.
Submitting passports and required documents is time sensitive and the whole group’s documents and passports are submitted and returned at the same time. Please get in touch with us to arrange when is the latest that you can send your passport.