Hajj and Umrah services
Ishq Istanbul Tourism Company offers:
– Umrah visa service only according to desire. Among the services provided by the company and other Hajj and Umrah companies in Istanbul in the field of Umrah is the Umrah visa service only, according to the desire and request of the client who prefers to obtain the Umrah visa only without the accommodation, subsistence and transportation program, as he may be among those who have Relatives and friends in Mecca, or in areas close to it, such as: Jeddah or Taif, so he does not need the hotel reservation service; Or he may prefer to rent on his own for the time he wants, because of his connection to certain jobs that do not allow him to stay for a long time with groups with an integrated program that may not be less than 9 days, which prompts him to take care of securing his residence during his performance of Umrah, as well as securing His own transportation; Therefore, in order for the company to ensure that its services to its esteemed customers, the guests of God, are flexible and take into account various desires, among the services it provides is the visa service only, and the company is keen for this to be in accordance with the relevant applicable laws and as quickly as possible.
Ishq Istanbul Tourism Company offers:
The company offers integrated Umrah programs. If the company – as we talked about in the previous paragraph – took into account the situation of Umrah performers who wish to obtain a visa only, given their connections to specific work and dates, then it did not neglect the issue of integrated programs because of their importance as they are the first thing that comes to the mind of the person wishing to go for Umrah. And Hajj.
Since many Hajj and Umrah offices in Turkey take care of everything related to this great journey of faith, starting with securing the Umrah visa, and passing through the accommodation that includes securing housing in Mecca and Medina in hotels close to the Two Holy Mosques, while providing transportation to the Two Holy Mosques if necessary. Hotels are far from them, so the company has taken into account providing comprehensive Umrah programs.
With features we will learn about in the following paragraphs.
Book the best hotels:
In Mecca and Medina, which are close to the Two Holy Mosques, pilgrims as well as Umrah performers are keen to choose their places of residence during the period of Hajj and Umrah to be close to the Grand Mosque in Mecca, and also during their presence in Medina for a visit, to be close to the Mosque of the Prophet, may God bless him and grant him peace, so that they can visit the Mosque in Mecca. To perform the rituals of Umrah, circumambulation or prayer in it only, whenever they wish to do so and without much difficulty in going, and also so that they can easily visit the Prophet’s Mosque in Medina to perform prayers in it, or to greet the Messenger of God, may God bless him and grant him peace, and his companions Abu Bakr Al-Siddiq and Omar Al-Farouq, may God be pleased with him. May God bless them both, or to enter the Noble Rawdah – which is the place between the house of the Prophet, may God bless him and grant him peace, and his pulpit – to pray two rak’ahs there or whatever voluntary prayers he wishes, due to the proven virtue therein. On the authority of Abu Hurairah, on the authority of the Prophet, may God bless him and grant him peace, he said: (What is between my two houses? My pulpit is a garden from the gardens of Paradise, and my pulpit is on my basin.” Narrated by Al-Bukhari (1196) and Muslim (1391).
In order for pilgrims to be able to do all of the above and more with ease and with less hassle, Ishq Istanbul Company is keen to book the best hotels in Mecca and Medina, and those close to the Two Holy Mosques, taking advantage of its long experience in hotel reservations and organizing tourism programs. Find out the best times for Umrah
Trips to the most important shrines in Mecca and Medina:
Among the services of Ishq Istanbul during its Umrah programs is the possibility of providing visits to important landmarks and shrines, such as: the places where rituals are not performed except during the Hajj period, which are: (Mina, Arafat, and Muzdalifah), and there are other places that can be visited, such as: Nimra Mosque, and Al-Khaif Mosque in Mina. And the Grand Mosque of Mash’ar in Muzdalifah, the Mosque of the Jinn, the house of Al-Arqam bin Abi Al-Arqam, the Well of Zamzam, and the Kaaba covering factory. It is also possible to visit shrines associated with important events dear to the hearts of Muslims in the history of Islam, such as: the Mountain of Light, which was the site of the Messenger of God Muhammad, may God bless him and grant him peace. He secluded himself there to worship God before the mission in the Cave of Hira, where the revelation came to the Prophet for the first time, as well as Mount Thawr, which includes the Cave of Thawr in which the Messenger, peace and blessings be upon him, took shelter during his migration to Medina, and it was mentioned in the Holy Qur’an. It is also possible to visit some other places in Mecca. As for Medina, among the things that can be visited in addition to the Civil Mosque, we find that it is desirable for the pilgrim to visit Al-Baqi’ and greet the people of Al-Baqi’, and it is desirable to visit Quba’ and pray in the Quba Mosque as well, and pray two rak’ahs in it as the Prophet did.
A team of guides accompanies pilgrims throughout the trip:
It is important for those wishing to perform Umrah, especially for the first time, to have guides accompany them during the performance of the rituals, and these visits are to guide them religiously to perform the rituals optimally, as well as to provide them with historical and religious information about the places they intend to visit.
Question and Answer
Performing Umrah is not limited to specific times. Rather, it is permissible to perform Umrah rituals at every time of the year, as there is no time of the year in which Umrah is forbidden or disliked, and it is permissible throughout the year according to the majority of scholars. We must refer here to tamattu’, which is that a person enters ihram for Umrah during the months of Hajj, then exits ihram for Hajj, then enters ihram for Hajj in the year in which he performs Umrah al-Tamattu’ without traveling a short distance from Mecca. Therefore, the time for Umrah al-Tamattu’ is during the months of Hajj (Shawwal, Dhul-Qa’dah, Dhul-Hijjah).
Umrah is permissible throughout the year according to the majority of scholars, and only the Hanafi masters disagreed with this opinion, so they held, according to the apparent meaning of their narration, that Umrah is absolutely disliked on the day of Arafat and three days after it, and because these four days are occupied with Hajj, and Umrah during them is occupied with that; But what is more correct – and God knows best – is the opinion of the majority, because the hadith that the Hanafi scholars cited as evidence is weak, and because every time in which it is not disliked to continue Umrah, it is not disliked to perform it like the rest of the days of the year.
Regarding the best appropriate times to perform Umrah, there is talk about two basic times, namely: the month of Ramadan, and the evidence for that is the hadith of Abu Maqil, may God be pleased with him, that the Prophet, may God’s prayers and peace be upon him, said: (Umrah in Ramadan is equivalent to Hajj) narrated by Ahmad and Ibn Majah, and we note here that Umrah in the last ten days of Ramadan is better. Because the last ten days are the best month. The months of Hajj. Ibn al-Qayyim, may God have mercy on him, said in (Zad al-Ma’ad) after mentioning the Prophet’s Umrahs, their number and times, he said: (What is meant is that his entire life, may God bless him and grant him peace, was during the months of Hajj, contrary to the guidance of the polytheists, for they hated Umrah during the months of Hajj. They say: It is one of the most immoral acts, and this is evidence that performing Umrah during the months of Hajj is undoubtedly better than it is in Rajab. The first ten days of Dhul-Hijjah are singled out among the months of Hajj in which Umrah is performed, as it has great merit. Because the ten days of Dhul-Hijjah are the best days, and doing good deeds during them is the best of deeds. Therefore, a person performing Umrah in the first ten of Dhul-Hijjah will receive a great reward, God willing, but Umrah in Ramadan is better, according to the saying of the Prophet, peace and blessings be upon him: “Umrah in Ramadan is equivalent to Hajj.”
We must point out, after we mentioned, that the month of Ramadan is the ideal time to perform Umrah, especially in the last ten days of it, in terms of the reward and reward mentioned in the noble Prophet’s hadith. However, it is possible to perform the Umrah obligation at any time of the year from outside Saudi Arabia, with the exception of the season period. Hajj, because granting an Umrah visa from Turkey and others, and organizing the time for performing Umrah are linked to the procedures and arrangements taken by the government of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.
Regarding the question: When does the Umrah program season start in Türkiye? The issuance of Umrah visas usually begins on the 15th of Dhu al-Hijjah, meaning immediately after the end of the Hajj. For example, with regard to Umrah for the 1444 AH season, the Ministry of Hajj and Umrah in Saudi Arabia had announced the start of receiving applications for issuing Umrah visas to the Guests of God coming from all countries of the world, to perform Umrah rituals and visit the Prophet’s Mosque, starting from the 15th of Dhul-Hijjah, provided that the influx begins. Umrah pilgrims from inside and outside the Kingdom starting from the beginning of the month of Muharram in the year 1444 AH, that is, about 15 days after the pilgrims have finished performing their rituals.
Foreigners residing in Turkey can obtain an Umrah visa from Turkey according to the conditions set for the pilgrim, which we will discuss in the following paragraphs, and this may be through the various Umrah companies spread in Istanbul in particular and Turkey in general.
Conditions for an Umrah visa from Türkiye for foreigners with residency permits
There are general conditions for obtaining an Umrah visa from Turkey, then special conditions are added for foreigners of different nationalities who reside on Turkish territory and wish to travel from Turkey to perform Umrah, as follows:
After how many days is the Umrah visa issued in Türkiye?
The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia had announced the launch of a package of facilities for Turkish citizens going to Mecca and Medina, as well as residents of Turkey, by providing a number of easy options for issuing a visa to come to the Kingdom.
Moreover, people wishing to come to the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia to perform Umrah can obtain a tourist visa through the Turkish Embassy in Ankara, or the Saudi Consulate in Istanbul, through the approved tourism and travel offices in Turkey within 48 hours only if the papers are ready and there is no delay in the process. Submit it. The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia launched a package of facilities for Turkish visitors to Mecca and Medina by providing easy options for issuing an entry visa to the Kingdom, so they can obtain it within 48 hours.