What are the requirements for Umrah?
- 1. Valid Ugandan passport with no less than 6 months to expiry date
- 2. Foreign passport with resident permit valid for more than 6 months
- 3. 6 Passport size pictures (white back ground)
- 4. Birth certificates for children below 18.
- 5. Ladies below 45 years should travel with a mahrimand for those married to provide a copy of their marriage-certificate.
- 6. Vaccination book endorsed with the following vaccines:
- Yellow fever
- Hepatitis B
What is Umrah?
Umrah is a pilgrimage to Mecca perfomed by Muslims around the world. Umrah can be undertaken at any time of the year, unlike Hajj.
What is Hajj? What is its significance?
Hajj is a religious duty for Muslims, one that must be performed at least once in the life of every Muslim who is able to complete it. A reflection of the solidarity and unity of the Muslim Ummah, Hajj is the largest, most impressive spiritual pilgrimage in history. When one performs Hajj—assuming they do so correctly—the Prophet said they will return from Hajj without sin and purified.
Do all Muslims have to perform Hajj?
Yes. However, there are certain factors to take into consideration. First, only Muslim adults (whether male or female) are required to perform Hajj. This means that, while children may go to Hajj, it is not required of them. Maturity and an ability to understand the magnitude of the pilgrimage are needed to fully take advantage of the experience. A sound mind and full control of one’s mental capacities are required to perform Hajj.
How much preparation is needed before I go on my Hajj trip?
As much as possible! Most people spend at least a month before any normal trip just preparing, shopping, planning, etc. Hajj is the most important trip you will ever go on throughout your life. Extensive planning is highly recommended. We suggest, you leave this for Weli Travel to worry on your behalf.
What do Muslims at Hajj wear?
Men wear the Ihram, two unstitched white cloths. Women can wear whatever they usually wear in prayer, so long as it is Islamically appropriate.
What are the Hajj rituals?
There are too many to get into detail here. But we have that covered before your Life-Changing journey. These range from the Obligation of hajj, Prohibitions and many more.