BEFORE YOU DEPART
Niyah is the intention of performing an act of worship. In any type of Islamic worship Niyah [intention] is generally done in the heart, not by the tongue. Hajj or ‘Umrah is the only occasion where Niyah is uttered aloud. Pilgrim enters into state of ihram by pronouncing intention. Hajj and ‘umrah rites begin by entering into the state of Ihram. It is recommended that one should perform the cleansing rituals before wearing the prescribed Ihram attire and uttering Niyah.
If possible, it is preferred ‘Umrah Niyah is pronounced after a salah. However, there is no basis in sunnah of any specific Ihram Salah or Salatul-Ihram as some books refer to perform after adopting Ihram. The Prophet (pbuh) pronounced his Niyah after an obligatory Salah (i.e. Salatul-Dhuhr). However, if there is no obligatory salah imminent to perform before uttering your niyah, in such situation one may pronounce niyah after performing 2 rakats travelling salah or sunnah prayer of wudu.
Yes, but you must have a valid visa which is not a visit visa
We are required to make payment for your package and visa prior to the visa authorisation process – this is a requirement of the Ministry of Hajj. Therefore from this point we are unable to give a refund on the visas and package cost. If you have booked tickets through us then we refunds will be dependent of the ticket type and will be subject to cancellation charges.
An absolute minimum of 14 days must be given to allow for visa authorisation, visa processing and the necessary accommodation, flight reservations and confirmations.