“Here we come Allah, Here we come to Serve you. Here we come, no partner do You have. All praise to You. The universe is yours. Here we come Allah, Here we come!”
The story of Hajj, the pilgrimage to Makkah, begins over 4000 years ago. Following the Divine command, the Prophet Ibrahim traveled until he reached the hot, barren lands of Arabia. There he left his wife, Hagar, and his little baby, Ismail. Hagar struggled to find water for her baby. She ran back and forth between the mountains of Safa and Marwa seven times until at last the miraculous Zam Zam spring came gushing out and saved their lives. Allah accepted their struggle, and rewarded them with nourishment for the rest of their lives. Years later, Ibrahim (AS) was again asked to make a great sacrifice: give his beloved son for the sake of Allah. Allah again accepted his obedience, rewarding him by replacing his son with an animal. Finally, when it came time to build a House dedicated for the worship of Allah alone, Ibrahim (AS) and his son Ismail (AS) built it with their own hands, and finished it off by asking for acceptance.
“O Lord, accept this from us. Indeed You are the All-Hearing, the All-Knowing.”
Allah answered his prayer. We have the Ka’abah that we bow towards five times a day. We have the Zam Zam water used to quench our thirst. We have the mountains we rush back and forth from. And we have the animals we sacrifice as our plea to Allah to accept our Hajj, the pilgrimage required by all Muslims commemorating the obedience Ibrahim (AS) and his family displayed..
Qalam Institute is finally able to say “Here we come!” as well, as we offer for the first time the opportunity to participate in this great pillar of Islam. Join us as we go for Qalam Hajj 2016.
DELUXE PROGRAM FEATURES
- Hajj Education & Seminars
- Dedicated Assigned Agent
- Air Conditioned Buses
- Religious Advisors Fluent in English, Urdu & Arabic
- Barbers at Mena Camp (nominal fee)
- Dedicated Group Leaders
- Medical Assistance on hand
- A team of Dar El Salam Staff
- Luggage Management & Transport
- Hajj Prep material prior to trip
- Ihram for male pilgrims
- Prayer rug for female pilgrims
- ZamZam water to bring home
- Local Saudi Sim Cards (based on availability)
- Drawstring shoebag
PLEASE NOTE – The following is not inlcuded: Hajj draft fee, sacrifice, domestic flight to international departure port, excess baggage fees, personal expenses, meals not mentioned in the itinerary.
3 Nights in Madinah – Movenpick Anwar Al Madinah Hotel
3 Nights in Makkah – Fairmont Royal Clock Tower
4 Nights in Makkah – Apartment Hotel
5 Nights in Mena – Deluxe Exclusive Mena Camp
1 Night in Arafat – Deluxe Dar El Salam Arafat Camp
August 30 – September 17, 2016
Departure: JFK to JED/MED
Return: JED to JFK
PLEASE NOTE: Airline choices and other departure cities are available upon request, prices may vary.
Breakfast & Dinner buffets will be provided in the hotels you will be staying in and as specified in the itinerary.