Hajj is a particular desire of a Muslim man or woman. Hajj is obligatory once in a lifetime for those who can afford it. One of the five pillars of Islam is holy Hajj. Prayers and fasting are compulsory for all rich and poor Muslims but in the case of Hajj and Zakat, these are obligatory only for those Muslims who are financially able. In performing Hajj, a Muslim has to go to a place chosen by Allah and perform certain rituals.
Millions of Hajj pilgrims from Bangladesh travel to Saudi Arabia every year for Hajj. If a pilgrim wants to go on Hajj from Bangladesh, he cannot go alone. A pilgrim has to go on Hajj through the Hajj agencies from Bangladesh involved in Hajj management. The Hajj package is announced by the Ministry of Hajj of the Government of Bangladesh. In the light of this announced Hajj package, the Hajj agencies involved in private Hajj management announce the Hajj packages from Bangladesh. Anyone can go on Hajj if he wants through government management or private management.
How many steps does a pilgrim have to follow in preparation for Hajj?
First, he has to pre-register. After pre-registration, one has to wait to go to the respective year. He is scheduled to start his journey that year after reading his serial in the quota fixed by the government.
Considering the financial viability of Hajj pilgrims in Bangladesh, the government has announced a total of three packages this year. A maximum of 4,25,000/- BDT has been fixed for the three packages. The minimum Hajj package has been set at 3,15,000/- BDT. Pilgrims choose their package according to their ability. Hajj packages usually cost more or less depending on the facilities. For socio-economic reasons, pilgrims typically look for low cost Hajj packages from Bangladesh.
It should be noted here, that there is no financial discount on the Hajj packages announced by the Bangladesh government. On the other hand, in the case of Hajj packages published under private management, in many cases, the pilgrims get some financial benefits. And this is the reason why the pilgrims of Bangladesh are more interested in performing Hajj in private management than in government management. Privately managed Hajj pilgrims also get a little more facilities other than government management. Pilgrims can enter into detailed agreements with the agencies on their facilities. A pilgrim receives full benefits from a private Hajj agency as per the contract. If the Hajj Agency from Bangladesh does not fulfill the Hajj service properly as per the agreement, then the Hajj Agency has to calculate the fine according to the law.
Why take the Hajj package? Can’t a pilgrim perform Hajj without the Hajj package? What is the difference between Hajj in private and public management? There are so many questions we usually get.
What is the Hajj package from Bangladesh?
In a word, the Hajj package is to arrange all the arrangements for the Hajj of a pilgrim. An ordinary pilgrim cannot go for Hajj alone. He must go to Saudi Arabia through one of the agencies to perform Hajj. As you know, when a pilgrim goes on Hajj, he has a Hajj visa, staying in a hotel in Mecca and Madina, staying in Mina-Arafa during Hajj, etc. There is a lot of work to be done to ensure the smooth journey of the Hajj. Such as Airlines, Saudi Embassy, Moallem Office, Ministry of Religion of Saudi Arabia, etc. Hajj Agency coordinates all these departments and plays a role in the smooth journey of the Hajj of a pilgrim. If there is an error in one of the departments of management, then there will be a total disaster in the management of the entire Hajj. That’s why a skilled Hajj agency from Bangladesh can manage the Hajj properly. The Hajj package preparation cannot be successful in any way if it is not done efficiently. Below is a brief list of the types of services offered in a Hajj package from Bangladesh:
- The total number of days to stay during hajj. More specifically, the total number of days to stay in Mecca and Medina.
- Clearly Explained the distance of Masjidul Haram from the hotel.
- According to the package, it is necessary to specify the distance of the hotel in Mecca or how long it takes to reach the Masjidul Haram on foot.
- To clarify how far the hotel in Medina is from the Masjid e nawabi.
- To arrange three meals a day while staying in Mecca & Medina.
- To provide a general idea of the location and management of Arafat during the Hajj.
- Make sure in advance whether any guide will be engaged during the Hajj because it is quite challenging to perform Hajj without a guide.
- To clarify whether it will include the Hajj Sacrifice (Qurbani) or Hadi Hajj Package.
The various Hajj services mentioned above are usually described in detail by Hajj agencies from Bangladesh when announcing Hajj packages.
A pilgrim should have an accurate idea about his Hajj package before going for Hajj. The government has always asked or encouraged pilgrims to go for Hajj by contacting the Hajj Agency directly. So the agency does not want to deprive any pilgrim of services in any way. Because the Hajj agency knows that denying him of Hajj services means that his license will be canceled, it is heard that many Hajj pilgrims in Bangladesh did not get their functions properly. However, such incidents have happened many times before. It can be said that the rate is almost non-existent lately. Yet some dishonest people do not act according to the word of the pilgrims.
Therefore, every pilgrim should be aware of their due rights. Only then will the Hajj pilgrims be able to ensure full service with their Hajj package.
- Stay in the same hotel for the whole time of Hajj, do not transfer to more than one hotel.
- Three-course Bangladeshi delicacies including breakfast.
- Visiting sacred and historical places
- Arrangement of adequate number of experienced guides in the constant presence of office authorities.
- An experienced scholar will be involved with the group for urgent matters.
- Air-conditioned tents in Mina and Arafa.
- Arrangement of Hajj training and VIP service.
- Rehab al-Bustan
Hijrah, Misfalah, (7-8 minutes walk)
- Dar al-Munsi
Kedua, Misfalah Bridge Gate, (10-12 minutes walk)
- Rehab al-Bustan
- Karam al-Hijaz
Markazia, Gate No. 15, (3-4 minutes walk)
- New Al-Habib Palace
Bab Al Tamur, Medina, (7-8 minutes walk)
- Karam al-Hijaz
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