Women and the Concept of Mahram in Islam

In the Muslim religion, the pilgrimage to Mecca is one of the five pillars of Islam. The others pillars are the profession of faith, the prayer, the fasting of the month of Ramadan, and the acquittal of the zakat. Umrah can’t able to perform without Mahram, as it is compulsory for women. However, Mahram is those man, that is never allowed to marry.

The following categories of male relatives are the Mahram for women such as father, grandfather, son, grandson, brother, uncle by mother and father, nephew. This can be for the following three reasons:

  1. Due to direct blood relationship.
  2. Due to the milk relationship.

The following categories of female relatives are the Mahram due to direct blood relationship such as:

1 – Mother, father’s mother and other direct parents on the ascending line.

2 – Daughters, granddaughters from the side of daughters and sons

3 – Native sisters and half-sisters by father and mother.

4 – Native sisters of the father, grandfather, and grandmother (from the side of the father) or other parents on the ascending line.

5 – Daughters of siblings and daughters of stepbrothers by father and mother

No one of these categories of female relatives is allowed to marry in any way. In Surah Nisa (23-Ayat). “Your mothers, your daughters, your sisters, your aunts on the part of the father, your aunts on the part of the mother, the daughter of the brother and the daughter of the sister are forbidden to you”.

The following are the categories of relationships:

1 – Wives of the father, grandfathers from the direct parents on the ascending line, proceeding from the words such as” Do not marry the women on which your fathers were married. Somehow, this is a hateful deed and a bad way “(surah “Nisa”, 22-ayat).

2 – Daughters of wives and they were called stepdaughters – they are forbidden for the husbands of their mothers. It is said that ” your stepdaughters, who are under your protection, with mothers of whom you had intimacy” (Surah “Nisa”, 23-Ayat).

3 – Mothers of wives, mother-in-law and their direct parents on the ascending line, proceeding that “the mother of your wives is included in forbidden factor” (Surah “Nisa”, 23-Ayat).

Mahram should remember his responsibility towards the woman. Meanwhile, in Islam Umrah for women is incomplete without Mahram. It is compulsory to go in the world of Ihram with their Mahram. So, if you plan to visit the state of Ihram then consider the Cheapumrahpackages.info service and book your Cheap Umrah Package UK today.

Health Instructions for Hajj

Dermatological Diseases:

The most common diseases found during the Hajj exfoliation which usually occurs between thighs.

How to Prevent:

* Try to maintain personal hygiene and do not forget to take regular bathing.

* Use moisturizing cream and powder after getting out of the Ihram and others when needed.

* Walking in strides to avoid exfoliation as much as possible.

* Keeping your in-between thigh area dry and clean.

Xerophthalmia (Dryness in eyes):

It is caused by the dryness of the weather, dust, and direct exposure to the scorching and burning sun.


* Try to use sunglasses.

* Being interested in bringing an additional pair of sunglasses if one is misplaced or lost the other one; it is recommended that its rim be plastic.

Not using a contacting lens.

* Using eye drops after referring to your oculist.

 General Tips during Hajj Season:

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* Not to kindle fires inside the tents and use the places designated for the purpose of cooking.

* Not to sleep on the roadsides and pavements for the safety of pilgrims.

* Not to get on top of any vehicles like buses etc.

* Not to jostle and shove during rush times, as this exposes all especially the women and elderly for danger.

* To adhere to the directives issued by the Ministry of Health and other governmental bodies.

* use a toilet to defecate and urinate for the infectious epidemics not to spread.

* Rush to the nearest health facility centres when needed.

* Not to slaughter the sacrifice in places not prepare for that such as the roads and by the tents. Hence, this exposes all for the diseases and odour and slaughtering should be in the designated places.

Chronic Diseases:

Generally speaking, the pilgrims injured usually with chronic diseases can easily and smoothly perform the rituals if they were to follow the following tips:

* To see the doctor before going on Hajj in order to evaluate your health situation and conditions and prescribe the proper medicine when it is needed.

* To be interested in bringing enough amount of the prescribed medicines, storing in a proper way.

* To take medicines properly on time and adhere to the doctor’s guidelines, with the diet included.

* To stop doing anything when you begin to feel tired and overly strained, try to take some rest.

* To head to the nearest health centres if you did not feel well even after taking rest or the medicine.

* To be interested in informing the nearest of you in the residence place and the doctor of the convoy with your disease and the medicines which you take to help when they are needed.

* To make a point of putting a ring around the wrist or a card showing your nationality, name, age, the nature of the diseases you have, residence place, and contact numbers.

* To make a point of holding a detailed medical report on the illness case and the prescribed medicine.

Hajj is the pilgrimage to Mecca that is a mandatory worship Act and all Muslims should have to perform the Hajj at least once in your life. Hajj is the pillar of the religion Islam and every able body should lead this blessed path. Now, Muslims visit Mecca to perform the Hajj taking 5 Star Hajj Deals that make unforgettable your sacred journey.

Advice for Those Who Want to Perform Umrah

Muslims around the world want to perform the religious act of Umrah. Once you get an opportunity for such a sacred journey you need to consider some advice:

A complete knowledge about Umrah rites

The religious acts are not meant to be performed without preparation. If Allah has selected you to perform such a sacred act then you must perform it whole-heartedly. Read the guiding books and some other related stuff. You can talk to the people and discuss it in a detailed way that has an experience of performing Umrah. Each step must be clear to you and try not to forget it. Duas, Surahs, Salat (both obligatory and that of the funeral), and every step of the ritual must not be forgotten.

Your luggage should contain

Before setting out on this journey you need to pay careful attention to what you pack in your luggage. Firstly, you need to know about the weather conditions of Makkah and Madina. According to it, you should put clothes to wear in your luggage. Secondly, you need to put medicine in your luggage with a prescription from the doctor and remember some medicines are restricted to enter Saudi Arabia. This is important because your illness can hinder the way you can perform your Umrah easily. Thirdly, your shoes should be comfortable because during Tawaaf any disturbance would be a big problem. Most importantly, do not forget to take your documents with you. A small bag with you would help to contain some important things for use during performing Umrah. It may contain a water bottle, medicine or mobile phone.

Something to know about Ihram

You must take buy Ihram from your own country and take it with you in your luggage. Secondly, there is a proper way to wear it which should be followed. For this, you need to consult some cleric or anyone who has performed Umrah. Make sure that it is neat and clean. Moreover, it is good to take an extra Ihram with you as a standby in case of damaging one.

Money to take with you

Firstly don’t forget to exchange money from your own country because you have to estimate before starting the journey that how much do you have after exchanging and whether it is enough or not? Keeping some extra amount of cash would be really very helpful in case you run short of it.

Be careful about the company you approach

The company or travel agency that you choose to take you must be reliable, well-known and should clearly define the services, charges, terms, and conditions before you start your journey.

Take notice of your attitude during Umrah and your stay

It is a sacred act of worship so you need to be helpful and kind to others. Everyone’s problem is as important as yours, so try to help others. During ‘Istilaam’ (Kissing of Black Stone) or Tawaaf, do not push others or else in doing so, you may harm anyone. Above all think you are going for Allah so your determination and resolution must be strong and whole-hearted. Forgive and apologize before you go.

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