Zidni Spring umrah 2019

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Zidni is a non-profit dedicated to spreading authentic classical Islamic Dawah and knowledge here in the West. Our objective with our annual Umrah trip is to reconnect muslims in the west to the Holy sites of Islam and to provide an unmatched Islamic education and foster spiritual development in the process.  Being a non-profit, our objective is to serve you and not any self-interests.  This means we do not operate like a travel business looking to make any profit.  We make our prices the cheapest and as most affordable possible and إن شاء الله we will work hard to keep it this way!

Our TEAM

Our Umrah trips are lead by experienced Imams, Ulama, and a team of leaders who are extremely knowledgable and trained in all aspects of the trip, including teaching and answering Fiqh question for all 4 Madhahib (Hanafi, Shaf’i, Maliki, and Hanbali).

Sh. ammar shahin

Imam of Islamic Center of Davis

Sh. Yousef Hussin

Imam of Masjid Annur Sacramento

SH. FAHMY NASSER

Educational Director of Masjid Annur

sh. ahmed khater

Founder of Zidni Islamic Institute

Moaz Razzack

Zidni Umrah Coordinator

Dates & SChedule

Dates:

Friday, March 22 2019 –  Monday, April 01 2019

Makkah Schedule

Friday – March 22, 2019

On Friday we depart for the blessed Journey.  Our flight with Emirates will depart from SFO at approximately 16:50 (4:50 PM). You must arrive at SFO by 1:30 PM.  Please plan accordingly as missed flights will cause additional charges for each traveler on their own expense. 

Saturday – March 23, 2019

Because we are flying with Emirates, we will have a 6 Hour stopover in Dubai.  

  • We arrive to DXB (Dubai) at 7:25 PM.
  • We will change into our Ihram at a designated area in the airport with showers.
  • We will إن شاء الله sit down as a group and discuss the Umrah and answer any final remaining questions.

Sunday – March 24, 2019

We perform our Umrah today.

  • We depart at 1:40 AM from DXB.  Arrive to JED at 3:40 AM إن شاء الله.
  • As we approach the Meeqat, the pilot will announce it.  Everyone will be required to make the intention for Umrah, we will guide anyone who needs help doing so.
  • After arriving to Jeddah, the group will go through customs together and collect our baggage.
  • We will have an Aqra travel coach bus pick us up and take us to Makkah Clock Royal Tower – A Fairmont Hotel.  
  • We will checkin upon arrival. The hotel will take everyones baggage.  Everyone will have 20 minutes to refresh in their rooms and meet the group back in the lobby to perform Umrah.  The Umrah should take 2-3 hours.
  • After completing our Umrah, the group is encouraged to go for breakfast at the hotel and then using the rest of the day to rest.

Monday – March 25, 2019

This is a free day.  Guests are encouraged to engage in as much worship, tawaf as possible.  No where else on earth will you be able to do tawaf and reap the blessings and rewards from it.

Our Imams will provide a Tour of the entire Grand Mosque after Dhuhr.  This tour will be especially useful to learn about the different expansions and locations that signifies certain areas.

Tuesday – March 26, 2019

Mecca Ziyarah

In early morning after Breakfast, we will leave by bus to visit the King Fahd Quran Museum, Jabal Annur (Gaar Hira), and other historical sites.  This trip is optional but we highly encourage those visiting Mecca for the first time to take part in this Ziyarah.

In the Evening, as a group we may go to Masjid Aisha (Meeqat) to perform a 2nd Umrah.  For this Umrah, you may make intention on behalf of passed relatives.

Wednesday – March 27, 2019

  • This is a free day.  Guests are encouraged to engage in as much worship, tawaf as possible.  Nowhere else on earth will you be able to perform tawaf and reap the blessings and rewards from it.
  • Some people might use this day to perform a 3rd Umrah on their own as well.
  • This is the last day we will be in Makkah on this trip, attendees are encouraged to spend as much time in Ibadah as possible.

 

    Madinah Schedule

    Thursday – March 28, 2019

    Today we travel by Aqra Travel coach bus to Madinah, the city of the Prophet (S).

    • Checkout at Fairmont hotel is at 11AM, luggage will be collected directly from everyone’s rooms and loaded into the bus.
    • We will leave by bus as soon as possible, the earlier the better.
    • Upon arrival in Madinah, our team will help you to first check into your hotel and then we will head to the Prophet’s Mosque to pray.  
    • We will hold tours to the Prophets mosque and the Rawdah.  Sisters will be given the times that they are allowed into the Rawda.  

    Friday, March 29, 2019

    Today is Yawmul-Jum’aa.  Everyone is encouraged to head to Masjid An nabawi as early as possible.

    After Asr,  We will go on tour to  Jannatil Baqi, Quran Museum, and Al-Thaqeefah.

     

    Saturday – March 30, 2019

    This day we will continue our Ziyarah .

    • The mountain of ‘Uhud where the battle of ‘Uhud took place including the cemetery where the Shohada of ‘Uhud are buried, including Hamza (May Allah be pleased with him), the uncle of the Prophet (May the Peace and Blessings of Allah be upon him)
    • Masjid Al Quba, the first masjid in Islam and was built by the Prophet (May the Peace and Blessings of Allah be upon him) and his closest companions (May Allah be pleased with them)
    • Masjid Al Qiblatain, the distinction of being the only masjid where obligatory congregational prayer was held facing both the old Qibla (Masjid Al Aqsa in Jerusalem) and the present Qibla (Masjid Al Haram in Mecca) in the same prayer
    • The area known as Saba Masajids representing the places where the believers camped during the battle of the Trench.  This includes the camp site of the Prophet (PBUH) known as Masjid Al Fath and that of Salman Al Farsi (May Allah be pleased with him) whose idea it was to dig a trench wide and long and wide enough to confound the enemy who were not expecting it

    Sunday – March 31, 2019

    Today is the last Day we are in Madinah and in the land of the Haramain for this trip.  We ask Allah to allow us to visit his house again and accept the trip from us, Ameen!

    Checkout is before Dhuhr at 11am.  We will leave to the airport immediately after Dhuhr Salah.  Our emirates flight leaves at 4:50pm from MED (Madinah Airport).  We will إن شاء الله land in Dubai at 8:30pm where we will have an overnight layover.

    Because we have an overnight layover in Dubai, Emirates will provide a complimentary 1-night say at the airport hotel.  Vouchers for this hotel booking will be given at SFO on March 22 at the checkin counter when requested.  More details regarding this will be given by email إن شاء الله.

    Monday – April 01, 2019

    After the group has had a chance to sleep. get rest, shower, we request everyone to checkout immediately after Fajr from the Airport hotel in Dubai.  There should be no baggage to checkin (as they should have automatically been checked in from Madinah).

    Our flight from DXB leaves at 9:10 AM إن شاء الله, and arrives to SFO 2:00 PM (Same day) Monday.  Please allow 1-2 hours for customs and baggage.

    Spring Packages

    Roundtrip flight from SFO.  For other airports, please contact us!

    our hotels

    Anwar Al-Madinah Movenpick

    Our guests will stay in Anwar Al-Madinah Movenpick Hotel. Movenpick is a 5-Star hotel and is located directly inside the Haram.   This hotel also hosts many malls and restaurants making Madinah shopping and dining significantly easier.  This hotel is a premium and Ideal location for both first time guests of Madinah and recurring guests as well!

     

    Makkah Clock Royal Tower – A Fairmont Hotel

    In Mecca, our guests will stay in Makkah Clock Royal Tower – A Fairmont Hotel, a premium 5 star hotel located directly inside the Haram, inside the clocktower.  These towers serve as one of the closest access points to the K’abah.  In addition, there is a prayer area (Musallah) inside the hotel making it easier for the elderly or sick who want to reap the reward of a 100,000 prayers!

     

    our PARTNERSHIPS

    Aqra Travel

    ZIDNI is excited to partner with Aqra Travel in hosting our very first Spring Umrah trip.  While in our past Umrah trip we partnered with other travel agencies, we vetted and chose Aqra Travel due to their outstanding service, experience and developed packages for March umrahs.  Aqra Travel has been serving and fulfilling International travel needs for muslims in the US since 1981.

    Aqra Travel will إن شاء الله take care of all payments, visa processing, hotel setup, and on-ground transportation logistics.  This is especially great as this will allow Zidni staff to focus more on spending time with Umrah attendees building relationships, serving and answering any questions that you or your family may have during the trip.

    We hope that this is a beginning to a successful and very productive relationship for this Umrah and future Umrah trips!

     

    Masjid Annur Sacramento

    ZIDNI is also excited to partner with Masjid Annur in hosting their very first Zidni Umrah trip.  

     

    our previous trips

    We have been dedicated to providing Umrah services since 2016.

    Alhamdu Lillah we have received overwhelming great feedback from all of our attendees.  Our first Umrah group in 2016 was made up of UC Davis MSA Students.  Our second Umrah group in December 2017 hosted families from all around the Bay Area and Sacramento region.  In December 2018 we expanded to hosting attendees from out of state.  إن شاء الله This Spring Umrah will be our first spring break Umrah and we are very excited!

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