Zidni umrah 2018

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Deadline extended to nov 16!

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 our self-interest.  This means we do not operate like a travel business looking to make any profit.  Out prices are the cheapest possible and إن شاء الله we will work hard to keep it this way!

Our Imams

Our Umrah trips are lead by experienced Imams and a team of Ulama 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

Imam Abu Bakr

Imam of Brentwood Muslim Community Center

sh. ahmed khater

Founder of Zidni Islamic Institute

dr. muhammad najib

Instructor at the Prophet’s Mosque and Zidni Islamic Institute

Dates & SChedule

Dates:

Thursday, December 20 2018 –  Saturday, December 29 2018

Madinah Schedule

Thursday, December 20 – Friday, December 21, 2018

On Thursday we depart for the blessed Journey.  Our flight with Saudi Airlines will depart from LAX at approximately 15:00 (3 PM). You must arrive at LAX by 10:00 AM.  Please plan accordingly as missed flights will cause additional charges for each traveler on their own expense. In addition, flights arriving to LAX after 10AM that are delayed have often caused travelers to miss a few days of the trip as the next Saudi flight out of LAX is on Saturday.

Saturday – December 22, 2018

This is a free day.  We encourage our guests to first rest as we will arrive in Madinah early morning after a long flight and transit.  There will be 3 tours of the Prophet’s Mosque.

  • For the energetic guests who wish to visit the prophets mosque as soon as they arrive, witnessing the breathtaking views of the minarets during the bus ride to the hotel, we will carry out an early tour before Fair.
  • Our second tour will take place after Fajr.  Our 3rd and final tour will take place after Dhuhr Prayer.
  • We will also carry out a tour for visiting the graves in Jannatal Baqi.  This day may be seen as a day of visitation of Rasulillah (S), the rightly guided khulafaa, and the shuhadaa of Jannatal Baqi, however please be mindful that we are in Madinah to worship the creator and not the creation! May Allah unite us all to follow in the footsteps to Rasulillah and his companions, Ameen.
  • We encourage guests to spend as much time possible worshipping in the Prophets Mosque.  This is a limited time opportunity to visit the 2 most holiest of sites!

Sunday – December 23, 2018

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

Monday – December 24, 2018

This day will be dedicated for tours of Jannatal Baqi (for those who missed it on Saturday), the Quran Museum, the Prophet’s museum, and other sites located right near the Haram.  These tours are optional, but we encourage first time guests to take advantage of these.  In the Evening we will have the blessed opportunity to sit in Halaqa with both students and Ulamaa of Madinah.

  • Many travelers will also like to use this day to shop at the many malls located near the Haram.  If there is any place in the world to shop, this is the place! It is encouraged to purchase gifts for families and friends, but don’t loose sight in the true purpose and reason you are in Madinah: worship.
  • Take note of the great hospitality of Ahl-almadinah by taking advantage of the free transportation provided by the local super malls of Madinah.  We recommend shopping here has you will often find a lot more variety with set prices.

Mecca Schedule

Tuesday – December 25, 2018

Today we travel by bus to Mecca to perform Umrah.

  • Checkout at hotel is at 11AM, luggage will be loaded into into the bus.
  • We will leave by bus as soon as possible, the earlier the better.
  • We will stop at the Meeqat at Dhul Hulaifa (also known as Abyaar Ali) where you will enter into the state of Ihraam with the intention to perform Umrah.
  • Upon arrival in Mecca, our team will help you to first check into your hotel and then you will proceed with our imams to Masjid Al Haram to perform Umrah.

Wednesday, December 26, 2018

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.

Thursday, December 27, 2018

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.

After we return around Asr time, we encourage guests to rest briefly and give your farewell to the Kabah and the most sacred Mosque. This day will be the last day of the trip in Mecca, and in the land of the Haramain.  Guests are expected to checkout and be ready to load into the bus at 11PM when we depart for Jeddah.

 

Friday, December 28, 2018

Today is Yawmal-Jumaa.  It is highly recommended that guest leave to the masjid as soon as possible.  There will be an incredible amount of rush and high demand for space and the Masjid will fill up quick!

Saturday – December 29, 2018

Flight to LAX from Jeddah departs at 5:00 AM and arrives at LAX at 11:00 AM same day.  Please allow up to 3 hours for Customs.

december Packages

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!

 

Movenpick Hajar Tower Mecca

In Mecca, our guests will stay in Mövenpick Hotel (Hajar Tower), a 5 star hotel located directly inside the Haram, inside the clocktower.  These towers serve as the closest access point to the K’abah.  In addition, there is a prayer area (Musallah) inside the hotel making it easier for the elderly who want to reap the reward of a 100,000 prayers!

 

our previous trips

We have been dedicated to providing Umrah services since 2016.
While we are still fairly new, we have received overwhelming 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.

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