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Our legacy of helping Muslims in performing their obligatory religious duty Hajj, and non-obligatory religious duty Umrah, goes back to over two decades, when the visionary Dr. Mohamed Hasan laid the foundation of Papyrus Travel Group in 2002. Since our inception, every year we have enabled thousands of pilgrims to successfully fulfill their promise to Allah. Our expert team of experienced professionals in Egypt and Saudi Arabia are committed towards ensuring that every aspect of this holy pilgrimage is executed flawlessly, and the pilgrim is in a relaxed state of mind during the sacred journey.
At Papyrus Travel Group, we pride ourselves in providing excellent service and focusing only on one goal: your absolute comfort. We are recognized by the Government of Egypt and the Government of Saudi Arabia for our commitment of delivering an exceptional experience for pilgrims who perform Hajj as well as Umrah with us.
Based upon the tour package that you select, we provide you with luxurious accommodation, which is closest to the places of worship during your period of stay in Makkah, Madinah and Mina and Arafat. This makes it easier for you to perform your religious duty in comfort. We are renowned for serving delicious food during Hajj, where we offer you a variety of dishes so that you are fully nourished and discharge your religious obligation smoothly. For transporting you between different points during the pilgrimage, we use comfortable buses with wide seats.
For those pilgrims who want to perform their Hajj and Umrah in absolute comfort at a price that justifies the premium facilities we offer, Papyrus Travel Group is their first choice. We look forward to providing exceptionally comfortable service to Allah's guests in the Holy Land.
We are a professionally managed tour agency committed to serving our valued clients at every step of their journey. Over two decades of experience and dedication has earned us certifications and accreditations with major organizations.
In The Name of Allah the Most Gracious, the Most Merciful
Praise be to Allah, Lord of the Universe. May the Peace and Blessings of Allah be upon Muhammad, the last of the prophets and messengers, and upon his family and esteemed companions?
Hajj is one of the best forms of worship and is one of the most sublime deeds, for it is one of the pillars of Islam with which Allah sent Muhammad (). A servant’s religion is incomplete without it. Worship is only acceptable if it meets the following two criteria:
1. One devotes it to Allah alone, desiring the Hereafter. It cannot be done with the intention of being seen by others or for worldly gain.
2. One follows the Prophet’s () example, in words and deeds. This cannot be accomplished except through knowledge of the Sunnah.
Forms of Pilgrimage
There are three forms of Hajj:
During the months of Hajj, a pilgrim wears the Ihraam making his intention for Umrah only. He proceeds to Makkah and
Makes Tawaaf and Sa’yi for ‘Umrah. He then shaves or clips his hair. On the day of Tarwiyah, which is the eighth of Dhul-Hijjah, he wears his Ihraam again but this time making the intention for Hajj only, and then he carries out all of its requirements.
A pilgrim wears the Ihraam, making his intention for Hajj only. He proceeds to Makkah and performs Tawaaf for his arrival and Sa’yi for Hajj. He does not shave or clip his hair as he does not disengage from Ihraam. Instead, he remains in his Ihraam till after he stones Jamrah al-‘Aqabah on the day of ‘Eid. It is permissible for him to postpone his Sa’yi of Hajj until after his Tawaaf of Hajj.
A pilgrim wears the Ihraam, making his intention for both ‘Umrah and Hajj, or he may make intention for ‘Umrah only, then makes the intention for Hajj only, and then adds the intention for Hajj before the Tawaaf of Hajj (Ifaadah). The obligations on one performing Ifraad are the same as those performing Qiraan, except that the latter must slaughter whereas the former is not obligated to do so. The best of the three forms is Tamattu’. It is the form that the Prophet () encouraged his followers to perform.
Even if a pilgrim makes intentions to perform Qiraan or Ifraad, he is allowed to change his intentions to Tamattu’; he can do this even after he has performed Tawaaf and Sa’yi. When the Prophet () performed Tawaaf and Sa’yi during the year of the Farewell Hajj with his companions, he ordered all those who had not brought sacrificial animals to change their intentions for Hajj to intentions for ‘Umrah, cut their hair, and disengage from their Ihraam till Hajj. He said:
“If I hadn’t brought the sacrificial animal, I’d have done what I’ve ordered you to do.