Seven Reasons to visit Jordan on your next Hajj or Umrah trip
Are you planning your Hajj or Umrah trip?
Here are seven of the many reasons to visit Jordan on your next Hajj or Umrah travel plan.
Alhamdulillah you have been able to answer the call to visit the sacred House. So why not visit Jordan now and take the time to continue the journey and travel through the land blessed in the Quran and Hadith. Jordan, being part of the Fertile Crescent is home to many ancient important events in the history of man. In particular, but not limited to the period after Islam was established in Arabia. Take the opportunity to see and learn more about the places and events you’ve ready about since childhood.
Nomad Tours includes all these locations as part our Religious Historical Jordan Tours.
Most of the Prophets mentioned in the Quran traversed the land of Jordan. You have the chance to walk where they walked as well as visiting their final resting place here on Earth. Nomad Travel can facilitate your visit to the Maqams of Prophets Shuayb, Yosha and Harun (r.a) as well as the site of Musa (a.s) witnessing of the Promised Land. Also available for those with more time, is access to the sea of Galilee where Isa (a.s) is known to have performed a number of miracles.
History buffs will marvel at being able to get up close and explore the ancient crusader castles conquered by Salahaddin Ayoubi. Our expert tour guides will spend time providing insight into the various parts and functions of the castles when once occupied.
It’s clear that for most people, Jordan is famous for Petra and Wadi Rum. Who can forget the iconic scene from Raiders of the Lost arc? Who hasn’t imagined riding through the Siq on horseback to exit at the marvellous Treasury carved high into the mountain rock. While it is no longer possible to race through the Siq on horseback, the experience of winding through the narrow pass to catch a glimpse and then finally see the spectacular structure most famous in Petra, is truly unforgettable. Nomad Travel can combine a great day trip in Petra with a traditional Bedouin dinner in Wadi Rum.
4. Roman Ruins
Jordan is the site of six of the ten ancient Roman Decapolis cities, including Amman (ancient Philadelphia) and Jerash. All Nomad Travel Tours include these two cities. In Jerash, you will have the chance to explore in detail and learn about this ancient city as well as walk through Hadrians Arch. Learn the history of the building of this famous Arch and its relation to the initial conquest of Jerusalem thousands of years ago.
Jordan and the Jordan valley in particular is the final resting place for many thousands of Sahaba. Many died either as a result of the battles fought in Jordan or the plague that swept through the Jordan valley in the early years of Islam. Included in the Nomad Travel Religious Historical tour when you visit Jordan are some of the most famous Sahaba Maqams. These include Ja’far bin Abi Talib, Zaid bin Harith. Abu Ubeida Bin Al-Jarrah, Mo’ath Bin Jabal, Amir Bin Abi Waqqas and many others (r.a)
6. Battle Sites
Battle of Mu’ta during the time of the Prophet (s.a.w) and Battle of Yarmouk. Both famous and decisive battles that we have all heard or read about. Take the opportunity to visit Jordan when to learn so much more of these battles and where they took place.
So many people visit the Dead Sea, but so few take the time to reflect upon its significance. While we visit the Dead Sea as part of the Religious History tours, we also take the time to make the short journey to the cave that provided refuge to Lut (a.s). Here you can look down over the vast area that is the Dead Sea across to Palestine. A truly reflective and awe inspiring visit. Later in downtown Amman, you will be able to visit and enter the Cave of the Seven Sleepers!
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