Quranic Islamic History Tour – The Fertile Crescent

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5 DAYS - 4 NIGHTS
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Description

What sets Nomad Travel’s Quranic Islamic History Tour apart from others? We’ll show you how these various religious sites are linked both geographically and through time, giving you a complete history of the religion of God in Jordan covering thousands of years. This tour is specifically designed for those visiting Jordan with little time after Umrah or Hajj.

It is also suitable for anyone wanting to see both Jordan and Jerusalem. Contact us for more information.

Speak to us or your agent if Umrah is on your plans and add this short trip to your itinerary.

Itinerary

Either before or after your Umrah 2019 trip or travelling directly to Amman

Day 1 – Arrive Amman International Airport

Transfer from Airport to Hotel for Check-In Group Meet & Greet followed by Dinner

Free to relax for rest of the evening as we have an active few days ahead.


Day 2 – Jerash & Ajlun

Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch

After breakfast we head north to the old Roman city of Jerash. As one of the best preserved ancient Roman cities outside Italy it is also one of six Decopolis cities found within Jordan.

We will walk through Hadrian Arch and see colonnaded streets, hilltop temples, spectacular theatres, plazas, baths and public squares.

Once lunch is completed we will drive to Ajlun Castle built in the 12th century by Usama bin Munqith, the nephew of Salahuddin. A fine example of Islamic architecture, it served as a military fort to protect the region from invading crusader forces. The castle is beautifully preserved and is a popular attraction for both Jordanians and visitors.

We then head back to Amman in time for some dinner and time to relax.

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Day 3 – Prophet & Sahaba Maqaams / Battle of Yarmouk

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Enjoy another breakfast before heading off west towards the city of Salt where the tomb of Yusha (upon him be peace), a Prophet who was the nephew of Musa (upon him be peace) and took his place as the leader of the Bani Israil after his death. He is known as Joshua in the Bible. Yusha (upon him be peace) was the great grandson of Prophet Yusuf (upon him be peace), his full name being Yusha bin Nun bin Afraeem bin Yusuf.

From here we travel through the Jordan Valley visiting the maqaams of the noble Sahaba.

  • Mo’ath Bin Jabal – one of the six charged with the task of compiling the Holy Quran during the life of the Prophet Mohammad.
  • Shurhabil Bin Hasanah – one of the early Muslims who fled to Abyssinia.
  • Abu Ubeida Bin Al-Jarrah – relative of the Prophet Mohammad and one of the first converts to Islam and of the 10 companions promised paradise.
  • Amir Bin Abi Waqqas – maternal cousin of the Prophet Mohammad and the eleventh man to convert to Islam.
  • Derar Bin Al-Azwar – He was a poet and fierce warrior, who fought in the wars of Apostasy and took part in the conquest of Greater Syria, alongside his distinguished sister, Khawlah bint Al-Azwar.

We will have lunch in one of the Mosque gardens before, and head out of the valley north towards the famous battle site of Yarmouk. Most of the Sahaba we have just visited, who died during the great plague of Levant in the 18th year after Hijra, fought in this famous battle in Yarmouk

From the lookout point we can see the area where both armies made camp and set up formations, with Khalids hill still visible to this day.

We then head back to Amman in time for some dinner and time to relax.

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Day 4 – Karak / Sahaba Maqaams / Battle of Mu’ta

Meals included: Breakfast, Dinner

This morning we head south after an early breakfast, taking the Kings highway to Karak.

Moving forward in time to the Crusader era we visit the nearby Karak castle. Built by the Frankish knights, during the reign of Baldwin II, was occupied by the notoriously treacherous and brutal Reynald de Chatillion. Reynald broke the truce, which prompted Saladin to attack and defeat the crusader armies and to take control of Jerusalem.

Not much further south we pass by the site of a significant battle fought during the Prophet Mohammad’s (peace be upon him) lifetime; the Battle of Mu’ta in 629 AD. Buried close by are the close companions who died in battle, Zaid bin Harithah , Ja’far bin Abi Talib and Abdullah bin Ruwahah.

After returning and freshening up, we will gather for a farewell group dinner.

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Day 5 – 7 Sleepers / Amman Tour / Departure

Meals included: Breakfast

After check out, depending on the time of your flight departure, we will take a quick trip to see the Cave of the 7 Sleepers near the village of Al-Raqim. Here is the Kahlif Al-Raqim (the Cave of the Seven Sleepers). This popular site is also mentioned in the Holy Quran in a Sura named Al-Kahf, or The Cave.

We can also make a quick downtown stop in Amman for lunch and a view of the city from the Citadel.

Don’t worry, while we would love for you to stay longer, we will make sure to get you to the airport in time for you flight home.

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Optional: For those wishing to extend their stay in Jordan, or transferring to the border to visit Palestine, let us know if you would like us to arrange additional accommodation or transport and tours in Palestine.


The Blessed Tree

The only known living companion of the Prophet Muhammad (s.a.w)

Depending on the time of your flight, this optional half day excursion is available, costs will depend on the size of the group.

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Petra

Stay an extra day to visit Petra. The tour can also be customised for your group. Just let us know before booking.

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5 days not enough after seeing all the exiting places on offer? Perhaps our 8 Day Religious History tour would suit you.

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Inclusions

Inclusions

DEPARTURE/RETURN LOCATION
Amman International Airport

TOUR DATES
Please contact us to confirm tour dates and availability.

INCLUDED

Airport Transfers
Accommodation on twin share basis
Meals as listed
English speaking guides
Explanation of historical and religious significance of each site
Air conditioned transport
Care & Service from our excellent travel team
Adventure of a lifetime

EXCLUDED

Airfare to Amman
Personal Expenses, eg Shopping, Travel Insurance, Laundry
Meals not specified in the itinerary
Visa fees / Site entry fees

*If you add Petra to your tour, we suggest buying a Jordan Pass that includes the Jordan Visa and all site fees mentioned.
This is a great saving for any tour that includes Petra.

For more details of this tour please please contact us via email or any of the contact options here. We can customise this tour, just let us know your requirements.

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Reviews (4)

4 reviews for Quranic Islamic History Tour – The Fertile Crescent

  1. Tahnia

    Had a lovely 6 days tour with Br Yusuf. We travelled as a family with 3 young kids, so flexibility was a priority for us. Alhamdulillah Br Yusuf was very patient with us all throughout. He explained the stories of the sahabas to the children in a manner that they understood, was happy to take as many breaks as we needed while sticking to the planned program. We were worried children won’t enjoy the historic tour, but they learned so much from it and loved it. He even kindly dropped us off to the border to go and visit Palestine and gave us contacts for tour guides in Palestine. I would highly recommend him.

  2. Hussein

    First time to Jordan and was not disappointed.

  3. Sanak A.

    Had a lovely 4 days with brother Yusuf.

    He prepared a tour tailored to our exact requirements and accommodated to all of our new needs. We had a baby as well and that was absolutely no issue for him. He took us all over the country to the main tourist and religious landmarks and provided detailed information about each site. He also assisted us greatly with communicating with locals and removed any challenges in terms of the language barrier.

  4. Ashraf

    Thanks Sr Adeeba for a great tour. We learnt a lot and had a great time seeing all the places we had only read about before. Would recommend to all my friends.

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