Umrah with a disability
In this article, all facilities available for disabled persons are highlighted.
Each of People wants to perform Umrah at least one time in life but some people are placed in our society who are not able to perform it because they have no money for complete the requirements of Umrah and some of them who are disabled or handicapped. Umrah is a Sunnah and it is not necessary for all people to perform it but Hajj is compulsory and it is necessary for all people who have the capability to perform it by physically and financially.
During the Umrah journey, people visit the various holy places in Makkah and Madina. The performing of Umrah is a great source for pilgrims, removing the sins, removing the poverty, and giving the Jannah. If a person has many amounts of money to perform Umrah but he/she is disabled to perform Umrah physically.
What are my options?
There are two options for such person, one option is that he/she can choose such person who will perform Umrah on behalf of him/her and the second option is that he/she can Perform Umrah by using a travel agent. If anyone goes to Saudi Arabia first time then he/she can contact a travel agency which will be responsible for the whole journey.
Agency will help the disabled persons with Cheap Umrah Packages, so that, they can easily perform Umrah without any trouble. If you have decided to perform Umrah with your any disabled relative as a mother, father, brother, sister, aunt, etc. then you can perform it with your relative perfectly.
Nowadays, you can get some valuable information from different sources, one of some sources is your travel agent who is arranging the whole Umrah trip and it is the best source of guides and umrah tips. You can ask from the agent, what facilities are placing at the airport, hotels, and Grand Mosque.
Airports of Jeddah and Madina are allocated by the Ministry of Hajj and Umrah for pilgrims who are coming in Saudi Arabia for performing Hajj and Umrah.
You can get the facility of a wheelchair without any cost on the airports of both cities. There are also various facilities for the disabled as escalators and ramp. All these facilities are free there but your travel agent should notify the airport management about your needs.
Wheelchairs are also available inside the area of Haram but this facility is not available in the buses, however, you have three options here, first option is that you can book private transport from your travel agent which is included in your Umrah Package, second is that you can get a taxi there which may be some expense for you, and the last option for you is Uber services. Learn more about The Pilgrim’s muslim Umrah fund.
The best option is here, so that, you can save your time and money there.
You should book such hotel which is located at a short distance from Al-Haram Mosque, so that, you can easily reach Haram with your disabled pilgrim with some efforts. You can bring a flexible and foldable wheelchair with your luggage.
If you are a disabled person and you want to perform Umrah alone then you can rent an automatic wheelchair or a person who push your wheelchair in Al-Haram Mosque, which is proved helpful during Tawaf and Saee. For Saee, you have another option except for the wheelchair which is an electronic cart but it is available on the top floor of Safa and Marwa. This option may be slightly expensive for you.
Suggestion: If anyone with a disability wants to perform Umrah, here is an advice, you should make prior arrangements with your agent, so that, Umrah journey can prove for you a memorable and a comfortable.