In order to perform it, millions of people from all over the world come together at the house of Allah Almighty and immerse themselves in prayer. Most of these people, who are experiencing this ritual for the first time need to be educated about the procedure step by step in accordance to the teachings of Holy Quran.
Technology can play a huge role in making it convenient by providing a step by step guide to the pilgrims in the form of mobile phone applications. Some of these apps can also be beneficial in accessing the best economical hotels for pilgrims, shopping malls, and much more.
Following is a list of the top 6 apps that you may consider:
1. Zia-e-Hajj and Umrah
This app provides proper guideline and knowledge about Umrah and Hajj. It is especially designed for first time visitors. Right from putting Ahram to the final stage of Umrah/ Hajj, this Zia –e-Hajj and Umrah app will guide you step by step. No need for any location guide once you have installed this app in your Android phone. It can act as your teacher to tell you how to perform Hajj/ Umrah in the right way and about the common mistakes that we all make unconsciously. To put a cherry on top, Zia-Hajj and Umrah app also have the list of Historical Places that you should visit in Makkah and Madina.
2. Umrah & Hajj Guide
One of the best Umrah apps is this Umrah & Hajj guide app that helps the Pilgrims from all over the world to perform this holy act in a rightful manner. It has comprehensive information related to Hajj and Umrah including step by step guide for Hajj, fundamentals of Umrah, description of Umrah & Hajj, Ahram wearing instructions for men and women, supplications and much more. One of its best features is hajj and destination map that can help you in finding right places during the Hajj.
3. Medina Explorer Pro Hajj and Umrah
It is regarded as best app that every Apple user should download when going to perform Hajj & Umrah. It can be helpful in almost every matter and situation when you are in Medina city. The GPS feature of Media explorer pro Hajj and Umrah app allows you to find the best places to visit in Medina. This app can also be beneficial in watching live Medina channel. For Pilgrims, it has a complete guide to performing Hajj and Umrah.
4. Al Hajj & Al Omrah
Al Hajj & Al Omrah app is a combination of complete instructions for those who want to perform Hajj or Umrah. It is the most recommended app for those who are going to Saudi Arabia for the first time. This app is completely based on the teaching of Holy Quran and Sunnah. It needs an internet connection to show map of Makkah, Medina and your current location but it does need an internet connection.
5. Pocket Umrah
As the name suggests, this Pocket Umrah is one of the best comprehensive apps for Umrah guide. This app will equip you with the knowledge about how to perform Umrah without committing any mistake. If you are not aware of prayer timings in Saudi Arabia then you can also download pocket Umrah app because it comes with a list of prayer timings. Pocket Umrah include the exclusive guide of preparation for Umrah too.
6. Hajj Navigator
This application is quiet beneficial in giving the pilgrims precise directions to reach their desired destinations in Mina, Makkah, and Aziziyah. Hajj Navigator is supported by Google Maps. It can give you data of roads and streets of Mina as well as details of pilgrims’ accommodation, hotels, hospitals and medical facilities in the cities of Makkah and Aziziyah.
Pilgrims or hajj volunteers can simply feed their location and destination in the app, and it would immediately track it down to find the route and distance and estimated time to reach