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Hajj Packages and Reviews

Looking for the cheapest hajj package, or the shortest umrah package? Overwhelmed by the choices, or simply do not know where to start your hajj package search? Hajj Explorer has an answer. At Hajj Explorer you can start your search from scratch or do a side-by-side comparison between hajj packages or umrah packages of choice. Be it repeat pilgrim or first time Haji – Hajj Explorer has something for everyone.

Hajj Explorer aims to bring all the available hajj and umrah packages under one roof. By making your search easy and better, we, at Hajj Explorer would like for you to focus more on the spiritual aspects of this remarkable journey while we partner with you to find the perfect hajj package for you. Those who have gone for Hajj already, can be a part of this effort as well by searching for you hajj package or umrah package and leaving reviews. Together, we can help everyone.

Be sure to browse the other sections as well. Our polls are geared to give you insights in to past hajj experiences with the intent to make yours better. Blog posts are updated regularly as well, capturing some of the most interesting thoughts and experiences people have had during Hajj. 

In short, Hajj Explorer is a One Stop Hajj Shop.



Often Muslims who aspire to go to Hajj from USA are not aware of all the packages which exist. When I was looking for a package, I did not know where to start. So, like many before me, I started asking family and friends and people from the local Masjid about their Hajj experiences and who their Hajj provider was. This excersice helped me pick a Hajj package from the handful providers I learnt about, however with time I realized that there were over a hundred packages which I never heard about.

I have met people who have decided to delay Hajj to the next year because they could not afford to go for Hajj - not knowing that there may be a package which suits their budget. Similarly people may have delayed Hajj because they could not find a package which would suit their dates, also unaware of all the Hajj packages out there. This is unfortunate, and this is an issue which Hajj Explorer aims to solve insha Allah. 

We will try to bring as many Hajj packages and Umrah packages as we can on this website. Please help us help other Hajis by sharing this.


Shaykh Mufti Mohamed-Umer Esmail -

Shaykh Mufti Mohamed-Umer Esmail is currently the imam of Nueces Mosque, the first Moqsue built in Austin, Tx. Shaykh Umer Esmail is a Canadian born, traditionally trained scholar who started his quest to acquire Islamic knowledge at a young age and continued formal studies of the Sciences of Shari`ah in different parts of the world for thirteen years.

He initially studied Urdu and Arabic as well as other traditional Islamic Sciences at the Institute for Islamic Studies in Dewsbury, UK. There he acquired an Ijazah (teaching certification) in Hanafi Fiqh, Hadith, Tafsir, Tajwid and the Ten Qur’anic Qira'at. He then traveled to Karachi, Pakistan, where he studied under some of the greatest living scholars of our time; including Justice (Rtd) Shaykh al-Islam Mufti Muhammad Taqi Usmani (may Allah preserve him). There he received an Ijazah in ten major books of Hadith. He also spent two years specializing in the science of Fiqh and Ifta’ (giving legal verdicts) and during this time he published hundreds of Fatawa (legal verdicts). Furthermore, he was blessed with the opportunity to study Islamic Finance under the tutelage of Mufti Muhammad Taqi Usmani.

He has an Ijazah in Hadith from world renowned Hadith scholars including Shaykh al-Hadith Maulana Sarfraz Khan Safdar, Shaykh al-Islam Maulana Mufti Muhammad Taqi Usmani, Mufti Muhammad Rafi Usmani (Grand Mufti of Pakistan), Shaykh al-Hadith Maulana Mufti Sahban Mahmood, and Shaykh al-Hadith Maulana Zahid-ur Rashidi.

After graduating, Mufti Umer Esmail worked six years as the Imam at the North Austin Muslim Community Center in Austin, Texas. In addition to leading prayers, he taught classes in Islamic Sciences, including Arabic, Tajwid, Islamic Finance, Fiqh, Aqidah, Hadith and Tafsir. He has been the spiritual Advisor for the Austin Chapter of MYNA since 2003.[]


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