Hajj 2018

"We just want to take this opportunity to thank everyone at Al Arafah Hajj Services for our wonderful Hajj experience. The group leaders were always approachable and very supportive and tried to make our experience as memorable as possible. Whenever anyone asks about the company and our experience I always go back to the most memorable example of their empathy. In Muzdalifah there was a very long wait for coaches and unlike other group leaders Haji Arif did not leave he waited six hours in the scorching heat until every last member in his group was on a coach. This is just one example but the leader really did go above and beyond to satisfy the needs of everyone in the group whether it was arranging extra fans in Mina or paying from his own pocket to honour the cost of the dates a seller had promised. Whenever my parents had health issues the leaders were quick to help out with advice or arrange wheelchairs or whatever we needed. On an emotional level the leaders really helped us connect with our journey whether it was the naats Haji Ali recited into Madina or the islamic stories Haji Arif shared during Zyarats. The hotel was good, the food was good, the services we received were good but what really made our experience excellent was the wonderful people in our group and the leaders determination to make our experience as perfect as possible. There is only one criticism we have which I only mention to improve the experience for others. Whenever in the coach whether it was for 1 hour or 6 Haji Arif would do talks about Islam or some poems which were really informative and interesting. We would recommend that other leaders would do the same as when you are on the coach for hours a small talk now and again about all the wonderful places you are going past helps keep things in perspective. Again we would like to reiterate how much we appreciate all your support in making our experience as wonderful as it was and if Allah (SWT) gives us the opportunity for Ummrah or Hajj we will certainly contact your company. We have already recommended you to many people with two families hoping to do Ummrah with yourselves in a few months. May Allah (SWT) shower yourselves and your company with countless blessings."

Rab Nawaz, Zubaida and Samaira - Wolverhampton

Hajj 2018

"We have just been on our Hajj journey with Haji Ali and Haji Arif from Alarafah Hajj Services. It was our first time and we were very scared of the many people stories we had been told where group leaders leave you to do everything thing on your own. I can honestly say Haji Ali and Haji Arif were brilliant, we didn't feel that it was our first time at all. They were constantly with us. I required a wheel chair for Tawaf-e-Ziyarat and Haji Ali acquired one for me and arranged help for me from the hotel to Masjid Al Haram and back. During the Hajj days both group leaders were with us throughout. In Muzdalifah Haji Arif waited until we all got on the coaches, it was extremely hot and he must have waited at least 4 hours. I would like to thank Alarafah Hajj Services and if anyone is thinking of going to Hajj or Umrah go with this group. You will have no problems I can guarantee that.

Jawid - Sheffield

Hajj 2018

"Alhamdulillah the Hajj with Alarafah Hajj Services Ltd went perfectly. I really can’t pick out anything that could have been improved. Haji Arif and Haji Ali explained everything really well, for those who didn't understand Urdu/Punjabi they also articulated in English. As you all know Hajj is a journey like no other, it is not easy and can be difficult. It truly is amazing how Haji Arif and Haji Ali put all of our needs before theirs. At every juncture they would wait for everybody to complete any task they were performing before completing the same themselves. They did this on many occasions, one example was on the day of sacrifice. They both travelled to the slaughter house and helped perform all the qurbani's. Then they messaged each and every single person to let them know that they can exit out of the state of ihram (bear in mind it was scorching hot). All in all, I would truly recommend Alarafah Hajj Services Ltd to anyone looking to go on Hajj or Umarah. Thank you Haji Arif and Haji Ali for everything you did for us."

Haseeb - Sheffield

Hajj 2018

"Thanking Allah (swt) we were very fortunate to complete Hajj this year. We were nervous as this was our first visit for Hajj and there was much we didn’t know about. But thanks to Haji Ali and Haji Arif our Hajj was successfully completed, may Allah (swt) accept it too. Both Haji Ali and Haji Arif explained everything. There was no problem with anything, the catering service was provided on time and it was lovely. Whenever you needed both Hajis they were always there and they explained everything extremely well. To those requiring English they provided the guidance in English, and to those speakers Urdu/Punjab they provided these language options too. I can’t thank them enough for everything they did. May Allah (swt) bless them throughout life and grant them health. May Allah (swt) give them many more opportunities to see the holy place. I would recommend anyone to go with Alarafah Hajj Services, they are exceptional."

Mrs Anwar and family - Sheffield

Hajj 2018

"It was an incredibly wonderful and delightful spiritual journey for Hajj & Umrah. An experience of a lifetime was achieved through Alarafah Hajj Services mainly due to Haji Arif who guided the pilgrims with superior confidence & knowledge. The time spent at Mina, Arafat and Muzdalifah were very difficult but Haji Arif made it simple & comfortable. He ensured that we did not suffer any issues. The daily stoning at Jamarat for a period of 3 days followed by Tawaf Al-Ifadah were also journeys made easier and more comfortable. Thank you so much for a wonderful experience of a lifetime."

Haji Qamar Zaman - Birmingham

Hajj 2018

"Picking a travel tour operator for 'the journey of a lifetime' should be and is the most important choice one will probably make in their life. That is why I chose Alarafah Hajj Services because of the experiences of many previous hujjaj who have been with them in the past years. I heard about Alarafah not through advertisement but through word of mouth which gives you a good insight into real experiences. The group leaders are really there for the hujjaj and are very experienced in what they do. If you are thinking about going to hajj then I would definitely recommend Alarafah. Please beware of the bogus and fraudulent groups out there, going with Alarafah you can be assured you won't be a victim of that! If you have read this and are going to hajj or umrah then please keep me and my family in your prayers!"

Hadeel - Sheffield

Hajj 2018

"A recommended and reputable Hajj operator is very important if you are thinking of going on ‘the journey of a lifetime’. Based on this we would 100% recommend Al-Arafah Hajj Services Ltd to anyone considering going on Hajj. Both Hajj leaders Haji Ali and Haji Arif have vast amounts of Hajj experience between them as well as being multilingual in Urdu, Punjabi, English and Arabic languages. Both the leaders are with you from the moment you leave your city of residence to the point you return. The group leaders make sure they are the last people from the group to board the flights to ensure everyone else is boarded first. During the days of Hajj the pilgrims have many rituals to complete but you can be confident that both Haji Ali and Haji Arif are always on hand to give advice or help in any way they can. Even to the point that they will go to the slaughterhouse themselves on the day of Eid in the hot and humid conditions to undertake the qurbanis for the pilgrims to ensure these are done properly in accordance with the sunnah. Once the qurbanis are done the hajj leaders inform the pilgrims straight away so that they can come out of the state of ihram. When the Hajj days are over and the Hajis move onto Medina the group leaders continue to provide the support and advice you need. Both Haji Ali and Haji Arif are blessed in that are able to make this journey every year may Allah (swt) give them the strength to continue this. Inshallah if me and my family are able to make this journey again in future then we will definitely be contacting Al-Arafah Hajj Services Ltd."

Nadeem and Shakeela - Sheffield

Hajj 2017

To perform Hajj is mandatory for every Muslim. This sacred journey of a lifetime is made beautiful by those whom you travel with. A family friend recommended us to travel with Brother Haji Arif. We were fortunate to have acted upon this recommendation and did not regret even once. We enjoyed every aspect of this journey. Haji Arif and Haji Ali guided us on every step on this journey. Haji Arif and Haji Ali are not your regular Hajj tour guides, they are genuine men who are easily accessible throughout the Hajj to serve everyone. It was an honour to have travelled with these humble men and I would recommend everyone to travel with them to make their Hajj a true blessing. Thank you, brothers Haji Arif and Haji Ali for making our Hajj so memorable.

Ch. Mushtaq Ahmed, Ch. Mohammed Tariq - London

Hajj 2017

"I gained so much Islamic knowledge from this trip due to the group leaders, they both provided so much, they are always with you and do the Umrah/Hajj themselves alongside you, explaining the correct procedure. Ziyarats were great, we were able to stop at various holy sites and explore with the group leaders who explained each and their relevance. Haji Ali goes for tawaf daily and was happy to take you along giving you his knowledge and insight. Coach travel was provided from Sheffield to Heathrow including the return".

Farooq Ch - Sheffield

Hajj 2017

"Very competitive pricing when you factor in what you get. You are not shifted in Makkah, both hotels are within walking distance. Breakfast and Evening meals are catered for. At Mina and Arafat 3 full meals were provided each day, matterras and pillow was included. We were able to witness our qurbanis. Credit to Haji Arif and Haji Ali who undertake to spend the majority of the day in 45 degree heat to go to, select, and witness the qurbanis. They were with us during each stage of the Hajj, in person and guiding us on the procedure for each event. You can’t get a more personalised service."

Fatima - Sheffield

Hajj 2017

"Alhamdulila me & my wife chose to go with Alarafah Hajj services. Recommended by a family friend who also used Alarafah before. This was the first time we went to Hajj, it was the best experience we have ever had. Alhamdulila we thoroughly enjoyed our time in Makkah & Medinah. Brother Haji Arif & Haji Ali were always on hand when ever any of the group needed them day or night, both are honest, friendly & generous people. They both stayed in the same hotel as us in Makkah & Medinah. Both hotels were within walking distance. Would definitely recommended to others In Shaa Allah

Arshad Mahmood - Maidenhead

Hajj 2015

"Alhamdulillah me and my family were blessed to have an opportunity to preform the last pillar of our deen. We were recommended by friends to travel with Haji Arif and Haji Ali. They both are very humble honest and generous people. They went out of they way to help others. They delivered everything that they said. In the near future in sha allah if allah swt calls me again they will be my only choice to travel with inshaallah."

Irfan - Birmingham

Hajj 2015

"Just a few words on my experience and journey with Alarafah. The experience was incredible from start to finish. I was well looked after, all catering was included and all guidance was given. I would not hesitate to recommend Alarafah. If you are looking for the best Hajj experience go with this group. "

Mohammed Safir - Birmingham

Hajj 2015

"Haji Arif was a fantastic person to go to hajj with what he said he delivered but he delivered double for me and everyone else I recommend him to everyone."

Nisar - Birmingham

Hajj 2013

"Went with Alarafahhajj to perform Hajj in 2013, it was my first time and Alhamdulillah I throughly enjoyed the Experience, brother Arif is an excellent guide who also performs hajj with us, our accommodation in 2013 was very close by in Makkah and Medinah, any questions or issues that were ever raised were dealt with quickly and efficiently, an excellent group to go with."

Rubena

Hajj 2012

"Great Service from Al Arafh Hajj Services The group leaders are fluent in Arabic, English and Urdu/Punjabi, communication was therefore very easy. The group leaders were always on hand when ever an issue arised. I would choose Al Arafh Hajj Services again in the future. The Hotels were near to masjids and the packages are very competitive compared to others."

Anonymous

Hajj 2012

"May Allah bless the group organisers who were very helpful. It was my first hajj in 2012 and a very memorable one thanks to caring and professional approach of Haji Arif and the other group leaders."

Anonymous

Hajj 2012

"I went with Al Arafah Hajj services based on recommendations of friends and family who had been with Haji Arif and Haji Ali in previous years and I can only congratulate them in making my experience memorable. The group leaders went over and beyond their duties which was welcomed and I would definitely recommend this group to others. Thank you."

Anonymous

Hajj 2012

"Really good people I will go with them again & again. The Best Hajj/Umrah Services in the UK."

Anonymous

Hajj 2012

"Very good. Would definitely recommend. Very helpful on all aspects. Spoke English, Urdu and Arabic very well, made my hajj experience one to remember for the rest of my life, excellent group leaders, very friendly and helpful."

Anonymous

Hajj 2010

"Haji Arif and Haji Ali were exceptional people to guide me on the most important journey of my life. They went with the whole group to complete Umrah/Hajj and guided us through the whole procedure. Our hotel was a very short walk to the mosques, we did not have to shift to far away local districts in Makkah during our stay. Haji Arif speaks fluent Arabic and he is able to deal with local staff to ease his group’s passage through airports and various holy sites. Both leaders were always near the group and available for any question or query."

Abdul - Sheffield

Hajj 2007

"Thanks to Allah I have been fortunate enough to go to Hajj in 2007, Umrah in 2009 and 2011 with family, all times with Alarafah. It was hassle free, pricing was cheap, hotels were near and the group leaders support you throughout. Will go again with this group."

Haji Daood - Sheffield