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The Umrah services for 2020 Spring Break will be provided by Seeru Travel Corporation. Our Imam Azfar will provide guidance and mentoring on the trip to the community members, inshaAllah!.

Travel plan, cost and logistic details are attached in the flyer. If you are interested in the program please contact:

Br. Syed Atif Farid -  847 302 0748

For those attending Umrah, Imam Azfar recommends purchasing the following book:

Click the link below for a khutbah regarding the Parts of the Kabah 

Click the link below for a checklist on how to prepare for Hajj/Umrah

Preparing for Hajj Checklist and Umrah and Hajj checklist.pdf

Click the link below for Umrah Trip Review from a recent Participant 

Click Here to Watch the Video

Click the link below for the full presentation by Imam Azfar from the trip to Makkah and Medina

Stories from IFN Umrah trip.pdf

Attached is a PDF of the KeyNote presentation for the Umrah seminar presented by Imam Azfar.

IFN Umrah 2019.pdf

We were unable to discuss the virtues of Zamzam due to time constraints during the seminar, therefore a video containing the virtues of Zamzam is included in the link below

Peace and blessings,

Azfar Uddin


Imām Azfar Uddin

Resident Scholar at IFN

IFN is arranging Umra pilgrimage in collaboration with Al -Haram Travels. This tour will be conducted under the guidance of our resident Imam Azfar Uddin who will be accompanying the group. Timing will be most suitable as it is planned around 2018 school spring break to accommodate families. 

Itinerary and Schedule:
  • Departure from Chicago to Madinah on March 22, 2018 via Turkish Airlines (one-stop) and returning on March 31 from Jeddah to Chicago
  • 4 nights (March 23-27) in Madinah first in 5-star Grand Mercure hotel with breakfast
  • Daily Group Lectures in Madinah and instruction on how to perform Umra
  • 4 nights (March 27-31) in Makkah second in 5-star Movenpick Hajar Tower hotel with breakfast
The Group will visit many historic sites in Makkah and Madinah during this program:
  • Visit the exact location where the Treaty of Hudaybiyyah took place
  • See Cave Hira with your own eyes - where the Qur'an was revealed to our beloved Prophet Muhammad (pbuh)
  • Follow the same footsteps into Madinah and pray Salah in Masjid Quba  - in the village where Prophet Muhammad (pbuh) first arrived during his migration to build the first Masjid
  • Enjoy camel rides and camel milk
  • Arafat (Jabal Rahma) and much, much more!
Please note that you need to register before December 20, 2017 to avail the negotiated prices. If you have any questions, feel free to contact the information on the flyer below. We are also planning to have a seminar on a date to be ascertained                          

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