Islamic Tour jordan
DAY 01 : Q.A.I.AIRPORT – AMMAN
Upon arrival to Queen Alia International Airport, you will find our representaive holding a sign with your name, he will assist you with immigration & customes formalities, then proceed to your hotel in Amman for dinner & overnight.
DAY 02 : AMMAN – KAHF AL-RAQIM – KERAK – TAFILAH – PETRA
After breakfast, drive to Kahf Al-Raqim. A popular attraction outside of Amman known as Kahf Al-Raqim or the Cave of the Seven Sleepers. Mentioned in the Holy Qur'an in a Sura named Al-Kahf (the Cave), it is located outside the village of Al-Raqim, 10 km east of Amman. Persecuted by despotic rule of Trajan for monotheism, a group of pious youths took refuge in this cave. To preserve them, Allah put them to sleep, and when they revived 300 years later (309 lunar years as inimitability mentioned in the Holy Qur'an), they thought that they were only asleep for a day or so. Christianity was widespread by then, and when they were discovered, Allah put them to rest forever. At the cave, there still stand Byzantine and Roman ruins as well as a mosque, which exactly fit the the description in the Holy Qur'an. Continue to Kerak, in and around Kerak other shrines of significance to Islam are located. You can visit Prophet Nuh 'Noah' shrine in the city of Kerak. Allah sent Noah to his people to warn them of divine punishment if they continued to worship idols. As stated in the Holy Qur'an in a Sura entitled Noah (Sura 71, verses 1-3): "We sent Noah to his People (with the Command): Do thou warn thy People before there comes to them a grievous Chastisement. He said: O my People! I am to you a Warner, clear and open: That ye should worship Allah, fear Him and obey me".
Credited with great wisdom and piety, the Prophet and King of Israel, Sulayman ‘Solomon’, has a shrine in Sarfah near Kerak. Prophet Solomon had great powers that included control over the winds, over the Jinnis and understanding the language of birds and other animals. Islam regards Solomon as impeccable like his father Prophet and King Dawud ‘David’. Prophet Solomon is mentioned in 16 verses in the Holy Qur'an. Also in Kerak is the shrine of Zaid ibn Ali ibn Al-Hussein. He was the great, great, grandson of Prophet Mohammad, and a religious leader known for his righteous, majestic and knowledgeable ways.
When describing Zaid , Al-Imam Ja'far Al-Sadiq said: "Among us he was the best read in the Holy Qur'an, and the most knowledgeable about religion, and the most caring towards – family & relatives.Proceed to al-Tafilah, the much beloved venerable companion Jabir ibn Abdullah Al-Ansari has a shrine in Tafilah. He took part in nineteen military campaigns and was beside Prophet Mohammad during the conquest of Mecca. On Prophet Mohammad's authority, he narrated many of the hadiths and he witnessed several of the Prophet's miracles and episodes.
His last days were spent lecturing a circle of students at the Prophet's Mosque in Medina. Also near Tafilah is the shrine of Prophet Adam's third son Prophet Seeth , credited with inventing the arts and crafts, additionally the shrine of Farwah ibn Amr Al-Judhami is in Tafilah near Afra water springs. He was the Roman-Byzantine governor of Ma'an district until the Byzantines crucified him for converting to Islam.
Check-in at your hotel in Petra for dinner & overnight.
DAY 03 : PETRA s/s – AMMAN
After breakfast, a full day dedicated for the exploration of the breathtaking Nabatean city of Petra which was carved out of the rose-red sandstone about 2,000 years ago & has recently been voted as one of the New Seven Wonders of the World. The tour starts by passing by the Obelisk Tomb and then proceeding through the Siq –the narrow gorge that leads to Petra’s most impressive monument, the Treasury. Then on to the Street of Facades, the Theatre, the Royal Tombs, the Colonnaded Street, the Byzantine Church, the Temple, the Monumental Arch, Qasr el-Bint Faroun.Re-turn back to Amman ( 03 hrs +- ) the capital city of Jordan for dinner & overnight.
DAY 04 : AMMAN – CITY TOUR – MOUNT NEBO – KING HUSSEIN BRIDGE
After breakfast, tour Amman, the capital city of the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan. Start with the downtown area, the oldest part of Amman, which is crowned by the Citadel offering a panoramic view of the whole city. Here one can also see the ancient ruins of the Templeof Herculesthat dates back to (AD 161–180), the ByzantineChurch, the OmayyadPalace, and the fascinating ArchaeologicalMuseumwhich houses an excellent collection of the antiquities of Jordan. At the foot of the Citadel is the 2nd century ADRomanTheater, still used today for cultural events. finally pass through Abdoun, a contemporary area which boasts some of the best modern architecture. Proceed to the Mt. Nebo, which dates back to the time of the Prophet Moses, around the 12th century BC & is believed to be the site of the Prophet’s burial place and the point from where he viewed the “Holy Land”. On the top of the hill, housed beneath a protective structure built by the Franciscans, are the ruins of a beautiful small church, built by the early Christians in the 4th century AD. Inside, are the remains of mosaic floors with stunning designs that feature hunting and pastoral scenes. From a platform in front of the church, a visitor may see a bronze memorial of a snake on a cross which symbolizes the serpent lifted up by Moses in the desert, as well as the crucifixion of Jesus Christ. Proceed to King Hussein Bridge, meet & assist on the Border, arrival to Jerusalem, check-in for dinner & overnigh.
DAY 05 : JERUSALEM – BETHELEHEM – JERUSALEM
After Breakfast, enjoy a city tour of Jerusalem. The third most sacred city in Islam, which was the original qibla (direction of prayer) before it was changed to Mecca. Jerusalem is revered because, in Muslim tradition, Muhammad miraculously traveled to Jerusalem by night and ascended from there into heaven.The most notable Muslim site in Jerusalem is the Dome of the Rock ( Qubbat as-Sakhrah ), which like the Ka'ba, built over a sacred stone. This stone is holy to Jews as well, who believe it to be the site at which Abraham prepared to sacrifice Isaac (Muslims place this event in Mecca).The Aqsa Mosque ( in Arabic Masjid Al-Aqsa, in English "farthest mosque") is part of the complex of religious buildings in Jerusalem known as either the Masjed Mount or Al-Haram ash-Sharif ( the Noble Sanctuary ) to Muslims and the Temple Mount to Jews Muslim tradition states that Muhammad ascended to heaven from the Mount in 621, making the mosque the third most holy shrine in Islam ( see Isra and Miraj ).Transfer to Bethlehem. In 638 AD Omar ibn Al-Khattab visited Bethlehem as an envoy of the Prophet Mohammad (pbuh). He prayed where the Mosque that carries his name now stands. The existing Mosque was built in 1860 and was last renovated in 1954. The Mosque is a symbol of religious co-existence in Bethlehem. It was built on lands donated by the Greek Orthodox Church to the Muslims, and it is the only Muslim shrine of worship in the old city of Bethelehem.Transfer to Jerusalem for dinner & overnight.
DAY 06 : JERUSALEM – SHAIKH HUSSEIN BRIDGE – Q.A.I.AIRPORT
After breakfast (check-out) and drive to Shaikh Hussein Bridge, meet & assist & transfer to Queen Alia International Airport for your departure flight going back home.