MASJID AL AQSA SPIRITUAL TOURS 2017
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DEPART: THURSDAY 24TH AUGUST 2017
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*ACCOMODATION AT THE HASHIMI HOTEL (VERY CLOSE TO MASJID AL AQSA)
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MASJID AL AQSA SPIRITUAL TOUR FEEDBACK & REVIEWS
﷽ Assalamualaikum Brothers and Sisters.
I don't even know where to begin!
This has got to have been the most magical expedition I have experienced with 3 generations of my family, Alhumdulillah.
A place where Islamic history really comes to life!
The booking process could not have been any easier... all done online with the click of a button. Zaytoon Tours took care of EVERYTHING- from Transfers (To/From the airports), Flights (direct), Accomodation-Hashimi Hotel & Hostel (approx 10 min walking distance from Masjid Al Aqsa), Food &Drinks and all Ziyaraat.
The journey began many months before we actually travelled in regular Whatsapp messages from Mufti Adam Esmail.
We each received regular updates regarding travel information but more importantly were the historic facts of the Holy Land.
Mufti Adams broad knowledge came across in his very inspirational messages in regards to this journey we were preparing ourselves for. His messages also made me realise how ignorant I was to the significance of Masjid Al Aqsa in Islamic History which inspired me to do my own research prior to visiting here.
We were all invited to attend a seminar 2 weeks prior to our journey. It was a beautiful opportunity to meet fellow brothers and sisters who we would be spending the next 7 days with. It also gave a hint of what to expect from Zaytoon Tours.
How easy it was to get there, literally jumping on a plane and 5 hours later I was in the Land of The Prophets (pbut) walking in their footsteps!!
Every rock and every stone had a story to tell and Mufti Adam told it with extensive knowledge and passion. 7 days was not enough!!
Every day began with Salah in Masjid Al Aqsa followed by a study circle where Mufti Adam shared his knowledge and stories with us.
Walking within the streets of Jerusalem and Masjid Al Aqsa, it was very visible how the blessed land is under occupation. Prior to travelling I was filled with anxiety and concerns about travelling to such a war torn place with all my nearest and dearest. However, being around Mufti Adam really erased all this. Not once was he intimidated by any army presence. His confidence soon rubbed off on all of the group. It was so inspiring, especially when he would remind us everyday, "This is OUR Masjid".
Praying Salah under the Dome of the Rock, right next to the place from which the beloved Prophet (pbuh) ascended to Heaven was surreal!
Everyday was a new adventure and all I had to do was turn up. Mufti Adam and Zaytoon Tours took care of EVERYTHING else. 3 meals were provided everyday...travel arrangements to all ziyaraat were included. I can't even total up the amount of different sights that I visited on this trip and even then it was just the tip of the iceberg. 7 days really was not enough!
Having spoken to fellow U.K. tourists whilst over in Jerusalem, Alhumdulillah I feel so blessed to have booked with Zaytoon Tours. The value over the cost was exceptional. From the proximity of the hotel to the Masjid, the cleanliness of the hotel, 3 meals provided daily to air conditioned coach travel for all ziyaraat, I really could not have asked for much else from a hassle free all inclusive package.
It really was a trip of a lifetime which I was able to experience with my loved ones (Alhumdulillah).
I really can't recommend it enough!
Spiritual, Educational and Adventurous... there really were heaps of everything!
This is the 3rd holiest place for Muslims and should be near the top of all of our bucket lists.
A message from the people of Palestine "Don't forget about us, remember us in ur Du'as and pray for our freedom and for the end of the occupation of Masjid Al Aqsa".
In Sha Allah let's all make the intention to visit one day... our brothers and sisters need us.
AL AQSA TOUR- APRIL 2017 REVIEWS
Alhamdulillah I was blessed to travel to Masjid al Aqsa in 2014 and again in April 2017 with Mufti Adam of Zaytoon Academy. The experience was unbelievable and Mufti Saabs knowledge brings all the Qur'anic stories to life.
The group was again very well organised and we had an amazing journey.
From the day you book to the day you get home, Mufti Adam keeps in touch with travel info and lots of historical and Islamic info about Masjid al Aqsa and the blessed lands. The hotel is very close to Masjid al Aqsa and the food and the staff were amazing.
The people of Palestine are really loving and welcoming! They are full of smiles even though they have to endure a lot of hardship.
The tour guide is local and having him with us was priceless.
We did a lot of ziyarats but also had fun enjoying the cable cars in Jericho as well as wading through the water in Silwan.
I feel truly blessed to have been given the opportunity to travel to Masjid al Aqsa by Almighty Allah and I would like to thank Mufti Saab from the bottom of my heart for the time and effort he puts in arranging such a super tour.
If you get a chance I would advise u to travel with Zaytoon Tours… it really was a truly memorable experience which I will never forget.
This is the fourth time I have used Zaytoon Tours! That should say enough about how I feel about value for money and the high level of services provided before and during the tours.
This was the second time I went to Al Aqsa with Zaytoon and there were seven in my family. The youngest being only 6 years old.
Your messages leading up to the tours have been very valuable to get us in the right frame of mind. During the tours your talks allowed us to gain the necessary context before making physical visits to significant sites. Others in the masjid who weren't part of the group also joined in to listen to the talks as they were so interesting. This tour as with all the others has been a spiritual experience.
One of the positive points worth noting was that you were able to help the group gel and get on with each other and look after each other, which made it easier for my family especially as there were young children with us.
I have been on tours with other groups in the past and when you look back at airports, the leader was nowhere to be seen. Not in your case, you hung around to ensure maximum support was available throughout check in and immigration control. You were visible and approachable throughout the tour.
Your daily tours in Palestine were extensive. The energy and enthusiasm created by your talks helped us keep going. Your down to earth outlook and humour also went a long way. I'm glad we covered as much as we did.
Without any difficulty, you were able to ensure that the dietary needs of a vegetarian member of my family were catered for.
Overall no expense spared, excellent value for money, no corners cut, no unhappy comments in the group.
I look forward to travel with Zaytoon Tours again in the near future.
I would recommend everyone to go with Zaytoon.
Zia Din & Family
I would like to thank you for a fantastic tour to Masjid ul Aqsa. The trip was a great experience and I really enjoyed every minute of it with the whole group. I would highly recommend it to whoever would like to visit this fantastic place. The food, accommodation, service and everything that was provided to us was just amazing! Once more I would like to give a big thank you to Mufti Saab.
May Allah (swt) reward you for all your hard work.
I travelled with Zaytoon Tours to Palestine, I found the whole experience wouldn't have been the same had I went with somebody else. Mufti Adam was not just a mere tour guide but rather his prodigious arrangements for our comfort were astounding. I would highly recommend anyone who is thinking of travelling to Palestine, must without a shred of doubt travel with Zaytoon Academy. Travelling with Zaytoon will enable you not just to gain spiritual, inspirational experience but also you will come back educated.
Outstanding service, informative & very well organised throughout the trip.
Al-hamdulillah, Allah azza wa jal guided us to Zaytoon Academy for our
Al Aqsa tour.
The tour is well organised and took care of us throughout the Journey including transportation to-from airport, hotel and places of ziyaraat.
All our meals were also taken care of and we did not have to spend a penny on food.
We were prepared 2 weeks prior to travelling with a pre travel seminar which
was beneficial and Mufti Adam Esmail also kept the group informed leading up to
the days of travel via whats app messages.
Throughout our stay in Jerusalem we had study circle after Fajr Salah informing us of the significance of the places that we would be taken to for that day, and believe us we visited a lot of places for ziyaraat! You definitely need a book and pen to note them all down.
The hotel we stayed was in the old city and therefore within easy walking distance to the Al Aqsa mosque.
The Palestinian food was absolutely wonderful and the people even more welcoming.
A lot of beneficial, religious knowledge is gained on this journey with Zaytoon Academy, definitely value for money. We intend to travel with them again and highly recommend it to others if you wish to experience a journey of a life time!
Jazzakallahu Khayran to Zaytoon Academy
Shamim & Jamil Mohamed
AL AQSA TOUR FEBRUARY 2017 REVIEWS
Alhamdulliah my husband and I were privileged enough to visit Jerusalem during the February half term.
This was an impulse trip that turned out to be one of our best visited destinations ever.
This was made into an even more unique and an extraordinary encounter because of the arrangements made by Mufti Adam from Zaytoon Academy.
He is extremely knowledgeable and more importantly, he really knows how to read his audience. We never felt we were just getting the 'rote' memorised speech. He unveiled the land of Jerusalem in ways we could not have possibly imagined.
Two weeks before the actual trip, a pre travel seminar is held, which was extremely helpful, especially in getting to know our fellow travel companions.
All doubts and fears were quickly banished.
Its easy to get excited about the upcoming trip and forget to tackle the necessities, but of course with Zaytoon Academy there is such calm and efficiency that everything was taken care of.
We had regular updates via wattsapp about information relating to the actual travel and the importance behind our visit to Jerusalem.
This was of great benefit, as we got to know some of this history behind Al Aqsa even before we got there.
As for the booking behind this mesmerising trip, the whole thing was fortunately taken care of by Zaytoon Academy. This included the transfers to and from the hotel.
The food at the Hashmi hotel was exceptional from the hearty breakfast to the late evening supper, staff were wonderful and attentive to details. We were all given an unforgettable stay
The view from the roof top terrace was amazingly breathtaking and very impressive. It also offered the view of the Dome of the rock.
The cost and value of the trip is worth every penny (or cent, or whatever currency you deal in!)....
The guidance and advice we received throughout the whole trip was very beneficial and valuable.
The tour was packed with great historical sights. It probably had more history than any square mile in the world.
Mufti Adams stories and knowledge imbue the sights and sounds of the place with real depth and understanding. He was not only able to provide historical context, but also rich insight to all of the Biblical sights we went to, backed up from Quran and Hadith and made each site come alive.
At the end of our trip, we left Jerusalem guided by someone who genuinely loved the place with a genuineness the likes of which is not often seen amidst other tours, which shines through in every talk he gives. Many thanks for a super trip and to opening our eyes to things we would not have seen on our own.
Mr & Mrs Zakarria Bhayat
I’ve travelled with this tour group many times and I wouldn’t change this for any other group regardless of whether it is half the price or lower.
Every tour that Zaytoon carries out you know it’s done whole heartedly for the right intentions.
Mufti Adam is very knowledgeable and is actually bare jokes and this money can’t buy. If he could do the tours for free he would do so but we know it’s not possible but that’s calm still. A bit like Wayne Rooney for Manchester united!
You also get loads of updates regarding travel, pre travel seminar, and little goodies such as a shoe bag, suitcase tags and tasbeeh counter which is nice of the mufti.
Moving onto the tour itself, Palestine is an amazing place, so much misconceptions and perfectly safe to travel. A place like no other in the world, so much history that is untouched, you will have to go yourself to experience and not forgetting so much beauty in many shapes and forms!!!
Forget your 5* Dubai, Miami and Ibiza’s, if you want an unforgettable experience then look no further. Book up now but I think spaces might be full for this year…yes it’s that good and its getting even more popular.
May god accept the efforts of everyone at Zaytoon Tours and free Palestine from the occupation.
Mohammed Luqmaan Ghani
Alhamdulillah what an eye opener!
A much loved once in a lifetime experience with our family. We dared make the decision to go to a land where there's ongoing conflict. A real eye opener for all 7 of us, including my parents and 2 children aged 13 and 8.
Mufti Adam is a well learned and experienced individual who never ceases to amaze with his knowledge of the deen and of all the places visited.
What you see is exactly what you get and much more with this dream come true package.
From the moment we registered as a family, we all received regular updates by Mufti Adam either regarding travel information or historical knowledge on Baitul Maqdis.
The pre travel seminar two weeks prior to travelling was very well organised along with everything else and very informative. Meeting the other members of the group was also very useful.
He's excellent at putting any worries to rest Alhamdulillah. A very approachable yet professional individual who has helped us all to increase in knowledge and better understanding of the Holy Land on this spiritual tour. He always put us first and ensured our needs were fully met. A great example to follow. May Allah reward all his and his team's efforts. Ameen.
A worthwhile and exciting trip for the whole family. Looking forward to booking our next visit with him again InshaAllah.
We highly recommend this tour to anyone searching to increase their knowledge of the deen and meet such wonderful pious people. Jazakallahukhayrun.
Faria Nasir & Family
Words can not describe the impact this spiritual tour has had.
If you are remotely thinking about it, then stop thinking and please book the trip now!
Al Aqsa and its people need you and your support. It needs the muslim footfall, so please book it today!
You needn’t worry about anything when booking with Zaytoon academy.
Everything is arranged for you, with pre travel updates on everything from spiritual information through to travel arrangements.
A pre travel seminar provides the opportunity to meet others travelling in the group, as well as ask questions, but even before the seminar, you receive regular little snippets of spiritual and travel information.
The tour exceeds its value for money, with everything being taken care of, from transfers, food, hotel, ziyarats.
The hotel is within the ramparts, and is a 5-10minute walk to the masjid depending on your walking speed.
The hotel is basic, clean and friendly, the food is fantastic.
Don’t expect 5 star – remember you are travelling to a place which is not developed like Mecca or Medina.
The staff at the hotel work really hard to provide a really good service, so please appreciate it.
This tour is no ordinary tour, as you will learn so much. Mufti Adam is a scholar who is passionate about Baitul Maqdis and is an excellent teacher. He has a way of imparting his passion for Baitul maqdis upon you.
We are deeply grateful to Mufti Adam and his companion Mohammed Ilyas for all their hardwork and efforts in arranging this tour and inspiring us to become better muslims.
May Allah swt reward them both, and provide them with the means to continue providing this experience for many more travellers.
I hope by the grace of the Almighty Allah swt, that by reading the reviews you will be inspired to travel to Baitul Maqdis, Insha’Allah.
Mr & Mrs Z A Shaikh
Alhumdulillah the whole trip from way before we left till the day we came back was absolutely brilliant and an experience that each soul needs to feel first hand. The whole ziyaraat was so good and so much knowledge gained during the trip and cant wait to go again inshallah. The food was great and the hotel was superb! Hats off to all the people behind the scenes to make the week such a success.
Assalamualaikum brothers & sisters please do not hesitate or abandon your desire to make your journey to the blessed land of Bayt al-Muqaddas.
This truly is an amazing placeSubhan'Allah and was made truly a memorable experience because of the arrangements made by Mufti Adam and Zaytoon Academy. May Allah reward Mufti Adam in abundance for providing us with this opportunity and the rich wealth of knowledge he has passed on to us all.
Words cannot reflect or capture the great experience you will inherit. We are blessed by Allah to have wealth, health, freedom and the ability to travel and visit many places for a holiday. Visiting Masjid Al Aqsa, I can assure you will be your most memorable venture and a life changing experience.
The pre travel seminar is a great way to meet other members of the group and benefit from the key significant factors as to why we should visit this special place.
From your initial booking Mufti Adam communicates with the group to ensure vital information / updates are given to all. This was very helpful and enabled me to learn so much about Masjid Al Aqsa, before I had even stepped foot in the blessed land.
I would like to really emphasise and highlight to all brothers and sisters the booking is stress-free and the cost of the whole tour is beyond value for money. I personally feel for what I benefitted and experienced I paid far too less.
The value in what you pay goes very far. All the meals/ snacks/ drinks were delicious and beautiful. The Hashimi hotel terrace view of Masjid Al Aqsa is priceless. The hotel works exceptionally hard to provide a comfortable stay for all guests The cleaners work around the clock and face hardship and struggles just to get to work every day, please bare this in mind when you go. I remember my first view of Bayt al-Muqaddasleft me speechless.
Alhamdulillah traveling in a group has many great benefits, you get to meet fellow brothers and sisters and you find through your experience you build strong bonds and feel a great sense of unity. Everyone is willing to help one another and this is truly inspiring.
Mufti Adam Alhamdulillah made all the travel/ food / accommodation arrangements on our behalf and everything went above and beyond our expectations and needs.
The guidance and advice given throughout the experience is so beneficial and it has supported me to try and be a better person and a better Muslim insha'Allah. The whole experience humbles you and teaches you sabr and is a real eye opener. The Palestinian people are going through extreme hardship and it is something you observe and it teaches you freedom has a price in some parts of the world.
Masjid Al Aqsa is under severe occupation and needs the presence of all Muslims, young, old, children etc as it is a scared place for us all. We should all strive to give freedom to our brothers and sisters in Palestine and end the occupation of Masjid Al Aqsa insha'Allah.
Before attending I had very little knowledge but through Zaytoon Academy and Mufti Adam Alhamdulillah, I have learnt so much and I wish others to benefit from this too.
The ziyaraat was delivered with rich knowledge and passion by Mufti Adam and the tours gave us all the opportunity to view things we never envisaged.
I urge you all if you have the means to make the intention to travel with Zaytoon Academy to visit Masjid Al Aqsa whilst there is an opportunity.
Jazakallahukhayran for reading my review and I pray Allah makes it a possibility for you all. Not once did I have any fears for my safety or the safety of the group. The slight inconveniences you experience will not outweigh the great experience you will have insha'Allah. There is nothing or no one to fear but Allah.
Mr Mutahir Rahman & Mrs Ayesha Begum
Truly speaking really lost for words. By me giving a feedback will not to any justice.
A person has to travel to this blessed land to actually feel and gain a true life experience.
I want to treasure these precious and priceless moments.
In sha Allah for me I want to make positive life time changes. This has been the most ironic journey for me giving me a true eye opener.
MashAllah I have gained so much islamic knowledge through this tour. Amazing explanation with Quranic meanings. Every story told by Mufti Adam felt inspirational.
I would like to share with you the experience with zytoon tours was amazing. Can't fault it. Mufti Adam took care of all travel arrangements from transfers to hotel and mouth watering food. Felt really stress free. Nothing to worry about. Only worries was how do I please Allah Subanwatala.
Pre travel seminar was an ice breaker being familiar with the group prior to travelling really helped us have a better bonding with the group. Allhumdulliah.
Jazakallhukayran to my wonderful amazing parents who I am indebtted to for convincing to go with them because they wanted company. I truly did go to help look after my parents. Not knowing all the benefits I have achieved from this breathtaking spiritual inspiring journey.
I pray Allah gives me the means to go with my family again so I can re-live this precious moments once again.
Perry Barr, Birmingham.
Me, my husband along with my 2 children,(aged 6 and 3) and my mother travelled to the blessed land with Zaytoon Tours.
Two weeks before we travelled we had a pre travel seminar where we got to meet the rest of the group who we were traveling with and we got to ask any questions/queries we had about the trip. The seminar was well planned and organised very well.
We received regular updates and facts about Baitul Maqdis and pre travel information. We needn't worry about a thing as everything was taken care of from flights, transfers, accommodation, food and Ziyaraats.
From the moment we decided to go with Zaytoon tours, it was very easy to get informations from Mufti Adam himself regarding the holy land as I was in two minds on taking my young children to a land where there is a lot of conflict, according to the media. However, the pre travel seminar, his assurance that everything is safe and Almighty Allah made everything easy for us Alhamdulillah. Whilst we were there I never feared the safety of my well being or for the rest of my family.
My children enjoyed their trip and saw it as an adventure! We all benefitted educationaly and spiritually from this trip. The Palestinian people are friendly, kind hearted and generous!
Everything that was provided by Mufti Adam and his team was to an excellent standard and he always kept us well informed with daily study circles at Masjid al Aqsa itself. I would truly describe our travel to the holy land as inspirational, spiritual, educational and fun for all!
Tasminara Khanom & Family
Assalaamu Alaykum warahmatullahi wabarakaatuh
Overall we found the entire experience amazing and it was such a pleasure to travel with you too. We were extremely pleased with the accommodation and the food was excellent. We are so pleased that we embarked on this journey and we pray that Allah (swt) accepts this from us all. Ameen
The cost was very affordable and I have also recommend you to many people already. And alhamdulillah the pre travel seminar was of great help and it had prepared me well for the journey. It was a lifetime experience!
Mr Ismail & Mrs Safiya Lulat
Allhamdulillah from the moment I registered my interest to the moment I came back everything was taken care of.
I am incredibly grateful that Allah gave me the opportunity to visit Baitul Maqdis. The trip was spiritual and informative, as Mufti Adam has great knowledge and understanding of Baitul Maqdis! We were also provided with regular Watsapp messages, relating to the History of Palestine and important travel information! The pre tour seminar was a great way to meet the other people travelling with the group and ally any fears people may have had before travelling. Luggage tags were provided for everyone and Boarding Passes and Online Check in all done for you. All airport transfers were taken care of. Whilst over there everything was handled expertly, all Ziyarat were informative and a thorough explanation was provided using Quranic verses and Hadiths.
The Hotel in the old city is really good, and only a 5 min walk to Masjid Al Aqsa, the food was excellent, and hotel staff were friendly.
My overall experience was one filled with happiness that Allah gave me the opportunity to visit, but was tinged with Sadness when it was time to return. May Allah give us all the opportunity to go again.
I would highly recommend this tour to anyone looking to increase their knowledge of Baitul Maqdis.
May Allah reward Mufti Adam Sahab, and Mohammed Ilyas for all their efforts during the tour.
Al Aqsa - May 2016 REVEIWS
Alhamdulillah ive just recently got back from Aqsa. For me and others in our group it has been a sublime experience of self discovery. Mufti Adam with his abundant knowledge and experience has made this specific tour very interactive. There's so much to learn under his guidance and many years of experience. We had a great hotel with a breathtaking view in the night. Also superb ziyaraat and travel. The food was also amazing, and the sincere service that has been provided by everyone makes this a 5 Star service. I can guarantee that you will not be the same person when you get back. Something positive will forever resonate after visiting Aqsa and the land of the Prophets.
Perry Barr, Birmingham
My wife and I, along with our two children, (aged 7 & 9), were blessed by Almighty Allah to visit Jerusalem during the May half-term holiday 2016. We have Alhamdulillah travelled quite extensively, but can easily say that this trip was the most amazing experience we've had!
Jerusalem, and more specifically, Al Aqsa masjid, is a unique and special place. It is very different from going for Hajj or Umrah, yet the spirituality is on the same level. It's quite hard to describe in words, but something you will definitely understand and feel once you are there.
We are incredibly grateful that Allah guided us to visit Al Aqsa with Zaytoon Tours. I'm not sure that the experience would have been quite the same travelling with another group. We were looked after from the moment we booked the trip. Mufti Adam sends out whatsapp messages regularly giving either useful travel advice or historical/important information about Jerusalem and Al Aqsa.
The pre-travel seminar held a couple of weeks prior to the trip, was extremely useful and helped to put things into context a bit more. It was also a great opportunity to meet the other group members that we would be travelling with.
Transfers to and from the airport were included, which makes things much easier as were all of our meals during our stay - again, making everything much more convenient thus enabling us to save time.
We stayed in the Hashimi Hotel in the Old City which is perfect due to its proximity to Al Aqsa - it's only a 5 minute walk.
The tour really is packed with many trips, including quite a few out of Jerusalem, but this meant that we were able to visit so many places which are of Islamic significance. It is a land full of such rich history and blessings, and Mufti Adam ensures that you are fully aware of the importance of each and every site you visit through his commentaries. The daily study circles conducted in the morning between Fajr and Ishraaq, as well as most evenings after Isha salaat, added a great deal to the experience and enabled us all to gain a much deeper understanding of the stories of the Ambiyaa as mentioned in the Quran.
Many people were quite surprised at our decision to travel to Jerusalem due to the negativity which surrounds the place. However, fears are completely unfounded and this is a trip which the majority of our group members would like to go on again. We're waiting for Al Aqsa - part 2!!
May Almighty Allah reward Mufti Adam & Fatima Apa for their efforts in showing people the true Al Aqsa and sharing such vast knowledge with others and grant them strength and good health to continue offering these beneficial and wonderful tours - Aameen.
Hafiz Ismail Hussen & family
I just wanted to thank Mufti Adam and everyone at Zaytoon Tours that helped out to make a successful trip to Al Aqsa Alhamdulillah.
It was an amazing spiritual, emotional and knowledgeable experience. One that will stay with me forever InshaAllah.
The whole experience exceeded my expectations to say the least. Very well organised & planned, from the daily tours/ziyaraat to the accommodation & food arrangements.
InshaAllah I hope to travel with Zaytoon Tours again in the future.
Accocks Green, Birmingham.
How easy is it to travel to Masjid Al Aqsa? With Zaytoon Tours it is very easy. The spiritual tour starts the moment you are accepted to go on the tour with regular updates before the trip which prepare you mentally and physically and most importantly making sure you are going with the correct intention and for the right reasons.
Everything is taken care of, food, flights, travel to and from airport. Most other groups ask you to book your own flight. With Zaytoon the whole group travel together. There is also a pre travel seminar to meet and greet your group beforehand. This was helpful as you get to meet the people you will be spending one week with. We had a mixture of children, youngsters and elders in the group, Zaytoon catered for all and made sure everyone was comfortable.
Once in the blessed land, no time is wasted. Mufti Adam has extensive knowledge of not only Masjid Al Aqsa but all of Palestine. At each ziyarat you get a thorough explanation of the significance of the place thereby connecting you with the Quran & Islamic History. We did as many ziyarats as we possibly could. Regular study circles are held after Fajar everyday in Masjid al Aqsa which are interactive and also prepare you for the day ahead.
The hotel Zaytoon book is in the old city and is amazing. The rooftop view from the hotel of Masjid Al Aqsa is breathtaking.
This was my first trip abroad. Mufti Adam ensured I had everything I needed and also catered to special personal request of mine.
I can only thank Mufti Adam and his family for their hard work in making sure the whole group was comfortable and looked after.
Before I travelled everyone I talked to spoke highly of Zaytoon Academy & Zaytoon Tours and Mufti Adam and said it was the best tour group to travel with to Masjid Al Aqsa. Now I can also say exactly the same!
Spiritual Tour Of Masjid al Aqsa May 2016
I would like to take this opportunity to thank Mufti Adam and Zaytoon Academy & Zaytoon Tours for providing me and my family with the opportunity to partake in this wonderful, spiritual and historic trip to Al Aqsa.
Mufti Adam kept us informed regarding travel, costs, and any updates for the trip via WhatsApp and also organised a pre travel seminar/meeting. The seminar was beneficial as it allowed us to be introduced to the other travellers. The seminar also gave us an idea on what to expect on the journey from Birmingham to Palestine and what sort of activities we should be looking forward to whilst in Palestine.
The journey itself was everything Mufti Adam explained and advised us on, it was organised and efficient.
The tour was one of the best experiences of my life; Mufti Adam has extensive knowledge regarding Palestine, not only Al Aqsa but also of Jerusalem and the areas within the West Bank. The study circles were beneficial, interactive and were provided with quotes from Quran and Hadith.
At the end of the journey I didn’t want to return from the blessed land and that was largely down to Zaytoon Academy. I highly recommend Zaytoon Academy, whether young or old, male or female, mufti Adam ensures everyone is comfortable and benefits from this spiritual trip.
Mufti Adam is very knowledgeable, down to earth and proactive; I will definitely be travelling again with Zaytoon Tours.
Jazakallah for this great experience
Spiritual Tour Of Masjid al Aqsa May 2016
Abu Safiyyah Shaikh
Assalaamu alaikum warahmatullah wabarakatuhu
It was my first trip abroad to a Holy Place (Al Aqsa - May 2015). To sum up in a few words from beginning to when I requested my intention to go to when we we landed back at Heathrow it was well organized and well planned. Mufti Adam well rehearsed in the history of Palestine, provided guidance and advice to a very high standard. Guides and helpers (Elias (Birmingham) & Abu Saleh from Palestine) I cannot fault. Hotel accommodation acceptable as we needed only a few hours to rest as most of the time was taken up with Ziyaraat and tours in Palestine. Hotel only a short walking distance from Masjid Al Aqsa compound and the rooftop view, what a view!!
The group I went with had mixture of youngsters, sisters and elders which was balanced and all the group well integrated. Pricing for the tour I visited was well priced, I don't think you could get a better package elsewhere for the sights we saw. Group was well informed via text messages and updates from application to departure. The people of Palestine humble and very friendly, do not read into others you need to visit and judge for yourself. I am a fussy traveller where everything has to be in order and to high standards, but I cannot fault Zaytoon Academy also and most importantly if you go with the right intentions, The Almighty Allah SWT makes it easy, rewarding and enjoyable which, in my case was! I myself Insha'Allah (Allah willing) will be booking my place again for the tour to Al Aqsa for next May (2016) if one is planned by Zaytoon Academy. My sincere thanks to Mufti Adam and the volunteers (Elias) of Zaytoon Academy for giving me a brilliant Spiritual Tour Of Masjid Al Aqsa, may the Almighty Allah grant you success here and the hereafter, Aameen.
Alhamdulilah me, my wife and my 7 year old son Muhammad Yousuf got the ability to visit the blessed land of Baytul Maqdis in October 2015. For many years I wanted to visit Al Aqsa and finally Allah accepted me and my family.
The tour was truly inspiring and educational. Alhamdulilah we had Mufti saab and his wife with us all the way from beginning to end. We did not have to worry about anything as Mufti saab made all the arrangements for us which included travel, transfers, food and accommodation. Alhamdulilah we did not have any problems the 7 days we were together and the way Mufti saab organised everything was impeccable.
The weeks leading up to us going Mufti saab sent us messages to make us understand the importance of the place we are going to visit. This helped me alot as I did not comprehend how much history and significance there was. We also attended the seminar in Birmingham 1 week before travelling and this helped with our preparation before we departed.
Once we reached Al Aqsa Mufti saab conducted study circles every morning in Masjid al Aqsa and explained to us the importance of the ziyarats we are going to be doing throughout the day. This was amazing and really helped us understand the life of the Prophets and the stories from the Quraan.
We went for ziyarats from after zohar to late into the evening. Whilst doing the ziyarats and travelling to each one Mufti saab would explain to us in detail and ensure we understand where we are going so we all had a very good understanding.
Overall the tour was really good and it's hard to put this into words. It is worth every penny and spiritually I felt revitalised when I returned.
I would encourage everyone to go to the blessed land and to go with an Aalim is essential.
Muhammad Master & Family
Alhamdullilah, in October 2015 I was granted the opportunity to travel to the blessed lands of Masjid Al Aqsa.
The trip was one of the best experiences in my life and this was mainly due to the efforts of Mufti Adam Saab and his team. The weeks leading up to our travel date, we all received regular and timely messages from Mufti Saab regarding the importance of the trip and travel information.
The week before the trip, the whole group met up to take part in the pre-travel seminar. In this seminar we were given a detailed explanation of the reasons why were travelling, where we would be visiting and the importance of Al Aqsa. The seminar also give us all the opportunity to meet the people we were travelling with and get acquainted with them.
The hotel, which is only a short walk from Al Aqsa, provided excellent service and it was a joy to stay there. Also the rooftop view was absolutely incredible, as it had a panoramic view of the old city. The people there are very welcoming and kind and are always giving salaam.
Every day, there was something new we were visiting and seeing. It would start after Fajr, with Mufti Saab who would tell us about the plans for the day. Then after Zuhr, we would set off on our tour. Before going all I knew was that we would be going to Al Aqsa Mosque. However, when we arrived there I was pleasantly surprised to find out that we would be travelling out of Jerusalem to see many important Islamic sites. At the end of the day we would sit with Mufti Saab who would recap over the days activities.
I feel as though my word do not do justice to the experience which I was fortunate enough to be a part of.
The trip was a life changing experience for me and I recommend that everyone tries to visit Al Aqsa as well.
I make dua that Allah accepts the efforts of Mufti Saab and his team and allows them to continue their work. I also make dua that he gives me another opportunity to travel to Al Aqsa with Zaytoon Tours again. Aameen.
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Alhamdulillah my family and I were blessed with the opportunity to take part in Zaytoon Academy’s Masjid Al Aqsa tour in May 2015. Alhamdulillah it was a truly spiritual and educational experience.
All the arrangements made were very well organised from start to finish. A pre-travel seminar was arranged before we left to provide us with the necessary information before travel. Mufti Sahib also sent messages regularly with the history of Masjid Al Aqsa and the importance of our visit.
The accommodation was very close to Masjid Al Aqsa, based in the old city of Jerusalem and all hotel staff were very welcoming. The top floor of the hotel provided a beautiful view of the old city and the Masjid Al Aqsa compound. Zaytoon Tours had arranged for all meals as well as transport to and from the places of Ziyaarat.
After Fajr we had study circles where Mufti Sahib explained the significance of the sites we were due to visit that day as well as a recap of the previous days visit –MashaAllah we gained much knowledge. This helped us to understand the stories from the Quran and the life of the Prophets in much detail. There is so much Islamic history in Palestine – I would encourage everyone to go to this truly blessed place.Our local tour guide, was excellent – nothing was too much trouble for him. Mufti Sahib, Fatema Apaa and the helpers were always very very helpful.
Alhamdulillah my family and I have benefitted immensely from the tour and the knowledge we have gained is incredible.
We would like to conclude by saying JazakAllah Khayr to you and all your helpers. InshaAllah we will get the opportunity to travel with Zaytoon Academy again.
Ahmed Mulla and Family