A Blackburn man who launched journey excursions to Palestine stated there been a rising curiosity to view the holy websites within the territory.
Mohammed Shafiq, who runs First Qibla Excursions, stated following the pandemic he had seen many travellers opting to journey to Palestine due to rising prices elsewhere.
He stated: “We’ve got actually seen individuals throughout the Muslim neighborhood coming to us saying they had been trying to go on the Hajj (annual pilgrimage) however had been unable to this 12 months because of the rising prices.
“As well as we assist many Muslims go to their three holiest locations, Mecca, Madina and Jerusalem. We go to the historic non secular websites and our guided excursions assist them achieve the most effective expertise attainable.”
First Qibla excursions have been offering excursions to Jerusalem over the previous seven years and now we’ve got teamed up with a ‘Biblical workforce’ on floor.
Shafiq stated: “That is one thing we’re very happy to supply members of the Christian neighborhood within the space to allow them to go to the gorgeous biblical websites that reside within the metropolis.
“The go to contains cease overs on the the holy websites in Jerusalem, the mount of olives, Bethlehem, Jericho, Mount Temptation, the Sycamore Tree, the Jordan river, Nazareth and Galilee.
“You possibly can stroll the streets of nice historical past of the outdated metropolis courting again to the primary century.
“We’ve got discovered that is one thing of curiosity to Muslims too for whom the Prophet Isa (Jesus) is held in excessive regard.”
Shafiq stated it was necessary to have devoted tour guides on the bottom.
He added: “Folks realise fairly shortly when you don’t have the correct contacts there. You will need to have UK group chief with you to ensure every part is in accordance with plan.
“We’ve got record of lodges that we use from economic system to 5 star and we’ve got some nice opinions from individuals who have been with us.”
“In addition to mosque teams we’re completely satisfied to accommodate church and area people teams.”
Mohammed Shafiq might be contacted on 07519 403918.