Author Hashim Abd Ghani releases new book

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Handbook guides pilgrims in performing successful umrah.

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Simplified practical procedures and useful reference in reciting and understanding the rituals of umrah abound in author Hashim Abd Ghani’s latest publication, “Handbook For Umrah” (published by Partridge Singapore). A compendium of his rich personal experiences and counsel from his religious teacher, this book guides readers to experiencing a blessed journey with minimum effort and maximum achievement.

Allah the Almighty commanded Prophet Ibrahim, peace be unto him, to call people from all over the world for pilgrimage. In addition to the hajj, Muslims also perform umrah – a minor pilgrimage that can be performed any time of year to show submission to Allah and symbolize the peace and blessings of Prophet Ibrahim and his family. As this pilgrimage involves physical activities and ritual recitations, there must be physical and spiritual preparations – which begin even before pilgrims leave their home countries to embark on their journeys.

“Handbook for Umrah” provides a series of easy-to-read instructions, prayers and recitations for assisting pilgrims with the preparations and rituals required for a successful umrah pilgrimage. Including Arabic and English translations of passages and requisite prayers, it explains how to understand and perform the pillars and obligations of the umrah, and it provides practical insight about how to prepare for travel and carry out the proper sequence of movements and actions for a valid umrah.

“Performing umrah is highly recommended at least once in a lifetime for every able-bodied Muslim, per the revelation by Allah the Almighty in the Noble Quran,” Abd Ghani shares. “I want readers to take away from my book the practical knowledge to perform a valid umrah pilgrimage. Any wrong doings in performing umrah will be a sin that needs to be rectified with another Umrah undertaking.”

The umrah is first about the sincere intention to perform umrah and assume a sacred state of ihram. This handbook will then help ensure that pilgrims know the rituals so they are able to find tranquility and peace as they face Allah the Almighty in worship.

“Handbook For Umrah”
By Hashim Abd Ghani
Hardcover | 5.5 x 8.5in | 84 pages | ISBN 9781482879575
Softcover | 5.5 x 8.5in | 84 pages | ISBN 9781482879568
E-Book | 84 pages | ISBN 9781482879582
Available at Amazon and Barnes & Noble

About the Author
Hashim Abd Ghani manages and coordinates Islamic minor pilgrimage (umrah) packages in Malaysia since 2007. He is a graduate of Officer Cadet School, Portsea, Australia, and served in Malaysian Armed Forces for 22 years from 1970 to 1992 and United Nations Iran-Iraq Military Observer Group, Iraq in 1989.

Partridge Singapore, an imprint in partnership with Penguin Random House Singapore, aims to help writers in Singapore, Malaysia, and the rest of Southeast Asia become published authors. Partridge Singapore gives authors in the region direct access to a comprehensive range of expert publishing services that meet industry standards but are more accessible to the market. For more information or to publish a book, visit or call 800 101 2657 (Singapore) or 1 800 81 7340 (Malaysia). For the latest, follow @PartridgeSG on Twitter.

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