Reviews


  • KHALID ANSARI

    Year

    2016

    City

    OHIO

    Country

    USA
    "KHALID ANSARI"

    I must say that I am a satisfied customer based on my experience with Chicago Hajj during Hajj 2016. I would specially like to mention the excellent and personalized services provided by brother Zamir. I specifically experienced it when at the last minute Saudi consulate decided to return my wife's passport without Visa stamping. Bother Zamir went out of the way to get the visa for her and won our hearts. I admire Chicago Hajj's responsiveness to our queries from the time we made the reservation with to the point and timely responses. The experience with Hajj was equally good and it felt being with family. Excellent food, and friendly staff made it memorable. Also admire mufti Haroon's sessions and advices and concern to ensure Hajj steps are performed the right way. Last but not the least, brother Zamir refunded my wife's package without any delay as she couldn't travel. I intend to go for another Hajj with my family InshaAllah and will definitely go again with Chicago Hajj. Helpful?

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  • Ruhul Huda

    Year

    2016

    City

    DETROIT

    Country

    USA
    "Ruhul Huda"

    (Detroit, 2016) I had a wonderful experience with CHU. Great service. Plenty of food (24/7). Quality of food is excellent. Crew members were excellent and always ready to serve their customer. CHU staff separated Muzdalifa place with rope and place was carpeted even before we go there (plenty of food was available in muzdalifa). Transpiration was available even for a single pilgrim. We never touch our baggage even for a single time, crew member took care of the baggage thing since the beginning. Br. Jamir and his staff members did everything humanly possible to make pilgrim satisfied.


  • Mustafa McPherson

    Year

    2016

    City

    KANSAS

    Country

    USA
    "Mustafa McPherson"

    Al hamdu lillah, I had a wonderful experience with Chicago Hajj and Umrah Group for Hajj I 2016. All of my needs for lodging, food and transportation were met. Brother Shahjehan did an excellent job with logistics. He also facilitated a side trip for me to Egypt that worked perfectly. The spiritual guidance provided by Mufti Harun was the most special aspect of my Hajj. I have never met a man with as much patience and forebearance as he showed. His knowledge was very valuable to me in the guidance he provided.

  • "Dr. Firoz and Shabana Munshi"

    Assalam-O-Alaikum, I want to submit a review about our experience during holy Hajj in year of Oct 2015. Earlier in year 2011, we went for Umrah through Zamir bhai which encouraged us to go for hajj from this travel company. Last year we took our 9 years old daughter with us with lots of apprehension because she was so young. Zamirbhai helped us in every step to accomplish this holy journey from day one and ended comfortably after 21 days without any trouble. I am completely satisfy with Zamirbhai and his great arrangement of this tour with the help of his great dedicated team members. He was there every moment during our whole journey and willing to do the best he can to provide service to all hajis. He was treating us like a family member and never felt that he was a businessman. He handled whole tour extremely efficiently, took appropriate arrangement so no body got hurt during unfortunate events during last Hajj when thousands of hajis died from natural and man made causes. I can confident ly tell to my muslim brothers and sisters that they can put faith in Zamirbhai if they are planning to go for holy journey. Thank you Chicago Hajj and Umrah.

  • "Salah-ud-din butt"

    Thank you very much for providing excellent services during our pilgrimage. Thank you very much again for providing such great places to live, provided food, water, sodas where most needed, and having such great staff to assist us throughout our journey. Alhamdulillah, everything was great for myself, I have no complaints about my whole journey Thank you Asalm-oAlikum


  • Mohammad Taskin

    Year

    2015

    City

    ATLANTA

    Country

    USA
    "Mohammad Taskin "

    Your arrangements out there at every corner according to the situation was fantastic. Seeing out there in such a huge - huge crowed you were fantastic. At some places I am really sorry to have said some words to your representative which I realized later on that I was wrong. It was a pleasure traveling with you. Your boarding & lodging were good, none of us had any stomach problems. From my side I shall insha- Allah recommend you to our relatives & friends. Thanks.

  • "Junaid Arif & Family "

    Chicago Hajj & Umrah is the best. Chicago Hajj & Umrah made it possible for us (Me, Wife and Daughter) to concentrate on our Hajj taking care of all other facilities required to perform Hajj. Staff had the heart, experience and the resources to take care of the issues to the best of their ability. May Allah reward them for their selfless efforts. Mufti Haroon with Chicago Hajj & Umrah answered all of our questions and guided us to perform Hajj the sharia way. May Allah reward him and Bless him. Our travel from Chicago to Madinah and from Madinah to Makkah and back to Chicago was very smooth and never had any problem with luggage. The food arrangement, cleanliness and variety was excellent. If they can improve putting more fans in arafat would make Chicago Hajj & Umrah to top. ZamZam Tower hotal arrangement was excellent and food was incredible. All in all we are very satisfied customers and would recommend to anyone who allah invited to perform Hajj. Jazakallah Khairan, Junaid, Rubina, Bismah

  • "Dr. Zahiruddin & Salma Shoukat"

    This is Salma Shoukat , wife of Zahiruddin Ahmed Shoukat, bearing the numbers as 82 and 81 .Alhamdolillah, Allah subhanahu thallah has made us perform our Hajj, we are so grateful to Allah Thallah.I felt that Allah has provided asbab and gave me" Ghaibi madad" as: 1: my sister-in-law and her husband also did Hajj this year and they were a moral support to us from door to door. 2:Chicago Hajj and Umrah group , a very helping and perfectly organized group, with excellent team and amazing caterers, Mashallah meals were like Man wa salwa especially for ladies. I appreciate the polite manners of the team and also the facilities provided to ladies in Riazul jannah (Madin e Munawwara) Allah humma fi barkah. Alhamdolillah we all have performed Hajj very peacefully and wholeheartedly, May Allah keep you all in khairwa afiyath aameen. I want to add about Mufti Haroon sahab , who is very efficient and was very humble and patient with all of us during Hajj. Allah hafiz.


  • Aiyub Patel

    Year

    2015

    City

    CHICAGO

    Country

    USA
    "Aiyub Patel "

    Assalamo Alaykum Our experience of 2015 hajj with Chicago Hajj and Umrah was perfect, peaceful and stress less hajj. Whole team did excellent job in coordinating and managing the group with cooperation. Their family members did help, guide and coordinate our family members that were exceptional. Environment was very friendly throughout hajj period. I would highly Recommend to use service of Chicago Hajj & Umrah. Insha Allah if Allah gives us the ability to go again for Hajj or Umrah, we will book with Chicago Hajj without hesitation. We all family members has enjoyed hajj with this group and made dua for them. May Allah rewards them with rewards of Duniya, Deen and Akhraah. (Ameen)


  • Saad Vaid

    Year

    2015

    City

    Detroit

    Country

    USA
    "Saad Vaid "

    I went for Hajj with Chicago Hajj and Umrah in 2015 with the Express Hajj package. Overall it was a good experience. The group was well organized and staffed. The prices were reasonable for the services provided. The pre-Hajj paperwork was quite simple. The visas arrived in a timely fashion. They provided a flight from Detroit, MI for an additional $200. CHU sent informative checklists and informational emails prior to departure. The route was from USA to Europe, and Europe to Madinah. The flight to Madinah was with Saudi airlines which has good arrangements for Salah. When I arrived in Madinah, there was someone at the airport waiting for us who then helped us locate our luggage. We were transported to our hotel in Madinah in a CHU shuttle. The hotel in Madinah was quite decent. It was one block from the Masjid. A Ziyarah of the historical sites was provided in Madinah with both English and Urdu commentary. In the hotel in Madinah and Makkah, food was served buffet style. There were multiple options. In the tents in Mina/Arafat food was served in a packaged tray. Food was served daily three times a day in a timely fashion throughout the trip. Water, cold drinks, and tea were readily available throughout the trip. Throughout the trip classes and reminders were held in English by Mufti Haroon which were very beneficial. There were also reminders held in Urdu by Maulana Lakhi. The scholars were with the group throughout the trip. Very beneficial. The tents in Mina had AC and Wi-Fi (not sure if this is a good thing or a bad thing) and were decent. In Muzdalifah, sleeping mats with pillows were provided. Water and cool drinks were available throughout the night. Most other groups did not have such arrangements. Overall it was a good experience and I would recommend it to others.


  • Faiza

    Year

    2014

    City

    Chicago

    Country

    USA
    "Faiza"

    Assalamoalikum! It was my sixth journey to perform Hajj, but having bad experiences with some other US Travel agencies, I was a little bit of stress, suddenly I saw on Google about this Chicago Hajj, first I was a bit confused and not sure that this company can give me good services? I just took a big risk and finally things got changed and when I stepped in with Chicago Hajj, all things were really good and arranged. From the first date the services were really nice. I always try my best to perform Hajj Once in two year period. Thanks Chicago Hajj for making my trip excellent. It was really a fine effort from Mr. Zamir and CO. All the arrangements were good, good supporting staff.


  • Atifa Naviwala

    Year

    2014

    City

    Chicago

    Country

    USA
    "Atifa Naviwala"

    I would recommend everyone to go with this group. We recieved excellent service. I have gone for both umrah and hajj and the service we had recieved was beyond our expectations.


  • Hina

    Year

    2014

    City

    Chicago

    Country

    USA
    "Hina"

    Hajj is the fifth pillar of Islam which every Muslim needs to perform once in a life. Alhamdulillah! I did my Hajj last year and it was really a good experience, Mr. Zameer and Co, did a good job and all the areas of services were really good, but still I would say that if prices will get down a bit, then it’s going to be great for us. Because I want to perform Umrah as well with my family, Insha Allah!

  • "Akhtar Naviwala"

    Assalamwalikum! We had an amazing experience for umrah.Everything was beyond our expectations. We recieved 5 star hotels in both Makkah and Madinah. All the staff in Saudia Arabia from the Chicago Hajj and Umrah company were very cooperative and very nice. Due to Chicago Hajj and Umrah, our Umrah trip was beyond amazing and we had a great time. From the bottom of my heart, I really appreciate Chicago Hajj and Umrah. Hopefully we will b able to go again with their packages.

  • "IQBAL and ROSAN PATEL"

    SPELLBINDING EXPERIENCE "You who believe, be aware of Allah and speak only the truth” This was our first hajj. We were very reluctant at the time of booking, but the package Chicago Hajj & Umrah were providing seemed suitable from various perspective, so we booked in the name of Allah. Alhumdullilah, we can safely say that this was the BEST decision in our favour to book with Chicago Hajj & Umrah. The brothers are the sincerest people we ever meet. Always willing to help the pilgrims to the best of their ability. The hotels provided in Medinah and Mecca were excellent and close to the haram. Highly Recommended. Chicago Hajj & Umrah made our trip extremely easy and stress free Alhamdulillah, as every detail had been taken care of. The whole team was extremely professional and handled any issues that may have fallen before them with Extreme professionalism. We would like to thank the Chicago Hajj & Umrah for their services and Insha Allah if Allah gives us the ability to go again for Hajj or Umrah, we will book with Chicago Hajj without hesitation. Chicago Hajj & Umrah made our hajj journey a time to remember. The whole experience was just amazing. The brothers of Chicago Hajj & Umrah work tirelessly behind the scenes to make our trip easy, may Allah bless them and reward them. Zamirbhai and Imranbhai, you have been a great leader and Allah will reward you for your dedication and professionalism. Jazakum Allahukhiran to all of you at the Chicago Hajj group.

  • "Sajid Patel & Shehnaz Patel"

    This was my first Hajj in 2013 with my wife and we both had wonderful time. CHU provided very good service for us on our Hajj. Their staff were very friendly, helpful and well organized. CHU provided lectures and material to prepare for Hajj which was very helpful. They were organized and kept us updated throughout the process. I would highly recommend this group to anyone looking for peace of mind while on their Hajj or Umrah.

  • " H. Sarvana"

    First of all, a big Thank You to the Chicago Hajj team and Mufti Haroon Firdousi. You all did a very great job in helping us perform our Hajj. We are very appreciative to you. The best part is they fulfilled all the promises they made to us before going for Hajj. We were concerned as friends/relatives spoke of all the troubles performing Hajj in every step, but with Chicago Hajj it was quite the opposite. Every aspect went very smoothly and Chicago Hajj with the help of Allah, made our experience very comfortable. We did not have to worry about transportation, food, boarding and all the small things we would not have thought of. Their whole team was there to help us. It was like a family Hajj.


  • Fiona Hamza

    Year

    2013

    City

    DALLAS TX

    Country

    USA
    "Fiona Hamza "

    Chicago Hajj team has done a marvelous job beyond words. I have as a matter of fact already started recommending you to my friends. in my opinion you all did too much as far as taking care of us. The accessory kit was perfect, every item in it was used.


  • MIR HYDER

    Year

    2013

    City

    Sioux Falls, SD

    Country

    USA
    "MIR HYDER "

    Alhamdullillah I and my wife have nothing but praise for chicago Hajj group for organizing. I and my wife would like to sincerely thank the chicago Hajj group team for organizing this great "once in a lifetime " event . -Having Mufti Haroon was the biggest boon for all the Haji's.We were just amazed at his " down to earth " personality and all the help he provided to the team at each stage of the hajj - Darul Taqva was very neat and well maintained .We were very impressed with the dedication of the staff.A sincere thanks to Majeed,Imran,Irfan and others for all the wonderful food and bus arrangements.Of course we are very grateful to Zameer bhai .He stood by all the Haji's on every single day and made sure that everything worked out as smooth as possible - The arrangements at Mina and muzdalifah were well worth praising. Inspite of all the millions that came for Hajj,we definitely felt privileged to have received comparatively much better facilities -The best was the stoning at Jamarat.Many of the Chicago Hajj group team leaders lead the big batch of Haji's so efficiently thru jamarat on all 3 days .They were holding flags and everything happened so safely.We don't think it could have been any better. - And what can we say about the food-it was just "Awesome".We actually gained weight rather than loosing inspite of all those long walks in tawaaf,sahih etc Overall It was the most wonderful experience of our life and we thank the team of Chicago Hajj group for doing a "Great Job" .May you all continue to serve the muslim ummah and reap the rewards from Allah Tala for many many years to come !!! We would definitely not hesitate to recommend chicago hajj group to anyone who is planning to go for Hajj Thanks Jzk


  • BABAR KHAWAJA

    Year

    2013

    City

    NEWARK NJ

    Country

    USA
    "BABAR KHAWAJA "

    Assalam o Alaikum all brothers sisters at Chicago Hajj Group. I am not a review writer but forgive me if I miss some thing out. First of all brother Zameer did an Excellent job and I can not thank enough all the peoples in front and behind the scene, the job they did, it was outstanding. -Mina /Arafat/Muzdalfa your services were out standing, we saw your kids helping other group peoples who broke into our area, That was really Hajja for me. Allah bless you guys All, -I never saw your kid’s complaining tired or hiding from Hujjajs that was out standing, they all deserve a lots of credit. Over all it has been lifetime experience Mufti Haroon saab was good always available to answer any question. Given opportunity I’ll prefer Chicago Hajj Group any time over any one Allah bless you All , Accept our prays dua’s and give us more wisdom and forgive our mistakes Ameen summa Ameen


  • Ihab Badr

    Year

    2013

    City

    SAN FRANCISCO, CA

    Country

    USA
    "Ihab Badr"

    ASA, My feedback also factors in what I’d seen with other Hajj groups in the past. PROS: - Good location of hotel in Madinah. - 3 meals a day is a lot - Good handling of logistics around the manasik of Hajj. Transportation to Mena/Arafah, stoning the Jamarat on the first day were well handled. In fact, this Hajj was the fastest I’ve ever been transported from Arafah to Muzdalifah.

  • "ZAKARE SALIFU "

    Allahamdula I had a good time during the hajj inshallah and with lots of patience for I knew how things can go. There were some really good things -Preparation lists and emails prior to the trip were very informative and helpful and made the journey a pleasant one. -Medina arrangement and the day to day ground working staff were wonderful and make the stay pleasant. - I met new friends and live long experience. - sleeping arrangement and accommodations was great -Food was good.


  • FEKRY SHAHWAN

    Year

    2013

    City

    Milwaukee, WI

    Country

    USA
    "FEKRY SHAHWAN"

    Dear Chicago hajj group staff, It was a privilege to be part of your group because we really enjoyed your company and great services. Alhamed lelallah it was more than what we expected and hoped for. May Allah bless you all for all your great support and help.

  • "Salman Azhar, Ph.D."

    AOA: We reached back safely. All arrangements were excellent.

  • "Ishrat H Siddiqui"

    Assalamoalaikum,,,,,, Thank you,,,, I have to offer detailed comments upon the excellent management of Chicago Hajj group during 2013, Hajj. Every thing,,, Boarding, Lodging, Food, Transport and the personalized services of Chicago Hajj group's officers and staff were excellent. Kindly convey my thanks and gratitude to, Mufti Haroon Saheb,Maulana Khalid Saheb, Zameer Saheb and his family,,,Irafan, Majid,Ibrahim,Idrees, Ayub,and others,,,,,Ismail and his younger brother,, I was surprised to see the Confidence of the youngest team member(sorry, I do not remember his name) when our site was flooded by other Hajis in "Muzdalifa", the generousness and politeness of Zameer sahib and the other team members was unbelieveable. The services available to Hajis were much more than those offered, promised and guaranteed in the package and various emails


  • Ali Dhorajiwala

    Year

    2012

    City

    Chicago

    Country

    USA
    "Ali Dhorajiwala "

    Thank you and everybody on your team for providing us with exceptional service. Our experience could not have been better, and I will defenitly reccommend people to your group. Congratulation Haji’s, my family selected CHICAGO HAJJ GROUP for the Hajj. Thank you everyone on your team for providing them with exceptional services. Their entire journey of hajj by comparison was VERY SATISFACTORY and their whole experience with group was superb. Thanks for the excellent and wide variety of food selection throughout our stay was indeed extraordinary. Appreciated! We will definitely HIGHLY RECOMMEND to people to your group.

  • "Arif Munshi and Nushrat Patel "

    Asslam-Alaykum, Alhamdulillah, my wife and I made a right decision to go for Hajj 2012 with CHU. Everyone in CHU staff (Brothers: Zamir, Aiyub Amdawad wala, Maajid, Imran and Irfan Vora, and others) were dedicated to serve and they worked hard to accommodate the needs of all the CHU Hujjaj. Breakfast, lunch, and dinner were served on time as scheduled at all the places including Meena, Arafat, and Mujdalifa along with hot tea available almost all the time. CHU leadership has done a fantastic job in Hajj planning and management to provide the CHU Hujjaj an ultimate experience of the Hajj. Mufti Haroon and Maulana Lakhi and CHU staff was very helpful guiding us thru all the Hajj arkaans. May Allah prosper CHU in becoming one of the best Hajj and Umrah service providers in North America (Aameen).


  • Farhat Farooq

    Year

    2012

    City

    CHICAGO

    Country

    USA
    "Farhat Farooq"

    Assalamualikum Dear Zamir Bahi, By the Grace of Allah our Hajj with Chicago Hajj and Umrah was excellent. Brother Zamir and his team were very cordial and helpful. The food services were very good. We would like to thank Brother Mufti Haroon for his efforts to explain very clearly all off the Arkan of the Hajj. We found him to be very patient and he was always available to clear any doubts. As far as suggestions, It would be better if the shuttle could drop and pick from the haram. As it was a bit difficult for the elderly to walk back and forth.. We are thankful to Allah(swt) that we were able to complete our Hajj. A special Jazakallah Kahir to Brother Zamir for all the efforts. We reccommend our friends to perform Hajj with the Chicago Hajj and Umrah group. Sincerely Mr. and Mrs. Mohammed Farooq

  • "Ismail Mohammed "

    AsalamuAlikum To All Chicago Hajj & Umrah Associates. I am thankful to Allah that Allah guided me to perform my Hajj using CHU and the best comment I can provide is that InshAllah I will be happy to perform my next Hajj with CHU again. Things I really appreciated With CHU, I know that I am dealing with sincere people, who tried their best to make sure my hajj goes as well as possible. Starting from US even before the Hajj, the CHU kept me informed on the official paperwork processing, airline reservation, things I would need during Hajj, Hajj presentations and many other things. Every e-mail was important and informative. CHU provided a hajj kit which you can carry around your neck which included very practical items like prayer rug, Quran and few other essential items, which I carried with me every where. This small bag has enough space if you want to carry a cell phone, some money etc. Very practical. CHU made extra efforts upon my request to arrange for me Qatar Airlines where I didn't have to worry about halal food and prayers during flight, plus the Qatar Airlines itself provides a very nice, clean, punctual and polite service with a free hotel arrangement if your layover in Doha is over 12 hours. Medina first is the best route to start the hajj, we thought it will take 3-4 hours at the airport to get through immigration & customs but to our surprise we were out within 30 minutes. Hotel in Medina was about 5 minutes walk from the Masjid-e-Nabawi. Darul-Taqwa in Mecca might not be 5 star hotel but it was a very nice and clean facility with plenty of rooms and variety of foods. You really appreciate it after a 6 hours drive from Medina. Best of all was polite and helpful staff waiting for us who carried our luggage and got us situated in our clean air-conditioned rooms and served us a very nice buffet. Travel packed Zam Zam water was ready for us in our rooms to bring it back home to US. This is big deal because I did not have to worry about any of these items and was freed to rather concerntrate on my ibadah. Shuttle service to and from Harem was available and dependable. Again, multiple staff members were present in Harem holding CHU flags to take us back to CHU buses after finishing our Umrah and Ibadah. WiFi in Mina. CHU staff available through out our stay in Mina. Foods, Fruits and Drinks conveniently available in Mina. CHU staff guided us to Jamarat carrying CHU flags so we don't get lost. Mufti Haroon was available through out the day for any questions and gave a talk at least once a day in Mina. The animal sacrifice arrangement was great, after the 1st Jamarat, CHU staff was right their w/us who took our hajji number called the slaughter house where the CHU staff was already waiting, by the time we got back to the Darul Taqwa, sacrifice was complete and we actually got our heads shaved at the barber close to our hotel with much cleaner facility and no lines. CHU used some of the same sacrifice meat from that day and served a great Bar B Q. And if you like to try camel just ask for it and they will cook it for you. Pre-Allocated tents and space for CHU Group in Arafat and Muzdalfah. In Silver package after Hajj the CHU had arranged hotel right across Kabbah, you actually exit the hotel in front of Gate 1/Bab-Abdul Aziz of Kabah. The hotel is very nice and break buffet is huge. I really appreciated all the hard work the staff of CHU puts in from US to Saudia, they really work hard to earn your Dua for them. Some of these staff members in Saudia were literally working round the clock may be with couple hours of sleep. Days were hot and sometimes long but I truly believe the CHU staff kept my hajj as their priority.

  • "Emin Tokuc"

    I would like to to thank you for the organization .Even the small things went wrong ,personally I was happy with the organization .Especially the hotel personel were awsome .They were working so hard to make us happy 24/7.


  • Harun Polli

    Year

    2012

    City

    CHICAGO, IL

    Country

    USA
    " Harun Polli"

    Assalamu Alaikum V.V. Excellent Service and Superb Job!!!!!!!! Excellent Service and Superb Job and May Allah give all jaza-e-kher to Zamirbhai, Imran and his all staff members from USA/Saudi for doing such wonderful khidmat to all Hajis Insha’Allah. Ameen. My wife and I all had high expectations for CHU as we had heard many good things prior to booking our arrangements. I am happy to say that our experience was really awesome, Alhamdulillah, and we would definitely use them for Hajj/Umrah again and again, and Insha’Allah and same time I would recommend my friends as well as my family members without any doubts to go with CHU for Hajj and Umrah. We were looking for a group that made the tenets of Hajj/Umrah the top priority and CHU did so without fail. CHU was fortunate to have Mufti Haroon (in English) and Maulana Lakhi ( in Urdu) leading the group and they did an exceptional job in guiding us and making sure we knew and performed all the obligations and duties of Umrah and Hajj. CHU is not a materialistic group- the focus is on performing Umrah and Hajj without missing any arkan and we felt that they did an awesome job. Upon arrival, CHU representatives met us at the airport and made our travel arrangements to the hotel. Transportation to and from the airport as well as from Medina to Mecca was very smooth and efficient and they provided all drink while we are travelling. The description and pictures of the hotel rooms on the website are accurate and the accommodations were more than adequate. The food was good and the timings of the buffet were very accommodating. The hotel in Medina was very close to the masjid (~5 minute walk). However, be prepared to take the CHU-provided transportation in Mecca as the hotel is not close to the Kabah. We were patient and flexible and we did not find this to be an issue because other group stays in Azizya which quite far and they don’t provide any transportation to and from Haram. The good thing about CHU is “They had 24/7 transportation from hotel to Haram and back to hotel all time”. It is still possible to spend numerous hours at the Kabah, but do not expect to be able to go quickly back-and-forth to/from the hotel. The Mina arrangements were also more than adequate and we did not have any issues with space, food, etc. while we were there. The CHU staff was very accessible during the whole trip and was eager to answer any and all logistical questions. Mufti Haroon also did a wonderful job in answering all questions pertaining to Umrah and Hajj. We were very pleased with our experience and if we are given another opportunity to perform Hajj, we will go with CHU, Insha’Allah. The laundry is very expensive in Makkah but CHU did contract with one of the laundryman with very reasonable price so you don’t have to go out and look for laundry shop. It was really helpful for all Hajis because you don’t have to spend that much time and you can get your clothes at hotel very next day. To Zamir/Imran, you have been a great leader and Allah will reward you for your dedication and professionalism. Jazakum Allahukhiran to all of you at the Chicago Hajj group. Once again Jazakumullah for everything and this will be memorable for life time ever and please feel free to let me know if you need any help in the future and I would be happy to do that. Harun Polli (773)704-6741


  • Abidullah Vhora

    Year

    2012

    City

    Harvey IL

    Country

    USA
    "Abidullah Vhora"

    Very Organized, Well Staffed. Personal thanks, allah give u all jazai-khair to the staff here in Chicago, I might have hasseled you guys a lot before hajj but you guys were great with patience, clear, quick responses to ALL my email questions. Rabiya, Sameena, etc. Job well done! Jazakallah for ur service and Best of luck next year.


  • Shakil Maruf

    Year

    2012

    City

    Minneapolis, MN

    Country

    USA
    "Shakil Maruf"

    Alhamdulillah we are back safe and sound after performing this important Fard of our deen. Jazakumullah for all your endeavors in making this journey possible and affordable for us. The last few weeks myself and other hujjaj have been reminiscing about our trip and doing comparisons to get an idea of how each one of us fared as far as organization, accommodation, transport, meals, cost, etc. of our respective groups. I am pleased to say that we had it really good as far as cost, coordination, meals and transport. We took many things for granted that other groups had to struggle for, the biggest of which was having a big crew on the ground that took care of all the Hujjaj's needs. We actually saw it ourselves in Mina, Muzdalifa and Arafah when Hajis from other groups would seek food and water from CHU as their own groups were lacking in service. Having Mufti Haroon to advise and guide us throughout the whole trip was another blessing.


  • Sidra Ali

    Year

    2012

    City

    CHICAGO,IL

    Country

    USA
    "Sidra Ali "

    Jazakallah for your email and alll that the entire Chicago Hajj and Umrah staff did for us and our hajj. Alhumdulilallah we had an amazing experience from the first day all the way to the last day. Everything you all did for us was amazing and May Allah swt reward you all for your hard work. Jazakallah


  • Asiya Khan

    Year

    2012

    City

    Dayton, OH

    Country

    USA
    "Asiya Khan"

    Generally we had good experience with your group. The food was EXCELLENT.

  • "Nazim Ahmed "

    Dear Zamir Bhai: It was a very pleasant experience to go to Hajj with Chicago hajj group. We are very satisfied with your dedication and service. Everybody was very helpful and went out of their way to make our hajj easy. We will pray for you and recommend others to go to Hajj with you. Thanks to everybody.


  • Ehtesham Khan

    Year

    2012

    City

    CHICAGO, IL

    Country

    USA
    "Ehtesham Khan"

    I admire and would recommend Chicago Hajj & Umrah to family and friends in future Inshallah. I would still give you an A for your services. Jazakallah khair Al Jazaa


  • Fekri Zainoba

    Year

    2012

    City

    MADISON, WI

    Country

    USA
    "Fekri Zainoba"

    Barak Allah fikum for taking care of us during the Hajj journey and we like to ask for your forgiveness for being demanding during Hajj. Please note that several individuals from Madison, Wisconsin are making intention to perform Hajj next year, and they like to consider your program.

  • "Chirag Ajmeri/Firoz Shaikh"

    We went for Hajj 2011 with Chicago Hajj and had a wonderful experience everything was taken care of alhamdulillah. we were really worried bc it was our first time on hajj. However, the staff managed everything smoothly. The service was great from the chicago office to hajj and back. We will surely suggest this group to our friends/families.


  • Sajid Vohra

    Year

    2011

    City

    Harvey

    Country

    USA
    "Sajid Vohra"

    We bought a land package because I work for an airline...Chicago Hajj designed a custom package that was affordable for us. No complaints...everything went well. Would definitely recommend others to go through Chicago Hajj.

  • "Osman Ahmed, ASA, MAAA"

    My wife, mother-in-law and I all had high expectations for CHU as we had heard many good things prior to booking our arrangements. I am happy to say that our experience was wonderful, Alhumdillah, and we would definitely use them for Hajj/Umrah again, insh'Allah. We were looking for a group that made the tenets of Hajj/Umrah the top priority and CHU did so without fail. CHU was fortunate to have Mufti Haroon leading the group and he did an exceptional job in guiding us and making sure we knew and performed all the obligations and duties of Umrah and Hajj. CHU is not a materialistic group- the focus is on performing Umrah and Hajj and we felt that they did a wonderful job. Upon arrival, CHU representatives met us at the airport and made our travel arrangements to the hotel. Transportation to and from the airport as well as from Medina to Mecca was very smooth and efficient. The description and pictures of the hotel rooms on the website are accurate and the accommodations were more than adequate. The food was good and the timings of the buffet were very accommodating. The hotel in Medina was very close to the masjid (~5 minute walk). However, be prepared to take the CHU-provided transportation in Mecca as the hotel is not close to the Kabah. We were patient and flexible and we did not find this to be an issue. It is still possible to spend numerous hours at the Kabah, but do no expect to be able to go quickly back-and-forth to/from the hotel. The Mina arrangements were also more than adequate and we did not have any issues with space, food, etc. while we were there. The CHU staff was very accessible during the whole trip and were eager to answer any and all logistical questions. Mufti Haroon also did a wonderful job in answering all questions pertaining to Umrah and Hajj. We were very pleased with our experience and if we are given another opportunity to perform Hajj, we will go with CHU, insh'Allah.


  • Ibrahim O. Farah

    Year

    2011

    City

    Jackson

    Country

    USA
    "Ibrahim O. Farah"

    Dear Brother Zamir: Assalamualikum wa rahmatullahi wa barakathu: First let me congratulate you on a job well done. Our experience with Hajj this year was great. As a company, you were able to handle all our needs for Hajj and have been very instrumental, supportive and offered dedicated services. Our gratitude to all the team members both in Chicago and in Saudi Arabia. I will definitely recommend your company to those who have intention to perform Hajj in the coming years and I myself will definitely go with Chicago group God willing for my next Hajj. Keep up the good work and we ask Allah to reward you for your efforts...Once again thank you for your efforts an great service. My great admiration to sheikh Haron Ferdosi; he has been an example for a dedicated leader for our group. We ask Allah to give him his derserved rewad in this Dunia and in the hereafter. To Zamir, you have been a great leader and Allah will reward you for your dedication and professionalism. Jazakum Allahukhiran to all of you at the Chacag Hajj group.


  • Arjumand Khan

    Year

    2011

    City

    Skokie

    Country

    USA
    "Arjumand Khan"

    Salams Zamir Bhai, this is Arjumand Khan, we just to Hajj with you, Mashallah Rehan and I had a wonderful experience, May Allah swt bless you and your family...I pray that you have many more years of success in your business and I hope that we can come with you again in the future, IA.

  • "Matthew C. Abdul Hadi Evangelista"

    As I was saying it was a great pleasure to be with the Chicago Hajj group and sure I have complaints but if the hajj was as easy as staying at a hotel in America then walking a couple of km a week then maybe Allah wouldn't accept since it became a vacation and not a fard on us to fulfill the fifth pillar. May Allah reward you for all you did.

  • "Mrs & Mirza Vasif Baig"

    May Allah accept all of our HAJJ and jazakallah qair for all the provisions food, transportation and comfort, everything was good any thing we say or does to the CHU clan please forgive us too. Do remember in duas Allah hafiz Mrs & Mirza Vasif Baig

  • "Muhammad, Qui-Chee And Hasan"

    Dear CHU Management; Thank you so much for arranging the Hajj for us, may Allah reward you for every effort you made in this regard. From our stand point the performance and provision either exceeded or met the promised norms. We are pleased with CHU services and INSHA_ALLAH, IF WE DECIDE TO GO TO HAJJ AGAIN WE WILL CHOOSE YOU AGAIN! Thanks and Wassalam Muhammad, Qui-Chee And Hasan


  • Sabihuddin Siddiqui

    Year

    2010

    City

    Chicago

    Country

    USA
    "Sabihuddin Siddiqui"

    Assalam O Allaikum Zamir Bhai, Thanks much to you and your team for a fantastic job in organizing and managing everything possible. I had a wonderful experience and I will definitely recommend others to use your services for this great cause. Please also convey my special thanks to Mufti Haroon Firdousi for being present at every stage, guiding and answering questions from all. May Allah give barakah in your efforts Thanks


  • Fayez Mohammad

    Year

    2009

    City

    Atlanta

    Country

    USA
    "Fayez Mohammad"

    We had a great experience and I am thankful to the CHU group for their services. Out of millions of muslims who not only have time, money and health, Allah (swt) chose us among the Hujjaj of 2009. I applaud the members of CHU, for continuing their efforts to provide a great and memorable Hajj experiences to thousands year round, inspite of negative comments from handful. Hajj is not a picnic or vacation . Once we accept that fact, then every difficulty becomes easy and we end up having a memorable experience. We were so fortunate to be standing on the land where the prohpet (pbuh) and the sahabs walked, then how can someone have time to think about how many stars the hotel has, or how delicious the food was, or any other material things? Dear Hujjaj, do you remember how many janaza namaz we offered in the few days we got to stay in makkah and madina? Unfortunately, its only the material things that matter to us. After coming back from Hajj, I was asked about the hotel stay, the food, how much money I spend, only few asked me how I felt when I saw Kabah for the first time, only few asked if I got to offer my salam to the prophet (pbuh) and offer namaaz in rawda-al-jannah. May Allah (swt) accept our hajj and give us another opportunity to visit the holy land, Ameen. Jazakallah to Br.Zamir, Br. Yousuf, Br. Mufti Haroon, Br. Ayub, Br. Suleman and everyone else associated with CHU. I recommend everyone to use CHU for their Hajj and Umrah tours. For the elders in our community, before you choose any pacakge, please keep in mind about the distance you are able to walk comfortably. CHU members, please maintain the same competitive prices. You definitely have an edge on the competitors.


  • Tanjir Rahman

    Year

    2009

    City

    Dallas

    Country

    USA
    "Tanjir Rahman"

    Walaikum Assalam. Hope you all are doing good by the grace of Allah. Sorry it took me quite a while to reply to this e-mail. I want to thank you all for taking care of us during our Hajj trip in Nov-Dec 2009. Overall my experience with Chicago Hajj is pretty good & I am satisfied with your service. Here are some of the good things that I noticed during my 17 days stay in Makkah & Madina. (1) Hotel location in Makkah (Royal Orchid) & Madinah (Mawaddah al Marwah) was very good.


  • Syed Sarwar

    Year

    2009

    City

    Houston

    Country

    USA
    "Syed Sarwar"

    AOA: It was a great experience, we were treated like royalties, minor problems are just part forgotten. Thanks again, for doing a great job.


  • Siddik Ul Islam

    Year

    2009

    City

    Chicago

    Country

    USA
    "Siddik Ul Islam"

    Br. Zamir and Br. Mustafa: As Salamu Alaikum, All praise to almighty Allah, we are back home safely.We are highly pleased to say that, insoallah, the services you have provided, the coordination and cooperation we have received from you, your staff members and your associates are outstanding. The staff members in Mekka were found brotherly and supported us as we were at our own home.May Allah give you more opportunity to serve the future Hujjaj and others.

  • "Mahbubur & Nadia Khan"

    Assalamu alaikum, Thank you very much to all of Chicago Hajj for this year's hajj. We really appreciate your sincere efforts to make our hajj experience an excellent one. Thanks for the excellent and wide variety of food selection throughout our stay. Close accomodation to Haram in Medinah was really great, allowed us to attend all the prayers. Mufti Haroon and all others easy availability to anyquestions was great.


  • Hosam Borik

    Year

    2009

    City

    Michigan

    Country

    USA
    "Hosam Borik"

    As Salam U Alaikum, I would like to extend my thanks to everyone in Chicago Hajj and Umrah. Considering the sheer number of hajjis, it was a successful and satisfying experience. I would like to extend my special thanks to Akeel, Yusuf, Zamir, Ayoub and Mufti Haroon. Also, to the supporting cast of food catering and those kids in particular. It was a very good experience. Thank you all.


  • Ali Bhoghani

    Year

    2009

    City

    Florida

    Country

    USA
    "Ali Bhoghani"

    my personal comments chicago hajj group was excellent mashallah they did best possible they have very good team i fully recommend for all future help from them they are also reasonable priced MAY ALLAH GIVE THEM AJAR FOR ALL THEIR HELP


  • Mohammad Naseem

    Year

    2009

    City

    HOUSTON

    Country

    USA
    "Mohammad Naseem"

    We are back safe and sound. We thank you for your excellent service. We did remember all you you in our prayers all the time, and thank you again for your and your team excellent service. Regards Mohammad Naseem Khan


  • Haytham Mahmoud

    Year

    2009

    City

    FLORIDA

    Country

    USA
    " Haytham Mahmoud"

    Thank you for a great job. I loved every thing in the trip, though I would like to have lamb meat sometime.I got what I paid for and more.


  • ARSHAD SYED

    Year

    2008

    City

    CHICAGO

    Country

    USA
    "ARSHAD SYED"

    Dear Mr. Zamir, My wife and I were invited by Allah to visit his house and house of his Beloved Prophet Mohammad (PBUH). We joined your group to go to Saudi Arabia. We first visited Medinah and stayed close to Masjid-e-Nabawi. Later on we went to Mecca and preformed Hajj. We enjoyed every minute of our stay. From the Spiritual guidance from Mufti Haroon to catering by Mr. Aqil, travel from Medinah to Mecca and other places as well as your house staff at mecca, everybody was very helpful.

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