Departure Date 20th JULY 0R 21 JULY DURATION 17 DAYS



Scholar Profile:

Imam Taha Hassane

Imam Taha Hassane is currently serving as the Imam/Director of the Islamic Center of San Diego. He joined ICSD in September 2004 from the Colorado Muslim Youth Foundation where he served as a youth instructor.

Imam Taha graduated from the Institute of Islamic Studies at the University of Algiers, Algeria, and served as a high school teacher and Imam in Ténès, Algeria, for ten years before coming to the United States. Imam Taha also holds a Master Degree of Theology in Islamic Studies from the Graduate Theological Foundation in South Bend, Indiana.

In addition to his regular duties at ICSD, Imam Taha is a:

  • Preacher & lecturer at different Islamic Centers, schools, colleges, and Churches around the US and abroad
  • Religious adviser of the Muslim Students Association at University of California, San Diego
  • Board member of the Interfaith Worker Justice, based in Chicago, IL
  • Member of the National Catholic-Muslim dialogue
  • Board member of the Interfaith Shelter Network
  • Co-Chair of the Interfaith Justice Coalition of San Diego
  • Member of the Arab-American Advisory Board of the San Diego Police Department
  • Member of the Interfaith Advisory Board of the San Diego District Attorney Office
  • Volunteer Chaplain at San Diego Prisons & Hospitals

Recipient of several awards:

  • 2010 Voices of Justice Award by the Interfaith Center for Worker Justice
  • 2011 Community Leadership & Social Justice Advocacy Award by CAIR San Diego
  • 2014 Outstanding Contribution Award by the Indian-American Muslim Council
  • 2015 A Major Peacemaker Award in San Diego by the Rotary Club of La Jolla
  • 2015 Spirit Award by the Somali Family Services
  • 2016 Spirit Of Service Award by the Interfaith Shelter Network
  • 2017 The Sultan & The Saint Peace Award by the Unity Productions Foundation
  • 2018 Islamic Shura Council of Southern California Change Maker Award
  • 2018 KPBS & National Conflict Resolution Center Community Hero For Civility In Politics Award

Also recipient of Certificate of Recognition from:

  • California Assemblymember Lorena Gonzales
  • California Assemblymember Shirley Weber
  • San Diego City Councilmember Marti Emerald
  • City of San Diego Human Relations Commission

Travel Dates

Tentative departure from the US JULY 20/21,2020

Tentative departure from Saudi Arabia August 7/8, 2020

MEDINA FIRST (JULY 22 – JULY 25/26) (1– 4ZH)


Accommodation: Elaf Majedi front of Mosque in front of Door 17.

Food: Breakfast And Dinner Open Buffet Will Be Served At The Hotel.

Makkah Second (july. 26/27 – Aug 05/6) (5ZH – 14/15ZH)


Travel: Private Air-conditioned bus from Medina to Makkah on JULY26/ 27 (5ZH).

Accommodation: Meridian Towers From 26/27 July To 7Aug To 17th Dhul Hijjah.

Food: Breakfast and Dinner open buffet served at the hotel (not during Manasek).



JULY 29/30 (8Dhul Hijjaj) later in the day to the Upgraded Premium Mena Camp, front OF Jamarat

Accommodation at Mena:
“Private Compound” upgraded air-conditioned VIP tents.

Food at Mena:
Daily open buffet service at Mena during your stay at the camp. Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner.

Bus will be available for transfer between MENA AND MAKKAH during Manasek.

Hotel rooms IN MAKKAH are available for you during the Manasek.


Depart for Arafat on 30 july (9th Dhul Hajj by Train or Bus) Food and Drinks will be served during the day. Leave Arafat same day after magrib for muzalifah spend night and return to Mina on 31 july (10 th Dul Hijjah)


Stay in Mina till 02 august ( 12 Th Dhul Hijjah) and depart for Makkah on ( 12th Dhul Hijjah) by Bus to Meridean Towers


Stay in Meridan Towers from 02 august to 07 august

Depart for Jeddah 07 aug for Flight Back

Package includes:

  • Imam and Group Leader
  • Travel ID
  • Travel Luggage Tags
  • Ihram for Men
  • Travel Neck Wallet
  • Travel Backpack

Package does not include:

  • Hajj Service Fees To The Unified Offices And Visa Processing (about $460.00) Subject To Change If Saudia Hajj Ministry Increases
  • Cost of zabiha/sacrifice (about $150)
  • Any additional charges related to stopover to other destinations other than Saudi Arabia


  • $10,164.00 PPQUAD
  • $10,799.00 PPTRIPLE
  • $12,070. 00 PPDOUBLE


  • $10,264.00 PPQUAD
  • $10,899.00 PPTRIPLE
  • $12,180.00 PPDOUBLE


  • Sis Amina Waheed, Adil Waheed

    I just want to say thank you for your overall arrangements for our Umrah travel was very good. We appreciate your efforts. Our trip was Alhumdulillah very blessed and smooth. We will be eager to recommend your agency to other friends.

  • Ahsan and Maliha

    Sadiq Bhai asalaamualaikum. Ahsan and I and our 3 kids would like to thank you for making great arrangements for our umrah. The trip was very satisfactory and all the arrangements were very good  . When the cars showed up, the cars were very decent and the drivers were friendly and accomodating. We are happy and all went well. Thank you so much for everything, we will recommend you to our friends. Thanks again. Regards  

  • Md Shamiul Hasan

    Alhamdulillah, We have completed our Umrah successfully and come back to home safely.  We got our services (Hotel, Transport) as per our requirements.  Some cases it  takes time to get the transport, but it is Ok because of the  high traffic (specially in Mecca). Only Jeddah Hotel location / quality was not as good as our requirements but it was OK because we stayed there only few hours. Overall me and my family are fully satisfied. Thanks for your continuous support. JazakAllah Khair

  • Danish’ Chicago

    Assalam O Alaikum Alhumduillah performed hajj in 2019 with my father and my wife. Discount travel was an excellent choice for us. . Alhumduillah everything went smoothly and well. Highly recommend discount travel for hajj package. Very nice and friendly people.

  • Syed NewJersey

    I wanted to thank you for doing such a great job in organizing and arranging our Hajj 2019 travel. The entire process was very well managed and the trip was memorable for all of us. I wanted to again express my gratitude and I would recommend utilizing discount travel services to anyone.

  • Arshad Osmani

    The Balkans trip that you planned for our group was just amazing. The guides, driver, vehicle and hotels and sites you selected just hit the bulls eye.
    The driver for the entire trip was also awesome and helped us on speedy visa processing through 4 countries. He helped us load and unload our luggage as well. The vehicle was very comfortable, clean and spacious. He was with us throughout our travel.
    The hotels selected were in great locations, with friendly knowledgeable staff. Site selection on the tour was excellent, and our 4 guides did a great job explaining the history of every site visited. Adnan, our Bosnia guide was remarkable, and came the next day too, since we had to cut short Day 1 in Bosnia due to rains.
    Sadiq, thanks for orchestrating a picture perfect trip for us. I strongly recommended Discount Travel to my daughter who booked her Italy and Turkey trip with you as well. We are already planning our next trip with Discount Travel.

  • Adil’ Los Angeles

    Alhamdulillah, I performed Hajj this year 2019 with Discount Travel. The whole experience was amazing. Mr. Sadiq made all the arrangements. The flight plan and travel were flawless. Hotels in Mecca and Medina was top class and very close to Haram and Masjid-e-Nabawi. Our tent in Mina was few minutes away from Jamarat which was a big plus. During our stay in Mina, we still had access to our hotel room in Mecca. That helped quite a bit when we went to Mecca for Tawaaf and Sai. Service in Arafat and Muzdalifah was excellent as well. I would highly recommend Discount Travel for your Hajj, Umrah and travel needs. Jazakallah Khair Discount Travel and Mr. Sadiq for making my first Hajj a memorable one.

  • Khan Family, OH

    We have been using travel discount for at least the past 6 years for our family travels. Br. Sadiq has helped us navigate our travels for Ummrah, Morocco, India, and most recently Jordan and Palestine. Having 3 children and sometimes traveling with extended family we appreciate having a personal car and driver at our disposal. He is able to coordinate sightseeing and activities keeping in mind the size of our party. Our most recent trip to Palestine and Jordan was exceptional in the tour guides. He choose partner agencies that helped in the visa process with door to door service. Most importantly we appreciate English speaking guides who can impart historical and political knowledge to our trips. On this particular trip we were able to tie in many Islamic sites with references to the Quran and historical stories.

  • Masih Farooqui

    Assalamalekum Br Sadiq, JazakAllah khair for arranging my wonderful trip by far this is the best , you have been arranging my trip every year for the last 17 years Alhumdulliah all hotels are good transportation are good and on time neat and clean. It’s always a pleasure travelling from your agency.

  • This is Zia alavi

    Assalamalekum Br Sadiq, I wanted to thank you for helping us with the Umrah package. Alhumdulillah the hotels and transportation was great and very convenient.

  • Obaid Khan

    We have used the services of Discount Travel for many trips throughout the world. Sadiq Hussain has always provided responsive, knowledgeable, and reliable service. He has been attentive to our needs and available by phone and email even when we have been abroad. Our recent trip to Spain in December 2017-January 2018 was no exception!

    We decided rather spontaneously on a trip and Mr. Sadiq assured us that he could organize it. Every aspect of our trip was well planned and he always provides honest feedback about accommodations. We were pleased and everything was as he had promised. Though we gave little time to plan, Discount Travel did a thorough job!

    We enjoyed a six-city bus tour of the Andalusia area, Barcelona, and Madrid wherein we had city tours which explored places of historical and cultural significance and also enjoyed the beauty of the Spanish countryside along the way! Many people in our family have traveled with Discount Travel and we will continue to do so!

    Obaid Khan Family South Carolina

  • Zacharea

    Alhamdulillah I received both passports yesterday. Thank you so much for all your help!! I will definitely be referring you to all my friends and family who want to go on umra inshAllah. We are so excited to be going!! Please let me know if anything else is needed. May Allah bless you and your family for your service to us.

  • Faiq Aqueel

    Assalam Allakum Last night I was back home. Thank you for the umrah arrangement. Flights were on time. Qusswa agent was waiting at Madina airport & Median Hilton. At Makkah hotel agent was not there but he contacted by phone. Ground transportation was good and on time. Thank you for your efforts and Allah Hafeez.

  • Ahsan and Shahnaz Hafeez

    Thank you very much for arranging our Scotland and Ireland vacation program. From Air Line tickets , to hotel arrangements and arranging for very interesting sight seeing tours were all just fantastic. Discount Travel crew of Ireland and UK personnel are very highly professional people. They were very friendly, courteous and in all sense very professional. The personal guided tours were very informative and they also gave us time to shop in selected places which was very helpful . In my opinion their commentary was just like listening to well informed Historians.

    From picking us up from the Airports to dropping us off was all perfectly on time and I must really complement on their punctuality and professionalism.

    The Hotels in Edinburgh and Dublin served our purpose. They were all in the City and easily accessible to all highlights. Restaurants in both hotels provided very good food and the staff was very friendly , courteous and met all our demands. People who live in USA are all spoiled by 4 star and 5 star hotel ratings. In Europe you just cannot anticipate the same equivalent grade. But we all slept well and with comfort.

    I must say in the end that people in both countries were very friendly and define courtesy very well. Again thank you for all your efforts in arranging such a fabulous vacation.
    Note: Our granddaughter Saher can’t wait for another European Vacation.

  • Baig Family

    JazakAllah. We just came back from our second Umrah. Thank you so much for all the arrangements, we truly appreciate. May Allahtaala Bless you and your family. We are okay with the Spain trip , the way it is arranged now.Thank for arranging Makkah Ziyaraths.

  • Mujeeb Qadri

    It is not us but the blessing of Allah SWT that we have such good people. Sadiq Bhai work of travel agency is very challenging and demanding, but especially the way you cater people is excellent. May Allah SWT protect you and your family and keep you in good health and Islamic spirit. Ameen. we had an excellent Umra Trip Please keep us in your dua.

  • Tauqir Ahmed

    Last Year, we performed Hajj thru Discount Travel of Lombard, IL. We have nothing but great compliments for Br. Sadiq for providing us with such a beautiful, memorable and satisfying experience. We were provided a very professional and caring support thorough out our trip. My mother-in law carries a Pakistani passport. On our way to Medina we transited thru Qatar. Br. Sadiq made sure for us to stay in a hotel at the Qatar airport. As I understand It is not easy for an older person to get a Qatari visa. All in all a great job.

  • Irfaan Ghafoor

    This is Irfaan Ghafoor and we (sis Saadia and mom Tallat) just came back from Umrah Alhamdulilah. No problems with anything and we had safe trip and my mom is in Pakistan now. Just wanted to thank you and QASSWA for everything. They were on time and very professional and it was a good experience. May Allah give you reward for helping so many people make their dreams come true for HAJJ and UMRAH. And next time, hopefully soon, we will call you to help us make travel plans for upcoming trips.