Hajj is one of the most important pilgrimages that adult Muslim has to undertake at least once in their lives. Every year, thousands of Muslims arrange for visits to perform prayers in Makkah. Hajj is also the biggest mass movement perfectly organized by the local authorities. To make your Hajj more fruitful and free of hurdles, this article shares a list of practical tips to ensure a seamless journey and Hajj experience.
Get all your vaccinations done
Due to the ongoing health and safety concerns throughout the world, it is best to stay up to date with the required vaccinations for Hajj. Meeting the required vaccination criterion will help you perform your Hajj rituals without any issues.
Your daily essentials should be your priority while packing for Hajj. Travel light and carry items such as a few extra pairs of clothes, small flashlights for Arafat and Muzdalifah, sunglasses, umbrellas, phone chargers, and universal adapters, toilet slippers, and dry snacks such as biscuits, protein and granola bars, a refillable water bottle…, etc.
Select your clothing carefully
The local weather conditions should be checked prior to travel so you can pack your clothes accordingly. If it is too hot or humid, cotton and light fabrics would be ideal. Get a light-colored scarf to keep yourself safe from the excessive heat. Aim to pack comfortable clothes for maximum convenience during your stay.
Carry an umbrella
You are going to spend a lot of time outdoors, so make sure that you have an umbrella with you. With that, you can also take sunglasses, caps, and sunscreen for maximum UV protection. If possible, pack an extra umbrella just in case as it might be beneficial for you during any unforeseeable emergency.
Always bring snacks and water
Taking snacks and water is a must. Wherever you are traveling, make sure to take some non-perishable, dry snacks such as biscuits, granola, and protein bars, and water. It will help you maintain your energy levels throughout your Hajj rituals.
Stay in touch with your group
If you are traveling with a group, then try your best to not be separated from them. Keep in touch with your group leader. Mutually decide on a location where you can meet with your group in case if you get separated. Look out for each other to ensure everyone’s safety around you. Also, it is best to save your group leader’s contact number. Before leaving your accommodation, make sure to charge your phone. It is best to carry a power bank to avoid any unpleasant situation.
Hajj can be a life-altering experience. It is important to focus on the journey and emotionally and mentally invest yourself in it instead of spending time on social media. Taking relevant precautions and ensuring your safety and comfort will make your Hajj experience even better.