What essential things to pack for Hajj?

Hajj is a journey of physical and spiritual tests for Muslims. Every true Muslim wish to perform hajj ones in their lives as it’s a life-changing spiritual journey. For the best experience, ensuring you’re prepared for the journey is important. Pilgrims can fully focus their energy on the spiritual side of the experience and are much easier if they are organized and prepared.

Here are some essential things to pack for Hajj before setting out for the holy journey.

Light and comfortable clothing is preferred. Other than that your ordinary clothes and two sets of your
Ihram garments.

Note: Choose appropriate items based on hot Saudi weather.

  • Pair of comfortable walking sandals

The top part of the feet must be uncovered as a part of Ihram’s requirement. A back strap is also recommended to avoid the foot slipping out. For ease, travelers also bring a pair of flip-flops especially for visiting the toilets.

The interior of the masjids are carpeted but they are too crowded sometimes. With your prayer mat, you can
pray outside on the marble surfaces comfortably.

These bags are useful for keeping money safe and carrying important identification and travel documents. Always keep all your valuables safely within the zipped pouch.

  • A small size Quran that you’re comfortable with
  • Nuts and dates for energy to keep you going in this tough spiritual journey.
  • Umbrellas, Sunglasses, and sunscreens- a necessary essential for heat protection.

All of these items should be of high quality and able to protect you from the sun’s heat.

  • Hajj And Umrah Unscented wipes, soaps, moisturizer, and deodorant.

It is prohibited to use scented products in Ihram.

  • Nail clippers, scissors, toothbrushes, and toothpaste for personal hygiene.
  • Reusable water bottles
  • Hajj guide, Notebook, and pens.

A Hajj guide will ensure that you’re on the right path and the notebook will be your true companion in this sacred journey on which you can save your precious moments.

  • Money, identification, and travel documents.

Money in local currency will be really helpful. It’s also wise to keep extra photocopies of your most valuable documents in case you lose them.

Certainly, Hajj can be a very uncomfortable experience if you’re sunburned or you are having blistered feet. A checklist for Hajj can save you from these problems, especially if it is for the journey of a lifetime.

We hope your Hajj experience is as blessed and good as you’ve always imagined it to be.

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