Saudi Arabia, the country marks its presence in the globe as an Islamic country. The country witnesses millions of people across the world for Umrah and Hajj. Hajj is one of the pillars of Islam and people try their best to perform Hajj at least once in their lifetime. During this time, you will find… Continue reading Hajj in Summer – Things you need to know
1. One should be prepared mentally and spiritually: One should be away from shirk before performing Hajj, no matter how good one is and how good their deeds are if one is involved in shirk then the Hajj is not acceptable by ALLAH. Ask ALLAH for the guidance to perform hajj in the prescribed process.… Continue reading Hajj Preparation Checklists: How to be well prepared for Hajj?
The Muslim who can afford and physically able are asked to assemble for Hajj once in their lifetime in Makkah at the Kabah and to see with their own eyes. It is word noting the sanctity attached to Kabah and its importance lie in what it symbolizes. The Quran references the (mountains) of Al-Safa and… Continue reading Top mistakes to avoid during Hajj – Part 1
The Three Types of Hājj To begin, we should note that there are three types of Hājj one may perform. This manual will focus primarily on the Hājj Tamattu’. Let us start by mentioning that the Prophet (saws) only performed one Hājj during his lifetime. During the course of this journey, he s performed an ‘Umrah,… Continue reading Hajj Advice: The Three Types of Hajj and How to Perform Umrah
Please arrive at the airport at least 4 hours prior to the departure time. The food served on board during our flights is generally Halāl, but please reconfirm with your airline directly. To be on the safe side, you can ask for Asian vegetarian (our recommendation). For baggage allowance information, please call or check the… Continue reading Hajj Advice: Arrival at the Airport
What Should an Intending Pilgrim Pack? Ihram Wet wipes (unscented) Neosporin and bandaids Sunscreen Dramamine or any motion sickness medication Black permanent marker for labeling luggage Sandals or slippers Vitamin tablets Prescription drugs if needed Toiletries (unscented for days of Hajj) Bath towels and face towels Hairbrush Feminine toiletries (Unscented) Tums Imodium Lip balm… Continue reading Hajj Advice: Packing for Hajj
Traveling to Saudi Arabia is not necessarily the easiest of travels, nor is it any easier upon your luggage. For this reason, we highly recommend that you travel with sturdy luggage that you are confident will not break down on you during a critical juncture of the journey. Something to also take into consideration is… Continue reading Hajj Advice: Advice on Your Suitcase
JOINT RESPONSIBILITY FOR EVERYONE If there is one thing we could stress, it would be to understand and realize that you are part of a group in Hājj. You’re not alone. In fact, all of you must work together towards your mutual goal. Look out for your fellow pilgrim at all times. When you arrive in Saudi… Continue reading Hajj Advice: Understanding You Are in a Hajj Group
Get ready for prayer approximately an hour before prayer time. In Mina, our prayers are shortened but not joined and each is performed on time. Our entire group will always pray in Jamah (all together). Do Dhikr, Istighfar, Tasbih, Dua and if possible, try to recite the entire Qur’an. Eat and drink, get to know… Continue reading Hajj Tips: What to do in Mina?
Travel light with a very small bag. Small towel & toiletries (unscented), toilet paper. Earplugs in case you can’t bear the noise, tents can be very noisy from neighbors. Small water bottle to fill up with water in Mina and Arafat. Water is difficult to locate in Muzdalifah but we are only there overnight. Light… Continue reading Hajj Tips: What to Take to Mina