Preparing for Umrah and Hajj Before Traveling

A list of 10 recommendations you need to know before heading out to your Umrah or Hajj trip.

Introduction

These are ten things to do before you depart on your journey. Just like with any trip, you need to prepare for everything you can expect on this amazing spiritual trip. Read through this guide and be prepared for next steps.

10 Item Checklist Before you Travel

1. Patience is your closest companion
Having as an essential concern that there are more than a large number of individuals that have come to perform Umrah and everybody is distinctive, it sounds compatible that it could be both hazardous and disappointing, as few things that could take a couple of minutes, take hours and that can make somebody eager. You ought to be persistent and tolerant, particularly when things don’t go as you need them to. Keep in mind that Allah SWT is the best of organizers and you are a visitor in this house. It is all piece of the Umrah tour.

2. Keep Fit
It’s a fact that during Umrah we need to walk up to 20 miles, skip lot of people’s mind and they start their Hajj journey without considering their physical state. It is extremely important to exercise before Umrah, as it will be easier for you, not only to perform your religious obligations but also in order to enjoy more of your journey without tiredness. As being fit is most important, it is recommended that you start exercising up to 6 months before Umrah.

3. Label your valuables clearly
That includes your luggage and any Zamzam you bring back with you. Yes, you are permitted 5 litres for each individual (before it used to be 10 litres) in an interesting box (which is just for an individual you’re allowed to utilize). You can buy them from Makkah and Jeddah. In the event that you don’t name it accurately you may not get your water towards the end since some individual can erroneously believe it’s their Zamzam on the off chance that they neglected to check the tag for the things.

4. Take Sufficient Clothes
You don’t need to hand wash a portion of the rotten, grimy ones while you’re there and trust they dry in time. So don’t pack light in such manner, that you would need to shop there or wash them always. You could invest this energy worshipping or resting instead.

5. Pack essentials for a comfortable stay
There is strict security checking at the entrance of the mosque in house of kaaba and madina both. So don’t pack your cameras (especially big ones) or Knife etc. They may confiscate them. In any case, keep some money (in riyal) with you for ; fidyah – for missing any commitment or some other infringement, for Sadaqah, for people you might need to purchase presents (make a rundown of their names before going – however make an effort not to waste so much time shopping. It’s best to take dates and Zamzam for everybody) and spend cash – for general things, nourishment and so forth.

6. Don’t stand in the middle
For no good reason or to offer prayer – instead pick corners, so you can pray with khushoo and not exasperate individuals by holding off their way and you wouldn’t need to stress over individuals going before you amid prayer. This is an extremely basic practice over yonder. People stand in the middle of Tawaf area to take a picture /selfie, holding off the Tawaf of other pilgrims.

7. Try not to push anybody, rather help them
Just to excel in some rewarding deed in light of the fact along these lines, you pick up significantly more terrible deeds to benefit one deed. Rather help individuals in any capacity you can. Be benevolent. Give path as opposed to battling for it. This won’t make you any littler, instead would just raise your status. Never consider any evidently little deed as little. Benefit as much as possible from this Umrah tour. Such minutes and time won’t come again & again.

8. Have additional copies of Important documents
Ensure that you make additional duplicates of your docs as they could get lost. It’s dependably a smart thought to keep additional duplicates in better places while on 2017 Umrah packages tour, for instance, one in your baggage and one with you, on the off chance that you lose the one, you will have a backup copy.

9. Get a Saudi Sim Card
Active calls are charged while approaching is free. For around 100 riyals, you can get a telephone line in Saudi Arabia. Consistent associations are an unquestionable requirement for your wellbeing and security in the event that you lose your direction or lose all sense of direction in the group, which is truly normal. Get phones for all individuals from the family. Since more often than not, ladies and men would be isolated. For eg: in Mina tents, in mosques and so on. So in such enormous group, it gets hard to recognize your relatives so spare yourself by purchasing the SIM card/essential telephone for all.

10. The Most Important thing Always be in pair/group
On the off chance that you are running with a group then your international ID might be with the group coordinator. So you require some kind of ID of yours in the event that you get lost or fall oblivious many individuals even pass on in the midst of stampedes and can’t observe your way back.