Hajj Things to do before leaving
Basics of Hajj
Since Hajj is one of good way of worship, it must be performed in peace. There are many simple, but important, things you could do or to get keep in your mind.
Your purpose must be to perform Hajj only for the sake of Allah. Point of view of impressing others with show of your money should never be a factor.
All Hajj charges must be paid out of cash received thru legitimate (Halal) approach. Cash received through illegitimate or dubious way is not perfect.
You should make a sincere attempt to, try to find forgiveness from those you could have hurt in the past. This is actually based on some main advices of Rasool Allah (PBUH), we must follow their instruction for the hajj to be special.
Preparations for Hajj
Preparations must be started early so that you are not hurried for time in the few days before you leave. The paperwork, shopping, confirming your travel and housing arrangements in Saudi Arabia etc., save your time. Two to three months in advance before of leaving is a good idea for starting your preparations. Your travel agent, or a friend who has performed Hajj in recent times, can also help you in your arrangements.
The following guidelines are supported to get you began in the right direction.
Choose a travel agent who offers a large choice of “packages” for Hajj. There are a big number of travel agencies everywhere that offer Hajj services, and not all of their things are of the same quality and worth. Selecting the right agent is of essential importance.
Talk to your friends and associates who might also have in recent times used the services of many companies and ask them for references. The worth of service and commitment to the comfort and well-being of the pilgrims vary considerably among travel managers/ Agents.
You may need some immunizations/vaccinations for the issuance of a Hajj visa. The World Health Organization (WHO) problems annual recommendations and necessities regarding vaccinations for a journey to various countries including Saudi Arabia.
Your doctor may advice extra vaccinations in the bright of his knowledge and experience. A specialist in infectious diseases recommended and administered vaccination against pneumonia, typhoid fever, polio, malaria, and diphtheria. Keep the vaccination record with your other important documents and keep it with you to Saudi Arabia. You do not ever know when you might want it.
Saudi Government need your passport to be valid for as a minimum six months earlier the date of your leaving. If it is not, have its validity prolonged or get a new passport well ahead of time. It takes several weeks for a passport to be issued or prolonged under normal conditions. Your travel manager will be able to advise you of any extra requirements.
Things to Take With You
This is the most important thing that you must think about your save and comfortable journey. The given is a list of things you will need to take with you to make your journey, in Saudi Arabia safe and to make your stay suitable and comparatively care-free.
The Ihram is actually two pieces of cloth which are white, unsewn and unprinted/plain, one of the other is pure cotton cloth. These are calm to clothing and also provide for better captivation of the heavy sweat you will inexorably experience during Hajj.
Saudi Arabia usually remains hot throughout the year. The company of two to three million hajis during Hajj in somewhat congested spaces with the expected pushing adds to the discomfort. The Hajj rites, ziarat, shopping, etc. require great walking and physical effort. Therefore, light and casual clothes for street wear are the best. Take sufficient changes of clothes to make your stay comfortable. Depending on the time of the year, you may need to pack a sweater for early morning wear in Medina, which tends to be calm at that time of day in November and December.
Do not use a soft suitcase. The suitcase with along their locks can be easily cut and can easily stole inside. Many people have not good thought that everyone in and around the cities in Saudia like, Makkah and Medina and Al Haram Shareef is a God dreading, Muslim. Unluckily, that sentence is not true for their people. In spite of the plain punishments given to sentenced criminals by Saudi experts, crime does exist. Muggers and crooks find it easy to target on credulous hajis whose protector is down because of their anxiety with Hajj activities.
There is no need to carry stuff of food with you. The whole thing is of your needs are available in Saudi Arabia at a cheap rate. Saudi consultants do not allow fresh foodstuff items to be brought into the country. Food items of all kind are available at Jeddah airport.
Take a satisfactory amount of cash to cover your predictable expenses. It is difficult to commend an amount since specific needs, lightweight and existing arrangements, shopping plans etc. vary broadly. In any event, do not present to others either the amount of money you hold or its place of safekeeping. You can never be too careful.
From all over the world, people carry with them all kinds of infections, and the manifest closeness of the thousands of hajis simplifies easy spread of these diseases. However, you can take basic safety measures to reduce your chances of becoming ill. Ask your doctor to suggest a broad-spectrum antibiotic to be taken prophylactically during your stay in Saudi Arabia.