Tuesday, October 9, 2012

Hajj Travel Checklist

Hajj Travel Checklist-
By Hajja Saira
This is a list to take to Saudi. Everything is available there so don’t fret if you forget anything. A few things are specifically for rites of Hajj and should be packed when you go to Mina.

  • Prescription medicine
  • Small amount of Advil and Tylenol
  • Aleve (for muscle swelling or headaches)
  • Small container of petroleum jelly (Vaseline)
  • Cough drops (Riccola brand is great. Bring a lot. Cough drops with honey is a bonus.)
  • Vitamin C (Tablets or powder such as Airborne)
  • Bengay (or other muscle rub)
  • Pepto-Bismol and/or Immodium
  • Small travel-size First-Aid kit
  • Unscented chapstick with SPF
  • Shampoo/Soap/Deodorant/Sunscreen/Cream (to use while not in ihram [state of purity])
  • Unscented soap
  • Toothbrush
  • Toothpaste
  • Disposable razors/nail cutter/small scissors (pack in suitcase since they are not allowed on the plane)
  • Several packs of tissues
  • Miswaak (you can obtain in Saudi)
  • Unscented antibacterial hand sanitizers (to use in ihram)
  • Toliet paper (2 rolls)
Personal Items
  • Ihram clothes
  • Several pairs of thick socks (black)
  • 1 cloth bag with shoulder strap (to place your small items when going to the Haram)
  • Waist Pouch/Money Belt
  • Slippers (Teva or Crocs or any other flip flops)
  • Earplugs/eye cover (if you are a light sleeper)
  • Extra pair of glasses
  • Small Qur`an
  • 7 beads on a string (to keep track of Tawaf/Sa’i)
  • Pen/Pencil
  • Notebook
  • Prayer rug
  • Towel (to use while living in apt buildings)
  • One sheet or sleeping bag (old one that you can leave there)
  • Backpack (to pack things for stay in Mina)
  • Travel Alarm Clock/Watch
  • A few zip lock bags
  • DC/AC electric convertor (for any gadgets like camera/phone)
Books and Documents
(Take your small books on fiqh and duas of Hajj, general dua [pocket sized] books)
  • Hajj and Umrah Made Easy
  • Salaat & Salaam
  • Accepted Whispers
  • Prayers for Forgiveness
  • Inner Dimensions of Hajj (notes by Sh. Mokthar)
  • Your personal du`a’ list
  • Photocopy/picture of your passport page
  • Lots of Energy/Protein/Granola bars/snacks (take some extra to share with roommates)
from- http://www.suhaibwebb.com/personaldvlpt/worship/hajj/a-few-things-every-prospective-hajji-should-know/

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