Reading Hajj / Umrah Literature and attending Hajj / Umrah Training Seminars
We recommend you to mentally prepare yourself for this journey by reading related material and attending training seminars. It is pertinent to highlight that Trip to Makkah conducts pre-hajj Seminars to prepare our pilgrims for Hajj mentally and spiritually. Following are few steps that need to be done before starting this Holy Journey : :
Learn about the rites of ‘Hajj / Umrah
Reflect upon the wisdom behind such acts of worship (by reading Islamic history)
Read about the experiences of those who have previously performed Hajj / Umrah
Watch documentaries based on ‘Hajj—this will assist in visualizing the rites in action
It’s important to understand that Hajj / Umrah requires considerable physical energy, performing daily excercise will help you to boost your stamina specifically in the form of sitting, standing, and walking. These excercise may include jogging, light walk, and prolonged walks. These excercise will help you to easily adapt to Hajj conditions.
What to Take Along?
Hairbrush, Toothbrush, Mouthwash, and Toothpaste
Lip balm and Sunscreen cream
Surgery face (mouth) masks
Sandals/Slippers (used ones are preferable)
Pain killers: Paracetamol, Ibuprofen etc.,
Travel sickness tablets
Bunch of bandages/plasters
Prescription medicine (as per your doctor’s prescription)
Cash (that should cover your expenses)
Black marker for labelling luggage
Some other considerations:
What to Wear?
Any comfortable ethnic clothing
Belt to safeguard passport, money, and other valuables
Loose and comfortable clothes
Please consult with your doctor, in case you have a medical condition, and get to know if you are fit to perform ‘Hajj / Umrah. Take required medication as per prescription of your doctor.
Diet and Hyderation
It is recommended to eat plenty of fresh fruit to keep your natural vitamin/mineral. Eating fruits and dates will keep your body glucose level balanced and will keep you energized for performing ibada's. Apart from eating fruits, drinking water / zamzam and Laban is also recommended to keep you hydrated.
Medical Assistance and Guidelines
Saudi authority appointed doctors with free consultation.
In Makkah these clinics are located at the following locations having red crescent signs:
Bab Ajyad: Door # 5
Bab Abdul Aziz: Door # 1
Bab Fatah: Door # 45
In Madinah, Saudi German Hospital is located near Masjid Nabawi
Local Emergency Contact Numbers