With the Hajj season approaching soon, it’s always better to make your travel preparations early to avoid the hassle you might face when reaching your destination. Muslim travelers going for the Hajj and Umrah pilgrimage can often get caught up in the chaos of planning for the trip but forget some of the most important things that need to be on the Hajj essentials list. So, arm yourself with a handy Hajj and Umrah checklist to ensure that you leave nothing behind - and so that you will have a smoother trip, In Shaa Allah.
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Saudi Arabia is known for its hot climate so the key to comfort is light, comfortable clothing that will not get in the way when you are moving around. Pack enough clothing to last you on your journey, but not so much where you will be stuck with a huge pile of laundry when you return.
For your umrah preparation, having enough but not too much clothing is essential. Carrying one or two extra abayas or outer coverings will definitely come in handy since you won’t have much time for laundry, and there is no risk of running out of clothes. Abayas are also generally Additionally, pack at least 3 to 4 hijab and hijab under caps.
Bring your phone chargers and power banks to make sure your phone does not run out of power or carry an old phone if you prefer to avoid damaging your favorite gadget. You can also update your phone with useful Islamic or travel apps, or even helpful guides for Hajj and Umrah.
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To keep cash or other important items or even documents, you should consider adding a special Ihram belt or Hajj neck bag to your Hajj kit list. The Ihram belt won’t get in the way and those handy neck bags are not only easy to handle but have several pockets and can easily be worn with an abaya. There are different styles available to suit your needs too.
A personal care kit for the Hajj and Umrah pilgrimage can include items such as unscented oils, lotions and soap including wet wipes and sunscreen as the weather will be very hot. You might also want to pack on a hydrating lip balm along. Protecting your skin against the heat is quite important. Do include a pair of small scissors and nail clippers which will come in handy too.
Khuff socks are extremely useful items to add to your Umrah checklist. With Khuff leather socks, you don’t need to wash your feet after ablution, and your feet will be protected from the heat. All you have to do is simply wipe your Khuff socks after ablution. These leather socks can be bought online as well.
You can easily refer to the useful free Hajj and Umrah Check packing list below if you need a little help to make sure everything is in order.
Clothing and Shoes
Bags or Luggage
Islamic Information and Supplies
Packing for Hajj and Umrah will be much been easier with a checklist – so it’s definitely possible to have a peaceful Hajj and Umrah journey ahead.