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13 tips about - Preparing for Hajj

13 tips about - Preparing for Hajj

1. Shop around for the best package

Different agents offer varying packages, be sure to enquire about price, hotels - including quality of the hotel as well as distance from Masjid al Haraam.

2. Study about the Ahkaam of Hajj

Try to read and attend classes about how to perform Hajj correctly and the various ahkaam about Hajj and Ihram

3. Check your passport

Check that your passport is valid and is not about to expire.

4. Book early and check dates

Be sure to book your tickets early and check what dates you are leaving and coming back to give you time to prepare properly

5. Check your visa is correct

Make sure all your documents are in order to avoid disappointment.

6. Make photocopies of your documents

Keep copies of all documents, just in case.

7. Complete all shopping

Buy everything you need for your journey and start packing.

8. Inform friends and family

Inform friends and family and make sure provisions have been made for your family during your absence.

9. Consult a doctor

Ask a doctor about any advice or concerns they might have. If necessary you may need to take some medication with you.

10. Ask forgiveness from friends and family

Ask forgiveness from friends and family for any hurt you may have caused

11. Pay back debts

Pay back any debts you may have to individuals, especially to those who are needy for it or that are seeking repayment.

12. Write a will

Write a will and appoint an executor for it. Remember to make two witnesses sign and keep copies.

13. Cut and trim nails and hair

Before you enter Ihraam, be sure to shave pubic hairs, remove armpit hairs, clip nails and trim your hair where necessary.

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