Every Muslim should be aware of the five pillars of Islam and Hajj is the fifth pillar amongst them. It is a religious obligation fard on every Muslim who is stable financially and physically. Hajj is performed in the last Islamic month i.e Dhul Hijjah. More than 3 million Muslims perform Hajj every year.
Hajj needs patience as it also consumes a lot of time. It is a unique experience for a Muslim. Every Muslim wish to do Hajj once in a lifetime. Hajj is a beautiful religious journey which contents your heart. Muslims who complete their Hajj is called Haji.
There are a few important things to be noted before going for Hajj. There is a list of a few essential things that every Muslim should comprehend before the beginning of this beautiful spiritual journey.
1-Make yourself fit: A Muslim who is going for Hajj must make him/her self-fit mentally and physically. Start doing exercise at home so it becomes easier to perform and enjoy Hajj obligations.
2-Always keep important documents copy with you: Before going for Hajj, make sure you have each and every document required and their extra copies that you may need during traveling.
3-Vaccination needs to be done: Saudi authorities have certain Vaccination Rules for Hajj Pilgrims. So, Muslims must make sure that their obligatory vaccinations are done before leaving for Hajj. Local pilgrims can get vaccinated for Hajj free of cost.
4-Be patient: Make patience your best friend. Always keep in mind that Muslims come from different regions of the world to perform Hajj. Every Muslim has a different nature so try to control you, be tolerant and patient.
5-Pack essential stuff for a comfy stay in Mina: Every Muslim who is going for Hajj must know about stay in Mina, so pack all the essential stuff that you might need most when staying in Mina.
6-Keep your expectations low: As now Hajj is expensive, either you can go with a public package or private. Don't have too many expectations about services you will get during Hajj.
7-Toilet Facilities are finite: Try to stop unnecessary food consumption and also limit water intake. Balance both to avoid any difficulty for you. Every Muslim need to keep in mind that toilet facilities are limited in Hajj terminal and during a stay in Mina.
8-Plan what you need to keep in hand carry: Hajj Terminal doesn’t have enough amount of facilities, so when u start packing, you must keep snacks, water bottles, abaya, Ihram or any other stuff that you may need during traveling. There are some things which you must carry with you to perform Hajj.
9-Pushing exercise during Hajj: The most annoying part of Hajj is observing pushing exercise which is a discomfort for no reason. So be patient and try to avoid any unpleasant talk. We have already shared an article about how much a normal pilgrim needs to walk.
10-Make your Hajj notebook: Hajj is fard once in life and this journey has its own spiritual, holy, devotional and never-ending impact on your mind. Being a Hajji when you will be back, you will have many lessons and tips.
You need to save it all in a notebook. Hajj Notebook is a beneficial resource for other Muslims who are planning to go soon.