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Guide For First Time Pilgrims Part 2

What to take

Probably the most common questions on the mind of pilgrims when preparing for their Hajj or Umrah are “What should I take along?” and “What should I wear?”.

For answering your queries, we share a list of common but useful items that we recommend you carry along. We also suggest that you speak with those in family and with friends who have performed Hajj or Umrah, to check for any items this list might not include.

  • Ihram
  • Vitamin tablets
  • Rennies
  • Sun block cream
  • Wet wipes
  • Savlon cream and a supply of plasters
  • Toothbrush, mouthwash, toothpaste etc…
  • Cash for your expenses
  • Bath towels, face towels
  • Black permanent marker for labeling luggage
  • Feminine toiletries (non-perfumed)
  • Imodium, Lip Balm
  • Sandals or slippers (preferably used ones)
  • Prescription drugs if needed (e.g. Ventolin, diabetic medicines etc.)
  • Hairbrush
  • Travel sickness tablets
  • Pain killers e.g. Paracetamol, Annadin, Ibuprofen
  • Water bottle for being continuously hydrated  
  • Sunglasses for protecting your eyes from the sun
  • Note book and pen for or taking notes
  • Plastic bottle throughout your pilgrimage for refilling it constantly with Zam Zam. 
  • Your own Qur’an and pilgrimage reading material
  • Money Belt/Waist pouch for keeping money, passport & valuables

Buy a strong suitcase
Your luggage will have a rough and tough journey on the pilgrimage, so we recommend that you carry a suitcase with a hard outing, so that it can withstand the shocks all along the way. Also it is extremely important that you hand label your luggage differently to identify it from the thousands of similar styles and colours. 

 
What to wear

We highlight different dress codes for men and women so that they can perform their pilgrimage comfortably.

For Male Pilgrims:

  • Ihram
  • Comfortable sandals and shoes
  • Belt, safety pins etc.
  • Comfortable thawb with pyjamas or normal comfortable clothing

For female pilgrims:

Abayah or Shalwar Kameez
Loose, comfortable clothes with pyjamas, loose trousers, underneath
Comfortable and soft shoes and sandals. Start wearing your new footwear to get comfortable with them.
If your current shoes and sandals are fit for use during the pilgrimage.
Crocs will be ideal for both Male and Female pilgrims. We recommend them  because they are light and dry quickly. 
For performing Wudu, Crocs are the ideal footwear
Carry flip flops only if you are used to wearing them comfortably

As Hajj and Umrah involve a lot of walking, we suggest you carry pairs of strong, comfortable and long-lasting footwear.

I had a life changing experience while perfoming umrah with yourtravelshop.com,
their guidance and facilities were impeccable. i pray to allah for their well being.

Mohammed Ozair

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