Sunday, September 23, 2012

Hajj Guide: Pre-Hajj Preparation Tips - 2

1. Sajdagah (small size)
2. Travelling bag for Arafaat and Mina.
3. A Mug, a plate. a glass, fork & spoon, a bowl.
4. Dua books.
5. drawstring bag for pebble and a small flashlight.
6. A shoe bag for Haram.
7. Toiletries (must be without scent)
8. Ehraam. Ladies 2 pairs of it. (one to go in hand luggage). Gents can purchase from Madina if they go first to Madina. If the flight is for Jeddah, they should purchase from their home country.
9. Bath towel
10. Some comfy shoes. a pair of slippers.
11. Men can purchase a jacket for using the multi-pockets for the cash or credit/debit cards, mobile phones.
12. spike guards/extension for the hotel room as their are limited electrical sockets. While it is very necessary for charging mobile phones in Arafaat and Mina.
13. Sufficient quota of Regular Medicines (blood pressure, diabetes, heart, asthama). Medicines for these are very expensive. It may cost more in Hejaaz (Saudi Arabia) or it may not even available. Note: Medicines are very very expensive. Cough Syrup. If you get regular headache, please get your blood pressure checked.
14. Dry snacks after getting down from plane towards the hotel. It takes hours and the tour operators are helpless to provide you the same.
15. Diabetics, please inform beforehand your tour operator to provide you the tea and food as per your requirement.
16. Tissue paper and Sun glasses a must. Undergarments and socks. Few clothes. A night suit.
17. Share these requirements to be carried to other Hajis.
Note: Do not purchase expensive and sophisticated suitcases and bags, as they will get a very rough treatment in the luggage of aircraft and bus.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

•The Holy Ka'aba. The House of Allah (swt) and the birth place of Imam Ali b. Abi Taalib [a]
•Hajar al-Aswad (The Black Stone)
•Maqam Ibrahim
•Hijr Ismail. This was the location of the house of Prophet Ismael [a]. He and his mother are buried here. He denied access to anyone because he did not like it to be walked on. Other prophets are buried in this place also. According to Imam Baqir [a], the place between Rukn and Maqam is full of graves of the Prophets. According to Imam Sadiq [a], seventy prophets are buried between Rukn al-Aiman and Hajar al-Aswad
•Well of Zamzam
•Mizabe Rahmah: the golden trough (water channel) between Rukn Iraqi and Rukn Shami
•Mustajar: This is just before Rukn Yamani whilst walking from Rukn Shami to Rukn Yamani. It has also been defined as the area between the Black Stone (hajar al-aswad) and the door of the Ka'aba
•Mutaawadh or Multazam: The place between Rukn Yamani and the Black Stone (hajar al-aswad)
•Hatwim. According to the book "Adabul Haramain", this is the place between the door of the Ka'aba and Hajar al-Aswad. It is called Hatwim "the smasher" because it smashes major and minor sins of one who seeks forgiveness here. It is said that this is the place where Adam [a] was forgiven. According to the book "Umra & Ziyarat", this is the place where Prophet Ismail, his mother and many other prophets are buried. See Hijr Ismail above.
•Rukn al-Aiman (the right-hand side corner of the Ka'aba).This is opposite the Black Stone behind the House. The Prophet [s] said "Whenever I come at this point, I find Jibril is already there before me." Imam al-Sadiq [a] said: "Rukn al-Aiman is our gate to Paradise". He also said: "In this place is one of the doors of Paradise that has never been closed since it was opened. There is a river from Paradise in which deeds of the servants are dropped." Also called Rukn al-Junubi. It comes before the Black Stone corner.
•Rukn Shami/Gharbi. This is the corner of the Ka'aba that comes after Hijr Ismail
•Rukn al-Sharqi. This is the corner where Hajar al-Aswad rests.
•Rukn al-Shimali / Iraqi. This is corner that comes after the Ka'aba's door before one reaches Hijr Ismail.
•Mount Safa. When going to Safa for Sa'ey, use the same door that the Prophet [sawa] used, which is Bab as-Safa, opposite the Black Stone.
•Mount Marwa