Hajj Packing List
Hajj packing is the most important aspect of planning as it could make a difference of spending time going to buy items you’ve left behind and need, or utilising time.
Some items might be provided during the pre-hajj seminar, so it’s best to wait until that to purchase & pack. Also, keep Mina items and other valuables in hand luggage in case your bag goes missing. If your forget something, Bin Dawood shopping center should have it!
- Meningitis Vaccination Certificate
- Learn some phrases in Arabic.
- Passport with 6+ months validity (renewed if necessary – you may need to submit the old passport for visa if your new one has been valid for less than 2 years), Visas, Marriage certificate.
- Passport photocopy & 4 passport size photos.
- Arrangement for return transport or parking for the airport.
- Hajj seminar arranged by your travel agent.
- Tell debit/credit cards you (make sure it’s no fx or loading fee) are taking with you that you’re travelling.
- Estimated £/$ & backup cash based on your guide (distributed among family members and parts of body).
- Enough money in banks for utilities an other financial commitments.
- Flight & hotel dates & times.
- Set lights, alarms, lamps, & camera (and get your IP address).
- Take photos of all your luggage, and note the size, colour & brand if it gets lost.
- Give house keys to a trusted person & contact info to the neighbours if necessary.
- Phone number of your guide(s)
- Insurance document if any
- Electric plug converter
- Something to count tawaf on, or tasbih.
- Combination lock (unless you want to carry another key).
For the Trip:
- Preventative medication to be taken on first symptoms – Immodium, Paracetamol, antacid
- Prescription(diabetes, cholestrol), Multivitamin (B*, D, Iron, Vitamin C, etc…),
- Band-aid, blister protection & antiseptic like Dettol.
- Neck pouch.
- Abaya & cloths.
- Hat to protect from the sun (or you can wrap a shirt).
- FFP3 face mask (for dust, smog) & avoid touching your face without washing hands. Also don’t go near camels (MERS) or people that seem sick.
- Perfume free andtibacterial hand gel & tissue.
- Concealable Hajj/Money Belt for Men, Cross-body purse for women- holds money, dua books, medication, passport copy.
- Comfy Open back, closed front shoe, socks (which men can’t wear during ihram), and blister bandage. I avoid flip flops as someone can step on my feet with hard boots & moisturiser/oil.
- Drawstring bag to carry slippers & small items – don’t separate yourself from it, otherwise you might not find it again.
- Spare glasses, contact lens & storage solution, sunglasses
- Scissor for coming out of ihram.
- Mobile (of course)
- Portable Charger
- Clear out distractions and make space for photos.
- Apps (Quran, Dua, Compass, Athan Notify – azaan, islamic calendar, prayer times & Glympse to locate family members).
- Travel Pillow
- Sleeping bag
- Plastic slippers for bath
- Bath towel
- Surfers waterproof bag (for showering)
- Perfume-free toiletries – Shampoo, toothpaste/bursh, comb, bodywash, soap, flushable wipes, face wash
- Sets of cloths and disposable undergarments.
- Disposable gloves for toilet (and storing pebbles).
- Quran (unless it’s an app).
- Dua book (to memorise)
- Mini-Hajj book.
- Powered meal replacement like Soylent for a few days in case food queues are long and you don’t want to eat heavy, clean up, etc…
- Snacks – protein bar & chocolate when stuck away from food, or suffering fatigue and low blood-sugar.