Being able to afford and travel for the holy rituals of Hajj and Umrah remains a great blessing of Allah Almighty for a Muslim. Hajj being the fifth pillar of Islam remains obligatory for Muslims who can afford it financially as well as physically, at least once in their lifetime. Umrah, on the other hand, is a sunnah pilgrimage (undertaken voluntarily by pilgrims). Nonetheless, throughout the year hundreds of thousands of Muslims arrive in Makkah through umrah packages UK 2022 and observe the holy pilgrimage.
So, if you are traveling for either hajj or umrah soon, here are some of the dos and don’ts of the holy pilgrimage.
1. Preparations for the holy journey.
Always get the necessary knowledge on the rituals of hajj, travel tips as well as the local rules and regulations before your departure to the kingdom. Educate yourself on every single aspect of the hajj and umrah journey; prohibitions imposed in the state of Ihram; precautions to take, etc. So that a peaceful and hassle-free pilgrimage experience can be ensured.
2. Travel Light.
When going for the holy pilgrimage of Hajj and Umrah, always travel light. Carry your essentials only. For instance; ihram clothes, items of personal and oral hygiene, footwear, medicines, electronics, regular clothing, travel documents, etc.
It would help you remain organized during your trip as well as baggage handling hassles would be avoided.
3. Respect everyone.
It’s obvious that you’ll meet people of different races, cultures, nations, and languages in Haramain i.e., who have gathered there for the holy rituals traveling from across the globe. There’s a possibility that you might find some strange habits in others but you should always remain respectful to everyone. Be mindful of the personal boundaries and avoid breaching anyone’s privacy; thus, avoiding conflict.
4. Spend most of your time in worship.
Always remember that you’ve traveled this far for the sake of pleasing Allah Almighty. Therefore, when in Makkah, spend most of your time in supplication, and Ibadah. Offer your daily Salah punctually and on time; Recite the Holy Quran; Do Dhikr; Say Shukr as well as take part in charitable things.
5. Indulging yourself in other people’s matters.
When in Haramain with millions of other fellow pilgrims, don’t indulge yourself in unnecessary debates or matters that don’t concern you at all. Even if someone hurts your sentiments or is rude to you; remain silent, practice patience and forgiveness to avoid any sort of conflict.
6. Breaking Rules.
When you are in the kingdom, the pilgrims have to abide by all of the local rules and regulations. Therefore, don’t break the law in any case or criminal proceedings would b the consequence. Remember that, these rules are made to ensure a safe hajj/umrah journey for everyone.
These are some of the dos and don’ts of the holy pilgrimage.