8 Essential Things To Keep In Mind Before Planning Your Umrah Trip

Every Muslim wishes to go on hajj and Umrah once in their life. In Arabic, the word umrah means a visit to the holy Kaba ( the sacred house of god ), And can be performed by anyone, any time of the year. Every year many Muslims go for Umrah to the holy city of Makkah. Known to be a once-in-lifetime opportunity. All these people are fortunate, and many people have not yet been blessed with this happiness. Like me, This beautiful journey should be performed without hassle or tension. 

Umrah Planning

So guys, what are some things that we should never forget during planning? Let me tell you everything. With whom our journey with best, and most comfortable. Many things are necessary to go to umrah. I know many problems are faced when not everyone knows and understands what to prepare, and what to pack. As you’re excited to go on your journey with umrah companions. We want to make sure you’re prepared with everything you need.

Umrah Essentials

According to Islam, you should clear all your liabilities and pay off all your dues before the spiritual journey. This guide explains everything a pilgrim needs to know about how to prepare for umrah.

  1.  Travel Documents depends on your Umrah Package.

Important Travel accessories are below:

  • Visa
  • Passport and its photocopy
  • Flight tickets
  • Full travel itinerary
  • Vaccine certificate 
  • Passport size photographs
  • Hotel booking confirmation copies
  • Identity card
  • Credit card/debit card/Saudi riyals
  • Relationship certificate 
  • Emergency contact number

2.  Clothing Accessories

People come from all over the world to perform umrah. Every place has its dress. Similarly, performing umrah also has its dress. Ihram for men and shalwar kameez and its upper abaya for women. Most of the time Makkah season is hot. Therefore, light clothes and light colors should be chosen that would not irritating on your skin. It is important to pack and prepare according to the month of travel. While the days are hot and nights are cold in Saudia. Depending on your for umrah.

Some essentials for umrah both men and women are below:

  • Hijab under caps
  • Light and Breathable hijab
  • Hijab pins
  • Sunglasses
  • Comfortable shoes
  • Weist pouch
  • Safety pins
  • Bathroom slippers
  • Folding umbrella
  • Socks
  • Comfortable Sandals

3.  Prayer Accessories

Ihram is the best dress code for pilgrimage. can’t perform umrah without it. it’s very essential for men. Ihram is two pieces of unstitched plain white cloth. And women are also allowed to wear regular clothes. But the abaya must be over it so that only the mouth and hand are visible.

Some prayer accessories are below:

  • Pocket Quran
  • Dua book
  • Tasbih/digital dhikr counter
  • Compass
  • Seven bead tasbih
  • Prayer mat
  • Hajj-Umrah guide book
  • Prayer hat

4.  Self-Care Accessories

For self-care, you need many things. That helps you to properly maintain your hygiene. These are lightweight things that would not be heavy but they are a lot in number.

Some Accessories are below:

  • Toothbrush (fragrance-free)
  • Soap and shampoo (fragrance-free)
  • Wet wipes (fragrance-free)
  • Hand sanitizer (fragrance-free)
  • moisturizer/cream (fragrance-free)
  • Small mirror
  • Nail cutter
  • Small scissors
  • Pocket tissue
  • Razors and shaving machine
  • Hairbrush/comb
  • Antiperspirant
  • Perfume/Ittar

5.   Electronic Gadget

Electronic items will be needed in the umrah journey. They help in different ways.

Some electronic items and accessories are below:

  • Smart Phone
  • Charger
  • Power bank
  • headphones/earphones
  • Universal travel adapter
  • Saudi sim card
  • Wristwatch
  • Flashlight
  • Alarm clock
  • Travel iron

A smartphone is important for umrah’s journey. Through this, you can stay in touch with your family, friends, and groups. Before embarking on the journey make sure that your smartphone has on, and unlocked. So that in case of lost, contact can be immediate.

6.  First-Aid Kit

Basic medicines and first-aid kits are also an important part of umrah essentials. It can be needed anytime anywhere for cough, flu, fever, body pain, stomach pain, current/regular medication, etc.

Some essential medicines and accessories are below:

  • Syrup
  • Medicine
  • Bandages
  • Cotton
  • Antiseptic cream
  • Balm
  • Diarrhea tablets
  • Sin block (fragrance-free)
  • Rehydration salts
  • Glucose

7.   Baggage

A good quality suitcase with a hard case and built-in locking should take it. Should not be too soft, and don’t be too big. Traveling with a big bag is difficult.

Some baggage accessories are below:

  • Suitcase locks and keys
  • Luggage tags
  • Backpacks
  • One or two travel bags if you plan to bring gifts for your loved ones

8.   Other Essentials Carry To HandBag

Such essentials to carry in hand. Which can come in handy whenever you go out or during the Tawaf of Kaba

Some accessories are below:

  • Note Book/Paper
  • Pain/marker
  • Water bottle
  • Snacks, juice, and other dry fruits
  • Dust mask
  • Sandwich bags/carrier bags
  • sellotape/duct tape
  • Potable fans

Important Things To Do Before Leaving For Umrah

It is important to decide the month for umrah planning. Whichever you are comfortable with. Most people like to visit during the month of Ramadan. Because Ramadan is a very blessed month and every worship done during this month gets a double reward.

Some important guides are below:

  • Make hotel booking in advance
  • Never forget the arkan of umrah
  • Take enough clothes with you
  • Dress according to the weather
  • Check past records of your travel agent
  • Know the rules of Ihram
  • Baber hygiene
  • Learn a few Arabic words
  • Get proper vaccine

Some Tips For Umrah Preparing

  • Make your intention
  • Your budget for the trip
  • Mental preparation
  • Physical preparation
  • Build up your stamina
  • Seek forgiveness
  • Learn the seerah
  • Spiritual preparation
  • Patience
  • Keep your documents secure
  • You should be punctual

An umrah trip acknowledges the merciful Allah and purifies the heart mind body and soul of humans from the sins of the part. This is an excellent opportunity for the forgiveness of sins. Therefore, a well-thought-out umrah assignment is very important to benefit from it. Umrah is a non-obligatory yet essential pilgrimage to Makkah and it is done to ask forgiveness from Allah for the sine committed in life. It is critical to make this Umrah journey unforgettable so that it would live on in our memories for a lifetime. I hope you will get answers to all your questions. “Breaking a leg” for your umrah trip.

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