Preparation for Hajj

We at Hilal Hajj & Umrah Travel Inc. want your experience to go as smoothly as possible, so we have compiled a list of all of the preparations for those making their journey to Hajj. Please make sure to review the entire list since it will prove quite useful as you prepare for your journey.

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Items to Bring

Luggage Basics

  • Tags with name, address and phone # for baggage.
  • Baggage's as per airline regulations

Ehraam and Accessories

  • 1. Ehraam garment for men, preferably of terrycloth (two sets) if you are landing in Jeddah if not please purchase in Medinah all your ehrams and sleeping bags
  • One of two pairs of foam/beach slippers
  • Large safety pins (6) or leather belt to tie ehraam

Personal Needs

  • Toothpaste & toothbrush/miswak Nail clippers, small scissors, shaving set, hair comb ( not in hand bag, for security measures)
  • Unscented Soap & shampoo available in Saudi
  • Bath and hand towels

Camping Kit

  • Sleeping bag cotton linning lightweight, Yoga Mat (air mattress Not recommended)
  • Small flashlight if you wish
  • Small thin pillow or travelers pillow
  • Water canteen/bottle with shoulder strap (may be purchased in Saudi)
  • Sun glasses (preferably with neck strap)
  • If you wear prescription glasses, take them and an extra pair if possible

Required Documents

  • Passport valid for at least 6 months from the date of arrival
  • Copy of Permanent Resident Card (Green Card) or U.S. Re-entry permit.

Advance Payroll

  • Passport-sized photographs (4)
  • International Vaccination Certificate/Card (Vaccination Record for Meningitis/Flu/Tetanus)
  • Copy of Marriage Certificate for couple & Birth Certificate for child
  • Notarized Permission letter from "Mehrem" for single women over 45 years only can travel.
  • Ensure that you have some money with you
  • U.S. $1500.00 Cash
  • Traveler's checks for large amounts (Not recommended )
  • You can use your own credit cards

Medical Supplies

  • A First Aid Kit will be available, but you may also take along strip bandages, antibiotic ointment, rubbing alcohol, etc.
  • Be sure to conform to the policies for disease control from the Center for Disease Control at

General Medicines/Needs

  • Gravol, if you are prone to air sickness
  • Advil/Tylenol/Aspirin
  • Mouthwash (non-alcoholic)
  • Lozenges for throat infection, cough drops
  • Antacid (Pepto Bismol)
  • Diarrhea medication (Imodium)
  • Petroleum Jelly (Vaseline)
  • Heat powder, if you are prone to heat rash
  • Salt tablets or glucose tablets (depending on health conditions)
  • Ladies check with your doctor in regards to taking the pill to avoid menstrual cycle

Special Medicines/Needs

  • If allergic to specific drugs or have medication condition, write on a paper and keep on your person or wear "medic alert" bracelet
  • Sufficient medication that you are normally required to take

Seek advice from physician for special care in hot weather if you have any medical condition such as diabetes, asthma, heart condition, blood pressure, etc.

2015 Hajj Seminar

Lecture: Maulana Aziz Ahmed
Date: August 1st, 2015
Time: After Zuhar Prayer

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