Lucky are those Muslims who get once in a lifetime opportunity to perform Hajj, one of the basic five pillars of Islam. It involves a different charm and zeal to be at the most pious place in world as per the Islamic traditions. If you are also fortunate and lucky enough to get the chance to visit Makkah for Hajj, before moving on, here are some significant tips and advice that would hopefully make your pious sacred journey a successful one.
Prior to leaving for the sacred journey, it is advisable to leave few copies of important documents with your closed ones or family. Some sensitive and important papers in this context may include the copy of your ticket details, passport, insurance, and also your itinerary details. Also, leave behind a valid emergency number and email address so that you remain in touch with your family when required.Your Travel Requirements:
Make sure that the travel agency that you chose is a Saudi government approved travel agency like Rahman Tours. This will help you significantly in getting transportation facilities and appropriate accommodation during your Holy tour.Necessity of scholars or Hajj experts:
We Rahman Tours provide the services of Hajj expert's guidance to accompany you during the Hajj. The presence of such a scholar or expert person would make sure that you will be able perform all the rituals of Hajj correctly.Luggage and Baggage:
It is better to take carry-on-bags instead of checked or other bags to accompany you. This will help you to carry on with the luggage and baggage transfer at the airport comfortably.Currency exchange:
Before leaving for Hajj, make sure that you have exchange your currency to Saudi currency.Health concerns:
You must be checked up carefully for any health condition before leaving for Hajj journey. Vaccinations for different diseases like Hepatitis A and B, diarrhoea, skin problems, etc. Make sure that you carry your authentic vaccination certificates; it will be inspected and checked by the Saudi Authorities at your arrival.Photography:
Using cameras or mobile phones having camera for making videos and capturing still images is strictly prohibited at the Makkah's Holy Mosque and also in the Prophet's Mosque at Madina. The authorities of Saudi are very strict in their rules and are probable to get hold of your camera or film or may be both if they find anyone breaking the rules. Your entry can be restricted to these places if you are found to carry cell phones, cameras either standalone.Zamzam Water:
You can bring Zamzam water back to your home within permissible limits of particular airline companies. Ideally, one water consist of 10 liters of water is allowed per traveller.
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