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    Things Every Hajji Should Know


     

    Hajj is the pilgrimage of a lifetime for all Muslims. It represents a mental, physical and spiritual journey to the holy mosque in Makkah, undertaken by everyone in good health. Every year, around two million Muslims travel to Al-Masjid Al-Haram to perform a number of spiritual rites, a number that clearly shows the importance of such a pilgrimage.

    While all Muslims know that they need to do Hajj at least once in their lives, as it’s one of the Five Pillars of Islam, not everyone knows exactly what it entails to prepare and complete this journey. The importance of knowing what to expect and planning ahead will only make this journey more beautiful and meaningful for every Hajji that embarks on it.

     

    Hajj is Physically Demanding

    Keeping yourself in good shape is essential for a successful Hajj. Temperatures in Saudi Arabia are generally high throughout the year, anywhere from 30oC to 40oC, so it’s vital that you’re fit enough to be able to walk for a very long time in the heat – and not suffer heat exhaustion or heatstroke.

    Build up your endurance by going on regular walks in the weeks before Hajj, and take preventative me