A Hajj packing list for Muslim women

This is a list suitable for someone staying in a tent or other non-hotel accommodations.

Please note: all items with an asterisk should be taken with you to Arafat.

  1. 2-3 Ihram outfits (if you choose to wear them)
  2. sheets
  3. body and hand towels
  4. comfortable scarf to wear indoors
  5. surgical masks to wear out in crowds - can be bought in the pharmacies in Saudi Arabia
  6. hair tie-backs
  7. coat hangers (also to use for drying washed clothes)
  8. tennis shoes
  9. socks
  10. pajamas
  11. robe
  12. broken-in rubber sandals
  13. Band-Aids
  14. tissues
  15. waterless hand wash liquid
  16. fanny pack
  17. non-scented soap
  18. washcloth in plastic bag
  19. pillow
  20. small bag or suitcase (for Arafat)
  21. umbrella (for sun!)
  22. prayer rug
  23. sunscreen (unscented)
  24. Quran
  25. Dua (suplication) and other Islamic books
  26. chapstick
  27. camp stool
  28. water bottle carrier and plastic cup
  29. battery-operated personal fan
  30. toothbrush and paste
  31. eye drops

Other notes:

The surest way to have a bad Hajj experience is to get sick.  Alhamdu lillah, I was one of the very few who didn't.  My recommendations are to wear surgical masks at all times when out in crowds, and most importantly, NEVER touch any part of your face without washing your hands first, either with soap and water, or, more practically, with the new waterless hand wash gel.

Also, at the first symptom of any illness, take echinacea, vitamin C, aspirin or whatever else is indicated.  And, of course, drink plenty of water at all times.

Another important piece of advice is when you are out in crushing crowds to never, ever attempt to retrieve any dropped item.  Shoes, fans, books can all be replaced, but there is a severe risk of being trampled should you try to stop or bend down.  As several fatal stampedes have occurred at the stoning of the Jamarat, have a 'scout' from your group check the crowd situation before you attempt to go there.

Comments

jzk. extremely helpful info. can somebody tell me if the bath rooms are clean and do we need to bring adult diapers if one has weak bladder. also,are single womens tents really over crowded, and uncomfortable? I know its hajj,but I cant afford to get sick. Thank you.

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new york

Assalam,pls i need a helpfull,true and acceptable point on this heartaching dilemma of mine, I Am 34yrs,a professional,i have committed a great sin as a student 10yrs ago,following which my repentance led me into islaw and i have since being peaceful however all efforts to get married have being futile and i have sought the mercy of Allah in all ways possible but to no avail hence i decided to peform hajj this year but d issue of no obligation of hajj on a woman without mahram is an hitch and i am not financially bouyant to go with me brother.pls what do i do that will not cause trouble.pls i'll appreciate it if u send the response to my mail address.masalam

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Nigeria

Jazakha Allah Khayran, I wish to go to hajj next year insha Allah. I thought it will be good to start preparing now and this is a starting point for me. I found it helpful.

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Ireland

Asalam Alaikum, it is also important that any personal care products used, such as soap or lotion, during Hajj be compliant with Shariah, I found the following site very useful in this regard: www.labaykproducts.com

Location

Lubbock

Indeed a very helpful list that can be used as last minute checklist. Some of my relatives advise me to bring Vaseline and wet tissue also.

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Mauritius

salaams, although a second time hajji... this was a great reminder of what to pack! jzk.

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dc

i have no female member in my family to give me advise, so i found this as very informative and straightforward. it would be very uncomforatable to take along any unnecessary items.

Location

cairo, egypt

i thought it is a good site but it is only for women could it give info on men bye

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calderdale

i will be going for hajj next month Inshallah and was mixed up what were the procedures were to do and take.Thanx very much for the info.It has saved me from getting worried..and mixed up.

Location

mombasa

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