Some visual Hajj tips for those on the journey, and a chance to get your best artistic / conceptual Hajj images featured. Continue reading
I feel for those who leave their kids behind to undertake this trip. It’s heart-breaking…but it’s a necessary pain. It teaches us that, no matter how strong our attachments to the people we have in this life, we have to leave at some point. We have to meet our Creator. The same goes for attachments to material possessions and status. Continue reading
One of the most important objectives of this blog is to share beneficial knowledge and advice – whether that comes from experts or just my own (or other people’s) experience. For prospective hujjaaj who are going this year, it can be hectic getting your logistical stuff sorted out, making the social arrangements for your departure (the greetings etc before leaving), and – most importantly (but sadly neglected sometimes) – your own personal mental and spiritual preparation.
There’s plenty to do…and it can be overwhelming.
Drawing from my Hajj Chronicles series (which covered my own Hajj experience from 2011), I’ve extracted lessons and advice gained from the trip and compiled them into tipsheets which I hope will be useful for this year’s hujjaaj.
Please download, use, and share with all who you feel would benefit – whether they’re going this year or just hope to go in future years:
JazakAllah for reading, and I hope this is of maximum benefit.
Note: While much of these points are from my own experience, I’m also sourcing tips from other places too – such as Muhammad Al-Shareef and Muslimahlifestyle.com. So jazakAllah to them as well.
Hajj season is upon us, and with hujjaaj leaving soon, I thought it would be an ideal time to finally revamp and complete the Hajj tips series I wanted to do last year.
So, while Hajj Chronicles (blog series here | e-book here) is a set that described my own Hajj, the full story may be a bit too detailed for practical purposes – especially for those that are leaving soon and want to-the-point tips.
With that in mind, I’ve gone through the entire series and extracted the related lessons from each of the 3 main sections (i.e. Madinah, Makkah, and the 5 days of Hajj).
Each document is still relatively long, but it’s intended to be comprehensive reading that you could look at when you have a few minutes to spare (which will probably come up during those long travels 😉 ).
First up, we have the Madinah tipsheet – which you can download here.
Feel free to download and share with others. And remember that – like any advice in life – it’s best to take what you think is good, and discard the rest.
My ultimate goal here is to share beneficial knowledge, so I would be extremely honoured if even just one of these tips end up being useful to you.
May this journey be the greatest experience of your life, and the one that will drive you to Allah’s Eternal pleasure and Jannah in the Hereafter.
PS: I’ll post the Makkah and Hajj tipsheets later, insha-Allah, but if you need them immediately, you can get them here: Makkah tipsheet, and 5 days of Hajj tipsheet. For a more visual version of these tips, check out the slideshows at ProductiveMuslim.com.
A few weeks back, I’d planned to publish a series of ‘Hajj tips’ posts – with this one being the first. I ended up not having the time to do the full series as hoped, but due to a recent request – and the stats showing quite a few downloads of the first tipsheet recently – I’ve put together another tipsheet. This one is for the 5 days of Hajj alone (i.e. not Makkah, Aziziah, or anything else).
I’ve based all of it on my own experience last year, and I hope that it will be of benefit to those going this year and in years to follow. As is the case with all advice in life, it may be that not all of it will apply to you – so take what you think will benefit you, and leave the rest.
You can download the new tipsheet from these links: