Posted by: alqamardesigns | March 4, 2009

Fifty Things to Do in Hajj

Fifty Things to Do in Hajj (many can apply to Umrah also!)

Many of those going for Hajj may find themselves sitting in a tent thinking to themselves, ‘now what do I do’. Some pick themselves up and go around doing things pleasing to Allah – others may not capture the moment due to inexperience.

Here is a jot list of beneficial things to do during your Hajj trip. If you are not going for Hajj, why not forward it to someone who might benefit from it on his or her journey. At least they can practice number 26.

May Allah ta’ala make it a safe journey for all the Hujjaj. Ameen.

  1. Smile in another Muslims face
  2. Say Salam to strangers
  3. Shake someone’s hand and ask about their health
  4. Buy tea for someone
  5. Offer to get someone’s groceries
  6. Sit with a Hajj group from another country and ask about Islam in their village
  7. Carry someone’s bags for them
  8. Guide someone ill to the infirmary
  9. Shun vain talk
  10. Recite talbiyah loudly, encouraging others
  11. On the days of Eid, walk through the tents reciting talbiyah loudly reminding others
  12. Gather stones for people
  13. Offer to throw on behalf of unable Hajjis
  14. Guide people to the Jamarat
  15. Lower your gaze
  16. Remind people of the lives of the Sahaabah
  17. Read Qur’an with the Tafseer
  18. Do the authentic Dhikr of the morning and evening
  19. Make dua during your Sajdah
  20. Stand to the side of a gate and offer people water/tea as they leave
  21. Give major attention to shy people in your group
  22. Remind people of patience, why they came here, and the example of our Ulumaa’ in Hajj
  23. Explain a Hajj Khutbah you may have heard to those around you
  24. Explain the importance of purifying ones actions for the sake of Allah
  25. Phone relatives (from Makkah) on Eid day
  26. Make dua for forgotten friends (and the author of this list)
  27. Don’t allow Muslims to fight during Hajj
  28. Help people find a place to sleep
  29. Remember – during the heat – the unending torment of hellfire
  30. Say ‘Laa ilaaha illa Allah, wahdahu laa sharika lah, lahul Mulk wa lahul hamd, wa Huwa ‘ala kulli shay’in Qadeer’ 100x
  31. Say the dua of entering the market place when you go there
  32. Give charity to those who sell meager things (sandals/eggs)
  33. Attend the Halaqahs that are given in Mina
  34. Stay for the 13th of Dhul Hijjah
  35. Remind people to go home as better Muslims
  36. Forgive people that wrong you
  37. Talk to 10 different people from 10 different countries
  38. Compliment someone sincerely
  39. Visit the hospital and thank Allah for all that he has given you
  40. Take young Muslims and invite them to sit with the elders. Make them the center of attention.
  41. Give a tafseer class after Salah / ask someone knowledgeable
  42. (For men) On the days of Eid, offer perfume to those around you
  43. Ask about the health of senior women in your group. Make sure they are attended to.
  44. Focus hard on helping those immediately near you
  45. Take people to the slaughter house and help them / Or assist them in purchasing their slaughter coupons
  46. Remember specific blessings Allah has bestowed upon you and say Alhamdulillah
  47. Pray to Allah using his 99 most beautiful names (al Asmaa’ al Husna)
  48. Use a Miswak
  49. Fill your pockets with candies and give to the children that you meet
  50. Always intend reward from Allah for everything you go through during Hajj

By Muhammad ash-Shareef


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