Haj and Umra Preparation Before Travel

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Umra captions on the left show:

Visitors to the Kaba, circulating   as part of Tawaf.

Pilgrims doing Sai - a walk bewtween the mountains of Safa and Marwa. Starting at Safa and ending at Marwa.

Visitors to the holy masjid (mosque) praying.

Preparation BEFORE you travel is the key for better results

Going to haj can be a daunting task. We know from experience that preparation for haj is the key for better results. The objective of this site is to help anyone thinking of embarking on this journey to the holy land so they are prepared for better experience and better results, Inshallah.

This site contains information, tutorials and reference material to help you prepare, before you leave. We are not one of the operators or a travel agents. We are here to facilitate and accelerate your preparation by providing guidance in a wide rage of areas that you are likely to face.

We have been through the process ourselves and we are mindful of the problrms that are faced by pilgrims from the time an intention is made to perform the pious journey to the time to retun home. To make it easier for you, we have prepared an extensive set of tutorials.

Join us in beginning your journey and speed up your preparation by walking through our custom designed step by step tutorials below, or you may wish to take a different route by selecting the areas that you wish to study from the left hand navigation.

Whats Covered in Our Tutorials

  • Introduction´╗┐
  • Haj and Umra Comparison
  • Preparation and Planning
  • About Women
  • Advise on choosing your package
  • Visa Requirements and Passports
  • Expectations On Arrival
  • Onwards Travel from Entry Points in Saudi Arabia
  • Types of Haj and Miqat Boundry
  • Travelling from Jeddah to Makkah
  • Madina Al Manwara

What Preparation?

Haj preparation is of two broad categories

Material and spiritual. Lets talk about each very briefly here.

Material covers logistical preparation and spiritual includes reading of books, consulting religious scholars, leaders, meeting religious requirements and following what the Quran says.

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