In the name of Allah, the Merciful, the Compassionate

Fifty Things to Do @ Hajj

    By Muhammad Alshareef

    As salamu alaykum

    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.

    After reading through the 50, reply this email with some suggestions of your own, from your own experience. In sha’ Allah, maybe we could increase the suggestions to 500 or something for next year.

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

    “Life is what happens to you while you are making other plans”

    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

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