What To Pack

The following are suggestions of what men and women should bring with them to Makkah and Madina. If you would like to add a tip/suggestion, please contact us.

WOMEN

  • Duʿā books and a pencil to mark how many rounds you completed for ṭawāf
  • Unscented deodorant, soap, bring extra
  • Water bottle for zamzam to fill up at mosque so always drinking zamzam while there
  • Hat to shade face from the sun
  • 2 to 3 Abayas but extra light clothing for underneath (you’ll change often because of the sweating)
  • A clean outfit to wear specifically when visiting the Prophet (Allah bless him and give him peace)
  • Cheap slippers that you don’t mind losing—this is what you should take to the mosques
  • Shoulder bag to wear and keep you stuff in
  • Medicine to block menstrual blood in case it comes
  • Tampons to block istihada (for non-virgins only)
  • Cell phone with SIM chip capability so that people who are with you (family, etc) can contact you or get a roaming plan from your current company
  • Prayer mat in case you have to pray directly on the marble floor

MEN

  • Duʿā books and a pencil to mark how many rounds you completed for ṭawāf
  • Cheap slippers that you don’t mind losing—this is what you should take to the mosques
  • Comfortable shoes to wear once out of iḥrām
  • Several pairs of light, clean clothes (you’ll change often because of the sweating)
  • A clean outfit to wear specifically when visiting the Prophet (Allah bless him and give him peace)
  • Unscented deodorant, soap, bring extra
  • Iḥrām belt to store money and hotel key
  • Water bottle for zamzam to fill up at mosque so always drinking zamzam while there
  • Cell phone with SIM chip capability so that people who are with you (family, etc) can contact you or get a roaming plan from your current company
  • Prayer mat in case you have to pray directly on the marble floor