Apr 30

Hajj Shopping & Packing List

As any travel, it is best to plan your journey. Even better to carry all essential items with you. I’ve listed below a shopping list that I had prepared. It is neither an exhaustive list nor is it a core list.

There were items that I didn’t carry and also items that I carried but never used! You can identify the essential items that relate to you. If in doubt, don’t carry them as you can purchase them (if/when needed) during your stay in Saudi Arabia!

Feel free to use this Hajj Shopping & Packing List Template as a guide for your usage!

Clothes & Footwear

  • Ihram garment set
  • Ihram belt (Choose the one in which its pocket can accommodate your mobile)
  • Extra Ihram garment set. (Your choice, although I purchasing the extra set from Makkah / Madinah itself if needed)
  • Regular night wear clothes
  • Regular masjid wear clothes
  • Regular outing clothes (can be reduced if you wear same as masjid wear)
  • Inner wear (vest / boxers / lingerie / etc…)
  • Footwear for masjid / umrah / hajj rituals. (Best to wear that you already use and comfortable with. Avoid new purchase)
  • Footwear for airport / outing / stoning tashreek days. (Can be ignored if you are comfortable wearing the same footwear that you generally wear to masjid. I carried my lone flip flop from start to finish with full ease and comfort)
  • Extra footwear. (This depends on the quality and how strong the footwear is. If you doubt its resistance, best to carry another one that is already in use)


Religious Material

  • Pocket Quran or Individual parts for day use and ease of carrying
  • Fortress of the Muslim
  • Dua / Supplication Book (I highly recommend the Darussalam book titled Some Selected Supplications from the Qur’an)
  • Hajj & Umrah Notes print out / book
  • Qibla Compass (optional)
  • Straw Hajji Mat (a compact light weight mat that is widely available in Saudi Arabia – can be used as your prayer mat, a mat to sit on, your sleeping mat in Muzdalifa and so on)
  • Prayer Mat (Best for it to be light weight for ease of carrying. Alternatively, you could use Straw Hajji Mat for this purpose too)
  • Prayer Beads (optional – I prefer using my fingers)
Quran Mushaf in 30 individual parts Fortress of the Muslim Book
 Quran Dua Book  Sample Hajji Mat



  • Diarrhoea (eg. Immodium)
  • Fever/Flu (eg. Paracetamol, Fludrex)
  • Pain Relief (eg. Voltaren tablet / gel)
  • Band Aid for cuts and bruises (common due to wheelchairs around)
  • Dehydration (eg. ORS powder)
  • Food & Beverage
  • Dates – these would help you give the much needed energy during busier days
  • Dry Fruits & Nuts – these would help you give the much needed energy during busier days
  • Energy Bars – these would help you give the much needed energy during busier days


Electronics / Gadgets / Electrical

  • Mobile Phone
  • Mobile Phone Charger
  • Mobile Phone Extra Charger
  • Tablet and its charger
  • Laptop and its charger
  • MP3 player and its charger – can be used to listen to Hajj lectures, Quran, lectures and so on
  • Camera and its charger – refrain from photography during your Hajj rituals and devote time in supplicating
  • Trimmer / Shaving Set and its charger – optional
  • Universal Travel Adapter with USB port
  • 10 in 1 USB charger (you can use this USB charger in the travel adapter above)
  • Solar powered USB charger (I haven’t used this but heard it does the job!)
  • Pocket fan and its batteries
  • Power Extension Cord
  • Torch – optional
  • GPS to help you in case you get lost
Sample Travel Adapter with USB  Sample 10 in 1 USB Charger
 Sample Pocket Fan  Multi-Function-Extension-Socket-Power-Strip-MP-105-


Hygiene / Cosmetics

  • Towel (I recommend quick dry micro fiber towels as they occupy less space, serves the purpose and more importantly practical during travel journeys)
  • Hand Towel / Napkins (Can be ignored if you are comfortable using the above towel for the same purpose)
  • Disposable toilet seat covers
  • Sanitary Pads
  • Pocket Tissues (fragrance free)
  • Pocket Tissues (normal) – can  be ignored if you are comfortable using the fragrance free tissues during non-Ihram days
  • Body Wash Gel / Soap (normal)
  • Body Wash Gel / Soap (fragrance free) during Ihram – can be ignored if you don’t intend taking a shower with soap
  • Shampoo (normal)
  • Shampoo (fragrance free) during Ihram – can be ignored if you don’t intend shampooing during Ihram
  • Toothbrush
  • Toothpaste (fragrance free)
  • Toothpaste (normal) – can be ignored if you are comfortable using the same as above for regular days
  • Toner
  • Body Moisturizer
  • Face pack
  • Facewash (normal)
  • Facewash (fragrance free) – can be ignored if you don’t intend using facewash during Ihram
  • Miswak
  • Deodrant (fragrance free) – can be ignored if you don’t intend using facewash during Ihram
  • Deodrant (normal)
  • Perfume / Ittar
  • Nail cutter
  • Scissor
  • Ear buds
  • Cotton buds
  • Sanitiser / hand wipes (normal)
  • Sanitiser / hand wipes (fragrance free) – can be ignored if you are comfortable using only water to santise yourself
  • Petroleum Jelly (fragrance free – to apply between your thighs during long walks if you have a history of skin rashes)
  • Sunscreen lotion SPF 15/30/50 – (you may want to assess fragrance free option too.)
  • Hair Brush / Comb



  • Saudi Arabia Sim cards
  • Vaccination card
  • Hair pins & Scarf pins
  • Sleeping bag – (may not be necessary if you are comfortable with the Straw Hajji Mat and perhaps a bedsheet)
  • Baby pillow (might come handy during land journeys and Mina days)
  • Umbrella
  • Sunglasses
  • Regular glasses and lens kit (solution, lens, etc…)
  • Detachable hooks / hangars to dry clothes
  • Bottle for refilling drinking water – optional
  • Sandwich sealable bags for stoning days
  • Big Bag for entire journey
  • Small Bag for Mina days
  • Even smaller bag for Arafat & Muzdalifa rituals
  • A small pouch to carry short notes and a book or two during your mosque visits, including Umrah and optional Tawaaf.
  • An identifiable bag to keep your footwear when you enter the mosques


  1. Madeha

    Great tips Jazak Allah

    1. Noaman Sayed

      Wa antum fajazakamullahu khairan!

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