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Fifty Things to Do in Hajj
Muhammad ash-Shareef

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.

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