Hajj and Umrah is when muslims go for pilgrimage to the holy city of Mecca. For those that are going to Saudi Arabia for Umrah and Hajj, this blog will run you through the clothing essentials that are required.
From previous experienced we would recommend a minimum of 3-4 Plain Abayas for the journey. When it comes to hijabs, stock up on light weight and simple ones, preferably 5-6 Hijabs are what we would say is feasible. You will find that the warm weather and increased walking will make you sweat so washing your clothes daily is the last thing you would want to do. Depending on the weather season, you may feel you need to change twice daily so being prepared it essential.
Recommended clothing for Hajj Abayas is generally from our classic abaya collection. Don’t forget that it’s not strictly black abayas only so feel free to take a range of coloured abayas from olive, cream, mauve, to brown, navy and grey,
We often get asked about our abaya materials and the ones we recommend most for hot weather is a Nidha material. Not only is it light weight, its easily washed and doesn’t require high maintenance which is ideal for spiritual journeys.
Other essentials that are required include unscented shampoos, simple soaps, toothpaste and deodorants. It’s vital to feel at peace when you are on a spiritual mission so take care of even the smallest of details