A Guide to Healthy Umrah Pilgrimage

Umrah is a blessed and fruitful holy pilgrimage to the city of Mecca. It is a holy trip where a large number of pilgrims gather on the premises of Masjid Al Haram, the great mosque of Mecca, for the purpose of worshipping the creator. Every Muslim longs for performing this holy pilgrimage with all of their heart. a pure mind & soul, surrendering themselves to the almighty. 

Most pilgrims go for umrah during the holy month of Ramadan or in the two Islamic lunar months of Rajab and Sha’ban, which are also considered to be sacred.

During auspicious occasions like hajj & umrah, the pilgrims gather at the mosque to perform holy rituals. The number of people performing rituals in the same spot can even sum up to millions. 

Since it is a holy pilgrimage and due to the chances of occurrence of such massive gatherings, all pilgrims are expected to follow certain precautions to protect them from unexpected events. Your health and safety can be important areas of concern, so maintaining your health and considering all the necessary precautions is an eminent thing to do for the journey of umrah. 

Here are a few tips that will aid to maintain your health and contributes to the spirit of the pilgrimage: 

Keep yourself fit

To feel refreshed and energetic, eat hygienic food and manage your diet during umrah. Try to avoid fast food, junk food and packed meals as they can directly affect your health and energy. Start working on your diet earlier so that your pilgrimage will be hassle-free and worry less. 

Consider your Health

People who are old, chronically ill or suffering from any other terminal illness must make a second thought about going for the pilgrimage, considering how critical their conditions are. If they have planned to move on,  then they shall undertake all the necessary precautions.

Stay immunized

Getting vaccinated is a part of your journey, especially if you are vulnerable to any deadly diseases. Currently, the govt has made it mandatory for all pilgrims to get vaccinated against Covid 19 and Meningitis before their arrival in Saudi Arabia. Make sure your routine immunizations are always up to date and consult a tour operator to know about the vaccinations required for your visa.

Stay hydrated 

The Climate of Saudi Arabia can be unfavorably hot and may easily cause discomfort if you are from a country with a mild temperature. Due to such a climate and the constant walking rituals, your body can easily get dehydrated. So, to avoid this, it is important to drink enough water and stay hydrated all the time. 

Carry your emergency kit

Whenever you go on a trip, it is essential to carry your medications with prescriptions, personal hygiene equipment and first aid boxes. It should be a part of your luggage and always kept tidy to avoid any inconveniences.  

Try avoiding crowded areas 

To eliminate the possibility of viral infections and other transmissions, it is better to stay away from the crowd and avoid any type of physical contact with other pilgrims. Try to protect the vulnerable parts like your eyes, nose and mouth, and avoid touching them frequently, so that it reduces the chances of infections. 

The health department of the govt of Saudi Arabia takes several initiatives every year to make sure that people are aware of the health-related concerns regarding hajj & umrah. Apart from such initiatives, every individual is required to take several measures on a personal level, as mentioned above. 

If you are thinking about how to get prepared for such a holy trip, then no need to worry anymore, we are here to help you.

Bright Link Tours and Travels is a travel agency located in Kannur,  Kerala, that offers amazing travel experiences at affordable rates. Apart from the normal holiday tours and travels, we are also an umrah travel agency that is engaged in the service of providing attractive hajj and umrah packages that are very helpful to the pilgrims.