How to Stay Healthy During Your Hajj Pilgrimage?

  • Publish date: Friday، 23 June 2023 Last update: Thursday، 13 June 2024
How to Stay Healthy During Your Hajj Pilgrimage?

Millions of Muslims from all over the world gather in one location, Makkah, to perform their religious duties during the Hajj season. As a result, irregular outbreaks of various diseases and conditions among the pilgrims are more common.

One of Islam's five pillars, the Hajj, is a once-in-a-lifetime responsibility for all healthy and able- Muslims to do if they have the means.

Here are some important tips for staying safe and healthy during the Hajj season 2023.

  • All pilgrims must vaccinate against - COVID-19, Meningococcal Meningitis, Poliomyelitis, and Seasonal influenza. The Saudi government also recommends vaccinations against Hepatitis A, Pneumonia, Hepatitis B, Typhoid, and Tetanus. 
  • Hajj is performed during the hottest times of the year, putting those who travel there in danger of heat stroke from excess exertion. This may result in symptoms including nausea, unexpected chills, or dizziness. Muslims are advised to hydrate themselves with at least 8 to 10 glasses of water each day.
  • In order to promote health during Hajj, strict hygiene is the best approach. Washing hands frequently is essential to removing germs and preventing the transmission of sickness, especially before and after certain tasks. Your immune system can be boosted by taking certain vitamins and minerals, such as zinc. 
  • Throughout the Hajj, pilgrims must always use non-scented sunscreen and make every effort to relax in the shade. Sunscreen will shield and hydrate your skin, reducing the likelihood that you may burn during the hottest phase of the day.
  • One must avoid overeating because it can result in indigestion and gases. Select skinless poultry, fish, low-fat dairy products, raw almonds, and extra virgin olive oil as well as whole grain bread and oats, raw and steamed veggies, and fresh fruits.
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