This article is a continuation of the previous article ” A Guide For Intending Pilgrims part 1 “
26. If you desire, give an excellent gift to your near dear ones, friends who are living, and especially those who have passed away. The gift of the rewards of tawaaf and umrah will please their souls very much. There will be no reduction from your reward for these acts.
27. In Prophet Muhammad (Peace Be Upon Him) words, the water of Zamzam will have the desired effect of whatever intention is made at the time of drinking Zamzam. Zamzam should be drunk to quench the thirst of the Day of Qiyaamah (resurrection). It should also be taken with the intention of Shifa (cure) from spiritual and physical ailments. It is commendable to drink Zamzam to be granted the opportunity of conforming to the Sunnah of our beloved Prophet (Peace be upon him).
28. Recite Durood (salutations) in abundance on Prophet (Peace be upon him), on beginning your journey to and from Madinah Munawwarah, and during your stay there.
29. To hurt or cause inconvenience to any Muslim and especially the people of Madinah Munawwarah is a great sin.
30. Choose an able pious companion who will assist you in times of need, and it is better if this companion is a reliably recognized aalim (scholar).
31. Regard the time in Hajj as a blessing. One never knows when one may be favored with this good fortune again.
32. Since your stay there is a short one, you should value every moment there. Do not waste your time roaming in the bazaars and do not indulge in meaningless things and idle talk.
33. Do not allow your attention to drift towards the decoration and splendor of the buildings, nor indulge in humor and ridicule.
34. One must be extremely cautious about the etiquette of these sacred places. Any disrespect in this regard will be a cause for retribution.
35. Do not criticize the conditions and people there. After all, the residents are human and are prone to faults just as we are. When noticing the shortcomings of others, special attention must immediately be drawn to one’s faults and weak points.
36. One must make a concentrated effort to avoid sin, especially casting passionate glances at the female who are present at Hajj. One must keep one’s gaze lowered when women gather for tawaaf .
37. According to Hazrat Umar R.A, For me to sin Makkah is worse than committing seventy sins outside Makkah. Just as the rewards of good deeds are multiplied in Makkah, so too is the retribution of misconduct multiplied… (Ithaaf)
38. One must show consideration and take care that one does not trouble or inconvenience those who are present for Hajj and ziyaarah.
39. One must not deceive or trick others in buying or selling. To swindle or cheat the residents of Makkah or Madeenah would result in one’s destruction. One must be extremely cautious in this regard. Transactions must be carried out with honesty.