Haj is a supreme religious experience. It is however, also physically rigorous and emotionally taxing. Pilgrims are therefore advised to prepare themselves physically and mentally so as to face the difficulties that are likely to confronted.
Madinah is expected to be cold and windy.
Pilgrims undergoing specific treatment could bring their prescribed medicines along with the prescription and diagnosis. Those with very weak eyesight may like to carry an additional pair of spectacles.
The best thing to please Allah is to watch constantly for Him and be conscious and fearful of Him in all your actions and speech.
Every Muslim should understand that if his/her belief or `Aqidah is not sound, the Hajj or any other `Ibadah (Worship) is not accepted. So always try to correct your belief by asking scholars who will provide you with proofs from the Qur`an and Sunnah.
Almighty Allah does not accept what is not directed to Him alone. Therefore, you should always be sincere and have pure intention for Hajj.
Any ritual is not accepted unless it is made correctly, exactly as Prophet Muhammad (Pbuh) did it. "Whoever adds something new to our religion, it is rejected."
The difficulty of rituals requires every pilgrim to be patient and forgiving of others.
Do your best to make Hajj a repentance for all your sins. This repentance requires you not to commit any of these sins again.
Do your best to help Muslims, avoid pushing or hurting them in any of the Hajj rituals, especially in Twaf, Sa'ee pebble throwing, which are crowded.
Cleanliness is a true sign of faith. Therefore, you should always keep your heart, body, food, drink and everything clean. Also ask others to keep ritual and worship places as clean as possible.