An Important question
Ihram towels: If your first point of residence will be Makkah then you will have to be in the state of Ihram from the time you will be in the plane, generally 45 minutes before landing.
If your first point of residence will be Madina, then you don’t need to be in the state of Ihram, you can either buy Ihram clothes from your country or from Madina. Some people would like to be prepared & get themselves ready by buying from their country.
Yes, you can have 2 pairs & if need be change into the new one.
Vaseline: Ouch – Yes, that will be words if you don’t use Vaseline.
This may sound awkward, but it really is helpful. Use some of it on your thighs while in the state of Ihram before heading out into the heat. It’ll save you from painful rashes later on. Nutrition bars or any other type of healthy, packaged snacks. Granola/Fruit/Nut bars are also great. Bring at least like a dozen with you and keep one or two on you at all times, just in case. Although when travelling between cities, you will find many food places, its always good to have some Nutrition bars.
Ear Plugs/Eye Shade: The test with your brother/sister in islam becomes testing when they sleep in the same tent as you & snore..!!!
Firstly you should be clear they don’t snore because they to or like it, they are snoring because Allah has made them like it so accept it, it may happen. Secondly not to have your beauty sleep disturbed, take ear plugs & eye shade inshallah.
Unscented soap/ toiletries: It is essential since you can’t use any scents/fragrances when you’re in ihram. You can use perfume before coming in the state of ihram but not while in the state of Ihram. Once you have made the intention of performing Umrah / Hajj, you are then considered in the state of Ihram.
Comfortable sandals: Very very important, I can’t stress enough. You will be walking a lot & would like to get the best out of hajj, hence prepare. Buy pair of sandals that you will use to walk, use them for a week or so your feet can get used to them.