Below are some simple tips for a Hajj Mabrour and advice as articulated by the Proof of Islam, Imam Abu Hamid Muhammad ibn Muhammad al-Ghazali in his book, The Forty Principles of Religion.
- Take a righteous friend and halal spending money on the journey of Hajj. Halal provisions illuminate the heart and a righteous friend reminds one to do good and avoid evil.
- Remove any concerns for business transactions or gaining wealth so the mind is not preoccupied with profits and the heart is clear.
- Share food on the road and speak well to traveling companions.
- Leave using profanity, arguing, idle chat, or discussion of other worldly affairs. Restrict the tongue to - aside from expressing your needs - remembrance and recitation of the Quran.
- Keep a simple appearance as opposed to being dressed up.
- Be cheerful about whatever money you spend and whatever fatigue or losses come your way. See these as a sign of the acceptance of Hajj and thus expect reward for it.
Al-Ghazali, Abu Hamid. The Forty Principles of Religion. Translation: Nasir Abdussalam. London: Turath Publishing, 2016.