Assalaamu `alaykum wr wb dear Sayyidi, Hajjah and respected staff,
If one’s niyyah is to go for hajj, in what ways can he, being a weak servant, prepare himself so that he visits the Holy Maqaam of Rasoolullah (saw) and Makkah al-Mukkarrama in the most purest and perfected state, where at the end Allah will be pleased with him both dunya and Akhirah?
Thank you and please forgive us.
Make preparations for death before your trip: forgive your enemies, make up with relatives, settle your debts, make a will if you have wealth or standing debts, say goodbye to your loved ones, and say O Allah I am coming to you; O Messenger of Allah take me with you. Read the secrets of pilgrimage from Ihya `Ulum al-Din by Imam Ghazali.
Hajj Gibril Haddad