As Salaamu ‘Alaikum Wa Rahmatullahi Wa Barakaatuh
Dear Brothers and Sisters in Islam
Is Language a barrier when you stay during ‘Umrah / Hajj period
No, language is not a barrier. Many people working at Ka’abah speak Urdu and Hindi, as they are mostly from India, Pakistan or Bangladesh. If you are in need of any help, you can easily get help from the brothers and sisters. But one thing you should keep in mind that people from Saudi only speak Arabic, so they can’t help you.
Before starting for Umrah/Hajj, learning few basic Arabic sentences would help you to communicate better with brothers and sisters from Arab world.
- Where is this gate “including the particular gate name”? The gates in Kaaba have been named for better navigation. Asking the question with gate name will help you to reach the destination quickly.
- Where can we find water?
- Where can we do wudhu?
- Where can you get chair?
- Where is the pharmacy?
- Where is a restaurant?
- This is my chair. As people usually take chair if its nearby, so you should be able to tell them that this is your chair. These are few things that will help you, during your stay in Ka’abah and Masjid-an-Nabawi for Umrah/Hajj.