Traveling doesn’t have to be uncomfortable — check out our tried and true list of the Top 10 Muslim Travel Tips and Hacks. Your next trip will be a breeze!

1. Place your hijab pins in a tic tac container to avoid losing them (or accidentally stepping on them).

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2. Resorting to toilet paper while traveling is uncomfortable. Your bottom begs for salvation… so buy a Travel Bidet! It’s a good investment and you’ll use it for many years to come.

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3. Most airports have an interfaith room or a mosque where you can pray and relax. It’s the perfect, quiet place to unwind and meet other travelers, especially if you’ve got a long layover.

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4. Bring a thermos with lemon, honey, and your own tea bag. Then have the flight attendant fill it with hot water to make your own special “sunnah” beverage! 

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5. Keep a yoga mat in your car as a portable prayer rug. If these cute cats don’t convince you, we don’t know what will.

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 6. Always have chocolate to offer your neighbors. Whether you are sitting on the plane or waiting in line, it’s a great way to start a conversation, give some great dawah, and make a new friend.

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7. On the last day of your trip, collect all your loose change and give it to someone needy. You won’t get much out of it at a currency exchange and all the airport shopping is overpriced anyway, so it’s better to just give it away.

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8. Use the local mosque to network. Get recommendations from the local Muslims on the best halal restaurants and things to do. They may even invite you to their home for a meal where you’ll get a true “local” experience!

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9. Always ask for a halal option when booking your flight. You’ll get your food first (on western airlines) and if you don’t like it you can usually swap it for a regular meal!

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10. Roll your hijabs and other clothes to reduce wrinkles and save space. For an added bonus, place a dryer sheet in your suitcase to keep all your clothes smelling fresh!

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