Issues and Challenges Faced by the Hajj and Umrah Pilgrims
Many who have performed their pilgrimage either Hajj and Umrah will understand the difficulty when thousands or millions of people converge into one place. The challenges faced by the Authorities to manage the well-being of their own pilgrims either for health or safety.
Many are gone missing or will encounter lost a sense of direction when staying in a new place. A big mosque like Masjidilharam with many doors to enter and exit can be a nightmare to many old people or people who rarely travel from their hometown.
During the peak period of Hajj when pilgrims travel to Arafat, Mudzalifah, and Mina whereby the men can only wear a white robe, the best and safest way to carry any communication device safely is by wearing only a “watch” rather than a smartphone. Health and security factor is the main concern in a packed area for a couple of days.
FAVORIOT has developed a solution that can help both the Haj/Umrah Travel Agencies or Authorities to monitor and care for the well-being of their pilgrims. The solution comprised of smart wearable hardware (Raqib) and the software (mobile and desktop application to monitor the pilgrims). Below are the following benefits:
- The ability to monitor the pilgrim whereabouts
- Monitor their health condition (Blood Pressure, ECG, Heart Rate and Activity)
- Communicate with the Mutawif* directly (or any pre-assigned contact phone numbers) in cases of emergencies or call to the pilgrims. (*Note: Only with Favoriot’s Travel Agencies approved partner)
We launch this campaign to help a certain number of deserving pilgrims that will perform their Hajj pilgrimage this year. If they are performing Hajj either alone or elderly couples that need help to monitor their health, we will be able to offer Raqib services to them.
Thus, we are reaching out to all of you hoping that you can donate to this particular cause in ensuring their safety and also providing a peace of mind to the family members back home. Furthermore, they can continue to use this service back home when they return from Mecca.
Our sincere prayers and Du’a goes to all of you who are willing to help the pilgrims in their ultimate journey performing Hajj this year.
You can make a Donation or Buy as Gifts at our RAQIB – Your Hajj Companion in LaunchGood NOW!
For this particular Campaign, we have to limit the RAQIB users ONLY from Malaysia due to logistic and time constraints. InsyaAllah we will offer to other countries in future.
We will raise the funds in stages especially for the upcoming Hajj 2019 which is just around the corner.
More About Our Raqib Project:
- RAQIB Website
- RAQIB Youtube Channel
- Official RAQIB – Launchgood Campaign Video
- The New RAQIB Video (2019)
- RAQIB Official Video (English)
- RAQIB Official Video (BM)
- RAQIB Mobile App
- RAQIB Animated Video
- Unboxing of RAQIB
- HOW-TO Find a RAQIB User
- Introduction to RAQIB Video by Dr. Mazlan
- Perjalanan Haji Seorang Jemaah RAQIB
- Perjalanan Seorang Pengguna RAQIB Semasa Umrah 2019
- Social Media
- RAQIB Articles
- RAQIB – Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)
We are an Internet of Things (IoT) Startup with a mission to build long term relationships with our customers and clients and provide exceptional customer solutions by pursuing business through innovation and advanced technology in Internet of Things (IoT).
Pilgrims around the world are the market focus. Hajj agencies from the government and private agencies are the targeted channels. Every year, there will be more than 2 Million going for Hajj and 6.75 Million for Umrah. There’s no perfect solution yet to provide “peace of mind” for the pilgrims and their family members in addition giving a better service by the Hajj/Umrah authorities. That’s how we build Raqib using our own IoT Platform. Dr. Mazlan Abbas is the CEO and Co-Founder of Favoriot.