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Hajj – a pilgrimage to Makkah – is the fifth pillar of Islam and is prescribed for every Muslim who has financial and physical capabilities for this. Its time falls on the first 10 days of the lunar month Zul-Hijja. The end of the Hajj ends with the holiday of Eid al-Adha (Eid al-Adha in Arabic), which is celebrated by all Muslims of the world.
Who is required to perform the Hajj
Every sane Muslim adult and Muslim woman should aspire to perform the Hajj.
But it becomes mandatory if several conditions are present:
- The physical ability to make a pilgrimage.
- A financial opportunity to travel and leave funds to meet the needs of his family (those for whom he is responsible).
- No debt obligations.
- Women must be accompanied by their husbands, fathers or other male guardians.
If a Muslim has wealth, but is physically unable to perform the rituals of the Hajj, then he can send an authorized person in his place to perform it.
Forbidden actions in the Hajj
To perform pilgrimage rituals, one must be in ihram, which is a special state of detachment from worldly concerns. And also wear special white clothing, also called ihram, made of two strips of material that are not sewn together. The Hajj is required to follow the rules below.
The one who performs the Hajj cannot:
- Enter into a spousal relationship;
- Shave, cut hair, nails;
- Wear a hat. But you can use the umbrella by holding it in your hand.
- Use perfume, aromatic oils;
- Kill, hunt someone;
- Fight, argue, use foul language;
- Women should keep their faces open, even if they cover them in everyday life;
- Men cannot wear tailored clothes.
To perform the Hajj, several mandatory actions (fard) are required:
- Being in ihram;
- Tawaf – detour around the Kaaba;
- Running between the heights of Safa and Marwa;
- Stay on Mount Arafat;
Hair cutting or shaving after the sacrifice
Al-Masjid al-Haram on the map
Al-Masjid al-Haram (translated from Arabic – Forbidden Mosque) is the main Muslim temple, the largest in the world. Located in the city of Makkahin western Saudi Arabia, about 100 km from the Red Sea. It is a center of pilgrimage for Muslims. Non-Muslims are not allowed to enter Makkah. The Al-Haram Mosque is located in the heart of Makkah.
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Pictures of Al Masjid Al Haram 2024
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Answers to the main questions on preparing for the passage of the Hajj in 2024
Most carriers have a discount for a child under 2 years of age. Children over the age of 2 years are issued at the full cost as for adults. These are the conditions of airlines and hotels!
Yes, children can be taken to Umrah. We recommend that you refrain from doing so if possible. Umrah is not rest, but the worship of Ibadat, which requires the application of some minor, but still effort. A trip with children will be somewhat burdensome for both adults and children.
Yes, a woman can travel alone without a mahram. Mahram is not required for Umrah. A mahram is required only for performing the Hajj.
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On a typical day, the Kaaba is visited by several thousand people. During celebrations and pilgrimages, the flow of tourists can reach several tens of millions of people a year.
MEDINA (Madinah, Madina, Medina) – the second (after Mecca) the holy city of Muslims. Medina is also located in the western part of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia at a distance of 430 km north of Mecca, at an altitude of approximately 625 m above sea level.
There are two ways for a Muslim to get to Makkah. You need to either get a Saudi business visa or go on a pilgrimage. In any case, when filling out a visa application form, you must indicate the religion, which will then be stamped on the visa itself and pasted into the passport.
The largest mosque in the world is the al-Haram mosque in Mecca. It surrounds one of the main shrines in Islam – the Kaaba. During the Hajj, pilgrims gather around the Kaaba and perform the rite of worship.
Not every Muslim can do the Hajj. Please make sure you comply with all terms and conditions before you travel.
Here are some of them:
- Only an adult Muslim who is of sound mind and mind and in good physical condition can perform the Hajj.
- A person must be free not only in spirit, but also in body: not to be a slave or a prisoner.
- A trip to Hajj cannot be made on credit and in the presence of other debts. For the Hajj, there should be enough material opportunities to provide for himself and his family.
- You need to be prepared for the fact that during the performance of the Hajj in the state of ihram, a Muslim is forbidden to cut his hair, wear jewelry, and also perform any actions related to marriage, sexual intimacy, etc.
Makkah is the holy city of Muslims. In 630, having strengthened their position, the Muslims of the Medina community, led by the Prophet Muhammad, entered Makkah, the city surrendered without a fight, and the inhabitants converted to Islam. Makkah with the Kaaba was turned into a religious center, and Muslims began to pray facing Mecca, wherever they were.
Every year, the Hajj is held for five days, starting on the 8th and ending on the 12th day of the month of Zul Hiji, the last month of the Islamic year.
- New international passport, biometric (valid for at least 6 months)
- Copy of national passport (front page and signature page)
- 2 color photographs 4*6 on a white background (a woman in a headscarf)
- Spouses need to have a marriage / nikah certificate (original)
- A woman under 45 must be accompanied by a mahram over 17
- For non-ethnic Muslims: certificate of acceptance of Islam
- Certificate of vaccination against COVID19 and PCR test 72 hours before departure
- Medicines(antibiotic, aspirin, tetracycline, etc.)
- Money ($150 for Kurban and personal expenses)
- Rollaway mattress (if possible)
The timing of the Hajj changes every year. This is due to the fact that the pilgrimage is performed according to the Muslim calendar, which is called the Hijra. “The Day of Arafat” falls on the ninth day of the month and is considered the most important day on which a Muslim must beware of any mistakes and mistakes. In 2024, according to the common calendar, the Hajj will be held from the evening of June 14 to the evening of June 19.