Although it is a compulsory obligation for Muslims, being represented as the fifth pillar of Islam, Hajj is a truly remarkable undertaking.
Within Islam, it is mandatory for Muslim adults to participate in Hajj at least once in their lives. The only exceptions to this rule are children, those who are physically unable to make the journey, and those experiencing financial difficulties.
Once the pilgrimage is successfully completed, pilgrims may add the title ‘Hajji’ to their names. There are many rules, regulations and Hajj facts which surround the greatest journey, all of which should be noted by those preparing to participate.
WHEN IS HAJJ?
Hajj takes place during the last month of the Islamic calendar. The rites of Hajj will be performed between the 8th and 12th of Dhu al Hijjah, ensuring that the journey must be completed by this time.
However, it is important to remember that Hajj dates vary from year to year as the Islamic year is dependent upon the lunar calendar.