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Quick Facts about Hajj

Hajj season is right around the corner and here are quick Facts about Hajj

  • Hajj is the 5th pillar of Islam.

  • It is a pilgrimage in Makkah and its surrounding areas:

    • Mina

    • Arafat

    • Muzdalifa

    • Jamarat

Hajj Journey
  • Every adult Muslim must perform Hajj at least once in their lifetime as long they are financially, physically, and mentally able.

  • Hajj takes place in the Islamic Month of Dhul-Hijjah aka Month of Hajj (the 12th month of the Hijri Calendar)

  • Hajj rituals take place between the 8th to 12th of Dhul-Hijjah

  • Hajj originates back to Prophet Ibrahim (as) to commemorate his willingness to sacrifice his son Prophet Ismael (as).

  • On the 10th of Dhul Hijja is Eid-al-Adha where Muslims all over the world slaughter an animal and distribute its meat to the poor.


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