What is Hajj?
Hajj is to perform the pilgrimage in Makkah in modern day Saudi Arabia. It is the fifth pillar of Islam.
Hajj is obligatory to perform at least once in a lifetime for every Muslim, male or female, provided that he/she is physically and financially able to do so. Hajj is performed during a five-day period from the 8th to 13th of Dhul-Hijjah, the twelfth month of the Muslim lunar calendar.
In 2021, the Hajj will be approximately 17-22 July. Due to the COVID19 pandemic, in similarity to 2020 the outlook for Hajj is uncertain and British Muslims are currently advised not to make any travel plans currently. Click here for FCDO guidance on pilgrimage travel to Saudi Arabia.