What is Hajj and when is Hajj 2022 2023 2024 2025 dates.
What is Hajj?
The Hajj (/hædʒ/; Arabic: حج Ḥaǧǧ “pilgrimage”) is an annual Islamic pilgrimage to Mecca, and a mandatory religious duty for Muslims that must be carried out at least once in their lifetime by all adult Muslims who are physically and financially capable of undertaking the journey, and can support their family during their absence. Wikipedia
When is Hajj 2022
Rituals of Hajj 2022 will commence from the evening of Thursday, 7th of July 2022, and will continue till the evening of Tuesday 12th of July, 2022. This is the tentative date as the actual date is contingent on the sighting of the moon of Dhul Hijjah, 1443, the 12th and last month of Islamic Calendar.
- Hajj 2023 dates: Hajj 2023 will fall between Monday, June 26 and Saturday, July 1.
- Hajj 2024 dates: Hajj 2024 will fall between Friday, 14 June and Wednesday, 19 June.
- Hajj 2025 dates: Hajj 2025 will fall between Wednesday, 4 June and Monday, 9 June.
What is Hajj
“And complete the Hajj and Umrah for Allah.”
(Surah Al-Baqarah 2:196)
Hajj (حَجّ) is an Arabic word which means ‘Aim’ or ‘Destination’ or ‘Purpose’. Hajj is the ultimate journey to the House of Allah (Kaaba).
Hajj is one of the five pillars of Islam. Hajj is a duty on every adult, sane, free Muslim who is capable of performing it once in a lifetime. A capable person is the one who can afford the trip both financially and health-wise.
This obligation of Hajj is also evident from the following Hadith:
‘Prophet (S.A.W.) addressed his companions and said: “O people, Allah has made Hajj obligatory for you; so perform Hajj.”’
(Sahih Muslim: 1337)
Hajj rituals are performed between the 8th and 13th day of the month of Dhul Hijjah.