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Hajj and Umrah Dates 2017

Hajj Dates 2017 8th Dhul-Hijja (Day of Tarweya) - Wednesday 30th August 9th Dhul-Hijja (ARAFAT) - Thursday 31st August 10th Dhul-Hijja (EID DAY) - Friday 1st September 11th Dhul-Hijja (1st Day...

June 01, 2017 Ali Sajaad

Travel Bookings

Make your bookings with a reputable travel agent. This is another point we cannot stress enough. Get references from the agent and call or visit pilgrims that used the agent previously. Avoid...

June 01, 2017 Abu Muneer Ismail Davids

Why is Hajj getting so expensive-Part 2

This is part 2 of my article discussing the cost of Hajj and specifically why it is getting so expensive. If you haven't yet read Part 1, then please take a few moments and read it here. My...

June 01, 2017 Abu Muneer Ismail Davids

Money Information

Currency Exchange Info The Saudi Arabian monetary unit is the riyal, which is divided into 100 halalahs. Notes are in 1,5,10, 20, 50, 100, 200 and 500 riyal denominations. The coins are in 5, 10...

June 01, 2017 Abu Muneer Ismail Davids

Key Hajj Information

The pillars (Arkan) of Hajj are the rites that are compulsory for the validity and completion of the Hajj. Ihraam (with niyah). Wuqoof-bil-Arafat (Standing at Arafat). Tawaaf-al-Ifadah...

June 01, 2017 Abu Muneer Ismail Davids

Hajj - Major Rites

Ramy (casting of pebbles) You need to collect seven pebbles for each jamrah for each day (i.e. on the 10th you need 7 only; on the 11th, 12th and 13th you need 21 for each day). Many pilgrims...

June 01, 2017 Abu Muneer Ismail Davids

Women - Key Issues

Some of the most disputable points in relation to Hajj are, not surprisingly, regarding women: The issue of Mahram Covering of the face while in Ihraam Visiting of graves At this point we...

June 01, 2017 Abu Muneer Ismail Davids

Key Considerations

Like any other trip be it business or vacation, Hajj and Umrah requires lots of planning and preparation; tickets, visas, money, accommodation, etc. Let us begin with a reminder of the best...

June 01, 2017 Abu Muneer Ismail Davids
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