When is Hajj 2013
Hajj 2013 will be between the dates of
Sunday 13th October 2013
– Friday 18th October 2013
* Subject to moon sighting and Muslim committee members worldwide
The Hajj is considered one of the largest yearly pilgrimages in the world. It is an Islamic pilgrimage in adherence to one of the five pillars of Islam, which requires all able bodied Muslim to go on a pilgrimage to Mecca at least once in his or her life. This is held on the last month of the Islamic calendar, the 12th Dhu al-Hijjah.
History of the Hajj
According to historians, the Hajj was based primarily on the Prophet Mohammed’s pilgrimage between the years 600 and 700 A.D. But if you refer to Hadith, it can be traced back as far in time when Abraham was still alive. In this version, the Hajj is a commemoration of Hagar’s passion when she and her son Ishmael were left by Abraham in the desert. When the provisions Abraham left them ran out,