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When Is Hajj 1445/2024?

Hajj is an important event in the Islamic calendar as millions of Muslims gather every year in Saudi Arabia city of Makkah to perform the life-time journey.

But when exactly is Hajj happening this year?

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According to astronomical calculations, hajj 2024 will commence on Friday, June 14, and will continue till Wednesday, June 19, 2024.

This is the tentative date as the actual date is contingent on Dhul-Hijjah moon sighting on Thursday, June 6.

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“On June 6, the moon may be seen in USA by telescope. On June 7, it can be seen in Asia, Europe, Africa and Americas,” reported.

The website added that on June 8, it can be seen in almost the whole world.

Hajj on Islamic Calendar

This holy journey includes a series of specific rituals carried out by Prophet Muhammad (PBUH) nearly 1,400 years ago.

According to the Islamic Calendar, hajj begins on the 8th day of Dhul-Hijjah and ends on the thirteenth day of the same month.

The overarching aim of the Hajj is to strengthen one’s faith and purify him or her of sins. Allah (SWT) mentions the benefits of Hajj as:

“That they may witness benefits for themselves and mention the name of Allah on known days over what He has provided for them of [sacrificial] animals. So eat of them and feed the miserable and poor.” (Quran 22:28)

Hajj consists of several rituals, which are meant to symbolize the essential concepts of the Islamic faith. They also commemorate the trials of Prophet Abraham and his family, may Allah’s peace and blessings be upon them.

Every able-bodied adult Muslim who can financially afford the trip must perform hajj at least once in a lifetime.