Hajj pilgrimage and preparations for Eid-al -Adha

Muslims are preparing to celebrate the festival of Eid-al-Adha, (the festival of sacrifice) which follows the Hajj pilgrimage, and commemorates the story of  Abraham’s willingness to sacrifice his son, when at the last moment, God replaced the son with a ram. The festival start on Thursfay and lasts four days. It is a public holiday in many Muslim countries. Public Health England has issued guidance saying people should not gather in large groups in people’s homes. Local mosques and councils will supervise gatherings outside.

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Socially distanced Hajj 2020

The Hajj pilgrimage in Saudi Arabia is taking place with restrictions forced by Covid 19 – fewer people, socially distanced, tested and wearing face masks…

Hajj commentators

A list of the commentators who took part in a RMC zoom briefing about Hajj on 7 July 2020

UK Hajj tour companies face financial difficulties

British Muslim tour operators threatened after Saudi authorities barred international travellers to Mecca for the Hajj pilgrimage in a measure to control the Covid-19 epidemic…

Hajj Factsheet

What is Hajj? Hajj (sometimes Haj) is an annual pilgrimage to Mecca, in Saudi Arabia, made by Muslims. It comprises […]