"And proclaim among the people the pilgrimage, so they will come to you on foot and on many gaunt (mounts), coming there from every deep pass." Quran (22:27)
Explanation of terms

Hajj literally means "to set out for a place". In Islamic law, however, the term refers exclusively to the annual pilgrimage that Muslims make to Makkah to perform certain religious rites in accordance with the Sunnah of the Prophet Muhammad .


Performing the great pilgrimage (Hajj) once in a person's life becomes obligatory for the individual if the following are given. These apply accordingly to the Umrah.

Types of Hajj

There are three types of Hajj that one can choose depending on one's intention. All of these three types involve performing essentially the same rituals:


Here you will find the most important information about the for every Hajj and Umrah pilgrim.