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Hajj 2024: Everything You Need To Know

Hajj, a cornerstone of Islamic faith, holds immense importance for Muslims worldwide. Let’s delve into its significance, benefits, and practical aspects.

Hajj 2024: Dates and Significance

Hajj is an annual pilgrimage undertaken in the Islamic lunar month of Dhul-Hijjah. In 2024, Hajj is expected to take place between June 26th and July 1st. It’s a mandatory pilgrimage for every able-bodied Muslim who has the financial means to undertake the journey at least once in their lifetime. Fulfilling Hajj signifies complete submission to Allah (SWT).

What is Hajj حَجّ?

Hajj translates to “pilgrimage” and refers to the sacred journey to Mecca, Saudi Arabia. Every Muslim aspires to perform Hajj, a transformative experience that fosters unity, equality, and spiritual renewal.

Eid Al-Adha and Hajj

Eid al-Adha, the “Festival of Sacrifice,” coincides with the conclusion of Hajj. Muslims around the world celebrate Eid al-Adha by offering sacrifice, sharing meals with loved ones, and expressing gratitude to Allah (SWT).

What Are The Benefits of Performing Hajj?

Hadiths on the Importance of Hajj

Here are some inspiring Hadiths about the importance of Hajj:

“The reward of Hajj Mabroor (accepted Hajj) is nothing but Paradise.” (Sahih al-Bukhari)

“Whoever performs Hajj and does not commit any sin or act of disobedience (during Hajj) will return (from Hajj) free from all sin as on the day he (or she) was born.” (Sahih al-Bukhari)

The Journey of Hajj: Steps and Necessities

Hajj is a multi-day pilgrimage with specific rites and rituals:

  1. Ihram: Entering a state of purity and spiritual focus by wearing simple garments.
  2. Tawaf: Circumambulating the Kaaba, a cubical structure in Mecca, seven times in an anti-clockwise direction.
  3. Sa’i: Running or walking seven times between the hills of Safa and Marwa.
  4. Wuquf at Arafat: Standing in prayer and supplication on the plains of Arafat, a crucial aspect of Hajj.
  5. Muzdalifah: Spending the night in prayer and supplication at Muzdalifah.
  6. Mina: Throwing stones at the Jamarat, symbolizing the rejection of temptation and evil.
  7. Qurbani: Offering an animal sacrifice, commemorating Prophet Abraham’s (AS) willingness to sacrifice his son.
  8. Tawaf al-Widaa: Performing a final farewell circumambulation of the Kaaba.

Necessities for Hajj:

Hajj and Charity:

Hajj is not just an act of worship but a time for purification of the mind, soul, and wealth too. While we may not be in the plains of Makkah (Hajj 2024, Eid al-Hajj), we can still attain infinite rewards via supplication and charity from home.

Give back to gain blessings by supporting Muslim Food Bank & Community Services. Their vital work ensures those less fortunate have access to food and essential resources. Every contribution, big or small, can make a significant difference.

How You Can Get Involved with MFBCS & Celebrate the Spirit of Eid al-Adha?

There are numerous ways you can contribute to MFBCS’s mission and celebrate the spirit of Eid al-Adha:

Donate Qurbani

During Eid al-Adha, MFBCS facilitates the ethical sacrifice and distribution of Qurbani meat. You can donate towards a whole Qurbani or contribute a portion, ensuring nutritious meat reaches those in need.


MFBCS relies on dedicated volunteers to ensure smooth operations, especially during the high-demand period of Eid al-Adha. Volunteering your time for food sorting, packing, or distribution allows you to directly contribute to alleviating hunger.

Spread Awareness

Raise awareness about MFBCS and the importance of tackling food insecurity within your community. Share information on social media, talk to friends and family, and encourage them to support the cause.

Zakat and Sadaqah

Eid al-Adha is an excellent time to fulfill your Zakat obligations (mandatory charity) or donate additional Sadaqah (voluntary charity) through MFBCS. Your contributions will directly support those in need.