"And declare among people the pilgrimage. They will come to you on foot, and on every camel coming from deep and every distant way." - 22:27
The annual pilgrimage and the largest mass gathering in the world - Hajj is the fifth pillar of Islam that is once in a lifetime obligation on every adult and able Muslim who can afford the expenses.
Hajj is done from the 8th Dhul- Hijja to 12th Dhul- Hijja, the previous month of the Islamic year. Since the Islamic date calendar is based on a lunar calendar which is based on the moon sightings, the timings of Hajj vary relating to the Gregorian calendar that is based on astronomical estimates. Also, the new date of Islamic year starts after sunset, so the awareness for the Hajj dates to perform all the rituals in a true manner is inevitable.
Each year, more than 2 million Muslims from 183 countries gather in Makkah to perform Hajj. To get ready for this blessed journey, the anticipating pilgrims require to identifying the date for Hajj so that they can get ready well and gather resources.
For the year 2020, the estimated Gregorian date that will correspond to the Hijri date of Hajj, as endorsed by the Fiqh Council of North America is between July 28th and August 2nd by the Will of Allah.
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