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Hajj is a holy journey that Muslims people do annually. It is known as one of the five pillars or bases of Islam. Every single Muslim who has the ability to perform Hajj, he must to go and perform Hajj once in his/her life. Muslims perform Hajj in the city of Mecca, Saudi Arabia. It is performed annually and every year Muslims go through with this activity during the Islamic month Dhul-Hajj which comes after two months and ten days. Places to visit for Ziarat in Makkah.
 
The duration of this holy event is five days and it is replete with a number of Islamic rituals that the pilgrims must obey for the completion of their Hajj. The rituals come to see in such a manner that first of all Muslims pilgrims take Ihram. Then the first day is the 8th Dhu al-Hijjah. This day is also known as Tarwiyah Day and Muslims also perform Tawaf and sa'ay on that day. Muslims go to Mina and spend almost the whole of the day there. 
 
The second day, the 9th Dhu al-Hijjah, is the day when pilgrims go to Arafat and Muzdalifah. During the third day, 10th Dhu al-Hijjah, the event of Ramy al-Jamarat occurs and Muslims or pilgrims perform sacrifice of animals, remove their hair and then Tawaf Ziyarat. The fourth day, 11th Dhu al-Hijjah, is the day when Muslims throw seven pebbles again around each of the three pillars in Mina. This event is also known as “Stoning of the Devil”. During the fifth day, 12th Dhu al-Hijjah, the same process of stoning takes place and then Muslims before sunset leave Mina and set off for Mecca. During the last day of pilgrims, 13th Dhu al-Hijjah, pilgrims offer Tawaf al-Wadaa. Now, Journey to Madina starts and Muslims can stay in Madina and other desired places as long as they need.
 
It has seen that every year the number of pilgrims increased. In order to explain this fact here is a list organized in which you can find out how many local pilgrims were there in Mecca to perform Hajj and how many foreigner pilgrims offered hajj during the last 10 years. 
 

Duration 

Local Pilgrims (Hajji)

Foreigners Pilgrims (Hajji)

Total Pilgrims (Hajji)

2009

154,000

1,613,000

2,521,000

2010

989,798

1,799,601

2,854,345

2011

1,099,522

1,828,195

2,927,717

2012

1,408,641

1,752,932

3,161,573

2013

700,000 (approx.)

1,379,531

2,061,573 (approx.)

2014

700,000 (approx.)

1,389,053

2,089,053 (approx.)

2015

615,059 (approx.)

1,384,941

2,000,000 (approx.)

2016

537,537

1,325,372

1,862,909

2017

600,108

1,752,014

2,352,122

2018

612,953

1,758,722

2,371,675

2019

634,379

1,855,027

2,489,406

 

Other than Hajj Muslims also perform Umrah and this not on the annual basis but Muslims throughout the year can go to perform Umrah. Muslims are allowed to choose their packages for Hajj and Umrah according to their own time duration. For best with reasonable price ranges the Best Umrah packages 2019 and Hajj packages the interested people can find here. We regularly update the price of Hajj and Umrah packages here at trips.pk. So, visit us any time when you would like to perform any of the holy journeys and also invite your friends and relatives to come here and find your best solution.

 

 


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