“AND COMPLETE THE HAJJ AND UMRAH FOR ALLAH …” (QUR’AN – AL BAQARAH:196)
On the authority of Abdullah Ibn Mas’ood (May Allah be pleased with him): “The Messenger of Allah (Ample peace and blessings be bestowed upon him) said, ‘Keep on doing Hajj and Umrah, for they eliminate poverty and sin just as the bellows eliminate impurities from iron and gold and silver.’” (Tirmidhi: 810, Nasa’i: 2631)
Hajj Booking 2024
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HAJJ PACKAGE 2024
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16-18 DAYS Hajj Tour 2023
Makkah Hotel: Movenpick Royal Clock Tower/Eqv ( 5 Star)
Madinah Hotel: (5 Star)
Maktab A Category
Makkah and Madinah Ziayarat
HAJJ Policy 2024 UPDATES | NEWS | INFORMATION
Important Information For Hajj 2024
Hajj 2024 Policy update
Hajj Policy Announced for Hajj 2024, Total Quota for Pakistan for hajj 2024 is 179,000
Overseas Pakistanis can participate in Hajj 2024 under sponsorship scheme. Apply for Hajj 2024 with Arqem Hajj, you will not need to come to Pakistan or physically submit your passport. Like previous years our Hajj Package for Hajj 2024 will be announced soon with following salient features.
A Category Maktab
5 Star Hotels in Makkah and Madinah
Travel in High speed Haramain High Speed Railway.
Read following news update for details information
Update: 17th November 2023 | News
Islamabad, November 17, 2023 - Pakistan's Caretaker Minister for Religious Affairs, Dr. Aneeq Ahmed, announced the Haj Policy 2024 on Thursday.
Key Takeaways from the Press Conference:
Overseas Pakistanis can participate in both Government Hajj and Private sector Hajj under a sponsorship scheme, with payments accepted only in US dollars.
Saudi authorities have granted Pakistan 179,000 Hajj seats, with half allocated to Private Hajj operators and the other half to the Government Hajj Scheme.
Islamabad and Lahore airports are being included in the 'Road to Makkah' project, streamlining Saudi immigration procedures.
Private sector Hajj Packages will soon be announced
For the Government Hajj Scheme this year, two packages have been announced: a 25-day short package and a 42-day long Hajj package.
Applications for the Government Hajj will be accepted from November 27 to December 12, 2023.
CII's Stance on Women Performing Hajj:
The Council of Islamic Ideology (CII) clarified its stance on women performing Haj without a mehram, permitting it under certain conditions.
According to the CII, under Hanafi and Hanbali jurisprudence, Haj is not obligatory for a woman if a mehram is not available. However, according to the Jafria, Maliki, and Shafi’i schools of thought, a woman can perform Haj without the company of a mehram, subject to certain conditions.
The CII further elaborated that, according to the jurisprudence of Jafria, Maliki, and Shafi’i, a woman can proceed for Haj if there is a reliable and able female in the group, with the permission of her parents or husband in case of being married.
The CII suggested that the Ministry of Religious Affairs investigate and grant permission for lone female pilgrims accompanied by reliable group members.
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) on Hajj 2024
We are adding following faq for Hajj 2024 in light of Hajj 2024 policy. Any change in policy by Govt of Pakistan or Saudi may impact following FAQs
Hajj Policy 2024
1. How many Hajj seats has Saudi Arabia granted to Pakistan, and what's the distribution among private operators?
Saudi authorities have granted Pakistan 179,000 Hajj seats, with half of them reserved for private Hajj operators.
2. Can overseas Pakistanis participate in Hajj, and how does the sponsorship scheme work?
Yes, overseas Pakistanis can perform Hajj under the sponsorship scheme. They can even nominate someone on their behalf. However, payments for this scheme will only be accepted in US dollars.
3. What are the sponsorship scheme charges for the Hajj pilgrimage?
The sponsorship scheme charges vary depending on the Hajj Package you choose
4. Can you explain the 'Road to Makkah' project and its inclusion of Islamabad, Karachi, and Lahore airports?
The 'Road to Makkah' project streamlines Saudi immigration procedures in Pakistan. Islamabad is already part of it, and the Saudi government is working to include Karachi and Lahore airports in this initiative.
Hajj Application Process and Hajj Package and Expenses
5. When Will Hajj Booking Open ? When can individuals submit applications for Private Sector Hajj, and how long is the application window?
Applications for Private Hajj have not started yet.
6. When can individuals submit applications for government Hajj, and how long is the application window?
Applications for government Hajj were accepted by banks from November 27 to December 12, 2023.The application window has closed.
7. How much will Hajj expenses be this year?
Hajj expenses are expected to be the same in terms of USD and Saudi riyal as last year. The Hajj package price in Pakistani rupees will be determined by the exchange rate at the time of payment.
Hajj for Women
8. What has the Council of Islamic Ideology (CII) clarified regarding women performing Hajj without a mehram?
The CII clarified that, according to Hanafi and Hanbali jurisprudence, Hajj is not obligatory for a woman if a mehram is not available. However, according to Jafria, Maliki, and Shafi'i schools of thought, a woman can perform Hajj without a mehram, subject to certain conditions.
9. What conditions must be met for a woman to perform Hajj without a mehram according to Jafria, Maliki, and Shafi'i jurisprudence?
According to these jurisprudences, a woman can go on Hajj with the company of reliable women, with the permission of her parents or husband if married. A lone female can proceed for Hajj if there is a reliable and able female in the group, subject to investigation and permission by the Ministry of Religious Affairs if authorities are satisfied with the group members..
HAJJ Policy 2023 UPDATES | NEWS | INFORMATION
When will hajj booking 2023 Open?
Hajj Booking will start from 4th April 2023
When in Hajj Policy 2023 expected to be announced
Hajj Policy 2023 has been announced by govt Pakistan
Important Information For Hajj 2023
Update: 10th March 2023 | News
HAJJ Policy 2023 for Pakistani Pilgrim was announced by Minister of Religious Affairs and Interfaith Harmony Mufti Abdul Shakoor on Friday 10th March 2023. Following are key takeaways from his announcement .
179,210 pilgrims Will perform Hajj From Pakistan this year. Hajj Quota is distributed 50:50 ratio between Govt Sector and Private sector Hujjaj.
50% of Hajj quota is allocated for Overseas Pakistani sponsorship program in both Private sector (HGO) and govt sector hajj.
Hajj cost this year will increase substantially. due to following reasons.
This year Hajj quota has been restored to that of 2019 hajj, more than 3 million pilgrim are expected to perform hajj in 2023. Total no of Hajj Pilgrims that performed Hajj in 2022 were 1 million. Prices of Makkah and Madinah Hotels Accommodation, Transport, Maktab, etc as compared to 2022 are expected to increase substantially due to increase in demand.
Due to expansion plans of Saudi Govt a large no of Hotels Buildings and accommodations of all category In Makkah and Madinah have been ordered to evacuate.
Tax within Saudi Arabia is increased.
Like all countries Saudi Arabia is also facing high level of inflation in price of fuel, food, electricity, and everyday items.
Massive devaluation of Pak Rupee.
Hajj Booking is expected to begin from 16th March till 31st march 2023.
More details are expected be announced on Monday 12th March 2023
Update: 9th March 2023 | News
HAJJ Policy 2023 for Pakistani Pilgrim approved by federal cabinet, Hajj policy to be announced on Friday, 10th March 2023
Update: 6th March 2023 | News
Federal Minister for Religious Affairs Mufti Abdul Shakoor held an important meeting with Finance Minister Senator Muhammad Ishaq Dar in Finance Division regarding Hajj Policy 2023.
Special Assistant for Finance Mr. Tariq Bajwa, Special Secretary Finance, Additional Secretary for Religious Affairs Syed Attaur Rahman, Joint Secretary Haj Aftab Muhammad Khan and other senior officers participated in the meeting.
In the meeting, the proposed policy of Hajj 2023 was informed and it was said that more than 179,000 Pakistanis are scheduled to go on Hajj this year. Federal Minister for Religious Affairs Mufti Abdul Shakoor informed the Finance Minister about some issues related to foreign exchange and Cooperation sought.
The announcement of the Hajj policy is subject to the approval of the federal cabinet this week. Receipt of Hajj applications is likely to start from March 13.
This year, there will be no age limit for Hajj this year, People of all ages will be able to perform Hajj
Update: Feb 2023
Hajj & Umrah Conference 2023 was held in Jeddah from 9th Jan till 12th Jan 2023, the event was hosted by Ministry of Haj Saudi Arabia. following information relevant to Hajj 2023 was announced.
MOU between Saudi and Pakistan Govt was signed total 179,210 Pilgrims will perform Hajj From Pakistan.
65 Years Age limit has been removed
All Pilgrims must be vaccinated with Covid, Meningitis vaccine.