When is Hajj and Eid al-Adha in 2021? | Coronavirus pandemic news
Since this year’s Muslim pilgrimage is limited to 60,000 Saudi Arabian citizens and residents who have been vaccinated, Al Jazeera will close its annual Muslim pilgrimage.
According to the Supreme Court of Saudi Arabia, the annual Muslim pilgrimage will begin on July 18, and the Eid al-Adha will be celebrated on July 20.
Hajj is one of the five pillars of Islam, and it is also the once-in-a-lifetime duty of all able-bodied Muslims when they can afford it.Before the pandemic, about 2.5 million pilgrims will decline A five-day hajj in Mecca.
Due to the coronavirus pandemic, foreign pilgrims will not be allowed to make another hajj after Saudi Arabia this year Restricted A pilgrimage is carried out every year to up to 60,000 vaccinated citizens and residents between 18 and 65 years of age. In 2020, only up to 10,000 Saudi citizens and residents will be allowed to make an annual pilgrimage.
Hajj starts on July 18
The date of the Hajj is the 8th day of Dhul al-Hijjah, which is the twelfth and last month of the Islamic lunar calendar, 10-12 days earlier each year. This means that the next Hajj will begin after July 18, and it will be in 2054-33 years from now.
Mecca is famous for its hot desert climate, with summer temperatures often exceeding 42 degrees Celsius (107 degrees Fahrenheit). It will take at least 10 years for the average high temperature to be below 38C (100F).
Eid al-Fitr starts on July 20
The Eid al-Adha or sacrificial feast is celebrated on the third day of the Hajj and lasts for three days. This year Muslims all over the world will celebrate Eid al-Fitr from July 20th to 22nd. Eid al-Adha is the second major Muslim holiday after Eid al-Fitr, and it marks the end of Ramadan (Ramadan).
How is the Hajj performed?
For Muslims, the Hajj reproduces the actions of the Prophet Muhammad in the “Farewell Pilgrimage” in 632 AD. It is the core pillar of the Islamic faith and aims to purify the sins of followers and bring them closer to God.
We see the step-by-step process in the infographic below.