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The Journey Of A Lifetime

Hajj: An Epic Journey

The pilgrimage to Makkah, in Saudi Arabia, is a journey that every Muslim wishes to embark upon. The journey is designed to remind us of our purpose in life following the footsteps and practises of Prophet Abraham, forefather of Prophets Moses, Jesus and Muhammad – peace be upon them all.

Hajj is the fifth pillar of the Islamic faith and takes places during the twelfth Islamic month, Dhul Hijjah, uniting millions from across the globe. As all pilgrims are dressed in simple white garments, it reminds all of the oneness of humanity, by stripping away all markers of social status, wealth, and pride. In the Hajj all are truly equal. It is a journey that every adult Muslim must undertake at least once in their lives if they can afford to and are physically able.

Our Hajj exhibition

Our Hajj exhibition

Visit our Hajj exhibition at the centre and experience displays, historic monuments, presentations and a guided tour through the Hajj journey.

Free resources

Free resources

We have a range of print and digital resources available for free for individuals, schools or employers.

Workshops and presentations

Workshops and presentations

We will be holding weekly workshops at the centre and can create bespoke material related to Hajj if you have specific topics you’re interested in.

Book our Mobile Hajj Exhibition

Sometimes it can be difficult attending an exhibition no matter how convenient it actually is.

Hence why we are bringing the journey to you this year! Our mobile exhibition includes a Hajj around the world display, has stories of the first Britons to do hajj, a man who cycled from china to hajj, a man who walked from Bosnia to hajj, and is supported by engaging banners and materials.

Contact us to find out more about our mobile exhibition today…

A video overview of the Hajj experience

Hajj resources

Mobile app

Learn about the acts of Hajj using a mobile app. Available free on Android and iPhone.

Hajj app

Health & Travel

Find your local pharmacy where you can get Hajj vaccinations.

Pharmacy finder

Hajj through snapchat

View experiences captured at Hajj in 2017

HajjSnapchat

Hajj trip - childrens app

Storytelling, colouring and an adventure for less than a box of crayons. ‘Going on a Hajj Trip’ is the first interactive children’s Hajj book. Available free on iPhone and iPad.

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Schools

What’s the purpose of Hajj? Here are a series of questions which most pilgrims are considering as they undertake this momentous journey:

KNOWLEDGE, EXPERIENCE AND FRESH APPROACHES.

Questions about Islam

Whats in the black box people visit at Hajj? Why do they need to travel to Saudi? How much does it cost? Does everyone have to go? If you want answers to questions like these, pop in and we’d be happy to explain over a warm cup of tea.

What's the history?

People have been travelling to Mecca for thousands of year, even before the advent of the Prophet Muhammad, peace be upon him. In fact, the Ka’ba is the oldest monument known to mankind, having been built initially by the Prophet Adam and then rebuilt by Prophet Abraham and his son, Ishmael – may peace be upon them all. Find out more about the amazing history at the centre.

What's the motivation?

What motivates people from all over the globe to congregate at one time in this location? Mecca is probably the most visited destination throughout time. Find out more about why people spend thousands to visit the Holy Land.