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Does the Hajj, at least in part, commemorate the Hijra, Mohammed's journey from Makkah to Medina in 622CE?

No, Hajj dated back to the time of Abraham (Prophet Ibrahim (a)).--Ali.shakeri.1987 (talk) 05:33, 1 August 2016 (UTC) Hajj is only for those people who can afford it and are physically, financially and mentally fit(point to be noted) — Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 13:42, 13 December 2018 (UTC)


Until 4 October this year Haj redirected here but was retargetted to Hannover Airport (IATA code HAJ) on that date. At Wikipedia:Redirects for discussion/Log/2017 October 29#Haj I have proposed that it be retarggeted back to this article. You are invited to contribute to the discussion there. Thryduulf (talk) 09:41, 29 October 2017 (UTC)

Sexual harassment of female pilgrims in Mecca[edit]

The #metoo movement has outed the practice of sexual harassment of women pilgrims in Mecca making the Hajj. (talk) 04:26, 24 February 2018 (UTC)

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"annual gathering"[edit]

To say "annual gathering" is true if you mean the Islamic "annus" but not the one people normally mean. As the article says below, every 33 years it can fall twice in one Gregorian year. I suggest "annual" be replaced with "regular" or kept with the comment (according to the Islamic year).--2607:FEA8:D5DF:FEF6:9995:35A:3713:2FAB (talk) 15:18, 9 August 2019 (UTC)

Hajj and the Saudi economy[edit]

"Furthermore, the increase of religious tourism from about 12 million Muslims annually to almost 17 million by 2025 has given rise to increasing luxury hotel businesses in the area to accommodate pilgrims."

2025 is still 5 years away, so it hasn't given rise to anything. So grammatically inaccurate. This may be a projection to 2025 or perhaps it should be 2015? (talk) 19:12, 2 March 2020 (UTC) (IleanaDu - still unable to sign in. I have tried recovering password several times.)

Also, other sources give current Hajj tourism figures of $1 to $2.5 million. What is the source for the 12-17 million? (talk) 19:12, 2 March 2020 (UTC)

Cancellation?[edit] 15:34, 2 April 2020 (UTC)