Jaipur: The first flight for Haj pilgrimage from Rajasthan
will take off between July 10 – July 15 in 2019. Nearly 6000 people from Rajasthan are likely to go on Haj pilgrimage this year.
The Central Haj Committee of India has started the process of registration for ‘Haj Pilgrimage Yatra 2019’ on Thursday. The application forms with other documents can be submitted from October 18 to November 17, 2018, either online or offline at www.hajcommittee.gov.in
The first flight from India will likely departure on July 1 and the Haj pilgrims will return on August 14 in 2019. The dates of all the activities and processes for Haj Tour has been released.
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Minority Affairs Minister Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi said in a statement that it is for the first time the preparations for Haj 2019 have started immediately after completion of the Haj pilgrimage this year.
This time, 5 adults and 2 children of the same family can apply together for the Haj tour. A group of four women over 45 years of age can fill the Haj application form without merit.
Schedule for ‘Haj Pilgrimage Yatra 2019’
- Filling of the form: October 18 to November 17
- Kurra (Lottery): Last week of December
- Submission of fees, passport, and other documents: Till January 31
- Release of waiting list: February 5
- Departure of first flight from India: July 1
- Departure of first flight form Rajasthan: Between 10 – 15 July
- Departure of last flight for Haj: August 3
- Day of Arafat: August 10
- Arrival to India: August 14
The Day of Arafah is an Islamic holiday that falls on the 9th day of Dhu al-Hijjah of the lunar Islamic Calendar. It is the second day of the Hajj pilgrimage.
Haj pilgrims are advised to go through the guidelines before filling up the applications. They should select a convenient embarkation point, category of residence and Qurbani. Options once selected cannot be changed.
The Hajj is an annual Islamic pilgrimage to Mecca of Saudi Arabia, the holiest city for Muslims, and a mandatory religious duty for Muslims that must be carried out at least once in their lifetime by all adult Muslims who are physically and financially capable of undertaking the journey.
First published: October 18, 2018