The application process for Haj Pilgrimage 2013 has started and the last date to apply for the same through Haj Committee of India is 20th March 2013.
This is a major change introduced by the Government of India this time around, according to which only the Pilgrims who have never performed Haj earlier through Haj Committee of India will be allowed to apply for Haj 2013.
All the Pilgrims will be required to submit a Notarized Affidavit in the format given in the Haj Application Form (HAF) itself.
The Haj applications will be accepted between 10.00 a.m. and 3.00 p.m. on all working days from 6th February, 2013 to 20th March, 2013 at all State / Union Territory Haj Committees.
The Haj Application Forms will be supplied free of cost or can be down-loaded from the website of Haj Committee of India – www.hajcommittee.com.
About Hajj :
Hajj, the pilgrimage to Mecca, is one of the five tenets of Islam. It’s every Muslim’s desire to perform Haj at least once in his life time. Performing Haj is obligatory to every sane, financially able and adult Muslim.
What are the dates for Hajj in 2013?
Answer: Hajj is expected to fall between October 13-18, 2013. The exact dates of Islamic holidays cannot be determined in advance, due to the nature of the Islamic lunar calendar. Estimates are based on expected visibility of the hilal (waxing crescent moon following a new moon) and may vary according to location.