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Hajj 2020: A Hajj Like No Other for the Select Few Invited by Allah

by in Soul on 30th July, 2020

Hajj 2020, small, scaled back and limited numbers, all diametrically opposite the descriptions and scenes we’ve witnessed year upon year. It’s very much a unique moment in history for Muslims where only a select few of the Ummah have been granted permission to perform Hajj with socially distanced measures. Approximately 10,000 pilgrims have been granted Hajj this year in comparison to a whopping 2.5 million pilgrims in 2019.

Some of these measures mean that single file lines can be seen in circumambulation around the Kaaba, colour coded rows of hajjis organised into sections to manage the Hajj; colour coding has been organised by providing appropriate bags or umbrellas that are red, green, yellow, white or blue.

Touching or kissing the Kaaba cannot be seen as it has been prohibited, pilgrims are unable to get close to the Kaaba.

Whether we are there or not, our pilgrimage to Allah will continue. Sara Mohamed tweeted,

“How many bodies make Hajj without hearts & how many hearts make Hajj without bodies .”

With that thought in mind, we hope that your duas on the day of Arafat are accepted.

May Allah accept the Hajj of all those attending this year. May Allah accept the intentions of those who’d planned to go to Hajj this year and accept their intentions as their Hajj. May Allah accept the duas of those of us praying to be next to attend. Ameen

2020 Hajj Images

Selina Bakkar

Selina Bakkar

Co-founder of Amaliah amongst many other roles. Selina is passionate about empowering those around her and just trying to be a better person. She loves looking after plants and a good cuppa because motherhood and running is not for the faint hearted. She is also Co-founder to Aishah and Eesa and currently a one digit mother, Alhamdulilah. You will find her in the local charity shop, garden centre or park with her kids. Have a listen to the Amaliah Voices podcast. Link in bio peeps. To join the Amaliah Writer Community email me at