Tuesday, September 26

Are Muslims Allowed To Perform Hajj Every Year?

Muslims perform Hajj every year from all around the globe. It is the fifth pillar of Islam and is obligatory once in a lifetime for Muslims who can afford it.

Muslims visit Saudi Arabia to perform pilgrimage every year. However, many questions bother people regarding Hajj, and repeating Hajj is one of them.

People wonder whether they can perform Hajj again and again or just once in a lifetime. Keep reading till the end to know if you can perform Hajj more than once.

How many times can we perform Hajj?

Hajj is an unprecedented example of brotherhood where thousands of Muslims of different tongues, cultures, and casts stand shoulder to shoulder in submission to Allah. Hajj is the fifth pillar of Islam and is a journey to the Holy Kaabah in the holy city of Makkah.

Kaabah is regarded as the house of Allah and was built by Prophet Ibrahim AS and His son Ismail AS.


Abu Hurayrah said: The Messenger of Allah (peace and blessings of Allah be upon him) addressed us and said: “O people, Allah has enjoined Hajj on you, so perform Hajj.” A man said: “Is it every year, O Messenger of Allah?” He remained silent until (the man) said it three times. Then the Messenger of Allah (peace and blessings of Allah be upon him) said: “If I said yes it would be obligatory and you would not be able to do it.” Then he said: “Be content with what I leave with you, for those who came before you were destroyed because they asked too many questions and argued with their Prophets. If I tell you to do something then do as much of it as you can, and if I tell you not to do something then abstain from it.” (Narrated by Muslim, 1337)

Therefore, performing Hajj multiple times is not obligatory nor it is prohibited. However, performing once is obligatory for someone who can afford it and is physically fit. But if you get the opportunity to conduct more Hajj then you’re lucky.

Is it prohibited in Islam to perform Hajj more than once?

No, performing Hajj again is not prohibited in Islam. You can visit the house of Allah as many times as you, please and as many times as you can afford. It will increase your taqwa and bring you closer to Allah SWT.


What is Hajj eligibility after previous performance?

A person is eligible for Hajj even if he has performed it in the previous years. Multiple performances will improve the rituals of Hajj and make him efficient while performing different rites of the Hajj.


What is the rule of Hajj for repeat pilgrims in Pakistan?

There are as such no restrictions for repeat pilgrims in Pakistan. You can carry out Hajj as many times as you please. It is up to your physical strength and financial condition to perform as many hajj.  However, there are a few guidelines that you ought to follow.

The Ministry of Health has a few important health regulations that you need to follow:

  • Yellow fever vaccination certificate is important.
  • Oral polio vaccine consumption is mandatory along with polio vaccination.
  • International pilgrims must receive vaccination for seasonal influenza to prevent its spread among pilgrims.

I’d like to end my discussion by saying that in Islam, there are no restrictions regarding performing Hajj multiple times. A person who gets the chance to visit the House of Allah is fortunate and the luckiest person in the world. If you can afford hire luxury Hajj packages 2024 from Pakistan with a professional registered Hajj agent.

In terms of the government of Pakistan, there is no rule of law such that a person cannot visit Makkah again and again. But morally it is better to perform an obligatory hajj and if you can afford it, sponsor a Hajj for someone poor. You will gain a huge reward.