Hajj FAQ

Hajj Pillgrimage 1442H/2021M Suspension

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Frequently asked questions in regards to Hajj Suspension 1442H/2021M :

 

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1.

Why is there no Hajj Pilgrims sent by the Malaysian Government this year?

  • On June 12 2021, the Government of Saudi Arabia has decided to restrict 1442H Hajj Pilgrimage for only Saudi citizens and residents of other countries residing in the country due to the current alarming  situation of the Covid-19 pandemic around the world.
     
  • In line with this decision, the Government of Malaysia will not send Hajj Pilgrims for the Hajj Season 1442H after taking into account the decision of the Government of Saudi Arabia.

2.

Can Malaysians perform Hajj this year by using a furada visa (self-applied visa)?

  • All Malaysians who are in the country are not allowed to perform Hajj this year even by using a furada visa.
     
  • Based on the decision that has been informed by the Government of Saudi Arabia, there is no possibility that furada visa will be issued by the Saudis this year (as per in 2020)

3.

What will happen to the Prospective Pilgrims who are given priority to perform Hajj this year?

Will this delay affect next year's Hajj turn?

  • Prospective pilgrims whose original turn to perform Hajj in 2020 (1441H) and 2021 (1442H) will be given priority to perform Hajj in the next year 2022 (1443H/2022M), subject to the current year's quota.
     
  • Prospective pilgrims whose original turn to perform Hajj is in 2020 (1441H) will be given priority compared to prospective pilgrims 2021 (1442H) for 2022.
     
  • Prospective pilgrims whose original turn to perform Hajj is in 2021 (1442H) will be given priority over prospective pilgrims 2022 (1443H) for 2022.

4.

Will the prospective Hajj pilgrims who appealed to perform Hajj this year have to appeal again next year?

  • Prospective pilgrims who have made an appeal to perform the pilgrimage this year (1442H/2021), will have to submit a new pilgrimage appeal next year (1443H/2022) to be re-evaluated by TH.

5.

Will the Malaysian Government send Hajj pilgrims for the Hajj season of 1443H/2022M?

  • The Malaysian Government will make the decision of whether or not to send Hajj pilgrims next year by the Hajj season 1443H/2022M by taking into account the current situation and based on the decision of the Government of Saudi Arabia at that time.
     
  • The quota for the 1443H/2022M Hajj season will only be set based on the current situation and any decision of the Government of Saudi Arabia at that point of time.

6.

What about the turn of prospective pilgrims who are supposed to perform Hajj in the year 1443H/2022M?

Do they have to wait another year or two to perform Hajj?

  • It is not necessary for prospective pilgrims who are supposed to perform Hajj in the year 1443H/2022 to wait for  another year as it is subject to the current year's quota and vacancy.
     
  • Prospective pilgrims whose original turn to perform Hajj is in the year 1443H/2022 will be given priority to perform Hajj in that year after priority is given to:-
    (i) prospective pilgrims whose original turn in the year 1441H/2020; and
    (ii) after the original pilgrimage in the year 1442H/2021.

7.

Can Malaysians arrange for Hajj Badal this year?

  • TH is very concerned about the cases of Hajj Badal fraud that occur every year and would like to request the public to ensure that agents or individuals who offer this service have the clearance to perform Hajj and are qualified in terms of knowledge to perform the Hajj Badal properly.
     
  • For public's information, every local resident of Saudi Arabia and any foreign resident in Saudi Arabia must apply for a permit in advance before allowed to perform Hajj Badal. 

8.

Will TH appeal for additional quota in 1443H/2022M?

TH has taken the initiative to appeal for an increase in the quota from the Government of Saudi Arabia every year to enable more Muslims in Malaysia to perform the Hajj.

9.

Will the Hajj Fee for Muassasah pilgrims who perform Hajj for the first time remain at RM9,980 for next year?

Hajj Cost and Hajj Fee will be determined and announced every current year.

10.

Will prospective Hajj pilgrims who have passed the health examination in 1441H/2020M need to undergo another health examination next year?

Hajj pilgrims will have to perform a health check-up again next year because the validity period of the health check-up is for 6 months only.

11.

Will prospective Hajj pilgrims who have gotten the COVID-19 vaccine in 1442H/2021M get vaccinated again next year?

Prospective Hajj pilgrims will have to comply with the latest health conditions to be set by the Government of Saudi Arabia to perform the pilgrimage next year, which may include additional injections of Covid-19 vaccine. TH will update prospective pilgrims on the need for COVID-19 vaccine injection and other relevant health regulations again next year.

12.

Will the Government of Saudi Arabia allow pilgrims who has chronic diseases such as diabetes, high blood pressure and asthma to perform Hajj in 1443H/2022M?

Every prospective pilgrim must pass a health examination by the Ministry of Health Malaysia. Prospective pilgrims must also comply with the latest health conditions that will be set by the Government of Saudi Arabia to perform the pilgrimage.

13.

Should the mandatory injections be taken again in 1443H/2022M?

  • There is no need to take the mandatory (meningococcal) injection again if the validity period has not expired (3 or 5 years depending on the type of injection taken) before the pilgrimage season next year.
     
  • While for additional injections of pneumococcal (5 years) and influenza (one year), it also depends on the validity period of the injection.
     
  • Pilgrims are advised to keep all records of vaccine injections and check the vaccine injection information in the Hajj Treatment Record Book (Buku Rekod Rawatan Jemaah Haji - BRRJH) or refer back to the hospital/health clinic where the injections were taken.

14.

Does the outbreak of Covid-19 disease that hit the world affect the conditions of istito'ah (capability) in performing Hajj?

  • The Hajj Muzakarah Resolution in 2020 has stipulated that istitho’ah, whether related to physical (badaniyyah) or health (sihhiyyah) and safety (amniyyah) is among the obligatory conditions of Hajj.
     
  • If the doctor confirms that the prospective pilgrim is at high risk of contracting Covid-19 disease during the Hajj season, then the prospective pilgrim with a chronic illness is considered not to meet the requirements of physical and health istito'ah, or;
     
  • Ulil Amri has the right to limit the number or not allow prospective pilgrims to perform the Hajj during an epidemic.
     
  • Therefore, there in no obligation to perform Hajj in these situations.

15.

What are the laws of going in and out of a country that is facing a pandemic?

  • The Sunnah of the Prophet Muhammad SAW in controlling an epidemic that struck a place, as understood in the hadith is as follows: -

    "If you hear of an epidemic in a country, then do not enter it. And if you are in that area do not go out to run away from it." (Narrated by Bukhari & Muslim)
     
  • Since the whole world including Malaysia and Saudi Arabia is still experiencing this epidemic, then the postponement of the pilgrimage in 1442H/2021 is better.

16.

Will the Government of Saudi Arabia allow pilgrims who are at risk of chronic diseases such as diabetes, high blood pressure and asthma to perform Hajj in 1443H/2022M?

  • TH still adheres to the rotation system, according to 'first come, first served' basis.
     
  • For next year's Hajj 1443H/2022, priority is given to Hajj pilgrims whose turn to perform Hajj is in 2020 and 2021 whose Hajj pilgrimage is postponed in that year.
     
  • The selection criteria including the age limit and the Hajj quota for next year (1443H/2022) have yet to be decided and are subject to the Hajj rules of the Government of Saudi Arabia.
     
  • Therefore, any future decisions will be made by taking into account aspects of safety, health and current conditions.
     
  • TH will update the Hajj pilgrimage criteria for the Hajj Season 1443H/2022 upon receiving official information from the Government of Saudi Arabia.

17.

What is the advice of TH's senior management to all prospective pilgrims and Malaysians who are Muslims?

  • We seek for your understanding that the decision of the Malaysian Government to postpone the Hajj pilgrimage this year is made after various aspects have been taken into account following the spread of the Covid-19 pandemic that is plaguing the world. In the current situation, the Covid-19 outbreak is still a threat to health and lives around the world.
     
  • TH is confident that the Government's decision is the best for all involved. The cancellation of the Hajj pilgrimage has happened in the history of the world before.
     
  • The welfare, safety and health of pilgrims from all over the world who gather in the Holy Land are very important during the performance of Hajj every season.
     
  • As we all understand, the obligation to perform Hajj is subject to the capability (‘istito’ah’) of a person.
     
  • Among the characteristics of istito'ah are health, safety, financial capability and the quota permitted (i.e. being selected to perform Hajj).
     
  • TH would like to invite for each prospective Hajj pilgrim to accept this decision with an open heart (redha).
     
  • With sincere intentions and continuous efforts by the prospective pilgrims, we pray that Allah rewards us appropriately for us accepting Allah's order.
     
  • TH advises all prospective pilgrims this year to take the opportunity to deepen the knowledge of Hajj and make appropriate preparations in terms of knowledge, spiritual, physical, health and financial.
     
  • Let us increase our prayers that you will be chosen as the Allah's guests in the coming Hajj season.
     
  • TH will give priority to pilgrims prospects whose original pilgrimage turn is in 1441H/2020 and 1442H/2021 to be considered for the 1443H/2022 hajj season.

 

Hajj Appeal

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Hajj appeal can be made starting December 22, 2020 (7 Jamadil Awal 1442H)

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The appeal can only be made beginning December 22, 2020, via THiJARI mobile application.

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The deadline for Hajj appeal is on the first of Rejab of each year

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  1. All TH depositors;
  2. Already registered for Hajj; and
  3. Already registered with THiJARI mobile application (Only adult account holders/depositors (18 years and above) can register with THiJARI).
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Depositors need to make and appeal online via THiJARI mobile application.

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TH depositors can register with THiJARI through the website.  (www.thijari.com.my)

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Yes, they can. Depositors need to download the THiJARI application in their mobile phones.

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The categories of appeal are as follows:

  1. The husband as a mahram to the Chosen wife
  2. A man as a mahram to a Selected woman (44 years and below)
  3. Wife accompanying a Chosen husband   
  4. A man as a mahram to a Selected woman (45 years and above)
  5. Wife accompanying the husband and the Chosen other wife
  6. Future Pilgrims with disabilities (OKU)
  7. Muallaf Future Pilgrims
  8. An elderly Future Pilgrims ( 75 years and above)
  9. Previously Registered Future Pilgrims
  10. Other Appeals
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Only one person is allowed to appeal for each appeal.

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No. Only one person is allowed to appeal for each appeal.

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Depositors are only allowed to make 1 appeal per Hajj season.

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No. Depositors need to make an appeal via THiJARI mobile application.

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Depositors don’t have to appeal again, as the apparel has already been recorded.

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Yes. Depositors will receive a response on appeal applications via:

  1. The appeal confirmation display which can be downloaded and printed.
  2. Email from THiJARI to the applicant.
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Yes, they can. Depositors can review their appeal status by using the THiJARI mobile application.

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Yes, they can. Depositors can review the appeal date by using the THiJARI mobile application.

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Yes, they can. Depositors can choose more than one reason under the Other Appeals category.

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The depositors cannot upload any supporting documents during the appeal.

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Supporting documents need to first be verified and must be sent to the nearest TH Branch Office. The required supporting documents are based on the instructions issued in the Declaration of Acceptance Letter according to the following categories:

  1. The husband as a mahram to the Chosen wife
  2. A man as a mahram to a Selected woman (44 years and below)
  3. Wife accompanying a Chosen husband
  4. A man as a mahram to a Selected woman (45 years and above)
  5. Wife accompanying the husband and the Chosen other wife
  6. Future Pilgrims with disabilities (OKU)
  7. Muallaf Future Pilgrims
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No. The depositor needs to submit her/his certified supporting documents to the nearest TH Branch.

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All supporting documents must be certified by a Group A Government Officer. The Mahram Confirmation Form must be certified by:

  1. District Religious Administrative Officer
  2. Penghulu
  3. Penggawa
  4. Village Head
  5. Nazir/Imam Masjid
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Yes, they can. (Refer the answer to question No.4)

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Yes. The unselected depositor must appeal again by changing the appeal category via the THiJARI mobile application.

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If the depositor does not receive any notification from TH by the end of Ramadhan, the depositor’s Hajj appeal application is considered unsuccessful.

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Yes, they can. Depositors who have made an appeal as an elderly, old/existing registrations and other appeals can change their appeals themselves through the THiJARI mobile application to other appeal categories, if eligible.

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Yes, they can. Depositors can make a Hajj appeal for the current year.

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No. The depositors needs to register for Hajj first. (Refer the answer to question No.4)

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Yes. The appeal needs to be made again because the appeal is only valid for the current year.

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No. Depositors need to make an appeal via THiJARI mobile application individually.

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No. The depositor must be present at a TH Branch Office to submit an application for cancellation of the appeal, whether her/his appeal has been approved or not.