Lembaga Tabung Haji (TH) is an Islamic institution that continuously strives to provide various facilities which are comprehensive and systematic for the welfare of Malaysian Hajj Pilgrims. Besides halal savings and efficient hajj operations management, TH also manages investment transaction to add value to our depositors.
Lembaga Tabung Haji (TH) is a statutory body governed by the Tabung Haji Act 1995 (Act 535). TH’s main activities are Hajj management, depository services and investment. TH strives to provide excellent hajj services to Malaysian pilgrims and its consistent track record has gained world recognition as a role model for innovative hajj management.
TH has about nine million depositors and 123 branches with 10,000 touch-points nationwide. TH also operates an office in Jeddah, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia under the purview of the Malaysian Consulate.
Tabung Haji Act
Vision, Mission & Core Values
The Pillar Of The Ummah’s Economic Success; Excellence In Hajj Management
In achieving TH‘s vision, WE pledge:-
- To strengthen the economy of the ummah
- To remain active in seeking strategic investments locally and globally to ensure sustainable growth
- To consolidate and enrich depositors’ funds
- To continuously provide excellent services
- To facilitate and assist pilgrims towards achieving a Mabrur Hajj
- To provide competitive, halal and toyyiban return
- Embracing Change
- Loving and Caring
By the Grace of Allah SWT, We promise to:
- Help you obtain a Mabrur Hajj with reasonable expenses;
- Coordinate a timely, safe and reliable hajj flight;
- Provide clean and comfortable accommodation in the Holy Land;
- Maintain your account professionally and manage it privately and confidentially;
- Invest in halal investments, prudently and safely in order to provide returns which are comparable to the market, while ensuring continuous growth;
- Provide courteous, fast and efficient services;
- Provide accurate, clear and up-to-date information
The Incorporation of Lembaga Tabung Haji
Prior to the establishment of Lembaga Tabung Haji, there was no Islamic financial institution that provided services to the Muslim in this country to save for hajj expenses. Even though several banks were already operating, the Muslims were reluctant to use conventional banking for their hajj savings because they wanted to ensure that their hajj savings were free from riba (usury) in order to attain a Mabrur Hajj.
The idea to set up the Prospective Hajj Pilgrims Savings Corporation (Perbadanan Wang Simpanan Bakal-bakal Haji (PWSBH)) was triggered by a proposal made by the renowned Malay economist, the Royal Professor YM Ungku Abdul Aziz bin Ungku Abdul Hamid in December 1959 to the Federal Government of Malaya.
The first step was taken with the establishment of PWSBH under Law No. 34, 1962, in 1963. The corporation was under the purview of the Ministry of Rural Development.
Beginning 30 September 1963, PWSBH created history by opening counters to collect deposits from prospective hajj pilgrims in the country. Malaysian Muslims were taught at an early age on the need to save in a Shariah-compliant organisation to prepare for their hajj.
When operations began in 1963, a total of 1,281 prospective pilgrims opened their accounts with a total savings of RM46,610. Their main objective then was to ensure that their savings were secure and free of usury to enable them to fulfill the fifth Pillars of Islam and to attain a Mabrur Hajj. Dividend and bonuses were not in the mind at all, at that time.
The confidence displayed by the prospective pilgrims drove PWSBH to continue upgrading its services to ensure that it fulfilled the ‘fardu kifayah’ (religious duty of collective obligation). Since then, PWSBH continued to intensify efforts in attracting more Muslims to use the savings facility provided by the government to ensure that their savings were always ‘halal’ and safe.
In 1969, to further strengthen its role in coordinating the expending savings and hajj management, PWSBH was merged with the Hajj Affairs Management Office (Pejabat Urusan Hal Ehwal Haji ) which had been in operation since 1951 in Penang. This newly set up organisation was named Lembaga Urusan dan Tabung Haji (LUTH) and was later renamed as Lembaga Tabung Haji in 1995, known as Tabung Haji or by its acronym TH.
With the establishment of TH, the affairs related to Malaysians’ hajj pilgrimage became much easier and well-organised. Malaysian Muslims who are making their maiden trip to the Holy Land would have nothing to worry about because TH looks into all their needs including matters related to passport, hajj visa, transportation, accommodation in Makkah, Madinah, Mina, and Arafah as well as healthcare and hajj guidance.