HAJJ 2024

36950 Saudi Riyals 

Based on four people sharing, LAND ONLY

37950 Saudi Riyals

Based on three people sharing, LAND ONLY

40950 Saudi Riyals

Based on twin sharing, LAND ONLY

Departure: approx. May 31st – June 20th 2024

The Package Includes

We are delighted to announce that by the permission of Allah we will be present on the Nusuk platform working with our trusted Saudi Hajj partner “AlBait Guests” under the guidelines of the Ministry of Hajj to offer the full Hajj with AE Tarbiyyah Program that has provided a unique and life-changing experience for thousands of pilgrims over the years.

We expect our programs A9000 (with flights from Manchester and JFK) and A10000 (with flights from London Heathrow, JFK and Toronto) – two codes but ONE SINGLE Hajj program – to be over-subscribed as it is every year. The program goes live on Nusuk on 13th March 2024. We will provide updates HERE and on our social media channels once Nusuk goes live. For those intending to go, please join the TELEGRAM GROUP so that you will not miss any announcement or update about the final details and itinerary of our 2024 program.

To Book Your Place

Join our Telegram Comms Group HERE and then register your details here (and you will be given priority access if allowed by Nusuk)

JOIN TELEGRAM COMMS GROUP HERE

REGISTER HERE and please check your spam folder for the invite!

Itinerary Details

TBC

When our Prophet Ibrahim (‘alayhis-salam) was commanded to call out to everyone to visit the House of Allah, he was worried that no-one would hear him. But they did hear. Because Allah the Most High sent that message around the world and throughout the generations, and so here you are. Indeed you are now on the cusp of quite possibly the greatest journey you will ever take:

The Hajj.

Allow us the honour of guiding you along the way using our experience, scholarly resources and our desire to make this the most memorable experience of your life.

Many “islamic holidays”, “spiritual breaks” and of course pilgrimages have scholars that accompany them to give talks and lectures to the pilgrims, but few will have a comprehensive life-changing experience like when led by a guide such as Sheikh Abu Eesa.

The difference is this: for the Sheikh, all of these trips and getaways are a means to an end. That end, is your self-development, your relationship with Allah being perfected, and the direction for yourself and your family as you navigate the challenges of life becoming clear and focused. Mentoring and teaching people is what Sheikh Abu Eesa does full time, and these trips abroad allow deep and close relationships to be developed allowing you on your return to continue studying and improving yourself sustainably for many years to come with the Sheikh acting as your private Murabbi every day of that journey.

The “AE Tarbiyyah Program” was started after the Sheikh’s experiences taking pilgrims to Hajj in the late 90s and by 2004 it became formalised and continues to evolve and improve every year, helping to prepare attendees months in advance of their journey and then giving them the very best combination of an intense pillar of our faith, holiday, ibadah, spiritual development and fun whilst they are away, and then close mentoring and support every day whenever needed upon their return. Although this may sound fanciful and unrealistic, the many thousands who are still benefitting from these experiences today who are still studying and developing pay more than enough testament to this, but do not just take our word for it: you can view some of what happens in these programs captured on our Youtube channel and more recently our Instagram page, but more importantly please read the reviews and feedback of attendees directly on Facebook or the reviews on our site here or personal testimonials here!

The program is tweaked each time to match the logistics and dynamics of that particular location thereby maximising the best experience possible using the natural strengths and unique aspects of that destination. The Hajj experience with our partners Al Bait Guests is our most famous, popular and over-subscribed program. Ask those who referred you here to tell you why, and you’ll perhaps realise just how fortunate you are to make it onto this highly sought after experience!

F.A.Q

What are the details of the Hajj 2024 program?

We are delighted to confirm that the classic full AE Hajj Tarbiyyah Program has returned as it has always been, with an improved form and a larger team of scholars and team leaders!

This program will be highly over-subscribed and will be entirely on the new Saudi Hajj Ministry Nusuk platform. To give everyone a fair chance in advance, we are allowing people to register on a priority list which allows them to receive the details and booking opportunity for the program, before it is released to the public – please join our Telegram group here and then fill in your details here.

Are all the stated dates set and final?

Currently everything is estimated due to the new system of preparation for Hajj 2024. We will release confirmed facts as soon as we get them guaranteed by Saudi Authorities.

However we expect the departure date of 31st May (possibly late evening 30th May for America/Canada) and the return on June 20th to be reasonably accurate to +/- 2 days either way due to the reasons mentioned above.

What if we are not based in the West?

Hajj with AE is open to all applicants from all countries as long as you hold citizenship and nationality of the main Western countries, but especially the UK, US and Canada where our offices are based. As long as you have permanent residency or citizenship in the Western countries, you can join our program from any country in the world under the new global system of Hajj in Nusuk. Please join this information group to find out more.

Do you take single sisters, or ladies without a mahram?

Yes we do.

Is the Hajj sacrifice included?

As it stands, the Qurbani IS included in the price, but this is currently being reviewed by AlBait Guests.

Do you take children in your Hajj group?

We strongly advise that you do not bring children with you for the Hajj unless they are mature 13-years old plus, so that they can spiritually benefit as well as making things easy upon you. It is always best to try and arrange childcare with grandparents for all other children during your Hajj. The Saudi Ministry

Regardless, the Hajj Ministry doesn’t allow the Hajj for under 12s.

Where is Aziziyyah/Shisha and why are we staying there?

Shisha is a suburb of an area called Aziziyyah in Makkah, situated a few miles away from the Haram. The majority of all the pilgrims performing Hajj will move to this suburb a few days before the actual days of Hajj (we will go there on the 4th of Dhul Hijjah and then remain there until the end of Hajj itself). Our apartment is called “Base Camp” and it is a serviced modern building with dedicated cleaners, restaurant, Masjid/lecture hall and educational facilities, and the main Hajj educational program will be based here before the actual manasik of Hajj start.

That makes our Hajj package what is called a “shifting package” because we “shift” from our 5-star hotel in front of the Haram, to the suburb next to Mina a few miles away. You can also get “non-shifting” packages from other providers where you will not move from your hotel until the 8th of Dhul-Hijjah and then of course you have to shift anyway to the tents in Mina. These “non-shifting” packages are typically significantly more expensive. Sheikh Abu Eesa doesn’t like “non-shifting” packages and has built his program around moving to Base Camp to study, bond and prepare properly for the big days of Hajj to come, after everyone has had their fill of enjoying the Haram five times a day. You will still be allowed to take a bus or walk to the Haram every day, even when we are in Base Camp, but the Sheikh prefers to really get his Hujjaj focused on the program during those few days before moving to Mina. Please read our testimonials section here on the site and also the many reviews left on www.facebook.com/HajjwithAE to truly understand the value of this plan and how much it is appreciated by the Hujjaj.

What if we want to go to the Haram whilst we are staying in Aziziyyah?

You will be free to go anytime and there will be a transport system as well, as per the program.

Will "Quad" and "Triple" rooms be bigger?

During the Hajj season in Makkah and Madinah, the third and fourth beds in a “quad” and “triple” room are sometimes extra roll-away type beds. These rooms would otherwise normally be “double” rooms i.e. a room that only sleeps two twin beds or one double/king-size bed. Note, the usual room configuration standards for Saudi hotels especially in Madinah, and in Makkah too, are different from international standards. This might mean that rooms feel a bit less spacious. If you want to avoid any issues like this, we advise you to book a double room.

Are you able to take disabled or very elderly pilgrims?

Unfortunately the nature of this package is very intense on the time of the leader and guide in order to give the best possible experience to the majority pilgrims. This means we sadly cannot take anyone who is disabled or is too weak or old to completely look after themselves. However if they are being accompanied by someone who will be able to look after that person’s each and every need without recourse to extra resources, then please email us for further discussion. Everyone is responsible for their own movements and actions and we strongly advise that those with extreme difficulties or restrictions try a different group more suited to your needs.

How fit do I have to be for Hajj?

The Hajj involves a significant amount of walking, and our program specifically emphasises fitness and walking even more. On some days you will do 30k-40k steps in intense heat. Even though we are in new and close 5-star hotels in front of the Haram, it is still not easy in very busy crowds which requires a certain level of fitness. And again, in Tawaf and Sa‘i, there is a significant amount of walking. We encourage everyone to start practising now, and to follow Sheikh AE’s preparation instructions very carefully as he will be advising the pilgrims on all of this many months in advance before we leave and it is essential that you follow that guidance.

What camp will we be in during Mina?

We will be in upgraded Mina camps in the European section along with 99% of all the other UK Hajj groups, which is a good 45 minute walk to the Jamarat and thus the need to practice walking in advance. For those who cannot walk this distance and back, you shouldn’t worry too much and certain actions can be deputised for and you can stay in the camp. Sheikh AE will explain the best method for this if one becomes ill or tired for such distances.

How do your services compare to others in Mina and Hajj?

We are proud to have not just standard air-conditioned tents in both locations, but full-board meals and drinks, comfortable sofa-beds, duvets, electric points and a great educational program which will also include a mini-Islamic conference with some of the West’s most popular and loved scholars as arranged by Shaykh Abu Eesa.

How do we book a place?