Dates for Hajj in 2015 (1436) The actual dates for Hajj in 2015 (1436) have been confirmed as follows,
Note: This year the actual dates for Hajj did not match with many popular calculations as presented on websites such as IslamicFinder. But the dates in this post have been confirmed per the references below and are based on official announcements by the Saudi Authorities.
If you are performing Hajj this year, to help you plan it is important to have an idea of Prayer (Salah) times during the Hajj days. The table below presents calculated Prayer times for Makkah,
The days for Hajj for this year (2014 / 1435) are as follows,
Note: The dates above have been confirmed by the authorities in Saudi Arabia (see here).
So how does the actuality above compare to calculations. Good question, below are the calculated phases of the moon for Mecca. Furthermore the Islamic (Hijri) date for 18-Sept-2014, was confirmed on the official Ministry of Hajj Portal to correspond to 23-(Dhul-Qa’dah)-1435. So marking this on the calendar below and if the new moon is sighted in Mecca on Wednesday 24-Sept-2014, this will make the following day, Thursday 25-Sept-2014 the first of Dhul-Hijjah, i.e. 01-(Dhul-Hijjah)-1435. Because we know the first day of Hajj is the 8th of Dhul-Hijjah so the days for Hajj will be as above.
Further to my “1st of Dhul Hijjah (1433)” post the other day, according to ISNA (here) and the Fiqh Council of North America (here) “the Hajj authorities in Makkah have confirmed that the Day of Arafah will be on Thursday, October 25, 2012“. So the days for Hajj for this year (1433 / 2012) are as follows,