Hajj 2017

How much does it cost to go for Hajj?

Going for Hajj can be an expensive experience for most people, especially from countries with lower average incomes.

How much does it cost to go for Hajj?

Middle East

No Hajj for Qataris this year amid Saudi dispute

Riyadh usually communicates with Doha on Hajj logistics but no Saudi response means no pilgrimage for Qataris in 2017.

No Hajj for Qataris this year amid Saudi dispute

Hajj 2017

Hajj 2017: An in-depth look at the sacred journey

Al Jazeera examines the religious excursion for nearly two million Muslims and where many pilgrims are coming from.

Hajj 2017: An in-depth look at the sacred journey

Inside Story

How open is the Saudi invite for Qatar's Hajj pilgrims?

The Saudi king reopened the border to allow Qataris to attend Hajj, but some are still being turned away.

GCC

Saudi to open land border for Qatar's Hajj pilgrims

Qatar welcomes decision, but says move should include a full lifting of the blockade imposed by the Saudi-led group.

Saudi King Salman invites Qatar pilgrims to Hajj

Hajj 2017

Hajj 2016: Pilgrims gather at Mount Arafat for key rite

On the second day of the Hajj, Muslims gather at Mount Arafat to mark the most important ritual of the pilgrimage.

Hajj 2017

Hajj 2016: More than 1.5m Muslims descend on Mina

On the first day of Hajj, Muslims gather at Mina, the scene of last year's deadly stampede in which hundreds died.

Hajj 2016: More than 1.5m Muslims descend on Mina

Hajj 2017

Hajj 2016: More than a million Muslims head to Mecca

About 1.5 million people from across the world are expected to perform Hajj in Saudi Arabia this year.

Hajj 2016: More than a million Muslims head to Mecca

Humanitarian crises

Week in pictures: From Hajj 2016 to Hillary Clinton

From the start of Hajj to the US presidential elections, here is the week's news in pictures.

Week in pictures: From Hajj 2016 to Hillary Clinton

Politics

Saudi-Iran war of words escalates over Hajj row

Officials from Iran, Saudi trade verbal blows after countries fail to reach agreement on this year's pilgrimage.

Saudi-Iran war of words escalates over Hajj row

Middle East

Saudi Arabia and Iran trade accusations as Hajj nears

Rhetoric escalates between regional rivals Riyadh and Tehran over 2015 Hajj tragedy and this year's pilgrimage.

Saudi Arabia and Iran spar over Hajj pilgrimage

Hajj 2017

Hajj 2016: Five-day ritual begins on September 10

The 2016 Hajj pilgrimage to Mecca is a five-day ritual beginning on Saturday, September 10 and ending on the 15th.

Hajj 2016: Five-day ritual begins on September 10

Saudi Arabia

Saudi Arabia introduces e-bracelets for Hajj safety

After last year's stampede that killed hundreds, Riyadh introduces new safety measures to monitor pilgrims' movements.

Hajj 2016: Saudi Arabia introduces bracelets for safety

Religion

Saudi Arabia and Iran fail to reach deal on Hajj

Riyadh accuses Iranian officials of walking out of talks despite offers for "solutions" to Tehran's demands.

Saudi Arabia and Iran fail to reach deal on Hajj

Iran

Iran delegation to visit Saudi over hajj preparations

After stampede that killed hundreds last year, Tehran invited to kingdom in first official trip since ties were severed.

Iran delegation to visit Saudi over hajj preparations