Mecca Hajj

Can Ahmadiyya perform Hajj? / Do Ahmadiyya go to Mecca?

Ahmadi muslims, like other muslims, perform Hajj, as it is their religious obligation.

Ahmadiyya Muslim Community has been persecuted since its existence. Ahmadi Muslims are stopped by the Pakistani Government and extremist clerics from performing Hajj by “declaring” them non-muslim, so Ahmadi Muslims are prevented to go to Mecca for Hajj by the Saudi Government.

What is Hajj? 

Hajj, which is the pilgrimage to the Holy Ka’aba in Mecca,  is one the basic Pillars of Islam. The tradition goes way back to the time Hazrat Ibrahim’s (A.S) or Abraham, but after the advent of Islam, it was made mandatory for all believers to perform Hajj once in their lifetime.


Islam gives exemption to a certain group of people, and on the top of the list are those who are being stopped by a tyrant leader.

“He who is not prevented from performing the pilgrimage by an obvious necessity, a tyrannical ruler, or a disease which confines him at home, and dies without having performed the pilgrimage, may die if he wishes as a Jew, or if he wishes as a Christian.” (Tirmidhi: 2535, Narrated Abu Umamah) (Darimi transmitted it).

In Pakistan, you have to sign a form if you want to perform Hajj and Umra and on that form you are required to declare Hazrat Mirza Ghulam Ahmad (as), the founder of the Ahmadiyya Muslim Community and Promised Messiah (as), a false prophet. 

Clearly, the Ahmadiyya Muslim Community’s followers will never do this.


Ahmadi Muslims who are dual citizens or DON’T carry Pakistani Passports CAN and DO go for Hajj, despite the political ploy of Z.A.Bhutto who led the 1974 constitutional amendment that prevents Ahmadi Muslims from performing Hajj. Most of the countries, including Muslim countries, do not have such restrictions in place for Ahmadis when they apply to go for Hajj. So yes, Ahmadiyya Muslims like all other Muslims do go for Hajj & Umra.

Some claim Ahmadi muslims perform Hajj in the Chenab Nagar, formerly known as Rabwah in Pakistan, or Qadian in India. 

No, they don’t. 

Hajj is in Mecca.

 The Ahmadiyya Muslim Community performs Hajj in Mecca.

The Ka’aba is the holiest place for Ahmadi Muslims and can’t be replaced by any other Holy Site.