Hajj Awareness Programme conducted by goimomi.com in Chennai to safeguard Hajj aspirants
An initiative of goimimo.com (an Islamic travel portal), in collaboration with UConnect, brought together renowned scholars, experts and institutions viz, Tamil Nadu State Hajj Committee, TN Hajj Service Society and TN Hajj Organisers Association to safeguard Hajj travellers.
“The Hajj is an Islamic pilgrimage to Makkah, and a mandatory religious duty that must be carried out at least once by Muslims who are both physically and financially capable of embarking on the journey,” said Mohamed Mubarak, Founder and CEO of goimomi.com.
“Every year, about 1.75 lakhs of people go to the annual Hajj pilgrimage. They register via both, government schemes and other private bodies, but sometimes, they may not be aware of the travel methods, health safety measures and people sometimes end up becoming victims of some fraudulent non-recognised organisers. In an attempt to create awareness, we flagged this initiative, which will soon be conducted in other cities as well. This is the first time such an event is being conducted in the country,” he said.
To address these vital issues and to ensure hajj pilgrims have a safe, memorable and rewarding pilgrimage this year, the first Hajj Awareness Programme was organised at the Hajj House in Chennai recently.
At goimimo.com we aim to resolve this issue by listing only genuine and reputed organiser’s packages and by conducting awareness initiatives like this, which inform people about important government regulations and also cover important aspects of Hajj,” said Mohamed.
Over 500 participants across Tamil Nadu were part of the first edition of the awareness programme.
“Goimomi.com is a unique marketplace where only recognised Hajj operators and travels are registered. We hope to benefit all the people who want to know about Hajj,” added Mohamed.
The website of Tamil Nadu Haj Organisers Association, www.thoa.in, was launched. “It will give aspiring pilgrims details of the member list, management contacts of the association and so on,” he said.
Alhaj A Abdul Jabbar, Chairman, Tamil Nadu State Hajj Committee; Alhaj Abdul Rahman, Vice President, Indian Union Muslim League; Janab S Hyder Ali, General Secretary of TMMK together made the official launch of goimomi.com and thoa.in.
“The pilgrimage of Hajj is a special experience that we all look forward to. Hajj can also be an overwhelming experience, especially for first-timers. So we wanted to ensure that those performing Hajj this year and those who intend to do so in the future can be informed of the important procedures, aspects and rituals of Hajj, and help them prepare for a memorable and rewarding experience,” said Mohammed Mukhtar Jahangeer, Founder of UConnect.