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June 25, 2020


From Makkah to Arafat and back, the average pilgrim walks 72 kilometres during their Hajj pilgrimage. This multiplied by the approximate 2.5million people that attend Hajj, is a cumulative 180 million kilometres walked over the days of Hajj.
As the world experience the second Dhul Hijjah during the COVID-19 pandemic, travel restrictions will prevent the throngs of believers that wish to fulfil this pillar of Islam. The crowds of Hajj will be significantly smaller, and our passion to circumambulate the Kaabah still burns while we await the opportunity to visit the Holy Lands, inshaAllah!
We are inviting you to emulate that journey, to a certain degree – for a cause!
What is the Hajj Step Challenge?
To keep this spirit of Hajj alive, Islamic Relief volunteers and challengers will be walking, jogging, cycling or running this distance over the first 10 days of Dhul Hijjah and we want YOU to join in!

Plan your 10 days, grab your running shoes, your hiking boots or even your bicycle and set off on your Hajj inspired journey this year!

What do you need to do?

1. Decide on your 72 kilometre activity
2. Register by sending an email with your details to fatima.Carrim@islamic-relief.org.za
3. A crowdfunding page will be set up for you
4. Ask your family, friends, colleagues and followers to support you by donating to your page.
5. Share your plans on social media and tag @islamicreliefsa
6. Complete your challenge over the first 10 days of Dhul Hijjah and save lives!
Once you’ve signed up, keep us updated on how you get on via Facebook, Twitter and Instagram (@islamicreliefsa)

The Cause: Rebuilding Palestine

The funds you raise is dedicated to the rebuilding of Gaza. The latest escalation in conflict in Gaza came during a 15 year blockade which resulted in many households depending on organisations like Islamic Relief to assist them with food and other basic necessities.

The latest escalation of violence has worsened the existing humanitarian crisis in Gaza
The relentless, devastating bombing from sea, land, and air badly damaged the electricity and water networks. The damage of the sewage networks triggers an alarm about another looming health crisis. The health services are already close to collapsing after years of blockade and the current COVID-19 pandemic.

We need your help to REBUILD GAZA

Sign up for the Hajj Step Challenge today!

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