Aim & Objective

UK & European Disabled hajj Mission

Our Mission

There are many disabled Pilgrims who wish to perform Hajj and, if adequate preparations are made, many can fulfil their wish. The UK & European Disabled Hajj Mission, the first and only non-profit Hajj and Umrah tour operator specialising in disability needs, was born out of the desire to do just that, provide adequate preparations for countless disabled people determined to go on the Hajj.

The charity's objects are:-

The advancement of the Islamic faith by the provision of advice, support and other services to disabled people in order to make accessible for them the annual Hajj pilgrimage and help disabled pilgrims in UK and Europe to perform their Hajj duties.

We help make the Hajj and Umrah pilgrimage accessible for disabled Pilgrims in the UK and Europe by advising, supporting and providing equipment, which enables them to participate in this Holy journey.

What We Do

  • Integrate disabled people to society.
  • Arrange pre-Hajj and Umrah Seminar and Ziarat tours in BSL Sign Language and talking tours (for the hard of hearing).
  • Private wheelchair accessible transport to/from Airport, Makkah, Madinah and all Ziarat tours.
  • Provide fully equipped Hajj customised wheelchairs
  • Supply Hajj information pack in Braille and tactile diagrams
  • Arrange pre-Hajj special needs assessment
  • Adaptation of all accommodation to individual needs
  • Assign wheelchair attendants and sighted guides
  • Make accessible existing toilets using roll up ramps in Mina and Arafat camps.
  • Provide specially adapted toilet facilities during Hajj rituals in the desert area (which is not provided by Saudi government).
  • Provide will writing facilities for the disabled pilgrim and their carer

Aim & Objective


How we can help?

At the UK & European Disabled Hajj Mission we aim to provide arrangements to suit individual needs in order to make the Hajj and Umrah rituals accessible to all. We specialise in supporting you and those accompanying you when performing the Hajj or Umrah, whether someone is in a wheelchair, has difficulty walking, difficulty with steps, partial sighted and so on, we endeavour to make the Hajj and Umrah accessible for them.

Just tell us what kind of assistance you're looking for during the Hajj and we'll do our best to organise the kind of accessible travel that is most suitable for you. Our team in the UK and Saudi Arabia will ensure all our Hajj arrangements feature personal assistance, special equipment and facilities to make your stay as comfortable as possible and easily accessible.

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Hajj customised Wheelchairs

During the pre-Hajj seminars we handover the UK & European Disabled Hajj Mission wheelchair. Which is equipped with many useful items such as the hands free adjustable umbrella and water bottle holders for both carer and wheelchair-user. Also a reclining back and rising foot rest to change into sleep position and attached wheelchair bag for clothing and personal items. There is also a detachable dinner tray and easy grip pebble picker.

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Seminars

We aim to hold Insha-Allah Pre-Hajj/Umrah seminars in 3 major cities across the UK, where lectures by a fully qualified Mual’im are translated in BSL sign language. Hajj and Umrah information packs in Braille and tactile diagrams will also be available. During the seminars we would also assess individual needs and talk about how we can help.

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Adaptation

Only 5 star hotels in Makkah and Madinah are completely wheelchair friendly. We therefore aim to adapt each room to the needs of the individual, with the use of grab rails, support frames and roll up ramps.

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Disabled Toilets

As the toilets at Mina, Arafah and Muzdalifa are not all accessible for disabled people. We intend to make the toilets accessible with the use of roll-up ramps and assistance if needed from male/female carers.

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Multi-lingual Speaking Wheelchair Attendants and Sighted Guides

Prior to the Hajj / Umrah we will recruit and train local individuals to be able to safely push wheelchairs and act as sighted guides. Each one will be carefully assigned according to language and individual needs.

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Wheel Chair Accessible Vehicle

We aim to have our own private disability adapted transport for the airport pick ups and drop offs, the Madinah to Makkah by road journey, Mina, Muzdalifa, Arafat and all Ziarat tours.

Our aim is to simply help provide a level "praying" field for countless disabled pilgrims. Our friendly and personal team in the UK, Europe and Saudi Arabia will make every effort to help you and those accompanying you during the Hajj. Get in touch with us and let us worry, so the only thing you will do is concentrate on your prayers. Speak to our travel adviser on 020 7286 2777 today!