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Record numbers of British Pilgrims at Hajj

Over 25,000 British Pilgrims stood on the plains of Arafah to perform Hajj this year, an increase to last years numbers after Hajj quotas were restored.

The Council of British Hajjis (CBHUK) is a natonional charity who have a team deployed to support British Pilgrims. CBHUK met with the British Consul in Jeddah ahead of Hajj.

The CEO of CBHUK Rashid Mogradia said “We will be working hard on the ground with our partners to support the hajjis and welcome the support from the British Consulate”.

The British Consul General Barrie Peach welcomed the Council of British Hajjis to the British Consulate in Jeddah on Tuesday 29 August. They discussed preparation and planning for this year’s Hajj and the Consul General outlined the Consulate’s service for British pilgrims. The Consul General wished all the British Hajji’s performing Hajj a Hajj Mabroor.

The British Consulate can be reached on a 24hr Emergency Helpline 050 100 4268 for any consular related enquiries.

CBHUK can be reached for any welfare and medical advice by calling 053 701 7634.



CBHUK is the national Hajj & Umrah charity based in the United Kingdom working for the welfare of British Muslims. It is registered with the charity commission for England & Wales (Number 1146323).

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HM Consul General Receives CBHUK 10Yr Report
Rashid Mogradia (CEO - CBHUK) presenting CBHUK 10yr Report to HM Consul General Barrie Peach
Meeting at the British Consulate in KSA

Shamim Ali