“Here we come Allah, Here we come to Serve you. Here we come, no partner do You have. All praise to You. The universe is yours. Here we come Allah, Here we come!”

The story of Hajj, the pilgrimage to Makkah, begins over 4000 years ago. Following the Divine command, the Prophet Ibrahim traveled until he reached the hot, barren lands of Arabia. There he left his wife, Hagar, and his little baby, Ismail. Hagar struggled to find water for her baby. She ran back and forth between the mountains of Safa and Marwa seven times until at last the miraculous Zam Zam spring came gushing out and saved their lives. Allah accepted their struggle, and rewarded them with nourishment for the rest of their lives. Years later, Ibrahim (AS) was again asked to make a great sacrifice: give his beloved son for the sake of Allah. Allah again accepted his obedience, rewarding him by replacing his son with an animal. Finally, when it came time to build a House dedicated for the worship of Allah alone, Ibrahim (AS) and his son Ismail (AS) built it with their own hands, and finished it off by asking for acceptance.

“O Lord, accept this from us. Indeed You are the All-Hearing, the All-Knowing.”

Allah answered his prayer. We have the Ka’abah that we bow towards five times a day. We have the Zam Zam water used to quench our thirst. We have the mountains we rush back and forth from. And we have the animals we sacrifice as our plea to Allah to accept our Hajj, the pilgrimage required by all Muslims commemorating the obedience Ibrahim (AS) and his family displayed..

Qalam Institute is able to say “Here we come!” as well, as we offer an opportunity to participate in this great pillar of Islam. Join us as we go for Qalam Hajj.



  • Hajj Education & Seminars
  • Dedicated Assigned Agent
  • Air Conditioned Buses
  • Religious Advisors Fluent in English, Urdu & Arabic
  • Barbers at Mena Camp (nominal fee)
  • Dedicated Group Leaders
  • Medical Assistance on hand
  • A team of Dar El Salam Staff
  • Luggage Management & Transport


  • Hajj Prep material prior to trip
  • Ihram for male pilgrims
  • Prayer rug for female pilgrims
  • ZamZam water to bring home
  • Local Saudi Sim Cards (based on availability)
  • Drawstring shoebag

PLEASE NOTE – The following is not inlcuded: Hajj draft fee, sacrifice, domestic flight to international departure port, excess baggage fees, personal expenses, meals not mentioned in the itinerary.


My Hajj experience with Qalam was amazing. There was a lot of learning, growth, soul searching, and straight up fun involved. I highly recommend Qalam Hajj to anyone thinking about going for Hajj. It is so much more than just Hajj. You not only learn about Hajj, but also so much about Islam that you might not have known before. I have had family members who have gone to Hajj with other groups. They have not mentioned anything that they might have learned there. Going for the learning experience is enough of a reason to go with Qalam since the scholars add a whole other dimension to the experience.

For someone considering going to Hajj I highly recommend Qalam. What you learn is throughout the trip is enough for someone to go with them. If that isn’t enough, the scholars guide you through every part of the journey. Also the scholars are very knowledgeable and very easy going happy folks.

-Sadia Polani
Richmond VA

First experience with Qalam and it was amazing.Our hajj experience wouldn’t be the same without the Qalam scholars.  So many stories and moments.  One vivid memory is doing tawaf with Mufti Kamani.  He saw a woman struggling with pushing a wheelchair and took over despite a bad back.  Inspired we decided to take his place a few rounds in.  When the woman realized we were from the same group she began to cry and make dua for all of us.  I will never forget that moment

Qalam recommendations:

  1. The scholars spend quality time with you
  2. You can comfortably ask them personal questions about the deen
  3.  Whenever you are tired and need some extra motivation they give it to you

-Iffat and Ishaq Mehar
Louisville KY

Alhumdulillah we were very blessed to have experienced our first Hajj with Qalam Institute. The scholars of our group went above and beyond our expectations during our entire journey. They created a family like environment for a group of forty plus strangers. Not only were they always available to guide us and address our needs, they also prioritized everyone else’s comfort and concerns above their own. Some of the many exceptional qualities of  Qalam Institute that stand out are: their inclusiveness of sisters alongside the brothers in every aspect of the journey,  their spiritually uplifting talks on a daily basis, and last but not least the remarkable job of the scholars in articulating the various options available to us in all facets of Hajj. Qalam Institute is really an extraordinary group to go on this blessed journey with, regardless of what walk of life you come from.

Rahila and Adnan

Going with Qalam was truly an extraordinary experience. Everyone felt like a family, and that bond is something that will endure, inshaAllah.

Top three things I’d mention:

1- The scholars that we went with. All are extremely knowledgeable and in tune with the problems we face as individuals and communities. They were extremely accessible, and I loved being able to ask them any and all kinds of questions, before, during and after Hajj, even to this day.

2- The thoroughness of the preparation. We had numerous video lectures in the months leading up to the trip, as well as many sessions in Madinah and Makkah.

3- Thought provoking discussions and activities throughout the trip. They really made me think about spiritual problems that I either wasn’t aware of or was ignoring, and I left Makkah with solid action items to repair my relationship with Allah and His Messenger (S).

Abrar Polani
Austin TX

My wife Kay and I are thankful to Allah (swt) for the opportunity to perform Hajj in 2016, with Qalam/Der El Salam and visit the most beautiful and peaceful city in the world – Medina Manerwa.

Throughout our Hajj journey, leadership from Qalam, Mufti Husain Kamani, Mufti Mubeen Kamani, Ustadh Abdel Rahman Murphy, taught and reviewed from Holy Book Quran and life of Prophet Muhammad (pbuh). Going on Zarrats and seeing all those places that we read in Seerah of Prophet Muhammad (pbuh), Islamic history books, and now being narrated by Mufti or Ustadh were touching our hearts. Hajj helped us soothe some of the spiritual thirst and it was a unique experience that cannot be duplicated. On the way back from Mecca to Jeddah airport my wife said “I want to go back”, I said Insha-Allah.

During this journey, religious and spiritual guidance provided by Mufti Husain Kamani, Mufti Mubeen Kamani, Ustadh Abdel Rahman Murphy, and guidance in ground arrangements provided by Brother Tauqeer Zaidi were God’s send. Much thanks to Qalam and Qalam Group. May Allah (swt) bless you all and reward you all in this world and hereafter.

Aslam Mirza

Interested in Qalam Hajj 2017?

Hajj this year was an unbelievable experience, the instructors and attendees all felt the life changing impact of this journey. Alhamdulilah, the entire Qalam Hajj group was able to perform their hajj, visit the city of the Madinah and return back home safe and sound. All the Qalam Hajj group members have continued to remain in contact with one another and the relationships and bonds that have been formed through this amazing experience will last a lifetime inshAllah. At Qalam & Dar El Salam, we are already gearing up for next years hajj inshAllah. So if you’re interested in fulfilling this pillar of our religion with Qalam, please fill out the form below. We will be sharing information about next years group as well as some insights and lessons from hajj.

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3 Nights in Madinah – Hilton Madinah Hotel


3 Nights in Makkah – Fairmont Royal Clock Tower

5 Manasik of Hajj – Super Deluxe Mena Camp (in front of Jamarat)
Super Deluxe Dar El Salam Arafat Camp
Private Dar El Salam Space in Muzdalifa


1 Night in Jeddah – Jeddah Hotel (subject to departure time)


August 22 – September 5, 2017
15 Days


Departure: JFK to MED
Return: JED to JFK

PLEASE NOTE: Airline choices and other departure cities are available upon request, prices may vary.


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Triple Room
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Breakfast & Dinner buffets will be provided in the hotels you will be staying in and as specified in the itinerary.

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