Hajj

The politics of Hajj-going in Britain

SEAN MCLOUGHLIN: The Hajj is one of the largest annually occurring pilgrimages in the world and is a major event in the lifetime of many Muslims. In the UK it has also been at the centre of complex negotiations between Muslims and between Muslims and government. Indeed, by exploring the politics of Hajj-going in Britain one can get an insight into the fluctuating relations between Muslims and the state over the last twenty years.