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The Official British Hajj and Umrah Council

Welcome to the British Hajj and Umrah Council, the embodiment of a national vision conceived in 2011 by patrons of the British Pilgrimage. On May 18th 2016, C.I.C Regulators at Companies House accredited, recognised and awarded the organisation pre-eminence in the field of Hajj & Umrah, granting title privileges of both “British & Council”.

As an NGO with British Government member endorsement, the BHUC operates as a Not for Profit, Community Interest Company; with a comprehensive remit that represents many approved and accredited, private, public and charity sector organisations involved in the Hajj and Umrah pilgrimages

The British Hajj & Umrah Council Time Line

Launched on May 2011. Incorporated In April 2016
We begin our work each day beseeching the favour of our maker, in blessing our efforts
and to help us to contribute towards the establishment of the 5th Pillar of Islam, Al Hajj.

2009

Hajj People Incorporated in 2009

Evolving from a Hajj & Umrah Technology Company to a fully fledged Hajj and Umrah Eco-system solutions provider.

2009

Launches HajjPeople.Com Hajj and Umrah Travel Comparison E-Commerce Website

The first Hajj and Umrah Comparison site introduced to the Market. Designed to provide a single platform, a marketplace for intending pilgrims to make informed decision when selecting their Hajj and Umrah package program

2009

Hajj People Establishes Events Division

Pioneering the Hajj & Umrah professionals and pilgrims meeting spaces and exchange platforms. Locally, Regionally, Nationally, Internationally Business to Consumer Business to Business Government to Government Business to Government

2010

Presents First Global Hajj, Umrah & Islamic Tourism Expo in the United Kingdom

Hajj People partners with the Global Peace and Unity Foundation to present the World Hajj and Umrah Exhibition at the London Excel, welcoming 60,000 visitor.

2011

Presents UK's First Dedicated Hajj and Umrah Trade Exhibition

Quality exhibition platform bringing together British Hajj and Umrah service providers and intending pilgrims. Business to Consumer held at the London Muslim Centre, Whitechapel, London

2011

Organised the Jabal Omar $6BN Project Contract Signing Ceremony, Dorcester, London

Organised with the Saudi Embassy and JODC Project Chairman Sheikh Abdul Rahman Fakieh. Hilton, Hayat, Marriott. Inaugurated by H.R.H Prince Mohammad bin Nawaf Al Saud

2011

Founding of the British Hajj and Umrah Council

Hajj People founds and funds the development of the British Hajj and Umrah Council, as a part its corporate social responsibility initiative in developing quality standards in pilgrim welfare and UK Hajj and Umrah industry service

2012

Organises the inauguration and presentation of the 1st World Hajj and Umrah Convention at the British Museum, London

The first international global debriefing of Hajj and Umrah experiences and solutions presented in conjunction with the Hajj, Journey to the Heart of Islam, curated by the British Museum.

2012

Hajj People and The World Hajj and Umrah Convention presents the first Global Hajj and Umrah Awards

Hajj People work in conjunction with the World Hajj and Umrah Convention to research service providers and individuals across width and breadth of the industry deserved of recognition.

2012

Hajj People Establishes Trade Division

2012

Hajj People acquires Saudi Sim Company for International Distribution of STC SIM's

Hajj People acquired Saudi Sim a pioneering company that distributed Saudi Mobile Network Sim-cards to pilgrims prior to their departure to Saudi Arabia. Exceeding 2,000,000 customers till date.

2012

Hajj People Establishes Its First International Office in Islamabad, Pakistan

A strategic decision to establish a local presence in Pakistan. Localising our services and support to our fastest growing customer base in South Asia.

2013

Hajj People Establishes Knowledge Division

The British Hajj and Umrah Council and Member Organisation Hajj People presents and International Exhibition and Education program at the Emirates Stadium in London

2013

Hajj People Acquires Islamic Tourism Magazine

Islamic Tourism Magazine first published in 2001, was taken under management and later acquired by Hajj People to converge the Hajj, Umrah and Islamic Tourism prospects.

2011

Launches Hajj & Umrah Online Retail Outlet

The first online shop dedicated fully towards the retail of all Hajj and Umrah essentials and more

2013

Hajj People Opens Satellite Office in Lagos, Nigeria

Established under the management of Mr. Ahmadu Maina. Our satellite office opened to connect with the largest Muslim population in Africa.

2013

Hajj & Umrah Initiative Forum - London Emirates Stadium

Hajj People organise National Forum on Hajj & Umrah. Hosted at the Emirates Arsenal Football Stadium. Supported by the British Hajj and Umrah Council

2013

Hajj & Umrah Initiative Forum - Manchester Old Trafford Stadium

Hajj People organise the 2nd National Forum on Hajj & Umrah. Hosted at the Old Trafford Manchester United Stadium. Supported by the British Hajj and Umrah Council

2016

Formation of the National Pilgrimage Organisers Association. The First National Hajj & Umrah Trade Association of the UK

The NPOA, makes history by enlisting a majority of the Hajj and Umrah travel agents facilitating pilgrim travel in the UK. Supported by Hajj People

2013

World Hajj and Umrah Convention 2013 London Olympia

Hosted at the iconic London Olympia in Kensington. Welcoming Hajj and Umrah related service providers, professionals, government, institutions and academicians to a 2-Day global program dedicated towards enhancing the pilgrims experience.

2013

Global Distribution Contract Awarded by ZAIN Telecom, Saudi Arabia

Remaining in communication with family, friends, loved ones and the tour group is an important part of sharing ones experiences in Hajj and Umrah. We are pleased to have helped 360,000 pilgrims connect and communicate

2013

Hajj People Establishes Responsibility Division

Representing the United Kingdom, Deputy Consul - Jeddah, Kabir Rahman and BHUC Executive, Mohsin Tutla. Tag Team: Indonesia & Malaysia win the badminton competition

2013

Presents International Award to Indonesian Government "Best Pilgrims In the World" Award

The Best Pilgrims in the World Award issued by the World Hajj and Umrah Convention and research by Hajj People was presented to H.E. Surya Dharma Ali, Minister of Religious Affairs, Indonesia. At a special ceremony inviting a delegation of over 500 Hajj and Umrah stakeholders in Jakarta. The Awards Address was delivered by CEO Mohsin/Chairman of the WHUC in Bahasa Indonesian Language, as an added honor to the Indonesian people.

2014

Hajj & Umrah Presentation at the British Parliament, House of Lords

Hajj People Events Team present to attending delegates and media ahead of the World Hajj and Umrah Convention 2014.

2014

Hajj People Establishes Consulting Division

Recognised as one the World's leading Hajj & Umrah Consultancy Firm, Hajj People has worked towards developing numerous initiatives providing consultancy to McKenzie & McKenzie, Oliver Wyman, Accenture, Boston Consultancy Group, Arthur D. Little.

2014

Hajj & Umrah Initiative Forum - Pakistan

Hajj People Organises the 1st Edition of the Pakistan Hajj & Umrah Organisers Initiative Forum at the Islamabad Club, hosting over 200 agents from across Pakistan.

2014

The Hajj People Awards Ceremony Pakistan

Hajj People Launches the "The Hajj People Awards" in Pakistan. Recognising Excellence at a National Level.

2014

Hajj & Umrah Initiative Forum - South Africa

Hosted in Cape Town, The HUOIF made history by having all stakeholder involved in Hajj and Umrah Affairs in South Africa, convene for the first time, all together to discuss the challenges and opportunities presented by a vibrant Hajj and Umrah sector.

2014

Polished Gem - Post Hajj Pilgrim Education Program

Providing the required support and mentorship to returning pilgrims wanting to chart a path of self improvement, building upon their new found spirituality and connection with faith and improvement after completing the Hajj.

2014

World Hajj & Umrah Convention 2014 Paris, France

Scheduled to be held a the Palais De Congrais, Paris, was postponed and hosted at the Queen Elizabeth II Conference Centre in London. With special support and endorsement provided by now Prime Minister Boris Jonson, formerly Mayor of London

2014

World Hajj & Umrah Convention 2014 Queen Elizabeth Conference Center, London

Opened by Sheikh Muhammad Khalil Al Qari, Imam of Masjid Al Quba and Masjid Al Nabawi. Welcoming international representatives and management officials involved in the development of the Hajj and Umrah Sector

2014

Sitar Kiswah Al Kaabah

Hajj People entrusted with and proudly presents 23 Year Old, Sitar Kiswah Al Kaabah in London, Issued by HRH King Fahd Bin AbdulAziz Aal Saud

2014

Fly Nas Inaugural Launch in London & Manchester

Hajj People organised the Launch Ceremony of London and Manchester Routes to Jeddah at the Iconic Gherkin Tower in London.

2014

Hajj & Umrah Initiative Forum Makkah

Hajj People Organises their first event in conjunction with the Al Shohadah Hotel in Makkah. Welcoming a global audience and celebrating the efforts made in organising a successful Hajj.

2014

Unveils Iconic Picture of the Kaabah Makkah

Hajj People proudly unveils the Iconic Picture of Al Kaabah in Makkah Picture taken by H. Wassanein.

2014

Appointment To Observation Committee Travel Agency Association of Pakistan

CEO of Hajj People - Mohsin Tutla, invited observe the voting and counting process of the General Election held by TAAP of Pakistan in Karachi.

2017

Jeddah Consulates & International Hajj Missions - Badminton Competition

A unique experience in forging valuable relationships over a badminton competition organised by Hajj People in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia. Tag Team: Indonesia & Malaysia win the competition

Development of the National Pilgrimage Organisers Association in the UK

Hajj People responsibility division actively engaged in the development of the NPOA. The first national Hajj and Umrah trade association of the United Kingdom.

2017

Hajj & Umrah Standards Organisation

Working ISO Auditors and Standards Holders. The Hajj People knowledge division embark on developing quality standards involving various disciplines in Hajj and Umrah management

2015

Establishment of West Africa Regional Office, Dakar, Senegal

Hajj People registers in Senegal, localising our presence in West Africa under the leadership of Ahmed Cisse.

2016

Mobily Global Distribution Contract Awarded

Responsible for the distribution of 1,000,000 Sim - Cards since 2016. Hajj People commitment in keeping pilgrims connected remains ever-growing.

2016

Establishment of Middle East Satellite Office in Dubai, UAE

Hajj People Establish their presence in Dubai with long term affiliate Empyrean in Down Town Business Bay.

2016

Hajj People & WHUC Foundation Launches Health, Hygiene, Safety Campaign

Hajj People working in conjunction with the World Hajj and Umrah Care Foundation, British Hajj and Umrah Council, National Hajj Commission of Nigeria and Kementerian Agama of Indonesia launch a health and safety awareness campaign for pilgrims at Hajj.

2017

British Hajj and Umrah Council Annual General Meeting

British Hajj and Umrah Council contracts Hajj People to organise the BHUC AGM at The Crystal, Royal Victoria Docks, London

2017

British Hajj & Umrah Awards

Hajj People aids the British Hajj and Umrah Council in preparing the Awards of Industry stakeholders to be presented in London.

2017

Hajj Terminal Development Project

Hajj People contracted by PPMDC subsidiary of Saudi Bin Ladin Group to evaluate experience and satisfaction levels of pilgrims at the Hajj Terminal in Jeddah

2017

Hajj People Islamic Tourism Expo Jakarta, Indonesia

Hajj People organise the largest known Hajj and Umrah trade exhibition, Jakarta, Indonesia. Opened by H.E. Dr. Osama bin Mohammed Al-Shuaibi

2017

World Hajj & Umrah Convention 2017 Jakarta

Hosted by the Indonesian Government and the Indonesian Hajj Fund, BPKH. Hajj People events team coordinate the events management of the World Hajj and Umrah Convention program in Jakarta

2017

Hajj & Umrah Affairs Partnership Bank Muamalat - Indonesia

Hajj People and Bank Muamalat sign landmark partnership in leveraging HP Knowledge Division insights and localising expertise for the pilgrimage sector of Indonesia to benefit from.

2017

Establishes South East Asia Regional Office, Jakarta, Indonesia

Hajj People opens its regional office at Bank Muamalat HQ in Jakarta.

2017

Hajj People Corporate Re-branding

Hajj People introduced the Two-Diamond, Green and Black Logo, symbolising Makkah and Madinah as the two jewels that inspire reformation oneself and motivation to achieve excellence in ones being.

2017

Launches International Government Hajj Missions Induction & Training Program

Hajj People and the WHUC Foundation, welcomes international delegations to take part in Government to Government induction of Hajj preparation measures designed by the Indonesian Government.

2018

World Hajj & Umrah Convention London 2018 The Crystal, Docklands

WHUC 2018, welcomed its chief guest, HRH, Prince Dr. Saif Al Islam Bin Saud Bin AbdulAziz Aal Saud.

2018

Saudi Telecom Company Global Distribution Appointment

Global Distribution Contract issued by Saudi Telecom Company to provide advance pilgrim distribution and activation services.

2018

Hajj People Signs Landmark Agreement with Saudi Royal & Businessman

H.R.H. Prince Dr. Saif Al Islam Bin Saud Bin Abdul Aziz Aal Saud, signs a landmark agreement inviting Hajj People to work with company and develop quality events in Saudi Arabia

2018

Royal Appointment As Consultant

CEO - Hajj People, Mohsin Tutla is appointed as consultant to the offices of HRH Dr. Prince Saif Al Islam Bin Saud Bin AbdulAziz Aal Saud

2018

Al Comedy Club - Jeddah

Hajj People sign out of the Box Agreement with Saudi Based Comedy Club. To organise and present a comedy tour of London, Manchester, Birmingham, Edinburgh and Cardiff

2018

Saffat Aviation - Board Appointment Riyadh, Saudi Arabia

Hajj People enters into partnership with Riyadh based consulting first Saffat Aviation. Developing Saudi Hajj and Umrah Aviation Sector.

2018

Arabian Travel Market

Hajj People CEO - Mohsin Tutla Recognised as one of the world's leading thinkers and strategists on Hajj and Umrah affairs speaks at the Arabian Travel Market in Dubai. Helping a global audience in navigating and planning for an evolving sector

2019

Mobily Telecom Awards Hajj People

Mobily Telecom Awards the Company for exceptional performance in serving pilgrims during Hajj 2019 at a special ceremony organised in Jeddah. Welcoming Hajj People and it's partners for the honor.

2019

Establishes Hajj People HQ in Makkah

Working in accordance with Hajj People new corporate vision, Hajj People relocates its head office from London, UK to Makkah, Saudi Arabia, with satellite offices in Jeddah and Riyadh.

2019

Makkah Chamber of Commerce & Industry

Ibrahim Bardesi, General Secretary of the Makkah Chamber of Commerce and Industry welcome Hajj People and Hajj People CEO as their first international company member, approved by the Saudi Ministry of Investment.

2019

Hajj People Islamic Tourism Expo Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

Hajj People introduces the Hajj and Umrah Islamic Tourism Expo in Malaysia, joined leading figures within the country, industry representatives, agents and Saudi Businesses.

2019

Ministry of Hajj & Umrah Saudi Arabia

Saudi Ministry of Hajj and Umrah welcomes, Hajj People and the WHUC to present their initiatives in developing the Umrah and Hajj sectors before Saudi and International Hajj and Umrah stakeholders in Jeddah.

2019

Hajj People Saudi Arabia Exhibits with Ministry of Hajj and Umrah Saudi Arabia

Hajj People welcomed as the first international exhibitors of the Hajj and Umrah Trade Exhibition organise by the Saudi Ministry of Hajj and Umrah.

2019

World Hajj & Umrah Convention 2019 Intercontinental - London

Hajj People and the World Hajj and Umrah Care Foundation welcomes a special delegation from the Saudi Ministry of Hajj and Umrah. Presenting the new Umrah booking system, MAQAM.

Hajj People Islamic Tourism Expo 2019 London

Hajj People welcomes UK and International exhibitors, showcasing their services to British Agents and Pilgrims at the Hajj People Islamic Tourism Expo.

2019

WHUC Global Hajj & Umrah Awards

The WHUC Global Hajj and Umrah Awards initiates rigorous research and review to identify the best companies, institutions, individuals and organisations, recognised for exceptional development in Hajj and Umrah.

2019

Hajj People Awards

Our aim is to recognise excellence in every country. Inspiring achievement and striving towards being the best one can be. Our acknowledgements have been the source for immense transformation and positive influence in enriching the pilgrims experience.

2019

Hajj People Establishes Outsource Division

2020

Millennium M Hotel Makkah

Hajj People Outsource Division works closely with partners to help them reach their full potential and new markets.

2020

Funding the World Hajj & Umrah Care Foundation

Hajj People contributes 100,000 SR to the World Hajj and Umrah Care Foundation to develop initiatives and solutions to combat the impact of COVID 19 on the Hajj and Umrah industry.

2020

Hajj Under Pandemic Conditions White Paper

Hajj People combines resources with the World Hajj and Umrah Care Foundation to develop a global study on the effects of COVID 19 on international preparation measures of Hajj.

2020

Optimise Connection Saudi Arabia

Hajj People acquires control of Tahseen At-Tawasul (Optimise Connection) company to provide local activation services in addition to their international distribution capability

2020

West Africa Regional Office Relocation Abuja, Nigeria

Hajj People relocated West Africa regional hub from Senegal to Nigeria, registering Hajj People as a formal company in Nigeria as of June 2020.

Launches Hajj & Umrah Capacity Building Program

COVID 19 travel management courses developed to aid Hajj and Umrah companies manage the pilgrimage process with the required standards

2021

Finalists KAUST University Challenge Hajj & Umrah Solutions

Hajj People's project in developing a Hajj and Umrah Safe Corridor and Authentication solution earns the company recognition as contending finalist.

2021

Develops the Hajj & Umrah Safe Corridor Initiative

Hajj People working with the World Hajj and Umrah Care Foundation has embarked on developing safety initiatives in 25 countries.

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