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"Hajj is (to be observed in) the specified months. Whoever shall observe Hajj in them (the

specified months) shall refrain from sexual intercourse, misconduct, and arguments throughout Hajj."

2:197

As the above words clearly indicate, God allowed Hajj to be observed any time within the specified (four) months which are called "Hurum" (9:36). However, the Muslims today refuse this concession and limit their Hajj to only the first ten days of the month of Zhu Al-Hijjah!

For full details of how to observe Hajj according to the Quran, please go to the following page: Hajj, the Quranic way