Aamir Khan to leave for Hajj

Published: October 19, 2012
Khan had promised his mother that he will make the trip to Mecca with her. PHOTO: EXPRESS/FILE

Khan had promised his mother that he will make the trip to Mecca with her. PHOTO: EXPRESS/FILE

MUMBAI: Bollywood actor Aamir Khan will be leaving for Saudi Arabia on Friday to perform Hajj along with his mother Zeenat Husain, The Times of India (TOI) reported.  

Khan was in Chicago shooting Dhoom 3 and returned to India on Thursday morning. While addressing the press during the music launch of his upcoming film Talaash, the actor said: “I am leaving for Hajj and will be returning in the first week of November.”

According to the TOI report, Khan had recently asked his mother if he could get her a gift and she expressed her desire to perform Hajj.

Khan then promised his mother that he will make the trip to Mecca with her, the report stated.

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  • Patriot
    Oct 19, 2012 - 4:47PM



  • DevilHunterX
    Oct 19, 2012 - 4:50PM

    Hope he doesn’t acts like a 5 year old there as well.Recommend

  • Hukka
    Oct 19, 2012 - 5:01PM

    I didn’t know any of the khans were Muslims in Bollywood.


  • Oct 19, 2012 - 5:12PM



  • sohaibzeshan
    Oct 19, 2012 - 5:13PM

    so what??? indian so called muslim stars are muslim only by name.. they are atheists in reality.. and hajj is a “tour” of Mecca for amir khanRecommend

  • KB
    Oct 19, 2012 - 5:17PM

    May Allah guide him to the right path


  • Ch. Allah Daad
    Oct 19, 2012 - 5:21PM

    Congratulations to Haji Aamir Khan.


  • Aamir, Toronto
    Oct 19, 2012 - 5:33PM

    What a great mom and son……may ALLAH (SWT) accept your Hajj….ameen summah ameen


  • WatTheHock
    Oct 19, 2012 - 5:38PM

    He’s in Dhoom 3?! I guess I finally will watch a Dhoom film


  • Chaudhry
    Oct 19, 2012 - 5:43PM

    @sohaibzeshan: Even so, he is taking his mother. For all we know, that deed itself can be enough for him. Only God almighty knows. May his mother and Khan have a blessed Hajj and a start for becoming a better muslim.


  • PensAndDaggers
    Oct 19, 2012 - 5:56PM

    His Ima’an and the authenticity of his faith is between him and his God, nobody is to judge the actuality of it. We need to see ourselves first and see how good of Muslims we are before we point fingers at him. Many congratulations to him and his mother though.


  • Muneeb
    Oct 19, 2012 - 5:56PM

    Please don,t compare his profession to his religion. Both have different identities and will be treated separately.


  • emm
    Oct 19, 2012 - 5:59PM

    I know he might not seem like such a great muslim…but we shouldnt say bad tyhings about him..bit iA we sghould pray hajj goes well for the both of them, and that they increase in faith. Ameen.


  • sh(india)
    Oct 19, 2012 - 6:04PM

    plz dont come back to india


  • rummana
    Oct 19, 2012 - 6:11PM

    congratulation…may allah bless u and accept your hajj


  • Truth Detector
    Oct 19, 2012 - 6:19PM

    plz dont come back to india

    Reflections of liberal & secular India !!!!


  • Raziq
    Oct 19, 2012 - 6:19PM

    I sincerely hope and pray that this would Hajj enable him to become a better Muslim.

    It is really sad to see these Muslim brothers, for the worldly fame, or fake unity, committing violations of one of the most fundamental injunctions of Quran- restriction on marriage with non-Muslims(with the exception of practicing Jews or Christians).

    Regardless what ones political views or nationality, one should always avoid interpreting Quran superficially or with little knowledge. This is no joke it is a matter of eternal salvation or damnation. (However if one doesn’t believe in God, life after death or accountability on the day of judgement then there is no argument).Recommend

  • Tamoor Rindh
    Oct 19, 2012 - 6:24PM

    Mashallah….Keep it up


  • Jpy
    Oct 19, 2012 - 6:27PM

    I dont know whether he is good muslim or not but certainly he is a good human being than most of these intolerant maulanas & mullas who think they are the holiest in the world


  • A
    Oct 19, 2012 - 6:28PM

    Good hope other Khans will also think about it. This a mandatory part of Islam to perform it at least once in a life !


  • indiangirl
    Oct 19, 2012 - 6:29PM

    religion is a very private matter and most of the people understand this.it is very unfortunate that some people think that they have the right to declare somebody better muslim or lesser muslim.why cant be a person a secular muslim?is it a crime to give respect other religions in islam.if it is really a crime according to islam then i am sorry but i dont respect such islam.


  • baankimaa
    Oct 19, 2012 - 6:36PM

    Reflections of liberal & secular India !!!!

    maybe some ummi brother in disguise


  • indian
    Oct 19, 2012 - 6:46PM


    Yes, They are not Muslims.
    They are Indians .
    Only Pakistanis are Muslims on earth.


  • Syed
    Oct 19, 2012 - 6:47PM

    Every action should be to please Allah and to get closer to Allah. Its just so unfortunate that terrorists have hijacked our religion and most people in the world are so misguided about our religion.

    Islam is not a part time thing, its a way of life. Amir Khan is lucky that he is getting the opportunity to perform Hajj and I pray that he finds the true purpose of life while he is there.


  • pankaj
    Oct 19, 2012 - 7:12PM

    after reading pakistanis… I guess everyone is a mullah who can pass the certificate of a good or bad muslim… why don’t you people live in peace with yourself ?


  • sars
    Oct 19, 2012 - 7:15PM

    Who are we to judge who is a good muslim or not?
    Im sure anyones better than those who are peddling religion for monetary gains or those who incite and commit killings in the name of Allah.


  • Rani
    Oct 19, 2012 - 7:33PM

    @Truth Detector:
    OMG that’s Hilarious!
    Secular & Liberal Indians say these things about their superstars (Yes, those superstars who are the reason why rest of the world knows what is bollywood) just because of religious differences. I laughed so hard! But Anyways who cares, May God bless Mr.Khan.


  • Raza
    Oct 19, 2012 - 7:39PM

    This is the problem with the people of Pakistan they think they are the only good muslims, please first find out what does muslim means if you think just doing Namaz and Roza is being a good muslim then may God help you , they are so many people killed in Pakistan in the name of religon everyday you never hear about that during the Ramzan time the prices are the highest where as in Christmas they drop the prices also the corruption bribery what is all that wake up before nothing is left and Amir is lucky that he can take her mother to Hajj may Allah be with them, .


  • Rabia A
    Oct 19, 2012 - 7:45PM

    Aamir. i love youuuuuuuuuuu!


  • Ash
    Oct 19, 2012 - 9:14PM

    One of the above comment made by an Indian “plz dont come back to india”!!

    What a shameful Secular India!!

    God bless you Khan!


  • Afghan Iblees
    Oct 19, 2012 - 9:29PM

    Self righteous and holier than thou former Hindus judging someone’s personal faith is the height of hypocrisy. I guess most Pakistanis have never heard of Jihad al Nafs. The most ostentatious Muslims live in the land of the pure and their condescending attitude is nauseating.


  • Oct 19, 2012 - 10:12PM



  • Riaz Ahmed Burdi
    Oct 19, 2012 - 10:29PM

    Aaamir must go to perform the Hajj……………………


  • ali
    Oct 19, 2012 - 10:30PM

    @sohaibzeshan: so according to you only pakistan muslims are true muslims and indian muslims who work for ISI are also true muslims……………GET A LIFE, LOW LIFE.


  • Asad
    Oct 19, 2012 - 10:34PM

    MashaAllah…Allah has chosen Amir among so many others to perform Hajj, means he is worthy enough.Recommend

  • An Indian
    Oct 19, 2012 - 10:38PM


    It seems the only muslims in the world are from Pakistan. Who are you to judge somebody’s belief…..


  • IceSoul
    Oct 19, 2012 - 10:53PM

    I hear he is doing a lot of social work; if that’s true, he probably a better Muslim than most of people commenting here.Recommend

  • Ali
    Oct 19, 2012 - 10:53PM

    AAmir meet u in mecca


  • Nandita
    Oct 19, 2012 - 10:56PM

    Aamir is a person with good thought, he has done so many good things for the society in past, by Satyamev Jayate he has changed so many people’s life! his good works are maybe rewarded by this, God made him to be close to him !!


  • Nandita
    Oct 19, 2012 - 11:00PM

    If a star who is Hindu can go to temple or for pilgrims then why star whose religion is Islam cannot go for Hajj, which is must to do for them!!!


  • Mohinder sandhu
    Oct 19, 2012 - 11:11PM

    @sohaibzeshan: They are not atheist, but secular. Respect every religion and belief in the world, we are all humans.


  • Noman Rasheed
    Oct 19, 2012 - 11:58PM


    Tariq Jameel’s jamat is going to be with him to change his life. So, hope to see some good output, InshAllah! :)


  • Iqbal
    Oct 20, 2012 - 12:06AM

    Aamir Khan is a legend indeed. That is because he is in secular India and were he in Pakistan then nobody would have known him. That includes Dilip Kumar, SRK, Nargis, Mohd Rafi, Saif Khan and the list is endless. Surprisingly nobody in Pakistan (also the land of pure) talks about big Amitabh Bachchan who is regarded by Guiness Book of Records as the most succesful bollywood star of all time. Is it because he is a kafir?


  • gp65
    Oct 20, 2012 - 12:19AM

    @Rani: You said several things which I am not sre how you came to the conclusion:

    “Secular & Liberal Indians say these things about their superstars (Yes, those superstars who are the reason why rest of the world knows what is bollywood) just because of religious differences”

    Bollywood is a 100 years industry. It is not known to the world only because of the Khans as you imply. In the 60s Raj Kapoor was known in Russia. In the 70s, Amitabh Bachan was known throughout the Arab world and Africa. And ofcourse today Shah Rukh has the same cachet internationally but totally wrong to say that Bolywood’s fame is dependent on Khans.
    One individuals opinion being translated to the entire country is strange. These Khans including Aamir wouldnot have been stars in the first place if the only people to watch their movies had been Muslim. No producer could have taken the risk of alienating 80% of the audience. It is only because Indians go to watch movies and listen to music without paying heed to the religion of the actors that so many Muslim actors have been able to reach the top. While a government can make a tokenminister of minority faith, a 100 crore revenue at box office implies that Indians are voting for these stars with their pocketbook and not paying attention to their religion.
    Did you consider the fact that maybe the reason this person was cattyabout Aamir is because he maybe a Shah Rukh fan for instance and these 2 stars have a big rivalry going and that the coment is copletely unrelated to religion?
    In fact while there was thatone comment from an Indian on Aamir (which by the way is NOT religious in nature), there are so many comments from Pakistani Muslims which clearly have a problem with Aamir’s religion since essentally they are quesioning whether he is a Muslim at all.

    So laugh all you want but the joke’s on you lady.


  • khair ali
    Oct 20, 2012 - 1:31AM

    Good gi , very good ,Recommend

  • sonny
    Oct 20, 2012 - 2:05AM


    And All of you silly Muslim makers! He’s not a Muslim. Period. Why don’t you get it!


  • sonny
    Oct 20, 2012 - 2:05AM

    @Rabia A: I love you too!


  • asghar
    Oct 20, 2012 - 4:14AM

    may allah bless u your mum and all the hajis with his spritual blessing and guide u during this blessed journey at the most sacred place and accept your haj and honour u AMEEN


  • JSM
    Oct 20, 2012 - 8:02AM


    Who are you to say that?


  • Adil
    Oct 20, 2012 - 8:13AM


    Actually I guess these are his fans over there who must act like an adult and responsible pilgrim.I wonder if all those people will start acting funny and requesting him for a snapshot…..And since Amir Khan has a unique set of played characters and ways to interact with fans,I hope he doesn’t use the blessed days and the holy journey to promote his latest movie. During Hajj one needs to be very careful in terms of behaviour and code of conduct.

    I would also say that Bollywood’s Mahapurush is now finally visiting cities belonging to the Ultimate and Greatest Mahapurush of/for entire humanity.


  • faisal
    Oct 20, 2012 - 12:57PM

    looks like u dont have a knowledge of Islam
    If a car meets an accident, dont blame the car, blame the driver
    follow islam not its followers
    islam is the most secular relegion in this world
    read books and then cooment on islam


  • Ahsan E.
    Oct 20, 2012 - 1:11PM

    @sohaibzeshan: How are you able to judge that, sitting hundreds of miles away? Only Allah knows what’s in your heart. Shame on you!


  • billal
    Oct 20, 2012 - 4:38PM

    masha allah


  • ShaDy
    Oct 20, 2012 - 8:12PM

    The fact that he was ‘invited’ by Allah swt to Baitullah before many of us shows that he protbably is among those beloved by Allah swt. May Allah accept his and all pilgrims hajj, dua and absolve them of all their worngdoings . Lets hope this doesn’t end with Aamir and that many more Muslim actors make the journey.


  • Haroon
    Oct 20, 2012 - 9:31PM

    Mashaullah may Allah guid him on right path
    And I believe he will and his all friend jazzakallah


  • Oct 20, 2012 - 10:15PM

    Aamir u r greatRecommend

  • Oct 20, 2012 - 10:16PM

    Aamir u r great may allah bless uRecommend

  • Muhammad Bilal
    Oct 20, 2012 - 10:56PM

    I pray for him that this Hajj change his life completly he has got large beard after performing hajj


  • Oct 20, 2012 - 11:10PM

    I will pray for him this hajj become riddance from vice field and he enters in Islam completly and keep long beard and become example for those who follows them.


  • nawaz
    Oct 20, 2012 - 11:15PM

    masha allah


  • nawaz
    Oct 20, 2012 - 11:18PM

    subhan allah


  • shuhood
    Oct 21, 2012 - 2:00AM

    good thinkingRecommend

  • shuhood
    Oct 21, 2012 - 2:02AM


  • hamid
    Oct 21, 2012 - 4:15PM

    mashaalh…what a son .. he is fulfilling his mothers wish..aur maa ke pairoan talay jannat hai… Good amir Good.. Hope this wil follow by other Stars spl SRK & Sallu.. they are youth icon this will boost the awareness amount muslim youth ant defnetly they will go towords a right path.. all bless him with more fame & whealth …ameen


  • az
    Oct 21, 2012 - 6:35PM

    we cannot judge anybody


  • Ibrahim Shaikh
    Oct 22, 2012 - 11:52PM

    Hajj mubarak to mr.Amir khan
    Only one question? IF such a big super star like Mr,Dilip kumar was not allowed for Hajj coz of his film industry income then how amir khan can granted for hajj….


  • Rani
    Oct 23, 2012 - 12:52AM

    Who cares about 60s and 70s? I was talking about this age. And BTW, this article is not about Aamir vs Shahrukh (or any other actor), this article is about Aamir Khan performing a religious duty.
    My point is, that religion is not taken into consideration when it comes to entertainment and Love.
    But of course when Muslims from your so-called ‘secular country’ perform their religious duties you start hating them. I was laughing at this hypocrisy.
    P.S you don’t know how to argue, calm down.


  • ansar
    Oct 23, 2012 - 3:34AM

    He may not be perfect but his simian is between him and God.
    Taking his mother is a noble duty and is more precious than the Hajj itself.

    Your mother is your simian, your faith in Allah taking care of her is Islam.

    Hope Amir bhai Jan has a blessed journey
    How dare anyone judge..

    You without sin speak or forever keep your mouth shut.


  • sarafat ali
    Oct 24, 2012 - 2:35AM

    Hajj, also known as the greater pilgrimage, is an amazing phenomenon which engulfs the hearts and minds of Muslims from all across the globe. It is an event which is indeed spectacular; a mass sea of human will and flesh surging along the path once traversed by Abraham (upon him be peace), the caller to Islamic monotheism. It is a pilgrimage that is centered around the prime maxim of monotheism, every action and ritual maintaining a direct relationship with it.

    Chef Sarafat Ali

    Indian Culinary Of Art


    Oct 24, 2012 - 11:49AM

    when we heard that amir went foq haj we became raly happy. Then he met with mulana taraiq jmail he is a great person in this world.plz keep it up


  • Nafees Anwar Ansari
    Oct 24, 2012 - 4:45PM

    Its a great honor for all Muslims despite Showbiz field he knows what he has to do what are his duties & above all he dont want to loose the key of success i.e. his beloved mother.
    May Allah give him more success in the world (Aameen)


  • Nafees Anwar Ansari
    Oct 24, 2012 - 4:46PM

    Its a great honor for all Muslims despite Showbiz field he knows what he has to do what are his duties & above all he dont want to loose the key of success i.e. his beloved mother.
    May Allah give him more success in the world (Aameen)Recommend

  • rehan
    Oct 24, 2012 - 4:57PM

    allah amir khan ko hidayat deve molana tariq jameel ke zariye seRecommend

    Oct 25, 2012 - 2:31AM

    salams for all my father mother brothers and sisteres in Islam Assalamaleikum.


  • abdul
    Oct 25, 2012 - 3:29AM

    mashallah may allah accept your hajj


  • al raisi
    Nov 5, 2012 - 1:24PM

    love u aamir


  • Real muslim
    Dec 2, 2012 - 11:32PM

    Listen all of you hindus and muslim indians and pakistanis amir khan leaves to hajj this is good but HIS HAJJ WILL NOT APROVE BY ALLAH BECAUSE ISLAM DID GIVES PERMISSION ANY PERSON TO SEE, TOUCH,ETC WITH A GIRL WHO DIDNOT HAVE IN PARDA Amir khan makes movies with many bollywood actresses and according to islam (only true religion in the world) he is not a muslim and listen when he performs hajj god will leave his gunnas but he comes from hajj and starts shooting of next movie talash amir please toba karo aur bollywood may aisi movies banawo jin may heroine na ho aur panch waqat nimaz pado.Ab baqey kya comment dey lekin jo may nay kaha wahi sach haiRecommend

  • Ahmad Qubaad Mashalzada
    Dec 17, 2012 - 2:13AM

    Dear Aamir saheb. Welcome to your own country
    I just to say the one thing that is this. Your the talented person for ma family becos i always saying to my family about Aamir jeee


  • Dec 17, 2012 - 2:18AM

    Thanks aamir jee to visit


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