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Hajj Guide: How to Perform Hajj (Part 1/3)

How to Perform Hajj (Days 8 and 9)

The first steps in Hajj are to put on the clothing of ihram and then to make the intention of ihram at the miqat. The intention of ihram varies according to the mode of Hajj you choose. For detailed information on ihram, its etiquettes, its exact location, time limits, and its restrictions, refer to the …

Mina: The City of 5-Day Sojourn

Coming to life for less than a week annually, the city of Mina is ready to welcome over 2 million pilgrims – of whom about 1.8 million have come from across the world, a Saudi Gazette report says.

Two Million Muslim Pilgrims Throng Mina as Hajj Begins

MAKKAH – About two million white-clad Muslim pilgrims from around the globe have begun moving on Sunday, August 19, to Mina on the first leg of their journey of a lifetime, preparing for the climax of Hajj when they ascend Mount `Arafat. “This is the first time I have seen the Grand Mosque and the …

What Pilgrims are Doing Today? (Dhul-Hijjah 8 – Day of Tarwiyah)

Dhul-Hijjah 8: Why It Is Called Day of Water Collection

Today, Dhul-Hijjah 8 (Wednesday, Aug 30, 2017), is the first day of Hajj rituals. This day is called Yawm at-Tarwiyah or the day of preparing water. An interesting reason for naming it so is explained by Sheikh Yasir Birjas in this video. On this day, Pilgrims stay in Mina in preparation for the great Day of …

A Dutch Revert on His Hajj Journey

A Dutch Revert's Memories on His Hajj Journey

Step by step, I leave all materialistic matters and privacy behind me until I sleep outside underneath the clear sky. To return to God is to return to oneself. Everything that ties you down in this world slowly disappears. Your choices and strength of belief surface. It is a learning experience.

What is Mina? The Tent City

What is Mina? The Tent City

Mina – a valley situated 5km east to the Holy city Makkah. Also know as “Tent City”, as there are more than 100,000 air conditioned tents permanently situated by the government for the pilgrims; as this is the main place to stay – 8th Dhul Hijjah then 10th-13th Dhul Hijjah.

The Story Behind the Stoning of Satan During Hajj

The Story Behind the Stoning of Satan During Hajj

Stoning of the Satan is one of the main rituals of the annual Hajj pilgrimage to the holy city of Mecca during the month of Dhul Hijjah. During this ritual, Muslims throw pebbles at the three pillars called ‘jamarat’, located in the city of Mina, just east of Mecca…

Pedestrian Routs Connect Arafat, Mina

Making the journey of hajj easier to Muslim pilgrims, Saudi officials have completed pedestrian routs from Mount Arafat to Mina, passing through Muzhalifah.

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