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Muslims Conclude Post-COVID Hajj Peacefully

Nearly one million Muslim pilgrims are preparing to leave the holy city of Makkah, after concluding peacefully the last of the solemn rituals of the soul-searching journey of Hajj.

Pilgrims returned today (Monday) to the holy city of Makkah to perform the last ritual of a very special and different hajj.

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In the last ritual of the annual pilgrimage, the white-clad pilgrims performed the final Tawaf (circumambulation) as they walked seven times around the Ka`bah in the Grand Mosque complex in Makkah.

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The Ka`bah, with a black stone set in the eastern corner, is not an object of worship, though Muslims pray towards it, but a sanctuary and a spiritual center.

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Pilgrims should perform farewell Tawaf at the last hour before leaving Makkah. If the pilgrim spends another night in Makkah after the tawaf, he or she must repeat the ritual.

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This year’s gathering is much bigger than the past two years when COVID-19 pandemic forced a sharp cut down of the number of Muslims performing hajj.

Saudi authorities, which did not accept pilgrims from abroad in 2020 and 2021 due to the COVID-19 pandemic, allowed nearly 1 million Muslims under the age of 65 to perform this year’s Hajj.

The farewell circumambulation comes after the pilgrims completed on Monday the three-day ritual of stoning the Devil at Jamrat Al-Aqaba, hurling pebbles at all three wide walls representing Satan.