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Hajj 2019: Mina Gets Multi-Storey Tents For First Time

For the first time in history, multi-storey tents will be established during this year’s Hajj season to provide pilgrims with more space and increase the accommodation capacity in the city of Mina, Aaj.tv reported. “This is within the Kingdom’s efforts to upgrade the services being extended to the pilgrims and is also within the efforts …

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Stoning Pillars During Hajj: Did Devils Turn into Stone?

Short Answer: Prophet Abraham did not yield to Satan’s temptation. He chose his love for God over his love for Ismail. So he decided to obey God’s commandment and sacrifice Ismail. The “jamarat” are not the devils. They are only symbolic representations of the Devil, one may say, dwelling within ourselves. When we throw stones at the stone …

Pilgrims Converge on Jamarat to Stone Devil

MAKKAH– Over two million pilgrims continued on Wednesday, August 22, the symbolic stoning of the devil in what has been so far a safe and smooth hajj. The first day of the three-day stoning ritual began Tuesday, August 21, the first day of `Eid Al-Adha, at Jamrat Al-Aqaba. “It is a beautiful feeling,” said Egyptian …

Hajj Guide: How to Perform Hajj (Part 2/3)

Hajj Rituals: What to Do on the Day of `Eid (Day 10)

As mentioned in Part 1, you may leave Muzdalifah after midnight, especially if your family is accompanying you on Hajj. If you are strong and young, you may follow the Prophet’s Sunnah, spending the whole night in Muzdalifah and praying the Fajr Prayer there. After Fajr, the Prophet headed to Al-Mash`ar Al-Haram, supplicated Allah until …

Pilgrims Flock to Arafat in Hajj Climax

MAKKAH – Seeking forgiveness from Allah, millions of Muslim pilgrims ascended Monday, August 20, Mount `Arafat, east of the holy city of Makkah, in the climax of hajj after spending a night of meditation and introspection in the tent city of Mina. “Today is the most important part of the hajj, and we are all …

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 …

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