More than 2 Million Haj Gather in Arafat

Written by  Published by:Shiite News
Published in Saudi Arab
Thursday, 25 October 2012


saudia flaq peopleMore than 2 million Hajj pilgrims are performing the most vital pillar of Hajj, i.e. Wuquf-e-Arafat (Stay at Mount Arafat) on Thursday.

This came as the pilgrims stayed overnight in Mina. At dawn, they have started their journey to

After sunset, they will move on to Muzdalifah, halfway between Mount Arafat and Mina, where they spend the night.

The world's largest annual pilgrimage, the Hajj, began on Wednesday with millions of Muslims pouring into the camp of Mina from Makkah to prepare for the rituals.

Early in the Friday morning, Muslims would proceed to Mina again to perform series of Hajj rites.

The pilgrims are estimated to total up to 2.5 million this year.

"> Arafat. On the Arafat day, pilgrims in Makkah would evacuate their tents in Minnah and proceed to the mountain. There, around 14 kilometers southeast of Mina, the pilgrims will spend the day in prayer and reflection.

The pilgrims would immerse themselves in the eulogy of Allah, while chanting "Labayka Alla-huma Labayka" which means "I have answered your call oh Allah."

After sunset, they will move on to Muzdalifah, halfway between Mount Arafat and Mina, where they spend the night.

The world's largest annual pilgrimage, the Hajj, began on Wednesday with millions of Muslims pouring into the camp of Mina from Makkah to prepare for the rituals.

Early in the Friday morning, Muslims would proceed to Mina again to perform series of Hajj rites.

The pilgrims are estimated to total up to 2.5 million this year.

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