MAKKAH: More than two point five million Hujjaj from across the world have assembled in Mina at the start of this year’s annual Haj. Thousands of pilgrims reciting Allah Huma Labaik Allah Huma Labaik arrived in Mina early this morning by buses and on foot from Makkah. The pilgrims will offer Zohr, Asr, Maghrib and Isha prayers in Mina.
After spending the night in Mina, the Hujjaj will leave for Arafat in the morning where they will listen to Hajj Khutba at Masjid-e-Namra and offer Zohr and Asr prayers at the same time. The Hujjaj will depart from Maidan-e-Arafat in the evening and offer the Maghrib and Isha prayers at Muzdalfa. They will spend the whole night in the open sky and seek forgiveness and blessings of Almighty Allah. In the morning, the pilgrims will depart for Mina where they will be stoning the Satan-e-Kabeer. Later they will sacrifice the animals and perform Tawaf-e-Ziarat.
The Saudi government has made commendable arrangements at the tented area of Mina. Arrangements have also been made for clean drinking water facilities, ablutions and the provision of health facilities to Hujjaj from Mina to Arafat.-SANA