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Annual Hajj rituals beginning from tomorrow in Makkah

Annual Hajj rituals beginning from tomorrow in Makkah
over 1.8 million Muslims have arrived Makkah to perform Hajj. A total of 200,000 pilgrims from Pakistan are also performing Hajj as per quota given by Saudi Arabia.
The Saudi Authorities have allotted Makatib to all the Hujjaj and every pilgrim will have to stay in his respective tent and Maktib. Three time-meal will be served to Pakistani pilgrims during their stay in Mina, Arafat, and Muzdalifah under the arrangements of Moassasa South Asia. Pakistan has been allotted 13 Makatib in train zone, 23 in Old Mina, and 24 in New Mina. About 54,000 Pakistani pilgrims will avail train facility, while buses have been arranged for rest of the pilgrims for their movement in Mushair. Pakistan Hajj Mission in Makkah will extend all kind of guidance to Hujjaj during their stay in Mushair.
Arrival of pilgrims will in Mina will begin from tonight. Hujjaj will putt on Ihram at their residences before proceeding for Mina. They will remain there until Fajr next morning on Saturday, the 9th Dhul Hijjah. Then the Hujjaj will proceed to the valley of Arafat and offer Duhr and Asr prayers. The Hajj sermon will be delivered at Masjid-e-Nimra in Arafat. On the same day, pilgrims will leave for Muzadalifah after sunset without offering Magrhrib prayer to be said along with Isha in Muzdalifah. They will spend the whole night in Muzalifah under open sky and rest there until Fajr prayer. In Muzdalifah, the Hujjaj will pick up 70 pebbles to perform ritual of Rammi by stoning the Shaitan.
After offering Fajar prayer on 10th of Dhul Hijjah in Muzdalifah, falling on Sunday, pilgrims will move to Jamaraat and pelt stones on the largest Jamra, representing the devil. Then a sacrifice should be made in which a lamb or sheep is slaughtered. After this, men's heads are shaved, while women cut a lock of their hair and male pilgrims remove their Ihrams and wear normal clothes. Then the Hujjaj will do Tawaf-e-Ziarat and Sai and return to their tents in Mina. The pilgrims will pelt seven pebbles on three each Jamra or Shiatan on 11th and 12th of Dhul Hijjah and leave Mina before sunset. Finally, pilgrims will do a farewell Tawaf in Masjid-al Haram before leaving the holy land to complete their Hajj.


Source : Radio Pakistan
Thursday 8 August 2019 14:31
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