Hajj pilgrims arrive in Mina to spend Day of Tarwiyah - GulfToday

Hajj pilgrims arrive in Mina to spend Day of Tarwiyah


Pilgrims arrive at the Mina tent camp during the annual Hajj pilgrimage near the Holy City of Makkah on Friday. AFP

Hajj Pilgrims began arriving in Mina on Friday, the eighth day of Dhul-Hijjah 1445 AH, to spend the Day of Tarwiyah (quenching the thirst) to worship God, petitioning Him for acceptance and forgiveness, following Prophet Muhammad (PBUH) and his Sunnah, as they frequently recite the Talbiyah (a devotional prayer uttered by pilgrims as they perform Hajj), praising and glorifying God, in an atmosphere of spirituality and faith.

Saudi Press Agency (SPA) reported that the pilgrims who have fulfilled Umrah, start Ihram (a sacred state which a Muslim must enter to start Hajj rituals) where they are, whether inside or outside Makkah, and remain there until after sunrise on the ninth of Dhul-Hijjah.


Thereafter, they head to stand on Mount Arafat, which marks the climax of Hajj journey, from dawn until sunset on the ninth of Dhul-Hijjah, stay the night in Muzdalifah to spend 10, 11, 12 and 13 of Dhul-Hijjah and perform the Stoning of the Jamarat ritual.

All arrangements have been made for the Hajj pilgrims to perform religious rituals in an atmosphere of spirituality.


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