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MAKKAH (Online) – Pilgrims are moving into the tent city of Mina in Saudi Arabia, marking the beginning of Haj rituals.


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They will spend the night in the tent city before heading towards Arafat on Wednesday (23 Sep) for main ritual ‘Rukn-e-Azam’ of Hajj. The Hujjaj (pilgrims) will stay at Maidan-e-Arafat for whole day and will listen the Hajj sermon to be delivered by the grand Mufti of Saudi Arabia at Masjid-e-Nimra.

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They will offer Zohr and Asr prayers at Maidan-e-Arafat and will leave for Muzdalfa just after sunset.
During the stay in Maidan-e-Arafat, Hujjaj will offer Nawafil and special prayers and repent their sins.

The Hujjaj after the Waqoof-e-Arafat will spend whole night in open sky at Muzadalfa where they will offer their Maghrib and Isha prayers and spend the whole night in prayers.

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Over two million Muslims including 143, 368 from Pakistan are performing Haj this year.

The Saudi government has made foolproof security measures for the pilgrims.