At Mount Arafat, Hajj Pilgrims Arrive Safely
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MINA: Security officials have confirmed that all of this year’s
Hajj pilgrims were taken from
Mina to Arafat in a safe and
easy way early Friday morning.
They also said that the security cordon around the holy
sites will stay in place for one more day to keep out people who break the rules.
Hajj pilgrims rushed to Arafat early Friday morning after
gathering in Mina for Tarwiyah on the eighth day of Dul Hijjah.
They did this while following strict health rules.
At Namirah Mosque
the pilgrims will pray shortened versions of the Dhuhr (noon)
and Asr (afternoon) prayers.
This year’s Hajj sermon will be given by
Sheikh Dr. Mohammed bin Abdul Karim Al-Issa
the secretary-general of the Muslim World League (MWL).
The Makkah to Madinah
Ten years after he moved from Makkah to Madinah
the Prophet Mohammed gave the first Arafat sermon
on the ninth day of the same month.
Sheikh Dr. Abdulrahman Al-Sudais
president of the General Presidency for the Affairs of
the Two Holy Mosques
says that the sermon will be
translated into 14 languages
as part of Saudi Arabia’s efforts to spread Islam’s
the message of righteousness justice tolerance
and moderation around the world.
Sheikh Dr. Bandar Baleela’s Hajj sermon last year was
mostly about telling Muslims to be kind to everything,
including animals and things that don’t move.
Because of fears of a pandemic,
only 60 000 Saudi citizens and residents between
the ages of 18 and 65 were allowed
to go on Hajj at that time.
Lt. Gen. Mohammed Al-Bassami who is in charge of public security
said that all of this year’s one million pilgrims got to Arafat without
any problems. He also said that the cooperation of all the
people who worked on the Hajj helped
the pilgrims get where they needed to go.
“We still have to take these pilgrims to Muzdalifah, Mina,
Tawaf Al-Ifadha and the Tashreeq days” he said
adding that the security cordon will stay in place
until Saturday to stop anyone who tries to get in without permission.
At Mount Arafat