Pilgrims leave Arafat for The Last Parts Of The Hajj
ARAFAT: After earlier converging to witness the Arafat sermon,
the most significant ritual, approximately a million pilgrims
have started moving back to Mina through Muzdalifah in
preparation for the final stages of their Hajj.
As the sun was setting,
the pilgrims began their journey to Muzdalifah,
where they will pray Maghrib and Isha and gather pebbles
for the stoning of the devil ritual at Jamrat Al-Aqabah on Saturday,
the first day of Eid Al-Adha and the 10th day of Dhul Hijjah.
Tashreeq, which occurs on Sunday, Monday, and Tuesday,
is a three-day period during which pilgrims throw
seven stones at each of the Jamaats.
To ensure a smooth flow of traffic, ambulances are accompanying
the bus caravans as they travel to Muzdalifah. Meanwhile,
security patrols enforce spacing between the vehicles.
Walking through Muzdalifah and Arafat, some pilgrims have
taken the 25-kilometer route,
which is the longest of its kind anywhere on Earth.
Pilgrims leave Arafat