Pilgrims begin Manasik (Rituals) of Hajj
13 October, 2013
MAKKAH MUKARRAMA: Pilgrims began the Manasik (Rituals) of the Hajj, the largest gathering of the Muslims, as millions of them dressed in white Ihram started leaving for the city of tents, Mina on Sunday from here.
Pilgrims drawn from all over the world have started reaching Mina, following the morning (Fajar) payers, today.
These pilgrims would offer Zuhar, Asar, Maghrib Esha prayers today besides Qasar prayers of Fajar also here tomorrow, thereon, the pilgrims after sunrise would leave for Arafat, where they would perform the most essential part of Hajj Waquf-e-Arafat. The pilgrims here offer their Zuhar and Asar prayers combined.
Later on, the pilgrims tomorrow after sunset would leave for Muzdalfa, where delayed (Qasar) Maghrib and Esha combined prayers would be offered, while in the remaining part of the night, they would collect pebbles for Rami Jamarat.
Eid-ul-Azha will be celebrated in Saudi Arabia on Tuesday. The pilgrims would return to Mina valley on Tuesday after offering Fajar prayer. Reaching Mina, they would perform Jamarat ul Aqaba, offer Qurbani and then would leave for Makka al Mukarrama, where they would perform around Baitullah Sharif Tawaf-e-Ziarat and, thereafter, shaving their heads would take off Ehram.
Later on, the pilgrims returning to Mina would also perform Rami Jamarat during the next two days.