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MAKKAH: The pilgrims will move to Arafat to perform the main ritual of Hajj ‘Waqoof-e-Arafat’ today.
As per details, the pilgrims are staying in a special complex in Mina. They will listen to a sermon to be delivered at Nimra Mosque and perform Zohr and Asr prayers together.
The pilgrims will spend time in Arafat with prayers for acceptance of their pilgrimage and recitation of Quranic verses until sunset.
With the Saudi authorities limiting the number of pilgrims to 1,000 to contain the spread of the COVID-19 pandemic, its health ministry has completed its preparations to provide medical care for pilgrims who will gather on the plains of Mount Arafat to perform the pinnacle of the Hajj pilgrimage.
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Later after the sunset, the pilgrims will head to Muzdalifah, where they will stay until midnight, engaged in prayers after performing combined Maghreb and Isha prayers.
Muslims celebrate Eid-ul-Adha and sacrifice Halal animals of their choices every year, after completion of Hajj proceedings. Hajj is one of the five pillars of Islam that must be performed at least once in a lifetime by all Muslims capable of making the expensive and difficult journey.