Hajj and Umrah News - South Africa

20 Jul 2021

Senior Hajj officials inspect pilgrims' camps in Muzdalifah valley

Acting Minister of Hajj and Umrah Essam Bin Saad Bin Saeed and Chief Executive Officer of the Royal Commission for Makkah City and Holy Sites Abdulrahman F. Addas inspected temporary camps of pilgrims in Arafat and Muzdalifah, on the outskirts of Makkah, on Monday to get reassured of their safety and comfort as per the plans.

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20 Jul 2021

Pilgrims 'stone the devil' with sanitised pebbles in hajj ritual

Muslim pilgrims cast sanitised pebbles Monday as they took part in the "stoning of the devil", the last major ritual of this year's hajj which is again under tight coronavirus restrictions. From first light, small groups of pilgrims made their way across the Valley of Mina near Mecca in western Saudi Arabia to symbolically "humiliate" the devil at the Jamrah al-Aqaba mosque.

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