Thursday, October 25, 2012
The Glorious Haj
After a night in Mina, they left for the Mount of Arafat in the early hours today.
The Hajj is the great pilgrimage to Mecca - a journey that every Muslim, with the means to, must make before they die.
The passage to Mina marks the official launch of the hajj on the eighth day of the Muslim calendar month of Dhul Hijja.
The day is known as Tarwiah (Watering) as pilgrims in the past stopped at Mina to feed their animals and stock up for the following day's trip to Mount Arafat.
"O my Lord, here I am at Your service, here I am.
There is no partner with You, here I am.
Truly the praise and the provisions are Yours,
and so is the dominion and sovereignty."