All 60,000 Hujjaj (pilgrims) have arrived in Arafat and will shortly leave for Masjid Al Namirah to listen the Khutbah, after performing the main ritual of ‘Waqoof-e-Arafat’ as the Hajj 2021 rituals are continuing in Hijaz-e-Moqaddas, Saudi Arabia.
They will listen the sermon to be delivered at Nimrah 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 Qur’anic verses until sunset.
After sunset, they will head to Muzdalifah, where they will stay until midnight, engaged in prayers after performing combined Maghreb and Isha prayers.
Light rain has happened at Masjid al-Haram as meteorology department has issued rain alert for the holy sites today.
A Pakistani Haji who suffered a heart attack in Mina on July 18 is in stable condition, the Saudi Arabian Ministry of Health has reported.
Hajj is one of the five basic pillars of Islam and is a once-in-a-lifetime obligation on every Muslim who has financial and physical strength to do so.
Due to the global epidemic of Coronavirus, only 60,000 people residing in Saudi Arabia are performing Hajj the following year.
The Saudi Arabian government has set up 10 hospitals and 82 medical centers for pilgrims in Makkah. Medical facilities will be provided to all the hospitals and medical centers in accordance with COVID-19 SOPs.