Hajj pilgrims to perform Waqoof-e-Arafat today

Hajj pilgrims to perform Waqoof-e-Arafat today
Makkah: The pilgrims will proceed to Arafat to perform main ritual of Hajj "Waqoof-e-Arafat" today

According to the details, the pilgrims are staying in a special complex in Mina while the biggest ritual of Hajj, Waqoof-e-Arafat, will be performed today.

With the Saudi authorities limiting the number pilgrims to 1,000 to contain the spread of the COVID-19 pandemic, one of those privileged to be able to perform Hajj this year was a Macedonian woman who has been living in Riyadh for six years.

The Saudi 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.

They will listen 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 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.

The annual ritual to change Ghilaf-e-Kaaba was held at Masjid al-Haram in Saudi Arabia on Thursday.

The fourteen meter tall garment has been prepared from pure silk fibre, embellished by gold and silver-plated thread and motifs illustrating verses from the Holy Qur'an.

The covering cloth of the Kaaba, known as Kiswa, is changed on 9th Zilhaj every year on the day of Arafat.