Arafat’s Escalation: Around two million pilgrims from around the world will gather in Arafat to perform the main rituals of the Hajj “Waqf Arafat” today.
They will listen to the sermon to be delivered at the Nimra Mosque and then perform the Zuhr and Asr prayers together and spend time in Arafat with prayers to accept their Hajj and recite Qur’anic verses until sunset.
More than two million Muslims start Hajj
The new Ghilaf has been prepared at a cost of seven million riyals. It comprises 670 kg of pure silk, 120 kg of gold and 100 kg of silver.
The famous Kaaba fabric, known as Kiswa, changes the ninth anniversary every year on Arafat’s day.
The size of the pilgrimage presents significant logistical and security challenges, with the deployment of tens of thousands of security officers.
Hajj, one of the largest religious gatherings in the world, is one of the five pillars of Islam and must be done by all Muslims with the media at least once in their lives.