Muslim Pilgrims’ Stone the Devil As Haj Nears End –

Muslim Pilgrims’ Stone the Devil As Haj Nears End

As the Haj pilgrimage draws near, hundreds of thousands of Muslim men and women are’stone the devil’ as part of the ritual. The ritual, which is symbolic of the overcoming of temptation, has caused deadly stampedes in the past. The practice is said to have started when the devil tempted Abraham to sacrifice his son Ishmael.

In recent years, the haj has grown in size and scope, but the overcrowding has led to numerous accidents, including a tunnel stampede that killed 1,462 people. To improve safety, various crowd-control measures have been implemented. In recent years, some rituals have become more symbolic. Pilgrims no longer kiss the Black Stone, but simply point at it during each circuit around the Kaaba. In 2004, long walls were installed that catch the stones thrown.

The Hajj ends on July 10 2022, corresponding with the major Islamic holy day Eid al-Adha, marking the beginning of the pilgrimage. The five-day event consists of rituals and prayer, including circumambulation of the Kabaa, the prayers in Mina, and the stoning of the devil, the “Jamara” stone. The stoning of the devil is supervised by Prince Badr bin Sultan, head of the Supreme Hajj Committee, and a ceremonial sacrifice of sheep.

As the extended haj pilgrimage nears its conclusion – July 10 – the’stoning of the devil’ ritual will mark the start of the Eid al-Adha holiday. Thousands of worshipers will arrive at the Mina valley near Mecca, Saudi Arabia, to’stone the devil’ as part of the final ritual of the haj. This ritual is symbolic of the end of the pilgrimage and is a powerful source of political legitimacy for the Saudi government.

The Haj is a religious experience that requires the physical and financial ability of the Muslim faithful. On the third day of the Hajj, Eid ul-Adha will be held across the world. The day begins with a special prayer in the morning, followed by a sermon, and the slaughter of a goat or lamb. Different Muslim communities in the Bay Area will host Eid prayer services on July 10 2022.

The Hajj is an annual event that involves performing five rituals. The basic acts of Hajj take place in the Islamic month of Dhul-Hijjah. These rites are performed by Muslims of all religions and backgrounds. In fact, more than two million people will participate in the pilgrimage this year. Many of them will be American Muslim citizens who will participate in this historic event.

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