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Safe and Successful: Saudi Arabia announces end of Hajj 2022

Hajj is performed annually to commemorate Prophet Ibrahim, his wife Hager and their noble son Prophet Ismael (May peace be upon all of them)

Tuesday July 12, 2022 7:18 AM, ummid.com News Network

Jamrat al Aqaba

Hajj 2022 Live: Saudi Prince Khaled Al-Faisal, also chairman of the Central Hajj Committee, announced the success of the pilgrimage of 2022 at all security, service and health levels, Xinhua news agency reported, citing the Saudi Press Agency.

The prince said no accidents nor epidemic diseases were reported among pilgrims, thanks to government efforts and projects as well as all those involved in serving pilgrims.

The General Presidency for the Affairs of the Holy Mosques headed by Imam of the Masjid al-Haram Abdul-Rahman al-Sudais and its staff made all the efforts to make the Hajj season 2022 great, smooth and troublefree for one million Hujjaj.


Meanwhile, Minister of Health Fahd Al-Jalajel said the health plan for the current Hajj season was successful as there were no epidemic outbreaks or other major public health incidents.

He said only 38 Covid-19 cases were detected in the holy sites and were all dealt with in accordance with health protocols.

The Makkah light rail reopened pilgrimage transport service between July 6 and July 12 after a two-year suspension due to the pandemic of Covid-19, safely transporting hundreds and thousands of pilgrims on time.

This year is also the first time since the coronavirus outbreak in 2020 that Saudi Arabia allows foreign pilgrims to perform Hajj, as the last two seasons were limited only to domestic pilgrims.

The Saudi General Authority for Statistics announced on Friday that the total number of pilgrims in the current Hajj season reached 899,353, including 779,919 foreign pilgrims and 119,434 domestic pilgrims.

Saturday 11:30 AM (Makkah Time): Hundreds of thousands of pilgrims who made their way from Muzdalifah after the day-long supplication in Arafat Friday are now at Jamrat al Aqaba for Pelting of stone to devil on Youmun Nahr - the first Day of Eid al Adha Saturday 10th of Dhul Hijjah 1443 AH corresponding to July 09, 2022. Watch video:

After or before stoning the devil, pilgrims are required to offer Tawaf e Ziyara, also called as Tawafe Ifaadah.

Hajj Day 3 Itinerary

1. Hujjaj will leave Muzdalifa and proceed to Jamarat in Mina to stone the devil.
2. Salat Al Eid will be led around 6 AM in the Haramain Sharifain.
3. Hujjaj will then proceed to Masjid Al Haram to perform Tawaaf Al Ifaadah.

Tawaaf Al Ifaadah or Tawaf e Ziarah is one of the rituals of the annual Hajj pilgrimage. After Tawaf e Ziyarat, pilgrims will again move back to Mina and stay there for the next two or three days.

Tawaf e Ziarah can be performed before or after sacrificing animals.

Arafat Photos

Friday 07:30 PM (Makkah Time): Heart touching videos and images of pilgrims in supplication, seeking forgiveness and mercy from Almighty Allah on Arafat Day are enchanting viewers. In one such video shared by Al Ekhbariya TV, pilgrims are seen crying their hearts out in final moments of their stay in Arafat – the key ritual of Hajj. Watch video:

Friday 02:00 PM (Makkah Time): Delivering the wide-ranging sermon from Masjid-e-Nimra, Sheikh Muhammad bin Abdul Karim Al-Issa said that Islam is a religion of peace and there is only one Allah and Hazrat Muhammad Mustafa (PBUH) is the last prophet.

“Allah is the only one who deserves to be worshipped by the inhabitants of the heavens and the inhabitants of the Earth. He has complete knowledge of everything you conceal and everything you reveal.”

Sheikh Dr. Muhammad bin Abdul Karim Al-Issa

“Respecting and valuing humanity is compulsory for all Muslims,” he further said and added that success lies in fear of Allah Almighty and following his orders.

“The combination of the testimony that only Allah is to be worshipped, along with the testimony that Muhammad (PBUH ) is Allah’s messenger.”

Sheikh Muhammad bin Abdul Karim Al-Issa said that Muslims should exhibit best of the manners as only those who will have good manners will be close to the Holy Prophet (peace be upon him) on the day of judgment.

Friday 12:30 PM (Makkah Time): Sheikh Dr. Muhammad bin Abdul Karim Al-Issa, the pwerful Chief of Muslim World League (MWL), has started delivering the Hajj Semon, also known as Hajj Khutbah, from the pulpit of Masjid Namirah in Arafat.

Meanwhile, hundreds of thousands of pilgrims who reached Arafat from Mina are praying and seeking forgiveness from the Almighty Allah.

Friday 07:30 AM (Makkah Time): After spending the night in Mina, pilgrims are now on their way to Arafat for the Hajj key ritual. Pilgrims started proceeding to Arafat after Fajr prayers Friday.

Youme Arafah or Hajj Day this year coincides with Friday. Many call it Hajj e Akbar. However they do not have any evidence to support and substantiate their claim.

Makkah Governor

[Makkah Governor Prince Khalid Al Faisal, governor of the Makkah region and president of the Central Hajj Committee, Grand Mufti of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, Sheikh Abdulaziz Al-Sheikh and others were present in Masjid Namirah today on July 08, 2022]

Hajj performed on any day of the week is Hajj e Akbar while Umrah is sometimes referred to as Smaller Hajj.

Thursday 07:30 PM (Makkah Time): Chanting Talbiyah - Labbaik Allahumma Labbaik, (Here I am, O God, here I am answering your call), one million pilgrims, in white seamless dress, converged in the Tent City of Mina Thursday July 07, 2022.

The pilgrims started streaming into Mina by foot, on buses and other vehicles from early morning from Makkah and Madinah, as well as from other parts of the Kingdom.

Arafat Today

Mina was sizzling at 44 degrees Thursday that saw pilgrims pouring water over their heads as they marched to the Tent City that has over 160,000 fire-proof tents to accommodate them.

The pilgrims arrived in Mina following the Sunnah of the Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him) to spend the Tarwiyah Day (Watering Day) here before moving on to the plains of Arafat.

The pilgrims will spend tonight in their tents in preparation for tomorrow’s standing on Arafat, which marks the climax of Haj. In Mina, located 7 km north east of the Haram Mosque, they pray Dhuhr, Asr, Magrib, Isha and Fajr prayers.

Mina Today

[Sun set in Mina on Thursday 8th of Dhul Hijjah corresponding to July 07, 2022.]

They shorten Dhuhr, Asr and Isha prayers to two Rakaats, following the tradition of the Prophet (PBUH). When the sun rises tomorrow, pilgrims will move to Arafat where they will pray Dhuhr and Asr shortened and combined at the time of Dhuhr.

The pilgrims will also listen the Hajj Sermon delivered from Masjid Al Namira by Sheikh Muhammad bin Abdul Karim Al-Issa, Gen Sec of Muslim World League (MWL). Watch Video:

Thursday 05:00 PM (Makkah Time): Hundreds of thousands of Muslims of all colours and ethnicities are arriving in Mina even as the Tent City is sizzling at 44 degrees.

Images and photos shared by Okaz Online showed pilgrims, helped by security personnel, pouring cold water over their heads to combat heat and get some relief.

Thursday 03:00 Pm (Makkah Time): Thousands of pilgrims have now proceeded to Mina for the first day of Hajj. The first day of Hajj is known as Yawm al-Tarwiyah (Day of Quenching Thirst).

Mina Heat

[Image source: Okaz Online]

It was given this name because pilgrims were instructed to drink lots of water and fill containers in preparation for Hajj, according to online resource for Haramain Recordings and News.

Thursday 09:00 AM (Makkah Time): Covered in two white sheets and chanting Labbaik Allahumma Labbaik (Here I am O Allah, Here I am), 1 million Muslims from across the world proceed to Mina Thursday as the annual ritual returns after two year hiatus.

Hajj is performed annually to commemorate Prophet Ibrahim, his wife Hager and their noble son Prophet Ismael (May peace be upon all of them). It begins on 8th of Dhul Hijjah - the last month of Islamic Calendar when pilgrims march to Mina for a night stay.

On Thursday after Fajr - morning prayers, pilgrims will proceed to Arafat. Standing on the plains of Arafat is the most important ritual of Hajj.

Mina Live

Over 2.5 million Muslims perform Hajj in normal days. However number of pilgrims was restricted to 1,000 in 2020 and to 60,000 in 2021 because of the Covid-19 pandemic.

The Hajj Ministry in Saudi Arabia increased the tally to 100,000 ( One Million) for this year's Hajj i.e. Hajj 1443 AH.

Hajj Steps

1. Hajj begins with pilgrims wearing ahram – two white sheets, and chanting Talbiyah (Labbaik) proceeding to Mina – around 10 kms from Makkah on 8th day of Dhul Hjjah - the first day of Hajj called The Day of Tarwiyah.

Hajj Live

Pilgrims march to Mina after performing Tawaf Al-Qudum (Tawaf of Arrival). The pilgrims remain in the Tent City for a day and also spend there the night, praying, praying and praying.

2. After Fajr prayers in Mina, pilgrims will proceed to the Plains of Arafat. Standing on the plains of Arafat on 9th of Dhul Hijjah is the key ritual of Hajj. Pilgrims are required to be at Arafat till sun set.

3. At Arafat, Pilgrims combine Zuhr and Asr prayers , and also listen to the Hajj Sermon from Masjid Namirah. The high profile Gen Secretary of Muwlim World League (MWL) Sheikh Dr. Muhammad bin Abdul Karim Al-Issa has been appointed as Khateeb of Hajj 1443.

4. Close to sunset on 9th of Dhul Hijjah the pilgrims will leave for Muzdalifah. Pilgrims should note that they will have to offer Maghreb prayers in Muzdalifah, and not in Arafat.

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5. After spending night at Muzdailfah, pilgrims will in the morning on 10th of Dhul Hijjah proceed to Mina again for stoning of devil and to sacrifice animals. 10th of Dhul Hijjah also mark Eid al Adha.

6. After sacrificing animals, pilgrims will have to go to Makkah and perform Tawaf - circulate the Kaaba seven times (Tawaf e Ziyarat or Ziarah), and then Sa’y between hills of Safa and Marwa. They then drink from Zam-zam well and return to Mina.

7. They will remain in Mina for the next 2 or 3 days, perform stoning of devil again and then return to Masjis Haram in Makkah for Farewell Tawaf. This makes the end of Hajj.


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