Pilgrims of the Sacred House of God flock to Mina on the day of Tarwiyah | A homeland tweeting outside the flock


Today, Sunday, pilgrims flocked to Mina to spend the day of Tarwiyah, before heading tomorrow morning, Monday, to stand on Mount Arafat, which represents the greatest pillar in performing the Hajj.

And a video clip monitored by “Watan” showed that the guests of Rahman went to the Shaar of Mina, in preparation for the greatest pillar, in a pilgrimage season that was limited to residents of Saudi Arabia, due to the outbreak of the Corona virus.

Yesterday, Saturday, the pilgrims performed the arrival circumambulation in preparation for the start of the Hajj rituals, after they were divided into small groups in the flock to Makkah Al-Mukarramah, amid strict procedures due to the Corona epidemic.

The Hajj rites are taking place this year 2021 in limited numbers, for the second year in a row, due to the Corona pandemic.

The number of pilgrims this year was limited to about 60,000 Saudis and residents, compared to about 2.5 million in 2019 before the outbreak of the Corona epidemic.

perfusion day

Today, pilgrims head to the Mash’ar Mina (7 kilometers northeast of the Great Mosque of Mecca) to spend the day of Tarwiyah, following the Sunnah of the Messenger of God, may God’s prayers and peace be upon him, before setting off on the next day (the ninth of Dhul-Hijjah) to stand at the level of Arafat.

The name Tarwiyah Day is due to the fact that Prime Time Zone used to drink water on it and carry what they needed.

It is desirable to go to Mina before the meridian, so pilgrims pray there Zuhr, Asr, Maghrib, Isha and Fajr, shortening the four-way prayer without gathering.

precautionary measures

Yesterday, Saturday, the pilgrims performed the pilgrimage to the Grand Mosque in Makkah, amid intensive precautionary measures to prevent the spread of the Corona virus.

The authorities have deployed several security checkpoints on the main roads leading to the Haram in Mecca, while logistical and health preparations are still going on inside the pilgrims’ camps in Mina.

The Ministry of Hajj confirmed that it is following the “highest levels of health precautions” in light of the Covid-19 pandemic and its new variants, as advanced technological means have been applied to ensure the application of social distancing, including the introduction of the Hajj smart card “rites”, and the use of robots to distribute Zamzam water bottles.

A week ago, the Saudi Ministry of Hajj and Umrah announced that the Hajj rites for this season will be limited to only 60,000 citizens and residents inside the Kingdom, with the condition that they receive a vaccine against the Corona virus.

The ministry also stressed, in a statement, the need for those wishing to perform the Hajj rituals to be free of chronic diseases, and to be within the age groups from 18 to 65 years and have the vaccine.

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