Saturday, December 30, 2006

Hajj 1427 report - Day 2

By A Matin

Mina, KSA - Pilgrims reached the tent city of Mina and spent the day in preparation for the 'Day of Arafah'. Traditionally, the stay at Mina was used to rest the camels and quench their thirst. However, as no camels are used anymore, the pilgrims utilised the time to refresh themselves and stocked up on supplies. The Saudi authorities have mounted a huge logistical operation to ensure that the pilgrims dont face any difficulties in the coming days. Their efforts will be tested in the next few days especially during the ritual of `Stoning the devil' when pilgrims throw pebbles at a wall symbolizing the devil where Patriarch Abraham & his family were tempted by Satan.

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