Pilgrims flock to Mina and Grand Mosque to perform rituals of day of sacrifice

Almost 2.5 million pilgrims flocked to the holy site of Mina on Sunday morning, 10th Dhu'l Hijjah, to perform the rituals of the first day of Eid al-Adha (feast of sacrifice).

The pilgrims are flowing smoothly, with the Saudi security implementing the traffic plan for Eid al-Adha, to manage the roads between the Grand Mosque and Mina, according to schedules prepared in advance.

The pilgrims perform the symbolic stoning of the devil at the Jamarat al-Agaba in Mina today, then they perform the rites of the day of sacrifice, where they begin to slaughter their sacrificial animals (also known as Hady), before shaving their heads, and making Tawaf (circumvolution) around the Kaaba and Sa'e (travel back and forth) between Safa and Marwah in the Makkah Grand Mosque.

After that, the pilgrims continue to complete their Hajj rituals while staying in Mina during the days of Tashreeq, to stone the devil at the three Jamarats, starting with the small one and finish with the large Jamarat.

The Government of Saudi Arabia has been keen to provide all the services needed by pilgrims to do their rituals on the day of sacrifice. In Makkah, the Ministry of Health has allocated two hospitals, Ajyad Hospital, and Al-Haram Emergency Hospital, in addition to emergency centers and ambulance teams spread across the Haram yards, to receive the emergency cases of the pilgrims.

Source: International Islamic News Agency