Azerbaijani pilgrims climb Mount Arafat for peak of Hajj - PHOTO

Azerbaijani pilgrims climb Mount Arafat for peak of Hajj - PHOTO The pilgrims will go to Muzdalifah tonight
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August 31, 2017 14:32
Azerbaijani pilgrims climb Mount Arafat for peak of Hajj - PHOTO

Baku. 31 August. REPORT.AZ/ The pilgrims left Azerbaijan for Saudi Arabia to perform Hajj, currently are in Arafat plain.

Report informs citing the Caucasian Muslims Office (CMO), starting from last night, Azerbaijani pilgrims started to leave hotels for Arafat, prayed there and entered ihram.

According to information, Azerbaijani pilgrims are in good health: "Unlike previous years, higher, neat and clean tents installed for pilgrims. Air conditioning available in each tent, and the conditions are very good. Pilgrims will be in Arafat plain from Dhuhr (midday) prayer till Maghrib (sunset) prayer. Then, they will leave for Muzdalifah. It is an open, level area. Pilgrims will pray till the dawn, then go to Mina and stone devils. The distance is about 3 km. Then they will sacrifice animals, cut their hair and nails and complete their pilgrimages".  

Notably, the pilgrims will stay on Mount Arafat from dawn until dusk, spending the day praying and reciting the Quran.

The pilgrims' snow-white garments symbolize equality, religious unity and the pursuit of spiritual renewal.