Security authorities organized the roads and guided pilgrims in order to ensure their safe passage (AP) Security authorities organized the roads and guided pilgrims in order to ensure their safe passage (AP)

More than 2 million Muslims flock to Mecca for Hajj

Sat, Aug. 10, 2019
CAIRO – 10 August 2019: More than two million pilgrims have covered Mount Arafat with white as Hajj (Pilgrimage) approached its peak on Saturday.

Security authorities organized the roads and guided pilgrims in order to ensure their safe passage, the Saudi state news agency reported.

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The second day of Hajj is known as the Day of Arafat when the pilgrims travel to the mountain. (Arab News/ Ali Khamg)

Various Saudi government sectors have also offered hair, catering and medical services to worshippers.

Hajj is an Islamic pilgrimage that takes the faithful along a path traversed by Prophet Muhammad (PBUH) some 1,400 years ago.

On Friday, pilgrims circled the the holy Kaaba in Mecca, Islam’s holiest site.

Last year, 2.4 million people took part in the hajj.

Hajj pilgrims arrived at Mina late on Friday where they remained in the city until sunrise on the second day of Hajj and then traveled to Mount Arafat an area about 20 kilometers (12 miles) east of Mecca.
 
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