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Hajj Pilgrimage Continues

Hajj Pilgrimage Continues in Mecca as Muslims Observe Eid Al Adha Holiday

July, 31, 2020 - TEHRAN (Tasnim) – Muslim pilgrims took part in the symbolic ‘stoning of the devil’ at the Jamarat Bridge in Mina, near Makkah, which marks the final major rite of the Hajj.

The Hajj pilgrimage continued in the Muslim holy city of Mecca on Friday. Today marks the start of Eid Al Adha, the festival of sacrifice, amid severe restrictions due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

The third day, known as 'yawm-ul hajj al-akbar' (the big hajj day), sees pilgrims celebrating the Eid al-Adha holiday and performing a symbolic stoning of the devil by throwing seven pebbles at the largest of three columns known as Jamarat in Muzdalifah.

Visitors at the mosque appeared to be following restrictions, wearing masks and adhering to social distancing guidelines during prayer.

This year, the world's biggest gathering of Muslims has been limited to fewer than 10,000 people, compared to the more than two million that usually take part in the pilgrimage.

Saudi Arabia has registered just over 270,000 confirmed cases of coronavirus according to Johns Hopkins University data.


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