Saturday, January 5, 2013

Stoning of the Jamarat at Mina

From Muzdalifah, the pilgrims come to Mina for Stoning of the Jamarāt or Stoning of the Devil. They fling pebbles at three walls, called Jamarāt. The stoning is performed on the day of Eid al-Adha, and two or three days after. Until 2004 the three Jamarāt  were tall pillars. After the 2004 Hajj, Saudi authorities replaced the pillars with 26 m (85 ft) long walls for safety. The names of three jamarāt are:  the smallest jamrah (aj-jamrah aṣ-ṣughrā‎), the middle jamrah (aj-jamrah al-wusṭā), and the largest jamrah or Jamrah of Aqaba (aj-jamrah al-kubrā ).

Another View of Jamart at Mina

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