| GEO World|
| Hajj pilgrims leave Makkah for Mina|
| Updated at: 1055 PST, Saturday, December 06, 2008|
MAKKAH MUKARRAMA: Hajj pilgrims in their first phase of Manasik-e-Hajj have started arriving Mina after ‘Fajar’ (morning) prayers today.
Millions of Hajj pilgrims, who had arrived in this holy city here, after their stay and offering Namaz-e-Fajar, now moving towards the city of tents Mina, where they are being placed by their Muallameen for stay in their allotted fireproof tents. This process of Hajj pilgrims’ arrival from Makkah and getting accommodation in tents at Mina would continue until late evening. The pilgrims would offer Zuhar, Asar, Maghrib and Esha prayers in the historical mosque, Masjid-e-Khaif here and would pass night in repentance and remorse with ‘Takbir o Tahleel’. The Hajj pilgrims would gather at Maidan-e-Arafat for performing the topmost and key-ritual Waqoof-e-Arafat tomorrow, the 9th of Zil Hajj.