Mount of Mercy: Makkah’s  famous religious mountain

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Muslim pilgrims gather on Mount Arafat (also known as Mount of Mercy) during the annual Hajj pilgrimage, outside the holy city of Makkah. (Reuters / Suhaib Salem)
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Muslim pilgrims gather on Mount Arafat (also known as Mount of Mercy) during the annual Hajj pilgrimage, outside the holy city of Makkah. (Photo courtesy: social media)
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Muslim pilgrims gather on Mount Arafat (also known as Mount of Mercy) during the annual Hajj pilgrimage, outside the holy city of Makkah. (SPA)
Updated 10 August 2018
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Mount of Mercy: Makkah’s  famous religious mountain

  • Mount of Mercy (Jabal Al-Rahma) in Arafat is one of the most famous mountains of Makkah
  • The mountain is also known by names such as Mount of Ilal, Tawba, Al-Duaa, Nabat and Al-Qurain

JEDDAH: Pilgrims drop in at the Mount of Mercy (Jabal Al-Rahma) in Arafat before the start of Hajj to take pictures and buy gifts at the site of such religious and historical importance.

One of the most famous mountains of Makkah, it is one of Makkah’s most important attractions. It is located on the road between Makkah and Taif.

Pilgrims stand on the mountain during their Hajj rituals, paying homage to the fact that Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him) stood there and delivered his last sermon.

The pilgrims pray to God, asking for His mercy and forgiveness.

The moutain is covered in small, flat, large-sized, black stones. Located to the east of Mount Arafat, it is 300 meters long with a perimeter of 640 meters. 

It rises 65 meters above the surrounding land and has a seven-meters pillar on top. The mountain is also known by names such as Mount of Ilal, Tawba, Al-Duaa, Nabat and Al-Qurain.

The Commission for the Promotion of Virtue and the Prevention of Vice (CPVPV) in Makkah assigned some of its employees to educate pilgrims on how to conduct themselves at the mountain. Assisted by a number of translators, they alert pilgrims to potential mistakes and violations that could occur at Mount Arafat. 

They also guide pilgrims to perform their Hajj in accordance with the teachings of the Prophet (PBUH). They distribute information leaflets, written in several languages, to help raise their awareness of correct procedures.

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Salman Khan, Cuba Gooding Jr. to host discussions during Saudi Film Festival

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Salman Khan, Cuba Gooding Jr. to host discussions during Saudi Film Festival

  • The six-day celebration of cinema is organized by the Saudi Arabian Society for Culture and Arts
  • The Sharqiah Season, the first of 11 Saudi seasons of entertainment, will run until the end of the month

DHAHRAN: As part of Sharqiah Season in the Eastern Province, the fifth Saudi Film Festival will feature Oscar winner Cuba Gooding Jr. and Indian superstar Salman Khan.
The six-day celebration of cinema is organized by the Saudi Arabian Society for Culture and Arts (SASCA) in partnership with the King Abdulaziz Center for World Culture (Ithra).
Khan recently announced in a video message that he will visit Ithra on Sunday as a guest of the film festival.
“Hello Saudi Arabia, assalamu alaikum,” he said in the video. “See you at Ithra on the 24th of March, InshaAllah.”
The actor is best known for his performances in blockbuster Hindi flicks such as “Bajrangi Bhaijaan”, “Ek Tha Tiger” and its sequel “Tiger Zinda Hai.”
In “An Evening with the Stars,” Khan will talk about his lengthy Bollywood career as both a film star and a producer.
He has starred in more than 80 Bollywood films, and has produced more than 30 via his production company Salman Khan Films.
On Monday, Gooding Jr. will take to the stage to discuss his 30 years of experience as an actor.
The American is best known for his performances in “Jerry Maguire”, “A Few Good Men” and “Men of Honor.”
Gooding Jr. has played more than 85 roles over the course of his career. He won an Oscar for Best Supporting Actor for his role as Rod Tidwell in the 1996 film “Jerry Maguire.”
Tickets to both events, as well as for the film festival as a whole, are available on Ithra’s website.
The Sharqiah Season, the first of 11 Saudi seasons of entertainment, will run until the end of the month, with more than 83 activities in nine cities.