Pilgrims head to Muzdalifah after spending the day in Arafat

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Pilgrims depart from Arafat as sunset approaches. (AN Photo/Essam Al-Ghalib)
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The sun sets over Arafat, ending the second day of the Hajj. (SPA)
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The sun sets over Arafat, ending the second day of the Hajj. (SPA)
Updated 10 August 2019

Pilgrims head to Muzdalifah after spending the day in Arafat

  • In Muzdalifah, they will pray the Maghrib and Isha prayers and gather the pebbles for the stoning rituals that start Sunday
  • Muslims who are not participating in Hajj this year will celebrate Eid Al-Adha on Sunday

ARAFAT: Pilgrims headed towards Muzdalifah after sunset on Saturday, in preparation for the third day of Hajj on Sunday.

On Saturday, pilgrims sought forgiveness from God at Arafat before making the next part of their journey.

In Muzdalifah, they will pray the Maghrib and Isha prayers and gather the pebbles that they will need to carry out the stoning rituals on Sunday, Monday, and Tuesday.

Pilgrims will spend the night in the open in Muzdalifah, before heading for Mina on Sunday morning before sunrise.

Muslims who are not participating in Hajj this year will celebrate Eid Al-Adha on Sunday.


Saudi foreign minister calls for ‘transparent and independent’ Beirut explosion investigation

Updated 23 min 52 sec ago

Saudi foreign minister calls for ‘transparent and independent’ Beirut explosion investigation

  • Prince Faisal bin Farhan told an emergency donors conference that Saudi Arabia stands with Lebanon
  • Minister condemns 'destructive hegemony' of Hezbollah, which has history of storing explosive materials among civilians

RIYADH: Saudi Arabia called for a transparent and independent investigation into the Beirut explosion, the Kingdom’s foreign minister said on Sunday.
Prince Faisal bin Farhan told an emergency donors conference that Saudi Arabia stands with Lebanon. He described the explosion that killed more than 150 people as “horrific.”

Prince Faisal said strong state institutions that work for the interests of the Lebanese people are vital to the reform required to guarantee Lebanon's political and economic future.
“The continued destructive hegemony of the terrorist organization Hezbollah worries us all, and we all know this organization’s history of using explosive materials and storing them among civilians in several Arab and European countries and in north and south America.”
“Lebanon is in dire need of comprehensive and urgent political and economic reform to ensure that this terrible disaster will not occur again,” he said.

He added that four planes carrying Saudi aid have arrived in Beirut.
The King Salman Humanitarian Aid and Relief Center (KSRelief) has provided 290 tons of medical equipment, food supplies and housing materials.

The conference was hosted by French President Emmanuel Macron.