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Hajj 2015

Hajj 2015

HAJJ 2015 (1436 H) has been performed from 08 ZH 1436 H till 13 ZH 1436 H (23 Sep 2015 to 28 Sep 2015). Eid ul Azha @ 10 ZH was on 25 Sep 2015.

Hajj Day # 1: 08 ZH 1436 H (23 Sep 2015 – Wednesday):

Today is “Yum-e-Tarvia” (Day of Tarvia). The Manasik of 1428th Hajj of Islamic History have started. More than 1.4 million muslims from all over the world, are arriving today in Mina camps before Zuhur prayer. Here in Mina they will offer five prayers; Zuhur, Asar, Myghrib, Isha and Fajar prayers. Among 13,74,206 foreign Hajis (also called Hujjaj), the highest number is of those Indonesian Hajis 1,68,800 then Pakistani Hajis on second number 1,43,000. For security, 5000 camera have been installed and 100,000 security guard have been deployed. For emergency medical services, Saudi government established helpline 937. First return flight will take off on 27 Sep 2015.
Hajj Day # 2: 09 ZH 1436 H (24 Sep 2015 – Thursday):

Today is “Yum-e-Arfa” (Day of Arfa), Hajis today traveled to Arafat (by train or by bus) to perform the greatest member of Hajj i.e. “Waqoof Arfa” (Stay in plain of Arfat). Jabal Rehmat (Mountain of Mercy) is also located in plain of Arafat.

Today Hajis heard Hajj khutba (lecture) in Masjid Namra. Mufti Azam Sheikh Abdul Aziz delivered Hajj khutba in Masjid Namra. It was his continuous 35th Khtuba Hajj.

After hearing Khutba, Muslims offered Salat of Zuhur and Asar simultaneously in plain of Arafat. In the time between Asar and Maghrib prayer, Hajis performed “Waqof-e-Arfa” to ask prayers to Allah, begged for mercy and forgiveness of their sins. Atmosphere echoed by voices of “Labbaik Allah humma Labbaik”.

At sunset, Hajis left plain of Arafat without offering Maghrib paryer. They then moved towards Muzdalifa for night stay and worship there. After reaching Muzdalifa, Hajis offered Salat of Maghrib and Isha in one session, then they picked pebbles and performed night stay, worshipped & prayed below open sky in Muzdalifa.

Cover of Khana Kaba was changed today. Today after Fajar prayer, Khana Kaba was bathed with Arq-e-Gulab and Zam Zam water, after which cover was changed.

On orders of Khadam-al-Harmain Sharifain King Salman Bin Abdul Aziz, the injured of crane accidents are performing Hajj with 34 special ambulances, reached from Medina, all nurses and medical staff would accompany them till completion of Hajj. All Pakistani Hajis in government scheme will travel by train from Mina tesnt city to Arafat plain. This 18 km distance will be covered in just 15 minutes.Light rain in Mina has made weather pleasant.


Hajj Day # 3: 10 ZH 1436 H (25 Sep 2015 – Friday):

Today is “Yum-e-Nahar” (Day of Sacrifice), and also “ 1st Yum-e-Rami” (1st Day of Rami). It is Eid ul Azha for Muslims in Saudi Arabia and neighboring countries.

Today Hajis passed a busy day. After Fajar prayer, they performed “Waqoof-e-Muzdalifa” (Stay at Muzdalifa for prayer and worship) and then returned to Mina to place back their luggage in Mina camp. Then they went to Jamrat to stone big Satan with 7 pebbles (they may also go directly from Muzdalifa to Jamrat depending on location of their Mina camp), sacrificed animals as thanks in Hajj (Sacrifice may be offered by Islamic development bank, or self-arrangements, or committees already formed by fellow Hajis in Mina camps), and then shaved their head to open Ihram dress and got relief from restrictions of Ihram.

Now they may go to Makkah to perform Twaf Ziarat (though it may also be performed following day), they circled Kaba seven times, offered two nwafil at Maqam-e-Ibrahim, they performed Sae of Safa Marwa in memory of Bibi Hajira and then returned to their Mina camps.

Governor Makkah Prince Khalid Al Faisal also performed Hajj.

A Stampede occured at Mina during Rami. Some Hajis returned at wrong way and hit the opposite stream of Hajis, resilting in Stampede. 717 Hajis martyred and 863 injured including Pakistani Hajis. According to Saudi Civil Defence authority, at junction of Mina street 204 and 223, near Maktab 93, where majority of Algerian Hajis stayed. After Stampede, Rami halted for 3 hours. Some ca,ps also caught fire but quickly controlled.


Hajj Day # 4: 11 ZH 1436 H (26 Sep 2015 – Saturday):

Today is “ 2nd Yum-e-Rami” (2nd Day of Rami). Today Hajis went to Jamrat to stone all three satans (devils) in Mina. Those Hajis who couldn’t perform Twaf-e-Ziarat yesterday, they went to Makkah to perform Twaf-e-Ziarat. After Twaf-e-Ziarat, they then returned to Mina to pass night there.


Hajj Day # 5: 12 ZH 1436 H (27 Sep 2015 – Sunday):

Today is “3rd Yum-e-Rami” (3rd Day of Rami). Today Hajis again went to Jamrat to perform symbolic stoning of three satans (devils) in Mina. Then all Manasik Hajj (except Twaf-e-Wida, to be performed just before leaving Makkah) completed and return of Hajis to Makkah in their residences and hotels started today.

Note 1: Those Hajis who wanted to earn additional (optional) blessing, they maintained their stay in Mina today and passed night there. They will perform Rami following day in Mina before returning to their residences / hotels in Makkah.

Note 2: But if any Haji today couldn’t leave Mina till sunset, then he would have to pass full night in Mina camp and will perform Rami (stoning of three satans in Jamrat) next day, after which they may return to Makkah.

Note 3: Those Hajis who couldn’t perform Twaf-e-Ziarat even yesterday, today was their last chance to go to Makkah and perform Twaf-e-Ziarat around Kaba. Failing to do so would cancel Hajj.


Hajj Additional Optional Day: 13 ZH 1436 H (28 Sep 2015 – Monday):

Hajj 2015 had completed yesterday, and many Hajis returned to Makkah / their residences. However, today is optional and last day of Hajj Rami (stoning of three pillars representing satans in Jamrat, Mina). It is for those Hajis who stayed in Mina yesterday till sunset.

Today all remaining Hajis, after Rami, left Mina and Manasik Hajj of all Hajis completed today.

Today was also 3rd last day of Eid al-Adha for Muslims all over the world. The end of the Hajj is marked by the three-day celebration of Eid al-Adha, an important religious holiday celebrated by Muslims worldwide. The days of Eid are days reserved for remembrance, eating and drinking.

So far, it has been verified that 36 Pakistani, 131 Iranian, 87 Moroccan, 14 Indian and 4 Turk Hajis are reportedly martyred at Mina stampede. Total 769 martyres have been reported. Prime Minister of Pakistan Nawaz Sharif asked Minitry of Religious Affairs, Pakistan to establish special call center to respond to inquiries about martyred and missing Hajis. Saudi King Salman stated that; in future to prevent such events, Saudi Government will revise Hajj Plan.