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Stay at Mina during the Hajj

by Ady Grewal Content writer
Mina is located from east of Al-Haram where pilgrims of Hajj sleep overnight on the 8th, 11th, and 12th of Dhul Hijjah. Mina also contains Jamarat (three pillars upon throwing stones) where pilgrims perform the compulsory ritual of Hajj to throw the stones on them. Mina is actually, the place where Prophet Ibrahim (AS) took his son for slaughtering by Divine’s order.

And pilgrims who go for Hajj through cheapest Hajj packages 2020, it is mandatory for them to stay three nights and slaughter their animals to recall the memory of Prophet Ibrahim (AS). Moreover, pilgrims also throw the stones on Jamarat as it is also the memory of Prophet Ismael (AS) when he threw the stones three times because Satan wanted to astray from Divine’s order regarding rendering devotion. 
The actual meaning of Mina is ‘to flow’ as it is here that the blood of sacrificial animals flows during the day of Eid ul Azha. While the Farewell Pilgrimage (Hajjat-ul-Wada) the Muslims had brought with them 100 camels for sacrifice. On the 10th Dhul Hijjah, the Prophet (ﷺ) threw the stones the Jamarat and went back to his camp in Mina where he sacrificed 63 of the camels. Ali (RA) slaughtered the remaining 37 camels and the Prophet (ﷺ) instructed that a part of each camel is cooked and served to him and his Companions as well. 

And bout Mina the Holy Quran says in Surah Baqara, “And recall Allah during [explicit] numbered days. Then whoever rushes [his departure] in two days – there is no sin upon him, and whoever postpones [until the third] – there is no sin upon him – for him who fears Allah and knows that unto Him you will be gathered.” [2:203]

And about Jamarat it is narrated by al-Bukhari (1748) and Muslim (1296).

Reported from Ibn ‘Umar (RA) that he would stone al-Jamrah al-Dunya (the Jamrah near the Khayf mosque) with seven pebbles, saying takbeer after every throw. Then he would come forward until he reached the level ground where he would stand facing the Qiblah, and he took stand for a long time, offering Dua’ by raising his hands. Then he threw a stone the middle pillar and moved towards the left to the middle ground, where he took facing the Qiblah. He remained there for a long time offering Dua’ by raising his hands. Then he threw stone Jamarat al-‘Aqabah from the center of the valley, but he did not take stand beside it. Then he left and said: I did so, because of observing Prophet ﷺ. 

Therefore pilgrims from the UK must consult to Registered Hajj and Umrah Travel Agents in the London UK as they are best guided by them to perform each rite of Hajj. Pilgrims can also visit through them cave in Mina known as the ‘Cave of Mursalaat’ as this was where the Prophet (ﷺ) was when Surah Mursalaat was revealed to him.

After the sacrificing of camels, the Prophet (ﷺ) called for a barber in order to shave his head. Abu Bakr (RA) stated later on the difference between the Khalid bin Waleed before he embraced Islam (when he was a bitter enemy of the Muslims) and the Khalid (RA) who now said, “O Messenger of Allah, they forelock! Give it unto none but me, my father and my mother be thy ransom!” And when the Prophet (ﷺ) gave it to him he pushed it respectfully touching his eyes and lips. It is described that Khalid bin Waleed (RA) used to keep this hair in his helmet.


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