Mina, seven kilometres east of the Masjid al-Haram is where Hajj pilgrims sleep overnight on the 8th, 11th, 12th (and some even on the 13th) of Dhul Hijjah. It contains the Jamarat, the three stone pillars which are pelted by pilgrims as part of the rituals of Hajj.
Millions of Muslims this week flock to Islam’s holiest city of Makkah to perform the annual hajj pilgrimage. Being the fifth pillar of Islam, hajj or the act of making a pilgrimage is a mandatory religious duty for Muslims. Adult Muslims are required to perform hajj at least once in lifetime if they have the physical and financial ability.
When completing the tawaf prayer in Ibrahim's position, you must go to "Masa" which is the space between the mountains of Safa and Marwa (it encompasses about 1/4 mile). "Run" between those two mountains seven times. Start at the top of Safa. Part of the path is at the level of Kaaba where you should do the "harwala".
Since many pilgrims are ignorant of the rituals of Hajj in Muzdalifah and thus many mistakes are made in this ritual, we would like to alert people to that in the following points: 1. Spending the night of the Day of Nahr (the 10 th day of Thul-Hijjah) in Muzdalifah is one of the Hajj obligations.
However, Islamic scholars suggest Hajj should signify a Muslim's religious commitment, and should not be a measurement of their social status. Hajj brings together and unites the Muslims from different parts of the world irrespective of their race, colour, and culture, which acts as a symbol of equality.