Saudi King Salman bin Abdulaziz greeted the Muslim nation for Eid al-Adha via Twitter and voiced his joy that the Saudi kingdom can serve God’s guests.
“I hope God will accept the pilgrim’s pilgrimage. May every year find you in good health,” he added.
King Salman arrived in Mina on Thursday evening to oversee services that have been put in place for pilgrims during Hajj.
Around two million pilgrims gathered in Mina to follow in the footsteps of noble Prophet Mohamed to perform one of the key pillars of the Hajj.
The pilgrims stood at Mount Arafat until sunset on the ninth day of the Hijri month Dhu’l-Hijjah.
Mount Arafat is the place where the prophet Muhammad gave one of his last famous sermons on Islam and Allah.
After the Day of Arafat comes the beginning of Eid ul-Adha.