Muzdalifah, Mecca - Nearly 2.5 million Hajj pilgrims from around the world stayed overnight in Muzdalifah after gathering at Mount Arafat on Saturday where they stood in prayer from noon to sunset in one of the most important days of the Islamic calendar.
One of the first few pilgrims have already made the 8 km walk from Mount Arafat to Muzdalifah. In a few hours once the sun sets, this area will fill with 2.4 million people. pic.twitter.com/gq9yRC63Dg— Ismaeel Naar (@ismaeelrn) August 10, 2019
The Maghrib (sunset) call to prayer has begun. We’ll now see pilgrims make their way to Muzdalifah where they’ll stay overnight in the open air. Women, children and the elderly will make their way to Mina starting at midnight while the rest will start moving at dawn prayers. pic.twitter.com/w8U6Ehgqyv— Ismaeel Naar (@ismaeelrn) August 10, 2019
Steady stream of people still making their way to #Muzdalifah from #Arafat with 5 more ours to go. This is what the largest gathering of humans on earth looks like. #Hajj2019 #Mecca pic.twitter.com/0WpRircjH5— Ismaeel Naar (@ismaeelrn) August 10, 2019