Hajj 2017: 2 million Muslim pilgrims pray at plains of Arafat - NIGERIAN TRIBUNE (press release) (blog)

About two million Muslim pilgrims from around the world converged on the plains of Arafat on Thursday to mark the climax of 2017 Hajj rite. The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that no fewer than 81, 000 Nigerian pilgrims are part of the gathering.

Muslim pilgrims in Muzdalifa prepare for haj's final stages - Reuters

MUZDALIFA, Saudi Arabia (Reuters) - Two million Muslims gathered at Mount Arafat on Thursday for a vigil to atone for their sins, then descended to Muzdalifa to prepare for the final stages of the annual haj pilgrimage. Pilgrims clad in white robes ...

2 Million Muslim Pilgrims Mark Highlight of Annual Hajj in Saudi Arabia - Voice of America

Around two million Muslim pilgrims have marked the high point of the hajj — the annual Islamic pilgrimage to Mecca — by ascending Mount Arafat in Saudi Arabia. Saudi security forces remain on high alert, amid a variety of internal and external ...

Iran hajj pilgrims torn between joy, bitter memories - Kuwait Times

MECCA: Reza from Iran is torn between the joy of taking part in this year's annual hajj pilgrimage to Islam's holiest sites and bitter memories of the 2015 stampede that killed hundreds of his compatriots. Iranian pilgrims stayed away from the 2016 ...

2 Million Pilgrims Arrive in Makkah to Perform Hajj - New Kerala

JEDDAH, Saudi Arabia, August 31, 2017 : With the annual Hajj pilgrimage having officially started, the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia has announced the arrival of 2 million pilgrims to the Holy City of Makkah. Saudi Arabia shoulders the responsibility of ...

Three Ghanaian Hajj pilgrims die in Mecca - Citifmonline

Three Ghanaian Muslim Hajj pilgrims performing the Islamic spiritual exercise have died in Mecca, Saudi Arabia. Confirming the incident to Citi News, the Deputy Communications Director for the Hajj Board, Hajia Marian Cissey, noted that “so far we have ...

Hajj 2017: Incredible images show two million Muslims from around the world gather at peak of pilgrimage - Evening Standard

Incredible images show two million Muslims gathering at Mount Arafat for the most important day of the Hajj pilgrimage. Dressed in white, a massive crowd from more than 160 countries congregated near Saudi Arabia's Mecca for the second day of the ...