Around 2.5 million faithful to perform Hajj today

Around 2.5 million faithful from around the globe are performing Hajj today.


They will leave for Waqoof-e-Arafat today which is the Rukan-e-Azam of Hajj. The Hujjaj including 143, 368 Pakistanis spent Tuesday night at Mina under the open sky.

The pilgrims will listen to the Hajj sermon to be delivered by the grand Mufti of Saudi Arabia at Masjid-e-Nimra.

At mount Arafat, they will pray and recite from the Quran.

After sunset, the pilgrims will leave for Muzdalifah located half-way between Arafat and Mina, where they will stay for a night and offer prayers.

About one hundred thousand police have been deployed to secure pilgrimage sites.

Pakistani government has also made sufficient arrangements including medical and transport facilities for their pilgrims.