Pilgrims leave Mina after five-day stay

Over two million pilgrims on Sunday entered their second Tashriq day during which they continued throwing stones at the devil for the second day and left for Makkah to do Tawaf Al-Wada (farewell circumambulation) and prepare either to go to Madinah or leave for home. The Haj will be officially[…]

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‘Here I am, O Lord here I am’

Chanting “Labbaik Allahumma labbaik (Here I am, O Lord here I am!) around two million pilgrims entered the plain of Arafat Thursday morning to cry and supplicate for the atonement of their sins and hoping for the acceptance of their Haj pilgrimage. All eyes were watery and all lips parched[…]

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Arafat: Its finally here

“It’s organised chaos. But people are moving”. That’s according to Qari Ziyaad Patel who is one of millions of white robed hujjaj making the journey to Arafat this morning. 1.9 million hujjaj are on the famous hill following in the footsteps of noble Prophet Mohamed (PBUH) to perform one of[…]

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Hujjaj arrive at Mina

Pilgrims have started gathering in Mina holy site in preparation for spending the Day of Tarwiyah, as the first day of Haj is called, to read the Qur’an and say their five obligatory prayers. The Day of Tarwiyah is on Wednesday the 8th of Dhul Hijja. The 9th of Dhul[…]

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Hajj focus on air

All roads lead to Mina on Wednesday as VOC brings rolling coverage on the coveted journey of hajj. This year, VOCs hajj theme is “perfect trust in God and reliance on Him alone.” “The theme is about what we can take from the story of not just Nabi Ibrahim (AS)[…]

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Mina spruces up for pilgrims

Mina, which is often referred to as the white city, the city of tents and/or the city of five-day stay is all braced up to receive more than two million pilgrims of whom about 1.8 million have come from different parts of the world. The pilgrims will tomorrow (Wednesday) proceed[…]

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